Will Eagles trade Nick Foles? Howie Roseman NFL Combine takeaways

Annette Crawford
March 2, 2018

Personnel changes are far from the only turnover the Eagles will have this season. Before coming to the Eagles, Jones spent one season with the Houston Texans.

"We will try to be active and get more picks, but you can't demand it from one of the other 31 teams and say, 'Hey we don't have a third round pick, can we please have one?'" said Roseman. We want to continue to be in a position to get better, and we're going to have to make tough choices.

"It's not like we can just bring the band back together and expect the same results", Roseman allowed.

The Philadelphia Eagles are still undoubtedly riding high after their Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots.

Pederson said he doesn't know Foles' preference at this point. At the least, the team will confer with Foles and his representatives to see what he is thinking.

The deal reached Tuesday keeps Gilliam off the free-agent market next month and under contract through 2019. "As a whole, our team doesn't come back until April 16".

TAKEAWAY: Roseman has never been shy about wheeling and dealing, especially on draft night, but his comments here shed a light on how the team operates inside the war room during the draft. "We're not just doing things because of the cap situation". There is some heavy-duty lifting to be done to get the salary cap house in order, to prepare a plan of attack for free agency and for a way to maximize a draft in which the Eagles have, at the moment, only six draft picks.

"Jay is an explosive guy", Eagles executive vice president Howie Roseman said at the NFL Scouting Combine on Wednesday. "It's just the nature of the beast".

Gilliam's return gives the 49ers needed depth in the offseason as starting right tackle Trent Brown recovers from shoulder surgery. But it's unknown how the Eagles will fill the gaps.

Gilliam joined San Francisco last offseason as a free agent and played in the first eight games with one start before being placed on injured reserve with a knee injury. Truly, Donnie Jones will be missed as an Eagle and in the National Football League.

Roseman's shallow pockets will keep him from making any signing of the "splash" variety in free agency, but he still can add worthwhile value with his limited budget if he chooses to target Solder. "Then when you look going forward, you realize that every starter, except I think [LB] Nigel Bradham, is under contract for this coming year, and they've really positioned themselves pretty darn well".

"Brandon is an unbelievable player, an unbelievable person", Roseman said.

Fresh off of a Super Bowl victory, the Eagles punter announced his retirement from the National Football League on Tuesday.

What they're not going to do, Roseman insisted, is hold a veteran fire sale. "We understand that nothing is given to us in 2018". Roseman, however, insisted Wednesday he's not going to sell off talented players just to make the cap work.

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