NFL News and Notes: Eagles Sign Peters
With training camps opening in just a matter of weeks, the NFL seems to be fully committed to playing a full season despite the threats of the coronavirus pandemic.
While the threat of outbreaks looms, teams are actively putting the finishing touches on their rosters and preparing to head into the upcoming season. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the biggest news stories from the last week.
Peters Signs With Eagles
It appears that Jason Peters is heading back to the Philadelphia Eagles, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The agreement is for one year and $6 million.
While he has spent most of his career at tackle, the Eagles plan to utilize the 38-year-old at right guard to replace Brandon Brooks, who tore his Achilles in June.
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Despite his advanced age, Pro Football Focus ranked him as the sixth-best tackle in 2019. The Eagles hope that they can get solid production at guard from Peters as FanDuel.com gives them the eighth-best shot to win the Super Bowl this year with a moneyline at +1900.
Extension For Henry
Derrick Henry surprisingly was able to come to an agreement with the Tennessee Titans on an extension on the final day before having to accept the franchise tag. The deal is reportedly for four years and $50 million.
Last season, with Tennessee, Henry rushed 303 times for 1,540 yards and 16 touchdowns. All three of those were career highs for him. He also caught 18 receptions for 206 yards and another two scores.
Henry was an absolute bruiser last year in both the regular season and the playoffs. In three playoff games last year, he rushed 83 times for 446 yards and two touchdowns.
According to FanDuel.com, the Titans currently sit at +3000 to win the Super Bowl while Henry sits at +5000 to win the NFL MVP this year.
Clowney Still Available, But Who Will Pay Up?
One of the biggest free agents on the defensive side is still looking for a home. After a solid season with the Seattle Seahawks, Jadeveon Clowney still has not found anywhere to call home for the upcoming season.
At the beginning of the offseason, Clowney was looking for upwards of $20 million per season. However, as no one has come close to offering that amount, it is likely that the defensive end will have to be willing to lower his asking price and possibly even settle for a one-year deal.
Last season, with Seattle, Clowney had 31 tackles, three sacks, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries (one for a touchdown) and one interception (that also went for a touchdown). At just 27, Clowney could help a defense, but the question is who is willing to take on the salary demands?
The Cleveland Browns have shown interest and have submitted an offer, but the interest doesn’t appear to be mutual. Seattle also has a need, but they may be waiting for the price tag to come down.
For Clowney, he has said that his preferred destinations are Dallas or New Orleans, but it appears that at least one of those destinations has ruled him out. According to Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Clowney is off of Dallas’ radar.
With training camps set to open at the end of the month, time is running out on getting a deal done, making Clowney an interesting name to monitor over the coming weeks.
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