Fifty-five years ago was the last time the Philadelphia Eagles won a championship. As Al Morganti said recently, :If you’re afraid to take risks, go sit in your bed and watch somebody else win something.” Tonight, the fate of the Philadelphia Eagles will be decided. The state of Hawaii will sure be watching…
5:52 PM: The Eagles are reportedly the main team involved with the Titans in trade talks. The Eagles need to trade Bradford to add value to any package, whether that’s to Cleveland for a first round pick, or to the Titians in the mega deal.
No deal can really be consummated until Tampa Bay takes James Winston. Despite reports leaking last night that players are informed Winston would be selected, the league is still waiting until the last minute to divulge their final hands in the Mariota poker game.
Another note: reporters quoting “league sources” saying Mariota to Philly is a “pipe dream” is an absolute joke. It would be like asking one of the ugly sisters whether or not Cinderella can get a date to the ball: nobody knows how far Chip Kelly will go.
5:59 PM: Ed Werder of ESPN has tweeted:
— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) April 30, 2015
This would pull back speculation that the Eagles are trying to move to the first overall pick. Only Tennessee has expressed interest in Bradford, meaning that it would be hard to deal with Tampa. Consider the first overall pick a no-go for the Eagles.
6:11 PM: Mama, there goes that man…
There seems to be a consensus that Chip Kelly is in "will not be stopped" mode.
— Matthew Chastain (@MattChastain_) April 30, 2015
6:12 PM: NFL Network’s Albert Breer reports that DE Fletcher Cox, ILB Mychal Kendricks, and G Evan Mathis are on the trade block.
Also, update on speculation that the Eagles are trading to the first pick: many feel the Eagles themselves are leaking this to gain leverage against Tennessee.
6:18 PM: Tone of Twitter-verse says that Eagles are really being dragged along by Titans. Philly seeming desperate, and Tennessee trying to loot them of every possible penny.
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— Eagles Nation (7-9) (@PHLEaglesNation) April 30, 2015
San Diego officially out!
We can officially move on. Philip Rivers has been told by the #Chargers he won't be traded. Extension talks ongoing.
— Kevin Acee (@sdutKevinAcee) April 30, 2015
6:40 PM: Oh, you right Eliot:
Tebow just walked by from downstairs. Chip getting that last minute prayer in. #Eagles
— Eliot Shorr-Parks (@EliotShorrParks) April 30, 2015
7:25 PM: NFL Network’s Mark Sessler says Browns wish list is WR DeVante Parket and DT Danny Shelton.
7:29 PM: Bov Holtzman of ESPN reports that the Bears and Titans have talked; however, Titans are not interested in QB Jay Cutler.
Titans still emphasizing that they want to remain in top half of first round.
7:52 PM: Perhaps the biggest Tweet of the night:
Everything I've heard is that Philly's offer to Tennessee is very substantial. Still seems like the sweet spot to me
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) April 30, 2015
7: 59 PM: Here we go…
What package are #Eagles talking about to go to No. 1 or No. 2? Two 1st rounders, a 3rd rounder, Fletcher Cox, Boykin, Kendricks, more. Wow.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 30, 2015
8:00 PM: The 2015 NFL Draft is now open!
8:11 PM: With the 1st pick, the Buccaneers select QB James Winston.
8:16 PM: Oh, no
Titans source indicates Tennessee will NOT be trading its second-overall pick: "Feeling solid." Tick, tock.
— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) May 1, 2015
8:21 PM: With the 2nd pick, the Titans select QB Marcus Mariota.
8:25 PM: Titans could still trade Mariota, per a few sources.
8:28 PM: Jay Glazer says offered Bradford, two 1st rounders, and another player for the first pick.
With the 3rd pick, the Jaguars select DE Dante Fowler.
8:30 PM: Major source still holding out hope…
I don't believe the Marcus Mariota Sweepstakes are over…Stay tuned
— Joel Klatt (@joelklatt) May 1, 2015