ESPN’s Clayton: Eagles Locking Up Own Talent No. 4 Move of Offseason
The Philadelphia Eagles’ main focus entering the offseason was to lock up their own guys and making the players feel they were appreciated by management. De Facto general manager Howie Roseman did just that, bringing back players like Vinny Curry, Sam Bardford, Malcolm Jenkins, Lane Johnson, Zach Ertz and Brent Celek to Philadelphia.
ESPN analyst John Clayton thinks that Philly locking up its own talent was one of the best moves of the offseason, ranking it as the fourth-best move of the offseason.
Philadelphia Eagles general manager Howie Roseman has done the best of any front-office executive in investing in home-grown talent. He spent $159 million in contracts on tackle Lane Johnson, tight ends Zach Ertz and Brent Celek and defensive end Vinny Curry. Sometime before training camp, he probably will strike a deal for defensive lineman Fletcher Cox. The Eagles hit it big in the 2012 and 2013 drafts, and that should reflect on the field this year under new coach Doug Pederson.
Another move that Clayton mentioned was the Titans adding talent around Marcus Marriota, adding DeMarco Murray.