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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:43 pm 
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Eagles won't put franchise tag on Foles

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The Philadelphia Eagles will not place the franchise tag on quarterback Nick Foles, general manager Howie Roseman said Wednesday.

"We're going to let Nick Foles be a free agent," Roseman said at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis. "He deserves an opportunity to lead a team."

Foles' primary objective this offseason was to find a team he could call his own after two noteworthy seasons -- and one Super Bowl MVP trophy -- as Carson Wentz's backup.

Foles opted out of his contract with the Eagles by paying them back $2 million in February.

"I would love to lead a team," Foles said at the close of the 2018 season. "The starter thing, leading a team, impacting a locker room ... that's why we play the game, to impact people, to create an atmosphere."

Roseman noted that the combine is the NFL's version of the baseball winter meetings, where teams have the opportunity to talk about potential trades. The organization was entertaining the idea of placing the tag on Foles to facilitate a trade, but this decision signals that the team was unable to find a deal that worked.

By letting him walk, the Eagles are expected to receive a compensatory pick as high as a third-rounder in 2020.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:45 pm 
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Boris13c wrote:
Eagles won't put franchise tag on Foles

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The Philadelphia Eagles will not place the franchise tag on quarterback Nick Foles, general manager Howie Roseman said Wednesday.

"We're going to let Nick Foles be a free agent," Roseman said at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis. "He deserves an opportunity to lead a team."

Foles' primary objective this offseason was to find a team he could call his own after two noteworthy seasons -- and one Super Bowl MVP trophy -- as Carson Wentz's backup.

Foles opted out of his contract with the Eagles by paying them back $2 million in February.

"I would love to lead a team," Foles said at the close of the 2018 season. "The starter thing, leading a team, impacting a locker room ... that's why we play the game, to impact people, to create an atmosphere."

Roseman noted that the combine is the NFL's version of the baseball winter meetings, where teams have the opportunity to talk about potential trades. The organization was entertaining the idea of placing the tag on Foles to facilitate a trade, but this decision signals that the team was unable to find a deal that worked.

By letting him walk, the Eagles are expected to receive a compensatory pick as high as a third-rounder in 2020.

I love how the Eagles are trying to come across all magnanimous about it, like they had a choice. If they would have tagged him, he would have immediately signed it and they would have gone to being 23 million over the cap instantly.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:08 pm 
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wab wrote:
Boris13c wrote:
Eagles won't put franchise tag on Foles

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The Philadelphia Eagles will not place the franchise tag on quarterback Nick Foles, general manager Howie Roseman said Wednesday.

"We're going to let Nick Foles be a free agent," Roseman said at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis. "He deserves an opportunity to lead a team."

Foles' primary objective this offseason was to find a team he could call his own after two noteworthy seasons -- and one Super Bowl MVP trophy -- as Carson Wentz's backup.

Foles opted out of his contract with the Eagles by paying them back $2 million in February.

"I would love to lead a team," Foles said at the close of the 2018 season. "The starter thing, leading a team, impacting a locker room ... that's why we play the game, to impact people, to create an atmosphere."

Roseman noted that the combine is the NFL's version of the baseball winter meetings, where teams have the opportunity to talk about potential trades. The organization was entertaining the idea of placing the tag on Foles to facilitate a trade, but this decision signals that the team was unable to find a deal that worked.

By letting him walk, the Eagles are expected to receive a compensatory pick as high as a third-rounder in 2020.

I love how the Eagles are trying to come across all magnanimous about it, like they had a choice. If they would have tagged him, he would have immediately signed it and they would have gone to being 23 million over the cap instantly.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:50 am 
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Not official but:

https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/nick ... gency/amp/

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:39 am 
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Not too big of a surprise there. I can see him being avg at best there.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:34 am 
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Foles to Jags for $88M, $50M guaranteed

that's a helluva payday

he's definitely an improvement over Bortles, but this contract is like the one the Vikings threw at Kirk Cousins - over payment at a high end for less than high end abilities

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