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|Eagles release WRs Rueben Randle, Chris Givens -- Sun Aug 28 5:00 pm --|
Veterans didn't show well during camp
|The Eagles released eight players on Sunday, including veteran wide receivers Rueben Randle and Chris Givens. Randle and Givens were veterans the Eagles signed to one-year deals to bolster their wide receiving corps, but they were not big factors in the preseason. (Philly.com)|
FF Today's Take: It's never a good sign for your career to get cut from a team that's thin at your position. Nelson Agholor, Dorial Green-Beckham, and Josh Huff round out the Eagles depth chart behind Jordan Matthews. In general, its a situation to avoid for fantasy owners.
|Eagles acquire Dorial Green-Beckham from Titans -- Tue Aug 16 10:18 am --|
Move likely demotes Nelson Agholor back to bench
|The Philadelphia Eagles official Twitter account just announced a stunning trade: "TRADE: #Eagles acquire WR Dorial Green-Beckham from Tennessee in exchange for G/T Dennis Kelly. #FlyEaglesFly" (Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: While Green-Beckham had failed to establish an exceptional role in the Titans offense, it's surprising they'd give up on him in exchange for a second-rate offensive lineman. He has explosive talent and should push for a role behind WR1 Jordan Matthews. This trade may improve DGB's fantasy outlook but it's pretty devastating for Nelson Agholor -- who could be on his way out of the starting lineup.
| Jordan Matthews out two weeks -- Mon Aug 8 12:30 pm --|
"No structural damage, but he's just sore"
|Eagles' leading receiver in 2015 and expected to be the leader again in 2016, will not play in the team's first two preseason games and could miss the entire preseason.
Jordan Matthews suffered a strained knee Friday, Aug. 5 when he took a low hit from rookie cornerback Jalen Mills in a full contact drill. "There's no structural damage, but he's just sore."
FF Today's Take: Others reports suggest Matthews suffered a bone bruise. Either way, the Eagles top receiver is going to miss some time which is not ideal considering a new offense is being installed. Matthews is being drafted as a WR3 (Rd 6.09) on average.
|Nelson Agholor enters camp as No.2 wideout -- Wed Jul 6 8:00 pm --|
Rueben Randle, Josh Huff, Chris Givens next up on depth chart
|Assuming he isn't suspended for an incident last month at a Philadelphia strip club, Agholor will enter training camp as the No. 2 receiver, and the team's top option on the outside. (NJ.com)|
FF Today's Take: This has been the prevailing wisdom for some time now but it's nice to see that NJ.com agrees. It might be tough to support two fantasy wideouts in Doug Pederson's offensive system. Jordan Matthews and Zach Ertz are inline to be the top two targets for Sam Bradford this fall.