Eagles’ new sack threat calls out Eli Manning
Eli Manning is sport for one of the newest members of the Super Bowl champions.
Michael Bennett called out Manning first among the NFC East quarterbacks during a press conference Monday introducing him to the Eagles, who acquired him in a multi-player trade with the Seahawks earlier this month. The 32-year-old Bennett sounded confident he still has a lot left in the tank, and he plans to use that energy toward hounding his new quarterback rivals.
I’m comfortable with taking less plays. But I like I said, I came here to be an All-Star and continue to play at a Pro Bowl level,Bennett said.
To be able to keep guys fresh and have those opportunities where you have guys to be able to keep rushing the quarterback as savage as we can, you know, you have to go out there and play savage every single play. I think having less snaps can give you the opportunity to do that.
Manning can at least take solace in the offensive line general manager Dave Gettleman is assembling for him this offseason, after the Giants frequently left Manning out to dry last year. The Giants patched up the biggest hole on Manning’s blind side with former Patriots left tackle Nate Solder, who signed a four-year, $62 million contract last week. Another newcomer, Patrick Omameh, will assume the left guard role, while Ereck Flowers can move over to the right side, where he’s expected to be less vulnerable.
The Dolphins franchised Landry last week, with the receiver tag expected to cost $16.2 million on a one-year deal. They have offered Landry a long-term deal with an average of $13 million per season, according to Kelly.
Landry wants a Davante Adams�� type deal, which paid Adams an $18 million signing bonus and is worth $32 million in the first two seasons. Adams’ average of $14.5 million per season makes him the fourth-highest paid at his position.
Players, of course, love to use the threat of a holdout, but it rarely happens, or if so, not for long. Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald held out until the week of the season opener before reporting last season.
With the Eagles trading for Seahawks defensive Michael Bennett , a three-time Pro Bowler, Long, it seems, might be questioning his role in the team’s defensive line rotation for 2018. If?Long ultimately rejected the Eagles’ raise and extension, he could request a trade, release or choose to retire.
If he was released or traded before June 1, it would save the Eagles $2.35 million, though the team’s depth on the defensive line?would become a concern, requiring the Eagles likely to sign someone to fill Long’s role.