Report: Rollins Will Remain a Phillie

Report: Rollins Will Remain a Phillie

Finally. According to Jerry Crasnick, Jimmy Rollins has agreed to terms with the Phillies.

Heading into free agency Jimmy was adamant that he wanted a five year deal. Ruben Amaro Jr. was never inclined to go five years, and the thought always was that a three-year deal with an option for a fourth would be the end result. Well, what do you know? Crasnick reports it's a three-year deal with an option for a fourth.

CSNPhilly.com's Jim Salisbury reports that the deal includes approximately $33 million in guaranteed money. Money aside, the Phillies have locked up the best shortstop in franchise history for at least thee more years.

Tweet from Rollins confirming the deal after the Jump...

There weren't a ton of suitors out there. St. Louis and Detroit were rumored to be interested, but the Cardinals retained Rafael Furcal, and the Tigers' interest was never actually confirmed. Crasnick did mention that Milwaukee made an offer, but Rollins wanted to remain a Phillie.

Report: Eagles expected to hire Mike Groh as receivers coach

Report: Eagles expected to hire Mike Groh as receivers coach

It look like the Eagles have found their replacement for Greg Lewis.

According to ESPN's Adam Caplan, the Eagles are expected to hire Rams receivers/passing game coordinator Mike Groh.

The news that the Eagles fired Lewis came out on Jan. 9 and the team has been looking for a replacement. They reportedly interviewed Groh and Bills receivers coach Sanjay Lal.

Groh, 45, spent the 2016 season with the Rams after three years as the Bears' receivers coach. Groh is available because the Rams switched head coaches, bringing in Sean McVay.

Before coming to the NFL, Groh was a longtime coach at the college level. He is the son of former Virginia head coach Al Groh and eventually became an offensive coordinator under his father before bouncing from Alabama to Louisville and then back to Alabama before heading to the NFL. 

Groh was actually the quarterback at Virginia in the 90s before his father ever coached there. Groh's first coaching job was under his father as assistant coach with the Jets in 2000, when Al Groh was named their head coach for the season. 

If the Eagles are looking to sign a big-name free agent at wide receiver, there could be a reunion of sorts in Philly. During his four seasons as an NFL receivers coach, Groh has worked with Alshon Jeffery and Kenny Britt, who are two of the top receivers who will be available.

The Eagles started their season with a first-round pick, two second-round picks and a third-round pick at wide receiver, but their unit was one of the worst in the NFL. Jordan Matthews was consistent, but tight end Zach Ertz was the team's leading receiver.

It's unlikely Groh will have the same unit to work with as Lewis did in 2016, but it is likely Groh will be expected to get more out of his group in 2017.