Eagles Fans Will Be Seeing Plenty of RG3

Eagles Fans Will Be Seeing Plenty of RG3

The Eagles created a minor stir when Baylor's Robert Griffin III revealed the team interviewed him at the Scouting Combine. The Redskins moved heaven and earth to become the team that will actually draft the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback in April.

Washington agreed to a swap with the St. Louis Rams late Friday night for the number two pick in the draft, dashing whatever faint hopes Eagles fans had of their club moving up for RG3, and ensuring the coveted duel threat will be playing in the NFC East for years to come.

The Redskins, who reportedly had already been spurned by Peyton Manning's camp, exchanged the sixth overall pick this season, as well as two future first rounders -- PLUS additional selections. It is all but guaranteed they will use the pick on Griffin.

On one hand, many believe Griffin could be an All Pro for years to come, the type of player who could restore credibility to a Redskins franchise that has resided in the basement for the better part of two decades. However, as usual, the cost of doing business was prohibitive, and Washington's roster is already lacking talent, particularly early draft picks largely from trading so many of them away.

There's no denying the Skins need a QB though, and besides the Browns, they had the best position to make this type of splash. Sad to see Griffin fall into the hands of a rival, but the NFC East just got a whole lot more interesting.

Tonight's lineup: WIth only RHP left, could Ryan Howard start every game?

Tonight's lineup: WIth only RHP left, could Ryan Howard start every game?

If healthy, Ryan Howard is expected to start all three games in the Phillies' final series of the season Sept. 2-4 at home against the Mets.

He might also start the entire Braves series.

The Phillies' final six games are all against right-handed starting pitchers: Julio Teheran, Mike Foltynewicz and Josh Collmenter in Atlanta; Robert Gsellman, Bartolo Colon and Noah Syndergaard with the Mets. That could mean six starts for Howard before his time with the Phillies expires.

Howard's batting average has been below .200 for practically the entire season, but he's been much better since the All-Star break, hitting .259/.325/.598 with 11 homers, five doubles and 25 RBIs in 123 plate appearances (see game notes). He went 0 for 6 in his last two starts but homered in each of his two previous starts to reach 23 for the third year in a row.

Here's the Phillies' full lineup Tuesday against Teheran:

1. Cesar Hernandez, 2B
2. Roman Quinn, LF
3. Odubel Herrera, CF
4. Maikel Franco, 3B
5. Ryan Howard, 1B
6. Cameron Rupp, C
7. Freddy Galvis, SS
8. Aaron Altherr, RF
9. Jerad Eickhoff, P

Matt Kemp is out of the Braves' lineup.

1. Ender Inciarte, CF
2. Adonis Garcia, 3B
3. Freddie Freeman, 1B
4. Nick Markakis, RF
5. Tyler Flowers, C
6. Jace Peterson, 2B
7. Dansby Swanson, SS
8. Mallex Smith, LF
9. Julio Teheran, P

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Howie Roseman makes complete 180 with latest roster move

Howie Roseman makes complete 180 with latest roster move

Howie Roseman solidified his hold on Executive of the Year Tuesday when he re-signed guard Darrell Greene to the practice squad and released JaCorey Shepherd from the practice squad. Shepherd was signed on Wednesday when Greene was previously released.

The Eagles were undefeated with Shepherd on the practice squad this year.

But they're also undefeated with Greene on the practice squad.

Roseman did not return messages requesting comment about Shepherd's seven-day stint with the Eagles.

Once Roseman realized he had actually NOT signed Lito Sheppard, the deal was voided.

The Eagles don't play this coming weekend so we were hard-pressed for any actual news.