10 non-WR, non-CB free agents who might be targets for Eagles

10 non-WR, non-CB free agents who might be targets for Eagles

We've spent plenty of time looking at two positions this offseason. 

Really, it's almost impossible to not have tunnel vision when talking about the Eagles. Sure, they have other needs, but their needs at receiver and cornerback are so glaring that it's almost impossible to think about anything else. 

But we've already looked at wide receivers and we've already looked at cornerbacks. So let's look at some other names who might make some sense for the Eagles (2016 team in parentheses): 

DT Lawrence Guy (Ravens)
If Bennie Logan leaves in free agency, the Eagles are going to need some help at defensive tackle. While Guy played defensive end in the Ravens' 3-4, he should be able to transition to tackle in a 4-3. In 2016, he didn't offer much as a pass rusher but was really good against the run. At 26, he still has plenty of football ahead of him. Joe Douglas was in the Ravens' front office in 2014 when Guy joined them for his fourth stop in the NFL.

DE Damontre Moore (Giants)
This would not be a marquee free-agent signing. Moore's NFL career has been a mess, and he was just arrested for DWI in December. But the Eagles have proven to be lenient when it comes to players with problems in their past. And Moore, 24, could be a low-risk, high-reward signing if the Eagles could make him a situational pass rusher. 

LB Brandon Spikes (Bills)
If the Eagles cut or trade Mychal Kendricks, they'll have a hole to fill on their base defense and Spikes, 29, would be the perfect guy to do it as a run-stuffer. Sure, maybe it makes more sense to find a young guy for the job, but the Eagles won't need to break the bank for Spikes, who just so happened to have his best NFL season in 2014 under Jim Schwartz. Spikes was out of football in 2015 before the Bills lured him back. Maybe the Eagles can lure him to Philly. 

DE Datone Jones (Packers)
Jones, 26, was once a first-round pick, but he's never lived up to that status, piling up nine sacks in four years. With the Packers, he was a 3-4 outside linebacker and might be a better fit as a 4-3 end. He had just one sack in 2016 but seems to have some potential. 

RB Jamaal Charles (Chiefs)
How much does Charles, 30, have left in the tank? Well, maybe not a ton. But there's familiarity with Doug Pederson, and the head coach didn't rule Charles out when he was asked about him at the combine. At one time, he was really good but now is on his last legs. 

RB Knile Davis (Chiefs, Packers)
Like Charles, the connection here is Pederson's time in Kansas City. The 25-year-old former Arkansas back rejoined the Chiefs in 2016 after Charles went down. He's never shown much in the NFL, but he knows the offense and it might not be a terrible idea to bring him to camp and see if there's anything there. 

RB Latavius Murray (Raiders)
Murray, 27, is a big name and a pretty good player, so the price tag will be higher than the Eagles should be willing to pay for a running back. Still, he would improve the team, and he already knows Carson Wentz. 

OG Chance Warmack (Titans)
If the Eagles end up trading Allen Barbre, they'd lose their likely top backup interior offensive lineman and would need to replace him. Warmack, 25, is a former first-round pick who hasn't lived up to his billing. But maybe Jeff Stoutland could get something out of him. 

OT Ricky Wagner (Ravens)
We put Wagner, 27, on this list because he was drafted when Douglas was with the Ravens, but it's unlikely the Eagles will have the money to sign him. The former fifth-round pick is going to demand top dollar, especially with a weak offensive tackle draft upcoming. 

FB Kyle Juszczyk (Ravens)
The Eagles didn't have a traditional fullback in 2016, but Pederson said last week that he wouldn't be opposed to adding one to the roster. Juszczyk, 25, is one of the best around, and he is another guy with familiarity with Douglas. 

Eagles Mailbag: Fletcher Cox, OTA evaluations, Nelson Agholor

Eagles Mailbag: Fletcher Cox, OTA evaluations, Nelson Agholor

The Eagles have completed one round of OTAs and will kick off another next week, starting Tuesday. 

OTAs are basically light practices in shorts and there's not a ton to gain from watching them, but they're not completely worthless. We already learned who some starters are for now and got a chance to see some new players on the field. 

Training camp will be here before you know it. 

To your questions: 

This is an interesting question because I think if I'm his teammate, I'd be a little annoyed. Especially if I'm some backup player making league minimum and the $100 million man doesn't show. 

But it really isn't like that. Even talking to players off the record, they don't seem to be bothered that Fletcher Cox wasn't with the team during a week of OTAs. Basically, players assume if a guy isn't there, they have a reason and are working out on their own. 

Guys especially understand if a player misses because of contract reasons — get paid, fellas. Obviously, that's not the reason Cox is missing. He signed a $100 million deal last offseason. And Cox's absence allows some other guys to get more reps, which is good for younger guys. 

It definitely doesn't look good from the outside that Cox isn't there. And it's pretty obvious Doug Pederson wants him at the facility. But the players inside the locker room? They're more understanding. 

Let's pump the breaks on the Nelson Agholor OTAs praise. Sure, he looked pretty good in the one day we got to watch of practice this week, but Agholor has looked good in shorts before. 

Does he have a shot at being a starter? Maybe a very slim shot. But the chances he actually beats out Torrey Smith for a starting gig seem minuscule. Perhaps you're thinking Smith is completely shot after looking that way in San Francisco, but it's hard to imagine he can't beat out Agholor for the job. 

That said, Agholor will be on the team this year. His contract makes cutting him nonsensical. And it'll be interesting to see how he performs without the pressure of being a starter. To me, it would make sense to occasionally work him into the slot, something the coaching staff hasn't done much of in the last couple years. 

I put these together because I want to make this point first: we have only been allowed to watch one of their three practices, so we don't have a lot to work from. But I'll give you what I can. 

Barnett: He looks impressive in shorts, at times beating Lane Johnson, who is a very good tackle. That bend we've heard so much about was evident really early. Remember Joe Douglas' talking about ankle flexion? Well, it's absolutely there. It's clear Barnett is a technician, but I'll reserve my judgment until training camp when the pads go on. 

Wentz: Thought he looked fine. I saw some folks saying they saw differences in his mechanics ... Eh. Hard to say in one practice. What I did see were a few beautifully tossed balls and some chemistry forming with Alshon Jeffery, who ought to be the team's No. 1 target this year.

NFL Notes: Vikings' Mike Zimmer says he'll coach with 1 eye if necessary

NFL Notes: Vikings' Mike Zimmer says he'll coach with 1 eye if necessary

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has had a lot of time on his hands this week while sitting at home on his Kentucky ranch as his team went through optional practices in the Twin Cities.

Zimmer was under strict orders to leave the team and rest his right eye, which has needed eight surgeries to try to repair a detached retina. The lingering issues have led some to wonder if he would be forced to shorten his career.

Zimmer has heard the speculation all week long. The hard-nosed coach said he has reached out to some of those doubters personally this week.

"I'll be back shortly," Zimmer vowed in a conference call with reporters on Friday. "One eye or two, it doesn't matter. I'll be back. We can put that retiring thing to bed quickly."

Zimmer missed one game last season due to the problems with his eye . He tried to work through the issues, but said on Friday that he was told to skip this week's practices and go home to allow his eye to recover.

"It's not much fun," he said. "Usually I love it down here in my place here. But I don't love it too much this week. It was kind of a forced situation. But for the long run it's the best thing for me."

Giants: Smith trying to resurrect career
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Geno Smith didn't catch a break in his final two seasons with the New York Jets, and it seems his chances of resurrecting his career with the Giants are facing obstacles.

Not only does Smith have to beat out incumbent Josh Johnson for the backup quarterback job to Eli Manning, his prospects of making the team took another hit in the NFL draft when the Giants selected Davis Webb with their third-round draft pick.

The 26-year-old Smith doesn't seem concerned.

Speaking after the Giants organized training activities Thursday, Smith sounded confident for a player who had a promising rookie season four years ago and then regressed, in large part due to inconsistency.

"Honestly, I don't feel like I have to prove anything to anyone other than myself," said Smith, who has played in only three games in the past two seasons, starting one. "I am just trying to be my best every single day, focusing on trying to be perfect. I know that is a far goal to try and reach, but just trying to be perfect every day and understanding what is required of me once I step onto the field, and then trying to get it done."

Redskins: Injured Moreau final draft pick to sign
ASHBURN, Va. -- The Washington Redskins have signed the final member of their 10-player draft class, third-round pick Fabian Moreau.

The team announced the deal Friday.

The cornerback out of UCLA tore a pectoral muscle at his pro day in March. He was projected to be a first- or second-round pick before the injury and went 81st overall to the Redskins.

Moreau says doctors told him it was a five-month recovery, putting him on track to be ready by late in the preseason. The 23-year-old was at Washington's practice facility for rookie minicamp and the first sessions of organized team activities.

Coach Jay Gruden says the team is playing by ear the injury situations of Moreau and fourth-round pick Montae Nicholson and hopes they learn the schemes for the secondary as they rehab.

NFL: Judge tosses lawsuit over cheerleader wages
SAN FRANCISCO -- A lawsuit accusing the NFL and team owners of conspiring to suppress wages for cheerleaders lacks evidence to support that claim, a federal judge said.

U.S. District Judge William Alsup dismissed the lawsuit by a former San Francisco 49ers cheerleader. The suit sought class action status on behalf of all NFL cheerleaders.

"To state an antitrust claim here, plaintiff must plead not only `ultimate facts, such as conspiracy, and legal conclusions,'" Alsup said. "The complaint must answer the basic questions of `who, did what, to whom (or with whom), where, and when?'"

An email to an attorney for the 49ers cheerleader, Drexel Bradshaw, was not immediately returned. The cheerleader was only identified in the suit as "Kelsey K."

Alsup gave her an opportunity to amend the lawsuit and refile it by June 15.

The lawsuit was among a spate of legal actions in recent years accusing NFL teams of failing to pay cheerleaders for hours they spent practicing and making public appearances.