Report: Chase Daniel to visit Jets after already visiting Saints

Report: Chase Daniel to visit Jets after already visiting Saints

The Chase Daniel World Tour is underway.

Daniel, the former Eagles backup quarterback, visited the Saints on Sunday, according to ESPN's Adam Caplan

Now, Daniel is visiting the Jets on Monday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The Eagles cut Daniel a week ago after the veteran asked for his release. Here is part of the statement Eagles VP of football operations Howie Roseman released after the move: 

"After a healthy discussion with Chase, we both felt like it was best to move forward in a different direction as circumstances have changed since he originally signed. We greatly appreciate Chase's time here and wish him well as he continues his football career."

Daniel, 30, reportedly wants a chance to fight for a starting job, which seems slightly more difficult to do in New Orleans, where some guy named Drew Brees is pretty established. In fact, Daniel was Brees' backup from 2010-2012. 

His chances of winning a starting job with the Jets seem much greater. 

And the Eagles will be rooting for Daniel the whole way, specifically for him to get a big contract. Daniel's deal with the Eagles reportedly included offset language, so the bigger the deal he gets elsewhere, the more money the Eagles save in dead money. 

Just last year the Eagles made Daniel the highest paid backup in the league, when they signed him to a three-year, $21 million deal. He was a big help to Carson Wentz during his one year in Philadelphia, but was probably much less necessary in Wentz's Year 2. 

The Eagles brought in Nick Foles to take Daniel's place as Wentz's backup. 

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Eagles 2017 training camp position battle: Cornerback

Eagles 2017 training camp position battle: Cornerback

It's no secret.

If anyone is looking for the biggest weakness on the 2017 Eagles roster, here it is. Cornerback could be an adventure.

At least this isn't anything new. In 2015, when the team trotted out Nolan Carroll and Byron Maxwell, fans probably thought things couldn't get worse in 2016. They were wrong. Last year, the struggles continued with a combination of Leodis McKelvin, Carroll, Ron Brooks and rookie Jalen Mills.

The good news is the Eagles might finally have some young talent to keep around for a while. Mills, a seventh-rounder last season, got valuable playing time and this year, the team drafted Sidney Jones and Rasul Douglas in the second and third rounds. Jones is still recovering from his Achilles injury, but Douglas could figure into the rotation early.

The team also added veteran Patrick Robinson and brought back Brooks, C.J. Smith and Aaron Grymes.

During the spring, Mills, Robinson and Douglas worked with the first team, but defensive backs coach Cory Undlin said there isn't anything decided yet.

“It’s just going to be who’s going to step up here in training camp and through the preseason," Undlin said. "Who’s going to say, 'Listen, I’m starting here, I’m starting here, I’m going to play the nickel,' and then here’s the backups. 

"I like them all right now and we’ll find out how it goes down, and that’s what this whole [offseason] is for, to find out who’s going to rise to the top and who’s going to earn a spot and take it and then hopefully can keep it. We’ll see how that goes."

During the spring, Mills and Robinson worked as the Eagles' cornerbacks in the team's base package. And in the nickel, Mills pushed inside and Douglas took his spot outside. That is the same type of role Brooks had during training camp with the Eagles last season.

Brooks is sort of the forgotten man, coming off a serious leg injury that ended his 2016 season early. He was the team's primary nickel corner last season and when he went down, the team was forced to play Malcolm Jenkins in the slot, which meant putting Jaylen Watkins on the field as a safety.

While Undlin was hesitant to name starters at the end of the spring, it seems likely the Eagles will give Mills every opportunity to keep one of those starting gigs. After that, there are a bunch of guys in the mix for the three jobs.