Before the Eagles signed Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith to bolster their underachieving receiving corps, the hottest name linked to the Birds was Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks.
The Eagles offered safety Malcolm Jenkins, a third-round pick and a fourth-round pick for Cooks, according to Pro Football Talk, but the Saints wanted a second-round pick plus Jenkins in return.
In a surprise move, Cooks was traded to the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots along with a fourth-round pick in exchange for a first- and-third-round pick.
Jenkins is one of the Eagles' best defensive players and a vocal leader on the team. He has started every game in all three years he has been in Philadelphia.
The all-mighty NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was paid a visit by the Eagles' mascot, Swoop, on Wednesday. And the two took a lovely picture together.
And — this is the fun part — the fans responded, too. Most fans used Twitter to boo Goodell, some used gifs, and some were very creative. Here are some of the finest:
The boos won't stop here either. There has been an over/under placed on how long Goodell will be booed before announcing the first overall pick on Thursday night (see story).
What is Philadelphia known for? The cheesesteaks, soft pretzels or maybe Rocky Balboa.
Yes, but we forgot the most glaring thing … booing.
It is safe to say that Philadelphia sports fans have mastered the art of booing — especially in the last couple years, or as we like to call it, "Trusting the process."
Bob Vetrone Jr. of the Philadelphia Daily News tweeted this out on Wednesday:
So if you are looking to make some money, then this might be a great bet as you and your friends huddle around the TV on Thursday night.
Per SportsBettingDime.com, Goodell was booed for a solid 25 seconds while presenting Patriots owner Robert Kraft with the Lombardi Trophy in February. But last year, Goodell was booed only for 10 seconds during last year's draft in Chicago. So place your bets wisely.
Who knows, maybe someone saved a snowball from the winter and will greet Goodell with it in true Philadelphia style.