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Joe Douglas says Philadelphia Eagles almost drafted, signed these 2 notable Jets players

Updated 12:46 PM; Today 10:41 AM
Did the Philadelphia Eagles try to sign linebacker Avery Williamson in 2018?

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Did the Philadelphia Eagles try to sign linebacker Avery Williamson in 2018?

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By Zack Rosenblatt | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

Before the Philadelphia Eagles traded for Golden Tate last season, there were reports that they had attempted to make a deal for Jets receiver Robby Anderson, but ultimately were rebuffed by New York.

It should come as no surprise, then, that new Jets general manager Joe Douglas — who spent the last three seasons in the Eagles’ front office — raved about Anderson in an interview with MMQB’s Albert Breer.

 

From the Eagles perspective, there were a few particular tidbits of note from Douglas’ discussion with Breer.

Namely — there are two other players in particular Douglas cited as past targets for the Eagles, one in the NFL Draft, one in free agency.

 

From the draft, that was tight end Chris Herndon, who the Jets picked 107th overall in the fourth round of the 2018 NFL Draft out of Miami.

Of course, the Eagles had already drafted a tight end — emerging South Dakota State alum Dallas Goedert — in the second round, and didn’t have a need for Herndon as the draft progressed.

The other player: linebacker Avery Williamson. The Jets signed Williamson to a three-year deal in 2018 after he’d spent four productive seasons with the Tennessee Titans.


 


Per Douglas, Williamson was “on Philly’s radar as a 2018 free agent”. The Eagles ultimately didn’t add any linebackers of note last season, though it was a need considering Jordan Hicks’ injury history and the eventual release of Mychal Kendricks.

 

Anyway, ultimately Williamson ended up with the Jets a year before Douglas joined him anyway.

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https://www.nj.com/eagles/2019/06/joe-douglas-says-philadelphia-eagles-almost-drafted-signed-these-2-notable-jets-players.html

  1. EAGLES

Joe Douglas says Philadelphia Eagles almost drafted, signed these 2 notable Jets players

Updated 12:46 PM; Today 10:41 AM
Did the Philadelphia Eagles try to sign linebacker Avery Williamson in 2018?

Andrew Mills | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

Did the Philadelphia Eagles try to sign linebacker Avery Williamson in 2018?

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By Zack Rosenblatt | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

Before the Philadelphia Eagles traded for Golden Tate last season, there were reports that they had attempted to make a deal for Jets receiver Robby Anderson, but ultimately were rebuffed by New York.

It should come as no surprise, then, that new Jets general manager Joe Douglas — who spent the last three seasons in the Eagles’ front office — raved about Anderson in an interview with MMQB’s Albert Breer.

 

From the Eagles perspective, there were a few particular tidbits of note from Douglas’ discussion with Breer.

Namely — there are two other players in particular Douglas cited as past targets for the Eagles, one in the NFL Draft, one in free agency.

 

From the draft, that was tight end Chris Herndon, who the Jets picked 107th overall in the fourth round of the 2018 NFL Draft out of Miami.

Of course, the Eagles had already drafted a tight end — emerging South Dakota State alum Dallas Goedert — in the second round, and didn’t have a need for Herndon as the draft progressed.

The other player: linebacker Avery Williamson. The Jets signed Williamson to a three-year deal in 2018 after he’d spent four productive seasons with the Tennessee Titans.


 


Per Douglas, Williamson was “on Philly’s radar as a 2018 free agent”. The Eagles ultimately didn’t add any linebackers of note last season, though it was a need considering Jordan Hicks’ injury history and the eventual release of Mychal Kendricks.

 

Anyway, ultimately Williamson ended up with the Jets a year before Douglas joined him anyway.

the thing you have to love about robby--once you get past all the criminal conduct---it the way he catches a ball. Hands away from the chest.

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I think Anderson has a break out year. Gase will use him in the right way. Anderson has expressed that he wants to be a busier target. Talent wise he has great speed and good hands. Watch out for him this year

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