HERE’S A SUMMARY OF HOW EAGLES HAVE MARCHED INTO 2019!

By Mary Cunningham

In case you hadn’t noticed, the Eagles have had a very busy first week of the 2019 season.

Here’s a summary:

March 11 — Signed DT Malik Jackson to a three-year, $30 million deal.
Jackson signed a 6-year, $85.5 million deal with the Jaguars in 2016, but was released this offseason. Jackson has 32.5 sacks in seven years in the league. ESPN reports his deal is for three years and $30 million.

March 11 — Traded for WR DeSean Jackson.
Jackson spent the first six years of his career with the Eagles accounting for 356 receptions, 6,117 yards and 32 touchdowns. He averages 17.4 yards per reception for his 11-year career. The Eagles sent a sixth-round pick in 2019 in exchange for Jackson and a 2020 seventh-round pick.. He is reportedly getting a new deal for three years, $27 million and $15 million in guarantees.

March 11 — Gave a one-year extension to tackle Jason Peters.
ESPN reports the deal is worth up to $10 million. Peters has played in 15 NFL seasons, with the last 10 coming in Philly.

March 4 — Gave a three-year extension to guard Isaac Seumalo.
It reportedly reportedly averages $5.63 million. Seumalo was in the final year of his rookie deal. He was drafted in the third round (no. 79 overall) by Philadelphia in 2016.

March 2 — Gave a one-year, $11 million extension to center Jason Kelce.
The center was already under contract with Philadelphia for the 2019 season. The Inky reports the extension gives Kelce the highest annual average salary among all NFL centers.

March 1 — Re-signed DE Brandon Graham to a three-year, $40 million deal.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Graham will earn $27 million in the first two years of the extension. Graham has 42.5 sacks in his nine-year career. Seven of those sacks, along with 48 combined tackles, 12 tackles for a loss and 17 quarterback hits, have come against the Cowboys.

March 14 — WR Golden Tate signs four-year deal with New York Giants

The Eagles acquired Tate via midseason trade, and the receiver is on the move again. Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Tate’s deal is worth $37.5 million with $23 million fully guaranteed.

March 14 — WR Jordan Matthews signs one-year deal with San Francisco 49ers (above)
Matthews has spent four of his first five NFL seasons in Philly, catching 21 touchdowns as an Eagle.

March 12 — Did not extend LB Jordan Hicks.

NFL Network and ESPN are reporting the linebacker has signed a four-year, $36 million deal with the Arizona Cardinals. This is good news for the Cowboys as Hicks has tormented the team in his four years with Philadelphia. Four of his seven interceptions have come against Dallas. He also fractured Tony Romo’s left clavicle in 2015.

March 11 — Declined to franchise tag and were unable to trade backup QB Nick Foles.
The Super Bowl MVP will be leaving the division to join the Jacksonville Jaguars. Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer reports a four-year, $88 million deal for the quarterback. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports Foles is getting $50.125 million guaranteed.

March 8 — Traded DE Michael Bennett to New England Patriots.
The Inky reports the Eagles are receiving a fifth- and seventh-round pick in the 2020 draft for the defensive end. Bennett spent one year with the Eagles tallying nine sacks (3.5 of which came against Dallas).

March 4 — Declined $11 million option on DT Tim Jernigan.
Jernigan was a second-round pick by the Baltimore Ravens in 2014. He spent two years with Philadelphia appearing in 18 games and accounting for 2.5 sacks.

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