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Andy Reid is all about gamesmanship, and with his Kansas City Chiefs owning the #1 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, Reid is holding all the cards.
The Chiefs traded for quarterback Alex Smith, so all indications were that the Chiefs would have their sights set on offensive tackle.
Not so fast according to Reid. The Chiefs are very aware that any team that covets quarterback Geno Smith will most likely have to trade up to the top of draft to acquire his services.
Reid told Birds 24/7 that his own team drafting Geno Smith is not out of the question.
“That doesn’t mean Geno is out of the water,” said Reid, surrounded by a group of Philadelphia reporters during the second day of the owners meetings. “I’m going to keep my eyes open on everybody. I think Geno is a good quarterback. We’ll just see how it all goes, get this workout thing going.”
Reid was asked how many players he’s considering with the top pick. Not surprisingly, he stated 8-10.
“You can’t force a pick there. You can’t say, ‘I need this position’ or you’re going to miss a good football player, and that’s what you want to get from that position right there,” said the former Eagles coach, who was celebrating his 55th birthday Tuesday. “So we’re going to work everybody out and see what’s available.”
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The Kansas City Chiefs came out firing, trading for Alex Smith and then blitzing free agency early. Andy Reid now is starting to focus on what he does best, the NFL Draft.
According to Chris Wesseling of NFL.com, Reid is starting to manipulate the top 10, and anybody who really wants their top guy has to go through the Chiefs and Reid knows it.
The Kansas City coach spoke about...
Chiefs new head coach Andy Reid mentioned on Tuesday that they’ve been in contract with a few teams regarding their No. 1 overall pick in the upcoming draft.
“They’re been a couple of teams that have talked to us,” said Reid, via USA Today. ”We’re going to keep all the options open.”
Reid added that they’re currently considering ”about eight to 10 guys” if they...
According to Mike Garafolo of USA Today Sports, Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman Brandon Albert will sign his franchise tender.
Chiefs OT Branden Albert has accepted his franchise tender. Will sign it soon. $9.828 million for this season. Smart move.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 18, 2013
It looks like Albert will be playing in Kansas City for the 2013 season. Unless...
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Peter King of SI.com believed the Chiefs ”will listen” to trade offers for OT Branden Albert.
Albert, 28, received the Chiefs franchise tag a few weeks ago and is set to make a $9.83 million for the upcoming season. Recent reports have suggested that the Chiefs were hoping to work out a long-term deal with Albert, but the fact that they recently released RT Eric Winston...
There has been speculation that the Philadelphia Eagles are attempting
to trade Jeremy Maclin, but Geoff Mosher of CSN Philly reports the team isn’t
actively shopping the wide receiver.
Despite the fact that Maclin is entering the final year of
his rookie contract, a team source told Mosher that the Eagles intend to hang
on to the fifth-year pro.
Philadelphia made Maclin...
The Super Bowl has traditionally been held in a city with warm weather, or at least been played in a dome when it’s been in a cold city. But that’s about to change next year when the Super Bowl will be played at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey — an outdoor stadium which serves as the home field for the New York Jets and Giants.
Philadelphia Eagles owner/chairman Jeffrey Lurie...
I wanted this piece to be a history of the best tradebacks in Eagles draft lore. Trading back is when you deal an earlier pick to another team for two or more of their later picks...or some other valuable consideration.
It seems to me the way to go if you want the most bang for your draft buck.
The NFL is hell-bent on passing a new rules proposal that would penalize a runner for lowering his head and leading with the helmet at the point of contact with a defender.
Pro Football Talk is reporting that Browns running back Trent Richardson and specifically the blow he lowered onto Eagles safety Kurt Coleman will be the standard that the rule will be based off.
As the NFL...
Who Really Wants Geno Smith?By DJ BoyerWe are now getting word that Smith and new Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley met “at length” at Smith’s Pro Day. The Philadelphia Eagles has personnel there all week and there is some interest being shown by Oakland and these teams all pick in the #2-#4 range. One scout I spoke with said it is hard to determine who is really interested...
Free Agency is almost a week old now and based on reports the 49ers are still looking at cornerbacks and safeties. Here are the moves the 49ers have made so far this offseason.Traded Alex Smith to the Chiefs for a 2013 draft pick and a conditional 2014 draft pick.Traded for Anquan Boldin for a 2013 6th round draft pick.Extended Ian Williams’ contract 2 years.Tendered free agent...