Eagles News: According to ESPN, Philadelphia has the third-deepest roster in the NFL

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Ranking the deepest and thinnest NFL rosters in 2022 – ESPN+
3.Philadelphia Eagles. Let’s start with this week’s trade for the Chicago Bears’ Robert Quinn. Quinn had 18.5 sacks for the Bears last season, and he won’t even be a starter for the Eagles. The second line of defense also includes first-round rookie Jordan Davis and third-round player from last year Milton Williams. At Linebacker, Eagles backups include third-round rookie Nakobe Dean, although any excitement about Dean has to be tempered by the fact that he’s played just three snaps on defense this season. The secondary has the weakest defensive depth, although cornerback Zech McPhearson was on the starting line before the Eagles signed James Bradberry in the preseason. The offensive depth is led by quarterback Gardner Minshew, who had an excellent 66.2 QBR when he had to play last year (and a very capable, albeit lower, 44 QBR in his first two seasons while with the Jaguars) . Running backs Kenneth Gainwell and Boston Scott both had positive rushing DVOA last season. Andre Dillard was a flop as a first-round pick, but it’s pretty nice to have a former first-rounder swing tackle. Second-round rookie Cam Jurgens is there to support the inside line. Wide receiver seems like a steep descent after WR4 Zach Pascal, but the practice team has capable veterans like Greg Ward and Deon Cain. The big missing piece for offensive depth is a tight end with more experience or draft pedigree than 2021 UDFA Jack Stoll.

6 Things to Know About Eagles’ New Defensive End Robert Quinn – BGN
He’s a good teammate, he was elected team captain and never had any problems off the field in Chicago. The Bears’ young defensemen all praised him as a mentor, and rookie Dominique Robinson learned Quinn’s cross-chop move from him. I found his honesty and openness in his press conferences refreshing. The Eagles are getting a player with a lot in the tank, and if used situationally as a pass rusher he should really thrive.

Robert Quinn’s Trade Reaction + Eagles-Steelers Preview – BGN Radio
The Eagles have a new pass rusher! Brandon Lee Gowton and Jimmy Kempski react to the news, assessing the trade and discussing how Robert Quinn will fit in Philadelphia. The guys are also talking about another trade on the table. The remainder of the show features an Eagles-Steelers preview, weekly NFL picks against the spread, Phillies World Series predictions, and a special shout-out to a BGN Radio alumnus.

The Steelers’ long winning streak in Philadelphia is pretty impressive – Behind The Steel Curtain
You know the topic of this article is very popular this week, as the Steelers travel to Philadelphia at 1:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon to play the Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Why am I saying this? Go to Google and start a sentence like this: “Last time the Steelers…” I bet Google will end that sentence with “won in Philadelphia”. It happened when I did and I typed it into Yahoo’s search engine. October 24, 1965. That’s the answer to the question everyone was asking Google this week when was the last time the Steelers won a regular-season football game in the City of Brotherly Love. Imagine. Just think of everything that has happened to the Steelers and the world since October 24, 1965.

More on Robert Quinn – Iggles Blitz
A year ago Quinn had Akiem Hicks pressing the pocket and Khalil Mack coming off the other edge. That meant Quinn only had to hit the LT to get to the QB, who couldn’t move up when Hicks came at him. Both players left the team during the offseason, leaving Quinn with no proven threats facing him or at center. Teams focused on Quinn, limiting him to one sack. Now Quinn will play against Haason Reddick and Brandon Graham. He will benefit from Fletcher Cox and Javon Hargrave pushing the pocket. This relieves Quinn and enables him to be successful. He doesn’t come to Philadelphia to solve a problem, but to be part of the solution. Former Eagle DE Chris Long played with Quinn in St. Louis and thinks it’s a smart move.

Spadaro: Robert Quinn Reacts to Trade; Eyes new role with the Eagles – PE.com
Everything moves so fast in the NFL and Robert Quinn has grown accustomed to that over his 12 seasons. He was a Chicago Bear just a day before and then he was instantly traded to the Eagles and on Thursday morning he landed in Philadelphia, darted to Center City to have his requisite physical exam, drove to the NovaCare Complex and, just an hour later he stood with his new team on the training ground. “I told everyone I wanted to come in and do my part. They rocked and rolled before I came here, so I don’t want to mess anything up,” Quinn said. “I just want to add everything I can to make this team better and basically get out of the way.” The Eagles traded a 2023 fourth-round draft pick to Chicago on Wednesday to acquire Quinn, and well, here he is. Quinn adds veteran experience, tons of production, leadership, energy and every intangible you can think of to a team that has overhauled their defense and is looking for more. Quinn completes the mix at the end along with Brandon Graham and Josh Sweat and Haason Reddick and a variety of pass rushers that defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon can unleash at any moment. Quinn already energizes a locker room at an 11 (on a scale of 1-10, Spinal Tap fans) in the juice department.

Week 8 NFL Game Tips: Winning Streak Ends for Giants and Jets; 49ers complete Rams – NFL.com
Najee Harris showed signs of life last week but he needs to get even better this week. That’s because James Bradberry and Darius Slay have become the best cornerback tandem in football, the rare duo who pair well with the Steelers’ downfield wideouts. TJ Watt could be back, and every Steelers loss other than Buffalo is basically due to final possession, so I’m not expecting a one-sided result.

NFL picks against the spread: Vic Tafur’s predictions for Week 8 – The Athletic
Mike Tomlin has been hosting a coaching clinic for the past few weeks. He has an injury-plagued team with a recently promoted rookie quarterback, and the Steelers are beating the Bucs and should have been beating the Dolphins. They’re going to have some tough decisions to make at the close next week, but going into this Sunday it’s hard to see quarterback Kenny Pickett and that offense picking up a lot of points against a tough Eagles defense coming off a bye week. The Steelers have the seventh most run-heavy offense in the NFL (45.9 percent early-down pass rate in the first 28 minutes according to the Cook Index), but RB Najee Harris ranks below 10 in success rate (29 percent) at last Place RBs with over 100 carries. The Eagles rank sixth on first down and fifth on second-and-long in defensive DVOA. And while Pickett has held up well under pressure (ninth in EPA/DB under pressure), the Eagles have added Quinn and you have to imagine a talented Eagles secondary licking his chops. Meanwhile, Jalen Hurts will have fresh legs, and the Steelers defense was vulnerable the last time they faced a top-rushing quarterback. Josh Allen had his second fewest rushing attempts of the season (five) in the Bills’ 38-3 win over the Steelers, but one run went for 21 yards and another for 16. The pick: Eagles (-10.5).

Cowboys vs. Bears Injury Report (Thursday): Ezekiel Elliott Misses Second Practice, Micah Parsons Limits – Blogging The Boys
Ezekiel Elliott missed his second practice session of the week with a knee injury, further threatening his availability for Sunday. Micah Parsons was added to Thursday’s report and was restricted in practice. Wide receiver Noah Brown didn’t train while he worked on a foot injury, but got rehab with James Washington and the director of rehabilitation the day before. Washington’s schedule is still up in the air, but he appears to be gradually getting some work done alongside regular practice. Defensive end Sam Williams did not train on Thursday with a knee injury.

Response: Settling the trade with Kadarius Toney – Big Blue View
Getting a third-round pick for a player who was either injured or had fewer than three catches for 20 yards in 22 of 24 career games — with fewer touchdown receptions than your left tackle — looks a lot like a feat by the Giants GM. Of course, Toney’s career could be reversed and he could become the player we all hoped could be after the Dallas game. Andy Reid certainly knows how to use players with Toney’s movement skills and he will catch passes from Patrick Mahomes. But still, this was a good trade for the Giants. A (very) late third-round pick is still a valuable commodity in the NFL draft. Cor’Dale Flott was selected as 81st overall. Daniel Bellinger was selected 112th overall and Dane Belton 114th overall. These are all good players who have played a big role for the Giants and will be important players in the future.

Washington Commanders vs. Indianapolis Colts Thursday’s Injury Report: Jahan Dotson will miss another game – Hogs Haven
WR Jahan Dotson – The Commanders first-round rookie has missed the last three weeks with a hamstring injury. He tweaked his hammy on Thursday and Rivera doesn’t expect him to play on Sunday. The thigh muscles are still tight. CB William Jackson III – Still dealing with a back injury, rumors of a swap request and Ron Rivera didn’t give him much time in today’s press.

A Tom Brady-led team goes two games under .500 for the first time in 22 seasons – DraftKings Nation
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are now up 3-5 after losing 27-22 to the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night. That puts them two games under .500, which is new territory for 7-time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady as he’s never been on a team two games under .500! Brady is 45 years old and in his 23rd NFL season. No one can say with any seriousness that he isn’t the best quarterback to ever play, and the fact that this is the first time his team has gone two games under .500 only reinforces the consistent greatness Brady has in his career has given. But there’s no doubt things aren’t going well for him and the Bucs at the moment.

Our Expert NFL Picks for Week 8 of 2022 – SB Nation
Now onto this week’s picks – and we’re really starting to see how injuries are happening and changing the schedule of games. It has led to many toss-up matchups that otherwise felt like gimmes. The Jets felt like a safe bet over the Patriots a week ago, it’s a lot harder now. Similarly, there’s Commanders vs. Colts, another easy-to-clear matchup from earlier this week – now it’s a lot shaky.

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