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Cheap Authentic NFL Eagles Sidney Jones Jerseys 2017

The Eagles released cornerback Dwayne Gratz on Sunday and placed defensive tackle Beau Allen and cornerback Sidney Jones on the active/non-football injury list. They also officially signed quarterback Dane Evans, finalizing a few procedural moves on the eve of the first practice of training camp.

The Eagles will take the field Monday morning with rookies, quarterbacks, and selected veterans. The first full-team session is Thursday.

Gratz, 27, joined the Eagles roster last December and was with the team throughout the spring. He offered starting experience from earlier in his career in Jacksonville, but he could not ascend on the depth chart during the offseason program. Beyond the top options at cornerback, returning players Aaron Grymes and C.J. Smith stood out this spring.
Allen and Jones are both recovering from injuries that will keep them out this summer. Allen suffered a pectoral injury while training in April, and Jones tore his Achilles tendon at his Pro Day in March. Their roster designations allow them to return to practice at any time in training camp, although that’s not expected to happen. Their roster status could change as the season approaches and the Eagles must pare their roster to 53 players.

Evans will be the team’s fourth quarterback. The undrafted rookie from Tulsa tried out for the Eagles during the spring. He is behind Carson Wentz, Nick Foles, and Matt McGloin.

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Cheap Authentic NFL Eagles Derek Barnett Jerseys

247Sports previews each player on the Philadelphia Eagles 90-man roster. Next up, Derek Barnett.

Derek Barnett (DE)

Height: 6-3

Weight: 259

Age: 20

Season: 1st (1st round, 2017 NFL Draft, No. 14 overall)

2016 Stats (at Tennessee): 56 tackles (19 for loss), 13 sacks, 1 INT, 6 pass deflections, 5 fumble recoveries, 2 forced fumbles.

Career Stats (at Tennessee): 198 tackles (52 for loss), 33 sacks, 1 INT, 6 pass deflections, 2 fumble recoveries, 3 forced fumbles.

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2016 Review

Barnett’s junior season at Tennessee was one of the best in college football. He had 56 tackles (19 for loss), 13 sacks, five pass deflections and two forced fumbles last season for the Volunteers, earning All-America honors.

His 13 sacks and 19 tackles for loss each led the SEC. Barnett’s 91.9 Pro Football Focus overall grade in 2016 was second-best among all edge players in the country (Myles Garrett led the nation with 92.1).

Barnett was selected by the Eagles in the first-round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

How Barnett preformed in 2017 minicamp

The Eagles had a plan to ease Barnett in with the second team at defensive end, but Barnett left defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz with no choice but to elevate him up the depth chart.

Barnett got better throughout the four weeks of minicamp, adjusting to the speed of NFL offensive linemen while learning the playbook at an accelerated rate.

Barnett beat Lane Johnson on consecutive plays at right defensive end during Eagles mandatory minicamp, which continued a strong few days of practice for the rookie. Barnett’s “ankle flexion” was on display, which is when he gets so low to the ground without losing speed and makes it tough for offensive linemen to get hands on him.

Johnson and Barnett had quite a few battles over the four weeks of minicamp.

Outlook for Barnett heading into 2017 training camp

Barnett will compete with Vinny Curry for the defensive end spot opposite of Brandon Graham, but he is the front-runner to win the job heading into training camp.

The Eagles have rotated Barnett at left and right defensive end, but would prefer to keep Graham on the left side and line up Barnett on the right.

A strong training camp and preseason from Barnett will land him a starting defensive end spot come Week 1 of the regular season. The Eagles just need to see how he performs in full pads and against NFL defenses first.

Barnett will get plenty of opportunities to do so.