Around the League: NFL News & Notes 2.27.19
The NFL offseason is in full swing and there's no shortage of NFL news to follow. Stay up to date with the latest happenings across the NFL with Ultimate Autographs.
Philadelphia Eagles Not Tagging Nick Foles
Nick Foles will be a free agent after Eagles GM Howie Roseman said the team will not use the franchise tag on the former Super Bowl MVP per NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. Foles will now look for a new home with all signs pointing towards the Jacksonville Jaguars.
New York Giants Staff Give Different Opinions on Eli Manning
The New York Giants staff gave different views of their plans for Eli Manning next season. Head coach Pat Shurmur said he "fully expects" Manning to be with the G-Men next season while Giants GM Dave Gettleman was less optimistic about Manning being the team's starting QB. SNY's Ralph Vacchiano provided footage of Gettleman sidestepping questions of Manning's future with the Giants. Most NFL Draft experts believe the Giants will take a QB with their first-round pick.
Arizona Cardinals GM Steve Keim Comments on Josh Rosen's Status
Cardinals GM Steve Keim said "for sure, for now" when asked by media members at the NFL Combine per USA Today's Mike Jones. Keim's comments add further speculation that the team will take a QB with the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft. The Cardinals have been committed to Rosen as their starter but with comments like these, the pre-draft chatter of Kyler Murray to the Cardinals will only intensify.
Golden Tate Expresses Desire to Sign with the New England Patriots
Free agent WR Golden Tate said he "would love" to sign with the Super Bowl champion Patriots. Phil Perry of NBC Sports Boston provided the quotes from Tate.
"Man, I would love it," Tate said. "You gotta admire that organization. They do things right. They've been doing it for a long, long, long time. So, I'd definitely love to be a part of something like that and catch a few passes from ol' Tommy Boy. ... I definitely would not mind going over there for sure."
The Patriots are known to be looking to upgrade their WRs and while Tate will be 31 this August, he does offer versatility as a player who can line up outside and in the slot.
Odd News of the Day: Jon Gruden and his SUV
Mike Jurecki of the Arizona Cardinals provided some insight into the wild world of Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden. Per the tweet, Gruden hired a driver to drive his SUV with multiple TV's while Gruden watched All-22 film going to and from the Raiders facility. The results weren't what Gruden had hoped for but you have to admire his passion for the game.
(Cover Photo courtesy of Nick Foles' Twitter)