A bewildering roster gaffe and more in Roob’s random Eagles observations originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia
An ill-advised roster decision, DeSean Jackson’s contract, a rookie I want to see more of and the smallest crowd in Eagles history.
All that and much more in this weekend’s edition of Roob’s 10 random Eagles observations!
1. Here’s what bothers me about the Eagles losing Casey Toohill: They kept Vinny Curry instead. Now, Curry is one of my favorite Eagles of the last decade. He’s a quality guy and has been a fine Eagle. But why would a team that already has Brandon Graham, Josh Sweat, Derek Barnett and Genard Avery need a 32-year-old Vinny Curry as a fifth DE? Toohill is a rookie seventh-round draft pick who had an impressive training camp, made the 53 and even got 22 snaps in the Rams game. He’s eight years younger than Curry. But with Curry’s IR practice window open, the Eagles released Toohill on Tuesday, trying to sneak him onto the practice squad. Washington claimed him, and now a rookie draft pick is with another NFC East team because the Eagles decided to bring back Curry for a ninth season. Nothing against Curry. He had a good year last year. He’s a pro. But if you’re going to have a youth movement, you just can’t keep a 32-year-old deep backup over a promising 24-year-old rookie draft pick.
2. Who can name the last person to start a game at center for the Eagles before Jason Kelce? You