QB3 of the Eagles, Seumalo, Giants, Slayton

During much of the pre-draft process, the Nevada quarterback carson strongThe name of was often mentioned among the best players in the position. By the end of the draft, however, Strong’s name was still on the board and he found himself fielding calls as an undrafted free agent, deciding to sign with Philadelphia for a guaranteed $320,000. the highest amount for any undrafted free agent in 2022. .

While many thought the impressive signing bonus essentially guaranteed Strong would be on the depth chart just behind the top two quarterbacks. Jalen hurts and Gardner Minshew, the competition for the No. 3 quarterback seems to be moving away from Strong. A disappointing offseason saw Strong drop to fourth in the depth chart behind a late-season waiver request last year, according to The Athletic’s Bo Wulf.

Reid Sinnet was claimed on waivers in late October by the Eagles last season. He spent time on the Buccaneers and Dolphins practice squads and had an impressive offseason with the Eagles. Wulf even posits that, if Sinnett can have a strong enough preseason, Philadelphia may want to reconsider hearing some trade offers for Minshew, who has struggled throughout camp in the final year of his rookie contract.

Here are a few more rumors from NFC West, starting with another rumor from the City of Brotherly Love:

  • For much of the off-season, nature laden with Isaac Seumalo‘s contract led league circles to view him as a prime candidate to be cut for cap space. Philadelphia was expected to have Jack Driscoll and Cam Jürgens compete with Seumalo for the starting right guard position, allowing one of them to take the reins and ease the separation with Seumalo. But, according to Wulf, there is no competition for the position. Despite the problems many expected from his contract, Seumalo locked down the starting spot while Driscoll and Jurgens didn’t take a single rep at right guard this pre-season.
  • The Giants’ No. 2 cornerback Aaron Robinson was taken to task in the team’s preseason win over the Patriots this week. The second-year cornerback opposite i love jackson is likely to be challenged fairly regularly throughout the season, and Robinson’s struggles seemed to underscore the glaring lack of depth at cornerback in New York. That could have the Giants looking for an outside cornerback to add to the room, according to Dan Duggan of The Athletic. That outside help could come in the form of a current free agent or a veteran cornerback who finds himself on the market as downsizing continues throughout the league.
  • After running with the second and third teams for most of the offseason, the wide receiver Darius Slayton ran with the Giants starters at the team’s preseason game this week and was featured exclusively. After leading the team in reception during the 2019 and 2020 seasons, Slayton became a trade candidate early in the offseason and more recently found himself in danger of being waived. Though he’s featured prominently on Thursday, it still looks like Slayton isn’t late to New York. In fact, Ryan Dunleavy of the New York Post thinks playing Slayton as a starter this week was to introduce him to the trade market in an effort to increase his value as a trade asset. Look for more Slayton targets throughout pre-season if this turns out to be true.

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