NFC East: J.J. Arrington
Dallas Cowboys (8 picks)
Round 1: Pick 14, overall pick 14
Round 2: Pick 13, overall pick 45
Round 3: Pick 19, overall pick 81
Round 4: Pick 18, overall pick 119
Round 4: Pick 40, overall pick 135 (compensatory -- cannot be traded)
Round 5: Pick 17, overall pick 152
Round 6: Pick 16, overall pick 186
Round 7: Pick 15, overall pick 222
New York Giants (8 picks)
Round 1: Pick 32, overall pick 32
Round 2: Pick 32, overall pick 63
Round 3: Pick 32, overall pick 94
Round 4: Pick 32, overall pick 127
Round 4: Pick 36, overall pick 131 (compensatory, cannot be traded)
Round 5: Pick 32, overall pick 167
Round 6: Pick 32, overall pick 201
Round 7: Pick 32, overall pick 239
Philadelphia Eagles (9 picks)
Round 1: Pick 15, overall pick 15
Round 2: Pick 14, overall pick 46
Round 2: Pick 19, overall pick 51 (from Arizona)
Round 3: Pick 26, overall pick 88 (from Houston)
Round 4: Pick 19, overall pick 114
Round 5: Pick 18, overall pick 153
Round 6: Pick 2, overall pick 172 (from Indianapolis)
Round 6: Pick 25, overall pick 194 (from Denver)
Round 6: Pick 31, overall pick 200 (from New England)
NOTES: The Eagles traded the 13th pick in the third round and the fourth pick in the fourth round to Houston in exchange for the 26th pick in the third round and linebacker DeMeco Ryans. The Eagles had acquired the fourth pick in the fourth round as part of a 2011 draft-day trade with Tampa Bay... The Eagles acquired the 19th pick in the second round from Arizona as part of last year's trade for Kevin Kolb... The Eagles acquired the second pick of the sixth round from the Colts in exchange for the 17th pick in the sixth round and tackle Winston Justice... The Eagles acquired the 25th pick of the sixth round and running back J.J. Arrington from the Broncos in exchange for linebacker Joe Mays in 2010... Also in 2010, the Eagles acquired the 31st pick in the sixth round from the Patriots in exchange for linebacker Tracy White and their 2012 seventh-round pick.
Washington Redskins (7 picks)
Round 1: Pick 2, overall pick 2 (from St. Louis)
Round 3: Pick 6, overall pick 69
Round 4: Pick 7, overall pick 102
Round 4: Pick 14, overall pick 109 (from Oakland)
Round 5: Pick 6, overall pick 141
Round 6: Pick 3, overall pick 173 (from Minnesota)
Round 7: Pick 6, overall pick 213
NOTES: The Redskins acquired the No. 2 pick in the first round from the Rams in exchange for the No. 6 pick in the first round, the No. 7 pick in the second round and first-round picks in 2013 and 2014... The Redskins acquired the 14th pick in the fourth round from the Raiders in exchange for quarterback Jason Campbell in 2010... The Redskins acquired the third pick in the sixth round from the Vikings in exchange for quarterback Donovan McNabb in 2011... The Redskins traded the seventh pick in the sixth round to Arizona in exchange for running back Tim Hightower in 2011.
Wells, 29, started all 16 regular-season games and both playoff games for the Cardinals in '09. A sixth-round draft pick of Arizona in '03, Wells (6-foot-4, 314 pounds) has started 70 consecutive games (64 in the regular season, plus six in the postseason). He has starting experience at left guard, right tackle and left tackle, according to the Eagles.
“We’re adding a player that has started several seasons in the National Football League and has played at a very high level during the course of his career,” said coach Andy Reid on Friday. “He has experience at several different positions along the offensive line and he will be a welcome addition to that group. You can never have enough depth at that position as you go through an NFL season.”
The Eagles also announced they have placed defensive end Victor Abiamiri on the reserve/PUP list and released the following 10 players: Running backJ.J. Arrington, receiverDobson Collins, defensive endPannel Egboh, tight endNate Lawrie, running back Martell Mallett, tackleJeraill McCuller, cornerbackDavid Pender, cornerbackGeoff Pope, defensive tackleBoo Robinson, and safety Anthony Scirrotto.
By being placed on the Reserve/PUP list, Abiamiri is not eligible to play in the team’s first six regular-season games. After the sixth game, the team has three weeks to decide whether to activate Abiamiri to the 53-man roster. If he is not activated during that time period, he is placed on the season-ending Injured Reserve list.
By releasing Arrington, the Eagles will now receive a sixth-round pick from the Broncos in 2012. No big surprises with this initial cut. Mallett had his moments early in the preseason, but the Eagles feel like they have enough depth at running back with LeSean McCoy, Mike Bell and Eldra Buckley. It helps that fullback Leonard Weaver can basically perform like a tailback in Reid's offense.
Right now, the Eagles have 65 players on the roster. Wells will likely compete for playing time at right guard with Stacy Andrews and Nick Cole.
Could the Eagles end up cutting Andrews? It's possible.
- Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com says that Tony Romo is working through some arm soreness right now.
- The Cowboys have an insurance plan with wideout Patrick Crayton, according to Tim MacMahon of ESPNDallas.com.
- Jean-Jacques Taylor of The Dallas Morning News says that Mike Jenkins is the best cornerback on the roster.
- A member of the Kardashian family showed up Sunday to support Miles Austin.
- Gerry Fraley from The Dallas Morning News points to signs that Roy Williams and Tony Romo are finally on the same page.
- Reuben Frank reports that Akeem Jordan's back in a starting role at SAM linebacker.
- Jeff McLane of the Inquirer tries to sort through the running back situation.
- Nate Mink of the Daily News talks about J.J. Arrington's return from a knee injury.
- Jonathan Tamari from the Inquirer says the injuries are mounting.
- Mike Wise of the Post thinks it's time for the Skins to reward Donovan McNabb for giving them hope.
- McNabb told reporters he's ready to chase the Super Bowl again, according to Rick Maese.
- Mike Shanahan called off practice Sunday afternoon.
- Third-year cornerback Justin Tryon is trying to make a move in this camp.
- Devin Thomas spent some time with Chad Ochocinco this past offseason, according to Redskins blogger Matt Terl.
If Arrington passes his physical, he'll join an interesting mix of young running backs. When Arrington was in Arizona two years ago, he could catch the ball out of the backfield (a combined 58 receptions in 2007 and 2008). He'd probably project as a third-down back for the Eagles, but it doesn't sound like he's at full strength yet.
General manager Howie Roseman has been scouring other rosters in hopes of creating depth at different positions. Arrington's primary job for the Eagles might be kick returns. He was the main returner for the Cardinals in 2006 and 2008, and he had a touchdown return in each of those seasons, including one to open the game against the Cowboys in '08.
Andy Reid said he wants to continue using DeSean Jackson on punt returns, but Arrington could fill the void on kick returns.
FOXSports.com's Alex Marvez is reporting that Eagles running back Correll Buckhalter is expected to sign with the Denver Broncos on Friday. Buckhalter and Cardinals reserve J.J. Arrington will apparently both join the Broncos.
And considering the Broncos finished the season with seven running backs on IR, it makes sense to create some depth. I got to know Buckhalter during training camp last year and he's a really good dude. He's fought through some serious knee injuries and I'm glad to see him finally get an opportunity to start in Denver.