Adoree’ Jackson Didn’t Even Make it to Philly

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Free agent cornerback Adoree’ Jackson was set to meet with the Eagles on Monday night, but that never happened.

The Giants scooped him up:

Adam Schefter says the deal is three years and $39 million, with $26.5 million guaranteed. There’s a $13.5 million signing bonus and incentives can take the deal up to $44.5 million.

That’s a lot of money for Jackson, who is a damn good corner but had his 5th year option declined by the Texans because he had a couple of injuries towards the end of his rookie deal. He only played 14 games over the last two seasons and Tennessee decided to move on.

For the Giants, they’ve now got a very good CB duo of Jackson and James Bradberry, with Jabrill Peppers and Logan Ryan at the safety positions. Saquon Barkley will be coming back and Daniel Jones probably will not trip over his own feet on his next wide open run to the end zone. They’ll probably get better under Lansdale guy Joe Judge.

For the Eagles, they’ll have to look elsewhere for CB2 behind Darius Slay. Mackensie Alexander, Gareon Conley, and Kevin King are options. Those seem to be the consensus names being linked to the Eagles, just as possible pursuits. No legit rumors or anything like that.

You also wouldn’t rule out Patrick Surtain in the draft. There’s absolutely no way I’d take him at #6 overall, but if you trade out of that spot with a team that needs a quarterback, you might be able to slide down the board, get Surtain there, and grab an extra pick or two in the process. Maybe that’s the way to go if you’re thinking about a comprehensive restock during a transitional year.

It’s an intriguing Eagles offseason, but mostly because of the draft and other storylines. The free agent period has been predictably boring.

Also, let’s boooooooooo Zack for this tweet:

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