Former New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins wide receiver Chad Johnson tweeted this morning that he is flying to Philadelphia, but CSN Philly’s Reuben Frank is tweeting that Johnson is not working out with the Philadelphia Eagles. He “may be in Philly”, but it is not to work out with the Eagles.
It just seems like a tweet from Johnson that got blown out of proportion, but there was reason for speculation. Star receiver Jeremy Maclin aggravated a hip injury during Sunday’s victory over the Patriots next opponent, the Baltimore Ravens, and could be out in Week 3 against the Pats most recent opponent, the Arizona Cardinals.
After struggling to learn the Dolphins playbook and making a fool out of himself in the offseason, Johnson won’t be signing anywhere this season. It just isn’t going to happen, especially with much better options in former Pats Jabar Gaffney and Donte’ Stallworth still out on the market.
Just wanted to get this out there for those of you wondering if the Eagles were really deciding to work out Johnson given Maclin’s injury. If Maclin is out, the Eagles will be starting Damaris Johnson.
In other AFC East, Brian Hartline told the Palm Beach Post that he and rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill have developed good chemistry with each other. That has helped Hartline become the ‘Fins No. 1 receiver, and he has been productive in the early going. He already has 12 receptions this year, and the news of his chemistry with Tannehill already is surprising given that Hartline was injured during the offseason and did not get those reps with the new starting QB.
“We’re able to get out there, see different looks and change plays,” Hartline said. “That’s all him; I’m not doing anything besides listening to him. We converse on the sideline and talk about different looks we want to see, but overall it’s me agreeing with what he’s doing, him agreeing with me, and we’re rocking.”
Just wanted to drop this link on the evaluations that the NE Patriots Draft site did on the game- it was a great one- between Ohio State and California. All their evals are great, but this one stuck out to me because it hits on Keenan Allen; one of my favorites in the 2013 draft class.
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