Philadelphia Eagles News, March 27: Saquon Barkley Attempts To Talk Jason Kelce Out of Retirement, Jeffrey Lurie Defends Nick Sirianni, and More

Here's the latest news involving the Philadelphia Eagles, including Saquon Barkley's pitch to Jason Kelce, Jeffrey Lurie defending Nick Sirianni, and more.

Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie met with reporters at the NFL‘s annual league meetings on Tuesday. Lurie addressed several topics, including why the franchise decided to bring back Nick Sirianni as head coach in 2024.

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Lurie wasn’t the only ranking member of the Eagles to meet with the media; Sirianni also spoke on Tuesday morning. Philadelphia’s head coach discussed the team’s newest additions and their potential roles heading into next season. All of that and more in today’s Eagles news!

Saquon Barkley Attempts To Recruit Jason Kelce Out of Retirement on New Heights Podcast

While it’s fair to assume the former Eagles center Jason Kelce is retired for good, one of Philadelphia’s newest additions isn’t giving up just yet. Eagles running back Saquon Barkley appeared on the latest episode of the New Heights podcast and didn’t shy away from trying to recruit Kelce out of retirement. While it’s clear that Kelce is experiencing a little bit of regret with his decision, it’s unlikely that he will return to playing in the NFL.

READ MORE: Saquon Barkley Recruits Jason Kelce on New Heights Podcast

Brock Bowers to the Eagles? Former NFL Executive Teases Big Fall for Top Tight End

While many people are focusing on cornerbacks and offensive linemen as targets for the Eagles in the first round of the 2024 NFL Draft, there could be a sleeper option. According to one former NFL executive, Philadelphia could opt to select Georgia tight end Brock Bowers if he falls far enough in the first round. While Bowers is expected to be selected before the Eagles will be on the clock, stranger things have happened.

CONTINUE READING: Could Philadelphia Select Brock Bowers in the 2024 NFL Draft?

Nick Sirianni, Eagles Look To Re-Emphasize Culture, Jalen Hurts’ Leadership in 2024

Following an embarrassing end to last season, Sirianni is clearly excited about a fresh start in 2024. Philadelphia appeared to lack toughness and swagger at times, and Sirianni is eager to prove that the team can bounce back. The return of safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson and Jalen Hurts’ emergence as a vocal leader will be key factors for the Eagles next season.

KEEP READING: Nick Sirianni Discusses Philadelphia’s Plan in 2024

NFL Christmas Games 2024: Predicting Potential Matchups Such as Chiefs-49ers, Eagles-Giants

The NFL will reportedly have two Christmas Day games in 2024, despite the holiday falling on a Wednesday. Given Philadelphia’s popularity around the world, the Eagles could be an easy selection for the league to include in this monumental spot on their regular season schedule. Pro Football Network’s Nick Faria believes a matchup between Barkley and his former team would make plenty of sense on Christmas Day.

READ MORE: Potential Christmas Day Matchups in 2024

Jeffrey Lurie Explains Reasons for Keeping Nick Sirianni

After Philadelphia struggled to finish last season, many believed that the Eagles would move on from Sirianni. Yet, Lurie decided to give the head coach another chance because of his previous success in Philadelphia. Lurie admitted that it was frustrating to watch how the team failed down the stretch of last season, but he didn’t want to use recency bias in making any decision on the status of Sirianni in Philadelphia.

CONTINUE READING: Jeffrey Lurie Defends Nick Sirianni

Eagles Draft Picks Can Help Fill a Void in the Middle of the O-Line After Kelce’s Retirement

While the Eagles have prepared Cam Jurgens to replace Kelce, there is a void at right guard in their starting offensive line. Tyler Steen struggled at right guard in limited action during his rookie season but could be the early favorite to win the job. HOwever, the Eagles could opt to target a guard in the 2024 NFL Draft, as they have three picks in the first two rounds.

KEEP READING: Eagles Could Target Offensive Linemen in 2024 NFL Draft

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