Philadelphia Eagles News, April 16: DeVonta Smith’s Contract Details Revealed, Eagles Host Kool-Aid McKinstry on Top 30 Visit, and More

Here's the latest news involving the Philadelphia Eagles, including DeVonta Smith's contract extension, an intriguing top 30 visit, and more.

The Philadelphia Eagles continued to stay busy this offseason by making another huge move on Monday. Eagles general manager Howie Roseman strives to stay ahead of the NFL market, especially at key positions. That is exactly why Philadelphia worked out a contract extension with wide receiver DeVonta Smith so quickly.

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While the Eagles completing a deal with Smith this early in the offseason isn’t much of a surprise, the details of Smith’s contract were. Another surprise could be an intriguing cornerback prospect that Philadelphia has hosted on a top 30 visit.

All of that and more in today’s Eagles news!

Eagles Solve Final Piece to 2024 Offensive Core With DeVonta Smith Extension

After signing several key contributors to contract extensions this offseason, Smith was the last domino to fall. Smith has continued to ascend in Philadelphia, despite the presence of A.J. Brown as a star wide receiver alongside him. The Eagles were wise to sign Smith to an extension now, as several other young wide receivers are eligible to sign massive contract extensions this offseason.

READ MORE: DeVonta Smith Signs Three-Year Extension

DeVonta Smith’s Extension Could Raise the Price of Jaylen Waddle

One of the young wide receivers who is due for a contract extension is Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jaylen Waddle. Ironically, Waddle and Smith were teammates at Alabama and drafted the same year. Now, they are both set for big paydays, with Smith helping set the price with his latest deal.

While Waddle likely isn’t considered the same caliber of receiver as Smith, it will be interesting to see what Miami will be willing to pay him given his important role in the offense.

CONTINUE READING: The Impact of DeVonta Smith’s Extension

Will Helms’ 3-Round 2024 NFL Mock Draft: Eagles Trade Up for Top Edge Rusher

Now that the Eagles have taken care of several of their key offensive players, they can shift their focus to the 2024 NFL Draft. Pro Football Network’s Will Helms released his latest mock draft and has Philadelphia making a notable trade-up in the first round to land arguably the best edge defender in this year’s draft class. Helms also has the Eagles addressing the secondary with their Day 2 selections.

KEEP READING: Pro Football Network’s Latest Mock Draft

DeVonta Smith’s Contract Extension Details Revealed

Roseman and the Eagles like to sign their young, foundational players to contract extensions early. Not only does it allow them to get ahead of the market, but it also allows them to manipulate the cap hits and use things such as the fifth-year option year to their advantage. That’s exactly what the Eagles did with Smith, as his contract is surprisingly team-friendly given the amount of money that he is receiving.

READ MORE: Potential Day 1 Deals the Eagles Can Make

Eagles Host Alabama CB Kool-Aid McKinstry on Top 30 Visit

Darius Slay and James Bradberry aren’t getting any younger in Philadelphia’s secondary. While Kelee Ringo, Eli Ricks, and Josh Jobe have shown promise at times, they are far from guaranteed answers for Philadelphia at cornerback.

Therefore, it shouldn’t be much of a surprise to see the Eagles hosting one of the top cornerbacks in the 2024 NFL Draft on a top 30 visit.

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