Jarvis Landry: Franchise tag is not a good deal for me
Jarvis Landry is willing to hold out if he doesn’t get a long-term deal.
The team decides to exercise the franchise tag. I’m considering not playing on it, Landry said in a 10-minute teaser of a documentary called Juice, via Omar Kelly of the Sun-Sentinel. The franchise tag is not a good deal for me.
Long, 32, indicated earlier this month in an interview with SB Nation that he wasn’t entirely sure if he intended to play for the Eagles this season.
CL:?I don’t know yet. I’m working something out right now. At 32, you have limited time left to play the game you love, so the role has to be exactly right for me. I can still play at a high level, and I’m hungry to play, but every player my age has to weigh how they want to go out. The 25-year-old me would tell the 32-year-old me to take the two rings and go start the next chapter in life, but it’s never simple when you still have gas left in the tank. We’ll have to see what shakes out. So short answer, I have no idea. I love Philly though. The city would make it hard to walk away.
This defense is just another opportunity to line up on tight ends. Honestly, I don’t think there’s a tight end in the NFL who can block me,Bennett told reporters, when asked about how his role might change as part of the Eagles defense. I know Eli Manning is probably watching this and thinking, ‘Yes, I’m coming.’ I know Dak [Prescott] is watching this and saying, ‘Yeah, he’s coming.’ Yeah, I am. And Alex Smith, he knows he can’t run from me. I told him in the Pro Bowl.
It’s definitely gonna be a great season and it will be fun to be out here and be able to chase quarterbacks. I just know third down, and second down and first down, is gonna be fun.
Bennett, entering his 10th NFL season, is coming off one of his most productive seasons in Seattle. The defensive end bounced back from an injury-plagued though still Pro Bowl-worthy 2016 to record 8.5 sacks and 40 tackles (25 solo) in 2017.
Although Bennett is aware the Eagles might cut back on the number of reps he’s used to, he conceded his goals remain the same. And if fewer individual snaps translate to better productivity from the Philadelphia front line as a whole, NFC East offenses have more reason to worry.