Signed, Sealed ... Ready For Delivery: Eagles Ink First-Round Pick
Even with ongoing discussions between the NFL and players union regarding return-to-work protocols, the Eagles worked out an agreement with their first-round pick. As reported by Inside the Birds on Saturday, the team agreed to terms with Reagor, the 21st overall pick, Monday morning. Reagor’s four-year deal is worth $13 million, per Inside The Birds’ Adam Caplan, with guaranteed base salaries for each of the four seasons.
Reagor was originally supposed to fly to Philly on Sunday evening, per a source, but the team changed his flight plans and instead had him come early Monday morning.
(UPDATE: Reagor's flight left Dallas around 10 a.m. and is expected to land in Philly around 4 p.m. He agreed to terms before flying to Philadelphia).
The NFL has said training camp will begin for all players July 28 but rookies and selected veterans were to report by Tuesday, even as the league and players still meet to decide on health-and-safety and financial issues for the 2020 season due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
It’s expected that other Eagles draft picks are headed to NovaCare for physicals and eventual signings. Jalen Hurts, the former Oklahoma quarterback picked in the second round, joins third-round linebacker Davion Taylor, fourth-round offensive lineman Jack Driscoll and safety K’Von Wallace, fifth-round receiver John Hightower, sixth-round linebacker Shaun Bradley, and seventh-rounder Casey Toohill as
unsigned draft picks. (UPDATE, 2:55: The Eagles have agreed to terms with all of their 2020 draft picks)
Wide receiver Quez Watkins and offensive lineman Prince Tega Wanogho, each chosen in the sixth round, were the only two players from the 2020 draft who were signed prior to Monday. The 5-foot-11, 206-pound Reagor should have an opportunity to contribute right away if he can be a quick study and make up for the loss of Organized Team Activities and mandatory minicamps from the pandemic.
Head coach Doug Pederson has said Reagor will start by learning the “Z” position, which is DeSean Jackson’s position, but look for Reagor to move around in the offense and be used to create mismatches from multiple positions. In April, InsideTheBirds.com's Andrew DiCecco spoke to Reagor's offensive coordinator at TCU, Sonny Cumbie, who called Reagor a quick learner who can pick up offenses "pretty quickly." – Geoff Mosher (@geoffmoshernfl) is a longtime Philadelphia Eagles and NFL reporter and co-host of Inside the Birds. Catch the latest "Inside the Birds" podcast here: