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Re: Alex Singleton

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Re: Alex Singleton

Post by luckyirishguy25 » Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:17 pm

mslacatfan wrote:
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He is having a really good camp!

https://www.google.com/amp/s/insidethei ... l-pff/amp/
He should have no trouble making it on the roster. He had a great preseason with the Seahawks his rookie year, but still got cut loose due to the LB depth the Seahawks had that year.

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Re: Alex Singleton

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Re: Alex Singleton

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Wow. That is awesome!



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Re: Alex Singleton

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Singleton is totally making this team. Awesome to see.


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Re: Alex Singleton

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It looks like he led the team in tackles, tied for solo, and had a TFL. He's definitely making this roster and we could see him regularly in the regular season.



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Re: Alex Singleton

Post by PapaG » Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:00 pm

VimSince03 wrote:
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Singleton is totally making this team. Awesome to see.
It's not a lock. He's still listed as 7th on their depth chart for all LBs and they will only keep 6 maximum, possibly 5.


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Re: Alex Singleton

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PapaG wrote:
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Singleton is totally making this team. Awesome to see.
It's not a lock. He's still listed as 7th on their depth chart for all LBs and they will only keep 6 maximum, possibly 5.
It seems pretty hard to believe that a team would only keep five linebackers. Teams try to skimp on backups at O-Line and DT (because they are less athletic) and RB (because you only use one at a time these days). They do this so that they can keep more guys at DB, LB and WR because those are likely to be your key guys on special teams. Even with nickel defense increasingly becoming the base defense, you can expect every NFL team to carry at least 6 linebackers. The Eagles wanted to dress six linebackers last year, although things vary based on availability. They carried six on the roster all year and added a seventh at one point. I would say there's a pretty good chance that they'll start out the year with seven because one of the starters has a significant injury.


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Re: Alex Singleton

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BLACKnBLUEnGOLD wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:55 pm
PapaG wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:00 pm
VimSince03 wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:07 pm


Singleton is totally making this team. Awesome to see.
It's not a lock. He's still listed as 7th on their depth chart for all LBs and they will only keep 6 maximum, possibly 5.
It seems pretty hard to believe that a team would only keep five linebackers. Teams try to skimp on backups at O-Line and DT (because they are less athletic) and RB (because you only use one at a time these days). They do this so that they can keep more guys at DB, LB and WR because those are likely to be your key guys on special teams. Even with nickel defense increasingly becoming the base defense, you can expect every NFL team to carry at least 6 linebackers. The Eagles wanted to dress six linebackers last year, although things vary based on availability. They carried six on the roster all year and added a seventh at one point. I would say there's a pretty good chance that they'll start out the year with seven because one of the starters has a significant injury.
That's an old depth chart. Worrilow was also ahead on that depth chart...now he has been cut. Another player on that chart is injured. He is damn near a lock.


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Re: Alex Singleton

Post by BLACKnBLUEnGOLD » Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:32 pm

Another guy ahead of him is LJ Fort, and apparently if they cut Fort, the Eagles get an extra draft pick from the NFL next year. One assumes that could make a difference if Singleton was pretty much even with him.

(That's what all the Eagles fans are saying anyway. I do know that the NFL gives draft picks to teams based on how many free agents they do or don't sign, but I'm not completely up to date on specific situation for the Eagles and I may even be behind on the rules for that program in general.)

I'm a Steelers fan, so I've seen a lot of LJ Fort. He's good on special teams, but so is Singleton. He's okay in coverage. He's okay in general. He's 29, so he's not going to be better than he is now. He's not a guy you keep if you can keep someone younger, cheaper, equally as good, and also get a 5th round draft pick.

EDIT: I actually think two of the guys ahead of him are injured, although only one was serious enough have an injury alert on his FR page.


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Re: Alex Singleton

Post by blueandgoldblitz » Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:28 pm

PapaG wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:00 pm
VimSince03 wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:07 pm


Singleton is totally making this team. Awesome to see.
It's not a lock. He's still listed as 7th on their depth chart for all LBs and they will only keep 6 maximum, possibly 5.
One minor update to you guys. Depth charts are put out by NFL PR squads with no input from the coaches or front office. So they're really just guesses. Singleton's place on the depth chart means pretty much nothing. I think he's pretty much a lock


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Re: Alex Singleton

Post by Cataholic » Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:28 pm

I hope he makes the team. Speculation that he is borderline.

https://www.nj.com/eagles/2019/08/eagle ... eason.html



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Re: Alex Singleton

Post by Danster21 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:39 pm

Cataholic wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:28 pm
I hope he makes the team. Speculation that he is borderline.

https://www.nj.com/eagles/2019/08/eagle ... eason.html
From what I've heard, seems like he'll be the guy. Singleton has been dominant on ST and will be much cheaper than the other guys so he has that edge. PFF also rates Singleton higher at LB than his competition (Nate Gerry).



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Re: Alex Singleton

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Danster21 wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:39 pm
Cataholic wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:28 pm
I hope he makes the team. Speculation that he is borderline.

https://www.nj.com/eagles/2019/08/eagle ... eason.html
From what I've heard, seems like he'll be the guy. Singleton has been dominant on ST and will be much cheaper than the other guys so he has that edge. PFF also rates Singleton higher at LB than his competition (Nate Gerry).
For what it's worth, Gerry is one of those guys that the staff loves and the fans love to hate.


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Re: Alex Singleton

Post by mslacatfan » Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:49 pm

Having a big showing in the final preseason game tonight against the jets. Leading the D with 15 tackles!


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Re: Alex Singleton

Post by Cledus » Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:47 pm

I don't know how it's possible for him to be on the bubble given the preseason he's had. I checked out the box score and there isn't even a close second to Singleton in tackles made. I think it was 15 solo tackles, and 1 assist (or two halves).



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Re: Alex Singleton

Post by luckyirishguy25 » Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:18 pm

Cledus wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:47 pm
I don't know how it's possible for him to be on the bubble given the preseason he's had. I checked out the box score and there isn't even a close second to Singleton in tackles made. I think it was 15 solo tackles, and 1 assist (or two halves).
If Alex gets waived that's absolute ******.



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Re: Alex Singleton

Post by technoCat » Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:32 pm

luckyirishguy25 wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:18 pm
Cledus wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:47 pm
I don't know how it's possible for him to be on the bubble given the preseason he's had. I checked out the box score and there isn't even a close second to Singleton in tackles made. I think it was 15 solo tackles, and 1 assist (or two halves).
If Alex gets waived that's absolute ******.
My Broncos need a linebacker!


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Re: Alex Singleton

Post by Steve Steverson » Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:37 pm

If he gets waived he would get picked up by another team probably within the hour.



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Re: Alex Singleton

Post by BLACKnBLUEnGOLD » Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:25 am

Cledus wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:47 pm
I don't know how it's possible for him to be on the bubble given the preseason he's had. I checked out the box score and there isn't even a close second to Singleton in tackles made. I think it was 15 solo tackles, and 1 assist (or two halves).
Because NFL teams generally give drafted guys the benefit of the doubt over undrafted guys.

Because nobody in the front office loses face if they cut the CFL tryout guy.

Because Alex doesn't look very big.

Because tackles are a worthless stat.

I'm not saying Alex shouldn't make the team. I'm just saying there are reasons he might not.


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