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The Eagles and WR DeVonta Smith agreed to a three-year $75 million contract extension with $51 million guaranteed, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Smith had two years remaining on his rookie deal but is now signed with Philadelphia through the 2028 campaign. The 2021 first-round pick has opened his NFL career with WR29, WR9, and WR16 PPR finishes. The presence of WR A.J. Brown (signed through 2026) caps Smith's upside a tad. But he's a rock-solid fantasy WR2 in the short and long term. The contract extension is also excellent news for QB Jalen Hurts' dynasty value.

The Steelers traded QB Kenny Pickett and the 120th overall pick of this spring's draft to the Eagles in exchange for pick No. 98 and a pair of 2025 seventh-rounders, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Pickett wanted out of Pittsburgh after the arrival of QB Russell Wilson, according to Schefter. So Pickett goes from Wilson's backup ... to Jalen Hurts' backup. He still has two years left on his current contract, so it'll be at least 2026 before Pickett has a chance to sniff a starting job. Considering his lackluster play in Pittsburgh, it's more likely that Pickett settles in as a career backup.

The Eagles are set to hire Kellen Moore as their new OC, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Moore is coming off a disappointing season in Los Angeles, where his Chargers finished an underwhelming 18th in total yards and 21st in points. He had a much more productive stint in Dallas the four years prior, with three of those Cowboys teams ranking top-6 in points, including first- and fourth-place finishes in his final two seasons. Moore deployed a slightly run-leaning offense (in terms of Pass Rate Over Expected) in Dallas and went slightly pass-leaning in Los Angeles last year. But his offenses have consistently played fast. In fact, all five of them ranked top-4 in both pace and situation-neutral pace. That should mean a significant shift in Philadelphia after the Eagles finished 18th in pace and neutral pace last year. We'll see exactly how much say Moore has in the offense under HC Shane Steichen.

Eagles QB Jalen Hurts (finger) is not listed on the final injury report for Monday night's Wild Card game vs. the Bucs. He put in full practices on Friday and Saturday, which would seemingly suggest that his right finger injury will not be a major problem. We'll look for further updates on his status ahead of kickoff.

The Eagles will be ruling WR A.J. Brown (knee) out for Monday night’s game against the Buccaneers. ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reports that Brown "wants to fully heal as much as he can and give it a go next week." Philly would obviously need to win at Tampa to make that second game happen. Brown’s absence leaves targets available for WR DeVonta Smith and TE Dallas Goedert. WR Julio Jones gains intrigue as a DFS play. QB Jalen Hurts loses upside without his top wideout (and is dealing with his own finger injury). Brown makes for a weak play across playoff fantasy contests.

Update: Brown missed practice again on Saturday and has officially been ruled out.

Eagles QB Jalen Hurts (finger) was listed as a full participant in Friday's practice. He's on track to play vs. the Bucs on Monday. We'll look for more info on how big a factor that injured right finger will be.

Eagles QB Jalen Hurts (finger) put in a limited practice on Thursday. He told the media that it was his first time throwing since leaving the Week 18 loss to the Giants. We'd be shocked if Hurts didn't play vs. the Bucs on Monday night, but we'll keep tabs on how big a factor this finger injury will be.

X-rays found no fracture in QB Jalen Hurts' injured right middle finger, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. Hurts dislocated the finger and says he's taking it "day by day," heading into next Monday night's playoff opener. We're betting Hurts will play but will certainly watch for more on his outlook this week.

Eagles QB Jalen Hurts said that he's never experienced anything like the right middle finger injury he suffered in the Week 18 loss to the Giants. “It popped out," Hurts said, adding that he'll take things "day-by-day" this coming week. “He’s tough as heck," HC Nick Sirianni said of Hurts. "He came back and ripped it.” But Sirianni only said, "we'll see" when asked whether Hurts will be available for next weekend's Wild Card game vs. the Bucs. We should learn more about Hurts' injury and availability on Monday.

Eagles QB Jalen Hurts was pulled near the end of the first half of Sunday's game vs. the Giants. He injured his right finger earlier in the game, returned for a few series, and then was yanked with Philly down 24-0. We'll look for updates on that finger injury, but Hurts should be ready for next weekend's Wild Card game vs. the Buccaneers. QB Marcus Mariota will finish out this game for the Eagles.

Eagles HC Nick Sirianni said Monday that he'll consider sitting some starters in Sunday's regular-season finale vs. the Giants. Philly can win the NFC East only if the Cowboys lose to the Commanders -- a game in which Dallas is currently favored by 13. If the Cowboys win, the Eagles are locked into the No. 5 seed. "I'm not saying yes, I'm not saying no. I'm saying everything's discussed," Sirianni said of his starters playing on Sunday. Hopefully we have a clearer idea of the plan by the end of this week.

Eagles QB Jalen Hurts completed 18 of 23 passes for 167 yards and 3 TDs with 1 INT in Week 17 vs. the Cardinals. He added 25 yards on 8 carries. Hurts has posted multiple TDs in 15 of 16 games this season. His rushing yards per game have dipped from 37.6 to 50.6, but Hurts has also already increased his rushing TDs for the third straight year. Ignore any fears of the NFL outlawing Philly's "Tush Push," and continue valuing Hurts as a top-shelf dynasty QB. If you don't have Hurts on your roster already and the league does outlaw some aspect of the "Tush Push," consider making an offer for the Eagles QB. His rushing upside isn't going anywhere.

Eagles QB Jalen Hurts completed 17 of 31 passes for 143 yards with 2 INTs in Week 15 vs. the Seahawks. He’d entered the game listed as ‘Questionable’ due to an illness and certainly struggled as a passer on Monday night. Fortunately, Hurts’ 82 rushing yards and pair of scores as a runner helped to mask those deficiencies and elevate his fantasy performance. Managers should feel comfortable rolling out Hurts again in Week 16 in a soft matchup vs. the Giants (25th in total defense DVOA in 2023).

Eagles QB Jalen Hurts (illness) is active for tonight’s game vs. the Seahawks. He was so sick on Sunday that his status for this one was reportedly in real doubt. It’s possible that the illness is a factor in this one. But if you waited on Hurts, get him in your lineup.

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