PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The connections between the Buffalo Payments and the Philadelphia Eagles are virtually countless.
Jim Schwartz was Buffalo’s defensive coordinator earlier than coming to the Eagles.
“I don’t know if familiarity means something,” Jim Schwartz, Eagles defensive coordinator, stated.
Linebacker Nigel Bradham is acquainted with Schwartz, after enjoying for him with the Payments earlier than signing with the Eagles final yr.
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“He’s a terrific individual, actually like a father-sort determine,” Bradham stated.
Corey Graham was a Invoice for the final three seasons till he was signed by the Eagles 2 weeks in the past.
“Guys sit up for enjoying with Schwartz,” Graham stated.
Fellow defensive again Ron Brooks additionally performed for Schwartz.
However it’s deeper than the Schwartz connection, as newly acquired Ronald Darby comes from the Payments and he by no means performed for Schwartz.
Similar with one other defensive again Jaylen Watkins who was briefly on the Payments apply squad.
Oh and his brother, Sammy, was simply traded away by the Payments final week.
And it doesn’t cease there, Jason Peters was initially a Invoice earlier than being traded to the Eagles eight years in the past.
And going again much more, eagles lengthy snapper Jon Dorenbos began his profession in Buffalo.
And only for good measure, Eagles Offensive Coordinator Frank Reich performed for the Payments.
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Then when you take a look at the Payments, their head coach is none aside from Montgomery County native and former Eagles Defensive Coordinator Sean McDermott.
Jordan matthews is now on the roster after final week’s commerce.
After which there’s nonetheless Shady McCoy, in addition to former Eagle Colt Anderson who performs within the Payments secondary.
How concerning the Philly connection?
Higher Darby native and Cardinal O’Hara graduate Philly brown is now a Invoice, as is former Temple College star Dion Dawkins, who was simply drafted within the 2nd spherical.
Former Temple Owl Rod Streater can also be on the roster, so is Woodbury’s personal and Penn State alum Gerald Hodges.
To shut all of it out, Souderton native Jake Metz, who performed on the Area Bowl champion Soul final yr, spent a part of coaching camp final August with the eagles