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Chase Daniel's contract with Saints will give Eagles little cap relief

Chase Daniel's contract with Saints will give Eagles little cap relief

After his long and illustrious career with the Eagles, in which he never threw an incomplete pass, Chase Daniel has agreed to contract terms to rejoin the Saints.

Daniel, who spent the 2009 through 2012 seasons backing up Drew Brees in New Orleans, spent 2013 through 2015 with the Chiefs and last year with the Eagles, where he went 1 for 1 for 16 yards and a passer rating of 118.8.

According to ProFootballTalk, the one-year deal is worth just $900,000, which means the Eagles are on the hook for $4.1 million of Daniel's guaranteed 2017 salary of $5 million thanks to offsetting language in his deal with the Birds. 

Daniel's deal with the Saints does give the Eagles $900,000 in cap relief, but he'll still count $6.1 million in dead money under their 2017 cap instead of the $7 million he would have counted had he not signed with another team.

The Eagles unloaded Daniel earlier this month after he requested his release. They signed former third-round pick Nick Foles, who started 24 games with the Eagles from 2012 through 2014, to back up Carson Wentz.

The Eagles now have nearly $12 million in dead money in 2017 thanks to quarterbacks they have unloaded. Sam Bradford will count $5.5 million against this year's cap.

Factoring in Wentz's $6.063 million cap figure and Foles' $1.6 million number, the Eagles will have about $19.26 million in cap money devoted to various quarterbacks.

Nick Foles' impressive mark as Eagles starter at home

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Nick Foles' impressive mark as Eagles starter at home

Eagles Milestone Watch just isn't quite as much fun without Carson Wentz, is it?

But you know what? There are still some pretty cool statistical plateaus to look for Sunday when the Eagles face the Giants at MetLife Stadium and through the rest of the season.

Let's take a look!

• Nick Foles has won eight straight starts at home, which is two shy of the longest home winning streak by an Eagles quarterback since 1950. Donovan McNabb won 10 starts over the 2004 and 2005 seasons, Randall Cunningham won nine straight from 1991 through 1993 and Foles (2013-14) and Carson Wentz (2016-17) won eight straight. Rodney Peete (1995-96) and Bobby Thomason (1953-54) had seven-game home-winning streaks.

• Even though he's played only five games in an Eagles uniform, Jay Ajayi has already had three games with both 75 or more rushing yards and a per-carry average of at least 5.0. With one more game with 75 yards and a 5.0 average, Ajayi would join Brian Westbrook, Wilbert Montgomery and LeSean McCoy as only the fourth running back in Eagles history with four such games in a season.

• The Eagles have scored 30 or more points in eight of their first 13 games. One more 30-point game ties the franchise record of nine set in 2014.

• The Eagles are averaging 176 rushing yards per game and allowing 88 rushing yards. They're on pace to become only the third team in NFL history to gain 2,250 rushing yards while allowing fewer than 1,150 rushing yards. The others are the 1941 Bears and 1969 Cowboys.

• Finally, this: Brent Celek, who could be approaching his final three games with the Eagles, has 4,973 career receiving yards, all in an Eagles uniform. With 27 more yards, he will become the eighth player in Eagles history with 5,000 receiving yards and only the 12th tight end in NFL history with at least 5,000 receiving yards all with the same team. The only other players with at least 5,000 yards all in an Eagles uniform are Pete Retzlaff (7,412), Mike Quick (6,464), Hall of Famer Pete Pihos (5,619) and Bobby Walston (5,363).

Despite injury, Carson Wentz not forgotten in Pro Bowl voting

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Despite injury, Carson Wentz not forgotten in Pro Bowl voting

Carson Wentz obviously won't be able to play in this year's Pro Bowl, but he's well on his way to getting named a Pro Bowler for the first time in his young career.

Wentz got more fan votes than any other NFC quarterback (or NFC player) and the fourth-most in the entire NFL. After fan voting finished on Dec. 14, Wentz had 829,174 votes.

Only Le'Veon Bell (855,539), Tom Brady (833,481) and Antonio Brown (832,446) had more. The three quarterbacks behind Wentz in the NFC were Drew Brees (743,355), Russell Wilson (651,592) and Jared Goff (571,656).

Fan votes are 1/3 of the process. Players' and coaches' votes account for the remaining 2/3s.

Zach Ertz finished with more fans than any other NFC tight end. He got 486,011. This would be Ertz's first Pro Bowl nod as well.

With the team at 11-2, several other Eagles seemingly have a pretty good shot at making the Pro Bowl this season.

The full Pro Bowl rosters will be revealed Dec. 19.