Eagles camp notes, quotes and tidbits: Door-to-door salesman to Eagles CB

Eagles camp notes, quotes and tidbits: Door-to-door salesman to Eagles CB

New Eagles cornerback Tay Glover-Wright spent last training camp and preseason with the Indianapolis Colts, but he was cut after the preseason and lasted just a week on the team's practice squad. 

So he went home and was forced into life after football. 

"I found work back home in Atlanta, Georgia," Glover-Wright said on Wednesday, after his second practice with the Eagles. "I was doing some direct marketing. All I did was play football my whole life, so I didn't really know what direct marketing was. I was like, 'Marketing sounds attractive, so let me go try it out.' Next thing I know I'm knocking on random people's doors trying to sell stuff." 

Glover-Wright didn't last long in the world of direct marketing. After about a month and a half selling subscriptions to AT&T U-verse and DIRECTV, he decided to move on. 

He called Oregon State head coach Gary Anderson looking for work. Anderson was previously the head coach at Utah State when Glover-Wright went there. That first phone call came around Thanksgiving, but it wasn't until around January that Anderson found some work for his former player. 

Eventually, Glover-Wright accepted a graduate assistant position, but he was still hoping to get a chance to play again. He worked out for the Eagles last December, but nothing ever came of it. 

Just last week, the 25-year-old worked out for a different team and when he got back to Oregon State, the coaching staff told him it was about time for him to choose whether he wanted to play football or help coach it. 

When the Eagles called the other day, Glover-Wright was about to board a bus to Bend, Oregon for Beavers training camp. 

"Well, I made my decision," he said. "It's exciting for me. It's truly a blessing."

The Eagles signed Glover-Wright on Monday and he was already practicing by Tuesday. He might not have a great shot at making the roster, but with how much inexperience the Eagles have at corner, who knows? 

At least he's not regretting his decision to give the NFL one more chance. 

"This is my dream," he said. "I'm living my dream. And I know the window closes. So as long as I can, I'm going to do this. This is what I love to do." 

The next step
Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox is quietly putting together a very solid training camp this summer. 

That's to be expected, though. Cox is one of the team's best players and one of the best defensive linemen in football. 

So what's the next step in his evolution as a player? 

"There are some ways that you can take out defensive linemen when it comes to pass-rush," defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz said. "We've worked hard to try to be able to handle that and keep — let me put it this way: When offensive line coaches game plan against us, I don't want to speak for them, but I'm sure they start with No. 91 and say, ‘OK, how do we keep this guy from wrecking the game?’

"The next step to being a great player, and Fletch is, is being able to meet that and be able to still get a hit when they're pitching around you."

Roster move
The Eagles on Wednesday afternoon waived/injured undrafted cornerback Randall Goforth from UCLA. Goforth tore his ACL at practice last Friday. 

With the move, the Eagles roster is at 89, one shy of the 90-man limit. 

Torrey Smith says Carson Wentz is going to get PAID

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Torrey Smith says Carson Wentz is going to get PAID

We all know just how good Carson Wentz is. Heck, the entire NFL knows just how good Wentz is after the Eagles' QB put together a remarkable season with 3,296 passing yards and 33 TD tosses ... in just 13 games.

But we and the entire league also know what that means: Wentz is going to get a lot more zeros added to his paycheck soon.

Wideout Torrey Smith, recently traded by the Eagles to the Panthers, knows full well what Wentz's worth is and isn't shy to talk about it, as he did at his charity basketball event in Maryland on Saturday evening.

"When Carson's time comes, they're going to need a Brinks truck the size of this arena," Smith, who caught 33 balls for 692 yards and two TDs from Wentz last season, told ESPN's Jamison Hensley while noting the Eagles are taking full advantage of Wentz's discounted rookie deal right now.

Wentz is in the middle of a four-year, $26.6 million deal signed after he was drafted No. 2 overall in 2016. The deal expires after the 2019 season, but obviously Howie Roseman and crew know this all is looming. And they also know recent QB contract numbers have continued to skyrocket.

San Francisco recently made Jimmy Garrapollo, he of seven career starts but also of five straight wins to end last season after his trade from New England, the richest QB in league history with a five-year, $137.5 million deal. Detroit gave Matthew Stafford a five-year, $135 million deal prior to last season, a few months after Oakland gave Derek Carr a five-year, $125 million extension. Those three are the top-paid QBs in the league.

Long story short: With the way Wentz has performed with 7,049 passing yards and 49 TDs in 29 career starts, he's going to get PAID.

And Roseman's acts of salary cap magic are going to have to continue because Wentz is going to get paid sooner than later, and the whole league knows it.

Vinny Curry reportedly heading to the Buccaneers

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Vinny Curry reportedly heading to the Buccaneers

One day after being released from the Eagles, Vinny Curry has reportedly already found a new home.

The defensive end is heading to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on a three-year deal worth up to $27 million, with an $11.5 million injury guarantee, according to ESPN's Jenna Laine.

After signing him to a five-year, $47.25 million extension in 2016, the Eagles moved on from Curry and his scheduled $11 million cap hit on Friday. The transaction saved the Eagles $5 million in cap space, with $6 million in dead money.

While Curry, 29, had the best season of his career in 2017, his production still didn't match his high cap number and he became more expendable after the Eagles acquired Pro Bowler Michael Bennett from the Seahawks.

Curry will join former Eagles defensive tackle Beau Allen in Tampa Bay. Allen signed a three-year, $15 million deal with the Buccaneers earlier in the week.