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It’s not a secret that multiple Dolphins defensive players took issue with how former coordinator Vic Fangio coached the unit in 2023.

Miami safety Jevon Holland made it clear he wasn’t a fan of Fangio when speaking to reporters on Tuesday about new DC Anthony Weaver.

Holland called Weaver’s approach “a complete 180” in comparison.

“Actually, ‘Weav’ is super dope, man,” Holland said, via Hal Habib of the Palm Beach Post. “Like as a person, as an ex-player, as a coach. You can just feel he understands where we’re coming from. He wants to hear us in our input on the defense and then is able to put that into how the defense is called and how the defense is taught. So now he’s great, man.”

When asked as a follow-up if Weaver’s status as a former player makes the difference, Holland came up with a quick response.

“I just think that it’s the fact that he’s a good person makes a difference,” Holland said.

A second-round pick in 2021, Holland started 12 games last season, recording 74 total tackles with four passes defensed, three forced fumbles, and an interception.


Receiver DeVante Parker signed a one-year, $1.2 million deal with the Eagles this offseason. Parker, though, won’t play a down for his new team.

He announced his retirement Monday night.

“I want to see my [four] kids, spend quality time with them,” Parker told Adam Schefter of ESPN. “I want to be there for them whenever I can.”

Parker, 31, played nine NFL seasons after the Dolphins drafted him 14th overall in 2015. He played seven seasons with Miami and two with New England.

He finished his NFL career with 369 catches for 5,266 yards and 27 touchdowns.

“I’m just going to take things slowly,” Parker told Schefter when asked what was next for him.


The Eagles have signed another one of their 2024 draft picks.

Philadelphia announced on Monday that defensive back Cooper DeJean has put pen to paper on his four-year rookie deal.

DeJean, 21, was the No. 40 overall pick in the second round out of Iowa. He was the Big Ten defensive back of the year and the conference’s return specialist of the year in 2023. He also was a two-time, first-team All-Big Ten honoree.

He registered seven interceptions — three of which were returned for touchdowns — and 13 passes defensed in his college career.

The Eagles have now signed eight of their nine 2024 draftees. First-round cornerback Quinyon Mitchell is Philadelphia’s remaining unsigned pick.


Giants fans have made their displeasure with running back Saquon Barkley’s decision to sign with the Eagles clear over the last couple of months and they found out on Wednesday night when they’ll have their chance to do so during a game between the NFC East rivals.

Barkley and the Eagles will make the short trip to MetLife Stadium to face the Giants in Week Seven. It is a 1 p.m. ET game that will be televised on Fox.

After getting booed at a Knicks game, Barkley said that a player “can’t bail or become a traitor” when their previous team doesn’t offer them a contract to stay. Barkley was a first-round pick in 2018 and played out all five years of his rookie contract before receiving a franchise tag for 2023. He wound up signing a different one-year deal for his final season with the Giants, but the two sides never seemed to get close to an agreement for a long-term deal.

The Eagles and Barkley didn’t have any problems on that front. He agreed to a three-year deal that can be worth more than $36 million early in free agency and he’ll get a chance to show the Giants what they’re missing in October.


Last season’s Wild Card game between the Rams and the Lions was a thriller and the two teams will square off again on the first Sunday night of the NFL season.

The Lions won that game 24-23 to begin a trip that ended in the NFC Championship Game and the matchup on Sunday Night Football will be an early gauge of two teams with aspirations of postseason success.

Both teams will make other appearances on Sunday night. The Lions will visit the Texans in Week 10 while the Rams will be at home against the Eagles in Week 12. The Texans and Eagles are also scheduled for multiple appearances and those four teams are joined by the Chiefs, Bills, Cowboys, Jets, and 49ers. The Cowboys are scheduled for three Sunday night games.

The schedule is not set in stone. NFL flexible scheduling procedures allow for up to two changes to the schedule from Week Five to Week 10 and the league can change any games from Week 11 to Week 17, although the moves must be made no later than 12 days in advance and after consultation with broadcasters. The Week 18 matchup is determined after Week 17’s games have been played.

The full Sunday Night Football schedule for the 2024 season is:

Week One: Rams at Lions
Week Two: Bears at Texans
Week Three: Chiefs at Falcons
Week Four: Bills at Ravens
Week Five: Cowboys at Steelers
Week Six: Bengals at Giants
Week Seven: Jets at Steelers
Week Eight: Cowboys at 49ers
Week Nine: Jaguars at Eagles
Week 10: Lions at Texans
Week 11: Colts at Jets
Week 12: Eagles at Rams
Week 13: 49ers at Bills
Week 14: Chargers at Chiefs
Week 15: Packers at Seahawks
Week 16: Buccaneers at Cowboys
Week 17: Dolphins at Browns
Week 18: TBD