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Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills arrested after fight with NBA player Devin Robinson

Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills arrested after fight with NBA player Devin Robinson

Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills was arrested early Saturday morning outside a Washington, D.C., nightclub for disorderly affray — a legal term for disorderly conduct — after a fight that sent a Washington Wizards basketball player to the hospital.

According to the police report, obtained by NBC Sports Philadelphia’s John Clark, Mills and Devin Robinson were both arrested after an argument turned into a fight outside the Opera Nightclub following a Wizards party.

Robinson was taken to Sibley Hospital. Both were arrested.

The Eagles released the following statement on Saturday afternoon: 

The Philadelphia Eagles are aware of the situation involving defensive back Jalen Mills and are continuing to gather more information. No further comment will be provided at this time.

There is no known previous connection between Mills and Robinson. Mills is from Texas and attended LSU, Robinson is from Virginia and attended Florida. Robinson is 24. Mills turned 25 last weekend.

Mills, entering his fourth NFL season, was a starter on the 2017 Super Bowl championship team. His season ended with a foot injury after eight games last year, and he’s not expected to participate in the spring minicamps.

Robinson played in seven games this year, averaging 6.7 points and 2.9 rebounds in 20.6 minutes. He’s played in eight career games.

The Wizards released a statement Saturday morning, formally cutting ties with Robinson:

We are aware of the incident this morning involving Devin and are disappointed in his actions. We will not extend a qualifying offer to him for the 2019-20 season.

Even though Mills has been a starter when healthy the last two years, his starting spot is not secure going into 2019, both because he's coming off a serious injury and because the Eagles have a stable of promising, young cornerbacks, including Rasul Douglas, Sidney Jones, Avonte Maddox, Cre'Von LeBlanc and Ronald Darby.

Mills was arrested in 2014 for second-degree battery of a woman, a charge that may have led to Mills dropping into the seventh round of the draft and a allegation Mills has always denied. 

The charges were reduced to a misdemeanor and eventually dropped after he entered a pretrial diversion program. 

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Erase Jay Gruden's name from your Eagles coaching wish list

Erase Jay Gruden's name from your Eagles coaching wish list

Another of the most qualified remaining candidates for the Eagles’ offensive coordinator vacancy is off the board.

Jay Gruden, recently fired after six mediocre years as the Redskins’ head coach, is close to joining the Jaguars to fill their offensive coordinator vacancy, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

Assuming the deal is completed, Gruden will become the Jaguars’ third offensive coordinator in three years. He replaces former Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo, fired last week after just one year in Jacksonville. DeFilippo replaced Nathaniel Hackett, who was fired and spent this past year in the same position with the Packers. DeFilippo was recently hired by Matt Nagy as QBs coach of the Bears.

Ten teams were in the market for an offensive coordinator when the regular season ended.

Of those 10, the Eagles are one of only two still hanging a "Help Wanted" sign on their front door. 

The other is the Vikings, whose offensive coordinator this past year, Kevin Stefanski, was named last week as head coach of the Browns.

Gruden, whose older brother John was the Eagles’ offensive coordinator under Ray Rhodes from 1995 through 1997 and is now head coach of the Raiders, spent 2011 through 2013 as the Bengals’ offensive coordinator before replacing Mike Shanahan as head coach of the Redskins in 2014.

His teams went 38-57 in six years and reached the playoffs only once, losing a wild-card game to the Packers in 2015.

In Jacksonville, Gruden will presumably be working with 2017 Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles, who was the Jaguars’ opening-day quarterback this past year but was hurt much of the season and then benched later in the year for rookie Gardner Minshew.

It’s not known whether the Eagles had any formal interest in Gruden, but he was certainly one of the most intriguing remaining candidates for the opening.

The Eagles fired Mike Groh 12 days ago after two years as offensive coordinator one day after head coach Doug Pederson said both would remain on his staff.

Among the candidates the Eagles have been linked with who are now expected to remain in their current position are Chiefs quarterbacks coach Mike Kafka, Ravens QBs coach James Urban (who spent three years as Bengals WRs coach under Jay Gruden) and USC offensive coordinator Graham Harrell.

Other qualified candidates who are off the board include Chan Gailey, hired as Dolphins offensive coordinator; LSU passing game coordinator Joe Brady, who was hired by the Panthers; Joe Moorhead, who was hired Tuesday as Oregon’s offensive coordinator; and former Eagles offensive coordinator and recently fired Giants head coach Pat Shurmur, who was hired as OC of the Broncos.

Earlier Tuesday, we outlined some of the top remaining candidates, including current Eagles position coaches Duce Staley and Press Taylor.

The Eagles also remain without a wide receivers coach, a secondary coach and a defensive line coach. The team fired receivers coach Carson Walch and d-line coach Phillip Daniels, and secondary coach Cory Undlin accepted the defensive coordinator position with the Lions.

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Here's a sneak peak of the 2020 NFL Draft venue ... and it's 100% Las Vegas

Here's a sneak peak of the 2020 NFL Draft venue ... and it's 100% Las Vegas

The blueprint for the 2020 NFL Draft venue has been revealed and it's just what you would expect it to be in Las Vegas.

The draft has become quite a production in recent years, but this has to top all previous attempts if it's executed the way they're saying.

Reportedly, players will be transported to the stage by a boat. Which could be an epic moment for the draftees ... but could also add a significant amount of time to the already long night of events.

The red carpet stage has a more traditional look when it comes to a draft setting, but since it's Vegas, it's go big or go home.

There are currently mixed opinions about it all, but here are some of the funniest:

 

 

 


The draft will be held from April 23-25 where the Eagles currently hold the 21st overall pick.

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