Eagles vice president of football operations Howie Roseman on Saturday vehemently denied reports there was some sort of altercation — verbal or physical — between the Eagles and prospect Derrius Guice during his pre-draft visit to the NovaCare Complex.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported there was a “shouting match” between Guice and the Eagles and said a person involved called it the worst pre-draft interview he's ever seen. Guice has denied the report too.
“There was no altercation here in this building that any of us are aware of,” Roseman said Saturday. “I don’t know where that report came from. I can speak for everyone in here that nothing like that happened here in Philadelphia.”
Did something happen somewhere else?
“There was no altercation,” Roseman repeated. “When you hear the word altercations, it’s like fisticuffs or something or yelling and screaming. I don’t know that I’ve ever been in a room where a player has yelled at anyone.”
Vice president of player personnel Joe Douglas and head coach Doug Pederson also said nothing happened.
The Eagles were clearly interested in Guice at some level but drafted tight end Dallas Goedert with the No. 49 pick in the draft. Ten picks later, Guice ended up going to division-rival Washington at pick No. 59.
"A lot of things came out of nowhere and weren't true, and I just didn't understand 'Why me?'" Guice said Friday night, via NBC Sports Washington. "I'm just thankful that this whole process is over with, that an organization believed in me and trusted in me. I'm just ready to get to work."