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How Orlando Scandrick profited from Eagles' division title

How Orlando Scandrick profited from Eagles' division title

The Eagles’ playoff run Orlando Scandrick vowed would never happen wound up earning Scandrick a little bit of spare pocket change.

The despised former Cowboy, briefly an Eagle before spouting a bunch of nonsense about his former team on national TV, is among several Eagles castoffs who received a half playoff share because the Eagles reached the playoffs.

According to the NFL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement, players who spent at least three weeks on a team’s roster are entitled to a half playoff share if that team reaches the postseason and they’re not currently under contract to another team in the same conference.

Playoff shares for division winners in 2019 were $31,000, so guys like Scandrick, L.J. Fort, Zach Brown and Jay Ajayi each received checks for $15,500 on top of what they stole … I mean earned from the Eagles while they were here.

Players on the roster for at least nine weeks get a full share.

Scandrick and Fort were both on the roster for four games, Brown for six and Ajayi for six.

Mack Hollins gets a full $31,000 Eagles playoff share after failing to catch a pass in his last eight games as an Eagle since he was on the roster for 13 weeks before finishing with an AFC team, the Dolphins.

Johnathan Cyprien, who was here the first four weeks of the season, doesn’t get a playoff share from his stellar Eagles stay since he’s currently under contract to the Falcons, an NFC team.

Fort, who signed with the Ravens after being released by the Eagles without playing a defensive snap, actually receives playoff shares from two teams, since the Ravens are also in the playoffs. He got $15,500 from the Eagles on top of the $31,000 he’s guaranteed so far for being on the Ravens.  

Why did the Eagles release Fort? To make room for Scandrick, of course. 

NFL postseason salaries, unlike regular-season salaries, are paid from an NFL playoff salary pool. So at least the checks that these guys get aren't directly from the Eagles.

But they are thanks to the Eagles.

Players from division-winning wild-card teams earn $31,000 and those from the other wild-card teams get $28,000.

The conference semifinal round is worth another $31,000 and those who reach a conference title game get another $56,000. There’s an additional $124,000 per player for a Super Bowl win and $62,000 for a Super Bowl loss.

So these aren't exactly huge payouts for players making hundreds of thousands of dollars per week during the regular season.

But for Scandrick? It's still too much.

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Orlando Scandrick doubles down on trolling of Eagles

Orlando Scandrick doubles down on trolling of Eagles

As if the Philadelphia Eagles and their fans needed anymore fodder for their disdain of Orlando Scandrick, the former NFL player once again joined Skip Bayless on "Undisputed" and spoke about the Dallas Cowboys using curious phrasing.

"We," to be specific.

How far does Scandrick believe the Cowboys can go this season?

"We looking good right now," Scandrick responds. This gets a rise out of Shannon Sharpe.

"Oh, it's 'we' now?!" Sharpe says.

Skip comes to his defense because he played for them "for a long time." Just not that recently. Right.

I actually think this is an assertion that Birds fans will welcome. They already can't stand Scandrick and we know how they feel about the Dallas Cowboys, so it's a two birds with one stone situation.

Scandrick was, of course, absolutely destroyed by the Eagles' social media account after he caused a stir after being cut with his comments about Malcolm Jenkins. We're just happy to see he's healthy enough to appear on TV to spew his nonsense.

Looking to Scandrick's take on his Cowboys when they inevitably lose the division to the Eagles in the coming months.

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Orlando Scandrick watches from home as Malcolm Jenkins leads Eagles to victory

Orlando Scandrick watches from home as Malcolm Jenkins leads Eagles to victory

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — When former Eagles cornerback Orlando Scandrick popped off about the team on Friday morning, it was just the cherry on top of what was already a distraction-filled couple of weeks. 

It was like there was one giant circus tent over the NovaCare Complex. 

But the Eagles stayed together. Their leaders led. Their playmakers made plays. Their coaches put together solid gameplans. 

In every facet on Sunday afternoon, the Eagles responded. 

“I think the guys in this room, we respond to adversity,” Malcolm Jenkins said. “I think it brings us together. I think, more so where we are as a team right now, we needed this game at this point in the season. Felt like we had to make a decision. Came together this week and really just worked.” 

With their backs against the wall, facing a possible 3-5 start to their season, the Eagles went to Buffalo to face a 5-1 team and came away with a much-needed 31-13 win. They might have just saved their season. 

On Friday afternoon, Jenkins was as angry as I’ve ever seen him as he answered questions about Scandrick’s FS1 debut. On Sunday afternoon, Jenkins was asked if he had anything to say to Scandrick and responded, “Nope.” He let his play and the scoreboard do the talking. 

Because right now, Scandrick’s NFL career is over and the Eagles improved to 4-4, extending their postseason hopes, without him. 

“Nothing outside of this locker room matters,” Jenkins said. “At the end of the day, what we do on that field, how we prepare to go out on that field, that’s all that wins games. You win or lose based on that. The things people say or all the things that are outside of our building, outside of this locker room, have no impact.”

During Scandrick’s diatribe against his former team, he went hardest after Jenkins, whom he called a selfish player. 

That didn’t sit well with Jenkins or most of his teammates. For years now, Jenkins has been known as the main leader of the Eagles’ defense and one of the main leaders of the entire team. So to question his leadership was shocking. And the Eagles rightfully called him out for that on their Twitter account Friday afternoon. 

But before Scandrick’s comments, the Eagles already had a productive work week without him and Jenkins was his usual self. He was the leader of the defense.  

“I saw Malcolm do what he does best and do what he normally does,” fellow safety Rodney McLeod said. “And that’s lead this team, lead the defensive unit, speak up when necessary. Really, he’s a guy who backs it up through his actions. You seen him out there this week, the way he prepped, kind of leading by example. When you have guys like that, man, everyone else follows. We ride behind two-seven. He’s the guy, man, and he made some big plays today.”

It seemed like the Eagles got big plays from their best players on Sunday. Fletcher Cox and Brandon Graham got after Josh Allen. The offensive line had a dominant performance. Carson Wentz made smart decisions. 

After losing by 18 points in Minnesota and 27 points in Dallas, there probably wasn’t much reason for anyone outside the organization to believe in the Eagles. But the guys inside the locker room did. 

And their leaders stepped up all week.  

“I think whenever you’re losing, adversity reveals character,” Jason Kelce said. “When times get tough and whatnot, people show who they really are. I think we have some really good leaders on this team that kept guys straight. That’s kind of the way it goes. When you lose games, you’re going to have to deal with this stuff. Losing how bad we did the last couple of weeks, it’s going to be magnified even more. We’ve got enough guys around here who have been through it and understand that.”

At his locker on Friday afternoon, Jenkins was asked if he was interested to see how the Eagles were going to respond to all this adversity. He scoffed and said he wasn’t. He already knew how they were going to respond. 

Turns out he was right. 

There’s a reason Jenkins is one of the veteran leaders on this team. And there’s a reason Scandrick watched the game from his couch.

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