Philadelphia Eagles: Jessie Bates III breadcrumbs just won’t go away

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The Philadelphia Eagles are theoretically set at pretty much every position across their starting depth chart.

Sure, they’re still looking for a long-term answer in the kick and punt return game and could use a little extra depth across the board, but overall, the Birds are looking good pretty much across the board, with either established stars, solid performers, or promising young players set to start across the board.

With that being said, there’s a certain safety from Cincinnati who just won’t go away from the imaginations of Philly fans inside and out of the city; a safety who did not agree to a long-term extension with the Bengals and would probably like to play for a team who is willing to offer him up a big-money deal moving forward.

Now normally, the connection between the player and the fans would be a one-way affair, with football appreciators longing to see the one-time All-Pro in midnight green, but on Saturday, Jessie Bates III broke that “forbidden door” and commented on a current member of the Philadelphia Eagles’ Instagram with a very interesting message indeed.

The Philadelphia Eagles-Jessie Bates III connection just won’t die.

Alright, so without further ado, allow me to present you with the post in question, as archived by Word on the Birds.

Bold; you’ve gotta love it.

Now granted, Bates didn’t exactly slide into James Bradberry‘s comments to beg for a job, as the new Philadelphia Eagles’ cornerback isn’t exactly in the position to make trade demands, but that didn’t stop dozens of Philly fans from spamming the current member of the Cincinnati Bengals about jumping ship to (midnight) greener pastures.

Next. Marcus Epps is tuning up before camp. dark

Now granted, is this a non-story? Sure, the Philadelphia Eagles are well positioned at safety with Anthony Harris, Jaquiski Tartt, and Section 215’s favorite option, Marcus Epps, and sneaking Jessie Bates III under the salary cap may not prove “worth it” long-term for Howie Roseman in a salary cap league, especially with the expansive compensation package the Cincinnati Bengals would request in exchange for his services. Still, with Bates’ camp able to dictate his destination eventually, either via trade or free agency, some good old-fashioned lobbying could prove beneficial down the line.