Torrey Smith braces for possible free agency

Eagles receiver Torrey Smith has said he hopes to remain with the team for 2018. But Smith and his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, are bracing for the possibility of the Eagles choosing not to continue the relationship.

Rosenhaus explained during a Friday visit to PFT Live that Smith could indeed be released by the Eagles, who hold an option on the next two years of Smith’s contract. Due to pay Smith a $5 million salary in 2018, the Eagles could decide to cut the cord and find a cheaper replacement.

As for outfielder Clint Frazier, the redhead slowly but surely has the Yankees thinking that he’s finally recovering from a concussion that occurred when he crashed into the left-field wall during a Feb. 24 game in Bradenton against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Frazier, who was 1-for-4 playing only the Yankees’ first two spring games, has progressed to the point where he’s hitting baseballs off a tee and off underhand tosses, but there’s still on concrete plan on when he’s been cleared to play.

Frazier for sure will start the season on the disabled list, then he’ll be optioned to Triple-A when he’s healthy.

Ellsbury is close to a lock also to be on the 10-day DL when the Yankees open the regular season next Thursday in Toronto unless he can convince them that he’s ready before final cuts, which manager Aaron Boone predicts will occur after Saturday’s split-squad games.

That’s a pretty bold statement from Ryan Flaherty, Allen said Friday. He’s not too far off, but 90’s a tough task. I don’t hope on throwing that. We’ll keep my arm a little under that.

No one questions Allen’s arm strength. They do question his completion percentage.

Allen completed only 56 percent of his passes in 2016 and 56.3 percent in 2017, ending with a career completion percentage of 56.2.

Obviously, I’m going to come out and throw tomorrow and hopefully I get to have a good showing at pro day; I plan on it, Allen said. Hopefully that kind of eliminates some of the questions. But without live bullets and live action coming at you, we’re not going to find that out until game-time situations, whether that be in minicamp or any of those events leading up to the season. But I’m extremely confident in myself, and we’re working on it, and there’s no doubt in my mind that we’ll figure it out.Quinton Flowers willing to switch positions but wants shot to play QB

South Florida quarterback Quinton Flowers will participate in running back and punt return drills. But he wants a chance to be an NFL quarterback.

I just want a shot first at quarterback, Flowers said.

Flowers finished with 42 school records, leading USF to a 21-4 record over his final two seasons. But Flowers measured only 5-10 3/8, considered too short for an NFL quarterback. He heard the same thing in high school.

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