Buzz surrounds Philadelphia Eagles' rumored interest in Johnny Manziel

Monday May 5th, 2014

2014 NFL draft: Philadelphia Eagles' rumored interest in Johnny Manziel generating buzz Johnny Manziel would be an intriguing, if unlikely, addition to the Eagles' high-flying offense. (Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

It seems unlikely that former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel would be available come the Philadelphia Eagles' pick at No. 22 overall, but that hasn't stopped the franchise from showing interest in the quarterback.

Unconfirmed reports surfaced last week suggesting that the Eagles had interest in Manziel, but given the lack of respected sources, they were deemed to be nothing more than drummed-up draft fodder.

However, those rumors resurfaced today as Field Yates suggested on ESPN's NFL Insiders that there was a buzz within league circles surrounding the Eagles and Manziel.

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Yates didn't expand in great detail beyond that, so it's difficult to know for sure how serious the Eagles' interest in Manziel is.

The initial unconfirmed report last week suggested that the Eagles were considering trading with the Houston Texans for the first overall pick, but that seems nearly impossible given the price tag it would take for the Eagles to move up from the early 20s in Round 1.

Is it within the realm of possibility that the Eagles would be interested in Manziel if he slipped or even fell to them at the 22nd overall pick? One would have to believe so, though paying such a premium to move up and draft Manziel seems rather unlikely, so take the Manziel-Eagles talk with a grain of salt.

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