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PHOENIX — Philadelphia Eagles executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman made one thing perfectly clear during his session with reporters on Monday at the NFL owners meeting: Signing quarterback Carson Wentz to an extension is a priority and central to the Eagles’ plan going forward.
“It’s important to us that we have relationships with our players where we keep things in-house, and contract talks are a big part of that,” Roseman said when asked about the timing of such a deal. “But obviously, having Carson here long-term is our goal, and we’ll work toward that.”
Speaking in the courtyard at the upscale Arizona Biltmore, home of the NFL’s power brokers for the week, Roseman said that management has been talking about the prospect of a long-term deal for Wentz for the past two years.
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“I think that once you see the type of impact that he can have on the field, the kind of player he is, the type of work ethic he has, you start planning about how you’re going