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Eagles’ Jason Kelce troubled by ‘rival’ 49ers’ Javon Hargrave addition


Mar 19, 2023

The 49ers and Eagles are two of the NFC’s high groups, and the addition of former Philadelphia defensive sort out Javon Hargrave simply made San Francisco even higher.

Eagles heart Jason Kelce is aware of all too nicely what sort of participant the 49ers are getting in Hargrave — an acquisition he known as “powerful” as his group appears to be like to defend its convention title in 2023.

“[Hargrave] was an absolute beast for you guys,” Kansas Metropolis Chiefs tight finish Travis Kelce instructed his brother on their podcast this week. “And he received paid. Bought paid some huge cash, and he deserves it.”

“I am pleased for my man, Grave Digger,” Jason Kelce responded. “Javon’s one of many hardest guys I’ve ever needed to block, particularly from a pass-blocking standpoint. That is an enormous acquisition by the 49ers. Him, [Arik] Armstead, I imply, they’re stacked throughout protection.

“It was already a tricky recreation towards them final 12 months, and Javon’s not going to make it any simpler. So, that is a tricky one as a result of, clearly, the 49ers are a rival of ours proper now. Large recreation for us.”

After dropping to the Eagles within the NFC Championship Recreation, the 49ers will return to Lincoln Monetary Subject in the course of the 2023 NFL season for a extremely anticipated rematch. This time, Hargrave can be on the other sideline after signing a four-year contract with San Francisco in free company.

The 30-year-old go rusher tallied 11.0 sacks with Philadelphia in 2022, essentially the most by an Eagles defensive sort out since 1993, and registered 60 complete tackles.

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And from the best way it sounds, Travis Kelce is simply glad his group would not need to face Hargrave and the 49ers this 12 months, who’ve added yet one more top-level expertise to their roster.

“They simply received higher once more,” an exasperated Travis Kelce stated. 

“They don’t seem to be slowing down,” Jason Kelce stated, “and Javon’s going to assist them out large time.”

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