Gore To Eagles? Not So Fast

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Ed Szczepanski / USA TODAY Sports

Frank Gore has apparently gotten cold feet.

News spread far and wide Sunday that Gore had agreed to a three-year deal ($7.5 million guaranteed in first two years) with the Eagles. Contracts cannot be signed until 4 p.m. Tuesday when the legal tampering period of free agency ends and the league year begins, however, and it sounds like Gore has had a change of heart. Read more »

Eagles Re-Sign Brandon Graham

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Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

The Eagles re-signed Brandon Graham to a four-year deal that will pay him $6.5 million annually and includes $14 million in guarantees, according to two league sources.

There were several teams interested in the 26-year-old’s services. It came down to the Eagles and Giants. Graham ultimately chose the Eagles after Howie Roseman and company sweetened the deal at the last minute.

“I’m just happy to be back with the Eagles,” he said in a phone conversation with Birds 24/7.

Earlier in the day, there was a level of pessimism emanating from the Graham camp about his chances of returning to Philadelphia. But with Graham ready to split for New York, talks heated up. Read more »

Eagles Wake-Up Call: Thoughts On A Busy Offseason

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Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Today’s question comes from David via Twitter:

David’s tweet came right after the Byron Maxwell and Frank Gore signings and before Jeremy Maclin left for Kansas City and Mark Sanchez re-upped, so we’ll have to round back and see if his mood shifted at all as the day went on.

Here’s what the Eagles have done so far: Read more »

Eagles Re-Sign Mark Sanchez

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Photo Credit: Jeff Fusco

The Eagles and Mark Sanchez have agreed on a two-year deal, a league source confirms. The contract contains $5.5 million guaranteed with a max value of $16 million if all incentives are met, per Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports.

Jon and Sean of 97.5 The Fanatic were the first to report the move.

A couple questions immediately come to mind with this signing:

1) Why would Sanchez — arguably the top free-agent quarterback of this class — re-sign unless he thought he had a legitimate chance to start?

2) Why would the Eagles give him that type of money if they were looking at him strictly as a backup?

Many have speculated that this is further evidence that a move for Marcus Mariota is on the horizon and that Nick Foles‘ time in Philly is coming to an end. Read more »

Herremans Visiting With Colts

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Photo by Jeff Fusco.

Todd Herremans is visiting with the Colts today, per a league source.

If he signs, he would be reunited with former Eagles director of player personnel Ryan Grigson, who is now the Colts’ general manager.

The 32-year-old guard was released by the Eagles last Thursday. During an interview with 97.5 The Fanatic, Herremans indicated that he and team had difference of opinion in terms of his worth. He has full intentions of playing this season, though, and is sure to draw interest from other teams outside of Indianapolis.

Herremans’ 2014 season was cut short because of a torn biceps, but he expects to be good to go for OTAs.

In other former Eagles news, Cary Williams has reportedly drawn interest from the Seahawks, Titans and Jets, and Trent Cole has met with the Bucs. 

Notes: Polk To Receive Low Tender

Jeffrey G. Pittenger - USA Today

Jeffrey G. Pittenger – USA Today

Busy morning. Let’s get to the latest:

The Eagles will give restricted free agent Chris Polk a low tender, per NJ.com, which would put his salary at approximately $1.5 million for 2015. Teams that want to snatch a low tendered free agent away from their current employer must give up a draft pick equal to where that player was drafted. Polk, though, was an undrafted free agent, so no compensation in this case is required.

The Eagles could have ensured that he’d remain with the team by offering a higher tender, but that would have cost more money. This tells us that they are interested in having Polk back but at their price, and are probably willing to let him walk if another team comes in and sweetens the pot. They do have the right of first refusal should they want to match an incoming offer.
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Eagles Wake-Up Call: Buckle Up, Chip’s In Charge

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Derik Hamilton/USAT Sports

Today’s question was emailed in by Jason:

I want to fully reserve judgment until after FA and the draft because it feels like there is something big going on with all the cap moves. I’ve also generally bought into Chip since he came here (except for the odd thing *ahem* Boykin) and so I want to get in on what Chip has planned. I mean, the man has a vision if nothing else. And I do get that there’s justification for the move.

But I’ve also got this sneaking paranoia that – what if this is just a crazy gamble and if there’s no title in the next year or two, he’ll just say “Welp, that was fun, which college should I go to now?” Then we’ll be left with burning wreckage of no picks and a guy named Kiko. The ‘this happened in 20 minutes’ tweet scares me a bit. Talk me off the ledge, gentlemen. I want to enjoy the ride.

Would love to talk you off the ledge. But honestly? I think the ledge is where we’ll be living as long as Kelly is running the show.

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Worilds Linked To Eagles Once Again

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Photo courtesy of USA Today

The Eagles were showing interest in Steelers outside linebacker Jason Worilds this time last year, but Pittsburgh kept him off the market by applying the transition tag.

This time around, Worilds is almost certainly going to make it to free agency, and the Eagles reportedly remain interested. According to NBC’s Dianna Marie Russini, they are expected to go after Worilds as soon as free agency opens. The “legal tampering” period begins on March 7, and deals can become official at 4 p.m. on March 10. Read more »

Westbrook Reacts To McCoy Trade

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Photo Credit: Jeff Fusco

Brian Westbrook said his initial reaction was surprise when he found out that LeSean McCoy had been dealt to Buffalo, but then, after going over some of the conversations he had and whispers he heard within the NFL’s inner-circle, he concluded that it really wasn’t much of a surprise at all.

Westbrook — a longtime mentor of McCoy — arrived at the same thought that Todd Herremans floated just a few days before: when it comes to skill position players, Chip Kelly believes the system will take care of it.

“I think Chip Kelly, the way he views things – especially on the offensive side of the ball – is that he can almost plug-and-play. He can plug-and-play anybody, and as long as his offense is doing what he wants it to do, it will work,” said Westbrook in a phone conversation with Birds 24/7.
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Reaction To the McCoy-Alonso Trade

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Photo Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

I texted with a member of LeSean McCoy‘s inner circle. His thoughts?

“(Expletive) BS!”

With that, let’s take a look at how people around the league are reacting to the deal that is expected to send McCoy to Buffalo for former Oregon linebacker Kiko Alonso. Read more »

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