Eagles Ink Kelce, Cooper To Long-Term Deals

Eagles Center Jason Kelce enters practice

The Eagles continued to lock up their own players to long-term extensions today, signing center Jason Kelce and wide receiver Riley Cooper to seven-year and five-year deals, respectively.

Cooper’s deal is worth $25 million over five years, a league source tells Tim McManus. He’s under contract with the Eagles through 2018. Details on how much guaranteed money is included have not yet been made available.




"Riley is one of the toughest and hardest-working guys in our locker room," Chip Kelly said in a statement. "We talk a lot about how players have to make the most of their opportunities, and he did just that last year. He used his size, strength and speed to make a lot of big plays for our team and I’m excited to watch him build upon his success."

Kelce is under contract through 2020. Per McManus, it's a $37.5 million deal with $13 million guaranteed. Kelce has an average annual salary of $6.25 million, which ranks in the top-five for centers. The contract has a max value of $40.1 million.

"Jason is the epitome of the type of player we want around here, both on and off the field," Kelly said. "He’s tough, extremely intelligent and is a leader by his actions and by his words. His athleticism is something that really sticks out when you watch him play. There aren’t many centers that can get down the field like he does."

The 26-year-old is one of the most athletic centers in football and a perfect fit for Kelly's offense. After suffering a knee injury in 2012, he bounced back with a great season in 2013 and is one of the team's young leaders.

"You just don’t see many interior linemen with the athleticism that Jason Kelce possesses," said GM Howie Roseman. "It shows up on film many times where you just see him 10 or 15 yards down the field making blocks. His intelligence, work ethic and pride in his game are just off the charts. He’s the proverbial gym rat and is always at the NovaCare Complex working on his game. This was the first off-season we had to re-sign Jason and we jumped all over the opportunity."

Kelce was originally a sixth-round pick in 2011, but won the starting job right away as a rookie playing for offensive line coach Howard Mudd.

Cooper, meanwhile, was a non-factor through his first three seasons, but broke out in 2013 with 47 catches for 835 yards and eight touchdowns. His ability to track balls downfield led to several big plays and a 17.8 yards per catch average, good enough for third-best in the league. Cooper was also an outstanding blocker on the perimeter in the run game.

"Riley’s a tough player who can not only go up and catch the football and make big plays, but who also takes a great amount of pride in his ability to block and be physical down the field," said Roseman. "He made the most of his opportunities last year and we all expect him to build upon that. Riley wants to be an Eagle and expressed that several times to us throughout this process. We were very excited to get this done before the start of free agency."

Cooper had the ugly incident at the Kenny Chesney concert last summer, but took over the starting job after Jeremy Maclin went down during training camp. He will turn 27 next September.

Much more to come.

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  • andrew

    fffffffffffffffffffff i can’t wait til august

  • Adam

    Never thought a week in late February would be this action packed for Eagles fans. Starting O all under contract till at least 2016.

    The fact that Cooper’s guaranteed money hasn’t came out yet probably means it isn’t very much.

    • oreofestar

      I have heard 10mil

    • Rahkem

      10 mill

  • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

    my avatar, namesake, nom de guerre….congratulations.
    wish 7 was here to celebrate with me

    • NickS1

      Did GEAGLE get himself banned after his tirades last night? I was expecting a gloat fest this morning on how he knew we’d get these done last year.

      • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

        not sure what tirades you speak of. he usually comes in like an a10 warthog, spraying the threads with millions of comments at once in a flyby and hoping some hit the target

        • Richard Colton

          A10 is done…think we may regret that. Great analogy though.

          • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

            RIP. …..illa?

        • NickS1

          Yeah, it was more like an Odin last night. Pretty direct.

        • GEAGLE

          Hahaha you wish you were half as accurate as me.. Silly fool

          • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

            relax, the a10 is an american legend. didn’t call you the taliban or anything. and i prefer repetitive accuracy

          • GEAGLE

            Blah blah..how’s your 5’8 safety doing running a 4’6? When you are half as accurate as me that’s when I’ll give a FOCK. Til then, muah

          • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

            well, guess we really can’t say, seeing as how he’s not actually in the NFL yet.

          • NickS1

            Who’s your 5’8″ safety?

          • George

            joyner

          • NickS1

            That’s what I thought. Don’t know how he’s specifically Rob’s. Whenever the kid is mentioned, he’s spoken of favorably and compared to the Honey Badger. And he’s been discussed by most of the regulars here.

          • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

            yes, but he’s 5’8 and ran a 4.6, so he’s not on Geag’s “sURe FyRe gUys iN hOF” list

          • peteike

            dude, I love Joyner, Im with Kempski on that one. The size nonsense is so over rated. He can fly from sideline to sideline, love the speed. Dont know his vertical though? We have Boykin so not sure wed go that route

          • NickS1

            Could have sworn he and cliff were all over Joyner a couple months ago. So I’m a little confused by all this….. Can’t we all just get along?

          • George

            lol

          • aub32

            The bold font, poor spelling, and ridiculous placement of capital letters has me cracking up.

          • George

            Honey Badger ran a 4.51, so the difference isn’t that bad

          • Richard Colton

            Can we all just agree that the A10 was a bad-A$$ plane? And that we’re all sorry to see it go?

        • cheapmeat

          tirades/rants, potayto/potahto…

          • GEAGLE

            No tirade no rants…I treat everyone with respect who returns it. You wanna talk shit to me for no reason, do t get mad when I talk shit better! :)

          • cheapmeat

            talking ‘shit’ and pointing out that your typical post is long winded at best, are very far apart

            doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate the enthusiasm

          • GEAGLE

            Yeah that’s what happens, feel free to not read what I write, but you’d never do that because everyone knows who is the most accurate lol I can happily avoid the crap you write, doubt you would ever ignore me, especially during the offseason lol

          • aub32

            Try not to be so sensitive dude. This is a happy day.

      • EaglesFanInPhx

        Theres a comment from him now..

        • NickS1

          There he is.

          • GEAGLE

            Relax,..don’t all get excited at once lol..nothing to see, keep it movin :)

          • NickS1

            Was just shocked you weren’t all over this from the get-go is all. I’m calmer than Howie in free agency, over here.

          • GEAGLE

            Believe it or not. I do have to work to earn a living lol, I think I steal enough of my boss’s money talking birds lol.
            ..

          • NickS1

            I hate when work gets in the way of my ability to comment here.

      • GEAGLE

        There is nothing to gloat over. These were obvious moves that should NEVER have been in question

        • NickS1

          I know bud, just some friendly banter.

  • oreofestar

    Cooper a little overpaid imo but not a horrible deal and the Kelce deal is great about $39m over 7 season is a steal I expect Maclin soon too this is great

    • cliff henny

      Eagles arent paying face value on contracts. 6/37m and 5/25m will not be the actual payout.

      • Tom w

        You saying we cut them or renegotiate before last year? Assuming coop gets ten mil guaranteed its basically a two year deal … And looking at comparable wr contracts around his age it’s really on the reasonable for a wr2 at 26 … Lot less than hartline and amendola and just a tad more than royal. He just needs to produce and or continue bringing wr2 value in this offense. If he falls to a wr3 in production or value then it’s a tad much but I presume that it will be offset w a high rookie wr pick this year and maclin gone after a yr Void able his last yr? By who?

        • cliff henny

          remember how eagles structure contracts. barwin signed 6/36m, well, it’s really 3/14m, rest gets fuzzy. so, i’ve learned not to care much about ‘reported numbers’ need to see breakdown. my gut today says kelce will be reworked after 4yrs and Cooper might last thru 3yrs, max.

  • Andy124

    I really never allowed myself to be optimistic that we’d have both Coop and Maclin back, and now it looks like virtually a done deal? Sweet.

    I’d prefer a 4 year deal for Coop, but really, it all depends on bonuses and guaruntees and whatnot, so that 5th year is probably nothing to worry about. Doesn’t sound like we got a home-town discount for him though. Quick, somebody look up salaries of comparable WRs around the league. Make the intern do it.

    And Kelce was of course a no-brainer.

    • Richard Colton

      It’s really a great day. Marred only by some idiot on the other thread saying “If we draft WR in the first round now, I’ll hang myself.” WTF is wrong with these people?

      • aub32

        I wouldn’t want to see an O lineman, RB, or K/P in the first round. Everything else is wide open even if we do resign Maclin. I personally would prefer a pass rusher but would love to see what Kelly can dream up with 4 starting caliber WRs along with Ertz, Celeck, and Shady.

        • NickS1

          ^ This

        • Richard Colton

          Of course everyone wants the edge terror. Last I checked the Eagles had #22, not #4. Have to be patient and see how the first round shakes out.

          • cliff henny

            i’ll be patient for edge rusher, right up till about pick #54, then, not so much

          • GEAGLE

            Yeah that’s where I’m at!!!

          • Jerry Pomroy

            Exactly how I feel to a Tee!

          • aub32

            You’re right. I don’t want to reach for a player, and this draft is too deep to trade away a bunch of picks to move up. I don’t care if it’s FA trade or the draft. I’d just really like an upgrade at ROLB.

          • Richard Colton

            Tom’s boy OLB Attaochu may be there in round three. Very little post combine movement from him. I think people were predicting JPP type athleticism that wasn’t on display in the underwear-olympics.

          • GEAGLE

            Problem is he could put on a show at his pro day, or a team could fall in love when private work outs take place…waiting til round 3 for OLB is dangerous…I’m not willing to take that risk, hope Howie isn’t either

          • Richard Colton

            But they won’t reach. One thing we learned from the last two drafts is that they won’t target round & position. I know none of us want to hear it, but there’s a possibility they don’t take OLB at all in this draft.

          • aub32

            I’d be ok with that if they at least try to do something in FA. Chung and Phillips did not work out, but you can see they at least tried to do something in case they did not pick a top safety. We at least need to try something via FA or trade that will allow us to go BPA.

          • NickS1

            Take that back.

          • Richard Colton

            Can’t take it back, but can just as easily see them going LB with their first three picks. I call it the “how do you know Andy Reid is really gone?” scenario. Feel better?

            1) ROLB Dee Ford
            2) LOLB/ILB Van Noy
            3) ILB Christian Jones

          • aub32

            Dee “I’m way better than that clown Clowney” Ford

          • Richard Colton

            He’s not afraid to run his mouth, say that for him. Back it up with 11.5 sacks in his rookie year, and we’ll love him for it.

          • NickS1

            Yes I do. Thank you.

          • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

            Add Barrow in the 4th, bring them all in the day after the draft to meet Chip. The conversation would go something like “listen guys, you’ll all see some spot action this year, but starting in 15 you’ll take over. You 4 are our core for the next decade”.
            L to R, KVN–CJ–Barrow–Dee. that there calls for a new pair of pants.

          • Richard Colton

            Speaking my language as usual

          • JofreyRice

            Greg Cosell mentioned Attaochu as a guy that really stood out to him. Once again, I have to disagree slightly.

            I don’t see the guy as a round 1 talent, but I’d be super happy to have him in the 3rd. I think he can be a solid edge player.

          • Richard Colton

            Yea. Remember a month ago we were talking about him as “most likely to move into round one post combine”? I think Aaron Donald took home that trophy. I’m just looking at Mocks and, if anything, I think he’s trending down. Cosell is a guy I like, so I’m not sure why that is.

          • Andy124

            BS. If we don’t get the best player in the draft with out 1st round pick I will hang… well, not myself. I’ll hang that guy who threatened to hang himself. That will prove how distraught I am in a very meaningful way.

            Who was it? Anyone I know?

          • Richard Colton

            Nobody important. I’m telling you, there’s a part of me that would kill to get a Mack or Barr out of this draft, and a part of me that would be happy with a tier two project at OLB in round one or two. But the mischievous side wants to see us go:

            WR, OG, WR, RB in rounds 1-4, just to mess with these clowns.

          • Andy124

            I see your WR, OG, WR, RB and raise you a WR, OG, RB, K.

          • NickS1

            Oh no you di’int

          • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

            I see both your hands, and on the river I turn….a QB, TE, WR, OT hand!

          • Andy124

            Could always go over the top and trade our 1st, 2nd and next year’s first to move up and take Manzeil in the 1st and who gives a crap what happens after that.

          • Richard Colton

            They’d shut down the comments section. Knowing Kapadia, he’d post the details of the trade, the pick, then let it run. We’d have 10k in 3 hours.

          • Andy124

            Could be too many broken keyboards, including mine, for that to happen. Kinda jumped the shark there anyway.

          • Richard Colton

            Ohh it’s a smack-down you’re looking for?

            1) WR ODB
            2) OG Su’a Filo
            3) QB Garrapolo
            4) RB DAT
            5) WR Brandon Coleman

          • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

            actually wouldn’t be disappointed with that at all. Nailed 4 of the 5, and while slightly a reach pick Garrapolo should provide Kinne with plenty of competition for the FS spot in camp. Worst case, he’s first guy up if Wolff or GJ go down.

          • Richard Colton

            I’d take odds that Garrapolo goes in the top 40. How about Cleveland goes Watkins and Amaro in the 1st, QB with their 1st pick in round 2?

          • aub32

            I can’t see us going OG in the 2nd. With 4 of the 5 guys we have playing really good ball, someone can be found in FA to fill that spot if no one currently on the team can do it.

          • Richard Colton

            I don’t see us reaching for one in the 2nd either. Now if a really good one was to fall? another story. Its so nice to have a FO that looks like it knows what it’s doing.

          • aub32

            They certainly do. I wonder if this means they really will only pursue mid level talent in FA. I’d be ok with that if Byrd and Ward aren’t available. Though I wonder if Howie may be cooking up some type of trade to get us a safety or pass rusher.

          • Richard Colton

            I see it the same way you do. There is almost no chance we get to May without addressing (if not solving) our Safety issue. As far as the pass-rush, that (IMO) won’t be a FA fix because I think they’d be OK with another year from Graham/Cole.

            Bold prediction #2: Sheil or Tim will write their Bold Predictions for the Draft article and the first sentence will be: “Unlike last year, there are no gaping holes for the Eagles to address in this year’s draft.”

          • aub32

            I don’t know how I feel about sitting pretty with Cole and Graham without significantly upgrading our back end. One of these two groups need to be upgraded to assist the other. This time of year we hear all types of rumors such as Ware getting cut or Revis on the trade block. I just want Howie to cash in on one that will give us a stud OLB, S, or CB.

          • Richard Colton

            Or even the D-line, if we can get more of a passrush from the three guys up front. Not the traditional role of the 3-4 lineman, I know, but the occasional collapsed pocket would make all three levels look better.

          • Jerry Pomroy

            How are you looking at improving your situation at S & ROLB in that scenario? FA?

          • Richard Colton

            Yes. Or in the case of ROLB, maybe stick with what I have. If something isn’t done at Safety though, all bets are off.

          • Jerry Pomroy

            I’m only ok with stomaching us sticking with what we have at ROLB (for this year) if we can add a prolific safety. The only prolific safety that “may” be available is Byrd & it seems like that is becoming less and less likely. Ward is REALLY good, but Byrd is on another level in my book.

            If we stayed pat at ROLB, there is only one underclassmen I see interest in within the college ranks for targeting next year and it’s the kid from Nebraska. He’s an athletic superfreak in the mold of Aldon Smith potential. But honestly, I’d really like that spot nailed down in this draft. Gimme Barr, Marcus Smith or straight up a guy that can get in the backfield and reek havoc on opposing QBs & RBs.

          • Maggie

            Barr would be great. He could be the new Chuck Bednarik. Linebacker, running back, wide receiver. The man can do it all!
            Well, maybe not ALL. Chuck played center as I recall.

      • cliff henny

        if we draft Evans or ODB, being the nice guy that i am, tell him i’ll kick the chair out

        • NickS1

          Or KB or even Cooks. I think it was Rob who sold me on him as a nice pickup at #22, though I’d prefer him in a trade back scenario.

          • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

            Any of those 4 for me as well. Cooks and Matthews are guys I’d trade back for.

        • aub32

          I think we lost all chances of getting Evans after his performance at the combine.

          • cliff henny

            probably. but till his name is called, i’ll hold out hope. ODB or Matthews would be great consolation prize, especially if come with another 3rd or 4th.

      • Tom w

        Yea I was gonna bury him but I took the rational route instead

  • Stuart Philp

    Happy with both deals. Some are saying it’s a lot for Coop, but he’ll continue to grow in both his chemistry with Foles and year 2 in this system. If he turns in 1000 yard seasons until 2018, $5mil a year will seem like a steal.

  • UKEagle99

    “Sources tell ESPN’s Adam Schefter that the Eagles are talking with free agent Jeremy Maclin but are not close to a deal.”

    I for one would love to see what Chip would do with him, I hope they get him signed.

    • GEAGLE

      I have no interest in bringing him back on a one year deal. If he wants to remain an eagle then he has to give us that option for year two…if not, hope we let him walk. This one year crap is Worthless

      • Ark87

        could it not be mutually beneficial? 1 year to see how he does in this WR ecosystem. Mac isn’t getting any younger, seems fair to let him show what he’s got for 1 year. Do you really want Mac to out-perform his contract and have to deal with the entire ’15 offseason with “holdout” looming over every article?

        • GEAGLE

          You wanna compete for a Super Bowl in 2015? I sure as hell do…so what happens when Mac performs well! gets his value up and we have a ton invested in recievers? We are going to lose a respected veteran of our locker room going into a Super Bowl year? No thanks, we already went thru that dance with Trotter….cut whoever isn’t going to be here in 2015 NOW. The 2015 team needs to be in place this year, growing, gelling going to war together, so we can be ready to win it all in 2015…if Meco, Maclin, or whoevers aren’t going to be here in 2015, then I rather lose them now, so your locker room has time to get over it before the 2015 season…

          Injured players don’t get back to normal til their second year removed from injury anyway, so I really don’t see a point in signing him to a one year deal…give us year two, and I’d absolutely LOVE to have Mac back

          • Ark87

            So are you hoping to give him a fair 2 year deal, or a prove it deal? 2 years at prove-it value sounds like Banner’s wet dream.

            But good point about the injury, ACL’s often do make for a down year, with a full comeback coming the season after.

          • GEAGLE

            I ain’t trying to get over on no one, a fair two year deal heavy on incentives that he should be able to reach if he is back to being the WR he was before the surgery…reach the incentives and we should be happy to pay him…

          • Ark87

            sounds good

          • GEAGLE

            I just don’t see enough incentives for why we should give him a year deal, so he can get his value up, and then go somewhere else? What do we get out of it? We have Desean, coop, Ertz, Celek and we are drafting WRs…I don’t think asking Maclin for year two is too much to ask, seems fair to me

          • NickS1

            If I’m Maclin, I see no reason to not test the market when you look at the fact that we have DJ, Coop, Ertz, Celek, Shady, and will be adding weapons in draft. It’s easy to look at this and think his overall numbers won’t be where he wants them to in order to turn a season here into a better deal, so signing for two or three has to come at the right guarantees. But, that’s if I’m Maclin and I’m thinking about this strictly from a dollars-perspective.

          • GEAGLE

            And that’s more then fair! I wouldn’t blame Mac at all. But this ain’t a charity, we would be taking a leap of faith that his speed is all the way back, so he has to play ball and give us something…and heck, if his speed is back,and he hasn’t lost a step plays well the first year back, we probably try extending him before year two is up……
            ..
            If he doesn’t sign before free agency starts, I’d tell his ass not to Come crawling back if he doesn’t like the offers he is Recieving. Wanna be an eagle, meet us halfway and sign before becoming a free agent…

            Still think it’s possibly that we reach an agreement, I just don’t want any contract headaches going into 2015. Extend who we want here for 2015, and if we are gonna lose someone After this season then I’d rather rip the band aid off and lose them now

          • peteike

            great points. Maclin is Jet for sure, or Chief, wouldnt surprise me in the least. Also never know how his body is, maybe he gets as much coin as he can while his stock is actually not bad all things considered. Almost still like the “potential” tag applies

          • NickS1

            If anyone knows how his body is, it’s the Eagles. If that report on ESPN is to be believed (unlikely), then my guess as to Howie’s plan is this. We’re low-balling him because we can. If he hits market, another GM’s first thought is/should be, “Why couldn’t the Eagles reach a deal?” They throw him low-ball offers with minimal guarantees, similar to ours, maybe slightly better, but the teams offering don’t have a better situation than ours, and he comes back and takes what we give him. That’s my pipe-dream for this situation haha.

          • peteike

            ya makes sense though, nobody is going to offer him a ton but they could make it incentive laden. Then if its a team like the Jets hed be crazy to go based on incentives and well….the Jets.

          • Ark87

            I see where you’re coming from, though I don’t think it’s unfair to just have a 1 year prove-it deal either. If he does well, offer a fair deal true to that and he accepts, or he walks. If he has a good enough relationship with the FO, that could get all worked out before he ever hits the market. I understand the fear of him using us and our system to put out a good year and make a fortune elsewhere, but I don’t know that’s where everyone is at.

          • GEAGLE

            We have some coin tied Up in WR and we most likely spending draft picks on more..if he does well in his prove it deal, Just for see more potential problems then it’s worth…buy who knows, Howie seems to really care about shaking the negative front office images, so maybe he does Mac a solid and gives him a one year deal…this isn’t one of those situations I’m sure of to the point that I don’t care to even hear any arguments about it, this is very debateable, and very well could get a one year deal…I just hope that if they give him only one year, they think of the position it could put u in 365 days from now…I don’t have a diffinitive answer for how this situation plays out. Your guess is as good as mine.

          • Ark87

            No doubt, don’t get me wrong, I hope for a 2 year deal as an eagles fan. Hope Mac has the team on his mind, and where it’s going. He should very much want to be a part of that.

          • GEAGLE

            And it’s seems to Genuinly be important to him, so who knows, hopefully this works out well For everyone..but we are finally building the right way so I hope to not make a habit of these one year deal. Mac been a good soldier, if he gets one year out of us, good for him…I just prefer to see him part of the future, then to string us along for a year and then bail on us

          • anon

            think he’ll just take less than riley got? if i’m him i’m thinking about meeting with andy. doing a deal with riley at that price means mac’s probably out of luck in terms of his number.

          • cliff henny

            could just win the Super Bowl in ’14!

          • GEAGLE

            That be nice…but I don’t think it’s realistic to expect to go from a wildcard exit to Super Bowl winner…gotta take the proper steps, win a play off game or two this year, Super Bowl in 2015

          • Token

            Why?

          • GEAGLE

            Cause I’m interested in discussing reality, not video game BS

          • Token

            So they cant compete this year with the right additions? A team cant win a SB without first losing in the WC game, then losing in the divisional round, then losing in the NFC Championship?

            Thats a interesting take. Not sure how video games factor in. Just some extra Geagle flair?

          • GEAGLE

            Ok

          • Token

            Lets see how teams did the year before their SB.

            Seahawks lost in div round year before SB.
            Ravens lost in Conf championship
            Giants missed playoffs
            Packers lost in Wild Card
            Saints missed playoffs
            Cards missed playoffs
            Giants lost in WC
            Bears lost div round, first playoff game

            Could keep going. How dare all these teams not go through all the proper steps. They treat it like its a video game or something!

          • anon

            We didn’t beat one team we weren’t expected to beat. Our team is not going to be appreciably better personnel wise.

          • Token

            Dont know if this is sarcasm or not.

            But theres no reason at all the Eagles cant better themselves considerably in one offseason. Comes down to talent evaluation. Plain and simple. Can they find impact players? I dont know. Howie has traditionally been better at find role players or solid players. Hasnt been able to identify many true difference makers as of yet.

            They certainly could compete this year. Its up to them.

          • cliff henny

            yup, that’s my realistic tragetory too. one thing about getting Mac for a year is it allows for a rookie or 2 to work in slowly, like Ertz. i’m not going to complain about too much talent. how would you like to be a DC and look across the field and see:
            Rbs-shady, polk Archer
            TE-Ertz, Celek Lyerla
            WRs-jax, Mac, Coop Matthews landry and Smith…
            and Kelly with an ear to ear grin!

          • GEAGLE

            At the end of the day, I won’t utter a bad word if Maclin signs a one year deal, but while negotiations are still going on, then I want an option for year two. Mac always worked hard, dudes been a class act, if he is the guy we make an exception for, then we could do much worse then him….but while negotiations are still in play. I’m in banner mode lol

          • UKEagle99

            It happens! 2006 Giants lost to the Eagles in the Wild Card and in 2007 they won, err fluked a SuperBowl.

          • Token

            See my list below. Happens all the time. No such thing as “proper steps”. Thats a losing teams mentality.

          • NickS1

            I think your last sentence is a stretch. Pragmatic may be a better way to describe it. I like the analysis of teams typically being dominant on one side of the ball, though. And it appears that we’re choosing to do so on offense. Shocker, I know.

          • GEAGLE

            That was a veteran team that had been together

          • Token

            Nope. Next.

          • GEAGLE

            Clown

          • Token

            I gave you a list of what teams did before winning the SB. No counter argument from you. Not surprised.

          • OldDocRoss

            Happens a lot. Five of the last seven SB champions either lost in the WC round or weren’t in the playoffs at all the previous year.

        • Honest_T

          I’ve said it before, a 1 year deal with Mac makes little sense. If you want him, sign a multi year deal at a discounted price. If you don’t, let him walk and devote the coaching resources to developing some young receivers brought in through the draft.

          I’m really interested to see what we bring home from the draft this year. It seems like such a deep, but raw draft. If done right it could be Howie’s defining draft class. Gamble’s analysis + CK recruiting these guys + a record # of Jr.s coming out = a haul!

          • aub32

            I have to disagree. A multi year deal would be ideal, but a one year deal wouldn’t be a waste. If we do draft a WR, then one year with Mac would allow that receiver to be eased in and not pressured to be a big contributor from day 1, see Ertz. If we do not draft a WR then the one year gives us time to find someone for next year. So thought it’s not ideal, I wouldn’t let him walk.

          • Andy124

            And the obvious part of the 1-year deal. If he doesn’t recover well, you let him go. If he does, you extend the contract if possible. Often there’s goodwill generated with this kind of situation, helping the next deal get done.

            Ok, I can’t back up the ‘goodwill’ part with any evidence, but it sounds good to me.

          • aub32

            Though I can’t really support your claim of goodwill, The fact is we would have the ability to speak with him about resigning long before anyone else gets a chance.

          • Adam

            The goodwill is “come play for the Chip and Kelly and the Eagles organization, or go play for the Jets.” It’s an easy choice IMO.

          • Andy124

            Sounds more like hardball than good will. lol

          • Andy124

            That too.

          • Adam

            Why would Maclin sign a multi-year discounted deal? Basically shooting himself in the foot. And why would the Eagles give a multi year deal to a guy with major injury concerns who didn’t play at all last year?

            1 year deals make sense. Just need to think about it as a give and take for both sides. It’s not ideal for either parties but it’s a compromise. Maclin gets less money but he gets a chance to earn his next deal. No team is going to give him a deal many years or much/any guaranteed money. So take your lumps for 1 year and then earn the next big one.

            The team gets him cheap for one year and has the chance to extend him based on what he does. It might cost us a bit more but if he goes on to another team and succeeds then we look pretty stupid for letting him walk. If he doesn’t recover or play well then we just let him go. Simple as that.

          • Maggie

            One caveat: the Eagles possibly know a lot more about his progress from the injury than we do. We only saw that he didn’t play. They saw him in the weight room with the other guys, training and rebuilding out of the public eye. He already has relationships in the locker room, and for all any of us know, he could be Foles best man at the wedding! 2 years sounds much more promising to an outsider, it seems.

      • ohitsdom

        How is it worthless? We get him at a reduced rate, let a promising rookie learn under him. Resign him if possible, but if he asks for too much let him walk.

        • GEAGLE

          What he brings in first year back from injury IMO is not worth the headache next offseason, of potentially losing him.
          ..,
          I repeat, going into the 2015 season. I don’t want to lose ANY important well respected Eagles…if someone won’t be back in 2015, then I’d rather cut them now to avoid another trotter situation. That’s just me, I understand if someone views it different….Mac wasn’t here last year, I think it’s easier on the locker room to lose him now, then next year after he finds success in this offense

  • Kevin

    The Chipper to Nick Foles “Happy engagement Nick! I got you Peters, Kelce and Cooper.”

    Glad to see the Eagles are returning to the way the used to do things in the early part of the Reid era… Identify key young talent, lock them up long term and build around them.

  • ochospantalones

    Seems like a bit of an overpay for Cooper, though assuming only the first two years are guaranteed it’s not terrible. Love the Kelce signing, locking up a top young offensive lineman for the remainder of his prime is always smart.

    • Ark87

      yeah it’s difficult to say how much of it is incentive’s and such. Early on, the sources for the figures are often the agents, waving the contract around like a trophy.

  • morgan c

    Good deals for both. Especially for Cooper, this is very fair. He is not a star receiver, but he also proved he can be a very useful piece. He has learned how to use his body and tracks the ball very well in the air. Team player, blocks hard, and is deceptively fast taking the screen pass. 5 mil a year for a WR2/3 is fair money. Hopefully, we can get something done with JMac too, but I’d rather have Cooper at 5 per year vs. Maclin at 8 or whatever he will want. Possible we replace Maclin with a rooking WR in the draft too… we’ll see. Go Birds.

  • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

    While discussing OL (sup Peters and Kelce), here’s a nice review. Shows why Peters got all that $:

    http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/red_zone/Macro-analysis-of-the-48-sacks-the-Eagles-allowed-last-season.html

    • knighn

      Damnit. Philly.com got disqus.
      There goes the neighborhood.

      • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

        hahahaha I love it. can’t wait to see what happens. gave kempski crap about it yesterday

        • knighn

          We know what’s going to happen. CharlieGarner25 is going to start spamming here next. If he starts posting here it may bring Dutch back. If those two start working together the entire multiverse may be doomed.

          • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

            nah, someone at 24/7 has a finger over the “block” button pretty often. it’s been pretty peaceful for awhile. not sure if some of those left on their own, or were shown the door.

          • cliff henny

            they show up on a “Vick signs with XXX team” and then tell us how they arent Vick fanboys.

          • Token

            Have you noticed how two particular posters have not been seen since the end of the season since Vick is gone? Shocker.

          • NickS1

            Just don’t say their names 3 times.

          • Jerry Pomroy

            Yes and 1 in particular really got my blood boiling but happy they’re gone.

            Said with a “smile”…*cough *cough

          • Adam

            7 Smiles

          • Andy124

            I can see those 7 smiles all the way from Denmark.

          • Adam

            Netherlands you mean?

          • Andy124

            D’Oh!!!

          • Jerry Pomroy

            I see what Adam did there…

          • NickS1

            I see what you did, there…

          • Maggie

            Just to join in the conversation:

            from 2 days ago:

            Maggie:
            Barr is 6’4″, 255 pounds, fast and used to be a wide receiver. Hmmm.
            GEAGLE
            Lol Barr was NEVER a WR…try again. Close, but no
            cigar sweetie

            so, I did my “due diligence”. (I Googled Barr, lol)

            “Barr was an offensive player his first two years at UCLA playing running back, wide receiver and tight end. Prior to his junior season in 2012, he switched to linebacker.”
            from Wikipedia, SWEETIE

          • aub32

            Barr was an H-back prior to switching to LB. That could mean a lot to this regime if he falls. LJ was a TE prior to switching to T. So we know they will take the raw athletic freak and coach them up.

          • knighn

            The block button? What Jason Peters does when he’s not playing football.

          • Maggie

            Are you sure Dutch isn’t Charlie Garner’s alter ego, with better spelling and fewer CAPS?

          • knighn

            Good theory! Kind of like an evil Clark Kent / Superman parallel. You never see them together at the same time!

          • theedevilsadvocate

            lol thats super funny!

    • knighn

      Read the article. Looks like Lane Johnson and Coverage Sack were most responsible. Wonder how many people read that article and were like, “Who the hell is Coverage Sack?! Coverage Sack and Nick Foles need to start blocking better. They let the QB get sacked way too many times!”

      • Andy124

        Swear to god if we extend Coverage Sack’s contract I will lose my shit right then and there.

        • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

          He’s your typical Trash Can-esque player. Easily replaceable. In this scheme and with this many athletes, you just can’t rely on Brute strength to win 1on1 OL battles. Just not Howie do.

          {phew}

          • Ark87

            I remember we used to post pictures of Trash Can over on igglesblitz and rubbermaid emailed Tommy to take it all down for trademarking purposes.

      • kyle wilson

        Coverage sack? Thats a term that was not used in this town until recently. Before it was called, “holds the ball too long” or “cant read a defense.”

        • Maggie

          Lol. One thing about many Eagles “fans”. they can change their minds 180 degrees in a heartbeat. Love to see a post with a little humor mixed into reality. Thanks.

  • Rahkem

    Good deals . I want maclin back but i also wouldnt mind us dipping into this Receiver class twice rather than once. Love the kelce extension , im hoping he can become our nick mangold anchoring our line for a decade of course not as good but maybe close.

  • Rick H

    Let’s get Maclin signed to a 1 year deal and then draft Cooks. That would make the Eagles O seriously dangerous!!!

  • jabostick

    Sort of off topic (but still related to signings and free agency), did anyone see that #SaveJasonAvant was top trending on Twitter yesterday? Apparently Jim Rome started it but I didn’t hear the show to know what was said.

  • GEAGLE

    Congrats to Howie and the Eagles for turning the page from the banner/Reid mess and morphing into a well run organization.
    GM?….CHECK!!
    COach?…CHECK!
    DC?….CHECK!
    QB?…Check!!
    RB?….CHECK!
    OL/DL?….Check!

    We ready for war!!!

    • aub32

      DL still needs a few additions. I like our starters, but there is very little in the rotation. Plus we need to see them hold up against some of the better rushing teams.

      • GEAGLE

        His name is Alex Carrington and he will be signed on March 11. Lol our run game held up without safety support..we will be fine against the run…you can take that to the bank, GEAGLE certified

        • Rahkem

          We REALLY need a good kick returner , preferably someone who can contribute on offense too like deanthony thomas. We need more drives starting at the 35 our returners were bad last year , no threat on kickoffs.

          Would also like to see us get some rotational d line guys like you said , and edge rush maybe bring in a cheaper guy like Parys Haralson who i thought played well but wont command alot of money because hes never stayed healthy. Could be a steal.

          • GEAGLE

            Parys probably gets extended before free agent…Id be surprised if we draft a WR who isn’t a good KR…Chip cares about ST as much as anyone, he won’t stand for our crappy return game for too much longer, I assume atleast… Too much money invested in OLB. Gotta get rid of BG if we want to sign free agent OLB, if not we are stuck drafting one

      • Rahkem

        We REALLY need a good kick returner , preferably someone who can contribute on offense too like deanthony thomas. We need more drives starting at the 35 our returners were bad last year , no threat on kickoffs.

        Would also like to see us get some rotational d line guys like you said , and edge rush maybe bring in a cheaper guy like Parys Haralson who i thought played well but wont command alot of money because hes never stayed healthy.

        • aub32

          I thought Brad Smith did a decent job at returning once he finally got put back there. If we lock up Mac and draft a WR high, then I don’t see a problem with DJax fielding punts like he did this year.
          ….
          An edge rusher is paramount. Outside of safety, it’s the area that can have the most significant upgrade.

          • GEAGLE

            I wasn’t familiar with Brad before we got him, so I have no idea how much more I can expect of him then we what we saw this year…he looked like our best return men we had in a while, bnt that’s just tallest midget in the room syndrom. He didnt show so much ability that he should be penciled in the next 3 years..but you know my motto, replace Maehl and Damaris! and then we can chat about Brad

          • peteike

            he had a no effort return in that Saints game where it looked like he didnt even try and it was at a crucial time. Could have got 5 more yds but ran out of bounds. Okay Im nit picking but it bothered me. Sometimes just holding onto the ball is crucial enough.

  • Ark87
  • Corey Dawson

    The current starting line locked up through 2017 with these signings, as well as the rest of the offense except for Foles and a 3rd wideout. If we can avoid injuries, and Peters and Herremans don’t decline too much with age, our offense should be solid for the next 3 years. The only thing left is to resign Foles once his rookie contract allows.
    This should allow the next 2-3 drafts to focus on building the defensive talent around the 3-4 scheme and to draft/develop a guard and tackle for when Peters and Herremans are done in a few years. Really liking the way the future is looking.

  • NickS1

    “This is Howie do it
    It’s Wednesday night
    and I feel alright
    I locked up guys on the O-Line”

    • GEAGLE

      Bet you FOles is singing along…he even invented his version of the “dougie” dance…it’s the “Howie”

      • NickS1

        Foles’ fiance must be elated. He’s guaranteed to be in one piece for a few years.

        • GEAGLE

          She was already happy when she saw the rumored 15mil kAp was about to sign for,..

          • Andy124

            She’s been happy ever since she saw his hand size…

          • Jerry Pomroy

            Hello!

          • GEAGLE

            Heyoooooo

          • Amar (India)

            Hi-yoooo

  • peteike

    Bring in Gano for camp, no brainer

    • Token

      Alex Henery should have already been cut to make a statement. One of the biggest bums on the team.

  • GEAGLE

    Lol the inmate Hernandez beat the crap out of was handcuffed at the time of the attack. Hernandez “ran into” and inmate that had been talking shit to all day, hand cuffed in an empty hallfway? Lol that’s some straight up Oz ish. I see Hernandez is adjusting himself well. He obviously has some pull in prison

  • GEAGLE

    Steve smith pissed with Carolina???why stop at Maclin? Sign him too lol, sign them all!! Damn he is 35yrs old already?

    • peteike

      hes old as dirt, those legs have to be slowing down soon, hes defying odds at this point. No thanks

      • Andy124

        I have bad memories of signing a Steve Smith. Let’s not.

      • GEAGLE

        Was just joking…want Steve smith? Draft Brandin cooks

        • peteike

          I know but he can still ball a bit for that age which is impressive. Seems like Carolina has been trying to upgrade there for years and hes still the best they have

          • GEAGLE

            Right now I think my ideal scenario is drafting two WRs and dumping the rest of the pics into defense (I’m ok taking. G in the 5th)..ideally:
            ..
            One smaller burner WR/return man like Cooks or ODB
            And
            One Big athletic WR: Jordan Mathews, Moncrief, Devante
            ..
            Problem is I’m getting desperate for Deone Buchanon, and we need a OLB in the first two rounds, so I don’t know how we can get so many top prospects..hopefully there are some trade back scenarios

          • peteike

            agree completely, esp on your ideal setup. I wouldnt hate an O lineman but I might take 2 bigger WRs to just play the odds and try to hit on one of them if you take them both in later rounds. They just seem to be more difficult to project. Im hoping its defense with the first few picks or a trade down depending is ideal.

          • GEAGLE

            Before the draft, I would hate to add an OL early. But as long as the guy we draft can play, I’ll be ok with it. Another year of hitting on our draft picks, regardless of position, and we will have a nice stacked roster…so the player is way more important to me then the position he plays…but leading up to the draft, hard to get excited about OL(even if I’m a former OT) because I don’t see safety and OLB solutions in FA, and this WR class is too juicy to pass on…
            ..
            Ideally the first 4 players we draft in no order:
            Small, fast, WR/KR OBJ or Cooks type

            Big athletic WR: Moncrief, Mathews, Devante, KB/Evans obviously
            ..l
            OLB to replace Cole instantly in Nickle
            ..
            Safety, I’m almost at Deonne Buchanon or bust panic mode

  • GEAGLE

    Eagles buttering us all up, before they go off with Avant’s head! Lol

  • Tom w

    Any word on cooper’so guaranteed money and who can void the deal in his final year

    • GEAGLE

      10mil

      • Tom w

        Reported 8 from nfl. Even better

        • GEAGLE

          Works for me :)

  • Justin

    MAKE IT RAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIIN

    • GEAGLE

      Better then when banner made it “drizzle” with nickles

  • GEAGLE

    The offense is all coming together…draft a WR or two and we will just come at defenses with waves of weapons and the rainmaker bringing on the storm of points…this offense is going to be scary if the sport science keeps them healthy again..and if we continue to not turn the ball over, we will be tough to deal with

  • Josh

    Hey Sheil or Tim, could you guys maybe do a piece on how all of these deals affect the salary cap? Thanks a lot for all the awesome work you do! Also, Howie Roseman is a genius. Let’s go birds!!!

    • MattE

      projected cap at $130 mill (estimated $20mill in cap room)
      minus about $7-9 mill for rookie signings and we have around $10 mill to play with before CUTS.
      Cuts i expect:
      Patrick Chung ($1mill in dead money, but we gain back $2.5 mill in cap space)
      an ILB or two (Acho?)- $500k-$1mill there
      Damaris Johnson and Emil Igwenagu – $1mill
      Surprise Bradley Fletcher i believe they will cut $3.25 mill back with no dead money.
      so…… add $7-$8 mill back from CUTS and that covers rookies after cuts above. Thus leaving us around the same cap space of around $17-$20mill.

      I think we are okay. Cooper cap figure i would figure $4mill to TOPS $5 mill, basically he is replacing Avant ($3.7 mill) in the salary cap. ($8mill guaranteed probably over 2-3 years). Depends if we front load it or not. (essentially no salary cap change)

      Kelce awesome deal- $6.5 mill/year for PFF’s #1 center! (additional estimated $7mill)

      Jason Peters was already slated to make $10 mill so cap figure is the same for him (No change)

      so IMO i believe we would be willing to spend possibly 2-3 small contract in free agency or 1 big splash at $5-$7mill a year.

      I think we go get Malcolm Jenkins for $3-$4mill a year and draft others.

      Possibly go after an OLB in free agency or try to trade Brandon Graham ($3.4 mill) for an OLB/S/CB to a team in financial trouble.

      • GEAGLE

        Brad fletch is not getting cut. Don’t be absurd

        • MattE

          Cap casualty…. it sucks. Avant just got cut with Cooper getting signed. Fletcher was solid, but we already owe $6mill to Cary. I honestly think they want Fletcher back, but Boykin is just to damn good at $600k

          • GEAGLE

            No chance!!

          • MattE

            http://www.eaglescap.com/current.html

            awesome website. I pulled everything into excel and started playing GM lol and making moves/cuts/additions…..

            and shit i forgot Donnie Jones, hes gonna get a few mill his way.

          • GEAGLE

            No chance!!! CB don’t grow on trees, eagles already said for the 15th time they will keep Boykin in the slot. You are stuck with Cary and Brad until CBs are drafted, developed, and be ready to out play what we get from Cary and Brad…how do I know? Because that’s exactly how a well run organization, planning on a playoff run will operate….if you haven’t noticed, rookie CBs are horrible, we ain’t strapped for cash to where we have to do silly shit like go into a play off year counting on a rookie CB to start. I can assure you Brad will be on the field this year…take it to the bank

          • MattE

            And in your own words a rookie Safety wouldn’t be good either correct? We HAVE to sign a veteran at safety even if its Allen. And if that means sacrificing Flecther and move boykin over then so be it.

            You want a rookie patrolling center?

          • GEAGLE

            No..we do not have to lose Fletcher to sign Malcom Jenkins and his petty lil 3.5 chung money….

          • GEAGLE

            Don’t be surprised if Avant ends up with the team. Avant’s future depends on Maclin..we will go into the season with 3 eagles veteran WRs..but Avant would never get to keep that 3.5m salary. If Mac don’t play ball, I think we try to keep avant

          • MattE

            I really wouldn’t be surprised if the whole Boykin staying in the slot is a smoke screen.

            But you are correct Fletcher signing last year i was on board. Had no complaints about him this year either. I thought him and Cary were just fine.

            Calm down dude lol.

          • GEAGLE

            Why do you think I’m agitated?..did I disrespect you in any way? I’m telling you Brad will be here, you can disagree if you want, but I will not be wrong about this….smokescreen for what? Lol

  • Tom w

    Nfl.com reporting 8 million guarantteed for cooper. Makes more sense then reported ten million. Basically a two yr eight million dollar deal. Paid a fair amount less than hartline and amendola and a bit more than royal or lance Moore. Nice deal Howie. Fair and even a bit of a bargain if you paired cooper numbers if he played with foles all year

  • MattE

    Maybe Howie could teach RAJ (Ruben Amaro Jr.) a few tricks.

    • GEAGLE

      Who is this Rueben fellow you speak of? I don’t know any Rueben, but I do know “ruin tomorrow jr”. He has lost the right to be referred to as Rueben :) friggin hack

      • NickS1

        I enjoy the sandwich too much to think of that pudd while eating it.

  • Token

    I do wish Foles would stay in Philly during the offseason to workout with teammates. I think its important.

    • GEAGLE

      Ya think? Lol doubt you have to waste a wish on that, FOles knows what’s up

      • Token

        He hasnt been in Philly. Kelce was saying he is in Arizona.

        • GEAGLE

          Lol the season ended a month ago…he will be back soon, this kid ain’t dumb…he is a DREAM leader, he won’t squander opportunities

        • Adam

          Don’t a bunch of Eagles work out in Arizona in the off-season? Mathis owns a training facility there.

        • Kev_H

          I’m for that. He doesn’t need to be shoveling snow or driving and walking on ice. He can prepare better during the winter in a warm, dry place.

  • GEAGLE

    Browns getting on my nerves…first they prob keep Ward from hitting the market, then they cut Dqwell Jackson basically delivering the skins a quality upgrade to London Fletcher. #annoyed

    Dawkins is talking about the eagles having to try to get Jarius Byrd as we speak smh…hearing him talk about Byrd hurts even more

  • MattE

    projected cap at $130 mill (estimated $20mill in cap room)
    minus about $7-9 mill for rookie signings and we have around $10 mill to play with before CUTS.
    Cuts i expect:
    Patrick Chung ($1mill in dead money, but we gain back $2.5 mill in cap space)
    an ILB or two (Acho?)- $500k-$1mill there
    Damaris Johnson and Emil Igwenagu – $1mill
    Surprise Bradley Fletcher i believe they will cut $3.25 mill back with no dead money.
    so……
    add $7-$8 mill back from CUTS and that covers rookies after cuts above.
    Thus leaving us around the same cap space of around $17-$20mill.

    I think we are okay. Cooper cap figure i would figure $4mill to TOPS
    $5 mill, basically he is replacing Avant ($3.7 mill) in the salary cap.
    ($8mill guaranteed probably over 2-3 years). Depends if we front load it
    or not. (essentially no salary cap change)

    Kelce awesome deal- $6.5 mill/year for PFF’s #1 center! (additional estimated $7mill)

    Jason Peters was already slated to make $10 mill so cap figure is the same for him (No change)

    so IMO i believe we would be willing to spend possibly 2-3 small contract in free agency or 1 big splash at $5-$7mill a year.

    I think we go get Malcolm Jenkins for $3-$4mill a year and draft others.

    Possibly go after an OLB in free agency or try to trade Brandon
    Graham ($3.4 mill) for an OLB/S/CB to a team in financial trouble

    • 76mustang

      No way Fletcher gets cut – Eagles D needs continuity to continue growth in Billy Davis’ scheme. Improved pass rush and safety play will help CBs tremendously.

    • JofreyRice

      I saw Caplan say Peters’ deal somehow saves the Eagles 2 mil in cap space.

      You did a nice job of laying out some specifics, but bottom line, there is no reason they can’t sign whomever they want. Kudos to Howie for locking up a young vet, but please don’t cry poor because they locked up some guys with nice deals. What happens if Foles duplicates his success and they have to sign him?

    • UKEagle99

      I agree with most of it, except :)

      Malcolm Jenkins isn’t a ‘big splash’. My friend is a Saints fan and when I mentioned we may sign Jenkins his words were “you can have him”. I’d rather keep Nate over Jenkins, it’s a sideways step at best, Nate’s had a year in the scheme and improved over his 2012 outing.

      Bradley Fletcher is going nowhere. $3.25m is nothing compared to what we were paying the 2 fairies the year before. What about depth? As it stands Carmichael is next man up on the outside and he got picked on every time he came in last year.

      • MattE

        If carmichel sees the field next year i’ll rip my hair out.

    • aub32

      Please tell me where we are going to find a solid #2 CB for under 3.25 million this offseason. That cuts makes very little since. There’s no CB depth on this team, and you want to cut our best outside CB.

      • GEAGLE

        Just silly cuts for the sake of cuts.,,

        STOP GAP means, a suitable starter til a draft pic is developed and ready to take over, Only dysfunctional retard franchises sign a stop gap player, he plays well, cut him at the end of the year, sign another stop gap corner, all before even drafting the QB of the future…Brad getting cut is ridiculous…sorry REAl TALK!

        • aub32

          I don’t know if you’re agreeing with me or yelling at me. I think we agree here. I was hopeful of Fletcher and he met then exceeded my expectations. He and Barwin are 2 FA additions that I wouldn’t mind hold onto going forward. I think he makes a solid #2 guy.

          • Jerry Pomroy

            I like Fletch too. I think he’d settle in nicely as a #2. Williams will most likely play until he’s either cut or up for FA, but rest assured I think he’d look for his highest payday given his boldly honest reasons for signing here. We do definitely need to fix the depth at that spot though. I’m not sold on the Roc.

  • GEAGLE

    Anyone else worried that the eagles making it rain millions is going to cause Desean to start bitching about money? Everything is going so well, really not in the mood for his “jackpot” crap….hopefully this is a non issue. Chip needs to keep his pimp hand strong

    • NickS1

      No upright QB, no D-Jax #s. Dude’s getting 10mil in base salary if he’s not restructured. I don’t think he’s going to be an issue. However, what would concern me if I was him is that this was supposed to be a “contract year” for him to get restructured to get more guarantees and there doesn’t appear to have been any movement on that front. I find it a little odd, myself.

    • aub32

      Understand that there is a huge difference from guys like Kelce and Peters getting than Vince Young and Nnamdi. Jackson was making peanuts despite being our best receiver and pro bowler. Yet we chose to sign half a dozen big name FAs. That would piss anyone off to know you are barely making a fraction of what you should. The guy got the money he deserved and then showed us exactly why he deserves it. He only mentioned money because that’s what he was asked.

      • GEAGLE

        There is a chance that he just wants his contract restrictured, which could also be an opportunity to free up more cap space, so it’s not automatically a horrible situation..

        Btw, for all of those who would be happy with a one year deal for Maclin, I think that’s exactly the hold up in the negotiations (I don’t know it for certain tho). I think Mac would be thrilled with a one year deal in this offense if he is confident in his rehab, and the Eagles are trying to get him for two to three years at a cheaper rate…hunch

        • aub32

          I don’t really see a scenario where Jackson isn’t restructured. Jackson is a special talent who isn’t going anywhere, and like you said, it will bring his cap number down.
          ….
          I agree that years are likely what’s holding up the deal. I would like Mac on a 2 year deal with the 2nd year containing some very fair escalators. Although, I don’t blame Mac for wanting to get a big payday next year. If a 2-3 year cannot be reached, then I would definitely still give him a one year prove it deal. Let’s see what he can do here. We can also show him why sticking with the Eagles is much better for his career than running off to the jets.

          • GEAGLE

            PFT is now reporting that indeed the hold up is Mac wants a one year deal, and we are trying to get a Multi year deal out of him at a cheaper rate now that we have leverage.
            ..
            Crazy how the philly media never reported the possibility of anything but a one year prove it deal.. Smh like it never even crossed their lazy minds? I have only see Maclin talked about in terms of a potential one year prove it deal. If I’m wrong, I appologize in advance

          • aub32

            I have to say that it makes sense for Maclin. You know he had to have been licking his chops after seeing Coop have such a good year in this system. What team would be a better spot for him to prove he can still play and collect huge money in 2015. Look at how people are viewing Decker. An explosive year under CK would likely yield a similar payday for Mac.

          • GEAGLE

            Absolutely…can’t blame Mac at all! but we have to extend QB,Kendrick,cox,Thornton,Boykin..so I seriously DOUBT Howie wants to see Mac blow up in this offense and see his value shoot thru the roof at the end of the year, which is exactly why I have been so adamant about not wanting to give him a one year deal…thank you Florio, you simple bastard for being the media member to finally figure it out(Pesci enough for yas?)
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            Make no mistake about it, if Mac gets a one year deal, it’s a win for him and a loss for howie

  • GEAGLE

    To clear up Donnie jones, before March 11 he is only allowed a to sign a contract for the league minimum with the eagles! after the 11th he can sign any contract he wants. Do the Eagles tag him before Monday? Or trust that they can keep him March 11th?

    • aub32

      I’m all for tagging the punter if need be. Don’t let him get away!

      • GEAGLE

        That ain’t no punter..dudes a friggin proven weapon in an outdoor cold weather environment…do whatever it takes to keep him(except some insane jerry jones type ish of course) and I’ll be happy
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        But with all the “legal tampering” at the owners meeting, we could have worked out a deal with his agent already and are just waiting for March 11, assuming we trust the agent…guess we will find out by whether he is tagged or not, because I can’t imagine Chip being happy about losing the Donnie Longball, Boykin Downsballs connection!!

  • Indyeagle

    Why couldn’t we have the best of both worlds? Sign Maclin to a one year deal with a club option at a top 15 WR rate of pay for year two. If Maclin balls out, then exercise the option and restructure right away for long term…win/win. If he falls flat, he walks and has a chance to go prove himself elsewhere.