Open Thread: Free Agency Begins

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The “legal tampering” period of free agency is underway. From noon Saturday through 4 p.m. Tuesday, teams are allowed to negotiate with the representation of pending free agents. No deals can be executed during this time, but this is when many of the contracts get hammered out.

We’ll update the post with all the latest. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.

 12:21: Camp Vick’s focus seems to be mainly on the Jets at the moment and less on the Bucs. Still some uncertainty as to where Michael Vick ends up, but New York seems like the best bet for now. — TM




1:20: Panthers safety Mike Mitchell is expected to hit the open market, according to the Charlotte Observer. We wrote about Mitchell last month. He's a mid-tier option worth keeping an eye on. Per the report, the Falcons could have some interest in his services. --SK

2:59: We have some (non-Eagles) action.


3:03:
Best bet is that Bengals DE/OLB Michael Johnson is headed to the NFC. Eagles have shown some interest. Don't think they ultimately pay what promises to be pretty high price tag for his services, though. Vikings, maybe? -- TM

3:43: Miami Dolphins veteran nose tackle Paul Soliai is most likely gone, according to The Miami Herald. The 30-year-old will be considered a stop-gap option for 3-4 teams. The 6-4, 340-pounder figures to come off the field in sub packages. He played 48.1 percent of Miami's snaps last year, per Pro Football Focus. If the Eagles aren't sold on Bennie Logan as their starting nose tackle, Soliai could get a look. --SK

4:17: No dice on Michael Johnson. There are a few teams in the mix as negotiations come down to the wire, and the Eagles are not among them. Looks like the Cincinnati edge rusher is going to get paid pretty handsomely. Out of Eagles' desired price range.

5:50:

9:19: The Rams are one of the teams showing interest in Jairus Byrd, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

9:57 (Sunday): Things have been relatively quiet on the T.J. Ward front, but Rapoport says the Lions are one of the teams that has shown interest. --SK

9:58 (Sunday): Mike Rodak of ESPN.com suggests the Bills could be in the mix for Malcolm Jenkins to replace Byrd. It will be interesting to see how the mid-tier safety market plays out.

1:27 (Sunday): Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen was listed as a potential target for the Eagles, but it looks like he is staying put.

3:39 (Sunday): The Eagles checked in on Oakland's LaMarr Houston, per Geoff Mosher of CSN Philly. He's an interesting name and someone who can line up in a variety of places (standing up, DE, DT). But the report suggests he'll likely be priced out of the Eagles' range.

3:45 (Sunday):

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  • James Hathaway

    Love this approach. Kudos, gents.

  • PaoliBulldog

    Rafael Bush, safety. $1.3M UDFA tender by Saints, who are trying to create cap room for Jimmy Graham. He’s 5-11, 207, age 27, played really well when Vaccaro broke his ankle last year. Eagles wouldn’t have to surrender a draft pick if they signed him. Looks to me like exactly the kind of player Howie is searching for: young, talented but not cost prohibitive.

    • oreofestar

      At 1,3m he would be so dirt cheap you might as well and then just cut Chund and get Ward

      • PaoliBulldog

        I predict Bush will get several offers above his tender, which shows what a cap crunch the Saints are facing. But yes I think he could be had for less than Chung earned in 2013, and teams could *still* pursue one of the high-visibility safety prospects. Heck, Bush and Ward as starters, Wolff as #3, could use someone like Nate Allen or Malcolm Jenkins for depth and keep Colt as special teamer/emergency safety. Beats the crap out of 2013’s safeties.

        • GEAGLE

          Bush would NEVER beat out Malcom Jenkins in training camp and everyone needs a safety! no shot that Nate or Jenkins sign on to sit on anyone’s bench

          • UKEagle99

            I just jumped over to the NO Boards. Some think this means a cert to be back (duh!) and others are bemoaning JG & DB eating all their money! The general consensus there is he played well and they want him back in place of Jenkins.

      • PaoliBulldog

        Tender means Saints would retain the right to match any offer that Bush might receive from another team. But I don’t think the Saints can afford to match an offer that is substantially in excess of that tender.

        • oreofestar

          I know that but I am saying barring he gets a lot of offers we can get him in the 2-3mil range very cheap since the Saints are not going to touch him

  • jmkrav

    Hoping to see an “Eagles agree in principle with MJ and TJ” headline soon.

    Cut BG if need be, and Chung

    • Nick

      I still don’t understand why they haven’t cut Chung yet, he’s a waste of the millions there paying him.

      • oreofestar

        Because we might end up needing him on the roster, granted we will eventually force a paycut on him if we do not cut him but no pint asking him to take one now when we might cut him, the only other active safety we have is Wolff so it depends how many safeties we add in FA and the draft but if lets say we only bring in a rookie and T.J. Ward we will need Chung for the last spot in that case we force Chung to take a paycut but if we add 3 safeties then we just cut him and because it costs you no more to wait there is no point rushing

        • Nick

          But what in saying is he’s not worth the money, plus he wouldn’t take a pay cut anyway. People talk about pay cuts like it’s the easiest thing in the world. When u already get paid little like Chung he won’t take a pay cut. The eagles can easly pay someone half the money at bottom of free agency for depth. There going to cut him either way so there’s no point in waiting.

          • oreofestar

            Because what is the rush? He will likely get cut by what is the rush?

          • Nick

            It will bring a smile to my face Lol

          • Zack Porges

            3.5 mil isnt little, above avg for the safety position actually. i think a pay cut could definitely be in the cards. but i agree he’ll most likely be cut eventually but no reason to do it yet (other than to potentially give him an advantage on finding a next team)

      • seanstradomus

        Probably waiting to sign a couple safeties first before they cut ties

      • Kev_H

        You never know. He battled nagging injuries last year and they liked him enough to go get him. Armchair GMs were running Cooper out of town until Vick got hurt. Now he’s a fixture.

      • DharmaBum

        Can’t do that until after he talks to Byrd, now can we? Gotta keep Chung feeling good about being here, so he tells Byrd good things. Then, as soon as Byrd signs….boom.

    • Zack Porges

      cutting BG would result in a negative cap hit, not saving any on this years cap due to the accelerated bonus money. although ive heard it reported he’s actually only signed through this year not 2015 as previously thought so that would change that

  • Jerry Pomroy

    Hopefully there are many updates to sort through in the above thread.

    • oreofestar

      Yes I do as well I am immediately hoping for Byrd or Ward updates as soon as the clock hits 4 on Tuesday

  • seanstradomus

    I predict everyone will be happy on the 11th

  • seanstradomus

    Howie has some tricks up his sleeve i also predict a good trade before the draft im thinking olb but wouldnt rule out dt

  • Joe Thomas

    I would like us to sign Bryd and Stewart or Mitchell (Carolina). That way we get a ballhawking safety and in the box. If not Bryd then Ward. Obviously Bryd and Ward would be like Christmas in March.
    Such an exciting time.

  • PaoliBulldog

    If the Jets want to pay Vick starter money to have him play ahead of Geno, then go with God, Michael.

    • oreofestar

      IDK why the Jets would even stunt his growth by signing Vick, give the kid some weapons before you start bring in guys to take his job I think the Raiders would make more sense for Vick IMO

      • Stuart Philp

        The Jets make perfect sense imo. Geno isn’t ready and could use guidance from a vet like Vick… assuming they still think Geno is the guy long term. Marty is their OC so there’s familiarity and scheme fit. If they sign Vick that tells me they are thinking Geno will eventually take over and they’ll draft WR and RB to support, as opposed to maybe taking a look at a QB (which is what they should really do).

        • oreofestar

          I was thinking that way before but I am starting to think otherwise but I totally understand what you me

        • Kev_H

          I’m not sure Vick brings much to the table in the guidance department. He’s probably done less with more than any player of his generation.

        • Maggie

          Marty is not a scheme fit for a mobile quarterback. “We thought we saw something downfield”. Remember?

      • Maggie

        Geno is already stunted by Marty calling the plays. Remember MM? “We will always call plays exactly the same no matter who the QB is or what his skill set or experience!”. Throw long, throw long, throw long. Bad blocking? Throw 60 times a game, 40 times over 30 yards. Poor receivers? Throw long, throw long. “We thought we saw something downfield.” Trying hard to forget, but …

    • Kev_H

      I still don’t think there is interest in Vick. The Jets are making a conscious effort to leave the three ring circus image in the past. I don’t see how throwing the 34 year old Vick in the mix helps them do that and I don’t see how it moves their team forward.

      • PaoliBulldog

        I don’t see how Vick makes sense as a starter anywhere, but least of all the Jets.

        And as I have said before, if Vick is gonna be a backup in 2014, might as well be with the Birds.

  • milroyigglesfan

    Chung and Byrd were tweeting yesterday… Byrd wanted Chungs phone number. Some think its Byrd interest in Philadelphia

    • Richard Colton

      Not sure Pat Chung is the player ambassador I want trying to recruit Byrd.

      “naaa Man, Philly sucks. It doesn’t matter how great you play, all they do is boo. take me for example…”

      • GEAGLE

        Luckily Dawk was with Byrd man the day before

        • cliff henny

          yeah, think Dawk and Chung might view a night out in Philly slightly differently.

          • GEAGLE

            Slightly different dynamic lol

  • Zack Porges

    wonder if we’ll have any interest in davin joseph now that the bucs have released him. good player with a crappy team and coach last season not to mention the staff infection. not worth the 6 mil he was due, but in the $1-3 ballpark i think he could be intriguing

    • GEAGLE

      His injury killed him

  • Rob

    Cricket….cricket

  • seanstradomus

    Reports saying eagles heavily interested in Mitchell from Carolina and Cincys olb/ de Johnson ….I like those two options…..just wait for the ward and Jenkins talk to start up

    • GEAGLE

      Mitchell, is a lateral move to Nate

      • oreofestar

        exactly they are same thing, players who always sucked and played decent suring contract years plus mitchell played good because of Davis, Johnson, Hardy, Luke and all of the great players around him

        • GEAGLE

          Yup…put Nate behind Carolina’s front 7 and you have the same player..only Mitchell hits harder

          • oreofestar

            exactly why go after Mitchell when Ward and Byrd are available for the taking, at least Jenkins

  • Jerry Pomroy

    Going through Twitter and upping my list to follow during this FA session. Drew Rosehaus seems stoked about this year’s FA potential. Hopefully it’s a good one for us.

    In between I’ll be getting the nursery together for our little princess on the way that we’ll be greeting in the next month or so. Wife is at the baby shower as I speak.

    • oreofestar

      Gotta look at FA targets twitter for clues

    • Richard Colton

      @joshnorris is a great source for draft items. I’m partial to @richcolton as well. Good luck with the baby Jerry!

    • JofreyRice

      congrats bud!

      • Jerry Pomroy

        Thanks Jofrey. Our first girl & last child. I’m done at 39 years old.

        • JofreyRice

          I’m done at 34! We have 3 boys. I was pushing to try for the girl, but truthfully, 3 is plenty. Too much, sometimes.

    • GEAGLE

      Congrats

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

      congrats! make sure it’s decked on out green, not pink. Put your foot down on this matter.

  • Chris Jones

    Ideally if we could grab Byrd and Johnson I would be ecstatic however both are going to demand high price tags so I’m very doubtful it will work out but I would even be ok settling for Mitchell and Byrd. Those two would give us a great foundation at safety going into the draft so we aren’t pressured into making a stupid pick.

  • GEAGLE

    OLB:
    1) MJ
    2) Everson Griffin
    ..
    S
    1)Byrd
    2) Ward
    3) Jenkins
    ..
    DL
    1) Alex Carrington Nickle interior pass rusher
    2) Al Wodds Logan’s backup NT
    3) Mount Cody (flier non GUARENTEED roster spot

    CB
    1) Chris Cooks rehabilitation fler
    2) Corey Graham, dime CB/ DB depth, ST ACE
    ..
    Jammari Lattimore ILB depth ST player

    Bruce Cambell OG
    ..
    QB fliers:
    1) Terrell Pryor
    2) Freeman

    • oreofestar

      If we get Byrd or Ward then I am already happy

      • GEAGLE

        If we can’t get Johnson to join the Wang Gang, or Everson Griffin, I hope we don’t settle on Neal..I do not want him

        • oreofestar

          Well I would love MJ and Ward but I think safety should be prioritized if that is not possible

          • GEAGLE

            You won’t hear me arguing with that thinking

        • cliff henny

          the WangGang … TM that ASAP

          • GEAGLE

            Lol…unless we getting the RIGHT Mathews brother or Datone Jones I don’t want anyone from GBs defense

          • oreofestar

            Sam Shields too eh… Well I can not disagree

          • GEAGLE

            Yeah I’d take him and their other corner too….I’d take Jamarri Lattimore as ILB depth if you can get him for like 750k

        • travis papa

          From what I know Byrd is really only considering 2 teams. Us and buffalo going to play it out a little in case someone blows him away with a deal he can’t resist as darkhorse 3rd team

          • GEAGLE

            Where the hell are you hearing that? I’m under the impression that there is nothing the bills could do to keep him

          • Richard Colton

            source?

      • Maggie

        Yup. One player with bad feet or a reported possible bad shoulder is going to save the world.

  • GEAGLE

    Question…did they get rid of the “poison pill” in the last CBA negotiation, or do teams not use it because it’s frowned upon? I know when the Seahawks and Vikings were fighting over Hutchinson, they got verbally undressed at the owners meeting by all the other teams for stealing players using the poison pill….is it still legal? Or are we not seeing it do to some unwritten agreement.

    • oreofestar

      I think so

      • GEAGLE

        Lol they still use it in the NBA….

        • cliff henny

          if i’m running to be a sports’ commissioner, my base platform would be ‘domestically, i’ll do everything the opposite of the nba’…think i’ll have a decent chance

          • GEAGLE

            Ain’t That the truth…that league is a friggin mess

          • cliff henny

            b4 the 1st game is even played, 80+% of the teams have no/zero/zilch shot at winning title. that’s just crazy! and then people complain about tanking. messed up league, and it’s run by the inmates too

          • GEAGLE

            Yup..and if you do suck, it can take you YEARS to get back on the right track…in the NFL, i don’t care how bad you are, if you know what you are doing you can turn your franchise around in 1-2offseasons…

          • cliff henny

            guaranteed contracts. no one gets more hosed than nfl players, but makes for a great product

          • GEAGLE

            So true

          • George

            that’s why the nfl is so much better than the nba

    • cliff henny

      yes.

      • GEAGLE

        Yes it’s still legal, or yes they banned it in the last CBA?

        • oreofestar

          It is now banned

          • GEAGLE

            Oh ok…thanks

  • Tautalatasi Jr.

    I hope we get Byrd AND Ward..now that would be awesomely shocking

    • oreofestar

      I would be happy if we got either no way we get both

      • Tautalatasi Jr.

        ha i know, no way that happens..i would be happy with either

    • Tautalatasi Jr.

      it would be like the end of unusual suspects

      • cliff henny

        only bad thing about that movie is it’s not as excellent the 2nd time. like pulp fiction I can watch 15 times in a row. or inglorious bastard-always picture Howie as the bearjew in contract negotiations

        • GEAGLE

          Inglorious bastards is a good movie?

          • cliff henny

            you kidding? it is fantastic! it’s offensive. it’s 100%watch for guys who like guy movies. snatch is up there too, guy Ritchie, another brad pitt more minor role, but f’in awesome.

          • GEAGLE

            Love snatch..I’m a movie freak, someone told me bastards was corny and I never gave it a shot…gonna watch it tonight after Glory Kickboxing on sPike and Gustafson fighting in the UFC.

            You catch your boy Wiggins drop 41 today?

          • cliff henny

            nawh,he wrong. opening scene is incredible. dude, if you like snatch, watch it. blows reservoir dogs out of the water.
            .
            I love brick top….do you know what nemesis mean? A righteous infliction of retribution manifested by an appropriate agent. Personified in this case …by a horrible cxxt, me!

          • GEAGLE

            Lol I’m def watching it

          • Richard Colton

            I’m not usually a grammar-guy Cliff, but you may want to italicize or at least capitalize the first letter, so people know you’re talking about the Guy Richie movie.

          • Tikkit

            Duuuuddeeee. Basterds is in my top 10 for sure. The cinematic tension in that flic is first class.

          • cliff henny

            yup! au revoir shoshana

          • Warhound

            Bastards has the one Tarantino monologue that may be as great as Hoppers in True Romance. The tension in the bar scene is amazing; but, Pitts performance is poor.

        • Tautalatasi Jr.

          agree, i havent watched unusual suspects more than twice, now pulp fiction probably a hundred times

        • Tikkit

          Howie Ballgame knocks it outta tha pahhhkkkk!

          • cliff henny

            he hits them with a club….he bashes their brains in with a bat!

    • cliff henny

      too much, and over kill. get one, wolff or pick will play better because have so much less responsibilities. rather see $$ spent on olb who can get constant pressure.

      • GEAGLE

        Yeah it’s only going to be one safety signed, but man I would love Jenkins AND Ward. They aren’t the center fielders Byrd is but they are really good man to man defenders. I know talking about signing two is some unrealistic Fanboy ish, but signing two would spell the end of Chung. So fingers crossed!!!

        • oreofestar

          Now I have been thinking what about Rafael Bush in addition to Ward or Byrd

          • GEAGLE

            Meh.

          • oreofestar

            I like him if he is dirt cheap but the way it looks we can get Ward or Byrd and get a rookie to compete with Wolff for the other starting spot

          • GEAGLE

            Don’t you have to get up compensation if you steal him away?

          • oreofestar

            nope at least that is what I have been told because I am not interested in giving up picks for him

          • GEAGLE

            He wasn’t tendered or something? You sure?

          • oreofestar

            I am not sure actually but they tendered him a 1.3mil but I do not believe there were any draft picks involved I could be wrong

          • GEAGLE

            Thanks

          • oreofestar
    • George

      It’d be too similar to 2011 for my taste…if you pay one “outsider” it’s fine, but when you go on a spree like that the locker room gets wary of the FO. one or twoguys is fine, but if we get ward, byrd, AND a passrusher, chemistry suffers

  • oreofestar

    Jags just signed Red Bryant so that is one free agent Howie does not have to waste money on

    • GEAGLE

      I was very surprised to see that….Patriots went after him hard a few years back…I get the Gus Bradley connection. But how the hell do you go from SB winner to Jaguar?

      • oreofestar

        maybe the connections or maybe since he already got a ring he wants to cash out?

        • GEAGLE

          It’s def about cashing out…I just feel like you kill your career when you go from a winner to a garbage team, you get demoralized, lazy and you usually fall off as a player and it’s the beginning of the end of your career….kind of like how old people can die when they start to feel worthless or purposeless

          • oreofestar

            IDK but hey who knows the Jags could be a playoff team in 2-3 years

          • GEAGLE

            Total belief in Gus turning that franchise around.plus that owner isn’t horrible….no idea what they do in the draft tho…

          • oreofestar

            yeah I think the Jags have had such a bad roster but good coaching and management helps and they have cap space so we will see but I would not be surprised to see the Jags winning 9 games in a couple seasons

          • GEAGLE

            Seems like they are smart enough to get rid of MJD, and actually build something…Gus seems like a guy who would put up with Manziel. Seems like a guy that can get Clowney to work…going to be very interesting to see what they do with their draft pick…

          • oreofestar

            yeah I will be rooting for the Jags a bit IDK why I just like Bradley I think will go for a ton of mid level guys like Bryant and not be giving 6 year $233mil contracts to players like the Raiders will probably do

      • UKEagle99

        He’s got his ring and his dollars. Life after football should be pretty sweet.

    • cliff henny

      money grab. aren’t they talking about henne-he spells it wrong!

      • GEAGLE

        Henne signing is officially…they were better off signing you

      • NickS1

        Money grab plus he knows Bradley from Seattle days.

  • Nick

    Did you guys just here about the rumors that the eagles are going after champ bailey? He would be a solid FS.

    • oreofestar

      MEH…

    • milroyigglesfan

      didn’t hear that, and would be surprised if they did

      • Nick Ferguson

        For the right price why not.
        Especially if they don’t want to pay top dollar for the big name safeties.

    • GEAGLE

      Just because we gave Jason Peters some money, doubt we are signing 40year olds…if you are gonna take an ancient mofo and move him to a
      Safety, might as well just sign Ryan Clarke who always been a safety…I don’t kno who the hell started that silly rumor but wtf

      • Nick Ferguson

        It’s on bleacher report. And when ur in a deep whole at safety like the eagles are
        You take what’s u thinks best, an at this point that’s anything.

        • GEAGLE

          Bleacher report makes PERFECT sense…uhhhh apparently you missed the 15 better, younger, actual safeties that are available…I can’t believe I’m arguing with someone about signing Champ Baily…I never thought I would be having this convo

          • Nick Ferguson

            I’m not arguing, I was just simply mentioning it damn. That’s all.

          • GEAGLE

            I’m not even blaming you, I just can’t believe that’s a rumor that’s going around….these next few days are going to be torture. I’m taking a half day at work Tuesday lol

          • Nick Ferguson

            Oh yea it’s gunna be crazy next couple days and a bunch of
            Rumors that aren’t gunna be true. But there all atleast worth listening to.

          • GEAGLE

            Yeah after the dead offseason period, I’ll take a made up bogus rumor over silence any day

          • Nick Ferguson

            I completely agree there’s better safeties I would rather have, I was just mention a little rumor that was going on.

          • George

            itwas freeman, so probaly not right. thank god

          • GEAGLE

            Lol how does that even cross his mind?

          • oreofestar

            Isn’t he a big Redskins guy

          • GEAGLE

            Not sure,.i stopped finding him credible a while ago…this is the worst time of year,.every moron is going to “report” the most absurd crap….
            ..
            Does jay Glazier have a twitter account?

  • UKEagle99

    I was just passing by the Novacare and I could hear Howie singing…

    Well… Everybody’s heard about the Byrd
    Byrd Byrd Byrd, Byrd is the word
    Byrd Byrd Byrd, Byrd is the word
    Well everybody’s heard about the Byrd
    Byrd Byrd Byrd, Byrd is the word
    Everybody’s heard about the Byrd
    Byrd Byrd Byrd, Byrd is the word
    Everybody’s heard about the Byrd
    Byrd Byrd Byrd, Byrd is the word
    Don’t you know about the Byrd?
    Well everybody’s heard about the Byrd
    Byrd Byrd Byrd, Byrd is the word
    Byrd Byrd Byrd, Byrd is the word yeah
    Well everybody’s heard about the Byrd

    • GEAGLE

      If I’m Byrd, I’d call up Ward like the superstars do in the NBA these days and split the pot and go play for the same team and try to Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor our way to a SB…tell every GM, we come as a package deal, 8mil each, tell em if you want me. You gotta pay Ward too

      • George

        meh, if that happens, I think we are out of the running, dont think were spending 16mil on two safeties. What I want is for us to get a top guy, a mid-level guy, and a mid-round pick, and let those two and wolff compete

        • GEAGLE

          They ain’t doing that…just saying.
          ..
          Would love to see us get Ward for 8m, cut Chung and use that money on Malcom Jenkins…add in Wolff and we would have like 10mil being paid to 3 safeties..get another safety in rounds 3-5, and we would have quality safeties only investing like 11mil in 4 safeties which isn’t that expensive

          • George

            yeah, that’s what I mean. ward, jenkins, wolff and a pick tbd would look pretty good to me. Let the young guys learn under ward and replace jenkins in 2-3yrs.

          • GEAGLE

            Jenkins is a good addition because he is versatile being a former CB..so even if Wolff or the rookie become so good that they need to staffs, Jenkins wouldn’t be a waste because we could still use him as a cover guy in subpackages….Billy Davis clearly wants to use 3 safety looks. if he wanted to run it last year when combined we had like a safety and a half on the roster, he will most likely want to use it in the future…which is why i don’t mind if Wolff has to go to the bench because he will still get snaps and have a role

          • George

            works for me

          • UKEagle99

            Hmm Jenkins as slot cover doesn’t sound like a bad option, give Boyking a shot at playing outside. We definitely need someone that can lay the wood (legally) and punish backs that sneak through or make receivers pay a toll for “attempting” to make a catch over the middle.

          • George

            I 100% agree

          • GEAGLE

            Ward can also cover the slot..really good man to man cover guy

          • George

            I’d love to have two safeties who can cover as well as play deep. I know its rare, but wolff has the tools, and him and ward could be a GREAT duo for years. we’d need a stopgap like jenkins, but wolff learning under ward and jenkins could make him ELITE

          • GEAGLE

            Couldn’t agree more

          • George

            If ward is our guy, than this would be my ideal scenario

          • UKEagle99

            You would definitely have the upper hand when playing the likes of Brees/Manning as they don’t know which is dropping and which is coming, are both dropping? With Byrd and a banger you know Byrd is playing Centre Field (knowing is one thing, avoiding another granted) and the banger is playing up or short field. That said, you still need a rush. Good safeties may give your rush another 0.5-1.0 secs to get home but a good rush trumps all.

          • Eagles1018

            The more I read, the more I like Mike Mitchell. I am worried about how good the front seven may have mad him look in Carolina…but he’s Sid and won’t look for Byrd/Ward money………..

          • oreofestar

            I doubt we get Jenkins if we get Ward but if we sign Ward to Goldson money and get a draft pick to compete with Wolff and then get MJ holy….

          • GEAGLE

            I don’t think Ward and Jenkins have anything to do with each other. I think Chung is what dictates if we can Get Jenkins or not. We will want two veterans! Wolff and a rookie. If we keep Chung, for whatever reason, then we are only signing one free agent safety, but if we cut him, we will definitely sign two free agent safeties..I don’t know if They will be ward/Jenkins type quality, but we will def want two veterans. Chung is the key.
            ..
            No clue what we have planned for Chung

          • oreofestar

            Its not that they are directly related I just doubt we sign a Big safety and then go for a second tier guy too

          • GEAGLE

            Chung makes 3.5m…you could have Jenkins for 4m

          • Vet Linc

            You could saved yourself the time and just started with “have no clue” instead of ending with it because that’s the most factual, intelligent and legible comment you’ve posted.

          • GEAGLE

            #8

          • Maggie

            Hmmmm.

          • Nfl All Day

            Biggest fear is that they think he was hampered by injuries and deserves another shot. When you’re spending another man’s money, last thing you wanna do is admit you fucked up.

      • oreofestar

        Nah they should also hit up Alteraunn Verner and MJ and say all 4 for $20mil

        • Maggie

          Do I detect a Star Wars theme here? Tatooine, droids, Alteraunn?

        • Dan

          What? This sounds great and all but MJ is going to get $8-10mm per year, Verner will cost 6-8 at least. Let’s be realistic here.

    • NickS1

      “Brian, you haven’t heard? I was under the impression that everybody had heard…”

      • George

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          • George

            so cool, wish i knew that much about the nfl…

          • cheapmeat

            My sister makes $100/ hour on the corner…

          • UKEagle99

            That’s great but I live on Tatooine, do I buy the red droid or the blue droid?

          • Nfl All Day

            You do not want another Death Stick.

          • DirtyWaters

            Jawas are known swindlers.

          • UKEagle99

            I know man! I have until 4pm Tuesday when both Suns set to decide! The red or the blue? I hear the red is good in the box but blue can play centre field…

      • UKEagle99

        Lol, great show! When he walks on the field in our first home game we should sing this! I’ll get Geagle to Skype me in!

    • ICDogg

      Ch ch ch Chung Chung Chung, Chung is the dung

      • UKEagle99

        True but Shhh he may help…may be…

        This is what dreams are made of…

        Well… Everybody’s heard about the Byrd
        Byrd Byrd Byrd, Byrd and Ward
        Byrd Byrd Byrd, Byrd and Ward
        Well everybody’s heard about the Byrd
        Byrd Byrd Byrd, Byrd and Ward
        Everybody’s heard about the Byrd
        Byrd Byrd Byrd, Byrd and Ward
        Everybody’s heard about the Byrd
        Byrd Byrd Byrd, Byrd and Ward
        Don’t you know about the Byrd?
        Well everybody’s heard about the Byrd
        Byrd Byrd Byrd, Byrd and Ward
        Byrd Byrd Byrd, Byrd and Ward yeah
        Well everybody’s heard about the Byrd

        BABY! Byrd, Byrd, Byrd
        Byrd and Ward!

        Where do we sign?

        You can’t sign until Tuesday fella’s…

    • Will

      5 years at 50 million… Byrd turned down a 9.5 mil a year from the Bills….

    • Mikeq

      Man, that was the worst episode ever. Don’t remind me…wish I could still down vote you.

  • George

    tmac just tweeted that we’re out of the running for MJ…damn

    • oreofestar

      That is a little disappointing but maybe it is because the price got too high and they only have one BIg check they plan out giving (Ward/Byrd)

      • Tikkit

        Same damn thing was said about Asomugha.

      • George

        I could live with that. If we get a bigtime safety, and we don’t think we can get an ELITE passrusher in the draft, do we call the fins up again?? see if they’ve had a change of heart about jordan?

    • GEAGLE

      Not surprised….if we can’t get Everson Griffin, then I hope they don’t sign any pass rushers

      • oreofestar

        That way we can get Marcus Smith

        • George

          I love it.

        • GEAGLE

          Maaaaaaaarcus Daaaaaaaaarling

      • George

        yeah, i’m dissapointed

        • GEAGLE

          Certainly not pleased, but I never really viewed it as realistic, and I still never even seen a real report that we were ever interested…Tim said we were interested, Tim says we Are no longer interested…hmmmmmm?

          • George

            He said bidding got too high if i remember correctly. or it could just be misinformation. Too bad either way

          • GEAGLE

            Our MJ interest didn’t even last 24hours lol…shame, he was ideal for us, probably the only signing we could make on par with a Byrd Ward signing

          • George

            yeah, with him off the market, who do you think we target for ROLB. Marcus smith? barr? Try for dion one more time?

          • GEAGLE

            Really really Like Everson Griffin from Vikings, and obviously I want to trade for Dion Jordan. if we can’t have Micheal Johnson, root for him to reunite with Zimmer in Viking land, so Everon Griffin has to find a new team. If we can’t sign Griffin, try to trade for Dion Jordan. Draft:
            1) Barr
            2) Marcus
            3) attaboy
            4) sleeper Trent Murphy
            Dee Ford is prob a possibility

          • George

            Sounds good to me, except dee ford. He’s too small for my taste, but a good rusher. seems more like a 43 guy to me bc of the size (or lack thereof)

          • GEAGLE

            Notice I didn’t number him? Lol, I just included him because I didn’t want 15 people responding with his name :)

          • George

            fair enough

          • GEAGLE

            I know a lot of people like him, but if I’m being honest I can’t say I’d be too pleased to see us take him at 22…how could I. When I think Marcus will be better and he can be had a round later?

      • Token

        Vikes r gonna give mj crazy money for him im guessing

  • anon

    Jacoby Jones!!!! I hope we’re chasing him or McCluster.

  • Hannibal Bateman

    I am almost willing to bet that Philly doesn’t sign Ward, or Byrd. There are so many other good, hard working safetys that you can get cheaper. I think they should get Jenkins or Mitchell from the Panthers. Just makes more sense, and more $$$ for the Eagles. I really wanted the Eagles to get Johnson, shame they couldn’t work something out.

  • Tyler Phillips

    I understand the approach we want to take in FA, but with the salary cap set to start growing at a healthy pace, and the fact that we can’t fill all of our defensive holes in the draft, and we need some OL youth…we are gonna have to crack open the piggy bank for one of the spots on defense unless we want a repeat of the pass rush/pass D from last year.

  • NickS1

    I’m trying to figure out why I’m getting bleacher report updates telling me we’re chasing Champ Bailey.

    • George

      bc mike freeman is a moron

    • EaglesFanInPhx

      Bleacher report is the worst source EVER.

    • ICDogg

      I’m trying to figure out why anyone subscribes to Bleacher Report updates

      • NickS1

        Scores. Injury updates. They often pull a lot stuff posted on twitter, as well, such as Sheil/T-Mac.

    • Max Lightfoot

      I’m 59 years old with a bum knee – even I could catch Champ Bailey.

      • NickS1

        Haha. My ACL is torn for the time being. I’d feel confident breaking away from him.

  • GEAGLE

    Love how Vikings are rumored to be going after Verner AND MJ hard, yet god forbid we add one big name

    • ICDogg

      Because we should definitely model our team building strategy after the Vikings

      • GEAGLE

        No, but we should model our team after the Seahawks. Did you happen to see how they operated 365 days ago?

        • ICDogg

          we’re not as nearly complete as the Seahawks were going into 2013.

          • Token

            They still arent complete. This thought that the eagles cant compete this year is dumb. Thats up to the Eagles.

        • mksp

          They signed ONE big contract for Percy Harvin that was arguable (time will tell) a mistake.

          Bennett and Avril were both signed for extremely reasonable money.

          • GEAGLE

            Lol love how he keeps following and answering my every comment…told you like a week ago I would never read another word u write, apparently u thought I was joking lol that’s cute

          • mksp

            Actually, as always, I’m attempting to read some intelligent comments from intelligent fans. Which you interfere with on every post on every decent forum out there. Yeah its frustrating.

          • GEAGLE

            Whatever that says…

    • mksp

      The offseason would be a lot less stressful for you if you spent half the time you spend posting nonsense studying how the salary cap works and how truly successful franchises operate under it.

      Also if you consider for just a moment that an asteroid won’t hit the planet after the 2014 season and we will actually have to play games in 2015.

      • Maggie

        Right. And truly successful franchises don’t blab to the world about their business any sooner than they have to.

    • Jerry Pomroy

      If they’re out on MJ, I’m sure they’ll be talking to Griffen. Not exactly a definitive answer at the position, but gives you some insurance & depth. Could develop into solid OLB.

  • GEAGLE

    Eagles just announce a 7yr Extension for Kurt Coleman, 8millions in Guarentees
    E True Hollywood story

    • oreofestar

      *commits suicide*

      • GEAGLE

        ;)

    • G_WallyHunter

      Where’s the colt anderson signing

      • GEAGLE

        Still negotiating,,he insisting on a starting safety clause in his contract

        • G_WallyHunter

          Let’s do it, solves the safety problems.. do it.. dooo it

  • oreofestar

    Finally some rumors to at least hold me off… Dolphins targeting every o lineman known to man, Verner is cooking with Minnesota and the Eagles…..are too smart to let their plans leak out

    • George

      Great

    • G_WallyHunter

      poor us eh

    • UKEagle99

      ‘Phins NEED to target every Olineman, we all knew that or their draft is screeeeewed… or their season is. They need to give Tannehill a chance.

  • GEAGLE

    Anyone

  • GEAGLE

    Anyone know if Jay Glazier has a twitter account? He won’t say Anything that isn’t true

    • oreofestar

      I will go see

      • GEAGLE

        He is more concerned with being accurate then being the fastest to break a story. Very trustworthy and well connected. Plus he is an mma guy who did a lot for the sport so I got love for him

        • oreofestar

          https://twitter.com/JayGlazer I just typed his name up but I am not familiar with him so…

          • GEAGLE

            Yeah that’s him…follow him, you just gotta ignore his mma stuff if you aren’t a fan….he is well connected, and works out draft picks leading up to the draft…if he says something, you can count on it which is rare in today’s media

        • G_WallyHunter

          Rapsheet is always a good source

          • oreofestar

            Oh yeah Ian is good too

          • GEAGLE

            I know he good, but hard for me to take him serious cause Micheal Rappaport in next Friday always pops into my head “hope the cookamunga ritz cracker killers pay well! or it’s back to the ghetto you go”

    • G_WallyHunter

      Byrd asked for Chungs number?
      Who can confirm

      • ICDogg

        saw that on Twitter, asked if he changed his number.

        • G_WallyHunter

          Please lord, make this mean Byrd’s #1 personal choice is philly..

          • oreofestar

            hopefully I saw it too but it is gone now

          • G_WallyHunter

            Ya went and looked, disappeared, damn

          • oreofestar

            and there is the GODUCKS tweet if that means anything

          • ICDogg

            Until I know better I doubt that it means much of anything.

          • G_WallyHunter

            Ya other than they are friends.
            We are all just hoping

          • Rahkem

            that could work in our favor , i believe chung will be back as a backup at least , 1 million of his salary is guarunteed this year and theres more than enough space for the eagles to build a tea, without cutting himthis year.

          • G_WallyHunter

            If Chung staying has anything to do with luring Byrd or Byrd coming to Philly, then I’m all for it!
            Get the man (chung) a 5-star suite in the best place in philly with lots of women and Grey paupon

          • GEAGLE

            RIGHT!! If we get Byrd I’m buying a damn Chung Jersey!! Replace the Rocky statue with the Chunger!

    • UKEagle99

      He does and was fairly active when I was on there. Lots of MMA news as well so probably right up your street :)

    • Jerry Pomroy

      To answer your question, yes he does. I follow him.

  • GEAGLE

    Yo, start bombarding Chung’s twitter telling him to bring us Jarius Byrd to play along side him(lol wink wink)…see if he answers us

    • George

      I’m in

  • Jerry Pomroy

    CAR beat writer Joe Person hearing Birds among 4 teams (CHI, DEN, ATL, PHI) showing interest in safety Mike Mitchell.

    • Will

      Mitchell… Figures the poorest tackling Safety in the NFL….another Nate Allen…

      • GEAGLE

        Literally the worst tackling safety…

    • oreofestar

      Hopefully one of the other teams overpays him and keeps the Eagles from signing him

    • cliff henny

      kicking tires hopefully. need fallback guys if miss out on byrd/ward

      • GEAGLE

        Shouldn’t even consider him

        • oreofestar

          I would even take Jenkins, Bush, Clemons, or hell even bring Mikell back before I start hitting up Mitchell’s number

          • GEAGLE

            Nervous nervous nervous

          • oreofestar

            I know after seeing that the Eagles are interested in Mitchell I got crazy nervous about Roseman doing some BS batting below average I pray this is all a smokescreen and they are cooking with Ward or Byrd

    • Jerry Pomroy

      Relax guys. You are dismissing one of the best bits of inside info you can get if Byrd did in fact tweet Chung. I’m sure it wasn’t to say hi. He could just gave him a shout on Twitter to do that. Something there, but how deep it goes is another question altogether. Takes two to tango.

      • oreofestar

        I think we have to continue to hope that all these Mitchell rumors are false and that they are cooking with Byrd but do not want that getting leaked

        • EaglesFanInPhx

          Somehow doubt they are false, but I do really hope we end up not signing him. It does seem that in the past there really haven’t been leaks of our signings before they happen, so that is a good sign I think.

  • Will

    3. Donte Whitner
    4. Antoine Bethea
    5. Chris Clemons

    Second tier players behind Byrd/Ward….

    • George

      Bill polian grades byrd as his 3rd safety…behind CLEMONS and ANTOINE BETHEA…lol

      • Will

        Depends on your scheme Defensive wise. Each has his strengths and weaknesses.

        • George

          neither of those guys are even remotely in byrds class… he is just being a homer with bethea, and idk what hes thinking with clemons

          • Will

            Bethea is his Colts connection, Clemons is good all around and not great at any of it….Byrd is the best single high Safety by far pairing him with a hitter who roams the box would do the trick…

          • George

            yeah hes so partial to the colts players he drafted its silly

      • Token

        Thats y hes now on espn and not heading a franchise anymore.

        • SleepingDuck

          This.

        • George

          AMEN

      • Maggie

        Are they taller or something?

  • JofreyRice

    man, I wish we weren’t so close against the cap, we might be in the market for something other than burlington coat factory free agents!

    • RIP illa

      I know man. It sucks so much that year after year we never have enough money saved to make any moves!!! I mean…One day maybe we’ll be a franchise like the Raiders are this year and have 60 mil in the bank. Then we can be true players in FA and will be on our way to being as great as a franchise as OAK.

      • UKEagle99

        Don’t underestimate OAK, they don’t pay for sunshine, we’d have to get it shipped in!

      • Maggie

        Just as a matter of interest, when did Oakland become a great franchise again? Oh, wait, …. hah, hah, hah.

        • George

          Classic maggie…lol

          • Maggie

            Well, not sure I’ve used ‘hah’ before, but I’ve always despised the Raiders!

    • GEAGLE

      Right!!! Only 10 teams have more cap space then us and we are talking to the worst tackling safety in the NFL? He missed something crazy like one out of every 4.5 tackles…smh

      • oreofestar

        I know it is annoying! First we did not get into Johnson because of price but we are still targeting mediocre safeties I mean it is annoying I hope these reports are not true

        • GEAGLE

          There is no damn reason we should even be considering Mitch

          • Will

            What good is the last line of Defense if you can’t tackle? Just plain stupid….

          • GEAGLE

            Lol…as if we didn’t give up enough 3rd and 12 conversions because we couldn’t tackle underneath routes short of the first down…sigh

          • oreofestar

            I hope these are false reports/smoke screens my hope is that the Bear or Falcons or somebody pay him so much the Eagles can stop thinking about it I mean am I the only one noticing the 2 all pro safeties we can afford on the market?!?!?!

          • Vet Linc

            So says the guy with no clue.

      • Will

        They sign Mitchell just as well bring back Allen…WTF why are they so clueless when it comes to getting great Safeties…

        • GEAGLE

          I’d rather have Nate back,,,

          • Will

            OLB and Safeties are dire needs for the Defense and they want to penny pinch. 22nd pick in the draft so chances are Pryor and Dix are gone in the draft so what are they thinking is beyond me….

          • oreofestar

            same…

          • UKEagle99

            Better the devil you know.

          • GEAGLE

            Sadly..

      • JofreyRice

        I’m sure Tommy Lawlor will love this guy’s tackling if the Eagles sign him.

        • GEAGLE

          Lol…I call him out when he tries that Spadaro crap

    • Token

      They could strike at last minute. But what a ridiculous strategy if not. When u have a chance to truly coontend you gotta go for it. Guys lioe Jenkins and Mitchell blow. Keeping Allen would have the same effect.

      • GEAGLE

        I just want to know how much cap space we need to have to go after a stinking top safety?

        • Token

          Saw Les Bowen tweeting about safeties. Saying something like its not about how good Byrd is but how big of a difference it is between him and a more affordable option.

          WTF kind of thinking is that? Are we writing the bonus checks ourselves? I could give a damn about the more affordable option. Theres only one elite safety out there and we have a gigantic hole there. Get that guy.

          24 mil in room right now. 41 mil of contracts coming off after cuts next year. Theres soo much money.

          • cliff henny

            stopped reading after Les

          • Token

            I generally like Les. One of the least douchy guys in the Philly media I think.

          • Maggie

            and none of that $41 million will be paid to anyone else? the roster is going to be down to 40 players?

          • GEAGLE

            Following Les was your first mistake…I seriously don’t know how anyone can stand reading his a crap. He is SOOO clueless. He could have that job for another 20years and he would still be clueless

          • Token

            Eh, I think Les is a good guy. One of the less douchebag types in the Philly media. It just always seems like hes late to the party with a story.

  • Will

    IS Byrd The Word?
    9
    posted by milroyigglesfan on Mar 07, 2014
    jairus byrd ‏@jairusbyrd ·6 mins @PatrickChung23 yo, u change your #?‏@jairusbyrd ·6 mins at 4 PM Friday March 7

  • GEAGLE

    Packers and Sheilds reach a 4yr 39m deal…sorry Sheilds fans

    • oreofestar

      damn that is some serious coin, he just set the floor for Verner

      • GEAGLE

        Yup, Verner is getting PAID, has ATleast 5 teams interested…
        ..
        7 teams interested in M.Johnson
        ..Bears are talking about Micheal Bennett! they will probably cut Julius Peppers..is peppers even still good?

        • oreofestar

          He is decent, but decent does not warrant 18mil

        • G_WallyHunter

          Can’t believe tight-wad Thompson gave him that much money…

        • oreofestar

          Yo Geagle just so you know I got you covered on Bears, Rams, Bills and Bucs players I have watched a lot on those teams

          • GEAGLE

            Thank you sir..I’m good with the Bills, the other teams I’m pretty clueless, although I watched a nice amount of Rams because I like their defense and they play in a good division…no clue about bears and Bucs tho…

          • oreofestar

            Ok yeah I love so many guys on that Bills D so I have to watch

          • GEAGLE

            Same, I watch most of the good defense…I didn’t get to see much of the steelers, bears, jags,titans,Bucs,

          • oreofestar

            I started watching a lot less Bears as the season went on because of that awful D but I have watched a lot of the in the past and I watch a ton of Bucs

    • Tom W

      Wow what an overpay

      • G_WallyHunter

        Ya that’s quite ridiculous, look forward to every CB getting overpaid now thanks to idiot packers.. jeeze.. this year’s FA is the year of the CB I guess

        • GEAGLE

          Good skins are going to have to pay up For Talib!!
          ..
          Hoping Verner goes to thie skins so they don’t sign Cooks, and we can take a flier on him cheap…i

          • G_WallyHunter

            Ya would be nice if Skins got Verner instead, Talib goes to the other conference, and Cooks comes to philly and gets coached up!! Great scenario

          • GEAGLE

            And if we can’t get Cooks back on track, try him at safety..dudes friggin 6’2 212lbs ran 4.4

          • G_WallyHunter

            well there we go, now that would be a genius move if it was pulled off. They sign him for a mid level 2-3 mil a year contract and convert him successfully to a hard-hitting safety.
            Problem is, I think his problem was missed tackles and getting caught out of position too often, how does that fare with the conversion?

          • GEAGLE

            Lol probably less then ideal lol

          • G_WallyHunter

            Ya he’d need some serious coaching

      • cliff henny

        caps going to be160m in 2yrs, might be some crazy numbers coming out.

        • UKEagle99

          That doesn’t give anyone more, it just means you pay more for the same for the next 2 years. Walk away numbers, that will keep us in the game. It may not be what people want to hear but we do not want to become the Cowboys.

          • cliff henny

            um, yeah it does. 4 yr contracts will be escalating quickly. wont see linear contracts like we’ve been used to. heck, shields couldbe7m in 1st, 9m then 11m to 12m in 4th yr.

          • oreofestar

            he got a 12.5m signing bonus and get 21 in the first 2 years followed by 2 year of 9m

          • cliff henny

            jesus. guess verner and davis arent scheduling flights to philly.

          • oreofestar

            Hell no, At that price just sign Byrd

          • cliff henny

            or ward…I DONT CARE…JUST GET 1!

          • oreofestar

            SAME I DO NOT EVEN CARE ANYMORE I JUST WANT ONE F THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • cliff henny

            thought mcnabb got boo’d, wait till a Mitchell presser as #1 safety. i’ll drive up just to throw tomatoes

          • oreofestar

            Ah… I was too young to remember the McNabb booing I do not know how people were thinking exactly in the moment but if Mitchell is brought in I am sure it will top that

          • Maggie

            UKEagle, was wondering which area of the UK you are in? Don’t tell if you don’t wish. Just wondered ’cause my Mum used to ride the ferry across the Mersey, and my Grandmother was from Lanark.

    • Token

      Shoot. Figured they wouldnt let him get away. But I wasnt interested at that price. Not for a corner. Now can I get Byrd for around that? Yes please.

      • GEAGLE

        CB are getting PAID..funny how last years CBs were signing for like 6mil, this year CBs at getting like 8-9m…sorry Cary!!!

        • Token

          We still overpaid for Cary. He wouldnt have been in this years top group anyway.

  • oreofestar

    SOOOOO BOOOORED NEEEED BYRD

  • UKEagle99

    Don’t do this! Look over there this is not happening.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tapping_up

    • GEAGLE

      Loved it when Roma stole Mexes

    • Maggie

      Hey. We’re not allowed to look at Wikipedia. Geagle said so.

  • G_WallyHunter

    Hey guys take it easy, if 3+ other teams are in play for him hopefully one of them will get the bid because Howie sets his walk-away number fairly low..

    • oreofestar

      My concern is not just with mitchell, if this is true it means they are doing that batting average bs

      • G_WallyHunter

        good point, well as long as they have a walk-away number that suits their strategy, it should be low. 8/10 times the bidding should exceed this number. They damn well know that with a batting average strategy the walk-away number will always likely be lower than what some team that more highly covets that player will offer..

        • oreofestar

          But I want Byrd or Ward *jumps up and down while sucking thumb*

          • G_WallyHunter

            HAHA just like 80% of the eagles fans, hopefully those two players have a “Howie’s special number for a somewhat special player that the franchise needs and hasn’t had in half a decade” walk-away number.

      • cliff henny

        fall back guy,hopefully

        • oreofestar

          HOPEFULLY!

          • GEAGLE

            Even as a fallback guy ii have a problem with him

          • oreofestar

            I agree but I hope he is nothing more than that if there is any real interest

      • GEAGLE

        I don’t mind batting average..I know there are good under the radar players our there for us to get, but don’t do that batting average crap at Safety!! We have one stinking starting spot to fill, it shouldn’t be too much to ask to fill one damn position with quality

        • oreofestar

          Yeah if we get Byrd or Ward you can bat average all you want AFTER THAT I mean I know their are some good depth guys to be had like Cooks, Stewart, Brown, Carrington but if that is the main plan then I have HUGE PROBLEM WITH THAT!

          • cliff henny

            beat me to it.

  • Jerry Pomroy

    Sam Shields re-signed with Pack for 4yrs.

  • cliff henny

    i’ll also bet good money joe pepson isn’t getting good intell from the eagles and true level of interests

    • oreofestar

      That is very true he is not an Eagles insider he is a CAR guy so if we are targeting someone it is not like we are giving him a heads up

      • cliff henny

        unless he hired a hooker to be under Howie’s desk ‘relieving’ stress over next 3days, hes worthless

        • GEAGLE

          Your down south…might have to send you to Pepsons to silence him!!!

          • cliff henny

            rather have the hooker

        • Jerry Pomroy

          Hey Cliff…did you see my response about your question?

          • cliff henny

            yeah. let me get with you Monday.

          • Jerry Pomroy

            Cool. I’m def down with 1099 as my wife carries the insurance.

          • cliff henny

            I just want to check a product that was told to me by a friend/associate. it offers residuals/and it’s non technical. you wont be pigeon holed, just best to have one product and spin off that. I do mainly construction loans, and spin from there.

          • Jerry Pomroy

            NP, we’ll talk more Monday.

      • Maggie

        Never know. Howie mentioned once recently about talking with someone’s high school coach who was related to someone else’s cousin or some such. CAR guy’s brother-in-law could be related to the equipment manager’s doctor’s receptionist. ;~)

        • Jerry Pomroy

          -So what does that make us?

          -Absolutely nothing!

    • GEAGLE

      Doubt the Charlotte observer is a good source for eagles intel…I’m sure his source is Mitchell’s agent who could exaggerate the market for his client

      • cliff henny

        sure every safety’s agent is using the eagles. no one would doubt it.

        • oreofestar

          Probably bet Decoud’s agent is all like Eagles offered 5 year $67mil deal and everyone else is like sound’s about right

          • cliff henny

            sure. every team knows the Eagles are getting 1 ward/byrd or2 batting average guys. i’m sure Howie is getting a ward or byrd. especially with cap. wont allow my self to think otherwise

          • oreofestar

            Yeah it just makes way too much sense they have to get one

          • Jerry Pomroy

            By the way all. That back & forth between Byrd/Chung is still up on Chung’s Twitter account. For some odd reason I can’t shoot a screenshot from my GS4 of it.

          • oreofestar

            I just saw it along with the fact Chung had a bad shoulder all year which is not surprising

          • ICDogg

            @jairusbyrd yea like a day ago. Just shot you a text— Patrick Chung (@PatrickChung23) March 7, 2014

  • GEAGLE

    Hahah Chung’s actually cool. Told him to bring us the Byrd, and thanked him for warrioring thru that shoulder all year, because it was evident he was still going thru it. He said: “thanks for the kind words bro, if only everyone else knew that”
    ..
    I said no worries, we are an insane fanbase, you will get the hang of us but the smart ones knew you were playing thru it

    • oreofestar

      Yeah I just saw ya!

    • cliff henny

      still want him cut

      • oreofestar

        If he can get us Byrd let him stick around a force a paycut upon him :P

        • cliff henny

          yup,was joking…as 4th safety, that never ever EVER sees field besides ST, i’d pay him 2m. he could win a game for us.

          • Jerry Pomroy

            At least he’s a good guy & all.

          • cliff henny

            if he played like Ronnie Lott, he could be rolling grannies on the way to games for SSI checks for S&G’s, for all I care

          • Jerry Pomroy

            How do you know he isn’t. Dunno why but I envisioned Clark W. Griswald strapping granny to the roof of the wagon.

    • Jerry Pomroy

      It’s official, just checked Johnny’s Twitter account. No, not just what he said above, but he’s officially Howie Roseman’s little brother or cousin…lol.

      • G_WallyHunter

        Can confirm.

        • Jerry Pomroy

          You confirming G’s convo with Chung or that he’s def related to Howie?…lol.

          • G_WallyHunter

            LMAO well I guess both, but that latter yes initially

      • GEAGLE

        Lol Howie would be my lil brother, dude comes up to my waist in height

    • Tom W

      Good kid. At least he showed up and played through it … Can’t say that about our rookie safety.

      • Jerry Pomroy

        Shoulder injuries can be no joke. I tore my labrum years ago (still need surgery) bench pressing. It’s bothersome because I have to be careful in what I do and how I do it. If I aggravate it, it’ll just throb for a month.

        • cliff henny

          did the same. were times when tossing ball for dog, get little over excited-get one way out in ocean…pain would drop me to my knees.

      • GEAGLE

        I warned everyone with their pitchforks all season that he was probably playing thru that bad shoulder. I’m not a fan, I wasn’t a fan before he became and eagle and I’m not a fan now, but ATleast the dude warriored up and played thru the injury knowing our next option was Kurt Coleman.. Gotta respect that

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

      your tie and shirt clash horribly in that pic :)

  • Jerry Pomroy

    It is just too damn quite for me! C’mon Howie slip us something from under the door…jeez!

    • cliff henny

      aint happening. being stealth, Tuesday at 5-6pm hear about 3 or 4 signings.

      • cliff henny

        and 1 of them better be byrd or ward…or Howie, i’m heading up!

        • Jerry Pomroy

          Pick me up on the way…

          • cliff henny

            we got ourselves a convoy YA-WHO!!! sure Rob will be ready…with some good bourbon….no need to go to jail sober

          • Maggie

            “and ain’t she a beautiful sight…

          • Jerry Pomroy

            He’s just about 30-40 mins south from me. Save me some bourbon!!

          • Tikkit

            Dude, the Whiskey is soooo close to the Linc. Pregame with good bourbon.

        • G_WallyHunter

          Ya swing by as well please, we’ll lead an out-of-state/country-convoy to the gates of the complex..
          Edit: Ill bring the CC

    • oreofestar

      I know it sucks but them being quiet is for the best

      • Maggie

        Absolutely right. You know A. Lincoln’s saying about better to keep mouth shut and be thought a fool, etc……..

        • Jerry Pomroy

          Agreed. Oh wait, I thought you were referring to Geagle. ;-)

          • Maggie

            Hmmmm

          • Jerry Pomroy

            JK with yah Geags. ;-)

          • Maggie

            Hmmmmm

          • Jerry Pomroy

            Stop thinking about it Mags. Just do it.

          • Maggie

            Trying to stay on the high road, J. My mother did try to teach me how to be a lady. It’s just that I think “lady” sounds sort of prissy. She did manage to squeeze a few manners into my head however, so if I drop to the ugly name-calling level, I feel so guilty.

          • Jerry Pomroy

            He’s out walking his dogs or something anyway. So if you hit and run, he may not even notice. But at least you stood your ground. If not, I’ll just continue to pester him for yah. All in fun of course.

          • Maggie

            Thanks. All the best in your job hunt. You could consider this part of the world, if your qualifications fit and you could get a work visa. There are, or soon will be, plenty of jobs in this neck of the woods, including technical, IT, data installation, etc. Not just in Vancouver, but thoughout the province. This place is a paradise for people who love outdoor activities too. Check Government of BC for info about new developments. You would feel right at home here. There are so many Americans working in the Vancouver area they have their own “Super Tuesday” voting parties every 4 years. And just recently, there were recruiters in the Western states looking for experience in the construction trades because they can’t be trained up fast enough locally.

      • Nfl All Day

        Funny if he made himself an alias account on here and started talking nonsense. Thats what I would do at least

  • oreofestar

    Rams talked to Byrd doubt that we need to worry too much about the Rams though

    • cliff henny

      you want him to hang up…tell the Rams he needs to keep line open for Howie.

      • oreofestar

        Eugene Parker – “Hello Who is this”
        Les Snead “This is Les of the Rams”
        Parker “Yeah its about Byrd isn’t it”
        Snead”Uuuuuh Yeah”
        Parker” We already have an agreement with Roseman bye”

        • cliff henny

          CA-LICK!

        • Jerry Pomroy

          So apparently then Byrd was hitting up Chung to find out what areas he’s should be looking at houses…

          • oreofestar

            Yep also looking to see where the good places to eat are

          • Nfl All Day

            Never forget Igadoula tweeting, asked ” Where’s the best spot to get a TURKEY CHEESESTEAK”??? Lost my shit…

          • G_WallyHunter

            LMAO ya cuz Chung’s been there a while
            Damn, love this hopeful fabrication, one can hope

    • Jerry Pomroy

      Wait, who are these “Rams” you speak of? Are those the guys that have been riding every glimmer of hope on a QB that never has played up to his billing and has been oft injured? Would it be those Rams you’re speaking of?

  • honest_T

    Wow, Shields just signed for 4 yrs $39 million, with $15 mil in year 1. safeties are going to get paid this week!

    • oreofestar

      well he is a corner and corners traditionally are paid higher than safeties I do not think it affect them that much

    • George

      shields is a cb… markets are completley different. But yes, safeties will get paid, just doesn’t have anythig to do with shields

  • DoctorRick

    This suspense is killin’ me.

  • Jerry Pomroy

    Man Twitter is dead too. Who was responsible for bugging Howie’s phone?

    • Nfl All Day

      Sorry.

  • OregonDucker

    OK Chung, work your magic on Byrd and we’ll keep you around.

  • Max Lightfoot

    It would be cool if this thread went to, say, 1,000 comments about, well … nothing.

    • G_WallyHunter

      Oh it can, and it will!!

    • Eagles4Life

      you got your wish.

  • Joe Thomas

    I take comfort in knowing that the Eagles like to keep their biggest moves as quiet as possible. No matter what the chatter is saying, its always possible that the Eagles are in play.
    Hoping Howie got a surprise waiting for us!

    • MoreViolence

      Howie does like his Covert Op’s doesn’t he..

      • Joe Thomas

        I always love when my team swoops in outta nowhere and signs a top F/A. Even Amaro enjoys it, snagging Lee last minute was a thing of beauty.

  • Richard Colton

    Sam Shields got $39 Million from Green Bay – going to be an expensive year for DBs.

  • Mike

    A little off topic but has anyone seen Polians free agent list on ESPN. It’s laughable they have players rated by letter grade, Antoine Bethea has an A, Jairus Byrd has a B-, TJ Ward has a B. For comparison Jared Allen has a B+.

    • EaglesFanInPhx

      Can’t fix stupid.

  • GEAGLE

    Mosher: Checked about Byrd this morning. I’m told the eagles haven’t shown MUCH INTERST “yet”, better then None, but it’s still early..
    ..
    Smh. This tampering period makes me so starved for intel that I’m friggin Quoting Geoff THE HACK Mosher…smh desperate times call for desperate measures,,

    TJ Ward market has been quiet thus far, but Lions are showing interest. Hoping they can free up money restructuring Suh to sign Ward

    • cliff henny

      swoop in late, maybe. not a bad idea.
      .
      money and davis connection is why I’ve though ward is more likely.

      • GEAGLE

        Same,,and the fact that he got to experience Chip as a HC,,..but Dawk and Chung are recruiting Byrd, I haven’t seen our guys trying to talk to ward

  • GEAGLE

    Why the hell is Nadje Good following me? Can’t I get like Kendrick or something?

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

      #firstworldproblem

    • G_WallyHunter

      Hey now beggars can’t be choosers

  • bentheimmigrant

    What’s the record for comments around here? I’m pretty sure I remember one of the Vick/Foles hatestorms getting over 500…

    • EaglesFanInPhx

      yeah i’m pretty sure this one is getting close but yeah i think you are right

    • G_WallyHunter

      I remember one getting to 700
      This one doesn’t exactly count as it is a continuous thread that is always changing and revolving around a 4 day period.. but we’re getting there..
      I can distinctly remember 784, one of the Vick vs Foles ones, of course

      • bentheimmigrant

        Yeah… we went round that mountain a few times.

  • JofreyRice

    Was bored last night, and re-watched the New Orleans/Seattle game. Jenkins is trash. Really, he is. Signing him would be like adding another Chung. He can’t tackle for shit. He apparently thought his forearm and wrist were going to be enough to get Marshawn Lynch to the ground. I’d literally rather keep Allen than see them sign Jenkins. He sucks.

    If they choose to not sign Byrd or Ward, I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt, but signing Malcolm Jenkins is unequivocally the wrong move. He’d make the secondary even worse.

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

      Thank you. Give me 5’1″ joyner anyday

    • Token

      Well you better prepare yourself. Its Jenkins or Mitchell. Two pieces of trash.

      • GEAGLE

        Mitchell is sooooo bad, I don’t even know how he can be compared to Jenkins

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

        ??? Reading too much la canfora? Damn you’re a depressing dude

        • Token

          I just know the Eagles too well.

          • bentheimmigrant

            You know, people say stuff like this all the time… But it really doesn’t match up with history. We’ve been signing big names for most of Lurie’s time as owner.

          • Token

            They are certainly capable of it. Im not holding my breath. We’ll see.

          • bentheimmigrant

            I’m torn… as much as I’d love to bring in a couple impact starters, suddenly that takes our cap space to under 10m… and with other signings, plus draftees, we’re not going to have much to carry into next year, when we’ll need to have cash to keep our young core in house. Short term thinking gets you nothing in this league.

          • Token

            Get out of that thinking,. Money isnt close to a problem for the Eagles. A ton of space right now at this minute. And a shit ton of money coming off the books next year. In addition to the cap jumping way up.

            Dont fall for that crap line. They are not near handicapped.

          • bentheimmigrant

            Didn’t say they were handicapped, but you can’t spend a dollar twice. I do trust the cap guys to make the right call. We’ve been fine with the cap for years, even with some big contracts being signed. But I also trust them to know when to save the money.

          • Token

            Sitting on 15 mil of cap space all season is like having a elite impact player sitting on the bench.

          • bentheimmigrant

            If you couldn’t carry money into future seasons, I’d be right there with you. But we have a lot of signings to make, thanks to having one great draft after so much crap.

          • Token

            Again these signing are so overblown. Thats Howie speak. They have no gigantic franchise changing contract coming next year.

            And you know the real funny thing? Even if they did, they could STILL afford a guy like Byrd. Thats how much wiggle room that have over the next two seasons.

          • bentheimmigrant

            They could be extending Foles next year, which certainly will be franchise changing if he has anywhere near the same production. But even still, with room-creating moves, we’re not looking at having a load of money next year. Carrying some over could be essential.

          • FluxCapacitor

            If Foles turns in anything near what he did this past season they are looking at $15M/yr. Cox is a good player at a premium position, who I expect to break out this year. There are two, although I understand they come with “if they play well this year”.

      • JofreyRice

        they always play this super close to the vest. I don’t think anyone knew they were in the market for all their shitty signings last year, like Sopoaga, Chung, Casey, until they were signed.

        • GEAGLE

          Agreed…we getting all bent out of shape at each other’s throats but the truth is. If we are hearing the eagles are interested in a player right now, it most likely isn’t our target

    • EaglesFanInPhx

      I’d rather have him than Mitchell. Mitchell was completely a product of his surrounding cast and was overall a worse tackler.

      • JofreyRice

        calling these players “mid-tier” is too kind. If the Eagles are picking one of these guys up, they are dumpster diving.

        • GEAGLE

          It’s not so much that I would kill the eagles for signing a dumpster addition…my beef is WTF are they doing talking to these bums NOW?? Go after some damn quality, and if you miss out on the quality, that’s when you go dumpster diving…to talk to Mitchell Now, when everyone is still on the market makes my damn blood boil

          • bentheimmigrant

            Or they talk to him, walk away for a while, and if they come back it looks like he’s a 2nd/3rd choice, and not about to command a big paycheck.

          • GEAGLE

            Probably…right now they are talking about this tampering period as a game of poker because you can’t actually make an offer, so teams are being careful which cards they show

    • GEAGLE

      Lol your comparing him to Seattle sFeties no crap he gonna look like trash…

      Seriously, go watch the defensive snaps of the saints/eagles game and it will be evident how much better he is then Nate,,,
      ,,,
      Not a game changer by any stretch of the imagination, but he ain’t bum ass Nate. Or garbage ass Mitchell either

      • Token

        LOL!

        This guy has gone from saying he wanted no part of Jenkins but he was only bringing him up because he thought the Eagles were gonna get him. Dont kill the messenger he says.

        Now, he sees its a likely signing so the blowing begins. No shame. No shame at all. Typical Geagle.

        • GEAGLE

          We are talking about Mitchell vs, Jenkins dude…that’s the discussion at hand…if those are the realistic options! then Jenkins looks like Byrd compared to that Bum…instead of taking my comments as me thinking Jenkins would be some great signing, you should take my comments as Mitchell being a PATHETIC signing!!!

          • GEAGLE

            If the discussion becomes Jenkins vs, Byrd, then Jenkins becomes the pathetic bum signing

          • Token

            Backtracking so hard.

          • GEAGLE

            Not really, just you dickeating for the sake of dickeating,,have you had breakfast yet?

          • EaglesFanInPhx

            what’s your thought on him Token? Rather than picking a fight it would contribute more to actually give thoughts on football.

          • Token

            We have been talking about it for months. My thoughts are known, probably more so than necessary.

          • GEAGLE

            The fact that your simple brain would put Mitchell and Jenkins in the same tier! makes you utterly worthless! and it would be obvious to anyone that knows both players that you don’t have the slightest clue….one is average! the other is horrible Nate Allen territory

          • EaglesFanInPhx

            2013 Nate Allen or 2011-2012 Nate Allen?

          • phillylove21

            How many more years do you want to see like those years?

          • Token

            Not what its about at all.

            You were saying for awhile you didnt want Jenkins. Any part of him.

            Now that you think its likely, you like the guy. You are the Dave Spadaro for Birds 24/7. Have a opinion and stick to it for once.

          • GEAGLE

            Trust me, you don’t want his thoughts…SUPERBOWL or bust

      • JofreyRice

        I’m not comparing him to anyone. He’s a terrible tackler. Not too wonderful in coverage, either.

        • GEAGLE

          Now go watch a game of Mithell, you will come back begging for Jenkins lol. He is spoooo bad, I can’t even believe we talk about him

          • JofreyRice

            I’ve seen how they use him. They use his speed to bring him on blitzes from pretty far off the LOS. He looks good when he’s doing that, but that’s not what playing S is about. I’d say that his size/speed combo gives him more upside than Malcolm Jenkins, but I don’t want either of them starting for the Birds.

          • GEAGLE

            Don’t misunderstand me…Jenkins isn’t a signing we celebrate. He is average at best, but if our other option is HORRIBLE Mitchell, then I’d take Jenkins in a heartbeat….but hey man! we have hope still that this will be addressed adequately..but if they sign Mitchell, I’m gonna friggin lose it! I can’t even express how bad he is, I’d rather have Nate back(cante believe I just said that)

          • Token

            You catch Myths McLanes article today? Scouts were ripping up your boy Ward.

            http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/eagles/249069421.html

            “Ward earned a Pro Bowl nod as a “tough box safety” this past season, but as the AFC scout put it: He’s “injury-prone and one dimensional.” The NFC scout said he’s “inconsistent with his angles in space while lining up his target” and his “limited hips restrict his ability to match up with tight ends in coverage.”

          • GEAGLE

            Don’t read McLane…sorry

          • Nfl All Day

            Yet every week there he has making plays.

  • Token

    Mike Neal, what do we know about him? Packers fans dont seem to think much of him from what Ive seen. Trying to get a bead on actually likely targets. I heard he had injury issues. Great news. Im sure he will be a bargain. Batting average!

    • GEAGLE

      Hahahah wtf are you doing talking about Neal? He isn’t a hall of famer, you won’t like him

    • RIP illa

      Tim and Sheil put up a couple articles on him already. IMO, Neal’s cool. And I’ve read plenty of sites were Packer fans like the guy. He’s comparable to Junior Gallete…in that they are both big guys with really good athleticism. That’s how he could start his career at DE but then transition to OLB. When Matthews was going through his injuries last season, and the other LBs weren’t doing much of nothing, it was Neal who was a bright spot in that LB corp.

      Dude is fast and freakishly strong. Personally, I’d rather bring him in to play the DE position, where his athletic skills would be way above average, rather than at OLB, where they’d be average to below. And it would be different than Curry, due to the fact that the guy has played at 300lbs for a good chunk of time. He wasn’t a budding superstar at DE, but the GB coaches had to get him on the field somehow. Partially due to injuries to their LB corp and partially cuz smiths dude has legit talent.

      Get him in here and let Azz work with him and I’m sure he would be great addition to our DL rotation. But, I’m not feeling him so much for ROLB!

      • GEAGLE

        Gallete is actually the perfect comparison, and I would also like to see him on the DL

        • RIP illa

          Yeah. Since he’s not really proven anything, I would call Neal a poor man’s version. Although I like My OLBs freakishly fast and athletic…I jus love watching Gallete’s game. I’m always amazed how he seems to be everywhere and in on everything. There were times this season where I saw him killing QBs in the backfield, covering the flat (and man his closing speed is scary for a guy that big. Would hate to be a RB swinging out to his side) and then there were times when I saw him 15-20 yards downfield in coverage!!!

          It’s just great seein him be able to do everything and do it pretty well, but when you look at him and see how much he looks like a DE…it’s just awesome to watch.

          I don’t think Neal has shown he can play the run well tho. At least I’m not to sure on that. And that’s another thing Gallete does well. Even seen him chase down ball carries way down field. We need one of him on our squad!!!

  • GEAGLE

    Eagles are working on bringing back Donnie Longball….shocker

    • anon

      That needs to be #1 priority before FA — definitely someone will poach him starting tuesday — maybe he’s looking for more $$.

      • GEAGLE

        If we didn’t have a deal worked out we would have franchised him. No way we let him get away. Doubt you have to worry about him

        • Tikkit

          Let’s get Coffin Corner Jones signed to a 5 year deal. It would be nice to have that consistency long term.

      • bentheimmigrant

        I would’ve been down with tagging him.

  • GEAGLE

    I’m about to cyber strangle Spadaro on twitter. It’s too early for this idiot to be aggrivating me,..I can’t stand him! when will the eagles fire him? He is like a king who was born Into the throne who’s reign lasts until he dies…someone poison this dope

    • G_WallyHunter

      But he does Eagles Live so well….. SPUDZ!!!

      • GEAGLE

        One of those people who’s face you can’t help want to bite off like Danny Devito as the penguin

        • G_WallyHunter

          Or will Ferrell in step brothers? just wanna sock him one right in the mouth?

          • GEAGLE

            EXACTLY!! That was actually the first example I thought of before settling on the penguin :)

    • ojdiddoit

      Cant stand Spadaro thinks he is Jr Gm

  • cliff henny

    hopefully Snyder rescues Eagles from mistake. he’ll throw stupid money at Mitchell, at least push price to walk-away figure. Eagles must be sold on Wolff, if the plan is to team him with Jenkins and a Prior/bucannon/bailey/Reynolds draft pick.

  • NickS1

    All quiet on the Eastern front. I hate it. Hopefully I’ll return from brunch to some news.

  • Warhound

    495

  • ojdiddoit

    The news will be the same today as yesterday and Tuesday,no Byrd for these Birds..Jenkins fits in money and scheme,Mitchell nooooooooo please

    • GEAGLE

      PFT reports Mitchell fielding lots of calls hahahahaha. Bidding war for Mike Mitchell lol

    • cliff henny

      don’t worry, Snyder and ‘skins are in the Mitchell sweepstakes, that’ll f up that market. Howie’s to pucker tight to outbid that moron.

      • G_WallyHunter

        Our only hope

  • GEAGLE

    Charlotte observer now reports the eagles and Skins are showing the most interest in Mitchell…Jesus is it too friggin late to go to church? I woke up to a nightmare…and fools wonder why Jenkins starts looking ok to me….they can’t do this ish!! They can’t bring that fool into our defense. Pleaaaaaaase NO!!! I take back everything I ever said about Nate? Bring back Nate!! Tell him we are sorry!!!

    • G_WallyHunter

      U must pray harder. The eagles gods will prey on ur weak soul…
      Nate, we want you back, please come back

      • GEAGLE

        This could just be Howies plan….make eagles nation think we will sign the worst tackling safety in the NFL til they beg for Nate back! it will save us all sorts of money

  • bentheimmigrant

    Looking at overthecap.com… How on earth have the Raiders ended up with $63M to spend?

    • cliff henny

      have you watched them? should have 133m to spend…they stink

      • bentheimmigrant

        Haha… yeah. But they have to spend 90% of the cap over 2013-2017, if I understand it correctly… Spending 50% is pretty impressive.

    • GEAGLE

      Hoping Rashard Jennings don’t end up in our division..

      Giants talking to Verner Aurthur jones and Tuck

      • Nfl All Day

        Art Jones gets a lot of love.

        • GEAGLE

          He does..I never liked him. He always rubbed me the wrong way. Then again I hate his entire family except for Chandler

    • RIP illa

      McKenzie dismantled the team when he took over and suffered through a year of a shit ton of dead money. Now it’s all off the books and he’s letting would be high price re-signs hit the market.

      It’s only a great move if they take 30-40 mil and spend it wisely on getting quality FAs that can make the team competitive again.

      • GEAGLE

        Problem is the franchise reputation is so in the gutter, no one will sign on to play with them unless you are grossly paying them more then anyone else

  • Nfl All Day

    Ihedigbo is reportedly seeking 2yrs/$4M. Get it done. Search him on twitter for info on talks, nothing but Ravens fans crying hoiping he doesn’t leave. I know it’s not the most scientific method, but it’s a good indication of impact.

    BTW, If anyone from WIP is reading this, yall host are DUUUUUUUUUUUMMMMBBBB! How can you have such clueless freaking people on air just uninformed. Charry today and Jolowitz last night spewing wrongness nonstop. Sports radio game is funny.

    • GEAGLE

      As if the fanatic is any better….ATleast WIP ain’t such blowhards that they can actually get Chip and Howie to do an interview with them..fanatic ruined their relationship with the eagkes and they are still just as innacurate…it’s bad. I dont understand how you can have that job and not do some minimal research to try and be accurate.,,like Sean braise and Missanelli shouldn’t even be allowed to talk about the eagles. They literally make our fans dumb and clueless. It’s soooo bad, that I literally can’t listen to sports radio this time of year for more then a minute before I get mad and shut it off

      • Nfl All Day

        Trust me Im not endorsing the fanatic. Except for SK and Tmac of course….ok. Thats all

        • GEAGLE

          It’s really a shame that such a knowledgable and caring fanbase can’t get any decent sports radio….anytime predicting is involved, like draft time, free agency, training camp sports radios becomes completely worthless..
          ..
          You got blowhards like missenelli trying to get Coop fired for using a derogatory word against blacks..yet 6months later he gets I trouble for using a derrogatory word against Gays, yet he gets to keep his job?

          • JettMartinez

            That’s why I’m thankful for the quality work on this site, and the few other decent blogs out there. We don’t need WIP or the ESPN hype machine for news or discussion.

  • GEAGLE

    Really hope we aren’t one of the teams showing interest in Anthony Spencer,,,hate that dude

    • Nfl All Day

      I was all for it when they traded back for Kolb. Coming off injury tho, Spencer would not shock me at all

  • Will

    Here’s hoping non tackling MM ends up some where other than Philly…

    • GEAGLE

      They are talking 4-5m per year for this bum…I’ll cry

      • Will

        He whiffs on every 5th tackle what a joke….

        • GEAGLE

          LITERALLY whiff on every 5th tackle, yet I got argue with Spadaro Junior Tom LAwlor because his 4INTs and 4fumbles are so darn impressive. GTFO here, he has 4int and like 1 fumble the previous 4 years combines, then they put him behind a NASTY front 7 in a contract year and he made a few plays? This is how we plan on solving a 5yr problem? I will SNAP, don’t F with me, Howie!!!!

          • Will

            This whole situation with the Safety spot has me screaming every year now this WTF clueless bums in the FO…4-5 mil a year spend 3-4 mil more and get the best….just stupid…Malcolm Jenkins …Donte Whitner is who we should be chasing if you don’t want to spend Byrd money…

          • GEAGLE

            RIGHT!!! And it should be a No BRAINER….if we are TALKING to Mitchell, and we don’t TALK to Ward,Byrd!Jenkins!Whitner, I will lose it. And 4-5m is absurd!!!
            ….
            I sat here thru all the sexy offensive signings, I applauded, I praised, I waited patiently,,,now that it’s time for my DAMN DEFENSE to be addressed, you want to continue and skimp Billy Davis and force him to be a miracle worker? I can’t take it!!! Better address this damn defense, and after this year I never want to talk about safety again til ATleast 2018!!!!

          • Will

            With ya Bro without a top notch Defense we don’t go far in the play offs….

          • GEAGLE

            Yup, everyone likes to pretend that you can just have a great offense and skimp the defense, and expect to win a Super Bowl…in what world do we see consistent 40-14 wins in the playoffs? We gotta go threw outdoor cold whether DOG FIGHTS, where we will have to claw and scratch our way to close wins….people act like they can just stock pile offense and there won’t come a time when our defense has to win the game and protect a 3point lead when opponent has the ball last…then what will the high power offense do for you? Not a damn thing!! Heck we just watched it…FOles and our offense gave us the win, we were a better defense and kicker away from protecting that lead and going to the next round…OUR defense, ST lost that game, not the offense. Our young Qb did EXACTLY what we needed to see him do, step up, put his big boy pants on and lead us into the ENDZONE when it mattered.

            Talk all that offense crap we want, but there will be a time when your defense is on the field last and it has to win you a game…then what? Mike Mitchell?

          • Will

            Spot on….pathetic solution in Mike Mitchell….extremely poor tackler just the trait I want in the last line of Defense….

          • RIP illa

            This!!!
            Been saying that ever since Howie opened his mouth about the whole “Looking back on SB winner thing”. I thinks it’s pretty much BS since I looked backed till 2000. It was more teams, considered to be defensively led, that won more times than not. And when defensively led teams went head to head with offensively led teams, The D won out more times also. Plus as you said about the playoffs and such.

          • Nfl All Day

            Forget the reports. Remember you have Tom Gamble, and Tom Donhoe, to guys who’ve been part of building SB teams. When the 9ers brought Whittner in years ago, he was thought of as a draft bust leaving Buffalo. So much depends on scheme and supporting cast. Hard as it is for us to reserve judgement this time of year. Without a scoreboard, judgements all we got.

          • GEAGLE

            Take comfort in us historically never leaking intel

          • RIP illa

            Really? I always like Whittner in B-Lo

      • Will

        At least go get Jenkins for that kind of $

  • Will

    Mike Mitchel is ranked 9th right before Nate Allen at 10…lol…what a F’in joke…

  • GEAGLE

    EVerson Griffin is signing a HUGE 5yr deal to stay with Vikings…this tells me Zimmer probably lost Micheal Johnson to Lovie and the Bucs…there goes the pass rushers.

    Calling Miami Dolphins…”so, about Dion Jordan…”

    • Joe Thomas

      We should make that trade happen, barber, graham, and a 3rd round pick next year. They would get a 4-3 end, o line help, and future compensation. Maybe throw in a 5th for this year.

    • RIP illa

      Could be. However, Griffin is an OLB for that team. So they could still make a play for Johnson at DE. Just depends on what the Bucs offer, but I would think Johnson would wanna go with Zimm. If the contracts are in the same ball park and if Zimm and him have a good relationship, per reports.

  • Joe Thomas

    Any news on Tebow this year? You would think oakland would sign the guy, what do they got to lose.

    • GEAGLE

      You gots to be kidding me? It’s over man. Put tebowmani to rest. Let it go, god told him not to convert to TE

      • Joe Thomas

        Yea, obviously even God didnt want him in the league

  • Will

    10. Mike Mitchell

    2013 Grade: +0.5
    2013 Snaps: 920

    Summary: Yet another member of the 2009 draft class, Mitchell is an intriguing player who can certainly help a team. Despite being a second-round pick, he didn’t become a full-time starter until this past season. In 2013 he displayed some very positive strengths and some glaring weaknesses. He was one of the best blitzing safeties in the league, generating 11 pressures and four sacks on just 23 pass rushes — whoever signs him will surely want to tap into his obvious blitzing ability. His +3.5 coverage grade proves that he can hold his own in the passing game too. Where there are major questions with Mitchell is against the run. His-6.2 grade against the run was the ninth-worst in the league and no safety missed more tackles than his 18. He will obviously need to clean that up if he will ever reach the next level, but he should generate plenty of interest in free agency from teams in need of a safety that won’t overpay for the upper-echelon names. per profootball focus…

    • GEAGLE

      The one blessing is our front 7 was nasty against the run, with no safety support this year. And it will only improve by guys being a year older, stronger,comfortable with the scheme and techniques…hoping Azz continues to make them the only unit that hits the sled every single day, it obviously paid off. Players said they hated it at first, then it became their thing, knowing that no one else was working that hard..and it reflected in technique and hand placement carrying over into quality run defense for most of two months

    • Nfl All Day

      Kam Chancellor interview after the SB talked about TACKLING TUESDAY every week, they worked on form and technique. Through the entire playoff run the Seahawks had ZERO penalties for illegal hit/helmet 2helmet. Amazing considrring how hard they pounded the Broncos. Hardest hitting game I’ve seen going back to BodyBag game. My point here is that there will likely be an increased emphasis on form tackling, and refraining from kill shots, which play a major role in poor tackling. Mitchell would benefit from such scrutiny.

      • UKEagle99

        I think he needs TACKLING JULY!

  • Will

    1. Jairus Byrd

    2013 Grade: +9.9
    2013 Snaps: 646

    Summary: After receiving the franchise tag a year ago, Byrd reluctantly played the 2013 season without a long-term contract. Buffalo was forced to tag him after the two sides couldn’t reach a deal and although that decision didn’t seem to work for either side, it is once again a possibility this year. A training camp holdout, Byrd didn’t crack the starting lineup for the Bills until Week 8 because of a foot injury and there was some doubt about his dedication to the team. However, once inserted into the lineup he missed just 16 defensive snaps between Week 8 and Week 16.

    Byrd is a playmaking safety and is as steady as they come. He has graded in the red (-1.0 or worse) just four times since the start of 2010 and not once in 2013. Finishing eighth in overall safety grade and seventh in coverage, Byrd missed just four tackles on the year. In 2012, he also missed just four tackles despite playing 400 more snaps and led all safeties with a+20.0 coverage grade.

    With the emphasis on pass catching tight ends and multiple wide receiver formations growing, players like Byrd will be in high demand. Last year he made roughly $6.9 million under the franchise designation, but if he hits the open market this year he will be looking at a contract closer to the $10 million a year that the highest-paid safeties are getting. per profootball focus

  • Eagles4Life

    Everson Griffen off the market…5 year 42.5 mil. Tick tock, Howie!

  • Will

    Howie you get what you pay for…. pay Byrd….

  • Will

    Howie you absolutely need an OLB and 2 Safeties get to stepping….fix this Defense!

  • Will

    Howie should work a deal with Miami for Dion Jordan and look at Clemons for Safety help…

    • Nfl All Day

      Trading Dion puts Miami on the hook for $16M in penalties. They only have $33M to spend. I dont see how they could make that work. Does anyone know of some exception I’m not seeing?

      • Will

        Doesn’t sound promising….

        • Nfl All Day

          What Ive found online states: Cut or Traded before June 1st, remaining bonus due in full, in the current league year. After June 1st, bonus can be spread over the next two seasons. Hence the reasoning for June 1st cuts. So you’re talking about $16M over 3 seasons $5.33M. Better but not ideal. Regardless if the player guy was picked by the prior regime, it’d seem stupid from a GM, or owners perspective to make such a move.

          • Will

            thanks…good info…

      • GEAGLE

        They would have to get Oakland to take Mike Wallace albatross contract off their hands..getting the Wallace contract off the books offsets most of the Dion cap hit….since Oakland is dumb! has money! and offered value for Desean they are the example I use

        • Nfl All Day

          Wallace is due $15M in 2014, $2.25M of which is bonus. With 4 yrs remaining, his hit would be a mere $10M. So although it might seem like they could gain $7.75M in spending cash by dealing Wallace to offset the Jordan hit, they’d actually be increasing their total penalty to $26M vs. Paying only $19.5M to keep them both. So….no

      • NickS1

        10mil, not 16, and they just got 7 of it back. They’ll at least listen.

  • Will

    4. Chris Clemons

    2013 Grade: +4.1
    2013 Snaps: 1158

    Summary: Clemons made this same list last year, but after a stellar season he jumped five spots from the ninth-best free agent safety, to No. 4. Last year, with no big offers on the table, he returned to Miami on a one-year deal hoping to increase his value. The former fifth-round pick is now ready to cash in with a long-term deal, and while most will view him as a drop-off from the top three names, he might be a better value. Clemons was our 19th-ranked safety and excelled in coverage — his +7.2 grade in that department was ninth among safeties and he allowed just 0.20 yards per coverage snap, best in the league. However, his run defense grade dipped from +4.4 in 2012 to -3.6 in 2013 and his 14 missed tackles were 13th most of all safeties. Clemons will surely garner more interest than he did last year and be an asset to a team seeking a coverage-minded safety. per profootball focus

  • Will

    3. Donte Whitner

    2013 Grade: +11.5
    2013 Snaps: 1033

    Summary: It feels like Whitner has been around forever, but he will be just 29 years old at the start of the 2014 season and is an extremely talented player. He has been up and down the past few seasons, tallying positive grades in 2011 (+11.4) and 2013 (+11.5), but slight negatives in 2010 (-0.7) and 2012 (-1.7). Most of the focus will be on his 2013 season in which he was very good across the board. Whitner finished sixth in overall safety grade and fifth in coverage where he had six passes defensed, second most among safeties, despite being thrown at just 48 times.

    The former eighth overall pick will be looking for one final big contract and there figures to be plenty of interested teams. A deal similar to what Dashon Goldson received from Tampa Bay last year is probably what Whitner can expect. per profootball focus

  • GEAGLE

    If we are serious bout Mitchell, then I’d honestly rather have anyone,,Jenkins,Clemons,Whitners any of them…just please no Mitchell …i spent years laughing at what a bust he was, please don’t bring him here. PLEASE!!

  • Will

    Mike Mitchell will become a whipping boy if he continues to miss 18 tackles a year…

  • GEAGLE

    Browns presumed interest in Byrd hasn’t materialized…wtf are they doing in Cleveland?

    • cliff henny

      poor fans. hope we get ward and some migrate over like ducks fans w/ Kelly.

    • Threagles

      Perhaps they are aware he’s locked down to one or two other teams, or already has a deal in principle

  • Will

    Is it Tuesday yet? lol…

  • cliff henny

    see, thanks john keim. death, taxes and Snyder/jones spending money like a-holes

    • GEAGLE

      Lions owner died

      • cliff henny

        if he has good liver and kidneys, get them on ice…JJ and snyder need to live forever

        • RIP illa

          SMH!!! So wrong…But yet so right! :-)

          • GEAGLE

            If that’s wrong, I don’t wanna be right

          • cliff henny

            trust me, if I die before JJ, I want to be used as spare parts to keep him alive. think I could work that into my organ donor card?

          • GEAGLE

            You sir, are a true eagles fan!! I will make sure you are memorialized at the Linc!! Naming my first born, Cliff Ced Vinny Benny Cox GEAGLE

          • RIP illa

            Circumvent the card and just put it in your will.

          • cliff henny

            in 30 yrs, JJ will be 60% me, 30% original parts and 10% scotch

          • RIP illa

            LMAO!!!

          • UKEagle99

            Cliff, no! If JJ is 60% you he will know 60% more about cap mgmt than he does now. Take one for the team and dont help JJ on this one!

        • PaoliBulldog

          Thus spake Hannibal Lecter….

  • GEAGLE

    A glimmer of hope for those in panic mode like myslelf #teamPANIC…

    If we were to be after Byrd, we would never never never hear about it right how. Byrds agent is a secretive non attention whore who does need to drum up leverage because he has all the leverage he needs when his client is THAT good, and Howie would NEVER NEVER NEVER allow something major like a Byrd signing to be leaked….:) now back to team panic!!!

    • cliff henny

      team panic is about 8 miles in my rearview mirror…talking this Jenkins/Mitchell bs while ward and byrd are still available

      • GEAGLE

        Mitchell at 5m talk has almost pushed me to #teamSUICIDE

        • cliff henny

          your boy tommy lawlor is talking him up.

          • George

            *LAwlor

          • GEAGLE

            I know, I already snapped on him for it :)

          • cliff henny

            sure that went over like a lead balloon on that site.

          • GEAGLE

            Lol it’s unbearable this time of year..it’s seriously a bunch of brainless sheep Howie apologists. I’m a huge Howie fan and I talk him up all the time, doesn’t mean I have to blindly Agee with everything…they are cheaper with Lurie’s money then Lurie’s..it’s insanity, the funny thing is they are all just dickeating defending all these bogus rumors, when the eagles would never allow the truth to leak…mindless sheep boys,

          • George

            Amen

          • cliff henny

            Eagles have money to slightly overpay at 1 position. it’s not a change in strategy, it’s found foles money. you don’t find 20 bucks in your jeans and put it in savings!

          • GEAGLE

            That’s hooker funds,..low quality nasty hooker money, but hooker money none the less

          • cliff henny

            for 30 bucks more, can get a shower at a washie washie. though, haven’t been in yrs could be more, even that industry has inflation

          • GEAGLE

            60 bucks here…the funny part, is that twice a year since I was like 16yr, you open the daily news and read that the massage palor has been raided and shut down…20years and ATleast 40 raids later, it’s still operating dead in the middle of center city

          • cliff henny

            back section of ‘the city paper’. always gave a free 8 oz canof bud while waiting.

          • GEAGLE

            No friggin way..swear they give the mini Heineken cans and a cup of noodles in the waiting area…hahahah what’s this a universal business practice?

          • RIP illa

            That’s exactly why I stopped reading that site religiously!!! As soon as he got the gig for the Eagles website, I saw way too much “toe the company line” BS in his blog. It wasn’t a drastic change from his usual, but a change nonetheless. I hate that ish!!! And all of a sudden I’m seeing the sheep fans on his site actually trying to disparage Byrd and Ward and convince themselves that they’re not good enough for us. WTF!!! Along with his completely BS line about “Did Nnamdi solve the CB problem”. F’n joke logic!!! I could go on and on about it…Just sucks cuz I used to love reading his work.

          • GEAGLE

            I’m going to be honest…I read maybe 50% of the articles on blogs…normally I already saw the interviews and the entire concept of the quotes being used anyway. I’ll religiously read Sheils all 22, but half the time I’m commenting without reading half the articles if that…..you have to pick and chose which media opinions you let in your brain space…like I’ll read toms analysis of game review, and potential draft picks, because I know it doesn’t come with any agenda…but come this time of year, or anything that has to do with predicting something that has yet to happen, media is worthless, and I mean worthless…you better off just reading blog boards this time of year, because the media will just skew your intelligent opinions with their nonsense that they prob just regurgitating 3rd handl..
            ..
            Like read all the dumb ish they say about Ward. It’s caveman opinion. Big safety, hit hard, hit everything that move, must suck in coverage….no that’s Bernard pollard you friggin dopes..we are talking about a TOP WELL ROUNDED safety who is an upgrade at anything a safety could ever be asked to do for us you simple minded pricks!! I digress, as usual :)

          • RIP illa

            True. I will give respect to Tim and Sheil, cuz they’ll post stuff around this time of year, with minimal opinion and much facts, then let us battle it out. Way better than skewed ish on other sites.

          • GEAGLE

            Way way way better…and if you want to post an opinion that will affect your readers FINE, actually I welcome it, just be responsible and put in the work to go see for yourself before passing along…half the stuff is regurgitated 3rd party opinion, god knows where the opinion that’s being passed around has originated from..

            You don’t have to have an opinion on everything…present it with no agenda, or put in the work to provide a responsible opinion that’s your own…

          • RIP illa

            Exactly. I don’t mean it to come off as if opinions aren’t welcomed (for anybody else who reads this). But exactly what you said.

          • GEAGLE

            That’s literally all I’m saying….the more people that put in the work to see for themselves the better off we will be, but I don’t need some fool who read about how Deone Buchanon has stiff hips, passing that crap along, considering every safety his size since the history of safeties, you can find someone say that had stiff hips…BS gets passed around til it’s the popular opinion, and it makes us a legion of moronic fans who actually think we are smart fans lol, that’s the worst type of dumb!!!

            You got Misanelli reaching hundreds of thousands of people every day for months making eagles fans believe that FOles sucks…

            Football is such a complicated game, if you only watch it with the naked eye, then you are practically blind..but if you get paid, put in a little work, ignore what you hear and go see for yourself, present what you see and stick by it

      • Jerry Pomroy

        But what if they added both Jenkins & Mitchell? Yes, you’ve certainly upgraded the safety position. However, you are still lacking that impact player. I get team unity and scheme fit and the defense is usually the biggest benefactor of a tight group of guys. But if you want to continue to compete with the likes of the NFL’s finest, you need an impact player on that side of the ball that can disrupt the opposing O’s rhythm and carry the D on his back. To be honest, I don’t care what position he plays. But I do know that there are two positions that will typically have the most opportunity to make the most impact…that’s ROLB & S (especially a single high CF type). Your ROLB is most likely gonna rush the passer on 80% or more of the defensive snaps. Your S, and again much more so for a single high CF, has pretty much the responsibility of the entire secondary from sideline to sideline from about 10-15yds out. That gives that player more opportunity for big plays than say a CB, as the CB is only responsible for his side and the guy they are covering.

    • Eagles1018

      I wouldn’t mind Mike Mitchell and a good safety in the draft, maybe Pryor or Buchanon. Btw someone mentioned checking twitter (Byrd tweeted Chung) and I haven’t had a twitter for a while. So I rejoined and sent some Eagles related tweets. Then out of nowhere Najee Goode followed me! My first Eagle is following ME…awesome!

      • cliff henny

        if ward and byrd sign for 11-12m, then no, I can understand. wolff and bucannon really cant be worse than allen and chung. but someone has to be brought in as impact FA, have to much money. wish olb had stronger crop of FAs

        • Jerry Pomroy

          Honestly, I just can’t see how they don’t add a player of impact either at OLB or S. If your strategy is BPA in draft, you have to address needs some way. Problem is, they don’t just need to cover the positional holes. They need that player on defense that can be a game changer. The defense isn’t like our offense where we have a Shady or DJax. We need that type of player on D. They can basically kill two birds, with one stone in signing Jairus Byrd. They significantly improve the safety position and add a player that can single handedly take over a game.

          • oreofestar

            I really feel we should just get Byrd or Ward and then get some rotational depth guys but my thoughts (hopes) are that Howie is too smart to let his plans get out there

          • Uncle Wonder

            Yeap…i was thinking the other day that inherent in a BPA drafting strategy has to be the fulfillment of needs through FA…otherwise you will have holes all over your team in the event you draft all redundant players just b/c they are BPA.

          • Marilyn Monbroe

            Plus, if we’re trying to play the steelers version of the 3-4, you need a playmaker like polamalu.

  • Will

    Tuesday can’t get here fast enough to see what the Eagles do in FA….

  • Brian

    600+ comments, no strong rumors, and we’re only 27 hours into free agency. I love Football.

    • Uncle Wonder

      Shows how rabid football fans are. We could get a post called ‘Nick Foles has Diarrhea’ and it would get at least 75 comments.

  • oreofestar

    If we sign Mitchell I would contemplate suicide

    • Richard Colton

      hang in there buddy. if you think this is bad, just wait for the dead-zone between the end of the FA frenzy and the draft.

      • oreofestar

        Well I love the buildup to the draft actually I watch some Path to the Draft and hopefully I am still giddy about Byrd signing with us it does not get bad until a week or two before the draft FA there is literally ZERO happening and then I hear all this depressing stuff about Mitchell

  • Eagles4Life

    Antonio Cromartie was released by the Jets…………………………………………..

    • Will

      He is a good CB…

      • Eagles4Life

        Had a terrible season last year though. Not sure if that was because of being on a bad team/trying to do too much or if he’s losing it as he approaches 30. If he’s cheap, I’d check him out though.

        • RIP illa

          Bad team and the fact that he was the only one in the secondary worth a damn. All in all, I didn’t think he played too bad.

          • Eagles4Life

            Not too bad, but not his usual self, either. I still think there’s tread on the tires though.

        • Will

          Considering our depth at CB it might be worth at least kicking the tires ….

        • Uncle Wonder

          He did go to the Pro Bowl as an alternate though…He has good size, i have been saying since the season ended I wouldnt mind bringing him in and moving him inside. He started out at S in SD didnt he?

  • brent

    jets are cutting cromartie. thoughts on him?

    • oreofestar

      Meh..doubt we have interest and we shouldn’t

    • RIP illa

      Like him. Proved he could handle CB life without Revis. But too old.

    • anon

      He’d need too much money to support those kids.

    • GEAGLE

      Our cities welfare program can’t afford to feed his kids. No thanks

  • Corey

    It would be such a shame to pass on Byrd for a safety that is widely known to miss tackles or struggle in coverage. How can you pay someone 4-5 million to do their job ineffectively? Need 3rd down stops. Howie better be working some magic.

    • Will

      Because 10 million a year to do the job right is not something the Eagles are willing to pony up for one player…..5 years at 50 million is the start of the bidding war….Byrd turned down the Bills offer of 9.5 mil a year…

  • Tautalatasi Jr.

    I’m thinking of drinking 3 bottles of nyquil and set my alarm for Tuesday 4:01

    • Philly0312

      haha…I would suggest just spacing it out. But I feel the same way.

      • Tautalatasi Jr.

        if I didnt have kids or a job I seriously would do it

        • cliff henny

          send the kids to your job…priorities

  • oreofestar

    Dang i CONTINUE TO BE WORRIED ABOUT mitchell I hope that Howie is cooking up some stuff with BYrd that we can not know about

  • JofreyRice

    so basically, if the player is any good at all, the Eagles are not interested? WTF?

    • cliff henny

      maybe plan is to post 50+ every game…then safety doesn’t matter

      • oreofestar

        Yeah at this point would not be surprised if they sign Decker and Nicks a say F*** defense

      • Token

        At its best, this offense wont be better than Denvers last year. And they still couldnt get it done.

  • Fly High

    I don’t think it pays to get all up in arms about FA. The Eagles could sign absolutely no one, especially at first and it could still be a good FA period, if other teams all overspend, and make their cap too tight. and the Eagles get some bargains later.

    • cliff henny

      never against bargains, but why do we need to only go bargain shopping? after 2 nice drafts, and what looks like a 3rd set up to be knocked out of the park, eagles have 24m can easily get that to 32-34m, need 3rd/4th vet CB-cheap, back-up G-cheap, 5th/6th DL-cheap, punter-cheap, OLB-draft, don’t see anyone to spend big money on. and that leaves us with safety-don’t nickel and dime me on this. pro bowl starters are expensive because they’re a known.

      • oreofestar

        Thank you after you get Byrd or Ward you can go to the thrift shop and go crazy but only after you bring a great safety home

        • cliff henny

          Thrift Store Howie. maybe he can get a special guest appearance on A&E’s ‘Storage Wars’

          • oreofestar

            I gotta keep hoping that Parker will backstab the Bills again for the Eagles

        • Maggie

          Jairus Byrd, the Savior. Right. How much did Buffalo win with him?

  • Philly0312

    Mitchell has been one of my favorites since day 1 – his skill set is closer to Dawks than all the other names. Yeah, I know, Byrd and Ward have done more, but I love how this kid can be used all over the field….and if he is blitzing instead of Boykin, I think this might make Sheil and Tim happy….haha

    • oreofestar

      I would rather have Rafael Bush before Mitchell and that is not a compliment to Bush in fact I would rather keep Nate

      • Philly0312

        Didn’t realize the tender Bush received was non compensatory (we wouldn’t have to give up a pick). Might not be a bad idea. Saints can’t get in a bidding war with anyone – they don’t have the money.

        • oreofestar

          Yeah but I am sure there are a few teams looking at him I would not mind pairing him up with Byrd

    • Will

      Used every where but tackling….lol….

    • Token

      You have never watched him have you. I cant think of a guy further from Dawkins. He is literally one of the worst tacklers in the NFL.

      • Philly0312

        He can cover and blitz. He can be moved around the field. Tackling is less than average, but chung is the worst tackler I’ve ever seen. None of the safeties on the market is as complete as Dawkins was, Byrd being the closest, but likely too expensive. I have seen Mitchell a lot…and all the NFL safeties a lot. But I haven’t seen ward play much, so can offer an opinion there.

  • Will

    How is it the Jags locked up Red Bryant before Tuesday?

    • oreofestar

      He was cut, When a player is cut like Cromartie, Delmas, Jackson, Sproles these players can immediately sign with a team because their contract was terminated and not expired unlike BYrd, Verner etc.

      • Will

        Thanks….

  • oreofestar

    I have thought about it if guys like Shields getting paid $10mil is the new standard then I think the Eagles are best off to lock up a top tier safety now before stuff gets ugly, I would not be surprised to see guys like Earl Thomas getting 5 year $65mil deals in 2 years if Eagles can get Byrd to 5 years $50mil it may seem like over payment now but in a couple years it will look like a steal

    • Jerry Pomroy

      Thank you!! That’s something I’ve touched on a bit recently. Yeah, the cap is climbing in the coming years, but there are still only 53 roster spots to cover that cap money. That means salaries will also climb, especially for premium players, premium positions and/or both. Best to lock up a high dollar, high impact guy now than try to do that in the next few years when you feel your closer to making a run.

      • oreofestar

        Howie sign Byrd (or Ward) PLEASE!!!!!

        • Jerry Pomroy

          Honestly, I’m speaking specifically about Byrd. I like Ward, but don’t see him being the type of guy I’m referring to, meaning that by himself can take over a game.

          • oreofestar

            I want Byrd too but I sure as hell would not be upset if we sign Ward, Just imagine the celebrations if we sign Byrd though

          • Jerry Pomroy

            I know. I just wanted to make my own point a bit clearer.

          • oreofestar

            I gotcha and if we sign Byrd watch the comments double

  • hrtak

    Cromartie was released from Jets… And there is rumor about Champ Bailey 2 Eagles (see bleacherreport)

    • Maggie

      Why was Cromartie released? Cap room or because Ryan doesn’t think so highly of him anymore?

      • Joe L

        Jets saved $9 mil by cutting him and he played like garbo last year.

        • GEAGLE

          They may re sign him for cheaper. Heard they were open to it, where as Jared Allen and the Vikings have already said their goodbyes…jets also interested in Whitner and jones Drew
          ..,
          Titans trying to trade Chris johnson

  • Will

    Champ is 35?

    • oreofestar

      yep

      • Will

        Thought the Eagles were staying away from players the wrong side of 30…

        • oreofestar

          I would not look into that rumor that much the source is Freeman a Washington reporter doubt that is a rumor you really need to play that much attention to

          • Will

            Thanks…

  • oreofestar

    Random thing, Eugene Parker will represent Sammy Watkins once he is on the NFL it would be hillarious if the Bills draft him

  • Will

    Eagles need to nail down a Safety or two in FA with the draft being such a crap shoot hoping your player falls to you…

    • oreofestar

      If they get Byrd I would feel comfortable enough with Byrd and Wolff as starters that I would not have to reach for any safeties

      • Will

        If they get Byrd then get Deone Buccanon in the draft I’d be happy…

        • oreofestar

          Unless we trade back Deone is not a real option

          • Will

            we go 56th in the 2nd rd thinking at 22nd we go OLB…

          • oreofestar

            he will not make it to pick 54

          • Will

            well we do have the 22nd pick if Pryor and Dix are gone we should think about pulling the trigger on the best Safety left on the Board…

          • oreofestar

            BPA we will not reach for him at 22

          • Will

            If your not going to pay for the best you need to draft the best to fix the problem….

          • oreofestar

            Which is why I hope they just sign Byrd so we are not in a position where THEY HAVE TO GET A SAFETY

          • Will

            we need 3 or 4 with chung/wolff the only 2 on roster now…

          • anon

            Why waste a 1st round pick on a 2/3rd round prospect — Danny Watkins..

          • Will

            Depends does Pryor or Dix fall to 22nd? Deone has good size speed….it’s a crap shoot till you see them play at the NFL level where with a FA you know what you are getting…

          • oreofestar

            You never reach hard no matter the position that is why the Eagles need to make sure they do not have any glaring needs coming into the draft if Byrd is signed the Eagles literally have no glaring needs just positions where improvement can be had

          • Will

            The Eagles have glaring needs at FS,SS and OLB….so hopefully they can plug up some of the holes…

          • oreofestar

            OLB is not glaring, Trent Cole can be upgraded but he is not BAD, Safety is our only glaring need right now which means you gotta fix that in FA

          • Will

            Trent played ok but for the 3-4 to be effective you need lights out performances from both your inside and outside LB’s….

          • oreofestar

            OK means not glaring hole, still can be upgraded but it is not like we desperately need an OLB or we are F***ed that is kind of how it is at safety at the moment

          • RIP illa

            Ha!!! Don’t hold your breath waiting for Howie to do that.

          • Broadcasting Wisdom

            That’s not how the NFL (or real life) works, Will. You just can’t have the best player at every position, as much as you and other fans might want that. If you are happy with resigning Peters, Lane Johnson, Maclin, Cooper (as you should be), and the cap flexibility go give long-term deals to Cox, Boykin, Kendricks, Foles next year (as you really should be), then you can’t also be devastated if the Eagles decide they strategically don’t want to make an astronomical offer to Byrd. If they pay him something astronomical, it will mean they can’t keep several of their other homegrown players. If safety was more important to wins and Byrd was such an other worldly talent, the Bills would have made the playoffs.

          • Richard Colton

            depressing and true.

          • Maggie

            You are thinking logically. Most of the people here are not. They have persuaded themselves that 1 player, a safety, is about to become the Savior. Refuse to accept that, like you said, Buffalo didn’t win with Byrd, over several years. And not all of those players are bad. They all demanded a safety over 6 feet a couple of months ago, yet war/byrd are not over 6 feet. they don’t want to hear that a real pass rush would make any safety look better. They don’t want to admit that stability and good coaching will continue the upward trend with most of the current players. They want a Messiah who will make a miracle all by himself. Instantly.

          • Will

            Jairus Byrd went 42 overall in his draft class….

          • Joe Thomas

            Thats how you end up with a Joaquin Jarrett

          • Will

            Agree pay Byrd a proven commodity….

          • Joe Thomas

            I would love them to sign Bryd, make the power move, but you just dont know what this F/O is planning. Exciting times tho

          • Will

            Played for Temple a small school never heard of him till they drafted him…

          • RIP illa

            Get that you’re trying to string along the “reaching” thing…but Jarrett was nowhere near the best anything in that draft class!

          • Richard Colton

            he was the highest safety on their board. God the 2011 draft was terrible.

          • RIP illa

            A lesson in how not to form a draft board! Said it before…I have no idea what they were thinking that whole draft, specifically with him. Every F’n thing about him should have graded out piss poorly!!!

          • Richard Colton

            It was the height of Andy Reid arrogance. Thought the team was two positions away – so they took their heighest rated guard with the 1st pick and the highest rated safety left with thier 2nd. We scratch our heads at that method, but read some of these comments. “…Eagles should draft WR in round 1, OLB round 2, highest remaining kicker round three…”

  • NickS1

    I know Cromartie’s getting up there (bout to turn 30), but I feel like he’s the type of athlete/frame that Chip loves. I wonder if Howie kicks the tires.

    • oreofestar

      I think he will get a paycheck out of our desired price range for a player his age

    • RIP illa

      He’s the type of athlete I like and think we desperately need at our CB spots. But Chip’s teams from Oregon never really had top flight athletes at DB and other spots. A bunch of crappy 4.5 and up guys.

      • NickS1

        That’s fair. I think he’d love a Cromartie, plus he returns. I’m curious what kind of money he’s looking for. I doubt he’d be in our price range, but he strikes me almost like that Peters-type “special athlete” that’s going to retain his athleticism for a little while longer.

        • RIP illa

          I can agree with that. There’s still a few other CBs I like in this FA class, but he’d be my last resort if we couldn’t get one if them. I could see him putting in 2 more quality years. But the contract would have to be structured for us to walk away from him, with no consequence after that and minimum consequence during the 2nd year…just in case he doesn’t pan out.

          • NickS1

            100% agree. He’s gotta be cheaper than a Verner/Shields but you know he’s going to cost more than a CW/Fletch. I think it’d have to be a 4yr deal we can get out from in two if we had to, def after three, IMO. Don’t think we’re far apart there, just think it’d be a matter of their side not agreeing to something that’s so easily escapable after two. Who knows, though.

          • GEAGLE

            If we sign a decent CB, keep an eye on packers Nolan Carroll
            ,,,
            If we go for a high reward reclamation project, Vikings Chris Cook

          • Corey

            if we get Carroll who are the starting CBs? Who is on the bench if he is added? S seems like a much bigger need than CB, should be okay at CB for at least another year

          • GEAGLE

            I actually agree because I don’t think we would want to replace our corners til one is drafted or developed…but if we were to send one to the bench it would be Brad. Like u said, safety is a much bigger need so I’d rather dump money in that, And see if we can save the 6’2 212lbs Cooks career(rather our coaches try and develop him then Marsh any day)….I don’t even want us to sign a starting CB, nor do I expect one..I just add Nolan for the many fans that want a corner

          • Corey

            you seem pretty plugged in, what is your twitter handle?

          • GEAGLE

            @THErealGEAGLE

    • cliff henny

      wonder if the 48 kids deal puts a hamper on him for low character. doesn’t bother me, but who knows what FO thinks

      • NickS1

        If there’s child support issues, yeah, there may be some character flaws. If he takes care of them, no issue.

  • ICDogg

    I find it highly unlikely that the Eagles will sign Byrd, and even less likely they will sign Ward. You saw the type of signings they made last year. Mitchell fits right in.

    • Will

      In that case just bring back Nate Allen too….Allen/Mitchell and wonder why the Defense is Swiss Cheese in the play offs and the Super Bowl just a pipe Dream…

    • GEAGLE

      Misnomer!!! You wanna know why types of signings we made last year? 30 friggin millions in Guarentees worth, yet people keep talking like we went shopping in a bargain bin…..

      The issue with Ward/Bryd and the eagkes is all about GUARENTEED money
      .,
      Sadly I just found out there is a great chance we don’t believe in giving anyone 20mil in Guarentees, because no one in our locker room is getting that, And I doubt a safety would be the first one..that’s how you unsettle a locker room…but if they can get that GUARENTEED money down to 15-17, we will swoop In and sign them

      • Joe L

        If you’re gonna keep PUTTING IT IN CAPS, spell it right man. Other than that, agreed on the misconception on how they spend.

        • GEAGLE

          Or I’ll keep using cap locks and spelling however I damn chose :)” but thanks

    • Token

      Mitchell sucks.

      I hate when people latch on to a bummy guy because a free agent list somewhere thought he was a good idea fit. Even the Philly media does it now.

      Howie has everyone so well trained. Not only excepting of mediocrity, but craving more of it.

  • Will

    Donnie Jones should be signed right away on Tuesday, then find a great place kicker and some stand out Safeties…. So you can get a great OLB in the draft at 22nd pick…I wonder if Billy Davis has any input on player personnel…

    • GEAGLE

      Think it’s a great sign you don’t hear any rumors about other teams talking to Donnie..that gives a better chance of my wink wink agreement with him already being in place where the eagles have a deal with him so he isn’t really going to hit the open market

    • PaoliBulldog

      Eagles don’t have to wait until Tuesday to sign Jones. Wish they would get ‘er done right now.

      • GEAGLE

        Wrong…they have to wait

  • oreofestar

    Byrd is the word Byrd is the word *whistles*

  • Joe L

    I don’t know why all the hate for Mitchell. Is he a mid-tier player? Sure. But that still puts him a tier above the safeties we’ve been putting on the field for years.

    • oreofestar

      Overrated, System player, One good year, Poor tackler

      • Joe L

        Well then it’s Billy Davis’ job to make him fit the system, right? Give me a guy who can create turnovers over Nate Allen and Chung any day.

    • GEAGLE

      Because there are 5 mid tier safeties better then him

      • Joe L

        5 more?

        • GEAGLE

          Jenkins,Nate,Whitner, even Clemons who I bad mouth is prob better…

          • Joe L

            Well that’s 4, and I’m hoping you don’t mean Nate Allen.

          • oreofestar

            yes he does, and he is right

          • GEAGLE

            Bathea

          • Joe L

            And Bethea is a 30 year old who has 2 INT’s in the past 3 seasons combined.

          • oreofestar

            Bethea is def. better than Mitchell

          • Joe L

            Reliable player, but he doesn’t make splash plays anymore.

          • oreofestar

            He also is not a complete liability in coverage

          • GEAGLE

            You don’t say? Had no idea about his age and stats lol…and soap was 47yrs old and had no stats lol…if you can’t invest in the right young player, go to a cheap stop gap…don’t invest in players just to invest…you do know you are arguing over a safety who literally missed one out of every 5 tackles? That’s a real stat

          • Joe L

            I’m arguing he’s better than the two safeties we started last year because unlike Allen and Chung, he showed to ability to create turnovers and/or get to the QB. Look at my original post. Am I saying he’s the best FA out there? No. But he’d be an upgrade.

          • oreofestar

            Wolff >Allen/Mitchell>Chung

          • Will

            Ug GOD almighty that even looks pathetic on paper not to mention on the field…

          • GEAGLE

            Free agency hasn’t even started yet, so why would you hit up a fan message board and ask people to accept the 8th best option on the market? Now once that market starts to dry up and quality options diminish, that’s when a guy like Mitch can start making more sense to fans…

            Btw, he may have been a playmaker THIS year playing behind one of the best front 7 in the NFL,but prior to this year he has like 4INT and 1fumble in his previous 4 years combined, and I will always be wary of guys who’s one good year comes during contract time…..just because he made 8 plays this year, I dont know that it automatically makes his better then Nate…

          • Joe L

            What am I asking people to accept??? I asked about the hate for him, when he’s better than the players we’ve been putting on the field. Context is a great.

          • oreofestar

            The hate is because he sucks okay!!! he sucks why the hell are we talking about Mitch when there are so many better safeties on the market!

          • GEAGLE

            No, saying he is hands down better then Nate is probably not accurate

          • Joe L

            So let’s not consider a guy who found a new team, and had success over a guy who has had 4 years to prove he belongs here and hasn’t? I just don’t see what the risk is if we lose out on the top options.

            edit: And I see oreo is on the train of the thought with sticking with the known bad commodity.

          • Will

            There’s hardly much difference in the level of play btw Nate and Mitch that’s why all the flak….with 5-8 other options out there that are better…

          • Joe L

            I still don’t think people get where I’m coming from. I’m not asking for Mitchell, but if we lose on the top guys that we want, I’d still take Mitchell over Nate. Why? This season, he got moved to FS rather than SS and came alive. He created turnovers, he blitzed successfully. Nate has shown us he’s just a body, and since his rookie year has been abysmal. I’ll take a chance with a guy who switched positions and had a career year over a guy we know can’t play.

          • Will

            I for one am glad Nate is gone and hope he stays gone…Mitchell is not any better with 8 guys out there unsigned as of now…why settle or target the 9th best option if Nate is the 10th best?

          • Joe L

            I keep saying I’m not asking to settle on Mitchell, but if we miss OUR TOP TARGETS for the tenth time, I’d rather have Mitchell than Nate.

          • oreofestar

            We should not even get to that point

          • Will

            Eagles Fans want the Byrd!

          • GEAGLE

            Mitch will be a redskin…sorry

          • GEAGLE

            You are welcome to disagree, but for 4-5mil, I think we can do better then a guy who missed 1 out of ever 5 tackles

          • oreofestar

            Yeah it is pretty close and when it is that close you might as well take the cheaper guy you already know

          • oreofestar

            hell you can add Bush and Bethea to that list

          • Joe L

            How are you bashing Mitchell as a 1 year wonder and touting Bush?

          • oreofestar

            I am not touting Bush I am bashing Mitchell

          • Joe L

            Well then I don’t get your criteria, if you’re citing lack of proven work for Mitchell.

  • GEAGLE

    Found out some bad news from a good source,,,if Byrd or wards GUARENTEED money is 20m plus, we won’t make the move…if we can get them GUARENTEED dollars in 15-18 we go after them hard

    • oreofestar

      Hopefully Howie does some magic

      • GEAGLE

        Byrd probably would have to want to come here to get that money that low…Ward there is a slight chance we can get him at 17-18m in Guarentees…I’m told NO 20mil in Guarentees signings, but inflation could change it! I hope ATleast???Everson got 20friggin Mil, if that’s the cut off then we ain’t getting any qualith

        • oreofestar

          well we just gave Peters an extension with nearly 20mil in guarantees so hopefully Howie just constructs the deal well

          • GEAGLE

            All I was told was look at the GUARENTEED money on our roster, and we won’t make a safety the player with the highest Guarentees on our roster, and you know I’m a Jarius fan so it pays me to write this and god I hope I’m wrong

          • oreofestar

            I hope you’re wrong too

          • GEAGLE

            Fingers crossed

          • Will

            Give Jairus a 2 year 20 mil deal with 19 guaranteed…lol…

          • GEAGLE

            Now u r thinking like sneaky Howie :)

          • oreofestar

            If he want 5 years $45mil with $20mil g. I hope Howie does not say no simply because of guaranteed money

          • GEAGLE

            I think all generalizations are stupid..special players call for special circumstances…go ask the locker room! Wanna be jealous because someone makes more then you? Or do Yous want to play with a safety who takes us to the next level?

          • oreofestar

            Plus Byrd would have the most guaranteed money for one year I mean you are not gonna go to Nick next year and say we gotta keep your guaranteed money under 20

          • Will

            That I think is a geniune concern of the FO bringing in someone who is the highest paid player on a team before playing one snap….

    • NickS1

      So we’re not players for them, basically.

      • GEAGLE

        Possibly Ward, Jarius probably would have to really want to be an eagle to make it happen…
        ….
        Then again, seems contract are being hit by inflation and 20mil in Guarentees are starting to be thrown around frivolously, with guys like Griffin who I really wanted! but have accomplished nothing…so maybe we realize we have to raise that 20mil threshold…I hope atleast

        • NickS1

          Hope so.

    • Token

      Well of course it will be. Ugh. Wouldnt want Lurie to have to write a check.

      Cant wait for Luries preseason “just gotta get to the tournament” conference.

    • cliff henny

      you’re killing me. we knew 3months ago both were going to be 20+m in guarantees…so just wasting our time. pray Wolff can play and find 1 in the draft, I guess.

      • GEAGLE

        Hey man, I wore my bulletproof vest in case Yous needed to vent n shoot the messenger..,Cliff, when this 20mil rule was put in place whenever the hell that was, I doubt we thought career backups who never started like Everson Griffin would command 20m in Guarentees, so we have to hope that we look around, see this new inflated market and raise our walk away numbers,.
        .,,
        Last year, CBs were signing for 6mil, now they are signing for 9mil..hopefully we realize that if we don’t raise our walk away number, we can’t compete in this new market

        • Will

          “Guaranteed” it always comes down to money hope Byrd wants to come to Philly….

        • oreofestar

          I HOPE I mean at this point we are not going to sign a big name corner, we have interest in Houston but if we would spend big for MJ I doubt we spend big for him and the OLB market is weak I mean besides safety what is left just give Byrd his money PLEASE!!!!!!

        • cliff henny

          maybe Howie spent too much time with Hinkie. thinks he can use cap space and turn it into picks.
          .
          ah, eagles spend, it’s just tough because the need is so specific this year

    • NickS1

      I hope to God this is more misinfo from whomever said this to you.

      • GEAGLE

        It wouldn’t be misinfo…the hope is that, we look around and notice an Inflated market and raise our walk away numbers…or, hopefully it’s a big enough move that my guy isn’t privy to it

        • NickS1

          That, or pray it’s not a hardline stance. Let’s say we offer 5yr 43mil with 20g as the final offer and he signs the same deal elsewhere but with 22g, and then we walk away with Mike F’n Mitchell…. There’s going to be a HUGE issue. I understand it’s unlikely we’d know the real offer, but you have to imagine it’s in that range.

  • Corey

    Have to wonder if Byrd already wants to come to Philly anyway. I know he and
    Chung are old school mates, and were even drafted in the same class, but
    why upon the start of FA does he look up Chung on twitter and ask if he
    changed his number? Why now? They clearly didn’t chat that regularly before that tweet. Surely he wants to have a chance to win
    and would like the transition to be easy, join up with familiar faces like
    Chung and Kelly. This is the most telling thing of all. Yes I might be grasping at straws, but there is little other real knowledge out there now.

    • G_WallyHunter

      We can all grasp at as many straws as we want today, no shame at all.
      I’d love to believe all of this, this is exactly what I thought when we first saw it.
      Something about the way he tweeted too “yo, u change ur number?”..
      You look at reasons why he might be contacting him?
      Boom current eagle and former duck teammate/friend, we can hope and hope, let’s see if it actually means something

      • Corey

        His very next tweet was “#GoDucks… Just because” then he went back and deleted his tweet to Chung. Really makes you wonder.

        • G_WallyHunter

          Yup, agent may have said “Hey! go delete that! we need to leverage with other teams, get that crap out of here”, and so he did…
          Makes you wonder, if Byrd signs a contract that is lower than what we all really expected, than you know it might have some merit

          • Corey

            Well correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t Goldson the current highest paid safety at 8.25 million per year. Why can’t we just offer Byrd 9 per 45million, 18-20 guaranteed. That would still make him the highest paid and isn’t a crazy 10-12 per year. Maybe even 8.5 per year.

          • G_WallyHunter

            ya Goldson probably is right now after last year. That would be a great contract to offer frontloaded with all 20 guaranteed in first 2 years, 5 year deal, that’d be great in my opinion.

            We are sitting here hoping Howie has just that carved up and they’re silently sitting at a table, twiddling their fingers, until Tuesday.

          • oreofestar

            Goldson is not the highest paid that would Berry since Polomalu got restructured

    • Nick C

      I know this won’t make you happy, but Chung changed his number the day before. SO Byrd probably had to tweet him to get it. Think we’re reading too much into it. I want Byrd as bad as everyone else, but I doubt it will happen. Everyone in the eagles media department and even howie seem gunshy from 2011. (Even though I believe these situations are nothing like 2011).

      • Corey

        They do seem gunshy, but 2011 would have been okay if they just didn’t keep signing people. Signing just Byrd and a couple midlevel guys drop a couple current Eagles and no one is saying dream team

  • G_WallyHunter

    Isn’t the lack of Eagles chatter amazing?
    you go on other sites, rotoworld, espn, what have you, and all these teams are getting leaked information.
    I personally love that Eagles info isn’t getting leaked, besides Mitchell and Houston, not much else. Jets have leaks on almost every free agent available…
    Let’s hope that just like last year they come out and surprise us first day, like I said I enjoy the suspense, we can speculate all we want today and tomorrow but the surprise is fun come tuesday..

    • oreofestar

      Hopefully it is because we are sitting back relaxing with our set deal with Byrd

      • G_WallyHunter

        Yup, maybe, lets just hope we are pleased rather than not pleased come Tuesday. Byrd comes to Philly, he knows how big he will be, he knows the benefits that exist that don’t include $$$ on a cheque, let’s hope he makes the right decision.

    • cliff henny

      yeah, we know Howie has something cooking. doubt the headliner is mitchell for F sakes

      • G_WallyHunter

        doubt and hope not, this Byrd/Chung tweet is just so damn intriguing…
        Tim and Sheil should do a piece on the Byrd and Chung tweet lmao

      • GEAGLE

        No way…we handed out 30mil in Guarentees last year, we will make moves

  • oreofestar

    I am really freaking nervous I really really hope we get Byrd or Ward this is just so perfect I understand last year not going after Goldson but this is different we gotta

    • GEAGLE

      No news is actually good news when it comes to eagles…whenever we made our big splashed, it was always silent beforehand

  • GEAGLE

    Guys who want to understand the process a little better head to PE.com and check out article “anatomy of a Great UFA signing” talks about how long we had been scouting Barwin and how the process played out…good read, not sure who wrote it

    • oreofestar

      I will go check it out if it makes me think we get Byrd

    • oreofestar

      It did not make me think we get Byrd

      • GEAGLE

        :) glad I could help

  • oreofestar

    Is it just me I do not remember hearing anything about Barwin or Williams before FA so maybe they just have their lips sealed

    • GEAGLE

      Not a word of leaked intel last year…not a peep. Silence is usually good news for eagkes fans

      • oreofestar

        Thank you Johnny I feel better now

        • GEAGLE

          Let me make you feel even better,,,Dan Snyder hasn’t been able to spend money in two years, he wants Mitchell, do you really think he will let the Eagles outbid him? He has no discapline,Im sure our walk away numbers our low then his

          Dan Snyder is playing for eagles fans today :) Go DAN!!! Get Your man signed at all costs!!! :)

          • oreofestar

            So when Byrd gets signed by us (yeah I said when) how many comments does this thread jump to I am thinking at least 1250

          • G_WallyHunter

            A new article titled
            Wake-Up Call: The Byrd has arrived in the Nest

            Should get up to 1000 in a few hours

          • GEAGLE

            I will call out of work that day and be drunk by 10am

          • oreofestar

            I am hoping for a swift Tuesday signing

          • GEAGLE

            What we really have to hope for like Ricky Jean Francios, is that Ward or Byrd will make Philly their first visit on Tuesday. If we can get them here, good chance they don’t leave without a contract…very curious to see who visits us first

          • oreofestar

            or better yet they will not have to visit because a contract would have been agreed on with Parker

          • GEAGLE

            Parker would then receive a GEAGLE care, thank you basket

          • oreofestar

            Sammy Watkins is going to be represented by Parker ya know I just was thinking how funny would it be if the Bills drafted him

          • GEAGLE

            Hahahahahahahaha that’s glorious!!?they seriously have to take him off their draft board or they will lose their entire Fanbase

          • oreofestar

            Now I want him to go to the Bills so he can join Carrington Byrd and Peters in the Parker’s Bills to Eagles club

          • NickS1

            I’ll be down at NovaCare Complex immediately after saying I got confused and thought my surgery got moved up and location changed.

          • GEAGLE

            I’ll see you there.ill be the lunatic pretending he had surgery lined up when he is completely healthy

    • G_WallyHunter

      Hey bada bing bada boom..
      Never heard anything about either CBs, some talk about Casey I recall, Sopoaga came outta nowhere, regardless of how good or bad these signings were they didn’t leak

      • GEAGLE

        Lol, I was the one talking bout Casey and Cary! don’t think the media mentioned anything bout it….When Free agency opened(ties) we found out we were making an Offer to Casey and RJF,,then when the market died down a day later or two, we signed Barwin….nothing at all was leaked last year before ties when the market opened

        • G_WallyHunter

          Ya Casey there was chatter everywhere, 15 teams called him and he flew to Philly first and signed right away.

          I like the lack of intel, we can sit here and hope that a Goldson like contract is sitting waiting to be signed Tuesday by the one and only

          • GEAGLE

            Yes sir…lack of silence is the Howie/Hinkie way…hopefully it translates into a few exciting additions..

            Btw. I’m hearing good chance Mitchell and Talib become DEADskins!!!

          • oreofestar

            That is great knowing how stupid Dan is and the fact Shields was just PAID I think something in the 5 year 55mil range with 25 guaranteed sounds right and maybe they get Mitchell for 5 a year that works for me lol

          • GEAGLE

            Dan won’t let himself get outbid for Mitchell, especially by a division opponent…I hope ATleast

          • G_WallyHunter

            damn i want Talib outta division, hopefully he gets paid big bucks and declines big time

          • oreofestar

            Nah I want him in division so the Skins can pay big money for him to be on IR

          • GEAGLE

            He gets injured and sits out when it matters…let them blow their wad on him..he can only defend one of our guys, we can always pick on that candy bat Deangello!!!

          • G_WallyHunter

            Don’t let Vick pick on him or he’ll get a pick6

          • oreofestar

            lol let Talib single team Desean so Jeremy,Zack and Riley can rape the rest of their dbs

          • NickS1

            I respect Talib, but I don’t see him staying with Desean.

          • oreofestar

            Talib could contain him but Desean would definitely expose him a few times

          • GEAGLE

            He will have his hands full with Ertz if he grows into the beast I’m expecting…which means it would b candy Bar hall getting raped by Djax

          • oreofestar

            Riley can rape Amerson and Jeremy can rape Mitchell while not being tackled

          • GEAGLE

            Eagles fans will love Riley next year when they see him get tough with Kam Chancellor…had a dream that our offenses torches Seahawks defense next year and Pete Carroll was left looking clueless

  • Will

    All the Reasons why we should go get the Byrd….

    The Buffalo Bills have been trying to negotiate a new long-term contract with safety Jairus Byrd for over a year now, and the drama continued as the Monday deadline for teams to place the franchise tags on their players passed. As that deadline approached, Bills general manager Doug Whaley released the following statement:

    “We have negotiated with representation for Jairus Byrd for more than a year, but have yet to reach an agreement on a contract extension. We remain open to getting a deal done with Jairus, but we have chosen not to use the franchise tag on any of our impending unrestricted free agents.”

    If the Bills and Byrd are unable to come to terms by the opening of free agency on Mar. 11, Byrd will hit the open market — and given the way the NFL works these days, he might be the most prized free agent. As the league turns more and more to the passing game as the primary schematic conceit, safeties who can cover the back with supreme range and coverage ability are tremendously important — and in tremendously short supply. And there’s no doubt that Byrd is one of the best.

    In 2013, per Pro Football Focus’ game charting, Byrd was targeted 22 times on 359 passing snaps played. He gave up a ridiculously low 83 total yards (51 after the catch) in just 11 receptions, which is especially impressive for a player who defends the deep half a great deal of the time. Byrd gave up just one touchdown and intercepted four passes. No qualifying safety — including those who play in the box most of the time — gave up fewer total yards. In 2012, Byrd was targeted 21 times in 561 passing snaps, allowing 16 receptions for 156 yards (76 of those after the catch), no touchdowns, and five picks.

    So, there’s an argument to be made that from a pure pass defense perspective, Byrd has been the NFL’s most dominant in total over the last two years. And the Bills, who go into the 2014 league year with $25.667 million in cap space, may still be able to extend Byrd despite this hard line.

    So, there’s an argument to be made that from a pure pass defense perspective, Byrd has been the NFL’s most dominant in total over the last two years. And the Bills, who go into the 2014 league year with $25.667 million in cap space, may still be able to extend Byrd despite this hard line. According to multiple reports over the last few months, Whaley and his staff have considered every possible option, including franchising Byrd and then trading him. But now, they’ll either have to come to a deal or let Byrd walk.

    The Bills did franchise Byrd for the 2013 season after a rookie contract ran out that paid him $615,000 in base salary the year before. Based on the franchise value for the position. Buffalo had to guarantee $6.916 million with that tag.

    Based on 2014 cap spending at the position, Troy Polamalu of the Steelers has the most lucrative contract among all NFL safeties — as this part of the four-year, $36.5 million contract extension he signed in September, 2011, Polamalu is on the books for $10,887 million in 2014 — with an $8.25 million base salary and a $2,637,500 prorated bonus. Tampa Bay’s Dashon Goldson, who signed a five-year, $41.25 million contract as a free agent last March, may be more in line with what the 2009 second-round pick out of Oregon may want for himself.

    “I have complete confidence, not only in everybody in this organization that has given us the resources and the backing, but also our scouting staff, that if we are unfortunate enough to lose Jairus Byrd, we found him [and] we’ll be confident that we can get a replacement, if we don’t already have one on campus,” Whaley said Monday.

    As it always is with elite players, that’s easier said than done. BY DOUG FARRAR

    • G_WallyHunter

      JEeze, those numbers for pass defense, should be private stuff.

      How would people feel if Howie went and handed him Goldsons contract with 1 or 2 extra million?
      How much of Goldsons 41.25 was guaranteed?

      • oreofestar

        $18mil was guaranteed

        • G_WallyHunter

          there we go, lets go 43 mil 19 guaranteed… JUST DO IT… HOWIE DO IT…

          • oreofestar

            I think he might want a little more I am down with 5 years 46mil 20 guaranteed

          • G_WallyHunter

            That’s exactly what I was going to edit it to
            5 years, 46-48mil, 20 guaranteed.
            10mil year 1, 10 mil year 2, see Byrd won’t like that, I remember reports of Buffalo’s offer not being to his liking because of the years and guaranteed and structure of contract… that fares badly with Howie and company and their masterful contract structuring..
            LET’S HAMMER IT OUT
            I WANT A DAMN EAGLES JERSEY WITH BYRD ON THE BACK

          • oreofestar

            yeah if Byrd is signed I will immediately buy his jersey

          • NickS1

            I want to rename my living room the Byrd’s Nest, so, yeah, we’re on the same page.

          • G_WallyHunter

            I’m starting to get violent about it, wasn’t like this yesterday.
            You took it a step further to the living space, that is an impressive name for it.
            Go get a custom carved wooden sign to hang above the door coming in, BYRD’S NEST, would look great.
            Seriously, Howie, do it, 48mil, 10 guaranteed year 1 10 base, 6 guaranteed year 2 8 base, 4 guaranteed year 3 8 base….. something along those lines.. @cliff_henny:disqus what you think of that one

          • NickS1

            It’s actually really funny you mention the carved wooden sign, because that’s exactly what I was thinking of doing, and trying to get a signed jersey framed, hanging below it.

          • G_WallyHunter

            in some awesome font, maybe a couple cool Eagles logos on each side, would be great.
            when does FA open on Tuesday?

          • oreofestar

            4pm EST

      • NickS1

        I’d feel great about it.

    • oreofestar

      If he wants what Trow got, give it to him

  • oreofestar

    Just curious I got short term memory were he Eagles linked to any FA before FA started

    • GEAGLE

      Nope

      • oreofestar

        I mean like we are being linked to Mitchell now, so there was not a peep from us eh…

        • GEAGLE

          Not that I recall…I mean our silly media always guesses and grasps at straws…but I can’t remember reported interest leading up to free agency, and then us signing the guy proving the media correct…last year our media was talking about guys like:
          Goldsov,Quinn, Sean smith, Talib

          • oreofestar

            well we have already been linked to Johnson, Houston, and Mitchell but Byrd must be locked up already and they are getting bored and f***ing with the media

          • GEAGLE

            I honestly don’t see how we can outbid Dan Snyder for Mitchell? He is a maniac with no discapline, Howie will def walk away from the bidding before Snyder…..no?

          • oreofestar

            My hope is that Parker already got a deal with Howie the way that reportedly Albert already has a deal with the Fins and Howie is just looking at a second safety(still do not want him)

          • GEAGLE

            That would be awesome….Mitchell is actually good at blitzing, so if Billy wants to send him at QBs while Byrd plays centerfield, I won’t complain..but he can’t be THE free agent Saftey signing, he would need to be the complimentary signing for me to not hang myself

          • oreofestar

            Same he has to be a second guy or better yet not the guy at all but Byrd needs to be the guy or Ward I sure as hell will not complain about Ward

    • Jerry Pomroy

      Just Byrd with the media playing connect the dots.

    • Threagles

      Both Jeff McLane and Mike Garofalo linked the Eagles to Malcolm Jenkins at the time of the combine. Garofalo’s exact quote was “there’s fire behind that smoke”,

      • GEAGLE

        Makes sense especially since we aren’t hearing a word about him, yet a million reports surfacing bout Mitchell who is in his price range! And Howie is known to run Covert Opps this time of year

        • threagles

          Jenkins is from NJ, makes sense for him too.

          • GEAGLE

            Yup yup…64 games of NFL Starting experience at the age of 26, versatile..Young team Captain, high Charecter who will fit in our locker room…after a day of talking about Mitchell, Jenkins starts to look damn good

          • Will

            Jenkins has issues not really a true Safety good size and potential but so far hasn’t lived up to it…

          • oreofestar

            jenkins>mitchell any day of the week not even close so in that regard compared to Mitchell Jenkins is an absolute Beast

  • Mr. Wu

    800 comments ….Damn!! You people need to go outside and get some sun…lolol.

    I am excited as anyone but if there is one thing I have learned about the Eagles FO and Roseman over the past few years is that all these rumors and tweets and “inside sources” don’t mean sh*t. Tuesday will get here and we will either be ecstatic or disappointed ….but either way Roseman will be a sneaky SOB in the process

  • GEAGLE

    Reports are that a dozen teams show interest in Ward, but the Lions are the only one for certain so a dozen is prob agent talk…my understanding is they have to restructure Suh to be able to sign Ward..how much Cap space do they have compared to us? No way the Lions can have him but not us, 3 of their players would prob be the highest paid eagles

    • oreofestar

      They got $10mil I doubt they are gonna be able to sign him, Eagles can easily beat what they have to offer unless they have the sights on Byrd

      • GEAGLE

        Nice….fingers crossed that those top safeties ain’t seeing all the blank checks they thought they be seeing

        • oreofestar

          hopefully…

        • oreofestar

          Also I think the Jets are going to sign Verner they talked to him, and he did not schedule visits and then Cromartie was cut I doubt they would cut him unless they got a plan and there is no way they will sign Verner and Byrd or Ward so that is one less team to worry about

          • GEAGLE

            Jets also said to want MJD and Whitner.

            Pack wants Lamarr Houston, which would be a good signing but Datone kind of makes it redundant

            Skins will sign Mitchell and Talib

          • oreofestar

            I heard we have interest in Houston but he is not a LB so forget that

          • GEAGLE

            No chance we sign him IMO..we would have to bench Cox..wtf?

          • oreofestar

            I heard they were looking at him at LB which is ridiculous only we would sign him would be if we bench Ced and why would we do that

  • Will

    Well hoping Roseman and Gamble have some sweet surprises come 4 o’ clock Tuesday……

    • oreofestar

      Byrd, Byrd, Byrd is the word

  • Jerry Pomroy

    Wishful thought…Eagles laid foundation with Byrd as soon as tag designation deadline passed & already have deal.

    • oreofestar

      That is what I have been hoping, and that Byrd forced his way out of Buffao for Philly

    • Corey

      Really have to wonder if all that FA brake pumping from Howie was just a smokescreen. That being said, they don’t need to go crazy, but Byrd should absolutely be a realistic option for them.

  • Will

    Here’s a stat run down on FA Safeties on the Market with Byrd at 3rd becuase he only played in 8 games last year….

    https://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2014/01/01/2014-free-agent-safeties/

    • oreofestar

      he played 11

      • Will

        Thanks…

    • oreofestar

      Kurt Coleman is above Malcolm Jenkins so that automatically invalid

      • Will

        Ranking by stats and snaps….

      • Will

        Doesn’t bode well for Jenkins…lol…

  • GEAGLE

    Ward won’t answer me on twitter..dudes getting on my nerves lol

    • oreofestar

      lol what about Jairus

      • GEAGLE

        Kyle long laughed when I told him he knows where he really belongs and to not sign any contract extensions :)

        • oreofestar

          Guess I should join in, the badgering of Eagles players/targets

          • GEAGLE

            Lol keeps me busy til true detective finale

          • oreofestar

            let me go bother Kiko

          • GEAGLE

            Lo no way…that caveman is NUTS, you will find him at your door with a sledgehammer lol….let’s try to get him to switch agents and sign with Parker lol

          • oreofestar

            lol too late

          • GEAGLE

            Hahahahahah he gonna hurt you!!! Good luck

          • oreofestar

            ok

          • Richard Colton

            just followed you on twitter – I can’t believe you get these players to talk back to you.

          • oreofestar

            I wonder why

          • GEAGLE

            Lol not all of them…like 40% probably

          • Will

            that’s what I’m waiting for the season finale….great show…

          • GEAGLE

            Kind of pissed that woody n Matt won’t be in season two

          • Will

            Thought this was it final show?

          • GEAGLE

            They will have new seasons with new detectives each year was what I was told

  • GEAGLE

    Keep any eye on Eagles taking a run at Jason Cambell when he is cut in the next few days IF we don’t trust Barkley as a backup…bunch of eagles went skiing together today and Colt was there, wonder if that means he expects to stick around

    • oreofestar

      Least of my concerns right now too busy fretting over our awful safeties

      • Will

        Place Kicker, awful Safeties are me worries…

  • Nick Ferguson

    Honestly I would be fine with signing Mitchell then drafting a safety to play beside him, he’s great at creating turnovers and is Versatel which makes him very different from Nate Allen. If the eagles don’t land Byrd or Ward (which I don’t think they will) Mitchell would be a solid option.

    • GEAGLE

      Mitchell will be a redskin

      • oreofestar

        indeed

      • Nick Ferguson

        The redskins are “talking” to his agent. If you have ever been thrue a free agent period you would kno teams “talk” to a lot of people.

        • oreofestar

          The interest has been there for Talib and Mitchell since last year but the Skins finally have money

          • Nick Ferguson

            Exactly now that Snyder has money he’s just gunna manage it horribly like he always does. Advantage howie lol

        • GEAGLE

          dan Snyder hasn’t been able to sign a FA in two friggin years..tell me who is more Discaplined to not overpay and walk away from the bidding, Howie or Snyder? Haha get real

          • Nick Ferguson

            Who’s more likely to not spend big in f/a? Howie, therefor he will want to avoid the big name safeties and invest in a mid level safety and Mitchell is the best option. Snyders as we all kno it one of the worst gm’s in the league and will spend huge money on talib and other position on D The skins need. Howie on the other hand won’t and will feel more comfortable paying Mitchell more because that’s what his goal is. Don’t tell me to get real when last time I checked ur not a espn insider
            It’s a opinion.

          • MoreViolence

            ESPN insiders aren’t the best example bro.

          • Nick Ferguson

            Lol it was right off the dome. They do have the connections tho. People like pollian are no joke.

  • Jerry Pomroy

    Just decided to do some research & I’m gonna go out on a limb here and throw out a bold prediction…

    Eagles add not just Byrd, but Mitchell as well.

    • oreofestar

      eeeew, actually I would be much more comfortable if that was the case but I still think he is going to WAS

      • Jerry Pomroy

        Maybe, just have a feeling after doing some digging through the trash trying to connect some dots.

        Don’t create…investigate!

        • oreofestar

          Ooooor maybe the Charlotte observer has no inside info of the Eagles FO and the Mitchell stuff is BS

          • Will

            A Safety who misses 18 tackles sounds like Howie’s speed when it comes to finding cheap Safeties…

          • Jerry Pomroy

            Mitchell being linked to PHI, has been reported by a few sources. But that’s not 100% of where I’m coming from with my thinking. I’m not one to wait and be at the mercy of others. Too impatient for that. If I’m wrong, oh well. But if I’m right…now that’s something completely different.

          • Will

            watching him on film and listening to him see y Eagles have interest in Mike he is a FS….thought Byrd was FS also….??? Need a SS too…….

          • Jerry Pomroy

            McDermott used Mitchell creatively behind that front 4. He’s a physical player that fits in more at the SS spot or Cover 2, but not FS.

          • oreofestar

            Well he would not able to start FS on the Eagles we already got somebody handling that

          • Jerry Pomroy

            Exactly

          • Will

            Byrd/Mitchell hope your spot on with this prediction….

          • Jerry Pomroy

            So am I. Here’s to hoping that Howie realizes that his statements sound more like a guy trying not to lose than a guy trying to win. Two very different approaches & the former one being all too familiar with one chubby ex-Eagles coach of some 14-15yrs.

          • Will

            LMAO…too funny…lol…

          • Jerry Pomroy

            Am I wrong?…lol. All those years he coached not to lose games, rather than sticking it down their throats. I’d rather be the guy to go down swinging than the guy that runs up and sucker punches someone then takes off running.

          • Will

            Agree….

          • Jerry Pomroy

            Hahaha, that’s the Philly in me talking. I may be 5’9″ (in shoes) & 165lbs, but my heart is 6’5″ 260.

          • Will

            I’m biased and love Great Defenses….

          • Jerry Pomroy

            Oh no doubt. Same here. Grew up with Reggie, Jerome, Waters, Hopkins, etc etc. Dawk being my favorite Eagle all time.

    • Corey

      I’d be happy with just Byrd, but the more I think about it, I think Howie might skip all the big names and sign mediocre players, just to prove a point.

    • Will

      Bryd and Whitner would be bolder and better….

      • oreofestar

        uuum…no

        • Will

          Y No?

          • oreofestar

            Because Whiter is old and expensive especially as a number 2 option

    • GEAGLE

      Ward AND Jenkins will be my guess..
      .,
      Of course, Alex Carrington,Carey Graham!Chris Cook,Bruce Cambell,Jason Cambell and Vinatieri as well :)

      • oreofestar

        Throw in my boys Sergio Brown and Damian Stewart

    • ojdiddoit

      Much as I hate it.im thinking Mitchell is coming to Philly

      • Will

        Hope your wrong there’s a reason the panther’s let’em hit the market just like we let Nate go….

        • ojdiddoit

          I hope im wrong

      • cliff henny

        they can bring in Michael Jenkins, hell, izell jenkins, for all I care if it means we get Byrd/Ward

  • oreofestar

    939 comments and not a single signing

    • Will

      Lol…

    • Jerry Pomroy

      Hahaha, I think Howie is keeping count.

      • oreofestar

        Byrd Byrd Byrd is the word

      • cliff henny

        Howie: ‘hey Donnie, wanna float a4 yr 26m extension for Allen and watch those fools atPM 24/7 go batshit crazy?

    • UKEagle99

      Apparently we need to hit 10k comments to sign Byrd.

      • UKEagle99

        Redskins you suck!

      • UKEagle99

        Gnats you suck!

      • UKEagle99

        Dallas you suck at sucking!

      • UKEagle99

        Cardinals you were once in our division but you suck and always will!

      • UKEagle99

        NFC North, you suck

      • cliff henny

        I cant even imagine this thread come Tuesday around 2 PM

        • UKEagle99

          They will need another “sort by” option… Sort by “most relevant” works for me but how they do that >_<

          • cliff henny

            rather see more relevant search options like most offensive, argumentative or crazy

          • UKEagle99

            I don’t like those options you crazy, argumentative, offensive Capologist! I’d prefer distance from Stadium :D

          • cliff henny

            unprovoked attack…I always upvote

          • Jerry Pomroy

            Think he meant that as a positive Cliff.

        • oreofestar

          I think that if we sign Byrd we will get to 2000

          • UKEagle99

            *When.

          • oreofestar

            oh thank you, my bad

          • cliff henny

            ha, figured you meant by how long after signing is announced…I was going with 2 hrs

          • cliff henny

            by johnny geagle alone

          • Jerry Pomroy

            Geags will be responding to himself, responding to himself making a comment.

            For those that just read that quickly and didn’t get it. Read again slowly and let it sink in.

  • Shane Brown

    I dont understand why everyone has an issue with mitchell. “Hes the worst tackling safety in the league.” Well yeah and nate allen was a terrible tackler too before last year and we saw improvement with him. Give mitchell some good fundamental coaching and he could improve too. The difference between him and nate is that mitchell has playmaking ability which is what we need in the secondary

    • oreofestar

      That is the thing Nate is Mitch I do not think the difference is great enough and there are waaaaaaaaaaaay better options you know like that guy from Buffalo

      • Shane Brown

        I want byrd as much as the next guy but i dont see howie writing that big of a check

    • Will

      He plays with an attitude and a chip on his shoulder, the misses are from going for kill shots…

    • Nick Ferguson

      Completely agree.

  • oreofestar

    Broncos have reported interest in T.J. Ward…..hmmmm

    • cliff henny

      sure 30 teams inquired about both byrd and ward. teams they just left, and seattle

      • oreofestar

        Denver worries me a little but hey if one of them is in Eagles Green I could care less about the other one

        • cliff henny

          think byrd will have bidding war. think we have a slight chance teams undervalue ward-label him as box safety only, stop within a range Howie might unpucker and make solid offer. Davis vouching might be key. or, wishfull thinking on my part

    • UKEagle99

      Broncos need to realise defence wasn’t their problem…

      • anon

        wasnt helping at all.

  • UKEagle99

    Well it’s 01:34 here, I’m taking 28 Nytol and off to bed. When I wake up Tuesday, 9pm we best have a decent starting safety or I will go all Jack Nicholson on Howie’s office. NN folks!

    • Jerry Pomroy

      I’m guessing the 28 Nytol will be inducing dreams of dead identical twin girls & furries in a remote hotel in the middle of a blizzard, in preparation just in case you need to get into character for Tuesday?

      • UKEagle99

        Huh?!? Yes Mom, I’ll take the trash out once the snow dies down and I get rid of these 2 girls that look the same!

        We signed Hopkins & Waters? Cool.

        This post was sponsored by… 28 Nytol.

        • Jerry Pomroy

          Hoping that you realized that my response was aimed towards one of Nicholson’s best performances. “Here’s Johnny!”…Red rum, red rum!

  • Joe Thomas

    Any news on Donnie Jones? Why hasnt he been signed yet

    • oreofestar

      He was on vets min. last year and there is this dumb rule that if you sign vet min. one year you can not sign anything but vets min. before March 11 and Donnie and the Eagles agree he is worth much more I am sure they have a deal already and it will be signed on Tuesday

      • Joe Thomas

        That is a dumb rule.

      • Joe Thomas

        I cant believe he only made the minimum

  • Tautalatasi Jr.

    wow over 1K comments! Sheil should change the site to Byrd’s 24/7

    • Jerry Pomroy

      Holy crap vowels! Maybe we should just call you Mr. T…

  • Eagles1018

    For those asking, #Eagles are working on bringing back Donnie Jones, per source. They’ve talked. Still early in the process for all FAs.

    – Geoff Mosher (@GeoffMosherCSN) March 9, 2014 According to Geoff Mosher of Comcast SportsNet, the Eagles are “working on bringing back” punter Donnie Jones.

    Jones can only sign a one-year contract worth the veteran minimum prior to the start of free agency due to a rule in the Collective Bargaining Agreement. If either side wants a different deal, it would have to be finalized after Tuesday’s 4 PM kickoff to free agency.

    • Nfl All Day

      Pat MacAfee, the Colts punter who just signed a 5yr/$14M/$5M-guar. deal, says that during those negotiations he requested that he be allowed to compete for the kicking job also at whatever point Vinatieri retires. Should he win and be the one and only kicker on the Colts roster it would be AWESOME. For years I’ve pissed and moaned about how ridiculous it is that one guy couldn’t handle all the kicking duties for a team, saving them a roster spot, and a bit of cash. Honestly, if you’re paying a punter that amount of money, he better handle all 3 phases of the kicking game. Surprised The Hood hasn’t found someone to do this already. I wish the guy luck

      • pjcostello

        Downside: If the guy goes down, you’re now short TWO people instead of one.

  • Eagles1018

    We still need a PK though…PLEASE DEAR GOD don’t let us go into the season with just Alex Henery.

    • pjcostello

      HAUSCHKA!!! Let’s get some Hauschka love going!!

      • Eagles1018

        That would be awesome. But just like our situation with Donnie Jones, the Seahawks are probably waiting for March 11th so they don’t have to pay him the vets minimum. I absolutely don’t see them realistically letting him go. Their GM is very good at what he does (clearly since they won it all this year….)

  • Jerry Pomroy

    Howie Roseman at press conference to announce Eagles signing Byrd & Mitchell…

    “Our batting avg for drafting safeties has been well below the Mendoza line for some time now. I’ll admit and be the first one to say…If we can’t draft ‘em, we’ll buy ‘em.”

  • DoctorRick

    After reading here that we are maybe interested in Mike Mitchell I had to take a look see.
    I think he is maybe a stop gap guy for us, who maybe could grow into the role.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Mitchell_(safety)
    http://www.bleedinggreennation.com/2014/3/8/5484792/nfl-free-agency-2014-eagles-target-safety-mike-mitchell

  • ojdiddoit

    If the Birds don’t find a way to increase pressure upfront,any safety they bring in whether it be Byrd,Mitchell or whoever,will be exposed

    • Jerry Pomroy

      Agreed. But that’s the reason why we absolutely have to ensure we’re putting someone back there that can handle the extra pressure thrown their way. Especially if the pass rush FA well is dry. If that’s the case, I’m sure they’ll look at who may be available via trade so their hands aren’t completely tied going into the draft. At the very least they need depth at OLB & hope they can land someone in the draft that can bring it. They may end up just having to be creative with their blitzing to bring more pressure, until they can land a stud.

  • Nfl All Day

    My best John Geagle impesonation

    James Ihedigbo 6’1″ 215, Strong Safety 101 tackles for BAL. 2013 Reports state he, s only looking for around $3M per on a short deal, ideal stop gap until Earl Wolfe is ready for primetime. Ideal pairing=J.Byrd 2nd option Chris Clemmons

    OR***Sign Terrell Ward Jr. and Chris Clemmons. Balls in your court Howie?

    Walter Thurmond CB Seattle by way of Oregon Ducks. Tho only 5’11, saw a big increase in snaps when Browner went down. Handles outside and slot, allowing interchangability with Boykin. Cost effective plan B for the Birds who wont be paying ALL TERRAIN VERNER top dollar. *the best course of action IMO is to draft a CB and groom him for 2015 to either replace Fletch, who’s deal expires, or play slot and allow Boykin his shot outside going into a contract yr.

    Another Intriguing option is grabbing Brandon Browner to play a hybrid role. At 6’4″ he’s built to handle TE’s. Wont command big guarantees or long years coming off suspension. Dice roll for sure but gives us a HUGE set of CBs.

    *AVOID* Rob Jackson- after missing the first 4 gms(PEDs) he returned to put up 19 tckls 2.5 scks. By comparison, BG had 19 Tackles 3 sacks. Rather roll witg Graham who I know still has the drive to a good player, and who’s contract I can get out of w/o much acceleration.
    **The guy here is Mike Neal- his versatility makes him a weapon that at best could take Cole OR Thorntons job. At worst can fill in at 4 positions, maybe more. I think you pay this guy because…..
    DE- ART Jones is intriguing but his price is going UP. Reports say $7M in a bidding war w/several other teams. Tyson Jackson could be a similar story. If not look to the draft…

    **POSITIONS TO FILL IN DRAFT**
    QB3
    WR4
    G3
    NT
    OLB
    FS
    SS

    • pjcostello

      Brandon Browner’s suspended for the first four games of 2014.

      • Nfl All Day

        Should make him that much cheaper. Ultimately, he’s probably got too much baggage & injuries for their taste. But dude can play and has unreal size for a cb.

    • Jerry Pomroy

      You’re giving too much credit to Geags. He’s much worse at his punctuation and spelling.

  • Will

    Well over a 1,000 comments and no signings as of yet…lol…