Eagles Sign Spoles To Two-Year Extension

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The Eagles and Darren Sproles have agreed to terms on a two-year contract extension, the team announced.

That means Sproles will be under the team’s control through 2016. He is due $3.4 million in 2014. It’s unclear at this time how much the extension is worth. But considering the Eagles gave up a fifth-round pick for Sproles, it stands to reason that they think he can be productive for more than just one season.


Sproles turns 31 in June, but has been a durable player throughout his career. He has only missed four games in his last seven seasons.

Sproles figures to be a rotational player for the Eagles. Earlier today, we took an All-22 look at what he brings to the table.

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  • G_WallyHunter

    Hmmmm.. odd
    I guess Howie, Chip and Co think the sports science will turn 32yr old Sproles into a 24yr old Sproles?
    Interesting

    • George

      or they didn’t want to give up a 5th for a 1yr rental…

      • G_WallyHunter

        Right ya but just saying they must have some serious faith that he isn’t dropping off, to do two years, good tho that it makes cap hit less wonder what contract looks like now

        • George

          If they think they can turn him around, then i’m even happier with it

          • G_WallyHunter

            Ya for sure, agreed, if there’s any program that can turn him around its this one with the sports science and the system that fits him well

          • Carl Bradley

            I think they both know endlessly trusting return duties to unproven kids is constant jeopardy. If all he does is solidify the return game, not dominate, just solidify, and occasionally get 10 touches on O- this was a great deal for a team that knows it suddenly is within that Trophy Window.

    • peteike

      31

      • G_WallyHunter

        32 when the first years up and second year starts, what I was more referring to

        • anon

          Yeah but you know howie, probably a little guaranteed money in YR2, easily droppable yr 3. Plus if he performs well can’t ask for more $$ — gotta have upside protection.

          • G_WallyHunter

            Yup my thinking too

        • peteike

          thats what I thought, but I dont want to age him any faster at this point

  • Tikkit

    No rental. I like the trade even more now.

  • Brent E. Sulecki

    great move braintrust…CK is drawing up plays as we speak

  • Name

    Awesome.. I was starting to think that he may not want to be an eagle. Welcome to Philly!

    • Philly0312

      Yeah I was thinking the same thing, given he was upset prior to being traded that he would not be cut like the Saints FO promised. Glad to see the extension.

    • HokieEagle7

      I was thinking Sproles might’ve wanted to come to Philly on his own. It’s a very attractive place to play right now. Jenkins said it. All the players on our squad are excited about it. Win-win for both sides.

  • JofreyRice

    Wow.

    • NickS1

      I like it better than the original trade. At least he’s not a 1yr rental now.

      • G_WallyHunter

        But what if the one year sucks and there isn’t a desire for the other two?
        Just playin devils advocate, not my thoughts, hopefully there’s 0 dead money in year 3 anyways and very little or none in year 2

        • NickS1

          That’s my issue with the deal in the first place. I know Sproles is a proven player, but it’s not like his best days are still ahead of him. Obv, Chip will have a field day with him, just curious what this coaching staff could have done with another 5th round pick this year. Not like we’re deficient in talent development like the Andy days.

          • G_WallyHunter

            Exactly ya. And good point we’re in a better position to make a move like this because of that talent. Hopefully something’s in the works with BG to get a pick back, higher pick maybe. Sucks because teams are that much more hesitant to trade pick for BG because of how deep draft is. Hurts us both ways

          • Chris

            OK so my original comment was going to be that 5th rd picks don’t always pan out, but it looks like the Eags actually have some success in rd 5 of late: Wolff, dennis kelly, riley cooper, celek, trent cole. All 5th rd picks in the last 10 years or so, so definitely not a throwaway pick.

            EDIT: I am still happy with the move for Sproles, but they have hit on some 5th rounders lately. Maybe we can move some pieces to grab a pick or two.

          • Adam

            If you take out Cole from that because I wouldn’t call that “of late”, and Dennis Kelly because he’s no where near a hit, thats 3 out of 10 5th round picks we’ve hit on. Not that good.

          • Chris

            fair, and there were a few years we had two picks in 5th, but my point was that the 5th shouldn’t be considered a throwaway. I’m 100% on board with Sproles for a 5th, I think it was a great deal. Hell, I feel like they drafted better 5th rounders than 3rd rounders over that timeframe, although that wasn’t under the CK regime.

          • NickS1

            I don’t mean to sound unhappy with the deal. I don’t love it, but I surely don’t hate it. It’ll be fun to watch. Just a little bit of a headscratcher where the F.O. is concerned, to me.

      • anon

        I don’t understand we just gave Peters a huge extension despite age / injury, we basically stole sproles and people are complaining about how old he is. He had one down year in stats, but his 2012 season was better than anyone we have on the roster now.

        • GEAGLE

          I don’t know how much stock you can put into a “down year” when you play in an offense with so many weapons…heck our playes individual numbers might be down next year, but that isn’t a reflection of a down year, it’s the product of weapons galore and a QB who spreads the rock around..

          • Adam G

            His return stats were down on a per average basis, which is scary.

          • GEAGLE

            Hahahaha apparently you missed him ending our season with about as clutch of a playoff KR as you can ask for…but, thanks, no one was aware of his stats

          • Adam G

            Because we all know, one return is more telling than many. Just pointing out your explanation of a down year won’t explain the lower return averages.

          • GEAGLE

            You are absolutely rigjt(lol as if I read your response),,but stupidity is pretty predictable so let’s see if I can guess a reply, that fits your response lol: you are absolutely right, stats tell the entire story,,. How did I do? Did I nail it?

          • cliff henny

            after last couple years, really since JR Reid decided to jump fences, i’m perfectly happy w/ a 75% 2011 Sproles

        • NickS1

          RBs don’t last like lineman do, so it’s not a great comparison with Peters. And his season two years ago was great, that’s fantastic, but are his best days ahead of him? Don’t think so. I don’t hate the deal, don’t love it either. I’ll enjoy his two year here. With the coaching in place, hard to say we couldn’t have been watching a younger player develop and become a good player over a longer period of time, though. But I’m not complaining.

    • Andy124

      Exactly what was expected isn’t it?

  • Kev_H

    No worries. A guy would have to worried about being traded to some punk like Banner rather than get to seek out a free agent deal. Banner would make him twist under his current contract and if he was succeeding by November, he might start some hardball negotiations based on public declarations that a 30 something part-time player isn’t really hard to replace.

    These guys basically gave Sproles the deal he would have gotten as a free agent, and that was probably all he was concerned about. It’s a good way to go about your business and welcome a key piece to the team.

    • Joe from Easton

      Sends a nice message to the rest of the league.. play for this team and you’ll get treated properly and most importantly, the team wants to win.

    • cliff henny

      gawd, Banner was just awful, not sure why I sort miss the guy. feel like FA left meetings with him having to go straight to shrink after being destroyed.

  • oreofestar

    Now I love the trade

  • DEBO 215

    Shifty and Shady. Good stopping that NFL…

    • Will

      Shifty, Shady and Speedy….Sproles, McCoy and Djax is a wicked combination in of itself….

  • Token

    Id like to think this is structured to be able to get of it next year if needed. I mean it could be fun. But sending picks for players whose best days are behind them isnt something I like to do. Sometimes the tendency is to look at the name but Sproles has been slowing up a bit. Really gives you nothing on ST anymore. Im just hoping he gives you another year of solid production in the pass game. Would be a nice safety valve for Foles.

    • Corey

      Sproles workload will be reduced a lot behind Shady. I think the sports science is going to put a little pep back in his step too.

      • Token

        I dunno if Shady factors in all that much. I think they will be on the field together a large percentage. But if Shady needs a breather id much rather have Sproles out there over Brown.

        • Corey

          True, I think Brown is on the way out anyway, we have way too few draft picks. I can see them on the field together a lot, but it’s also a good way to keep Shady fresher longer. If Shady does go to the sideline and Sproles comes in, we aren’t losing much talent.

          • RIP illa

            And what do you think we’re going to get in return for brown? Seriously, a 5th seems like really pushing it with how RBs are valued and how many are literally littered throughout the league and all need work.

          • Andy124

            Say we use him to move up a few spots in the draft. How many spots do you think he’s worth?

          • RIP illa

            Who knows. I don’t think anyone could accurately gauge that. Like it was said above with the Cincy trade…I understand enticing a team to trade with you, but if Cincy wanted to trade up, they would most likely just include the 3rd anyway as proper value. I don’t really think you can “beg”/entice a team just cuz you want to move back in the 1st. They have to want to trade up.

          • Andy124

            So what you’re saying is, 5?

          • RIP illa

            My bad, completely misread the question, that’s why I went on about the Cincy trade back scenario. But I still don’t know how many spots he could help us move up.

          • Andy124

            Cool. I’ll put you down for 5.5 then. Thanks.

        • Eagles1018

          I’m confused, when Brown had that breakout second half with Shady injured everybody was high on him. I still like Brown and hope he’s with the team this season. I think he’s a nice change up to Shady where Polk is more of a bruiser. I like all three backs we had on the team. I’m hoping they look to deal Graham… Curry in a pinch if needed. But they should look to get that draft pick back somehow

      • RIP illa

        But Sproles never really had a workload, as a back, to begin with.

    • Uncle Wonder

      I highly doubt tht his cap number wld be large enough to matter…I expect it to average 4mm per if tht

  • Adam

    I bet that cap number is going to look a little better now as well. I’d say it’s really 1 year extension.

  • TNA

    Do the Bengals need a DE? They lost MJ and play a 4-3, right? Does Graham and #22 work for #24 and a 3rd rounder? Asking for too much? Bengals do value their draft picks.

    • Corey

      Hell, gaining 2 spots and a player, not a terrible trade for them, sure losing the 3rd, but eh, they could still trade back from 22 anyway

      • anon

        Think Cincy has LB/DL coming out of their eyes — though it’ll be interesting to see effect of zimmer’s absence.

      • HokieEagle7

        It could happen on draft day. Nothing to say that it’s out of the question!

      • GEAGLE

        Think pics are going to be highly valued In this draft and teams will be stingy with them

  • Uncle Wonder

    Even though he is a little older in human years, I imagine the FO sees a guy who hasnt generally taken the type of punishment a usual tailback does (not much running btwn tackles, staying in the backfield to pass protect, etc). This guys whole career is about being untouched…at 5’6 it has to be or he could die from a fatal thunderclap to the dome!

  • relax

    What kind of player comes out of the 5th round? Go look through the last several drafts. Unless your Seattle, there isn’t much there. And Sherman isn’t that good anyway, just ask Deangelo

    • Chris

      celek, cole, wolff, riley cooper, dennis kelly…all 5th rd picks for us since 2005

      upvote for twitter reference

      • Stephen Stempo

        Say what you want about the first round under Reid but he was a 5th round wiz.

        • https://www.skinnypost.com/ GayleSaunders

          That Alex Henery pick in the 4th round though…ooooof!

      • Safety1st

        Also Dion Lewis, Julian Vandervele, Ricky Sapp, Cornelius Ingram, Ricky Sapp, Fenuki Tupou, Jeremy Bloom, and CJ Gaddis.

        • Chris

          People like that get signed and cut every year. Outside the first round, there are rarely any guarantees on the nfl. Just take a look at our recent third round drafting and you’ll see what I mean. My point is that quality players HAVE been found in the 5th recently, but I am still happy with that pick being sproles, and I’d make that trade 10/10 times

  • cliff henny

    if there wasn’t safeties in the NFL, Howie would be batting darn near 100% in my book. now, get Sproles hooked up to whatever machines Hals has hidden in the basement of the NovaCare Center and get Eagles as close to 25 yr old DS as possible

    • Joe from Easton

      Their program had Celek and Cole feeling like spring chickens in weeks 14, 15, 16, etc… That’s direct from their mouths.

      That program is legit.

      • cliff henny

        let’s hope. older guys buying in when on increasing contracts and no dead has my cynicism meter running.

        • Joe from Easton

          True, but Celek looked the part last year too. I don’t recall the game, but he ran a short screen and out ran everyone. It was a “wow” moment for me. Then he got caught at the one yard line, lol.

          • George

            that was the redskins game, and after that play they took it off fox at 24-0. then they almost came back, and I was unable to watch smh. but yeah this program is legit

          • cliff henny

            oh I know…I also know what I would say for 5m payday…hell, I know what I’ve said for 5k payday, it’s not pretty

          • Joe from Easton

            hahaha – laugh of the day.

          • Andy124

            The old Nitro in the Helmet play. Loved that one.

          • dnabrice

            Still can’t figure out how Celek pulled away from a DB and LB on that one…

          • Joe from Easton

            I was jaw to floor.

          • aub32

            I just knew that play wasn’t going for much, and then he turned on the jets. That’s when I started thinking what is CK really putting in those smoothies, and how can I get some.

          • Joe from Easton

            Sentiments exactly.

          • TNA

            I think the jets on that play were partly derived from the smoothies, part lifestyle change, but largely “I haven’t caught a pass in stride forever, I’m running free and taking this to the house!!!” Mind over matter.

    • knighn

      Huls mixes the smoothies at the fountain of youth.

      • cliff henny

        picture Hals’ personal library to be filled with the complete works of east Germany’s practices from 1960-1980

        • Joe from Easton

          Those Germans… they were on to something.

          • cliff henny

            watched a special on EG weightlifters 20 yrs later…turned men into women and women into men. mybe Hals is going one step beyond, see Celek in 20 yrs and he’s part gorilla

          • Joe from Easton

            You mean full gorilla… he was already part gorilla to start.

          • cliff henny

            yeah, these guys are no jokes. still remember meeting Dawks, my man was all biceps and cheek muscles

          • Joe from Easton

            I met Dawk a local mall (he sponsored a local sports store in my area). Damn near took my hand off with a hand shake. Only guy I’ve ever seen make a $2k suit look like a diver’s unitard. I felt bad for the sleeves.

          • cliff henny

            yup. first thing that went thru my mind was time my sister drove 8 hrs to me, I came out to greet her and the rottie that I met at 2 months was now a full year was charging at me…and all I thought is ‘hope it’s nice’ cause wasn’t a thing I could do about it. way I felt about Dawks.

          • Joe from Easton

            haha – not a bad analogy. He was a really nice guy. My bet, though, is that if you were in the NFL and saw that Dawk comin’ at you, he wouldn’t have been nice… Damn I miss watching that guy play. I showed clips of him to my fiancee`. I think that made her understand my reverence of him. Favorite three plays of all time in no order that I had to show her.. Algae Crumpler hit, Michael Vick hit, and Ricky Williams collar bone breaker. He truly was Wolverine.

          • cliff henny

            love the Algae hit. mostly cause as soon as AC caught it/b4 hit I yelled like an A-hole ‘GOOD-BYE RIBS!’

          • Joe from Easton

            haha.. Algae was prob 255 260? BDawk 210? Dude was an animal. No concern for his body at all…

          • cliff henny

            Vick hung those ribs out to the wrong guy. bet BD apologized to AC,told him that price of doing business

          • Joe from Easton

            He probably did.. after the game of course.

            Vick maintains that the hit from Dawk was the hardest hit he’s ever taken. My friends and I would often ask how much it would take to let Dawk get a full head of steam at you and just take it. My answer was “no amount would justify certain death”.

          • NickS1

            Don’t forget breaking Ike Hilliard’s ribs!

          • Joe from Easton

            shame on me.. how could I?

          • NickS1

            No idea

          • Dominik

            As a german (from West Germany, to be fair) I can only add: Sauerkraut!!

          • Joe from Easton

            I get DOWN on Sauerkraut! Give me a good brat (boiled in beer, onion, and garlic, then charred) with some kraut on top, spicy whole grain mustard, and a beer in hand… Heaven.. can’t wait til I’m grillin’ on vacation again. I’m Italian, by the way, but that food right there is the truth.

          • Pennguino

            Mmmmmm. Brats, brotchen mit senf. Miss Bavaria

          • Dominik

            I’m studying in Bavaria, actually. That’s why I can get a little bit irritated when you guys are talking about pretzels. OF COURSE you don’t eat sweet pretzels. :D

      • Kevin

        Knighn – any truth that Huls will mix some smoothies for the Phils??? If not it will be a long summer for the AARP club at the bank.

        • knighn

          Sorry, but those Phils are a little too far gone. They would need more than Huls AND the Fountain of Youth!

  • smelly

    spoles???

    • knighn

      It’s part of the abbreviation program of the Eagles.
      Shortening long play calls to one or two words (or a picture).
      Shortening long one-syllable names to shorter one-syllable names.
      Ultimately, all players one the Eagles will have their names shortened to 4 or fewer letters – at most four for the first name and four for the last name.
      For example, 2 years from now, Nick Foles will just be Nik FOls, DeSean Jackson will D Jax and Casey Matthews will be So Gone.

      • Corey

        No no. Little known fact about popular blogs, In 2014, they are being charged a pretty steep fee for every blog post title that has the letter “R” in it. So they slip in typos wherever possible to save on fees. Last year it was the letter “Q.” I have to admit it’s shameful, but the internet police have to feed their families too.

  • GEAGLE

    He was asked about this potential for this offense: “I think it could get real crazy”
    ..
    How he wants to be used? “Anywhere in space”
    ..
    Was mad that he had no control over his destination, signing an extension wasn’t part of deal, but was happy when he found out where he was traded, consequently the extension.
    ..
    Asked about age “I’m not much of a pounder I don’t really take a beating”
    ..
    Chip brought up the backbreaking playoff kick return when he saw him, like he brought up Ertz big TD against the Ducks

  • travis papa

    Has anyone heard a single word about Nate Allen? Probably could low ball him back in on a 1-2yr deal just for continuity on both sides.

    • Joe from Easton

      I think the Eagles are sitting on their hands just waiting to do that exact thing. I mentioned it either here or B/R a few days ago.

    • GEAGLE

      Think we can find a comperable safety, same cheap price range, who is a better ST contributor then Nate. I also don’t know how eager Nate would be to come back..we know what Nate is, the other safeties aren’t any better, but I’d probably rather see what we can do with major wright.clemons, or bush. Is nate really any better then them? I also think a fresh start may do Nate some good??if I’m him I’d head for quiet jax

      • Uncle Wonder

        Im sure he prefers having a job to not having one…i havent hrd a thing about him…something tells me he might be playing on a vet min contract nxt yr

      • travis papa

        If he is atleast equal then he is better from just having a 2nd yr in the system. The started 17gms in this system which gives an advantage over anyone on equal ground all things remaining the same. He said multiple times he was open to coming back. ST can be left to the rookies and all the free agents we signed to fill said spots. Just makes sense for both sides if he isn’t getting any bites and we are no longer in a position to upgrade

        • GEAGLE

          Smells of overvaluing our own guys synndrom

    • cliff henny

      think those that tried telling us ‘he wasn’t that bad’ owe us bashers an apology

      • RIP illa

        I owe you nothing!!! Especially while you’re still trying to trade BB :-)

        Eagles have played this game before with FAs that aren’t sure locks to be in future plans. They let them go out and test the market and see what they can get or what the market will give them. Then the FO gives them a similar offer (sometimes even a little lower) and let them decide. That is of course if we want them back at all. Our FO has a pretty good track record using this strategy. So Nate can still be a possibility…who knows.

        • cliff henny

          RIP…

    • Will

      NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

  • Uncle Wonder

    Looks like it’s 3ys/10.5mm, right around what i expected…

  • Eagles1018

    Great article about where the eagles stand versus their 2014 opponents, there roster stability over the next few years and maybe a look at who they may draft this May, if history tells us anything:

    http://mobile.philly.com/blogs/?wss=/philly/blogs/sports/eagles/&id=250324381

    • RIP illa

      Unless I’m reading it wrong (in reference to the part about the schedule)…I completely agree that it’s not a tough schedule or as tough of a schedule if…
      1) We look at it from a point of view of only making the playoffs (which almost all of us don’t. We think beyond)
      2) we completely discount that inter-divisional games are no cake walk, no matter how bad the opponent is during said season.
      3) If we totally think that the Panther won’t try to fill their voids.
      4) If we completely throw out the notion of surprise teams.
      5) And if we only think in terms of us having only 5 tough opponents that we could easily lose to.

      Yup…All the acknowledgement over a more difficult schedule is completely a myth!!! Always quality over there at Philly.com!!!

      • GEAGLE

        I hope our schedule is tough..more opportunity for this team to grow.. Enjoyed last years schedule but now I’m ready to see how we stack up against the best…hated that all our tough games were at the beggining of the year, and with Vick under center.. Can’t wait to play Seahawks and Niners

        • RIP illa

          Agreed! We need this to see gauge where we actually are right now and to confirm if the FO is handling things right or not. I see the Howie love, but his clock is still counting down, at least for me and until he proves something meaningful.

          • GEAGLE

            Plus what do we have to lose? No matter how tough the schedule is, we will still smack around our division oponents and I doubt they are more successful then us in Lutter divisor games. We have nothing to lose, we are headed to the playoffs, might as well face some tough chllenges and see how he handle them

      • Jeff Asay

        Yeah, did they forget that the Packers are a 10 win playoff team if their QB doesn’t get hurt and the Texans are only one season removed from serious Super Bowl contention? Rather see it framed: out of division schedule is a bitch, team has to rely on a weak NFC East to contend.

      • Eagles1018

        *hangs head in shame*

        I was just trying to contribute something meaningful to the board. I think the piece about potential draft picks could be worth looking at. I noticed of all the Safeties we’ve mentioned as potential fits, the one that’s on that list of top high schoolers is Dix. Just an FYI

        • RIP illa

          Chin up big guy! I thought about whether or not you would take what I said in a somewhat adverse way and decided to wait and see what your response would be, if any.

          Nothing against you and presenting the article to the site. I’m glad you did. I’ve been leery of that site for a long time now and would only check in very very sparingly. Yet after reading some of the articles this past offseason it makes me wanna not even read their ish again. Too much tabloid sports journalism (the only thing I can liken it to). That particular article would have been fine with me if it had an op-ed approach and was shown as merely an opinion of why he thinks the schedule is not as difficult as it appears on the surface. Sadly it was presented as a “fact of the matter” type deal and left out a bunch of angles and variables, just so the author could support his own assertions. That’s BS to me!!! So you contributed in many ways today by showing that article. Thank you for that and I apologize if I came off as coming at you. Anyway, I digress.

          The highs school player part is a dynamic I have heard before and a very interesting one. So any info further on that is appreciated!

          • Eagles1018

            It’s all good didn’t really take any offense to it. Were all here because of our passion for a common goal. Now if you were a giants/cowboys fan we’d have some words lol. I really hate the giants btw. I’m a native NYer but living in NC. Most of my friends back home are giants fans and always have something slick to say about “no rings”. Burns me up beyond belief. We need a championship!!

  • Andy124

    Geebus, they’ve all but written DJ’s farewell speech over at philly.crap. Laughable.

    • GEAGLE

      Haven’t you heard? He is just a rapper thug, easy to replace, cancer, ,more headache then he is worth…what do you expect from one of the top 5 stupid ignorant fanbases in sports…such a thug..he is SOOO gangster that he will appear on Joan Rivers show tonight

      Only way we should consider breaking up this nucleus is if someone makes an insane offer that you can’t even believe. If someone offers a deal that you have to think about and consider, then the answer should be an automatic no…but if someone offers something insane(don’t know why they would)..only way you should trade him is if you have to pinch yourself because you can’t believe what is being offered

      • Jeff Asay

        Fans who hate on D’Jax are just ignorant. He’s a game changing player who has matured immensely. I was on his side versus Reid and Banner the whole time because in the Not For Long, you have to get paid. He deserved a new contract. He’d outplayed the rookie one.
        ————————–
        And the tough guys out there must not remember all-time greats like Marvin Harrison and Franco Harris who went out of bounds or got down to preserve their bodies and extend their careers.
        ———-
        This entire D’Jax crap has got to go away. I don’t need this stuff to get inside his head and then we have a self-fulfilling prophecy on our hands.

  • Uncle Wonder

    BJ Raji is off the market…looks like we are getting into “players no one has ever heard of” territory now.

    • oreofestar

      We already signed Chris MARAGOS

      • RIP illa

        Well done sir. Well done!

    • GEAGLE

      Anyone see the terms of the two year contract DL Cam Thomas signed with the steelers?

    • Jerry Pomroy

      Raji was not a good fit here anyway. 1 gap 3-4 DE, maybe 4-3 DT. His arms are too short to be an effective space eater. Like T-Rex short.

      • cliff henny

        Evan Turner short?

  • http://batman-news.com theedevilsadvocate

    cant wait to see this offense in action. hope foles to spoles destroys!

  • GEAGLE

    Wouldn’t mind sniffing around Ryan Fitzpatrik about being FOles backup, unless Chip expecting big year two improvements out of Barkley. Jason Campbell is the only other backup QB option worth considering

    • Andy124

      I’m good with all 3 of those scenarios.

    • RIP illa

      Trust me…No to Fitzpatrick…just no!!!

      • GEAGLE

        Have u see the QB market? I feel like I could say, trust me, NO to every QB on the market lol….if our offense is going to be stacked, we Should probably strive to be contenders..and if we are going to be contenders, a backup in I his second year with like 6 quarters of game experience scared the hell out of me,,,gotta sign someone..so, if I’m going to Trust you about that scab Fitzy, then you are going to have to provide another option which won’t be easy when Mike Vick is talked about as the best QB available

        • Jerry Pomroy

          Dessert?? Haven’t even eaten dinner yet…lol.

        • RIP illa

          Hey man I’m with you on the weak backup QB market. And no I don’t trust anything about Barkely. The only two good options I have for a vet are Campbell, which we talked about before, and to see how Vick’s situation plays out.

          • GEAGLE

            Scary situation this backup QB hole we have, bring Garcia back!! Lol

          • RIP illa

            Barry Finkle says Do It! Lol

          • GEAGLE

            Garcia is probably nutty enough to lace em up and think he can still DO IT(Finkle approves)

          • Jerry Pomroy

            I’m down with both. But kinda ready to move on from Vick.

    • Adam G

      Chip Kelly has gone on record that he really likes Barkley. Looks like he’s the backup and they will either draft or sign a 3rd stringer.

      • Jerry Pomroy

        I think Chip is more interested in bringing in competition rather than just openly handing the clipboard to Barkley. It took him forever to commit to Foles. Why would Barkley be any different?

        • Adam G

          Could be different because Barkley was his call. He’s shown he really likes him.

          • Jerry Pomroy

            He liked Foles too at AZ. Doesn’t mean he’s going to take them out for ice cream.

            You want a spot?…Earn it. Then he’ll buy the ice cream.

  • GEAGLE

    Our media reported major interest in Mike Mitchell…and we ended up signing Malcom Jenkins and contacting him as soon as the tampering period opened! not a singe media report about us talking to Jenkins…

    Not a single media member reported any talks with us and Braman and Maragas, not a single rumor about either..

    Safe to say, that under Howie, it’s pointless to be looking for every free agent rumor, because he ain’t revealing a damn thing to the media…

    • cliff henny

      who’s getting info? I trust Sheil and Tim, only other half decent guy is tommy laylow, think he lives in NC. if I could spell, punctuate and have any sort of correct tense(I know my grammar sux), I could write 99% what the rest of the writers turn-out.

      • GEAGLE

        Who’s getting Info? Clearly NO ONE…I don’t blame the media in this case, just seems like there won’t be any leaks under Howie..basically, when I see Eagles are in talks with so and so, I’m probably better off crossing that guy off the list then expecting him to be an eagle

        • cliff henny

          yeah, probably. except for draft…1st rd Evans, then you defensive lovers can have the other 5 picks, i’m running thru streets of Myrtle

          • GEAGLE

            Lol that pick is so damn far fetched that even someone who doesn’t give a crap about the offense would be so damn pumped to see it..22nd pick is depressing, LONGSHOT anyone exciting falls, and all the players I want would be major reaches at 22 so Yous might as well take your WR and get it over with :)

          • cliff henny

            nope, NFL gods owe me.

          • GEAGLE

            Owe you? I’m still waiting on my back pay from taking Reggie white and Jerome away!!!

          • cliff henny

            Randal’s knee…man, that was the lowest I’ve ever been. was watching in in frat house w/ 20 guys,could hear a pin drop

          • GEAGLE

            Crazy, I was pretty damn young, but I remember that day like it was yesterday..one of the clearest memories I have from those eagles teams…cried like a baby when you take away his pacifier when TO walked out of my life after the most glorious year in the history of my fandom.

          • Will

            I think losing Jerome, Reggie and losing the SB to the Pats….were the all time lows ….along with the fog bowl and Randal’s injury….and Buddy Ryan being replaced with Rich Kotite….

          • Jerry Pomroy

            Fog Bowl was one of my earliest memories. Remember the refs announcing they’d play & was like “Wuuuut?”.

          • Will

            Na trade down for 3 of the 49er’s picks Dick posted it yesterday like a 56, 86, 91 or something close to that….

          • cliff henny

            dude, what?! i’m all for trading down, but i’d be flipping furniture if iheard that

          • Jerry Pomroy

            56, 61 & 91?

          • Will

            one suggestion of trading back which gives us 9 picks….

          • Jerry Pomroy

            I was trying to remember the actual pick numbers. I know it was two late 2s & a late 3rd. Because I commented to use our 2nd & 4th to possibly move up to top10 picks in second and snag Marcus Smith & still have two 2s & two 3s to add a S/CB, WR, ILB, OL (not specifically in that order).

          • cliff henny

            dallas traded back from 19-30, got late 3rd, and think most thought they got ripped. i’d be for 26-28th pick and 3rd.

          • Joe from Easton

            You live in Myrtle Beach?

          • cliff henny

            yeah, Murrells Inlet to be exact

          • Joe from Easton

            30 min from where I vacation every summer! Lucky dog!

          • cliff henny

            yeah, except for all the angry old F’rs, not bad. great beaches

          • Joe from Easton

            Eh, I could imagine… I can’t wait to get back down there this summer. About a 10.5 hour drive for me, usually do 7 hours to Emporia, VA.. stay over night and then 3.5 in the morn to get to the condo…. lookin’ forward to more broad way at the beach, grillin, and being lazy. Any other suggestions for the area?

          • aub32

            Ugh. Don’t even mention Emporia. That place is the speed trap capitol of the world.

          • GEAGLE

            Driving into Miami (south beach) like when you are passing star island has to be the speed trap Capitol…it’s like having to do 40MPH on 95 in philly or you will get pulled over

          • Joe from Easton

            476 on the way to philly is fun. never dip below 90…

          • GEAGLE

            Oh I’m a maniac on 95 in philly…like speed? Drive in Rome one day…lol

          • Joe from Easton

            My father said that… basically road signs and lights are decorations over there. I’d love nothing more than to hit the autobahn one day.. I’m a German car guy. Current income only allows for a top end VW (GLI, 2.0 turbo, chipped, etc…) but one day I’d love to own an S-Line Audi or a Porsche.

          • GEAGLE

            It’s insanity,,,I really don’t think any Americans with a license can drive there, you better like speed, you better be agressive, and you better be rude, all while watching out for a million Vespas swerving in and out of traffic…alot of fun if you like that sort of thing…only thing that sucks is it’s an ancient city, so it doesn’t follow a number grid….really hard to know where you are going..and I spend half my life there

          • cliff henny

            things changed in last 10yrs? I used to drive 90+ on 495(blue route), on tp from exits 24-28, and on the surekil

          • GEAGLE

            No, I consistently do like 90 on all philly highways..

          • Joe from Easton

            That’s pretty much all of VA.

          • cliff henny

            you like broadway, so assume under 30. just not much.

          • Joe from Easton

            I’m 26… be 27 in November. I mainly like all of the restaurants there. The shopping scene doesn’t really change.

          • cliff henny

            everything else is crap your mom and g-mom would like. sun, suds and who-ha, you just about have it covered

          • Joe from Easton

            Yea, that’s what I’m thinkin’ too. We stay at a nice place that has some good amenities for outdoor grilling / drinking / lounging so that’s what I enjoy most of the time. Also, about 30 second walk to the beach. Night time I get out to Broadway usually.

          • Joe from Easton

            You have any personal favorites in terms of restaurants? Me n the lady are foodies so we’ll travel for it. I stay in North Myrtle so anything within an hour I’d probably be game.

          • cliff henny

            pawleys island Bistro 317, have rack of lamb can eat with a tooth pick. only place i’ll spend money, 50/head and that drinking lightly.

          • Joe from Easton

            Fine by me… it’s vacation. Thanks for the input!

          • cliff henny

            rest is all commercial crap. get it fresh, cook it self. also, probably no shocker that I have some bugaboo’s, I need to eat in clean environment. I clean 10 minutes before I pour a bowl of cereal.

          • GEAGLE

            Duh…you still haven’t figure out that he is secretly Kenny Powers?

          • Joe from Easton

            haha, I have not.

          • Jerry Pomroy

            “i’m running thru streets of Myrtle”

            Hopefully not “Old School” style…

          • GEAGLE

            Bring your green hat

          • Jerry Pomroy

            If Cliff’s last name was Henry, instead of Henny, he’d pass as Hank the Tank.

        • Kev_H

          They just pass around each other’s speculative Twitter posts and we eat them up.

      • Jerry Pomroy

        They have this new invention that helps you with your spelling & punctuation….MS Word.

        Plus an editor could correct your grammar.

        • cliff henny

          take more than the minds at Microsoft to correct my grammar

          • Will

            LMAO…

          • Jerry Pomroy

            LOL

    • EaglesFanInPhx

      You can say the same thing past 2 years too. I agree it’s safe to assume that we won’t hear about interest in a free agent before the deal happens.

    • Threagles

      G, I don’t know how many times I have to post this — the Jenkins signing could not have been more telegraphed. Both McLane and Garofalo reported during the combine that the Eagles were heavily interested in Jenkins. Last Sunday’s Inquirer had a full page picture of Jenkins on the front of the Sports Pages. Multiple reporters like Ruben Frank said Jenkins was a better scheme fit, because it was leaked. There was no report of Jenkins talking to anyone because the agreement in principle was in place the weekend before.

  • Jerry Pomroy

    Damn, Justin Tuck was willing to take serious hometown discount and Giants just shooed him away. What happened to Tuck to garner such disinterest from the team that drafted him?

    • aub32

      He’s old and no good. Too much subway?

      • cliff henny

        Subway the new SI curse? Ryan Howard started it.

        • Jerry Pomroy

          I think Howard’s issue is the fact that he’s in better shape. He lost his baby huey strength to pull an inside pitch in on the hands, outta the park on what would be routine fly ball to others. Am I wrong??

          • cliff henny

            he doesn’t even tough inside pitch anymore. he’s all messed up. how many more yrs is he getting 25m?

          • Jerry Pomroy

            I wanna say two more off the top of my head. There may be a 3rd that’s a club option. But I’m not positive. Haven’t been able to follow my Phils as much since moving to MD & then being let go from my last job. Had heavily discounted DTV & all sports packages for free. Sunday Ticket, MLB, NHL, NBA.

          • cliff henny

            if there’s an options, ruin tomorrow will pick the wrong one.though, this one seems pretty easy.

          • Kev_H

            The minute he signed his deal, he started packing on the pounds. When he tore his Achilles, he laid around and got fat, reporting to camp at 260+.

      • Jerry Pomroy

        Maybe I’m getting too old to remember how old others are getting. Seems like he was drafted just a couple yrs ago. Oh no wait, that was JPP. So very different issue, but still age related. ;-)

        • cliff henny

          they get old quickly in NFL. shady’s got what, 2 or 3 yrs.

          • aub32

            The special ones last a while longer. I am hoping both Shady and DJax can play for at least a decade before any significant drop off. I think it could happen. DJax is good at protecting himself, and Shady is more likely to cause someone to tear their own Achilles than his. Mix that in with some smoothies, and we may have those two for quite some time yet.

          • cliff henny

            decade?! hope you are right..think your high.

          • Jerry Pomroy

            Sorry Aub, but had to up vote Cliff for the “think your high”.

          • Uncle Wonder

            A decade total or a decade from today? thats a tall order

          • Jerry Pomroy

            Problem with RBs is that NFL teams run ‘em like race horses. They keep running him like they did last yr and it’ll probably be closer to 3yrs.

          • cliff henny

            look at 36-west, he was done in a blink of an eye. shady gives 3 more at or near last yr, i’ll be pissed if there’s not a parade

          • Jerry Pomroy

            BWest was post concussion syndrome related though. Teams just weren’t willing to put him on the field & risk have him die out there.

          • Kev_H

            Shady had a serious concussion that cost him a month or so in 2012. That genius Reid had him out there late in a blowout loss in a lost season trying to pick up some key, grind it out yards.

          • cliff henny

            oh man, I was livid!

          • cliff henny

            pick one then, LT dropped like a stone, shawn alexander. RB are fine Monday, wake up Tuesday a shell of themselves. it’s not if, its’ when.

  • GEAGLE

    Why would the eagles waive WR Joe Anderson today? Didn’t even know we had a WR of that name

    • Will

      was he on the roster or PS? making room for someone?

      • GEAGLE

        Ps I think. I knw we signed him after the season ended,,.he hasn’t even made it offseason program yet and we cut him lol

  • GEAGLE

    Wtf it’s day 4, cheap bargain day…can I get a damn signing before I leave and drive home? Come on Howie, you live for this bargain day like a crazy woman on Black Friday

    • cliff henny

      your boy carrington sign? I know nothing, and i called about as much this off-season as you, with my sproles extension prediction.

      • GEAGLE

        Nope..him and cook are atill out there and if they lasted this long, means his price is going down, GET It at DONT damn it,,,can we get some pass rush help PLEASE.

        • cliff henny

          wait a week, they’ll be paying Howie to play

          • GEAGLE

            Is DC is now browns coach,..steelers were interested, but they signed cam Thomas backup NT (baby Godzilla)
            ..dolphins sign cortland Finnegan..used to be a CB I really liked but he was horrible this past year,,DRC visiting Jets..
            ..

            Nolan Carroll said he is basicAlly a press corner and that’s what he was brought here to do..Dave Fipp was one of his st coaches at Miami where he made the roster playing ST the first two years

  • Will

    C’mon Howie it’s bargain basement prices gotta be some good player’s out there still…

  • GEAGLE

    Jenkins said Sproles will make the eagles a nightmare to defend

    • cliff henny

      defenses should just save time and send FG unit for XPs as base

  • GEAGLE

    Ravens gave Steve smith the same deal we gave sproles

    • cliff henny

      blood and guts saying is already being mashed into a pulp by media

    • oreofestar

      Sproles will not be here year 3

  • cliff henny

    Steve Smith to Ravens…maybe they’ll pass on Evans

    • Jerry Pomroy

      Hey Cliff, how does Ertz, Celek, Evans & Coop all lined up at once sound?

      By the way, we got sidetracked with all the signings. What is that you do exactly that your looking for 1099s? Sounds like loans/investments/insurance and your looking to pay for referrals?

      • cliff henny

        F’N AWESOME! i’m half joking about offense now, but if they get Evans, switch it to dead serious. i’m not religious, but I truly do believe Evans was put on this earth by God to play for Chip.

        • peteike

          so trading djax to get him I take it?

          • cliff henny

            trade my mother for him! nawh, i’ll settle for OBJ,D-Jax isn’t going anywhere. Benjamin is interesting w/ mac coming back. since Mac signed here, think there’s fighting chance Eagles can get him to extend

  • Brandon Schlosser

    First time long time…
    Sheil-Who is this Spoles guy the headline is referring to? j/k
    I think Tommy Lawlor has it right as far as Sproles being Avant’s replacement and taking a WR spot. Wouldn’t mind trading for some more picks though.
    Love the blog!

  • Luke Ivan

    Eagles Sign Spoles To Two-Year Extension

    • Luke Ivan

      *Sproles , sorry I’m that guy

  • Scott J

    Spoles? I guess spell check missed the headline.