Open Thread: Eagles Free Agency Updates
One more day until signings can become official.
You know the drill. We’ll keep this post updated with the latest Eagles-related buzz all day, with the newest information at the top.
Click here if you missed any of the updates from Sunday.
8:21: Another Gore update. Sounds like he’s headed to Indy:
Meanwhile, everyone seems afraid to say it given how we got here but all indications are RB Frank Gore is intent on joining the Colts.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 10, 2015
7:17: Not so fast on Frank Gore.
With negotiations still ongoing — no deals are final — keep an eye on the #Colts for the coveted services of RB Frank Gore.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 9, 2015
Kind of bizarre. We’ll have more on this soon. 4:06: Nice scoopage from T-Mac (this is Sheil; Tim isn’t writing in the third person):
Two sources close to Graham suggest he’s returning to Eagles. 4 years, 6.5 million per, $14 million guaranteed. — Tim McManus (@Tim_McManus) March 9, 2015
So the Eagles have filled their OLB need. 3:39: One of the best corners in the game is about to hit the market:
Patriots not picking up $20 million option in Darrelle Revis’ contract; now set to become free agent Tuesday. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 9, 2015
3:26 pm: We interrupt our current programming for a Marcus Mariota note:
2:55 pm: A possible NFC East suitor for Nate Allen?
I don’t see Skins going into the deep end of the pool for what Moore and Parker are likely to get. N. Allen and Gilchrist on their radar — Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 9, 2015
2:35 pm: A Brandon Graham update:
Here’s what we’re hearing: The Eagles and Graham’s camp have remained in contact. The “vibe” that Graham’s side was picking up earlier today was that Chip Kelly was not all that hot for him, though it’s possible something was lost in translation during the negotiating process. The Giants, we’re told, are in aggressive pursuit. 1:38 pm: How about this for a tease by NFL.com’s Gil Brandt:
Who do you think he’s talking about? 1:28 pm: A little cornerback news:
Sheil did an excellent post explaining why House would be a fir with the Eagles. 11:38 am: Derrick Gunn with the latest on Brandon Graham:
According to sources Brandon Graham is leaning towards Dolphins and Titans but now the Giants may make him an offer he can’t refuse. — Derrick Gunn (@TheRealDGunnCSN) March 9, 2015
A Jason Pierre-Paul-Graham tandem in New York would be a bit surreal. Earlier, the Bears reportedly inked OLB Pernell McPhee to a five-year, $40 million deal with $16 million guaranteed. The market is set, and we should see some movement soon when it comes to Graham, Jason Worilds, etc. 10:59 am: Another safety name to consider:
10:50 am: Geoff Mosher provides a secondary update:
10:43 am: Details of Jeremy Maclin‘s deal with the Chiefs are beginning to emerge:
Am told Eagles were hovering just below $10M per year on Maclin, with KC moving to $11M range, enough to make move. — Andrew Brandt (@adbrandt) March 9, 2015
Chiefs’ deal with Jeremy Maclin will be worth $11 million per season, per source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 9, 2015
9:22: Adam Schefter checks in on the Colin Kaepernick trade rumors:
Well-placed 49ers official on report that SF is seeking to trade QB Colin Kaepernick: “Totally false. 0% truth.” — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 9, 2015
7:59 am: Yesterday, there was a rumor about the Giants showing interest in Brandon Graham. Today, another team:
7:43 am: The reporter who had the Byron Maxwell news Sunday says the Eagles are one of two teams that has talked to the 49ers about a potential Colin Kaepernick trade.
The Eagles are confirmed as one of the two teams in talks and an unnamed NFC team as the other. (Colin Kaepernick trade) — Jayson Braddock (@JaysonBraddock) March 9, 2015
Lastly, for the record, direct quote, “SF put Kaepernick on the trading block”. Remember, everything done in the dark comes to light. — Jayson Braddock (@JaysonBraddock) March 9, 2015
49ers GM Trent Baalke issued a statement, saying the report was “ridiculous” and that Kaepernick is not going anywhere.
Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News believes, however, that there could be truth to the rumor:
Again, we will need to more about this, but just generally, the big question: Why would the 49ers, at such a crucial juncture, possibly want to move on to another QB?
I can see Baalke and new coach Jim Tomsula theoretically wanting…
1) A QB not picked by Harbaugh;
2) A QB who wasn’t trained by Harbaugh and who might not still be loyal to Harbaugh;
3) A QB not set to have a $16-19M cap figure into the deep future;
4) A QB who they believe can be shaped into their system, whatever it is.
We’ll see if this one goes anywhere.