I’m going to try to keep a running tally of all the Eagles’ rumors during the week here. It’s going to be difficult given how crazy it will be, and that I actually have a job, but I’ll do my best.
I’m not going to write a new post for each rumor. So keep coming to this post for the most recent news. I will also try to keep my depth chart updated as we move along…
11:21pm: Couple final rumors for the evening…
- The biggest thing is that it is being reported that the Eagles are trying to get DRC and a 1st rounder from the Cards for Kolb, while they are offering DRC and a 2nd. If DRC and a 2nd is being offered, the Birds are flat out wasting time not accepting it. Get the deal done and get working on your other business.
- Looks like McNabb is headed to the Vikings. Good fit for him. Hope he does well. Interested to see if he has anything left.
- Ike Taylor off the board, stays with the Steelers. Not sure what the Eagles will do with their money if they don’t sign Nmandi.
- The Cowboys dropped all those players mainly so they could re-sign Doug Free. But the Bucs are giving them a run for their money. Root hard for Tampa to land him.
9:48pm: Back from Softball… only news to report has been reported in the comments below. RB Noel Devine signs as rookie FA. A good get. Elite athlete. Might help in the return game.
5:44pm: DE Charles Johnson re-signs with the Panthers.
4:48pm: Jonathan Tamari reports that the Eagles will not re-sign ANY of their free agents. Only real surprises are Stewart Bradley, Jerome Harrison and Sav Rocca. I guess the UF punter will be our new punter. Also gone: Max Jean-Giles, Nick Cole, Dimitri Patterson and Quintin Mikell.
4:09pm: Adam Caplan of Fox Sports saying the Eagles will NOT be in on Ray Edwards. Good news, IMO. A good player who will probably be overpaid.
4:05pm: A Seattle reporter is saying the Seahawks have acquired a QB… it’s not Kevin Kolb. Perhaps this will speed up the Kolb to Arizona deal if SEA is no longer a player.
2:20pm: Notable NFC East cuts: Marion Barber, Roy Williams and Leonard Davis (DAL), Shaun O’Hara (NYG)
1:33pm: How has there been no rumors about a specific player signing with a specific team yet?
12:53pm: Paul Domowich says a Kolb trade announcement will not come today. No rush or anything…
12:48pm: So I guess all that talk of a Kevin Kolb to Arizona trade essentially being a done deal was uhhh… wrong.
12:36pm: LB Nick Barnett, released by the Packers, says the Eagles are one of the teams he would like to play for.
11:46am: Vick implies there is a chance Desean will hold out. I’m not going to get into that further here. Will stick to trades and signings for the most part.
11:34am: Albert Breer of NFL Network says that the “phone is ringing off the hook” for Kevin Kolb and the Eagles are going to be patient and get the best deal.
11:28am: Chris Mortensen thinks the biggest $$ offer to Asomugha will likely come from Houston. Would be a huge move for them.
11:06am: Schefter now saying that we SHOULDN’T expect a Kolb trade within the hour.
10:44am: Another rookie FA, LB Brandon Peguese from Hampton
10:41am: AZ sportswriter says he suspects Kolb trade within the hour.
10:37am: Other undrafted DA signings announced: TE Martell Webb (Michigan), WR Perry Baker (Fairmont St.), WR DeAndre Brown (Southern Miss), P Chas Henry (Florida), QB Jerrod Johnson (Tex AM). Herzlich signs with the Giants. The three the Eagles signed yesterday were all the in ESPN top-40 available. None of today’s were.
10:04am: Why haven’t we signed everyone yet??? It’s been four minutes!
9:49pm: My bold prediction: We make an aggressive run at DE Charles Johnson from the Panthers. He is #4 on PFT’s top-80 FAs.
9:47pm: 13 minutes to chaos… though the lack of news we’ve gotten so far makes me wonder if it really will be chaos.
8:42am: Here is everything we woke up to this morning, it’s not much…
- Chris Mortensen said the Eagles “did a lot of work” on Vince Young, and might be interested in him as a back-up.
- We are in the mix for BC linebacker and local product LB Mark Herzlich. I was hoping the Eagles would draft him late, so obviously would be happy to pick him up now.
- Kolb is still expected to go to Arizona, and that should happen today.
- 10am is when the flood gates open, I’ll try to keep up with everything as best I can.
11:08pm: Next up, Temple S Timothy Saunders, giving us the entire Temple safety core, for better or worse.
10:46pm: A couple more rookie FA’s. DT Cedric Thornton from Southern Arkansas, who many saw as one of the best RFAs and WR Terrance Turner from Indiana.
10:14pm: We have our FIRST signing. They allowed teams to start negotiating with rookies tonight and the Eagles nab Graig Cooper, a RB from Miami who went un-drafted because of a knee injury.
2:29pm: The folks over at Grantland call Ray Edwards the most overrated player on the market. Playing with Jared Allen and the Williams boys has let him flourish.
2:27pm: The most pointless lockout in the history of sports is now over. Glad the owners can finally add those extra decks to their yachts. The fun starts tomorrow. Look for Kolb to be traded immediately, though some are saying don’t rule out the Seahawks just yet.
12:03pm: Looking more and more like moves aren’t going to start happening until tomorrow. But I’m sure the rumors will start popping up once they lockout is officially lifted.
11:32am: Not a trade rumor, but Jeff McLane reporting that the Eagles will open up camp on Wednesday.
10:55am: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting that the Falcons aren’t players for DE Ray Edwards, and that the Eagles are the likely landing spot. This would make sense, with DE being the biggest hole in our line-up, assuming we get DRC in the Kevin Kolb deal.