Archive for July, 2011:
Vince Young has agreed to terms with the Eagles to serve as Michael Vick’s backup. Young posted a 10/3 TD/INT ratio last year and an outstanding 8.0 YPA.
Young has had a tumultuous career, being a part of many wins with the Titans but also openly feuding with coaches and management, as well as his teammates. The Eagles seem like a perfect career rehabilitation opportunity.
The Eagles get Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and a 2012 2nd round pick, and Kevin Kolb gets a $63 million dollar deal - $20 million guaranteed.
Dynamic running back Darren Sproles is a target for the Eagles. He would obviously be the classic Reid running back. Versatile, but small (Sproles especially small).
It appears the final details are getting nailed down on Kevin Kolb’s new contract with Arizona — which needed to be finished for the parties to make the trade official.
Multiple writers cite sources that have the deal getting officially done today. It will be interesting to see what else is in the deal besides Kolb and Rodgers-Cromartie.
The Eagles have reunited the coach/player combo of Jim Washburn and Jason Babin that worked so well for the Titans last year, signing Babin to a contract today. No terms disclosed yet, but you can bet the contract will have a total length of around 5 years with a “real” money term of no more than 3.
Adam Caplan is reporting that the Eagles may be in (along with the Lions) on free agent 26 year-old linebacker Stephen Tulloch.
Tulloch played for the Titans last season, starting 16 games and made 111 solo tackles. He’s thought to be one of the most sought after linebackers on the market.
Eagles fourth round pick Dion Lewis (RB - Pitt) has signed with the team and should be in camp tomorrow. It’s a four year deal worth a little over $2 million.
A steady presence in the Eagles defense the last few years, Quintin Mikell has move on to (much) greener pastures, signing a $28 million contract with the St Louis Rams.
The Eagles will rely on rookie Jaiquawn Jarret, second year man Nate Allen, and any players acquired in free agency to man the safety positions.
The latest buzz is that the Seahawks have come to an agreement with a quarterback but it’s not a deal with the Eagles for Kevin Kolb. Since many believed them to be the second team in a contest with the Cardinals for Kolb, that begs the question of “what now?”
There could be a third team. The Vikings, Panthers, Titans, and Browns - among others - all have question marks at the most important position.
Or, with the Seahawks moving on, the Kolb deal could be finalized with the Cardinals at any moment. As tonight turns into tomorrow we should really know more.
Domo says that he’s been told no announcement on a Kolb trade will come today. This leads to the interesting question of whether the Eagles will ask him to report to camp tomorrow. Awwwkward.
Reading between the lines: there’s more than just the Cardinals in on Kolb at this point. Advantage, Eagles.