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Old 03-13-2007, 03:03 PM   #1
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Latest from Brookover on the backup RB position and on Curtis...did not see this posted, but apologize if duplication.

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Old 03-13-2007, 04:13 PM   #2
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The Eagles, meanwhile, were in contact yesterday with Bruce Tollner, the new agent for free-agent wide receiver Kevin Curtis. Tollner told the Eagles that he was examining the interest of all of the teams Curtis visited during the first eight days of free agency. In addition to his Philadelphia visit on Friday, Curtis made stops in Minnesota, Detroit and with the New York Giants.

Though the Eagles were encouraged by Curtis' visit, the team that is most likely to land the wide receiver is going to be the one that offers the most money. Tollner said he would get back to the Eagles no later than today.

The Eagles also discussed their options at running back yesterday, and it's likely they will sign a free agent to serve as Brian Westbrook's backup before the end of the week. Corey Dillon, Ron Dayne, Chris Brown, Kevan Barlow and Correll Buckhalter are still available.
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Anyone but Ron Dayne.
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Old 03-13-2007, 04:54 PM   #4
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I'll ask the question again - why not Mike Anderson? The Ravens have signed Willis McGahee long term, signed Musa Smith to a $1MM 1 year contract and after signing Anderson, they gave him all of 39 carries. I know the guy will be 34 at the beginning of the season, BUT he's only played 5 seasons and had a heavy workload in 3 of those.

He has a WCO history, is still very productive (even last year he averaged over 4 ypc in limited duty) and I bet the Ravens would deal him for a late round pick. Now the Eagles covet late round picks AND they won't have any compensatory picks this year but look to have a bunch in '08 so why not offer a 5th round, '08 pick? His salary is $1.2MM this year and you'd actually have him tied up for 3 years with no cap ramifications if you cut him at any point. It makes too much sense, right??!!
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I'll ask the question again - why not Mike Anderson? The Ravens have signed Willis McGahee long term, signed Musa Smith to a $1MM 1 year contract and after signing Anderson, they gave him all of 39 carries. I know the guy will be 34 at the beginning of the season, BUT he's only played 5 seasons and had a heavy workload in 3 of those.

He has a WCO history, is still very productive (even last year he averaged over 4 ypc in limited duty) and I bet the Ravens would deal him for a late round pick. Now the Eagles covet late round picks AND they won't have any compensatory picks this year but look to have a bunch in '08 so why not offer a 5th round, '08 pick? His salary is $1.2MM this year and you'd actually have him tied up for 3 years with no cap ramifications if you cut him at any point. It makes too much sense, right??!!
I like Mike Anderson - I was disappointed they didn't go after him last offseason.
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The Eagles also discussed their options at running back yesterday, and it's likely they will sign a free agent to serve as Brian Westbrook's backup before the end of the week. Corey Dillon, Ron Dayne, Chris Brown, Kevan Barlow and Correll Buckhalter are still available.
off of that list I'll take Buck...Mike Anderson and Buck would be fine w/me
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If they wanted Anderson they would have signed him last year. Ron Dayne might not be that bad, he looked pretty good in Houston at the end of last season. And he wasn't completely horrid as a backup to Tiki early in his career. I think he got bashed a lot because, like Mamula he didn't live up to his draft position. But I think he could be more than adequate backup, especially behind our O-Line.
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He has a WCO history, is still very productive (even last year he averaged over 4 ypc in limited duty) and I bet the Ravens would deal him for a late round pick. Now the Eagles covet late round picks AND they won't have any compensatory picks this year but look to have a bunch in '08 so why not offer a 5th round, '08 pick? His salary is $1.2MM this year and you'd actually have him tied up for 3 years with no cap ramifications if you cut him at any point. It makes too much sense, right??!!
Wait a minute - since when did Denver or Baltimore run the WCO?
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Wait a minute - since when did Denver or Baltimore run the WCO?
Shanahan runs the WCO.
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Old 03-14-2007, 08:49 AM   #10
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If they wanted Anderson they would have signed him last year.
Actually - I disagree. Last year they would have had to shell out a signing bonus, committed to him long term and perhaps disrupted compensatory pick compensation at the time (although they don't have any this year). Not to mention they had Buckhalter signed and thought Moats would step up. It's an entirely different situation now IMO.
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