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Eagles keeping an eye on Patriots tight ends?

We learned a few days back about New England’s possible interest in quarterback A.J. Feeley, and the Eagles have reportedly been keeping an eye on the Patriots tight end situation in the meantime.

The Patriots have a surplus of tight ends, so the two franchises have the makings of a trade that would help both sides, at least on paper.

With Patriots 2006 third-round pick David Thomas finally showing the promise he last displayed as a rookie, the Patriots could possibly deal Ben Watson or Alex Smith.  (Chris Baker looks likely to start for the team.)

Both Smith and Watson are catch-first tight ends, which fits in with Philadelphia’s usual profile.  The Philadelphia Inquirer writes that the Patriots would “definitely” be willing to deal Smith, who they signed this offseason.

The Eagles may not feel comfortable trading Feeley, however, until Vick is reinstated by the league. 

But after rolling the dice on Vick, trading Feeley a few weeks early (maybe) doesn’t seem like much of a gamble.

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43 Responses to “Eagles keeping an eye on Patriots tight ends?”
  1. Wrathchild says: Sep 2, 2009 1:34 PM

    Not that much of a gamble, some teams only carry two QBs the entire season.

  2. carlito from golfito says: Sep 2, 2009 1:39 PM

    gross, that headline is just wrong.

  3. Samuel L. Bronkowitz says: Sep 2, 2009 1:41 PM

    The joke is too easy on this one…

  4. Bob S. says: Sep 2, 2009 1:42 PM

    Feeley is no gamble. Most Vick will miss is 4 games so its equal to the odds on McNabb getting hurt in the next 4 games. Besides they also have Kolb.

  5. smithysmitherson says: Sep 2, 2009 1:44 PM

    My wife’s been keeping an eye on Brady’s tight end…

  6. mafleish says: Sep 2, 2009 1:44 PM

    The Eagles should just hand Feeley to the Pats for taking Greg Lewis earlier in the offseason.

  7. Jackal138 says: Sep 2, 2009 1:44 PM

    Two of the best teams in the NFL as far as scouting talent, wheelin’ and dealin’ as usual.

  8. zeke777 says: Sep 2, 2009 1:46 PM

    If they traded Feeley, and both McNabb and Kolb got hurt, you mean to tell me that Vick wouldn’t immediately be reinstated?

  9. Tim's_Mom says: Sep 2, 2009 1:53 PM

    The Pats just need to bring back Damon Huard, who was released by the Niners. Maybe then they can try to deal Watson for a LB.

  10. thereallacardsfan says: Sep 2, 2009 1:59 PM

    Could the title be written like this:
    Eagles give feeley, patriots give tight end

  11. kravon says: Sep 2, 2009 2:03 PM

    I am too. Yummy.

  12. raiders177 says: Sep 2, 2009 2:04 PM

    This title makes the Eagles sound like fanny bandits.

  13. east96st says: Sep 2, 2009 2:09 PM

    Jackal138 says: “Two of the best teams in the NFL as far as scouting talent, wheelin’ and dealin’ as usual.”
    If that’s true, how come only one of them has ever won a Super Bowl(s)?

  14. texasPHINSfan says: Sep 2, 2009 2:22 PM

    i’m going to go out on a limb here and speculate that if vick getting re-instated would ease this trade, look for Kraft & co. to lobby for Vick’s reinstatement.
    then watch Goodell bend over backwards for them.

  15. Jackal138 says: Sep 2, 2009 2:33 PM

    You’re right, East96st, Giants fans never antagonize.
    Don’t feel bad because the Eagles knock your overrated, lucky team out of playoff contention every time they match up in the postseason this millenium.

  16. Poopdollar says: Sep 2, 2009 2:46 PM

    We would have had multiple Super Bowls if we cheated too bro.

  17. Smush Rodrigez says: Sep 2, 2009 2:52 PM

    Jackal,
    In anticipation of a response… McNabb puked in the superbowl.

  18. The Real Shuxion says: Sep 2, 2009 3:15 PM

    # Poopdollar says: September 2, 2009 2:46 PM
    We would have had multiple Super Bowls if we cheated too bro.
    —————————————————
    Taping defensive signals will not bring you a SB. If you believe that you are retarded.
    But I think you are smarter than that and just ribbing us PATS fans and…..it worked :)

  19. dawk20db says: Sep 2, 2009 3:17 PM

    Do you people really like using the same arguments over and OVER and OVER and OVER again? Please come up with some new material.

  20. surefooted says: Sep 2, 2009 3:18 PM

    “If they traded Feeley, and both McNabb and Kolb got hurt, you mean to tell me that Vick wouldn’t immediately be reinstated?” – zeke777
    ^ This.
    “If that’s true, how come only one of them has ever won a Super Bowl(s)? ” – east96st
    Kinda hard when the opposing team is videotaping you…

  21. descendency says: Sep 2, 2009 3:19 PM

    Please trade Alex Smith who is obviously 3rd string at best…

  22. WeaponX says: Sep 2, 2009 3:21 PM

    Yo smush- He threw up cause he took a big shot on the play right before that… I’ll take 5 over 85% of the other QB’s.. you probably would too, hater!

  23. hayward giablommi says: Sep 2, 2009 3:22 PM

    Poopdollar says:
    We would have had multiple Super Bowls if we cheated too bro.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^
    Well, by signing Dog Drownin’ Ronny, Jeffrey Lurie and Andy Reid pretty much announced that they have no integrity. What the hell is stopping ya then?

  24. BRUTUS9448 says: Sep 2, 2009 3:24 PM

    The pats need a new qb since there is a really good chance brady will not finish the season. He’s played 2 preseason games and has been hit hard both times. But A J Feeley. Ouch

  25. Poopdollar says: Sep 2, 2009 3:26 PM

    McNabb puking in the Super Bowl is even more overplayed then the philly fans throwing snow balls at santa, which you probably don’t even know the whole story behind that. DROP IT! Its old, its overplayed, and over used. Personally, I feel better after I puke so I hope he does it every game.

  26. hayward giablommi says: Sep 2, 2009 3:29 PM

    Jackal138 says:
    Two of the best teams in the NFL as far as scouting talent, wheelin’ and dealin’ as usual.
    ^^^^^^^^^^
    Could this be? Jackal138 being complementary and non inflammatory in response to a Patriots story?
    Is this a sign of things to come or a momentary lapse in reason? Just curious.

  27. hayward giablommi says: Sep 2, 2009 3:49 PM

    BRUTUS9448 says:
    The pats need a new qb since there is a really good chance brady will not finish the season.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Seriously, bro?

  28. EskinSux says: Sep 2, 2009 3:49 PM

    Well, by signing Dog Drownin’ Ronny, Jeffrey Lurie and Andy Reid pretty much announced that they have no integrity. What the hell is stopping ya then?
    ——————————————–
    When pats fans use the word intregrity…..You damn well know it’s overused…..

  29. PFTiswhatitis says: Sep 2, 2009 3:54 PM

    As a Pats fan I’d feel pretty good about a Watson for Feeley trade.

  30. BrenstonBuckner says: Sep 2, 2009 3:54 PM

    Hold out for Ben Coates…

  31. stanjam says: Sep 2, 2009 4:16 PM

    Well, I don’t think the Patriots are looking for another QB, but the Eagles can have Smith for a draft pick, if they are suckers like that. The guy gets QBs killed.

  32. hayward giablommi says: Sep 2, 2009 4:23 PM

    surefooted says:
    Kinda hard when the opposing team is videotaping you…
    ^^^^^
    Or if you can’t grow a set of balls and acknowledge the fact that the better team won…5 years after the fact.
    If you can’t come to grips with it by now, maybe you should consider therapy.

  33. east96st says: Sep 2, 2009 4:30 PM

    Jackal138 says: “Don’t feel bad because the Eagles knock your overrated, lucky team out of playoff contention every time they match up in the postseason this millenium.”
    And, once again, I’ll ask the question you never answer (easy to understand why given the Eagles pathetic record in the playoffs), that win got you what? Using Philly logic, also known as “we never won anything meaningful” logic, the Giants beat both Arizona AND Pittsburgh in their home stadiums, so the Giants MUST be better than both teams, so the Giants are really the champs. See how idiotic your bragging is? It doesn’t matter that NY beat Pittsburgh in one game, because Pittsburgh won the only game that really counts. They have Lombardi, not NY and, certainly, NOT Philadelphia. Therefore, they are the ONLY team to have had a TRULY successful season last season. Winning a playoff game or two is better that going 0-16, but it is meaningless in the grand scheme of things. Five years from now, it doesn’t matter whether Philly won a playoff game, the only team that will be remembered is the one with the trophy. Which is a goal you assclowns would have had if McNabb didn’t throw three INTs in the biggest game of his life. Don’t feel bad that your QB blew the one chance you had. After all, a QB that has been injured so frequently and has been in the league for 10 years now has SO much upside left! You guys are good for some serious laughs, I will give you that. Philadelphia – the land where being coming in third is as good as it gets! Enjoy your parade!

  34. VoxVeritas says: Sep 2, 2009 4:48 PM

    “Two of the best teams in the NFL as far as scouting talent, wheelin’ and dealin’ as usual.”
    The Eagirls’ shortfall must be coaching. But wait, these are the same guys that took LJ Smith instead of Jason Witten, Jerome McDougle instead of Troy Polamalu, Winston Justice over Greg Jennings, Billy McMullen over Asante Samuel. Jevon Kearse is laughing at you and so is everyone else.

  35. VoxVeritas says: Sep 2, 2009 4:50 PM

    “Is this a sign of things to come or a momentary lapse in reason? Just curious. ”
    He’s just trying to bandwagon over to the Pats now.

  36. EskinSux says: Sep 2, 2009 5:41 PM

    But wait, these are the same guys that took LJ Smith instead of Jason Witten, Jerome McDougle instead of Troy Polamalu, Winston Justice over Greg Jennings, Billy McMullen over Asante Samuel.
    ———————————————–
    I guess the 14 pro bowlers picked after Bobby Carpenter as the 18th pick in the 2006 draft are just luck..Damn, such talent…..Hell….i just picked one year, go figure…..Damn, those teams sure are lucky, then again he does have a career 50 tackles and 1 start……..

  37. Diomedes says: Sep 2, 2009 6:39 PM

    I wish they’d keep Feeley and get rid of Kolb. Dude cannot play in the NFL.

  38. Alpheratz says: Sep 2, 2009 6:47 PM

    The Patriots’ moves surprise me sometimes, but this Feely to the Pats thing is a non starter I believe.
    He’s not a secret like Wes Welker was, he’s a known commodity.
    Besides the Pats, who has he played well against?
    p.s. tims_mom – If the Pats could get a decent linebacker for Watson, he would have been gone his second year. He’s about 75% draft bust IMO.

  39. Jackal138 says: Sep 3, 2009 1:05 AM

    hayward giablommi says:
    Could this be? Jackal138 being complementary and non inflammatory in response to a Patriots story?
    Is this a sign of things to come or a momentary lapse in reason? Just curious.
    ————————-
    You’d have to be blind not to recognize the talent of the Pats FO, from drafting to signing mega-talented players on the cheap.
    Just because I don’t like most of an organization doesn’t mean I can’t pay them a compliment from time to time.
    I mean, even things about Dallas surprise me. Like how bad they always are!

  40. Jackal138 says: Sep 3, 2009 1:09 AM

    Wow, three of PFTs biggest trolls, Vox, Heyward and East96st…
    All talking about ME!?
    You guys are just swell, too.
    I’m gonna name this group of friends after their respective teams:
    Sex (Giants are screwed with Eli under center),
    Lies (What ESPN does every time they say Dallas is a good team)
    and Videotape.

  41. Florio Borio says: Sep 3, 2009 3:41 PM

    Jackal138 says:
    September 3, 2009 1:09 AM
    Wow, three of PFTs biggest trolls, Vox, Heyward and East96st…
    All talking about ME!?
    You guys are just swell, too.
    I’m gonna name this group of friends after their respective teams:
    Sex (Giants are screwed with Eli under center),
    Lies (What ESPN does every time they say Dallas is a good team)
    and Videotape.
    _________
    LMFAO!!!
    Funny headline too…though it’s usually the guys who root for the Pats who are always keeping an eye on the Patriots’ tight ends. Probably dreaming of marrying one of the players up there in New England too, where it’s legal and accepted amongst the majority up there. More power to all of you male Pats fans for finally stepping out of the closet. I applaud you all for your courage in accepting your true nature.

  42. Florio Borio says: Sep 3, 2009 3:47 PM

    mafleish says:
    September 2, 2009 1:44 PM
    The Eagles should just hand Feeley to the Pats for taking Greg Lewis earlier in the offseason.
    ________________
    Yeah, right…because every other NFL team just lives to help out the Pats. Geez, Pats fans are moronic.

  43. KevinFaulk-an-a says: Sep 3, 2009 5:26 PM

    I don’t understand all of the negativity towards Ben Watson. I’d keep him as the #1 TE.
    Am I the only one that remembers him chasing down Champ for 100 yards? The play was called a TD, but Ben actually knocked the ball out of Champ’s hands, and out of bounds at the 1.
    The man is a worker. Good hands, great hustle, and never quits.
    Trade Alex Smith for something, but not Feeley.

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