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Eagles make some moves

Though the fates of quarterback A.J. Feeley, receiver Reggie Brown, and receiver Kevin Curtis remain undecided, the Eagles have cut a trio of other players — and they have signed a fairly new arrival to a new deal.

The team announced earlier today that tight end Eugene Bright, linebacker Curtis Gatewood, and defensive tackle Willie Williams have been released.

The Eagles separately have announced that defensive end Jason Babin, a one-time first-round pick of the Texans, has signed a new deal to replace the contract Babin signed with the team on August 4.

The terms of the new contract aren’t known.  Though it’s looking increasingly likely that the salary cap will disappear next year, the Eagles might be covering their bases by pushing some excess 2009 space into next year via the addition of a bogus incentive to Babin’s deal.

Regardless, the fact that the team has chosen to do business with Babin today suggests that, of the 19 moves the team needs to make by 6:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, Babin won’t be going anywhere.

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21 Responses to “Eagles make some moves”
  1. DildoBaggins says: Sep 4, 2009 7:37 PM

    Babin has played well in preseason and earned himself a spot for sure.
    Let’s just hope he doesn’t disappear now that he got himself some cheese.

  2. mustbechris says: Sep 4, 2009 7:41 PM

    “Though the fates of quarterback A.J. Feeley, receiver Reggie Brown, and receiver Kevin Curtis remain undecided, the Eagles have cut a trio of other players — and they have signed a fairly new arrival to a new deal.”
    i had to laugh when i saw kevin curtis’ name dropped in there.

  3. Jaydub says: Sep 4, 2009 7:47 PM

    There ya go, Eagles fans. Florio didn’t rip on them. Now you have nothing to cry about
    Oh wait…

  4. HauteRage says: Sep 4, 2009 7:49 PM

    yesssss… love me some Jason “Babin back ribs”! He played hard through the whole preseason and definitely did all he could to get on the team. Glad his hard work (and solid production) paid off and hopefully we’ll be getting to see those massive tattooed arms lining up when it really counts…

  5. nfcbeast says: Sep 4, 2009 7:55 PM

    Babin getting the deal done now only shows that Bryan Smith and Josh Gaines are gonna get cut. The DE position is already set for the eagles. As far as Kevin Curtis being on the bubble…who is gonna take his spot? The other “white lightening” ( McNabb’s nickname for Curtis ) Danny Amendola? He’s a speedy Wes Welker prototype, but he wont usurp Curtis. Brandon Gibson is gonna get a job. I think they are going to def get rid of Reggie Brown and possibly Baskett,,,,but having a receiving corp with 4 wideouts with 1 year or less in the nfl? Give me a break, speed kills but so does inexperience.

  6. transmogrification says: Sep 4, 2009 7:56 PM

    Babin has been clutch this preseason. Seeing him sack Manning against the Colts was my first eye-opener. He’s 29, but should be starting over Abiamiri or Parker — no doubt about it.

  7. Diomedes says: Sep 4, 2009 8:00 PM

    Curtis is safe, Florio.

  8. gallaghedj311 says: Sep 4, 2009 8:11 PM

    I would love to go into the year with Jackson, Maclin, Avant, Baskett, Gibson, and Amendola. Baskett or Curtis one of them has to go. Harbaugh may throw us a bone with one of them to go to Baltimore…

  9. Rickah99 says: Sep 4, 2009 8:33 PM

    I like the Babin signing! We just keep getting deeper and deeper…speaking of which, would anyone have thought the EAGLES would be so deep at WR that they might actually have tradebait??
    Obviously Jackson is the #1, as for the rest:
    #2 Curtis
    #3 Maclin
    #4 Gibson/Amendola
    Granted not a lot of experience, but that would be a lot of speed!
    Adios Reggie!!

  10. sultanofslot says: Sep 4, 2009 8:41 PM

    Curtis isn’t going anywhere. The likely outcome will be Brown or Baskett being traded/cut and Amendola to the practice squad with Gibson making the team. It’s possible that Amendola will make it over Brown/Baskett but it’s pretty unlikely.
    Great to see Babin earn a roster spot; he’s had a hell of a preseason.

  11. db3300 says: Sep 4, 2009 8:42 PM

    Eaglefan is always good for a laugh. Only they could see that piece of crap Babin and act as though he could play all 11 defensive positions. I still remember when Freddie Mitchell was the #1 receiver and eaglefan is on boards screaming that “anyone that doesn’t believe this team has the best 3 WR in the NFL doesn’t know s*** about football.” Sure, Skippy.
    Having been to many Texans games with a friend who had season tickets, I can tell you not to pin your hopes to Babin. He looked good in preseason here also. He’s nothing but a pretend player. A good mid-first round draft pick doesn’t play for 3 teams in first 5 (or so) seasons.

  12. mustbechris says: Sep 4, 2009 8:47 PM

    “I would love to go into the year with Jackson, Maclin, Avant, Baskett, Gibson, and Amendola. Baskett or Curtis one of them has to go. Harbaugh may throw us a bone with one of them to go to Baltimore…”
    You’d really rather have Baskett, Gibson, Amendola or even Avant over Kevin Curtis? You’re crazy. He put up SICK numbers two years ago, and he was solid for us last year when he came back from his injury. I think he easily puts up AT LEAST 700-800 yards this year, barring injury. Amendola ain’t gonna do that for you at all.
    Jackson, Curtis, Avant, Maclin, Baskett, Gibson.

  13. Smush Rodrigez says: Sep 4, 2009 9:11 PM

    Rickah99 says:
    September 4, 2009 8:33 PM
    I like the Babin signing! We just keep getting deeper and deeper…speaking of which, would anyone have thought the EAGLES would be so deep at WR that they might actually have tradebait??
    Obviously Jackson is the #1, as for the rest:
    #2 Curtis
    #3 Maclin
    #4 Gibson/Amendola
    Granted not a lot of experience
    ***
    You forgot Avant. It is:
    1. DJAX
    2. Curtis
    3. Avant
    4. Baskett
    5. Maclin (Basket is ahead to start because of experience)
    It will be intersting to see what happens between Gibson, Amendola, Brown. My guess is that Reggie is the only one to go and they keep 7.

  14. Hooby says: Sep 4, 2009 9:17 PM

    this time it IS florio who i can call an idiot for saying curtis could be cut
    HES NOT GOING ANYWHERE UNTIL HE RETIRES. got it? amendola and gibson are the ones dueling for a spot, and i have a feeling both are gonna get one because the eagles lovvvve rotating wideouts, especially little fast ones…like all of them besides avant, whos our 3rd down clutch man/the best hands.
    1. jackson/curtis
    2. curtis/avant/maclin
    3. avant/maclin
    4. maclin/gibson/amendola
    5. gibson/amendola

  15. weisjdog says: Sep 4, 2009 9:26 PM

    Rick, what about Avant…I’d say he has the #3 job. I hope to goodness we keep Gibson, that dude might be better than Maclin.

  16. REALPHAN says: Sep 4, 2009 9:43 PM

    “Though it’s looking increasingly likely that the salary cap will disappear next year…..” – Florio
    I really disagree with that and you have been trying to stuff the “uncapped year” thing down our throats for a while now….First off the PLAYERS want a cap because w/o one there is no salary FLOOR….2nd the owners will lock each and every one of the players including Manning and Brady out before an uncapped year happens…HOWEVER, before that ever happens, they all understand the importance of it, and they will et a new deal done. If they don’t it will surely destroy their sport. Uncapped football would be a disaster.

  17. bcb171 says: Sep 4, 2009 9:51 PM

    What kind of moron thinks the eagles are gonna move curtis? Come on now. If you pay any attention to this team its not gonna happen. And why would it? Its gonna be Jackson, Curtis, Avant, Maclin and Gibson. Baskett prolly gets traded for a low round pick or tight end back up and amendola might make it through waivers to the practice squad. Amendola is exciting but they have players that have more upside.

  18. bcb171 says: Sep 4, 2009 9:54 PM

    I forgot brown but I seriously think hes a complete waste. Hes gonna get cut.

  19. Rudy518 says: Sep 4, 2009 10:17 PM

    Yea that sounds good… cut Curtis so the Pats can sign him and Feely. Take that tight end the Eagles want Alex Smith and that Lewis guy back. Throw in a Galloway too. Done deal… i should be an agent

  20. Route36West says: Sep 5, 2009 12:12 AM

    Florio i think u mean Baskett not Curtis. I say that because all the previous posts on this website talk about Baskett and Brown on the trading block and not Curtis. Who knows with this team though. They are so cheap they might see Curtis’s long contract and think of dumping it. I will be shocked and dissappointed if that happens.
    And for all of u Eagles fans giving orders to WR corps the ones i read are all wrong. Look at the Eagles Depth Chart ur answer is right there.
    The Starters are- Jackson/Curtis
    The Slot and 1st backup are- Avant/Maclin
    Then the 3rd/4th backups – Baskett/Brown
    If u wanna Speculate u can only do it with the 6th position. So if I was gonna do that I would put Gibson over Brown. Unless they can get a trade for Baskett and not Brown then they will keep Brown and Gibson. And Amendoloalaleola practice squad if anything.

  21. sn@ke says: Sep 5, 2009 7:12 AM

    Curtis is the # 2, unless his name is a typo, get a clue.

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