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Runyan visits the Eagles

We were told earlier today that four teams are now interested in veteran tackle Jon Runyan, and that he’s visiting one of them today.

As it turns out, that team is the team for which he has been a fixture on the right edge of the line.

Jeff McLane and Bob Brookover of the Philadelphia Inquirer report that Runyan worked out today for Eagles coach Andy Reid, offensive line coach Juan Castillo, and G.M. Tom Heckert.

Brad Biggs of NFP recently reported that Runyan worked out for the Chiefs.

Our guess is that a mini-auction will emerge for Runyan’s services after Week One, when Runyan’s full salary no longer will essentially be guaranteed.

We previously reported that Runyan has turned down a recent offer from a team for which he didn’t want to play.

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22 Responses to “Runyan visits the Eagles”
  1. Hap says: Sep 10, 2009 12:48 PM

    Remind me why he left The Beag’s in the first place.

  2. pubicreign says: Sep 10, 2009 12:48 PM


  3. Buttered Izel Jenkins says: Sep 10, 2009 12:49 PM

    YES! This is awesome news. My back just grew some extra hair to celebrate!

  4. Henchman #24 says: Sep 10, 2009 12:54 PM

    $20 says the team he didn’t want to play for was SF.

  5. PhillyHouse says: Sep 10, 2009 12:56 PM

    That’s good news. He’s good insurance for the o-line.

  6. GO GREEN says: Sep 10, 2009 12:56 PM

    JON We welcome you with open arms !!

  7. katdawg215 says: Sep 10, 2009 12:58 PM

    ya thats cause the raiders SUCK ASS!!!

  8. pubicreign says: Sep 10, 2009 1:02 PM

    Remind me why he left The Beag’s in the first place.
    Free Agent with lagging injuries that he corrected and rehabed over the off-season. This guy is a TANK and a well seasoned vet. He could easily start for most if not all teams or provide outstanding depth.

  9. homercles82 says: Sep 10, 2009 1:04 PM

    Why the Skins have not signed him yet I don’t know.

  10. pray4thebills says: Sep 10, 2009 1:04 PM

    I’ll take your bet and say it was the bills.

  11. Bwa Ha Ha says: Sep 10, 2009 1:06 PM

    The locker still has your name on it, Jon.

  12. mustbechris says: Sep 10, 2009 1:12 PM

    Maybe our line won’t be a bunch of pussies with him back on the right side. He’s given us our swagger for the last decade. He’s gritty as hell, mean dude, gives them attitude. Perfect guy to play in Philly.

  13. Vikingbill1 says: Sep 10, 2009 1:13 PM

    Hell, maybe Childress will sign this Eagle castoff also…

  14. Big ben Rapistburger says: Sep 10, 2009 1:13 PM

    Who cares about Runyan, maybe we can get 10 or 12 more stories about the locker room “schism” in Minnesota or something………….

  15. Mav69r says: Sep 10, 2009 1:16 PM

    Sign with the Lions… Runyun, Backus, Jansen… all back together again 🙂

  16. Ocelot138 says: Sep 10, 2009 1:20 PM

    Big Jon! Come on back to the Birds.

  17. Wyoming says: Sep 10, 2009 1:23 PM

    The Raiders were the team he did not want to play for. If this gets into a bidding war, the Eagles lose. If he wants to play close to home, he signs with the Birds for less money. Can he play MLB?

  18. Philly Girl says: Sep 10, 2009 1:50 PM

    Jon, Please Please come back. We need you!

  19. slipkid says: Sep 10, 2009 2:34 PM

    yes mav the lions ought to push hard to get him.

  20. wydok says: Sep 10, 2009 2:41 PM

    I bet the Eagles will sign him if Shawn Andrews doesn’t play well week 1. Or if they think they can use him on the left side for Herreman’s.

  21. Diomedes says: Sep 10, 2009 2:56 PM

    Shawn Andrews sat out practice again today. No word on whether he claims it was his mystery back ailment, or his sad feelings that kept him idle.
    Even healthy and sane, he’s a guard, not a tackle.
    Runyan’s phone will be ringing less than five minutes after the Eagles get a whiff of Julius Peppers facing the Shawn Andrews or Winston Justice.

  22. AdamEagle5 says: Sep 10, 2009 4:50 PM

    Florio… you consistently show a lack of understanding concerning most of the teams and players that you “report” on.
    Runyan would likely forgo a considerable amount of money to return to the Eagles. Don’t count on that auction.

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