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Eagles, Leonard Weaver close to new contract

Fullback Leonard Weaver may sign a new contract with the Philadelphia Eagles before Friday, when he is set to become a restricted free agent.

Weaver told Philly.com on Saturday that he thinks a deal is close.

Weaver’s agent, Harold Lewis, added on Sunday that he and Eagles officials had “good meetings” in Indianapolis during the scouting combine, although he added that there was “nothing more to report than that.”

Weaver played in all 16 games for the Eagles in 2009, starting eight of them. Heading into the season Weaver was expected to be mostly a blocker and occasional receiver out of the backfield, but he was surprisingly productive running the ball, with 70 carries for 323 yards and two touchdowns.

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27 Responses to “Eagles, Leonard Weaver close to new contract”
  1. lithiumfx26 says: Mar 1, 2010 11:13 AM

    Lock it up.

  2. Bwa Ha Ha says: Mar 1, 2010 11:16 AM

    Good, Starting the season as a real option, I think we can expect that the Eagles will plan to use him more

  3. wydok says: Mar 1, 2010 11:18 AM

    He’s the best fullback the Eagles have had in a LONG, long time.

  4. P-Slice says: Mar 1, 2010 11:26 AM

    He is the best fullback in the league.

  5. cnelson13 says: Mar 1, 2010 11:33 AM

    “Philadelphia Eagles fullback Leonard Weaver may sign a new contract with the Philadelphia Eagles…”
    Horribly written.

  6. tombrookshire says: Mar 1, 2010 11:49 AM

    Eagles don’t run the ball so how much of an option could he be?

  7. Mooch says: Mar 1, 2010 11:56 AM

    Nice, should be a big part of the offense this season. After years of pleading, the fans finally get the short yardage power back they wanted. And he does so much more than I expected.

  8. Soia311 says: Mar 1, 2010 11:59 AM

    Weaver won’t sign a new contract before Friday because he can’t sign a new contract before Friday.
    A player can’t work two contracts in one football year. So if a player signs a 1 year deal they’d have to wait until the start of the new football year to sign another contract.
    Weaver could test the free agency market as he’ll be a free agent for at least a minute or so. It really just depends on whether or not he wants to. I don’t think he wants to.

  9. ThheVet700 says: Mar 1, 2010 12:03 PM

    Now that Andy has finally woke up and has seen the need for a real Fullback in the West Coast Offence.
    Maybe he has seen the need to draft real LB’s too!

  10. theron2666 says: Mar 1, 2010 12:07 PM

    Is one of the if not THE best FBs in the league. A wise choice by the Eagles FO.

  11. BleedGreen says: Mar 1, 2010 12:08 PM

    Weaver was an awesome sign last year, lock him up.

  12. .VoxVeritas says: Mar 1, 2010 12:21 PM

    Who?

  13. baugh316 says: Mar 1, 2010 12:23 PM

    “‘Philadelphia Eagles fullback Leonard Weaver may sign a new contract with the Philadelphia Eagles…’
    Horribly written.”
    Horribly responded to

  14. raw B says: Mar 1, 2010 12:46 PM

    LOCK HIM UP – 4 or 5 years please. Then pay desean and sheldon and move Stupor 5.

  15. toe-to-toe bird law says: Mar 1, 2010 12:47 PM

    .VoxVeritas says:
    March 1, 2010 12:21 PM
    Who?
    ———————————-
    He’s the Eagles’ fullback who had a higher average yards per rush in 2009 than Marion Barber, the Cowboys’ starting running back. Surprised you didn’t know that.

  16. Iggles fan says: Mar 1, 2010 12:47 PM

    Love it!

  17. Mooch says: Mar 1, 2010 12:51 PM

    Vox – Weaver is a level 20 wizard.
    Actaully, he’s an All-Pro FB. We’ll just chalk that up to another topic you don’t know much about.

  18. Eaglesblitz says: Mar 1, 2010 1:38 PM

    If we can get Weaver locked up and Vox’s husky mother at DE I am thinking SB

  19. LighTsouT says: Mar 1, 2010 2:36 PM

    @P-Slice:
    he’s the best RUNNING fullback in the league. I’d take Mike Karney and Madison Hedgecock over Weaver as a real fullback anyday.

  20. stevemcguigan says: Mar 1, 2010 2:47 PM

    Can we just agree to start ignoring Vox? I can’t believe how long it took me to realize that he’s just a masterful troll. He is be proven wrong in dozens of threads only to move on to the next one and say the same stuff. Why bother?
    As far as Weaver goes, I like the idea of locking him up.

  21. Whiterhinocerous says: Mar 1, 2010 3:41 PM

    # Mooch says: March 1, 2010 12:51 PM
    Vox – Weaver is a level 20 wizard.
    Actaully, he’s an All-Pro FB. We’ll just chalk that up to another topic you don’t know much about.
    —————–
    Like the ability to conduct intelligent discussion, the touch of a woman, or hairstyles beyond 1993. In fact, the things Vox doesn’t know could fill a library.
    Look at the All Pro roster re: Weaver. That’s all you need to know.

  22. .VoxVeritas says: Mar 1, 2010 5:02 PM

    “He’s the Eagles’ fullback who had a higher average yards per rush in 2009 than Marion Barber, the Cowboys’ starting running back. Surprised you didn’t know that.”
    Oh wow, congrats. They should have waited for Carey Davis to get cut, he averaged 7.5 yards per carry, which is almost three yards per carry more than Weaver. Those silly 0-3gles!

  23. .VoxVeritas says: Mar 1, 2010 5:04 PM

    “If we can get Weaver locked up and Vox’s husky mother at DE I am thinking SB”
    Yeah my husky mother would be better than Parker, Howard and Abiamiri for sure. She might take Cole’s job, too.

  24. .VoxVeritas says: Mar 1, 2010 5:06 PM

    Vox, Vox, Vox haha
    You guys will think about me on your death beds.

  25. .VoxVeritas says: Mar 1, 2010 5:32 PM

    “After years of pleading, the fans finally get the short yardage power back they wanted.”
    “short yardage power back” You’re talking about a guy that gained only 17 first downs on 70 carries.
    1st and goal – 0.5 average
    2nd and goal – 1.0 average
    1st down

  26. kingkolb says: Mar 1, 2010 11:12 PM

    in andy i trust. i’m working on his statue now. back to work…..

  27. Whiterhinocerous says: Mar 2, 2010 3:20 AM

    All Pro, Voxie.
    No amount of trolling will change that.

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