Bob Grotz of the Delaware County Times recently reported that the Eagles “are expected” to make a run at Minnesota defensive end Ray Edwards. The four-year veteran has been tendered at the first-round level.
The Saints also have been mentioned as a team that might pursue Edwards, which would be an intriguing development given that Edwards said he would have targeted Saints quarterback Drew Brees for late and/or low hits if he had known that Saints defenders were knocking around Minnesota quarterback Brett Favre.
Of course, Edwards might not be interested in leaving. But a long-term contract tends to change a guy’s mind — so perhaps it would be wise for the Vikings to work out a multi-year contract with Edwards before a team drafting in the bottom third of round one signs him to a deal containing a poison pill of the very kind that the Vikings concocted four years ago.