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Eagles “loading up and going for it” when lockout ends


The Eagles aren’t even trying to contain their excitement about their plan for when the lockout ends.

Following comments from owner Jeffrey Lurie and coach Andy Reid about being aggressive in free agency, G.M. Howie Roseman and an unnamed source made it clear to Michael Silver of Yahoo! Sports that the Eagles are ready to make big moves.

“This is the year,” one source told Silver. “We think we have a great shot to win it, and we’re loading up and going for it.”

Roseman added he was “ready for some action – right now.”

So what might that action consist of?  Silver’s source believes Albert Haynesworth is near the top of the list.

“[Defensive line coach Jim Washburn] is convinced he can get the most out of Haynesworth,” the Eagles source said. “He wants him badly.”

Also on the wishlist: Reid reportedly “loves” the idea of adding Plaxico Burress.  Reggie Bush was a player that interested the Eagles earlier in the offseason, although Bush may not want to be a backup there to LeSean McCoy and the team drafted scatback Dion Lewis.

“I think there are going to be a lot of opportunities in front of us, players looking for short-term deals who want to win a championship,” Roseman told Silver. “Any good player that we think can help our team, we’re going to take a hard look at.”

Roseman expects a “frenzy” of action when the league returns, rewarding the most aggressive and prepared teams.  It’s safe to expect the Eagles to be in the middle of the fun.

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49 Responses to “Eagles “loading up and going for it” when lockout ends”
  1. bucs1723 says: Jun 15, 2011 5:09 PM

    Snyder syndrome Infecting the NFC east!

  2. rcunningham says: Jun 15, 2011 5:09 PM

    Albert Haynesworth and Plaxico Burress.


  3. trbowman says: Jun 15, 2011 5:09 PM

    “although Bush may not want to be a backup there to LeSean McCoy and the team drafted scatback Dion Lewis.”

    He needs to re-examine his expectations then, because he’ll be a backup wherever he goes. He is awful as a running back.

  4. comeonnowguys says: Jun 15, 2011 5:10 PM

    Any list with Albert Haynesworth at the top and Nnamdi Asomugha nowhere to be found is a bad, bad, bad list.

  5. jlana24 says: Jun 15, 2011 5:12 PM

    Loading up on expensive, aging, and ineffective free agents. Sounds like a good plan Philly.

  6. orakpwnd1983 says: Jun 15, 2011 5:12 PM

    Take Haynesworth Please. He can help you Not win another championship.

  7. gumbogumbo says: Jun 15, 2011 5:13 PM

    Jail Birds FTW

  8. virger says: Jun 15, 2011 5:16 PM

    plus someone whose name rhymes with “romdi” (and whatever asomugha rhymes with)

  9. bluefan204 says: Jun 15, 2011 5:19 PM

    “This is the year,” one source told Silver

    Imagine having a dime for every time you heard this about the Eagles. I could have retired 10 years ago

  10. haleyistheman00 says: Jun 15, 2011 5:22 PM

    well when a team says “this is the year” they never win. so thats good

  11. rpiotr01 says: Jun 15, 2011 5:23 PM

    Cool. What happens when Mike Vick cracks his ribs again?

  12. phillyfan4ever says: Jun 15, 2011 5:23 PM

    yesss!!! I love this line of thinking, they have been on the cusp of a championship for the past 6-7 years and this is the final moves that will put them over the top!

  13. nfl25 says: Jun 15, 2011 5:24 PM

    The best thing that happened to eagle fans is the Phillies getting cliff lee. The eagles and Phillies compete for being the #1 team. But this has been coming for two years. They dumped all that salary and didn’t pick anyone up last year, I knew they were loading up for this years free agent crop.

    I would be happy with Charles johnson from Carolina, Ndamdi or fat AL. I don’t see a need for plaxico.

  14. tomwill21 says: Jun 15, 2011 5:24 PM

    Eagles “loading up and going for it” when lockout ends
    Sounds like they’re going to commit some armed robbery..

  15. freedomispopular says: Jun 15, 2011 5:29 PM

    I wonder how McNaab feels about this. They were never willing to be “loading up and going for it” when he led them to four straight NFC title games. Just a little bit more help on offense and they might have won some of them.

  16. tombrookshire says: Jun 15, 2011 5:32 PM

    Whoot! Another motherlode of damaged goods at bargain basement prices for 2011! Pinch me, baby, the Eagles season is gearin’ up. Coach Reid, Howie, Joe and Jeff, standing by, ready to pocket those fan dollars. Never fear Birds fans, we’ll get ’em next year!

  17. nfl25 says: Jun 15, 2011 5:41 PM

    All I wanna know is all the eagle fans that are Andy reid haters and basically eagle organization hater, how will u feel if the eagles win the SB? Cuz u know the day is comin, reid will eventually get one for philly. And u will be sitting there unhappy that Reid won one. You should really do urself a favor and get a new team, because youhave been brainwashed by philly talk show hosts, primarily Angelo Cataldi

  18. 808raiderinparadise says: Jun 15, 2011 5:53 PM

    I think the Eagles would be shooting themselves in the foot by taking a chance on 34 yr old with jail legs. Wait … something sounds ironic about that???

  19. twitter:Chapman_Jamie says: Jun 15, 2011 6:25 PM

    I wonder how many “un-named sources” are made up strictly because NFL news is slow right now? I would hardly consider adding Haynesworth and a washed up Plaxico as loading up. I would have used a gun zinger here but its been taken!

  20. justanotherdummy says: Jun 15, 2011 6:28 PM

    We’ll see. No point getting your panties all in a bunch, there isn’t even a CBA yet. Just because reports say the deal is almost done does not mean it actually is really that close. When it is the appropriate time, I hope they get good players who will help the team win.

  21. jackfnburton says: Jun 15, 2011 6:41 PM

    Yeah. Don’t retreat. Reload.

  22. johnnyoclock says: Jun 15, 2011 6:42 PM

    They need to be looking at Linebackers and Offensive Tackles in free agency, not Plaxico Burress and Reggie Bush of all people. That makes no sense. So expect them to do that.

  23. melonnhead says: Jun 15, 2011 6:44 PM

    Maybe the Eagles should change their name to the “Mean Machine”. Seriously, Vick is the weakest link on the team. Want a championship? Gotta replace Vick first. Then get a new coach.

  24. hodag54501 says: Jun 15, 2011 6:47 PM

    The Beagles are apparently trying to be “Oakland East”, filling up with ex-cons, malcontents and bozos of various shapes and sizes.
    While the Packers have picked up a couple high-priced free agents over Ted Thompson’s time, they have built the team through the draft…and have won the Super Bowl. Teams that load up on high-priced free agents have a track record of spending money that doesn’t pay off with a title.

  25. cured76 says: Jun 15, 2011 6:49 PM

    Howie and AR need to come back with a premiere corner or not come back at all.

  26. flyinhighwithvick says: Jun 15, 2011 6:49 PM

    An “unnamed source”. Let me order my Super Bowl tickets now.

  27. andyreidisfat says: Jun 15, 2011 6:51 PM

    If I could have Fat Al on a small one year deal with the defensive line coach who made him an all pro, yes sir. And I would love to see plax come in and help us out with red zone offense.

    As far as reggie bush if he comes on the cheap I have always said he fits what the Eagles do perfectly as he is a great reciver out of the backfield.

    I also think they will sign a Dend because last years number one wont be ready till mid season at best.

    And biggest and best thing they could do is bring in a corner. Though i would love to see Nnamdi because well, its not my money. But i would rather see a guy like J. Josepth from the bengals as he is younger and we already have the best statisticle corner in the league.

    I also think a big time trade of Kolb may not be in the works. I think they may end up keeping Kolb witch isnt such a bad idea if they can fill all holes in free agency. Then they can francise Kolb next year if Vick plays well and trade him for a high first next year.

    I think with this offseason coming upon us soon, the two teams in the best situation are the Packers and the Eagles. Both teams have plenty of cap room and were already the top two teams in the NFC last year. Don’t foget haters the Eagles were two feet hirer on a pass away from being tied with the packers in the playoffs. I Hope we can see both teams fight it out in the conference finals.

    I would also like to see the birds go after a tackle like Light as well.

  28. berniemadoffsides says: Jun 15, 2011 7:16 PM

    Yup. Same talk, same result.

  29. melonnhead says: Jun 15, 2011 7:25 PM

    They keep talking about it, but will they actually spend that kind of money? If thats what they plan on doing, why talk about it so much?

  30. anonymouslyanonymouscommentor says: Jun 15, 2011 7:31 PM

    Is everyone forgetting that it was Washburn who was coaching Haynesworth when he made teams want to spend $100m on him? And let’s not all act like one of the biggest problems between him and the ‘Skins wasn’t that they ran a 3-4. The Eagles will be a much, much, much better fit for Haynesworth, and I am excited by the possibility as long as Washburn is. He knows him as a person and player better than any of us.

    And given the result of the Vick experiment, why not take a gamble on Plax?

  31. qj1984 says: Jun 15, 2011 7:34 PM

    I hope this doesnt include Marshall Yanda. He had been linked to them as well.

  32. dgreenfi says: Jun 15, 2011 7:40 PM

    Going after Burress, Haynesworth & Reggie Bush for big $$ = Bad Idea.

    Going after Burress, Haynesworth & Reggie Bush for little $$ = Good Idea.

  33. goawayeverybody says: Jun 15, 2011 7:40 PM

    Spending lots of money doesn’t cure a lack of courage or an abundance of stupidity.

  34. eaglesfootballfan says: Jun 15, 2011 7:42 PM

    Who are going to stop the Eagles if they get all those players. No one.

  35. alberthaynesworth says: Jun 15, 2011 8:33 PM

    There is no way I’m going to play in that disgusting city with all those revolting fans. I’m going to rot away on lil danny’s bench because because I’m a fat piece of garbage. Ok I’ll tell you what I’ll play for you losers as long as there is an “unlimited cheesesteak clause” in my contract. I stole enough money from Danny already, cheesesteaks is all I need. Kthnxbye!

  36. jdbaker1860 says: Jun 15, 2011 8:36 PM

    That’s what you get when you boo Santa clause. He could have been your coach. He is just as in shape as your current coach.

  37. nfl fan says: Jun 15, 2011 9:13 PM

    Yup, this is the year…51 and counting.

  38. schmedley69 says: Jun 15, 2011 10:19 PM

    The Eagles aren’t winning a championship with the Lurie/Banner/Reid regime. Just ain’t happening.

  39. stairwayto7 says: Jun 15, 2011 10:27 PM

    The Eagles will trade Kolb to the Cards for DRC and a 2nd rounder..mark it down!!!!

  40. vahawker says: Jun 15, 2011 10:28 PM

    Well, if they want Hayesworth “really badly”, they shouldn’t be disappointing because that is likely how he will play…really badly

  41. reidstinks says: Jun 15, 2011 10:32 PM


    All I wanna know is all the eagle fans that are Andy reid haters and basically eagle organization hater, how will u feel if the eagles win the SB? Cuz u know the day is comin, reid will eventually get one for philly. And u will be sitting there unhappy that Reid won one. You should really do urself a favor and get a new team, because youhave been brainwashed by philly talk show hosts, primarily Angelo Cataldi


    I’ve never seen anyone be more wrong. I will love it because I’m an eagles fan. Not an Andy Reid fan or FO fan or a jeff Lurie fan. I’m an Eagles fan. Just because you can’t see how those things are different doesn’t mean they aren’t.

    Plus I don’t listen to talk radio, I form my own opinions thank you. Haven’t heard Caltaldi on the radio in 18 years. Don’t care what he says, Reid Stinks, always will stink and as sad as it is to say, his time is not comin and he will not win a SB.

  42. terminatorlikesmaids says: Jun 15, 2011 10:38 PM

    What a big joke. Haynesworth. Someones going to get the best out of Haynesworth? 40 million couldn’t do it, and the chumps in Philly don’t stand a chance. The only thing the beagles are loading up for is a BIG DUMP. You are just a Haynesworth away from a championship, that makes me laugh.

  43. skinsfan1981 says: Jun 15, 2011 11:18 PM

    If the Eagles decide to go on a spending spree plus trade Kolb, they will regret it by the end of the season. They need a solid backup bc Vick has only played 16 games once. As a Redskin fan, I am completely against spending big in free agency, it all started a downward spiral in 2000. The year before we were division champs and then the spending began and we tanked. I hope the Eagles do it, take Fat Al, grab 30 year old Asomougha (50 mil guaranteeed), take Plax, and trade away your back up. All these would lead to the firing of Reid and no playoffs.

  44. dirtyharry1971 says: Jun 15, 2011 11:55 PM

    Who cares? The eagles still wont win a superbowl, they never have and never will and eagle fans are the worse fans in the world so its very deserving that they will never get to celebrate a SB win

  45. goawayeverybody says: Jun 16, 2011 12:50 AM

    alberthaynesworth you are my hero. That was the funniest comment of the year.

  46. childressrulz says: Jun 16, 2011 4:06 AM

    Same old foolhardy Eagles.

  47. mjposner says: Jun 16, 2011 7:50 AM

    “Reid Stinks, always will stink and as sad as it is to say, his time is not comin and he will not win a SB.”

    I guess 9 playoff trips in 12 years does prove he stinks. 10 playoff wins. I guess compared to the Eagles teams before Reid that stinks.

    60% winning percentage.

    The stink is sooo bad. Go root for Detroit.

  48. stvang says: Jun 16, 2011 8:55 AM

    The Eagles played two good games against GreenBay. Only a fool would underestimate this teams potential to win it all.

    This is always the ‘if’ If Vick plays every game and stays healthy. They have a great shot at it all.

  49. oldbyrd says: Jun 17, 2011 7:32 PM

    Apperas to me that there is a lot better to go after than those question marks.

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