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.