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Eagles sign eight draft picks

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The frenetic pace of the early days of the better-late-than-never NFL “offseason” continues with the Eagles announcing that eight of the team’s 11 draft picks have agreed to terms.

The players not yet under contract are first-round offensive lineman Danny Watkins (23rd overall), seventh-round linebacker Greg Lloyd (237th overall), and seventh-round running back Stanley Havili (240th overall).

The players who have struck deals are:  second-round defensive back Jaiquawn Jarrett (54th overall), third-round defensive back Curtis Marsh (90th overall), fourth-round linebacker Casey Matthews (116th overall; pictured), fourth-round kicker Alex Henery (120th overall), fifth-round running back Dion Lewis (149th overall), fifth-round offensive lineman Julian Vandervelde (161st overall), sixth-round offensive lineman Jason Kelce (191st overall), and sixth-round linebacker Brian Rolle (193rd overall).

Most teams have not been signing their rookie draft picks, focusing instead on free agency.

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19 Responses to “Eagles sign eight draft picks”
  1. tialen says: Jul 27, 2011 5:26 PM

    So what happens if the drafties don’t sign?

  2. eaglefreak54 says: Jul 27, 2011 5:28 PM

    they actually signed Lloyd and Havili too. Watkins is the only one not signed

  3. jenniferxxx says: Jul 27, 2011 5:29 PM

    Everyone signs them all. There’s no prize for signing them first.

  4. pacash80 says: Jul 27, 2011 5:33 PM

    Contract details?

  5. o0omorriso0o says: Jul 27, 2011 5:34 PM

    The two 7th rounders have just signed. Its only the Eagles 1st round pick Danny Watkins who is yet to sign. Might want to make an update!!!

  6. flavordave says: Jul 27, 2011 5:36 PM

    Casey Mathews looks like Fabios love child.

  7. o0omorriso0o says: Jul 27, 2011 5:37 PM

    Well the Eagles let go of ALL of their free agents. Have all but 1 of their draft picks to sign. Which means there is only two things the front office can do and thats negotiate a contract for Desean Jackson & Michael Vick and sign (or agree to terms in principle) free agents!! (Oh and make trades. Eagles pretty much have all their other buisness handled. So now no more excuses Eagles, you promised us you would be aggressive in Free Agency… I’m waiting…

  8. laeaglefan says: Jul 27, 2011 5:37 PM

    If they don’t sign, they don’t play. Simple as that.

  9. igglesrah says: Jul 27, 2011 5:37 PM


  10. pheagles says: Jul 27, 2011 5:48 PM

    Well, free agency lasts a couple months so there is plenty of time right? The holy trinity all said they had a plan. I didn’t realize that there plan was to not do anything.

  11. dcbassguy says: Jul 27, 2011 5:55 PM


    Where did you see that Lloyd and Havali signed?

  12. djax10isthebomb says: Jul 27, 2011 5:56 PM

    Most teams are focusing on spending an ass load of cash for unproven or just plain average free agents.


  13. phillyphever says: Jul 27, 2011 6:01 PM

    @dc, it’s reported on Watkins is the only “holdout” left.

  14. The Shoeman says: Jul 27, 2011 6:05 PM

    Caplan: Eagles In Pursuit Of LB Stephen Tulloch

    Philadelphia Eagles News

    Adam Caplan is reporting that the Eagles and Lions are in pursuit of Titans’ free agent LB Stephen Tulloch.

    The middle linebacker has ties to both teams with former Titans assistants Jim Schwartz and Jim Washburn.

    The 5-11, 240 pound 26-year old had a bit of a breakout last year finishing second in the NFL with 160 tackles.

    He does fit the mold of an Eagles target quite well. A younger player just entering his prime who has established himself as a standout starter.

    On the other hand, the Eagles targeting one of the top linebackers on the market?

    That’s not something we ever get to say.

  15. eaglefreak54 says: Jul 27, 2011 6:06 PM


    It was announced before Andy Reid’s conference. Dave Spadaro first announced it through a chat room

  16. dcbassguy says: Jul 27, 2011 6:09 PM

    I found the update, must have come while I was watching the Reid press conference.

  17. eaglesfan290 says: Jul 27, 2011 7:08 PM

    Actually getting them all done fast is important, they get into training camp early, learn the system, and the teams then know exactly how much they can spend on Veteran Free Agents!

  18. mdnittlion says: Jul 27, 2011 8:45 PM

    Look at the picture it’s like someone brought out a wind fan for a photo shot or something.

  19. strahan92 says: Jul 27, 2011 8:58 PM

    Remember kids, Iggles never win. Giants 3 SB’s, Feebles 0.

    Watch Vick get hurt again and then…

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