Eagles land Cullen Jenkins

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Another day, another big free agent signing for the Philadelphia Eagles’ defense.

The Eagles have announced that former Packers defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins has reached an agreement with the team. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that it’s a five year, $25 million deal.

Jenkins played 11 games for the Packers last season, starting eight and recording seven sacks. The 30-year-old had played his entire seven-year career in Green Bay.

The signing comes less than 24 hours after the Eagles made a huge splash in free agency by signing cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha. Maybe the Eagles really will be a Dream Team. Or maybe they’ll discover that you can’t just spend your way to the Super Bowl.

UPDATE: Michael Lombardi of NFL Network reports that Jenkins’ contract could essentially turn into a one-year, $4 million deal if the Eagles decide to let him go after the 2011 season.

253 responses to “Eagles land Cullen Jenkins

  1. AWESOME!!!!!

    I was worried about the DT rotation. I’m not so worried anymore.

    A solid MLB, and it would be like Christmas.

  2. This is f$&kin ridiculous. Does the ravens even know about the free agency period or are they tuckin their tail in between there legs and callin it quits

  3. Lol, one overrated CB (guess who pads his stats on #2 recievers over 65% of the time and has gained such a reputation that QBs don’t test him) and a few madden moves and the Philly delusional are convinced they’re SB bound.

    Well, at least the “swept the Giants again” trophy will look nice in the case

  4. Havnt we seen this before? Redskins Patriots maybe alil wit the Cowboys don’t think you could buy you SB in free agency! So far that’s been fact!

  5. It’s kind of funny, the Eagles said they were going to be aggressive in free agency. A majority of the fan base did not believe them at all and thought they would cheap out. I give them credit, they are certainly going for it.

  6. Please don’t underestimate the ‘Vick factor’ in all of these free agency moves by the Eagles. Everyone in the league wants to play with the man who bounced back and became legendary.

  7. Ok, so is there NO SALARY CAP this year or what? How in the hell can the Eagles afford all of these moves and still be under the cap!! Seems Fishy!!

  8. Three things left to do:

    1) Get a LB or 2 (paging Nick Barnett).
    2) Get Danny Watkins signed and in camp.
    3) Get Desean’s contract taken care of.

  9. Looks like Snyder has rubbed off on the Eagles. Im sure Jackson loves watching all this money go to free agents as they wont have the money to redo his contract even if they wanted to. I guess they want a great D since Vick probably wont last 8 games this year with the pounding he will take.

  10. Does Daniel Snyder own the Eagles now? They better win it this year because they r gonna be in cap hell soon.

  11. Holy crap, my Rams play them week one. I just hope Sam makes it through alive. Sheesh.
    Meanwhile, DeSean’s head just exploded.

  12. Jeff Laurie spends a ton and he’s “going all in to win a Super Bowl”. Dan Snyder does it and he’s “trying to buy a Super Bowl”.

    This is still as close to a Super Bowl as Phily will get.

  13. @ D.JAX
    PAY THAT MAN!!!! OR Come back to the Bay and join The Raidahs!!!.. Al will give you a First next Year..tHROW IN SAMUELS TOO

  14. Literally the only position on the team that isn’t rock solid is Safety, and depending on what they do with Asante, that may not be true.

    And to those saying we’re the new Redskins, we pickup GOOD free agents, and still know how to draft.

  15. sportswannabe says:Jul 30, 2011 4:31 PM

    WHERE ARE THEY GETTING ALL THIS MONEY?!?!?!?!
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    THey let all their own Free Agents walk away. Didn’t re-sign a single one.

  16. melonnhead says:Jul 30, 2011 4:31 PM

    Can’t coach ‘em, poach ‘em
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    can’t beat then cry about it.
    wish it was ur team, HUH?
    HAHAhA

  17. After decades of being the only NFC east team without a superbowl, they figured they would try to throw their scum fans a bone and try to buy one. But this doesn’t work does it Danny? Maybe a lack of a SB is the cause behind what terrible people eagles fans are

  18. nyjalleffingday

    how are those “Super Bowl Champs in August” trophies looking in your case?

  19. I still think my Cowboys are in a good position, but we just need some help in the secondary. The Eagles definitely are becoming a Dream Team, though.

  20. What happend to all the talk about how the birds were just a couple of lousey brakes away from taking it all last year and just (as usual) wait till next year. Then they turn around and replace just about the entire team.
    Ah well. The iggles are this year’s version of last years Queens. Buying everything in sight for a desperate run at a trophy is going to pan out for Philly the same way it played for Chilly.
    Just wait ’til next year! Hey, maybe the birds could start playing at Wrigley, and then…

  21. melonnhead says: Jul 30, 2011 4:31 PM

    Can’t coach ‘em, poach ‘em.

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    Hey look, a Cowboys fan upset that nobody wants to sign with his team. Cute.

  22. jdandcoke says:
    Jul 30, 2011 4:34 PM
    Did daniel snyder purchase the eagles?
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    i dont think ive ever seen Snyder put together a half way decent team

  23. Who is next, Plaxico, Randy, or Abruyo? You know what it’ll probably be them all. Did anyone tell them they can’t buy a championship rings. Redskins have been offseason champs for years and can’t even win the division.

  24. Eagles were $40 mil under the cap last season. They gotta be at it right now !!!

    The signings just keep coming in. My iphone is about to Explode with all these ESPN alerts!!!

  25. This is just ridiculous. I’m just laughing at the way this can’t be possible. Wouldn’t suprise me if they find a way to finagle Patrick Willis for 5th.

  26. Keep on signing these big names.. gonna be a lot of big heads in that locker room.. the eagles obviously dont know how to develop talent. I like the way my team does it, build through the draft.

  27. nyjalleffingday says:Jul 30, 2011 4:36 PM

    Lol, one overrated CB (guess who pads his stats on #2 recievers over 65% of the time and has gained such a reputation that QBs don’t test him) and a few madden moves and the Philly delusional are convinced they’re SB bound.

    Well, at least the “swept the Giants again” trophy will look nice in the case
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    Yea ur are right about one thing.
    THE PHILADERLPHIA OWNED(since 2008):NJ giants will be swept under the rug for a 4th straight year. Y are u hating on the birds? Oh that’s right they just F’ed UP your entire football season before it even starts. I would be mad too.
    HAHAHAHA

  28. I’m a little in awe right now. Lets trade a CB for a lb and sign plax and a punter and go win some games.

  29. Wow, the Eagles have essentially perfected the art of pulling of “splash moves” lately. What’s next? Barry Sanders returning to join Philly’s backfield??

  30. Still under the cap with room for Djax, a Vick long term deal, and a solid MLB.

    Don’t hate the Eagles because your team can’t manage the cap.

    All teams have to spend 99% of the cap, the Eagles are just doing it with a SPLASH.

  31. D-Jack is getting Reid-Jacked. Andy and the Eagles are obviously getting better on D, but without D-Jax on the squad, they are that much less explosive. Keep up the hold-out, bro. You and the Eagles need to carry this well into the regular season!

  32. And to those saying we’re the new Redskins, we pickup GOOD free agents, and still know how to draft.

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    haha sure. Bunkley, Patterson, Andrews, Reggie Brown, Abiamiri, McCoy, McDougle, all 2nd round picks or higher, draft picks like that are why you have to bring in so many free agents.

  33. @seneca1ss-

    I was reading Morris’s comments about using the teams cap space to resign core, in house, young talent. This is the approach that has brought Lombardi trophies to GB, Pittsburgh, and you could argue the Giants and Colts subscribe to this philosophy as well. While I understand it’s not fun for fans to see their team not win the preseason title, it’s much more fun to see your team win actual titles. The bucs are going to be good for a long time.

  34. Wish Cullen well in his new home.

    As to those talking about how the Eagles are “going all in for a Super Bowl” – I’m trying to remember the last team that did so and actually won or even made it to the Superbowl?

    Eagles aren’t my team and they can do what they want but every SB winning team I can think of off the top of my head – got there by building from within, working hard and instead of “making a push and going all in” – they simply were “there” after hard work.

    Packers, Steelers, etc. None went hog wild in FA and won the dance that year, or even a year after.

    If anything, the idea of splashing huge in FA during a year where there isn’t a normal camp/OTA schedule makes LESS sense, no chemistry, no chance to develop it before the games count for real. You don’t have the chance to really drop a game or 3 due to guys “figuring out how to play together” in a 16 game season when you have teams like Green Bay, NE, Pitt that come back with a strong core that have played together at the higest levels and played well.

    Good luck Philly but just because you have ingredients, doesn’t mean you have cake.

  35. Hey look, a Cowboys fan upset that nobody wants to sign with his team. Cute.

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    The Cowboys have always been good at coaching up players. They won 5 Super Bowls without having to go all in on free agents. Draft and develop better and the Eagles wouldn’t have to, either.

  36. Coming from a Packer fan, I think you will like Jenkins. He was a good dependable D-lineman for the packers. Good job to the Eagles. Sorry to see him go.

  37. Philly is trying to buy a Super Bowl and World Series in the same year. Good for them. This is what a franchise is supposed to do for their fans.

    Wish my teams (Reds, Bengals) had the same creativity the ownership of the Eagles and Phillies do.

  38. so funny reading comments from still-bitter NYJ, DAL, and, let’s face it, NFL fans.

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    What’s to be bitter about? Should Cowboys fans be bitter about the Cowboys beating the Eagles 4 out of the last 5 games?

  39. The Eagles have all this money because like the Patriots, they KNOW how to run the team’s cap! They ALWAYS have a good amount of cap room. Sign DeSean to a long term deal with the money spread out, and go get a LB and this team will be beast for many years!!!

  40. Wow, the Eagles have essentially perfected the art of pulling of “splash moves” lately. What’s next? Barry Sanders returning to join Philly’s backfield??

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    They need Chuck Bednarik more than they need Barry Sanders. A QB with an IQ of 80 or above would be useful, too.

  41. The reason they have all this cash is because
    they dumped a lot of their own free agents.
    They are always under the cap anyway.
    What blows my mind is how much cash they are using up on over 30 year olds.
    I guess they have finally figured out you have to pay to play. Just like the team across street.
    What a weekend in Philly at Broad and Patterson both clubs are wheeling and dealing. Next move LBs!

  42. philyeagles5

    fair enough…..but its very indicitive of snyder’s style of getting every “name” on the FA market. as a giants fan, here’s hoping that the eagles have the same results as those skin teams did.

    in seriousness though, your team does look great right now. guess that’s what God made wildcard teams for.

  43. Wow, not a lot of money for Jenkins at all. GB must know something no one else does, seems like they could have matched a deal like that easily.

  44. @ gbfanforever :
    The Birds have done this for years. Most of their starters have been drafted by the team. That’s why they have been relevant for so long.

  45. Note to Jerry Jones,Tony Romo and the entire “Cowgirl Team”.Your 2011 Season is Toast! Don’t bother showing up for the 2 games with the Eagles.

  46. Eagles better win it all or its a waste. Just beat Cowboys and Packers. This must be fun for the Philly fans the Vikings are couple years away from this.

  47. Where are the Eagles getting all this money?? After 50 years without a title I guess they are trying to buy themselves a championship. After buying all these expensive free agents Andy Reid has no more excuses for not winning it all

  48. having seen the eagles choke numerous times the last 40 years,i’m sure they’ll choke again this year regardless of who’s on the team!

  49. This is what happens, when you draft a solid core, shrewdly. You have low cap #s, that allow you to splurge insanely in a given year. The problem with this is that it’s “All In”. In 2 seasons they will have to cut/trade/restructure like 6-8 core starters. However if they win the next 2 SBs it’s worth it.

    Looking at Djax, Andy Reid knows that Maclin is the man at WR on that team, and while DJax is an amazing PR, he is one clean shot away from Wayne Chrebet-ville. Right now DJax is in line to make about 565,000 I believe, so realistically they can say he here’s a 2 mil bonus, and 3 yrs for 6.5 mil, take it over sit out and be our property for an extra season.

  50. I’m waiting for the release where the eagles admit they really didn’t sign all these free agents. This is a joke.

  51. The Eagles have all this money because like the Patriots, they KNOW how to run the team’s cap! They ALWAYS have a good amount of cap room. Sign DeSean to a long term deal with the money spread out, and go get a LB and this team will be beast for many years!!!

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    News flash! They still have to take the field. Many years equals 2.

  52. Week 4- This just in Micheal Vick has just been carted off the field with what look likes 2 severly torn knees trying to scramble into the enzone and tripped over deshawn jacksons legs who was also carted– oh- wait he hasn’t reported yet, I meant Randy Moss who was hot dogging it cause he hasn’t caught a pass since he was signed week 1 to fill in for D-Jackson. And Vince Young Refuses to get off the excersice bike and enter the game saying” He only came here to watch” . Andy Ried is furious and says he will play Quarteback.

  53. For those asking how they have so much money… its because they don’t have big time contracts on there team, the only people getting paid in philly were T.Cole K.Kolb(az cardinal now) Samuel(who only makes a little above 5mil this year). They didn’t have to sign Mykell he left for St. Louis, they still have Vick under contract, so they had a ton of money to spend. Instead of having guys like T.Laws on the front line and Lito Sheppard as a corner they went and spent money they had to, to get starting cliber players. Last year there offense was so explosive but you could run circles around there d. Good job on Reid for getting this done, now lets see if he can get that hump off his back of being labled as the guy who can’t win when it counts.

  54. Man i am just not used to being in this position. Now i kinda know how a yankees fan feels. Hell the sad part is most of the Eagles fans on here are pretty complimentary about other teams, I know i am.

    But yet when the Eagles sign all the players that you wanted your team to get you get all mad and bitter. The Eagles have always been one of the better teams in the league at managing the cap space they have. Also unlike most of the league last year during the uncapped year the eagles didn’t spend a ton of money like a lot of the NFL did (i’m lookin at you jerry jones) and now when we have a big time roll of free agents because of the new cba the Eages were in the best position.

    Also I am really starting to think there is more to the players want to play with Vick and for Andy Reid . Reid gained a TON of respect around the league especially with the black players when he helped turn Vick’s game AND life around. People really want to play for this guy.

    Cullen has been playing a lot of end in that 3-4 i guess he was tired of that and wanted to come get up the field more. My guess is this ends the eagles career of Bunkley since both guys have about the same cap hit. I think Bunks is a little bit more in fact so the eagles might save money on this one.

  55. CJ’s a great pass rusher when he can play. He’s on the wrong side of 30 now. So is Nnamdi. CJ will spend some time on IR. One thing about capping out on in-demand FAs: you’d better have some real depth when injuries pile up because you won’t be able to go out and buy it when it’s needed.

  56. haha sure. Bunkley, Patterson, Andrews, Reggie Brown, Abiamiri, McCoy, McDougle, all 2nd round picks or higher, draft picks like that are why you have to bring in so many free agents.
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    Are you really saying McCoy wasn’t a good pick? We continue to find gems later in the draft and you all hope to find these All-stars in the 1st. Do we wanna get into the Skins draft history, which includes TWO good players in 20 years?

  57. Red Sox of the NFL trying to buy a championship. You don’t have Rex Ryan Eagle fan, you don’t have a chance.

  58. So the last few years the Eagles have been sitting on their butts signing B rate free agents and hyping them up, only to find out they don’t pan out, just as most Eagles fans predicted. Then we get this?! Unbelievable job by the Eagles front office. The Eagles are too stacked, it’s almost unfair. They have signed some excellent free agents. In 2 days they have added 5 pro bowlers. This is mind blowing. Just hope Desean gets his money at some point

  59. Andy Reid’s last stand. How many times how this buying a championship thing worked? Does he still have enough cash to buy a safety, linebacker, and offensive linema(e)n?

  60. The Miami Heat of the NFL. And I absolutely expect the same result. Vick will have a sub-par season, mark my words.

    Nice try Philly. Now go back to peeing on opposing fans as well as each other.

  61. Desean Jackson has no reason to be upset. He already signed his contact. When it expires, he can re-up…

  62. Scary just got scarier and Im predicting it won’t stop soon. Sure Desean is shakin his head but Eagles know they have to pay the man and they will. #championshipbound

  63. All of you guys that are belitting the Eagles have forgotten a few things–

    1.. Nobody, and I mean nobody manages the cap better than Joe Banner. That’s why for years they were able to lock up their young talent early while other teams were losing theirs.

    2. The Eagles had what, 15 UFAs–and as someone pointed out, didn’t re-sign any of them.

    3. That BS about the Cowboys not going all in for FAs is BS–Deion Sanders, Charles Haley, etc. The only time they drafted well was when Johnson was there.

    4. The difference between the Eagles signing all of these FAs and the Skins doing it is the Eagles have a better coaching staff. They have stability–how many HCs has Snyder had in his 12 years owning the team? Hell, he fired Schottenheimer after he started out with a crap team and ended 8-8; even the great Joe Gibbs in his second try only made the playoffs in two of the three years the Eagles didn ‘t–’05 and ’07–here are the coaches Snyder has had–Turner, Robiskie, Schottenhiemer, Spurrier, Gibbs, Zorn, and Shanahan–that’s less than 2 years on the job–same way with Dallas–how many HCs have they had since 99–Gailey, Campo, Parcells, Phillips, and now Garrett. The point is every time you hire a new HC, you put in new systems and new players to fit those systems.

    So quit your crying and just wait until the start of the season.

  64. melonnhead says:Jul 30, 2011 4:53 PM

    so funny reading comments from still-bitter NYJ, DAL, and, let’s face it, NFL fans.

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    What’s to be bitter about? Should Cowboys fans be bitter about the Cowboys beating the Eagles 4 out of the last 5 games?

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    A sampling of 2 years, nice work Chief. I’m sure you feel real great about the Cowboys going into this year. The O-Line will have at least 2 new starters and the secondary is a total mess. Romo is like A-Rod, he puts up great stats when it means the least. That’s why half the team wants Jon Kitna to start, gives them the best chance to win.

    Dallas is #3 in the NFC East, probably a 6-10 or 7-9 team and no playoffs.

    Just about what you’re used to these days

  65. nyjalleffingday says:
    Jul 30, 2011 4:52 PM
    @jd and coke

    An *actual* Lombardi is lookin’ great in our case, thank you for asking! How is yours doing?

    Shhhhhhhhhh.
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    you cant talk about titles you werent alive for…id rather have 0 titles then have to try to brag about the 1 you guys have from SB3.

  66. ………… yet we’re still going to win the division. And all you’ll have is your “Swept the Giants” trophy case to rest on. See, teams that are mostly set don’t go out buying up free agents like a 12 year old playing Madden on rookie level after beating the Super Bowl and doing free agency. Teams win with stable rosters.

    As long as we’re healthy, we’re returning a top 5 offense and defense. I like our chances.

    Although I will say this was a good signing. I was hoping that we could have gotten Jenkins to replace Cofield, because I don’t fully trust Joseph yet.

  67. Dear Eagles fan,

    Before you get too excited, just wanted to remind you that your quarterback is still Mike Vick.

    Love,

    Pack fan.

  68. Not hating, I am impressed with the Eagles in what they have done… However, can they win? We will see in late January. I still prefer the building through the draft, and molding your own players.

    When you aquire big heads, you have salary cap problems, and you have personel issues in the locker room. Proven time and time again. This team will be dismantled next year.

  69. These guys aren’t really costing all that much money, and the Eagles don’t have any players on the roster who have big contracts except Asante. And Asante doesn’t really make a boatload of money either.

  70. I just have to wonder if they loading up on D for the new offensive coordinator…I mean, the new defensive coordinator to possibly make his job easier.

  71. The brands that have recently given Michael Vick endorsement deals are beginning to look like capitalistic geniuses.

  72. rpiotr01 says:
    Jul 30, 2011 4:56 PM
    Wow, not a lot of money for Jenkins at all. GB must know something no one else does, seems like they could have matched a deal like that easily.
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    Or maybe they didn’t have the cap space.

    Or maybe they have other priorities for their free agent money.

    Or maybe Jenkins didn’t give them the chance to match.

  73. The wonderful thing about all this is that the Eagles have a totally easy schedule and so they will go like 13-3 and Andy Reid will look like a freaking genius.

    And then it will all come crashing down like it does every year for the Eagles.

  74. This isn’t like the annual Dan Snyder spending spree.

    1. The Eagles were complementing a team that won the division last year. They were targeting specific needs and making a good team better, not trying to make a stab at relevance by throwing money around.

    2. The Eagles spent the big guaranteed money on a character guy (Namndi) who isn’t going to pull a Haynesworth.

    3. Aside from Nnamdi, these deals don’t have a lot of guaranteed money. If Young or Jenkins or Babin or DRC don’t work or cause a problem, they’re easily cut without destroying the cap.

    4. This is the result of the cap management by Lurie and Banner that Eagles fans routinely bemoan as cheap. The Redskins never had that cap discipline, and that’s why their free agent mistakes blow up on them.

  75. Every team has draft busts but the eagles have always built through the draft. we also develop talent very well. havnt you heard about how good the eagles R with qb development. so no the eagles dont always buy. actually usually they hardly do anything in fa. eagles are the most talented team in the league and they aldeady gave the packers a run for their money in both games last year so now…….. wow. u got some competition green bay. say hello to the dream team

  76. I love how these other then eagles fans are so bitter! the truth is they manage there cap well, make smart contractual decisions and players are taking less money to come play for the birds, BC those players wanna win.

  77. It’s amazing that people are still finding ways to knock the Eagles. You know, because spending money to put a quality product on the field is so horrible.

    The comparisons to Snyder are cute too. Which contracts have the Eagles doled out that look anything remotely like Haynesworth’s? What trades have they made that look anything like giving up a top-40 draft pick for Donovan McNabb?

    Maybe you Skins fans should stop hiding behind the Super Bowls you won two decades ago and realize that like it or not, the Eagles have one of the efficient and business-savvy front offices in the league. Period.

  78. The Eagles have to stay within the same salary cap as every NFL team

    The managed their cap space to perfection, let all their free agents walk and are now “all in”

    Suck it NY, Dallas and DC!!! Jeff Laurie isn’t Daniel Snyder, he’s actually got a brain and an aggressive GM

  79. The eagles are opportunists. They along with everyone else knew the lockout was coming and would cause chaos with free agents. Some teams spent when there was no cap last year, the Eagles purged their team instead. Normally the free agent class is filled with leftovers and a few diamonds in the rough, this year is filled with good players because of poor team planning and unknown CBA rules. During a normal off-season a lot of these players would never have made it to free agency. Some teams just planned poorly. No team had more rookies starting the last two years. They already penciled in two rookies to start this year. To say they are buying a championship through free agency is looking at it one sided.

  80. Anyone comparing the Phillies to the Yankees should quickly note that 1) there is a salary cap and 2) everyone has an equal opportunity to sign these guys. It’s not the Eagles fault the players want to play there. Jenkins didn’t want to play in DC, can you blame him??

    On another note, looks like the dysfunction of the Redskins has made it’s way into Congress. THANKS DC FOR EVERYTHING!

  81. Wait! It’s okay for the Eagles to go a a free agency spurge but not the Skins? Hypocrites…all!!

    Cannot wait until the whole thing implodes! Go Skins!!

  82. Ok look haters you guys are saying we are trying to buy a superbowl? We have the same salary cap as every other team is it the eagles fault that we were 20 million under then we cut and released players to get further under the eagles Fo knows what they are doing sorry that the giants, cowboys, were over the cap before free agency started! We got our “dream team” with less money than other teams spend on the average teams!! Go cry all u want but you can put the blame on yer teams fir not knowing how to manage the cap! Good job Eagles!!!

  83. Suck it NY, Dallas and DC!!! Jeff Laurie isn’t Daniel Snyder, he’s actually got a brain and an aggressive GM

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    What he doesn’t have is a championship trophy. And it’s “Lurie”, by the way.

  84. To answer what seems to be two of the most common questions/comments on this post:

    1. How can the Eagles afford to make these moves?
    a. Even with Vick at the franchise cap number, the Eagles came into the season well below the salary cap. Not Bucs or Bengals level, but a very nice chunk of money below. They also chose not to resign their own free agents. Oh that group, Mikkel (safety), Bradley (MLB), and Weaver (FB) were the most significant. They had already brought in Schmitt at FB when Weaver was out last year, and I believe they had already deided to go with Chaney at MLB, so it’s not like these were big losses. Once they sign Vick to a long term deal, his cap hit will be reduced. We still have to wait and see what happens with Asante. If he ends up getting traded, that’s between $9 and $10 million off the cap as well. The Eagles FO has always been great at managing the salary cap, and they made the moves they needed to to prepare for everything else they’ve done.

    2. The Snyder comparisons.
    a. Wishful thinking, pure and simple. Snyder went for the big splash and overpaid to get the biggest name FAs regardless of need. While Nnamdi my be the biggest name FA, he isn’t a random addition. All of the Eagles moves have been targeted and addressed areas the Eagles needed to improve. Oh, and they didn’t overpay for any of them. We get Nnamdi at a salary about 2 or 3 million dollars a year less than what he made with the Raiders, and we got Jenkins at a decent price because other teams have taken their time addressing DL issues, which has softened the DL market. DRC we got in trade, so we’re simply taking over an existing contract. VY is a one year backup contract. Gives Kafka a chance to develop for another year and it gives VY a chance to learn and rehabilitate his image. So, there really is no comparison. Snyder have Haynesworth $100 million contract, despite the fact that the Redskins were already strong on the DL at the time, and despite Haynesworth’s known issues. The Eagles are addressing positions in need of improvement, and not setting any salary records to do so.

  85. you cant talk about titles you werent alive for…id rather have 0 titles then have to try to brag about the 1 you guys have from SB3.

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    Sure you would! None is better than an old one!

  86. Good signing in CJ.

    Team still needs a sold LB or 2, S, and OL. At least. Plus DJax +/or Plax.

    And kick Reid upstairs at game time.

  87. Gotta love how eagirls fans think that any of this makes them great. News flash Washington does this every year. Just to point some things out to you fans one you have a quarterback who is injury prone and oh yeah NFL defenses figured him out down the stretch. 2 Cullen Jenkins had what one great year with greenbay as a 3-4 end and he played 11 games started 8 okay so he is injury prone on top of having one great year lol. Nnamdi well we will see how great he is when he is facing dez Austin manningham and nicks twice a year with qb’s who can actually pass the ball. 3 drc see above name one qb out west or one wide out that was a pro bowler. 4 your d coordinator has never ever coached on that side of the ball. 5 so you replaced kolb the only bright spot if Vick gets hurt with an absolute turd in Vince young to be his back up ha ha ha check the stats idiots chris Johnson runs twice as much because young can’t pass at all so did you forget who your head coach is yeah he doesn’t run the ball lol good luck eagirl fans

  88. A sampling of 2 years, nice work Chief.

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    OK. They’re 56-44 against the Eagles all-time in the regular season, and 3-1 against them in the playoffs. Feel better?

  89. The Pack had tons in cap space, they sold high, that’s all.

    I’d hate to think there was gamesmanship by knowing there’s something up with Jenkins mentality-wise or physically and they withheld it.

  90. Are you really saying McCoy wasn’t a good pick?

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    Matt McCoy.

  91. woodd2 says:Jul 30, 2011 4:30 PM

    how do the eagles have all this money to sign all these FA’s ?
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    They dont overpay often unless its a top tier player and they draft well. Drafted players are cheap and leave money for top tier targets when you feel you are close enough. In the NFL the more drafted players on your roster=cap room.

    and trade 2nd and 3rd contract guys who want too much… Bunkley.

  92. I’ve still had someone explain to me how we Giants fans are supposed to be “bitter” or “jealous” when we weren’t targeting any of these guys?

  93. drmonkeyarmy says:
    Jul 30, 2011 4:36 PM
    It’s kind of funny, the Eagles said they were going to be aggressive in free agency. A majority of the fan base did not believe them at all and thought they would cheap out. I give them credit, they are certainly going for it.

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    I don’t think a majority of the fanbase thought that, unless a majority of the fanbase falls into the “Despite evidence to the contrary, I call the Eagles cheap because Angelo Cataldi and Mikey Miss say they are so it must be true” constitutes a “majority” of the fanbase.

  94. realitypolice says:Jul 30, 2011 5:15 PM

    rpiotr01 says:
    Jul 30, 2011 4:56 PM
    Wow, not a lot of money for Jenkins at all. GB must know something no one else does, seems like they could have matched a deal like that easily.
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    Or maybe they didn’t have the cap space.

    Or maybe they have other priorities for their free agent money.

    Or maybe Jenkins didn’t give them the chance to match.

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    GB has more than enough cap space and could have matched that contract easily. The issue is Ted’s not super hot on guys with some (not a lot) of injury issues that are also over 30 unless they’re easily first ballot HOF people like Charles Woodson.

    GB has a core of good defensive people that are young and can be here for another 5 to 6 years easily. Cullen isn’t the type to be effective till he’s 35. No knocking the guy – just calling him what he is.

  95. The wonderful thing about all this is that the Eagles have a totally easy schedule and so they will go like 13-3 and Andy Reid will look like a freaking genius.

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    13-3 won’t get it done….plan on traveling to Lambeau!!!!!!

  96. The Eagles can do this because they are a very well managed organization. They made a conscious decision to not resign any of their UFA’s so that they could save their money and sign the people they saw as needs.

    They are nothing like the Redskins because the Redskins sign people just because they are names and they overspend to do it. By all accounts the Eagles are getting players at a discount.

  97. For the guy who said “it’s a FACT you can’t buy championships”, you have no idea what you are talking about. The redskins never seriously put together any kind of talent. Throwing an aging vet here and there does not mean you’re superbowl bound. Haynesworth for example never fit into their defensive scheme and McNabb, was past his prime. The rest of that team was a joke. The pieces you put together need to fit and you need to have a coach that knows how to utilize the talent he has. The redskins don’t and never did have that. The cowboys never got anywhere for similar reasons. The Cowboys are HORRIBLE talent evaluators and way overpay the free agents they sign. Roy Williams anybody?? The other problem with the cowboys is they are stuck on Tony Romo, who for all intents and purposes is just slightly above average at best. (Shut up..you all know it’s true!) It doesn’t matter what kind of talent you bring in, it’s not going to help if you’ve got a lazy choke prone prima dona running your offense.

    The Eagles on the other hand are notoriously good with cap space and contracts. They got Asomugha for well under what he was projected to go for. They got Vick for pennies on the dollar as well. Obviously that’s going to change this year, but the point is the eagles don’t blow money on stupid deals. (for the most part) Unlike the Cowboys and Redskins, they have a draft first mentality. They know how to pick em and they know how to develop them. That keeps cap space in check, which allows them to be aggressive in free agency when they need to.

    The eagles may not win it all this year, but they clearly filled a lot of huge holes and didn’t have to break the bank to do it.

  98. bhester1906 says: Jul 30, 2011 4:44 PM

    Who is next, Plaxico, Randy, or Abruyo? You know what it’ll probably be them all. Did anyone tell them they can’t buy a championship rings. Redskins have been offseason champs for years and can’t even win the division.
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    That’s funny, because I remember both the 49ers and the Cowboys do it. Does the name Deion Sanders ring a bell? 49ers got him from the Falcons, and he proved to be the last piece they needed for a SB run, and then the Cowboys bought him out from under the 49ers and did the same thing. Eagles aren’t trying to “buy” a SB in one offseason. They’ve been putting together a quality young team, and are using FA to fill in a couple remaining holes just like the 49ers and Cowboys did.

  99. So, the Eagles sign a high character guy who is widely considered a top 2 CB and a guy on a 4 million guaranteed contract and all of a sudden they are the Redskins? Don’t see that at all. Best part of their just completed press conference. Reporter: Do you guys have room under the cap to make more moves. Banner: “Oh, Hell Yea.”

  100. And you can compare the Eagles strategy in free agency to the Redskins because the Eagles already have the core of their team from the draft and they use free agency to plug in holes. The Redskins try to build a team from completely from free agency with no chemistry.

  101. Redskins have nO coaching staff and sign usually one top agent when the team is a colossal disaster. Eagles have a young core of explosive weapons and just added a few defensive players to sure up the D. Yeah, they’re big name guys, but to compare the eagles to the skins is ridiculous. They’ve been a constant playoff team. Skins can’t hold a coach for more than 2 years over the last 15 years.

  102. I’ve said it before and I will say it again…

    The Eagles will NEVER win a Super Bowl with Andy Reid as Head Coach… simply not going to happen… he WILL find a way to screw it up.

  103. @woodd2
    That is what I asked yesterday. It’s like the Eagles have bought a new defense with a little offense on the side. I didn’t miss something did I the cap did go down. Any other team can feel free to sign some free agents to.

  104. stanklepoot says:Jul 30, 2011 5:42 PM

    bhester1906 says: Jul 30, 2011 4:44 PM

    Who is next, Plaxico, Randy, or Abruyo? You know what it’ll probably be them all. Did anyone tell them they can’t buy a championship rings. Redskins have been offseason champs for years and can’t even win the division.
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    That’s funny, because I remember both the 49ers and the Cowboys do it. Does the name Deion Sanders ring a bell? 49ers got him from the Falcons, and he proved to be the last piece they needed for a SB run, and then the Cowboys bought him out from under the 49ers and did the same thing. Eagles aren’t trying to “buy” a SB in one offseason. They’ve been putting together a quality young team, and are using FA to fill in a couple remaining holes just like the 49ers and Cowboys did
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    +1,000,000

  105. Does he still have enough cash to buy a safety, linebacker, and offensive linema(e)n?

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    If Nate Allen, Shawn and Stacy Andrews, Brandon Graham, Stewart Bradley, Chris Gocong, and Matt McCoy were any good they wouldn’t have to.

  106. I love it! Beagles fans justifying their team tryin to pull a Vinny/Snyder and buy a ring!

    Just remember. The Skins , Cowboys and Giants have 10 combined!

  107. By all accounts the Eagles are getting players at a discount.

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    Uhhh $12 million per season is not a discount for *any* player that’s on the wrong side of 30.

  108. Not Miami Heat of the NFL at all. Nnamdi is not the same personality as Lebron. These acquisitions are for positional need. There won’t be any arguing of who will get the ball at the end of the game. As much as I hate the Yankees, that would be a better comparison. And the end result will be the same. Championship.

  109. Well the Eagles should do well in somebody’s fantasy football league, at least. Cullen Jenkins has been a good Packer. He played well this season. He also is 30 years old and hasn’t completed a full season since I can remember. Better to let go.

  110. birdbrainsnj says:
    Jul 30, 2011 5:46 PM
    Redskins have nO coaching staff and sign usually one top agent when the team is a colossal disaster. Eagles have a young core of explosive weapons and just added a few defensive players to sure up the D. Yeah, they’re big name guys, but to compare the eagles to the skins is ridiculous. They’ve been a constant playoff team. Skins can’t hold a coach for more than 2 years over the last 15 years.

    Didin’t the Skins beat the mighty Eagles last year… and 15 years of what? Unless you win it all, no one remembers

  111. melonnhead says: Jul 30, 2011 4:51 PM

    Hey look, a Cowboys fan upset that nobody wants to sign with his team. Cute.

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    The Cowboys have always been good at coaching up players. They won 5 Super Bowls without having to go all in on free agents. Draft and develop better and the Eagles wouldn’t have to, either.
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    You seem to be forgetting those 49ers your boys poached back in the day to help them get to those SBs. Selective memory is a wonderful thing, eh? Oh, and the Eagles are building from within. McCoy, Maclin, Jackson, Celek and a whole bunch of others all drafted and developed by the organization. Vick was a reclamation project, and he’s come out of it better than he was in Atlanta. For all the “splash” in the news, the Eagles have added 2 CBs (one we got by trading a 2nd rounder we drafted and developed), a DE that was on the team before, and a D-Lineman. Eagles have done rather well building through the draft, especially considering the fact that they’re consistently using later picks. In fact, compare the Eagles roster to that of the Colts. With the exception of Peyton, which team has the better infrastructure?

  112. Just a heads up to all you Eagle fans out there, you can’t “win” the Super Bowl without playing any games. Not too mention, the majority of the players you signed are 30+ and on the back end of their career. If the dominos start to fall like flies what’s your game plan? How good are the back ups? With that being said, you better pray for good health and we all know with the shortened preseason and training injuries are bound to happen. Just sayin’

  113. I would like to thank Laurie and the Eagles team in general, for taking the onus off the Packers this season.

    Usually, the Champs get so much scrutiny, sometimes too much, making it difficult to mantain their focus week in and week out.

    But thanks to the birds spending spree, maybe, this could allow Green Bay to fly under the radar again this year.

  114. The Cowboys are HORRIBLE talent evaluators and way overpay the free agents they sign. Roy Williams anybody?? The other problem with the cowboys is they are stuck on Tony Romo, who for all intents and purposes is just slightly above average at best. (Shut up..you all know it’s true!) It doesn’t matter what kind of talent you bring in, it’s not going to help if you’ve got a lazy choke prone prima dona running your offense.

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    1 – They traded for Roy Williams. Jevon Kearse anyone? What about Darren Howard? Takeo Spikes? Stacy Andrews? Donte Stallworth?

    2 – You’ve got a lot of nerve calling Tony Romo a choke prone prima donna when you’ve got Vick and Young as your 1 and 2.

  115. melonnhead says: Jul 30, 2011 4:53 PM

    so funny reading comments from still-bitter NYJ, DAL, and, let’s face it, NFL fans.

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    What’s to be bitter about? Should Cowboys fans be bitter about the Cowboys beating the Eagles 4 out of the last 5 games?
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    Nice to see you’re counting the game we sat our starters. Whatever makes you feel better buddy. Let’s face it, Cowboys haven’t been relevant since Jimmy Johnson’s players left. All they have is name recognition. but, hey, whatever gets you through the night, right?

  116. For those who say that Desean Jackson must be pissed seeing all this money being spent, you should know that his contract was mentioned in the press late last season and the Eagles GM was reported to say that they would loom into it after the season. Of course. The lockout prevented any reworking of the contract, and now it seems that acquiring free agents and making trades to get the players they want are the priority. The Eagles are known for not renegotiating contracts but the truth is that they’ve done it before for premiere players and they know full well DJax’ value to the offense. Not only will Jackson get a better deal but don’t think they won’t cover the holdout fines as well.

  117. You have to give the eiggle yackers a little slack here in this unicorns and rainbows free agency period they feel they are having ! They really don’t know how or understand how a Super Bowl winning season unfolds,,, they think you get the Lombardi the weekend you beat Dallas for the second time in a season !

  118. Who is next, Plaxico, Randy, or Abruyo? You know what it’ll probably be them all. Did anyone tell them they can’t buy a championship rings. Redskins have been offseason champs for years and can’t even win the division.
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    That’s funny, because I remember both the 49ers and the Cowboys do it. Does the name Deion Sanders ring a bell?

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    haha really, so you think that signing one free agent is equal to signing… how many is it now? 6? 7? Let’s see. Vick, Samuel, Peters, Asomugha, Jenkins, Babin, who else? And that’s just free agents.

  119. melonhead
    Romo isn’t even in the same league as Vick. Talk to me when he can win. Just take a look at Vick’s eyes in crunchtime and then take a look at your boy Romo’s eyes. You tell me who you think wants to win more. It’s pretty obvious.

  120. Nice to see you’re counting the game we sat our starters. Whatever makes you feel better buddy. Let’s face it, Cowboys haven’t been relevant since Jimmy Johnson’s players left. All they have is name recognition. but, hey, whatever gets you through the night, right?

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    name recognition is better than no recognition.

  121. You seem to be forgetting those 49ers your boys poached back in the day to help them get to those SBs.

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    Who?

  122. For all the “splash” in the news, the Eagles have added 2 CBs (one we got by trading a 2nd rounder we drafted and developed)

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    Three, actually. Asomugha, Rodgers-Cromartie, and Samuel. Use your fingers next time if you have to.

  123. “2 – You’ve got a lot of nerve calling Tony Romo a choke prone prima donna when you’ve got Vick and Young as your 1 and 2.”

    That’s MVP Candidate, Has won more than 1 playoff game unlike Romo, Most explosive player in the NFL NFC East winning, Mr. Vick to you, Dallas scrub.

  124. Just remember. The Skins , Cowboys and Giants have 10 combined!

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    11.

  125. The eagles may not win it all this year, but they clearly filled a lot of huge holes and didn’t have to break the bank to do it.

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    Hm 60 mil to Aso, 25 mil to Jenkins, who knows what they paid Babin. Suffice to say they’ve handed out over $100 million in contracts over the past few days.

  126. This will be epic.

    The eagirls annualy come up with excuses why they did not win a superbowl. We have heard them all. We thought.

    Wait until this year when they dog it again.
    Laugh now chumps but there is going to be whining, and blaming and a load of excuses coming from you all when it happens again, unlike has ever risen from the sewers that are philidelphia.

  127. Bottom line is the Eagles just know how to manipulate the Cap better than any other team..

    the yankees dont have a cap so you cannot compare the two..

    Joe Banner is an accountant.. seriously thats his profession before he became the GM/President or whatever of the Eagles

    they WILL take care of D-JAX and by trading BUNKLEY they cleared 8.5 million off the cap so they have plenty of money for D-JAX.. they will give him a similar deal to Santonio Holmes and then he will be happy, i think thats what he is worth..

    if i was him tho i woulod hold out.. or take a huge insurance policy out in case i got hurt

    dont hate the Eagles.. hate your GM because we all had the same Cap..

    id be pissed too tho if i knew my QB couldnt throw anywhere on the field without an eagle being there first.. only weakness after suring up our run defense with Cullen Jenkins is we have trouble covering good TE’s.. you could throw for 100 yds every game to your TE

  128. Romo isn’t even in the same league as Vick. Talk to me when he can win. Just take a look at Vick’s eyes in crunchtime and then take a look at your boy Romo’s eyes. You tell me who you think wants to win more. It’s pretty obvious.

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    Playoff wins since 2006: Romo 1, Vick 0. I can’t tell anything by looking in Vick’s eyes, the whites of his eyes are kinda yellow.

  129. melonnhead says: Jul 30, 2011 5:28 PM

    Suck it NY, Dallas and DC!!! Jeff Laurie isn’t Daniel Snyder, he’s actually got a brain and an aggressive GM

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    What he doesn’t have is a championship trophy. And it’s “Lurie”, by the way.
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    Actually, Eagles have a couple of championship trophies, just no Lombardi trophies. Now, if you want to make a Lurie vs. Snyder comparison (excuse me, this will take a bit to stop laughing), Snyder hasn’t even sniffed a championship while the Eagles are almost always in contention.

  130. That’s MVP Candidate, Has won more than 1 playoff game unlike Romo

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    He’s been playing a lot longer than Romo. Since Romo became a starter it’s Romo 1, Vick 0.

  131. This may only prove you can’t just assemble individually good players on a single team and expect a Superbowl championship. My guess is they’ll be good, but not necessarily great. The Packers, as a team, have shown chemistry all around, and are more likely to repeat. The Eagles may need a couple years to get there, regardless who they bring in. They’ve got potential.

  132. melonnhead says:
    Jul 30, 2011 6:10 PM
    For all the “splash” in the news, the Eagles have added 2 CBs (one we got by trading a 2nd rounder we drafted and developed)

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    Three, actually. Asomugha, Rodgers-Cromartie, and Samuel. Use your fingers next time if you have to.

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    I had no idea Samuel was added this year. You sure are smarter than everyone else.

  133. “UPDATE: Michael Lombardi of NFL Network reports that Jenkins’ contract could essentially turn into a one-year, $4 million deal if the Eagles decide to let him go after the 2011 season.”

    Likely the result. This guy struggles to put eight games together in a season, with his various injuries. Last year was an absolute abhorration that he remained playable the full season, but the Packers had quite a defensive rotation going. In Philly, he is now the only playmaker they have in the front four, and that more than likely translates into getting injured quicker, with no talent around him.

    I think the Eaglets are now the top blowhards in the NFL. It’s like we are supposed to be impressed or something. I have yet to see them make a move that makes them heads above the Falcons, Packers, Bears or Saints in the NFC. But maybe Andy’s just too tired to actually coach. Spending this much on defense it’s no wonder they felt comfortable assigning an offensive line coach as the new DC. Humorous.

  134. melonnhead says: Jul 30, 2011 6:10 PM

    For all the “splash” in the news, the Eagles have added 2 CBs (one we got by trading a 2nd rounder we drafted and developed)

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    Three, actually. Asomugha, Rodgers-Cromartie, and Samuel. Use your fingers next time if you have to.
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    Talking about this offseason if that wasn’t obvious. We’ve had Asante for a while now. As to your previous statement about poaching from the 49ers, I was referring primarily to Charles Haley and Deion Sanders…both of whom were integral to SB championship teams. Don’t hate just because our FA moves and trades look to be more successful than the ones Jerry Jones makes. If it weren’t for the moves Jimmy Johnson made, Cowboys fans would still be bragging about the Staubach years. So, go dust off those old trophies yet again. You’ll have plenty of time, seeing as how it will be the Eagles (and maybe the Giants) yet again in the playoffs while your boys are on vacation.

  135. This is great and all but what about linebacker. Andy, Andy, Andy – I think it’s about time you learn to respect the value of the linebacker position.

  136. id be pissed too tho if i knew my QB couldnt throw anywhere on the field without an eagle being there first..

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    Keep this in mind. Last time Asomugha matched up against Miles Austin, Austin had a 175 yard day and Romo’s passer rating was 121.0. Here’s a play-by-play highlight from nfl.com

    (11:51) (Shotgun) 9-T.Romo pass deep middle to 19-M.Austin to OAK 27 for 49 yards (21-N.Asomugha).

  137. I had no idea Samuel was added this year. You sure are smarter than everyone else.

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    Who said anything about just this year? Not me.

  138. He’s been playing a lot longer than Romo. Since Romo became a starter it’s Romo 1, Vick 0.
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    Terrible argument. Enough said.

  139. Talking about this offseason if that wasn’t obvious. We’ve had Asante for a while now. As to your previous statement about poaching from the 49ers, I was referring primarily to Charles Haley and Deion Sanders…both of whom were integral to SB championship teams. Don’t hate just because our FA moves and trades look to be more successful than the ones Jerry Jones makes.

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    Yeah free agency didn’t exist when the Cowboys traded for Charles Haley. Deion Sanders was ONE free agent acquisition… and the Cowboys had already won two Super Bowls by the time they got him. But seriously, you’re going to compare those two guys against the army of guys the Eagles have brought in over the past few years?

    And far as “look to be more successful” goes, that will be decided on the field. It’s Super Bowl or bust for the Eagles and I expect them to fire Andy Reid if the Eagles don’t at least make it to the game.

  140. First the eagles had plenty of cap space to work with. Two they know DJack is great, he’s already on the team they can renegoiate his contract after they fill holes in free agency. Same goes with Vick. Third I think the eagles know alittle more about their cap room space and about whose making what then any of us know. I’m glad we are picking up good players in FA but I’m not jumping the gun there’s games to be played n management knows this, they are giving us the best possible players to get us a super bowl. If new England or Indy did it nobody would care as much.

  141. shadowgm1 says:
    Jul 30, 2011 6:45 PM
    “UPDATE: Michael Lombardi of NFL Network reports that Jenkins’ contract could essentially turn into a one-year, $4 million deal if the Eagles decide to let him go after the 2011 season.”

    Likely the result. This guy struggles to put eight games together in a season, with his various injuries. Last year was an absolute abhorration that he remained playable the full season, but the Packers had quite a defensive rotation going. In Philly, he is now the only playmaker they have in the front four, and that more than likely translates into getting injured quicker, with no talent around him.

    I think the Eaglets are now the top blowhards in the NFL. It’s like we are supposed to be impressed or something. I have yet to see them make a move that makes them heads above the Falcons, Packers, Bears or Saints in the NFC. But maybe Andy’s just too tired to actually coach. Spending this much on defense it’s no wonder they felt comfortable assigning an offensive line coach as the new DC. Humorous.
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    Trent Cole? Jason Babin (hopefully)?

    Blowhards, or just responding to the enormous outcry from all the crybabies on here? Sure, there are a couple idiots that assume the SB is in the bag now, but most fans know better.

  142. All you Eagle haters need to chill. We have always been cheap. Always been under the cap. They have all this $ becausevtheyndontbthrow moneynaround to players who don’t deserve it. They know how to manage their money. Desean will get his money. They eagles will release or trade a few more times, trust me on that. Juana Parker is basically on his way out, that a nice chunk of money right there.

  143. IS IT POSSIBLE THAT THE EAGLES TAKE A STEP BACK SINCE SO MANY PLAYERS HAVE 2 WEEKS TO LEARN A SYSTEM AND EVEN LESS TIME TO BUILD ESSENTIAL CHEMISTRY.

    I WAS MORE CONCERNED WHEN THEY ADDED 2 OR 3 PLAYERS, NOW I CHEER FOR MORE.

    GIANTS WIN THE DIVISION THIS YEAR. VICK GETS HURT. EAGLES DEFENSE TAKES A STEP BACK.

  144. shadowgm1 says:
    Jul 30, 2011 6:45 PM
    “UPDATE: Michael Lombardi of NFL Network reports that Jenkins’ contract could essentially turn into a one-year, $4 million deal if the Eagles decide to let him go after the 2011 season.”

    Likely the result. This guy struggles to put eight games together in a season, with his various injuries. Last year was an absolute abhorration that he remained playable the full season, but the Packers had quite a defensive rotation going. In Philly, he is now the only playmaker they have in the front four, and that more than likely translates into getting injured quicker, with no talent around him.

    I think the Eaglets are now the top blowhards in the NFL. It’s like we are supposed to be impressed or something. I have yet to see them make a move that makes them heads above the Falcons, Packers, Bears or Saints in the NFC. But maybe Andy’s just too tired to actually coach. Spending this much on defense it’s no wonder they felt comfortable assigning an offensive line coach as the new DC. Humorous.
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    This is the problem with allowing anybody to post comments. You sir (or ma’am) really do know nothing about the Eagles. If you knew anything about football, or the Eagles, you may have heard of a guy named Trent Cole.

  145. Why are people saying that the Eagles are trying to buy a trip to the Super Bowl? Theres this thing called a salary cap and every team is allowed the same limit. This isnt baseball.

  146. It is tough to be a great football player and yet not be good enough to remain a Green Bay Packer.

    There is a lot of young talent coming into the Packers and tough to hold a roster spot on the World Champions.

    Good luck Cullen, too bad you have to play on the East Coast. It has to be really rough going from the best fans to the worst fans.

  147. Joe Banner is an accountant..

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    That’s obvious. They need a football guy.

  148. Thank God someone is “offseason champs” this year other than the Redskins. They have certainly improved their team talent-wise. Hope they are mentally tough as well cuz now the pressure is on. I can’t imagine anything short of a Super Bowl being sufficient after the season they had last year, followed by these aquisitions…

  149. Good luck Philly but just because you have ingredients, doesn’t mean you have cake.

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    Smartest thing said in this whole thread.

  150. Everyone is trying to sign free agents. Eagles are successful at managing the cap.

    Don’t hate that we have been in the playoffs for that last couple of years and were still 40 Mil under the cap.

    D-Jax, Maclin, Avant, McCoy…all drafted.

    Cowboys had the core: ESmith, Aikman, Irving but they brought in free agents on D.

    Patriots use the “system” and plug in free agents just like the Eagles do.

  151. @ShadowDM

    “In Philly, he is now the only playmaker they have in the front four, and that more than likely translates into getting injured quicker, with no talent around him.”

    Umm…Tent Cole…Jason Babin…

    Jim Washburn is going to plug them ALL in and out. Jenkins might get 40% of the snaps.

  152. If you knew anything about football, or the Eagles, you may have heard of a guy named Trent Cole.

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    He may have meant playmakers that don’t disappear in the playoffs. Cole has 1.5 sacks in 7 career playoff games.

  153. Not everyone is trying to sign FAs from other teams. Depends on what you’ve got at home.

  154. Cowboys had the core: ESmith, Aikman, Irving but they brought in free agents on D.

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    I’ll spot you one. Deion Sanders. Name the rest. Nope, the 49ers traded Haley to the Cowboys before free agency even existed. The truth is that other teams poached a lot of the homegrown Cowboys defensive players and defensive guys they got off the waiver wire between 1992 and 1995 and that’s the only reason they had any holes in the first place.

    LB Ken Norton – 49ers (lost him in 1994)
    S James Washington – Redskins (1995)
    DT Tony Casillas – Jets (1994)
    LB Vinson Smith – Bears (1993)
    S Thomas Everett (1994)
    S Kenny Gant – Bucs (1995)

    And of course cornerback Kevin Smith blew out his achilles in the first game of the 1995 season. Most were replaced by players that they already had in-house. Can’t you excuse the Cowboys for signing one free agent to compensate for all of the above losses?

    Those are just the defensive guys, too. I could add Alvin Harper, John Gesek, Kevin Gogan, Kelvin Martin, and Mark Stepnoski if you want to add the offensive guys.

  155. Eagles still have no LB or safeties…10-6…first round bye…loss to Packers again in second round…but Eagles fans you can thank the new rules forcing the Eagles to spend money on other teams castoffs….but you still have Andy Reid as a head coach

  156. mellon,

    DEFENSE NOT DRAFTED BY COWBOYS:

    Haley
    R. Donaldson (started 16 games)
    Strickland (started 16 games)
    Teague (played 16 games and started 8)
    B Thomas (played 16 games and started 9)
    R Harper (played 14 games)
    Deon (played 16 games and started 15)
    Casillas (started in ATL…back on Boys in 96)

    Thats not even all of them. I won’t start on the offense.

    I don’t have time to get too far into this but its clear that most teams have a strong mix of both drafted players and free agents/trades.

    The trick is managing the salary cap.

    Don’t be a hater. You had your hall of fame years in the 90s. Let us enjoy these…

    Thats good. You know your stuff. Why did they lose all of those guys on D? Salary cap issues?

  157. Melonhead’s posts are eerily similar to an old adversary named “Vox.” If not, same type of tool. Trolling Eagles threads in an effort to try to impress us with their abilities to look up stats on the internet. Tools, stick to your crappy Cowboys threads. Real fans don’t care for your waste-of-time comments.

    I think you should spend more time developing a plan that would get you out of living in your mom’s basement.

  158. tigrrrr – only a dork believes in karma. And, hypothetically speaking, is karma existed, he would have gone down a long time ago. Instead, he rose back to fame and is making a fortune. Don’t be jealous.

  159. Wow, a lot comments on this one….must be the Philly fans jizzing over the Eagle and Phillies FA signings and the trades….everything is going their way – ON PAPER!!

    The reality is this…..This may be the wrong year to pile up all the talent……no off season to learn and bond…..

    Andy Reid is still the HC….somehow Andy recently has gotten some sort of Vince Lombardi treatmnent by media and other football people……..he is good,, but he still sucks when the game is on the line and the air is hard to breath…..the clock is Andy’s enemy – the guy sucks at clock maagement…..

    Anyway…good luck Eagles…..there is nothing greater in life than witnessing all the Philly @holes have their hearts broken again….welll, 2nd greatest- i love when NY teams suck the big one and i get to listen to them cry like spoiled little girls on WFAN….

  160. @ Kave Krew:
    Yet us Philly fans keep coming back again and again. This makes us the greatest, most loyal fanbase in the world.

  161. melonnhead says: Jul 30, 2011 7:17 PM

    Good luck Philly but just because you have ingredients, doesn’t mean you have cake.

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    Smartest thing said in this whole thread.

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    By the same token, quit acting like having the best ingredients on hand can’t possibly turn into a good cake. That position is even more absurd.

  162. Who knew that signing free agents was such a dishonorable act? I suppose the sanctity of football has been compromised.

    Good thing there are still beacons of purity such as the Cowboys that continue to dominate while completely forsaking the practice of signing free agents. Just look at all the successes they’ve piled up in the past couple decades!

  163. Kave Krew on paper? For the Phillies? On paper is before the season. What the Eagles are is a good team on paper. The Phillies are the best team in baseball. They have went to a great team on paper to a great team inscribed on gold leaf.

  164. For those of you who aren’t knowledgeable football fans who keep wondering how the Eagles have this kind of money, let me break it down for you. Every year the Eagles are 20 million under the cap. They go through the season under the cap. Eagles are a very financially smart team. They don’t over pay players and they don’t get themselves stuck in contracts with past-their-prime players like the Redskins do. The Eagles where 20 million under the cap last year and they haven’t resigned any of their free agents. They went into this free agency period with over 30 million in cap space. Also if you look at who they signed you will see they got these players for good prices. You really have to take your hats off to the Eagles front office. Though they haven’t won a championship in a long time, they are a winning team every year and right now they have created a buzz about their teams and people want to play there. I think the Eagles are going to the bowl this year providing they get D. Jackson back and a good middle linebacker. If this happens, look out Green Bay Packers because the Eagles have build themselves to beat you. Just look at their 3 CBs.

  165. Melon can try n rip the eagles all he wants. He knows the truth, and the truth is he is hurt that the eagle landed nnamdi, he wanted him to be a cowboy. Awwwww. He got his wittle feewings hurt! poor baby!!!
    Yup Eagles went out and made a big splash, does that mean the Eagles are cheaters? Omg!!!! Jerry Jones would never do such a thing!! T.O. was a big splash the final piece of the puzzle. Roy Williams another big splash, and he was the final piece to the puzzle. Dez Bryant, another big splash, and final piece to the puzzle!!! The boys try to make a splash every year, it may end up as a ripple but it was meant to be a splash!
    Go ahead n talk about 1993 melon when the boys were great!! That’s all you got!! You still brag about how fast yer car was in 1993, “it may not run now but wow could it move in 1993!” you brag about how hot your girl was in 1993! “She may be old fat n wrinkled now but damn in 1993 she was FINE!!!!” You might have had the life in 1993, but damn those days are gone bro! there are new fast cars! Hot young girls, and now there’s the PHILADELPHIA EAGLES!!!! DEAL WITH IT!!!!!

  166. Splash-Splash-Splash
    You spend big on one player, while that other team is united as one, preparing to win the big one….
    Patriots/steelers/Packer’s Draft & Develope philsophy vs the eagle’s FA mercenary philosophy.

  167. hey dude who posted “Vick Factor”. what is that? play in 8-12 games, get hurt, squeak into the playoffs then choke?
    hahahaha
    Ive seen it all before. im a skins fan. get real excited when you spend money ], spend all that money, you think your going to the bowl and it just doesnt work out.
    hahahahahahahaha!!!

  168. What a romantic, idealized viewpoint. Yes, great teams build through the draft, but to claim that they have no trade/FA activity is nonsense.

  169. Two responses to Eagle fans posts to me

    The Phillies are the best team in baseball…..the Eagles look good right now on paper…..

    Loyal fan base…yes you guys are….the greatest and loyalist? You’re in blowhard country with that claim….. You’ll have some tough competition for that title…

  170. pfii63 says:
    Jul 30, 2011 5:47 PM
    I’ve said it before and I will say it again…

    The Eagles will NEVER win a Super Bowl with Andy Reid as Head Coach… simply not going to happen… he WILL find a way to screw it up.

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    I’m as critical of Reid’s in-game management as anyone, but can you really say that the Eagles haven’t won a SB because of him? They should have won in 2003 and 2004. In 2003, they just didn’t get it done in the NFC championship. In 2004, McNabb choked (literally) and the Patriots most likely knew our plays before we ran them (ahem). In 2008 the defense just couldn’t hold up our offense anymore. Those were really their 3 real chances, and I don’t recall Andy Reid blowing any of them.

    Don’t get me wrong, I’ll still be making jokes about how Andy Reid eats players he’d mad at, but I’m just sayin’

  171. the4cannon’s says: Jul 31, 2011 8:54 AM

    hey dude who posted “Vick Factor”. what is that? play in 8-12 games, get hurt, squeak into the playoffs then choke?
    hahahaha
    Ive seen it all before. im a skins fan. get real excited when you spend money ], spend all that money, you think your going to the bowl and it just doesnt work out.
    hahahahahahahaha!!!

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    You’re bitter cannon.

    The Eagles share ZERO similarities with your fraud of a franchise.

    Now that a REAL franchise has spent money, we will be successful.

    Your management philosophy from Snyder down to Shanahan is an absolute joke.

    Whose your QB again? Did you really pass on EVERY draftable, free agent, and trade worthy QB for JOHN BECK?

    Beat it.

  172. Kave Krew says: Jul 31, 2011 9:34 AM

    Loyal fan base…yes you guys are….the greatest and loyalist? You’re in blowhard country with that claim….. You’ll have some tough competition for that title…

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    You’re a tool. Thank god you aren’t a fan of our teams.

    Loyalist is a noun, not an adjective. The word you were trying to conjure up? Loyalest. In english speak, we would say “the most loyal”.

    Here in Philly, we don’t become fans of teams because they won championships.

    Let me guess, you’re either a Cowboys, Steelers, or Niners fan right? Bet you also like the Yankees and the Lakers too huh d-bag?

  173. All of you keep wondering how do the Eagles have so much money to sign all of these top free agents. It is simply because they released many players that were in the 1-3 million a year range, ie Quintin Mikell, David Akers, Sav Rocca. Also, last year they re structured many players contracts in order to free up cap space for this year. It is obvious the Eagles knew what the situation was going to be with the new CBA, so they were smart for once and planned ahead.

  174. So Reid let his team walk away, and a bunch of rookies and scrubs led by Dawgkilla are going to take the Lombardi with the addition of Jenkins and Asomugha? Riiiiiiiiiiiight…

    malonezo says:
    so funny reading comments from still-bitter NYJ, DAL, and, let’s face it, NFL fans.

    Hey Dopey, you might want to put down the pipe. The Packers won the Lombardi last year. Dawgkilla’s Eagirls were one-and-done.

    Packers repeat in 2012!

  175. @teal369: “… every SB winning team I can think of off the top of my head – got there by building from within, working hard and instead of “making a push and going all in” – they simply were “there” after hard work.”

    You mean like the ’95 Packers, who, in winning SB31, had Desmond Howard, Reggie White and Brett Favre (all acquired by trade or free agency) as their 3 best players? Just wondering.

  176. Are you Kidding me.. The Packers made a trade for Favre in the offseason before the 92 season.. A second year QB that Ron Wolfe intended to DRAFT in the previous years draft when teh Falcons snagged him one pick ahead of them. They didnt win the SuperBowl until 3 years later.. Desmond Howard was HARDLY one of their best players..He had a big year that year, but wasnt even Close to being one of the best players..So Yes, Reggie White was a key piece that helped put the defense over the top.. sometimes you gotta do that.. get your facts right!!!

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