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Ronnie Brown heads to the Eagles

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The “Dream Team” continues to add recognizable names.

The Eagles announced Tuesday they signed running back Ronnie Brown to a one-year contract.  Philadelphia desperately needed a backup running back, and Brown needed a job. It doesn’t hurt the Eagles should be able to showcase his skills.

We think it’s a great fit because Brown’s biggest strength is his versatility.  Andy Reid will know how to use him on passing downs, and Brown has the size to work in short-yardage situations.

We’ll be very curious to see how much money Brown got. It’s quite possible he priced himself out of chances to play more elsewhere before settling for a backup role behind LeSean McCoy.

UPDATE: A league source tells PFT’s Mike Florio Brown got $1 million in base salary, plus a small package of incentives.

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181 Responses to “Ronnie Brown heads to the Eagles”
  1. johnnyb216 says: Aug 2, 2011 4:45 PM

    Good lord. How do they still have available roster spots?

  2. nyjalleffingday says: Aug 2, 2011 4:45 PM

    The crash and burn is gonna be epic!!!

  3. scoboscobs says: Aug 2, 2011 4:46 PM

    Any time I see a headline involving the Eagles signing someone now, I immediately think, “You’ve got to be kidding me.”

  4. woojik says: Aug 2, 2011 4:46 PM

    ronnie brown got anything left in the tank? he hasn’t done much lately.

    would of preferred they bring jerome harrison back but i guess he wanted more money or more playing time.

  5. dawkinseffect says: Aug 2, 2011 4:46 PM

    well glad to see the Eagles are doing something to help the RB situation…now all we need is a new RT and we will be set.

  6. mikevicksdoggydaycare says: Aug 2, 2011 4:47 PM

    This is pleasing as now the Eagles have another weapon to piss off all the NFC East haters

  7. kurrmudgeon says: Aug 2, 2011 4:47 PM

    How in gods name do they still have cap space.. Gunna be hilarious next season when they cut half the team to keep the 3-4 big FA’s they dropped dough on.. What a mess…

  8. jpmelon says: Aug 2, 2011 4:47 PM

    Not an Eagles fan…..but I am impressed with what they are doing this year.

    As a backup, he might be able to stay healthy.

  9. readingrugby7 says: Aug 2, 2011 4:48 PM

    Great addition best back up back in the league he’s a smart man he wants a ring

  10. shieldsisland37 says: Aug 2, 2011 4:48 PM

    I wonder if he hates Santa too?

  11. dcbassguy says: Aug 2, 2011 4:48 PM

    This is a great move. I know brown has trouble staying healthy, but he is a great compliment to “Shady”.

  12. greenbowlpackers says: Aug 2, 2011 4:48 PM

    wow

  13. jakek2 says: Aug 2, 2011 4:48 PM

    Hey Phi – I’m a free agent. Sign me!

  14. vbe2 says: Aug 2, 2011 4:49 PM

    Here come the “Eagles are trying to buy a Super Bowl” comments lol

  15. contra74 says: Aug 2, 2011 4:49 PM

    Wow! Eagles keep stacking their depth chart! Very impressive.

  16. ohiogti2011 says: Aug 2, 2011 4:49 PM

    This is another good signing for the birds. Brown will be a good solid back-up to mccoy. I can’t believe how aggressive the birds have been

  17. JAM says: Aug 2, 2011 4:49 PM

    I called this this a few weeks back. NOW I’m convinced the EAGLES are dangerous…

  18. beatjoeunibrow says: Aug 2, 2011 4:49 PM

    when does it end…

  19. Move Them Chains says: Aug 2, 2011 4:49 PM

    This is getting ridiculous..

  20. ace1716 says: Aug 2, 2011 4:49 PM

    This is sick. If the Eagles do win the Superbowl just think how much worse that makes the Redskins look. They’ve been throwing $$$ at big name free agents for like 10 years now, and have nothing to show for it, not even playoff wins.

    “We’re all in.” Doesn’t justify what they’re doing.

    LOVE IT, lets go Eagles.

  21. redguy12588 says: Aug 2, 2011 4:49 PM

    Smart signing. In a year he’ll get his value up and sign a 4 year deal with the redskins that will pay him three times what he’s worth.

  22. bucwild05 says: Aug 2, 2011 4:50 PM

    Wow! When are they signing T.O.? They gotta sign someone! DeShaun is still holding out. They seem more concerned with other people than their own.

  23. flybirdsfly says: Aug 2, 2011 4:50 PM

    Does this mean more Wildcat from the guy who helped start it? I really love this pickup by the Eagles.

  24. phillysmack says: Aug 2, 2011 4:50 PM

    Lets go Birds

  25. beatjoeunibrow says: Aug 2, 2011 4:51 PM

    when does it end….

  26. phxheat88 says: Aug 2, 2011 4:51 PM

    Doesnt suprise me!

  27. nflofficeadmin says: Aug 2, 2011 4:52 PM

    we’ll all have a front row seat to see how important chemstry really is in the nfl…

  28. mikebrownstepdown says: Aug 2, 2011 4:52 PM

    Hope that bandwagon has enough room for a depressed Bengal fan!

  29. hashsview says: Aug 2, 2011 4:52 PM

    Dallas Sucks.

  30. bucwild05 says: Aug 2, 2011 4:52 PM

    With all these new F.A’s in Philly, I bet the housing market is going up there!

  31. dolphan23 says: Aug 2, 2011 4:52 PM

    I am and will always be a fan of Ronnie Brown. No matter where he goes he’ll always be a Miami Dolphin. Thanks for the great memories!

  32. phxheat88 says: Aug 2, 2011 4:52 PM

    Now all they need to do is sign braylon edwards and there gucci!

  33. melonheadsdaddy says: Aug 2, 2011 4:52 PM

    Let the hate continue….love this.

  34. JackLeone says: Aug 2, 2011 4:53 PM

    This team is starting to sound like somewhat of a pro bowl roster

  35. orakpownd says: Aug 2, 2011 4:53 PM

    Rings bro…Rings.

  36. justbust says: Aug 2, 2011 4:53 PM

    i thought he was going to denver, he’ll definitely help out our short yardage situation but i think he’s coming off a knee or leg so we’ll see what he’s got after the injury

  37. imasturbate says: Aug 2, 2011 4:54 PM

    What do you call a Philadelphia Eagle with a Superbowl ring?

    A Thief!

    Zing!

  38. bjorntorock says: Aug 2, 2011 4:54 PM

    still like my packers chances

  39. eaglesfootballfan says: Aug 2, 2011 4:54 PM

    Good move by the Eagles. Im suprised he didn’t sign earlier.

  40. nav711 says: Aug 2, 2011 4:54 PM

    The Eagles keep getting better and The Dolphins keep getting worse.

  41. mattsffrd says: Aug 2, 2011 4:54 PM

    this is like a live action version of Madden

  42. phillychzstk2012 says: Aug 2, 2011 4:55 PM

    Good lord. How do they still have available roster spots?

    ————————————————–

    new CBA expanded them to 90 for training camps..duh.

    I love this move and i honestly thought it would happen. He’s a bigger back for short yardage. No way is he going to have to shoulder the load here in Philly. WELCOME RONNIE.

  43. jpennjr says: Aug 2, 2011 4:55 PM

    Cue the moron who keeps saying “if you can’t coach em up, poach em up”. Even though Brown will be the back up to someone who the Eagles “coached up”.

  44. 13forgbp says: Aug 2, 2011 4:55 PM

    This is not going to work. Period. It never, never does.

  45. doworks0n says: Aug 2, 2011 4:56 PM

    and the eagles will still of course CHOKE….Not a GB fan but they r still the best in the NFC

  46. texastornado82 says: Aug 2, 2011 4:56 PM

    Breakings News:

    LeBron James, Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Mike Tyson, Spiderman and the incredible hulk…

    has also just signed with the Eagles

  47. youalldrinkhaterade says: Aug 2, 2011 4:57 PM

    @ nyjalleffingday

    it’s been great watching your team crash and burn the past few years

    SOURPUSS

  48. ramsfan28 says: Aug 2, 2011 4:57 PM

    Philly’s new free agency policy: we can’t choke in the playoffs if there’s no one else to play on the other team’s rosters.

  49. onebadace says: Aug 2, 2011 4:57 PM

    He will kill it in a limited role, but please upgrade the O-Line and Linebacker. (And sign DeSean/Vick)

  50. jakek2 says: Aug 2, 2011 4:57 PM

    The only question left will be what will the fans use for an excuse when they go 7-9?

  51. jpennjr says: Aug 2, 2011 4:57 PM

    beatjoeunibrow says:Aug 2, 2011 4:49 PM

    when does it end…

    On Broad Street in February!

  52. illcomm says: Aug 2, 2011 4:58 PM

    E..A..G..L..E..S

  53. jpennjr says: Aug 2, 2011 4:58 PM

    Move Them Chains says:Aug 2, 2011 4:49 PM

    This is getting ridiculous..

    Yeah, ridiculously awesone

  54. tinopuno says: Aug 2, 2011 4:58 PM

    nyjalleffingday says: Aug 2, 2011 4:45 PM

    The crash and burn is gonna be epic!!!
    ——————————————————–

    You hope…desperately!

  55. asarabi says: Aug 2, 2011 4:58 PM

    Must be fun to be an Eagles fan. – Bills fan

  56. dcbassguy says: Aug 2, 2011 4:58 PM

    @kurrmudgeon says: Aug 2, 2011 4:47 PM

    How in gods name do they still have cap space.. Gunna be hilarious next season when they cut half the team to keep the 3-4 big FA’s they dropped dough on.. What a mess…

    ———————————————-

    Go check out the numbers……. they are still under the cap, and won’t have any “dead money” next year. Next time do some research before you just start posting nonsense.

  57. terrellblowens says: Aug 2, 2011 4:59 PM

    We have like 7 wildcat QBs now haha… decent pickup if he can stay healthy

  58. eaeolian says: Aug 2, 2011 5:00 PM

    Hmm. The “Wildcat” possibilities could be really interesting with him and Vick on the field…

  59. cjoyce91 says: Aug 2, 2011 5:00 PM

    ugh the rich get richer in phily
    first the phillies with pence and now the eagles who are making the biggest splashed in F.A.

  60. southcakpanther says: Aug 2, 2011 5:00 PM

    wow

  61. purpleisreallypinkyouknow says: Aug 2, 2011 5:01 PM

    vbe2 says:Aug 2, 2011 4:49 PM

    Here come the “Eagles are trying to buy a Super Bowl” comments lol
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Yep, and it almost always never works. The best part is that the team will be handcuffed for the next 5 years after this experiment fails.

    Vick, once again, will be the weakest link.

  62. mikeyhigs says: Aug 2, 2011 5:02 PM

    @ace1716

    I agree. The differene is, I don’t think the Eagles overpaid for 1 player they have signed. Got great value on all. Unlike Danny Snyder does

  63. thephantomstranger says: Aug 2, 2011 5:03 PM

    Since my Vikings are in a transition year, I think I’ll keep my eye on the Eagles. It will be fun to see them beat the Packers in the playoffs.

  64. jaimes31 says: Aug 2, 2011 5:03 PM

    WOW, Dream Team may be an understatement.

  65. theytukrjobs says: Aug 2, 2011 5:03 PM

    I’m really not an Eagles hater but I don’t view their team as THAT stacked. Talented sure but not that mentionable in my list of “dream teams” from the last decade.

  66. itsmammoth says: Aug 2, 2011 5:03 PM

    It’s going to be great when Michael Vick gets hurt.. and ALL these Philly fans start crying. Vince Young comes in and gets pelted with snow balls… and chokes as usual. All this talent and no solid QB. Can’t wait for the melt down.

  67. drshakedown74 says: Aug 2, 2011 5:04 PM

    Put him in the stable.

  68. chobes68 says: Aug 2, 2011 5:04 PM

    If the Eagles don’t win it all this year, they’ll need to just fire everyone.

  69. kpow55 says: Aug 2, 2011 5:04 PM

    Still aren’t getting past the Packers in the NFC.

  70. rickycubane says: Aug 2, 2011 5:05 PM

    this is crazy.. Andy Reid is obsessed with the wild cat.. thats why this happened… i cannot come up with anyother reason.. as an eagles fan im at a loss for words reguarding the offseason.. i never imagined this.. but yeah.. Reid is obsessed with the wildcat

  71. prnandhomeless says: Aug 2, 2011 5:05 PM

    oh man, imagince a wildcat setup with Vick, Young, Ronnie, and Djax

    that won’t even be remotely fair

  72. skinsrock says: Aug 2, 2011 5:05 PM

    WOW… Vick, Young, & Ronnie Brown… Can You say Wildcat!!! Wow.

  73. december77 says: Aug 2, 2011 5:06 PM

    Move Them Chains says:Aug 2, 2011 4:49 PM

    This is getting ridiculous..
    =================================
    Relax, it’s only frickin Ronnie Brown.

    They still have no RT and a rookie RG to protect Vick’s blind side, virtually no experience at LB and SS. Sure it’s another big NAME, but you all need to chill out on the hype.

  74. p4hbiz says: Aug 2, 2011 5:07 PM

    I’m going to roll out of my seat when Vick gets hurt….

  75. kernelreefer says: Aug 2, 2011 5:07 PM

    I’m in no way an Eagles fan, but will people stop “accusing” them of “buying a Super Bowl.” That’s the FO’s job. Eagles fans should be pissed if they aren’t trying to do that.

    This is fantastic and certainly the most exciting week of offseason football in a long, long time. I would hate to see it, but I don’t think I’d be surprised to find myself watching a Patriots-Eagles Super Bowl.

    All that aside, yea… wow. I am also surprised they have roster and cap space. It’s a little absurd. Great FO.

  76. tinopuno says: Aug 2, 2011 5:07 PM

    kurrmudgeon says: Aug 2, 2011 4:47 PM

    How in gods name do they still have cap space.

    ————————————————————-

    I thought everyone knew!

    Goodell has eliminated ANY cap for the Eagles in the vain hope that those big bully Eagle fans will stop depantsing him and taking his lunch money.

  77. punkymagee says: Aug 2, 2011 5:08 PM

    @ vbe2:

    Aren’t they? What else would you call amassing a huge number of free agents on what can only be short-term deals when they will have no choice but to cut them (or a large number of their core team members) within a couple of years? The Eagles are clearly all in this year to win a Super Bowl.

    Too bad they didn’t think to check with Dan Snyder to find out if money can buy team chemistry, dedication, and passion for the game of football. These free agents are exploiting the Eagles’ desperate need to compete with Snyder and Jerry Jones in the “who has the biggest bank account” reality show that the NFC East has become.

  78. flavordave says: Aug 2, 2011 5:08 PM

    Hate all u want you jealous losers.

  79. digirootune says: Aug 2, 2011 5:08 PM

    vbe2 says:
    Aug 2, 2011 4:49 PM
    Here come the “Eagles are trying to buy a Super Bowl” comments lol
    ——-
    The Eagles are trying to buy a Super Bowl

  80. blockingsled says: Aug 2, 2011 5:09 PM

    Well, we expected they’d add one of these veteran backs. Clearly Brown is more of a name than anything at this point, but he should do well playing the old “Correll Buckhalter role” of 3-5 touches a game, fill in if needed, pick up the blitz, etc.

  81. nyjalleffingday says: Aug 2, 2011 5:09 PM

    @youalldrinkhaterade

    Have another midol and wake me up when ya win something

  82. contra74 says: Aug 2, 2011 5:10 PM

    bjorntorock says:
    Aug 2, 2011 4:54 PM
    still like my packers chances
    ——
    No you dont. Jealous that the Eagles and lockout took away from the Packers SB thunder? forget about it. The Eagles are a pretty damn impressive team at the moment and Im not even one of their fans. As a matter of fact, Ive always disliked the Eagles but you have to admit that this squad they are putting together is RIDICULOUS!

  83. melonvoxveritas says: Aug 2, 2011 5:10 PM

    Looks like this team isn’t living in the past (Cowboys/Redskins). Good move into the future.

  84. kurrmudgeon says: Aug 2, 2011 5:11 PM

    Ummm, how u gunna pay Desean…

  85. p4hbiz says: Aug 2, 2011 5:12 PM

    8-8 at best…

  86. rickycubane says: Aug 2, 2011 5:13 PM

    kurrmudgeon says:
    Aug 2, 2011 4:47 PM
    How in gods name do they still have cap space.. Gunna be hilarious next season when they cut half the team to keep the 3-4 big FA’s they dropped dough on.. What a mess…

    ——————————————-

    everyday i read a post by some idiot who makes a comment about the eagles and the cap..

    for the 20th time.. they still have cap space.. they are the smartest front office in the league in reguards to the cap.. they are always on top of it.. and they still have plenty of money to sign D-Jax and a RT..

    get over it.. sorry players dont want to come to your team..

  87. lbijake says: Aug 2, 2011 5:14 PM

    Players are flocking to the Eagles and the Giants can’t keep Osi in camp, gotta love it. Looks like this will not be the year the Giants break the jinx against the Eagles.

  88. michaeldgonzales says: Aug 2, 2011 5:14 PM

    Man you guys got to be kidding me. With this guy they will be running the ball all over the place. Which will open up the passing game, and oh yeah, he can catch too. I would be surprised if they don’t go to the SB.

  89. jbeatzz says: Aug 2, 2011 5:14 PM

    joe banner is a cap master! and its a 1 year deal nothing serious

    they havent broken the bank for anybody, i think a lot of these players are buying in to what the eagles are doing and players want to play with mike vick

  90. kmurph1226 says: Aug 2, 2011 5:16 PM

    I see it now… Vick, Ronnie, VY, and Desean on the field. Reid calls a triple reverse to Ronnie who finds Vick running a fly.

    Wouldn’t suprise me if this actually happened lol.

  91. bleedblue18 says: Aug 2, 2011 5:17 PM

    This so reminds me of the Jets last season, going out and picking up many of the big name free agents.

    They did well and you would expect it with all the money they spent but no Superbowl.

    You can’t buy team chemistry.

  92. finfan1622 says: Aug 2, 2011 5:17 PM

    Why bother playing the Season??? Eagles already built a case for the Lombardi Trophy. LOL, when has the Free Agency Champs ever won a Title since the Salary Cap??? Never!!!

  93. finsbooyah says: Aug 2, 2011 5:19 PM

    This is a perfect fit for the Eagles.

    I’m sad to see him go. He’s probably my favorite Dolphin of the 2000′s, but it was time for Miami to move on.

    Good luck Ronnie!

  94. heywoodjablome says: Aug 2, 2011 5:20 PM

    Great! Can he play LB?

  95. drbob117 says: Aug 2, 2011 5:20 PM

    @jakek2: The Eagles have had a grand total of one season like the one you mentioned since 1999; that was in 2005 when TO destroyed the team. They had one year( 2007) when they finished 8-8; every other year they were well over .500, and made the playoffs in every one of those years. BTW, they are still under the cap, and will not have to cut anybody important next year, because they don’t make stupid emotional decisions like keeping 30 yr old+ players around at big money who are well past their prime. I’m not always thrilled with how their FO treats people at times ( employees that aren’t even football players); but you can’t can’t argue with the efficiency of the football operation. Yeah, they’re going to have to win the whole thing to get complete respect from us as Eagles fans, but I’ll take my chances with the team that has been in the playoffs 9 of the last 11 years.

  96. vbe2 says: Aug 2, 2011 5:20 PM

    purpleisreallypinkyouknow says:Aug 2, 2011 5:01 PM

    Yep, and it almost always never works. The best part is that the team will be handcuffed for the next 5 years after this experiment fails.

    Vick, once again, will be the weakest link.
    ==================================

    Check the numbers and contracts, the Eagles can walk away from almost all of these contracts after 1 year and lose nothing in terms of cap space or flexibility.

    They still have some room this year and if they sign Vick to a LT contract they could free up an additional $10 Million or more for THIS year.

  97. thechosenone6 says: Aug 2, 2011 5:21 PM

    Philly is so trashy… ew.

  98. suckitphilly says: Aug 2, 2011 5:22 PM

    Remember when Philly was a hard nosed team that fought the good fight, and used homegrown talent to build (sorta) winners?

    Now they are the Redskins/Cowboys mold, chasing names and trying to buy that ring.

    I think I will enjoy this disaster as much as I enjoyed watching the Heat fail in the NBA.

  99. theblind6uy says: Aug 2, 2011 5:22 PM

    McKiney is available ….sign him to

  100. thefiesty1 says: Aug 2, 2011 5:23 PM

    So Ricky is left to teach the new guy how to play.

  101. dgreenfi says: Aug 2, 2011 5:24 PM

    Yess…finally rid of Eldra Buckley. The worst undersized 3rd string Eagles RB since Reno Mahe.

  102. vbe2 says: Aug 2, 2011 5:24 PM

    punkymagee says:Aug 2, 2011 5:08 PM

    @ vbe2:

    Aren’t they?
    ===========================

    Can’t you say that about every team that signs free agents? This is the NFL in 2011. This is how the NFL of today works.

    The Cardinals have signed a lot of FA’s, the Giants have signed FA’s, the Patriots have signed FA’s.

    Are they trying to “buy” a Super Bowl?

  103. bleedgreen4life says: Aug 2, 2011 5:25 PM

    I live in the Philly suburds so I have been an Eagles fan for as long as I can remember. Ever since 08 the Phillies have taken over as the dominate sports team in Philly even though we are considered a football town. I think that this splurge by our front office is a desperate attempt to bring back that excitement back that has been missing for the most part since 04 when we landed T.O. Walking around town all i see is red which is not like it was 5-10 yrs ago.
    This whole dream team thing is getting blown a little out of porportion by the media. I don’t consider a dream team to be a team with gaping wholes along the offensive line and young and inexperienced linebackers and safeties. I do think we are top 4 in the NFC and top 8 in the NFL and I am very excited for this season.

  104. upperdecker19 says: Aug 2, 2011 5:26 PM

    Wouldn’t Andy Reid have to commit to a running attack for this move to have any impact whatsoever?

  105. jaimes31 says: Aug 2, 2011 5:28 PM

    The Eagles are poising themselves not only to win this year, but possibly a five year or more run with these pieces and draft picks in upcoming years.

  106. melonvoxveritas says: Aug 2, 2011 5:29 PM

    heywoodjablome — they are starting this kid Casey Matthews. He’s 245 and has a brother named Clay. If you haven’t heard of him — you will.

  107. k1ng1 says: Aug 2, 2011 5:31 PM

    seriously is this Madden??!!

  108. melonheadsdaddy says: Aug 2, 2011 5:33 PM

    Kurmudgeon. Stop talking. Your an idiot. Eagles FO Made it abundantly clear that unless djax shows up they wont renegotiate. And when he does Philly still has plenty of money to throw his way..that’s what happens when your 40 million under the cap, have to spend 99% of said cap money, andyour FO is full of mone hoarding GENIUS,’!….BAAAAH

  109. voiceofrealism says: Aug 2, 2011 5:33 PM

    I’ll just say this…..
    If they don’t win it all this year it will be an epic failure and Reid will be fired.

  110. heywoodjablome says: Aug 2, 2011 5:36 PM

    Yeah great melonvoxveritas, let’s depend on a rookie.
    Hey man, I’m a fan. Believe me, I want them to do well. And I’m hoping Casey can do it. Thought he was 230 though, not 245.

  111. melonheadsdaddy says: Aug 2, 2011 5:39 PM

    “Money hoarding Geniuses” of course…my smartphone is not smart today

  112. azpackerbacker says: Aug 2, 2011 5:39 PM

    Before you anoint them, just remember that the road to SB XLVI still goes through Green Bay, WI

  113. whhaaat says: Aug 2, 2011 5:41 PM

    I don’t know when the eagles became the yankees of football, but I love it!!!

  114. sicklife1 says: Aug 2, 2011 5:42 PM

    Eagles fans always have a good offseason. Whether it’s picking up Bobby Taylor one year from the Seahawks, to getting the infamous “freak” Jevan Kearse, to getting Asante Samuel & Vick….And every year they also rank among the top teams in the draft by the so called “experts”.

    Where did all that news get the Eagles? Absolutely no where….still don’t have a title.

    Regards,
    Disgruntled Giant fan living in Philly who has to listen to this F’n nonsense every day on the frickin radio.

  115. lilmidas says: Aug 2, 2011 5:42 PM

    if all these new guys dont perform as expected, does Vick get to discipline them?

  116. guvsta says: Aug 2, 2011 5:43 PM

    Good signing for the money. He’s still got some gain and v versatile. Wish we’d resigned him if he was that cheap but can’t blame him for wanting a shot at a ring!

  117. melonvoxveritas says: Aug 2, 2011 5:49 PM

    Casey Matthews gained 15lbs this off-season working with Clay. He’s 245 and the most instinctive MLB we’ve had in a decade.

  118. janvanflac says: Aug 2, 2011 5:51 PM

    “Yess…finally rid of Eldra Buckley. The worst undersized 3rd string Eagles RB since Reno Mahe.”

    actually, my biggest concern is that they still have roster spots for special teams demons like Buckley and Colt Anderson….lunch pail guys who are good at covering kicks. Last year their coverage and return units were pretty good, it’s still an important part of the game.

  119. whhaaat says: Aug 2, 2011 5:52 PM

    I think this is a great signing because after the 09 season in miami everyone just loaded up and attacked the rbs. No one even worried about the pass, because they didn’t need to. With vick actually developing a passing game, and looking to pass first instead of just running around all the time it will open up the running lanes for his big frame to plow through.

  120. raijinnokumo says: Aug 2, 2011 5:53 PM

    sicklife1 says: Aug 2, 2011 5:42 PM

    Eagles fans always have a good offseason. Whether it’s picking up Bobby Taylor one year from the Seahawks, to getting the infamous “freak” Jevan Kearse, to getting Asante Samuel & Vick….And every year they also rank among the top teams in the draft by the so called “experts”.

    Where did all that news get the Eagles? Absolutely no where….still don’t have a title.

    Regards,
    Disgruntled Giant fan living in Philly who has to listen to this F’n nonsense every day on the frickin radio.

    That makes of two us down here. Not sweating this one, it’s only a matter of time before ol’ Ronnie’s swerving the wrong way down Columbus.

  121. zach011 says: Aug 2, 2011 5:53 PM

    I am ready for some football!! Go EAGLES!!!

  122. wvugrad00 says: Aug 2, 2011 5:54 PM

    and to think this is the year I am going to cancel sunday ticket and add the Sirius NFL package to my XM

  123. amanistumor says: Aug 2, 2011 5:54 PM

    Hater’s can’t read…

    They’re signing a lot of these guys to a ONE YEAR deal. If they work out they’ll throw ‘em another year or two midseason and get best value from them at another discounted rate.

    The Eagles have been one of the best GM’d team and are always in great shape cap-wise, they’re not idiots when it comes to this. It’s not like they’re taking on or signing Haynesworth type contracts.

  124. scudbot says: Aug 2, 2011 5:55 PM

    Upon hearing the news the Packers broke camp and left for their respective homes and Vince Young peed his pants.

  125. 1mge says: Aug 2, 2011 5:56 PM

    GB still looks better on paper (for you fans who believe paper wins Championships) .

    QB, WR, TE, O line, LB’rs, Sftys… advantage GB.

    CB, RB, D line… equal

    Spcl teams… advantage PH

    & you have to beat the Champs on the field.

  126. vbe2 says: Aug 2, 2011 5:57 PM

    azpackerbacker says:Aug 2, 2011 5:39 PM

    Before you anoint them, just remember that the road to SB XLVI still goes through Green Bay, WI
    ================================
    The Road to Super Bowl XLVI goes through where ever the NFC Championship game is played.

    If that’s in Detroit then it goes through Detroit.

    The Packers haven’t won crap in the 2011 season.

  127. elleclouds says: Aug 2, 2011 5:58 PM

    I’ll be rooting for the eagles this season and I’m a fins fan…I’m happy to see Ronnie land somewhere decent… he stayed healthy last season and should add another element to an already powerful team…

  128. donovanmcflabb says: Aug 2, 2011 5:59 PM

    I’m a life-long Eagles fan. I don’t if all the moves the Eagles have made will result in a Lombardi Trophy or not, but as a fan all you can ask is that the front office give the coaches the tools to succeed, and it’s clear the front office has tried to do just that. I’m proud of my team’s efforts this year. And as far as the haters go, I’m quite sure that, if it was your team being this aggressive, you’d be appauding them as well.

    p.s. To everyone who keeps harping on Vince Young’s “dream team” remark: It was nothing more than a new–and very grateful–signee trying to make a good impression on his new team. It’s getting so blown out of proportion. Unlike anyone from the Ryan family tree, Vince Young at no point guaranteed even one victory, much less a Super Bowl victory. Let it go.

  129. bluefan204 says: Aug 2, 2011 6:01 PM

    With all of this new blood, the “dream team” has 8-8 written all over it, and it’s gonna be one of the funniest crash and burns ever witnessed in NFL history. The Eagles NEVER live up to normal levels of hype, and now the hype is off the freakin’ charts. This should be hysterical!

  130. liltifer says: Aug 2, 2011 6:01 PM

    I’m a Dolphin fan and didn’t really want them to resign him, but for 1 year and that small amount of money, he would have been worth it.

    At that price, he’s a steal.

  131. listenupcupcake says: Aug 2, 2011 6:02 PM

    Back up RB was one of the remaining holes in this Eagles’ team. Brown is a capable spot player and a big body for short yardage. So it’s a good signing.

    The other big weaknesses are LB, S, and OL/RT.

    With the recent signing of OGs Ellis & Watkins, Philly has a plausible plan B for OL, by sliding Herremans from LG to RT and using the new kids and McGlynn inside. (Justice and Dunlap at RT – are just VY/Kafka waiting to happen.)

    On D, the Iggs are really taking a huge chance at LB. The let Bradley go and apparently didn’t bid on Tulloch or Barnett, so they must be sold on the kids, including an undersized Casey Matthews at MLB. They are also thin at S and relying on Allen and Marlin to play serious minutes, while coming back from serious injuries.

    And IMO, they could have used Plax as a situational red zone guy, Cooper isn’t quite the same. The rest of the WRs are small (DJax), injured (Maclin), or more game than talented (Avant), and Celek at TE ain’t all that.

    And there’s a rookie PK. Who knows what he’ll do under pressure?

    So while in some respects Philly has done a phenomenal job this week, there are still stress points that could prove crucial. Don’t count the Lombardis before they’re earned….

  132. melonnhead says: Aug 2, 2011 6:06 PM

    Cue the moron who keeps saying “if you can’t coach em up, poach em up”. Even though Brown will be the back up to someone who the Eagles “coached up”.

    ————————————————————-

    Sorry dude, but the fact is they let every incumbent UFA they had go and signed one as a backup in a sea of free agent starters does not change the fact that they have given up on Andy Reid’s ability to coach them up and have decided to start poaching them up.

    Waste of a roster spot, if you ask me. It’s not like the Eagles need running backs in the first place, you know.

  133. scudbot says: Aug 2, 2011 6:07 PM

    melonvoxveritas says: “they are starting this kid Casey Matthews.” Who actually may work out to be the best addition of the year. No jealousy issues, no drinking binges, no history of going berserk and then disappearing, Wonderlic higher than 6.

  134. norcaleagles says: Aug 2, 2011 6:09 PM

    Damn!! Why all the hate?? To you people that are saying that the Eagles will be “handcuffed” for the next 4 or 5 years: Look at these FAs contracts. Vince Young is on a 1 year deal. Ronnie Brown is on a 1 year deal. Philly can opt ouf of Jenkins contract after 1 year. I think Nnamdi is only guaranteed 2 or 3 years at most. Rodgers-Cromartie is still on his ROOKIE contract. Babin could be gone after 1 year with no cap hits after that. You haters dont even know what you’re talking about. You’re just making yourselves look like stupid.

  135. bdnnbd says: Aug 2, 2011 6:09 PM

    1mge says: Aug 2, 2011 5:56 PM

    GB still looks better on paper (for you fans who believe paper wins Championships) .

    QB, WR, TE, O line, LB’rs, Sftys… advantage GB.

    CB, RB, D line… equal

    Spcl teams… advantage PH

    & you have to beat the Champs on the field.
    =================================

    I’d have to say you’re wrong on CB and RB…and RB being as such even before this signing.

  136. pjxii says: Aug 2, 2011 6:15 PM

    Remember back when the Phillies signed Pete Rose to finally get them over the hump, and they finished in fourth place that year (of course, they DID win the World Series the following year)?

    With the exception of Vince Young and Ronnie Brown, all the players they added will be here for at least a couple of years (and yes, they WILL resign Vick and rework DJax contract). They’ve put themselves in position to take two dead-serious shots at winning the Super Bowl.

  137. andyreidisfat says: Aug 2, 2011 6:15 PM

    Does everyone whos not an Eagles fan really want to get even more angry. Even with this signing the Eagles who had 38 or mill coming into free agency after letting all the loose change go have only spent up to this point 26 mill. That means they still have 12 mill or so to spend. my guess is 8 of that this year will go to Jackson but the Vick contract when that comes should save them another 6-7 mill from the franchise tag number.

    So the Eagles still have even after Jackson and Vick about 10-12 mill to play with. Hopefully that means a OT like Ryan Harris if he is still arround or maybe a trade of Assante

  138. mad5555 says: Aug 2, 2011 6:16 PM

    Hey NFC East, I mean NFC Eagles,
    U MAD BRO?
    STOP HATING BECAUSE THE EAGLES JUST RUINED YOUR SEASON BEFORE IT EVEN BEGINS.
    HAHAHAHA

  139. chrisvegas says: Aug 2, 2011 6:18 PM

    For those of you jealous fans who keeps claiming the Eagles will go 8-8, you obviously haven’t been paying attention the last decade. Andy Reid is one of the best coaches in the league and he will get this team deep in the playoffs and maybe a superbowl. Pretty much every year he has a winning year. This isn’t the Redskins and McChoke is no longer the qb and this team is loaded with talent. If they get DeSean signed and playing this year this team can very well win it all.

  140. gorillaghost says: Aug 2, 2011 6:19 PM

    OK, OK, we can just use the EAGLES as the NFC PRO BOWL team…lol…FLY EAGLES FLY!!!

  141. granadafan says: Aug 2, 2011 6:23 PM

    The cap room has to be really tight now, which does not look good for giving a new contract to the team’s best receiver. If you want to pay the best receiver like a $500K receiver, then expect the play like a $500K receiver and he’ll go somewhere else next year.

  142. nineroutsider says: Aug 2, 2011 6:24 PM

    Now if you want to crown them, then crown their @ss! But they are who we thought they were until they throw an actual trophy in their empty case.

  143. grandpoopah says: Aug 2, 2011 6:30 PM

    As an Eagles fan, I am thrilled with the moves the team has made so far this offseason. The front office said they would make a big splash in free agency and they have certainly delivered. But can we please PLEASE put a stop to this Dream Team nonsense?

  144. famman77 says: Aug 2, 2011 6:32 PM

    Look who is trying to buy a championship now!!!!!

  145. polishrod says: Aug 2, 2011 6:33 PM

    1mge says:Aug 2, 2011 5:56 PM

    GB still looks better on paper (for you fans who believe paper wins Championships) .

    QB, WR, TE, O line, LB’rs, Sftys… advantage GB.

    CB, RB, D line… equal

    Spcl teams… advantage PH

    & you have to beat the Champs on the field.

    ——————

    Wow, are you an idiot. How can you possibly say that GB has equal CBs to Philly? Or that your OLine is better? Your best RB is coming off a nasty injury and the back-up is a D3 turd who practices like Allen Iverson. Your WRs had almost identical stats to Philly and your TE couldn’t possibly have any more hype. If anything the teams are almost equal with GB winning QB (tiny margin) and LB. Eagles win STs, RB and CB hands down.

    Talk about wishful thinking, why don’t you rate John Kuhn as the best fullback ever to play the game too?

    Packers Fans have ZERO ability to rationally evaluate other teams.

  146. jblah says: Aug 2, 2011 6:34 PM

    eagles just signed ryan harris.

  147. The Shoeman says: Aug 2, 2011 6:34 PM

    Tommy Lawlor Report says #Eagles

    added former Broncos RT Ryan Harris on a 1-yr deal

  148. justanotherdummy says: Aug 2, 2011 6:42 PM

    Sicklife, get you facts straight before you try to flap your gums. Bobby Taylor went from the Eagles to the Seahawks when he was old and couldn’t play anymore. We already had replaced him with Sheldon Brown. If you do not like it here, leave. We won’t miss you.

  149. norcaleagles says: Aug 2, 2011 6:44 PM

    GRANADAFAN, Let me ask you this. What IS the Eagles cap space? How tight are they? And its not like the Eagles are bringing in som big names just because they are big names. They are all positions that are in need. Last year, the Eagles had the worst redzone defense and gave up a ton of TDs through the air. In fact, I believe their redzone D was the worst in NFL history. So they bring in DRC and Nnamdi. They failed to get pressure on the QB towards the end of the year so they sign Babin and Jenkins. They trade backup QB Kolb to the cards so they sign Vince Young to be the new backup. They need a solid backup RB with some muscle who can help in short yardage situations so they sign Ronnie Brown. Johnny Lee Higgins has proven to be a good kick returner which we need. The Eagles are addressing their biggest weaknesses by signing some of the top FAs at their respective positions and have only been focusing on those positions of need.

  150. melonvoxveritas says: Aug 2, 2011 6:45 PM

    Everyone wants to comment on Philadelphia stories. Even Melonnhead Veritas.

  151. phillyfan4ever says: Aug 2, 2011 6:52 PM

    You know you’ve made it when the only comment people has is “I can’t wait to he get hurt…”

    LOL and as far as cap room is concerned, they will be UNDER the cap this year and UNDER the cap next year. This is how good football organizations are run folks

  152. tmac4454 says: Aug 2, 2011 6:57 PM

    Dang, how far do you have to go to comment on this: SMH, Eagles are for real…if anyone get hurt, they still have decent backups.
    Saints, Eagles, Falcons & Packers…idk about Shytown..this is who I am predicting for the playoffs for the NFC…

  153. malonezo says: Aug 2, 2011 7:00 PM

    look at all the scumbag haters wishing for injuries because they know that’s the only thing that can stop the eagles.

  154. zeussuperman says: Aug 2, 2011 7:01 PM

    Hey idiots!

    Ronnie Brown had higher offers from four other teams.

    He took Philadelphia’s lower offer anyway.

    It must burn you up that Philly’s a more attractive destination for athletes than your cesspool city.

    The question, however, is why?

    Gotta be the best fanbase in sports!

  155. melonvoxveritas says: Aug 2, 2011 7:03 PM

    tmac4454 says:Aug 2, 2011 6:57 PM

    Dang, how far do you have to go to comment on this: SMH, Eagles are for real
    ——————————————————–

    The Eagles are the new Cowboys in the media world. The only difference is that their quarterback is more respected within the league.

    Meanwhile, Rodgers ices his arm, entitled ‘debilitator’ and watches film.

  156. fmwarner says: Aug 2, 2011 7:04 PM

    jakek2 says: Aug 2, 2011 4:57 PM

    The only question left will be what will the fans use for an excuse when they go 7-9?
    ===================================

    You know, I get the hate. It’s football, not brain surgery, and everyone wants to have fun. But a 10-6 division winner that loses no one of consequence and adds the #1 free agent in a position of need plus some nice pieces is going to win three LESS games? C’mon. At least read what you write before you click submit.

    bleedblue18 says: Aug 2, 2011 5:17 PM

    This so reminds me of the Jets last season, going out and picking up many of the big name free agents.

    They did well and you would expect it with all the money they spent but no Superbowl.

    You can’t buy team chemistry.
    ==================================

    Big difference between last year’s Jets and this year’s Eagles. The Eagles have an above average player at the most important position. QB.

  157. edreedisgod says: Aug 2, 2011 7:09 PM

    Guess im the only one who notices their lack of linebackers….

    Ed Reed> Troy Polamalu

  158. cigarettej0nes says: Aug 2, 2011 7:12 PM

    I don’t care if it doesn’t work…at least they are finally trying to get over the Superbowl hump ! GO EAGLES…Rob Ryan is mad that Nnamdi picked the birds over the turds…Cowboys need to get a qb before they focus on a corner !

  159. skindome1234 says: Aug 2, 2011 7:18 PM

    To nyjalleffingday. hahahahahahahahahahah all I am hearing from u is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa waaaaaaaaaaa

  160. jroman11 says: Aug 2, 2011 7:19 PM

    I always loved watching Brown play with Miami. He’s versatile and exciting to watch. Great signing for the Eagles. Why didn’t the Fins bring him back?

  161. tiffpats4eva says: Aug 2, 2011 7:22 PM

    What about the O line?

  162. leagle911 says: Aug 2, 2011 7:26 PM

    Re: Cap Space… I gotta figure there is significant room, what with DeSean not signed yet.

    Because if they don’t re-sign Jackson, all the rest of this could be (will be) for naught…

    (“Dear Lord, please, oh, please let DeSean see the light and sign, let Michael make it thru the Dallas and NY games uninjured, and, just for fun, turn the stress crank up on Dan Snyder just one more notch. Amen.”)

  163. scorpiodsu says: Aug 2, 2011 7:26 PM

    Some of you guys are idiots. Of course they are trying to buy a Super Bowl, THAT’S WHAT THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO DO…. bring in talent and pay for them like every team SHOULD be doing. Haters are hating because their team is either too cheap to sign top talent or didn’t manage the cap well enough to be in position to sign top talent. But let’s look at it like this, over half the starting roster will be players the Eagles drafted or had for a few years already. So it’s a mixture of “coached up” talent and free agents like most teams that eventually win championships.

  164. philly4lyfe says: Aug 2, 2011 7:26 PM

    Something interesting from a Philly.com article:

    – Not everything went the Eagles way last week. Banner was up all night Wednesday trying to negotiate a deal that fell through, only he wouldn’t say what it was. Free agent signing? Trade? Contract extension? All he’d say is that if he even gave us a hint, we’d be able to figure it out. I’m really not sure what it was. But it goes to show two things: 1)they didn’t get everything they wanted and 2)the Eagles really don’t like to have their failures out in the open. After the most successful NFL free agent spree in recent memory – if ever – they still didn’t want to talk about the one that got away.

    I love the fact that they are still tryin to make moves. E A G L E S

  165. bluefan204 says: Aug 2, 2011 7:28 PM

    malonezo says: Aug 2, 2011 7:00 PM

    look at all the scumbag haters wishing for injuries because they know that’s the only thing that can stop the eagles.

    51 years of injuries have stopped the Eagles?

    Wow, thats heavy. Weak, but heavy…

    I take comfort in the fact that as long as Reid is the coach, you scumbags will NEVER know the feeling of seeing your team win a Lombardi, no matter how much money they spend trying to buy one.

  166. nfldaddy says: Aug 2, 2011 7:29 PM

    I hope there is a close up of Dom Caper’s face when the Eagles put Vick, Young, Shady, Ronnie, Desean, and Maclin all on the field at the same time.

    THAT’S RIGHT….the Eagles won’t play GB because the Bears are winning the central.

  167. nfldaddy says: Aug 2, 2011 7:34 PM

    1mge says: Aug 2, 2011 5:56 PM

    GB still looks better on paper (for you fans who believe paper wins Championships) .

    QB, WR, TE, O line, LB’rs, Sftys… advantage GB.

    CB, RB, D line… equal

    Spcl teams… advantage PH

    & you have to beat the Champs on the field.

    ————————————————–

    Are you kidding me with the WR’s???? Who does GB have???? Donald Driver! James Jones! Jordy Nelson!!! Get the fack outta here with that nonsense. Stop being a homer.

  168. tommynatorii says: Aug 2, 2011 7:39 PM

    If the Eagles want a dancer in the backfield, you got it!
    Im not happy with R. Bush either..

  169. contra74 says: Aug 2, 2011 7:40 PM

    1mge says:
    Aug 2, 2011 5:56 PM
    GB still looks better on paper (for you fans who believe paper wins Championships) .

    QB, WR, TE, O line, LB’rs, Sftys… advantage GB.

    CB, RB, D line… equal

    Spcl teams… advantage PH

    & you have to beat the Champs on the field.
    ———
    WAAAH WAAAAAH – another team not named Packers is making headlines – WAAAH

  170. bdnnbd says: Aug 2, 2011 7:50 PM

    nfldaddy says: Aug 2, 2011 7:34 PM
    ————————————————–

    Are you kidding me with the WR’s???? Who does GB have???? Donald Driver! James Jones! Jordy Nelson!!! Get the fack outta here with that nonsense. Stop being a homer.
    =======================

    are YOU kidding?
    Jennings, Driver, Nelson, Jones, Finley? arguably the best receiving corps in the league.

  171. 1mge says: Aug 2, 2011 7:52 PM

    @polishrod

    If you really don’t think Williams & Woodson are = to 2 guys who’s names I can’t spell that are both on a new team & have never played together you are the true idiot. Not even to mention the O-line comment which many PH fans know is a weak spot.

    & our D3 RB is wearing a ring that he earned whoppin up 123 yrds on your Eagles.

    Everyone at NFL Live on ESPN agrees PH doesn’t come close to matching up with GB.

  172. poiseup says: Aug 2, 2011 7:53 PM

    To polishrod and Nfldaddy. The Eagles are better on paper. The Packers are better on the field. P-rod Rodgers vs Vick. Did you watch the playoffs. The Eagles lost at home to a wildcard team.

  173. 1mge says: Aug 2, 2011 8:00 PM

    @nfldaddy

    I guess you never heard of Greg Jennings or did you just bench him? Get a clue before you type!

  174. 1mge says: Aug 2, 2011 8:06 PM

    Hey contra, how did your Vikings do last year??

  175. norcaleagles says: Aug 2, 2011 9:27 PM

    1MGE, are you kidding me? You and ESPN think Philly doesnt come close to GB? Wow, keep in mind that you barely beat us even with our secondary giving up a ton of TDs and having the worst redzone defense in history. We no longer have that same secondary. And whats so great about your O-line? Hasnt Rodgers been pounded over the past few seasons? Yeah, you guys have the title, but its not like you guys are ahead of the rest of the league. And Greg Jennings is a beast, but the rest of your WRs would NOT start over Desean and Jeremy Maclin.

  176. stevebarlow says: Aug 2, 2011 9:40 PM

    I know this has been talked about to death, but it’s not like the Eagles are going out and giving 10mil guaranteed to Antwan Randle-El. Or $100 mil to a surly fat guy and trying to change his position. Or trading a whole draft for a crappy WR and giving him an extension on top of it. All of these are positions of need and all affordable.

  177. shaunymac424 says: Aug 2, 2011 9:49 PM

    Ol’ Glass Leg over here… Hope he stays healthy. Honestly didn’t care to have him back in Miami. He started hesitating way too much and missing gaps in the O-line. Ricky looked like the better back last season.

  178. shaggytoodle says: Aug 2, 2011 10:24 PM

    If familiar names won championships the Eagles are the front runners, but as we have learned from watching teams like the Miami Heat and New York Yankees. That is not the case.

  179. freedomispopular says: Aug 3, 2011 12:41 AM

    Nice signing. If Ronnie Brown can regain any of his old form, this could be the first true rushing attack they’ve had in a while, assuming Andy actually calls any run plays.

  180. nfldaddy says: Aug 4, 2011 4:23 PM

    1mge says: Aug 2, 2011 8:00 PM

    @nfldaddy

    I guess you never heard of Greg Jennings or did you just bench him? Get a clue before you type!

    —————————————————–
    Greg Jennings?!?!?! Really?

    He has 1 good year so now we are supposed to be afraid of him? He’s played 5 years, and last year was his best year. Stop it. You’re a joke.

    I can’t wait for GB to fail so that this nonsense stops. The bottom line is, GB is too cheap to make a big signing. It has nothing to do with “how great they draft”. Move to a real city.

    The team that gets hot at the right time is the team that wins the Super Bowl 9 times out of 10. If GB were so great, especially with their “next man up” philosophy, why couldn’t they win their division? Why were they 10-6?

    Good luck trying to catch lightening in a bottle twice with those overachievers.

    Did you ever noticed that the team that just won the Super Bowl is always a favorite the following year? Yet rarely do teams repeat. HMMMMM……

    DON’T BELIEVE THE HYPE

    I liked GB better the first time when they were called the 2007 NY Giants.

  181. pigeonpea says: Aug 6, 2011 1:11 PM

    eaeolian says:
    Hmm. The “Wildcat” possibilities could be really interesting with him and Vick on the field…

    The wildcat? Really? You think that tired gimmick of a play is going to fool defenses often enough to take you to the Superbowl?

    nfldaddy says:
    I can’t wait for GB to fail so that this nonsense stops. The bottom line is, GB is too cheap to make a big signing. It has nothing to do with “how great they draft”. Move to a real city.

    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!

    Green Bay Packers: 13 Times World Champions

    Phithydelphia Eagirls: A Lombardi-devoid team playing in a dumpy, depressing hole of a city that is known for hating Santa Claus and having a sociopathic dog killer leading their team.

    Shut up already… You’re killing me! LOL!

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