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Eagles still have some cap wiggle room

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Plenty of you have asked whether and to what extent the Eagles have exceeded the 2011 salary cap, given a rash of high-profile acquisitions over the past week.

As it turns out, they still have some room to maneuver.

Based on the most recent numbers that have been provided to us by a source with knowledge of said numbers, the Eagles had $3.882 million in cap room.  That’s likely before the acquisition of Ronnie Brown, who signed a one-year, $1 million deal, tackle Ryan Harris, who signed for the minimum, and safety Jarrad Page, who likely got the minimum, too.

Plenty of cap space could be created by a contract extension for quarterback Mike Vick, given that his current cap number matches his one-year franchise salary of more than $16 million.  And a long-term deal with receiver DeSean Jackson could consume plenty of whatever surplus a Vick new contract would create.

The 51 highest-paid players on each roster must fit under the $120.4 million spending limit (plus a $3 million one-time exemption) by the start of the 2011 League Year.  When the season begins, all 53 players on the roster, along with anyone on injured reserve, must fit under the cap.

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  1. ravensfan4life52 says: Aug 3, 2011 12:57 PM

    i like how right after i comment on another post on this website asking how much cap space the Eagles still have, PFT puts this article up. nicely done PFT you just won brownie points.

  2. sprest83 says: Aug 3, 2011 12:58 PM

    And they need to resign two guys, Vick and Jackson. LOL, they are screwed down the road.

  3. b7p19 says: Aug 3, 2011 12:59 PM

    Banner is a cap guru, I wouldn’t worry about that.

  4. skoobyfl says: Aug 3, 2011 1:00 PM

    Spend it on Randy Moss, he’s the one.

  5. mikevicksdoggydaycare says: Aug 3, 2011 1:00 PM

    Gotta love the genius moves that our FO have taken in this shortened off season. Desean needs to show up, does he not realize that hes gonna get a good deal once the eagles redo vicks contract?

  6. dieharddolfan6493 says: Aug 3, 2011 1:01 PM

    Were the hell are they getting all this money from?

  7. tjp2033 says: Aug 3, 2011 1:01 PM

    They arent screwed down the road because most deals are 1 year deals.

    Event he Cullen Jenkins deal can become a 1 year deal, even though it was reported as a 5 year deal.

    The Eagles will still have plenty of wiggle room next year.

  8. pallidrone says: Aug 3, 2011 1:02 PM

    There is a website created by an Eagles fan that outlines their cap situation.

    http://www.eaglescap.com

    While it is not “official” it spells out what the numbers are based off of public knowledge.

  9. wildbk33 says: Aug 3, 2011 1:02 PM

    sprest83…please read the whole article before you comment.

    They are below the cap WITH vick on a tag. Most of the guys that they signed can basically be turned into one year deals.

    Also remember that they now have a 90 man roster that will be trimmed to 53 by the time the season starts, cap number will go down.

    The eagles have some of if not the smartest cap guys in the league.

  10. eaglesowngiants says: Aug 3, 2011 1:03 PM

    Best run franchise in the NFL…… All the haters can keep hatin and secretly wishin that they were rockin green on sunday

  11. berniemadoffsides says: Aug 3, 2011 1:03 PM

    I’m not sure why this warrants its own story.

  12. smellsmalicious says: Aug 3, 2011 1:03 PM

    they cut ALL their free agents and had the all rookie defense last year. not hard to fill up a buttload of roster spots.

  13. shaggytoodle says: Aug 3, 2011 1:06 PM

    Which is probably part of the reason why DeSean is upset, they sign all these other FAs and haven’t been working to take care of thier own.

  14. dciggles says: Aug 3, 2011 1:07 PM

    Why do you delete my posts? What is this censorship? I’m not posting anything deragotory. I simply said you took the info off Eagles Caps dot com.

  15. eagleempire says: Aug 3, 2011 1:07 PM

    The Eagles have always been mindful of the cap and how it will impact things down the road. They will not be screwed, trust me. They are not the Redskins or the Cowboys. Banner knows what he is doing when it comes to handling the cap. They have never mortgaged their future and they haven’t done it this time either.

  16. psuskifan says: Aug 3, 2011 1:07 PM

    Million dollar question: What will they do about the last piece to the puzzle – MLB -

    Trade a 1st or 2nd?
    Trade DCR or Samuels?
    Sign a FA?

  17. jbeatzz says: Aug 3, 2011 1:10 PM

    joe banner is the man when it comes to the cap…the eagles never screw themselves and while they have signed a slew of free agents, notice that nobody has gotten a break the bank deal…so, sorry haters but theyll be just fine

  18. backdapack says: Aug 3, 2011 1:11 PM

    Drama Team!

  19. jw731 says: Aug 3, 2011 1:11 PM

    A source………LOL…….Go to Eaglescap.com….It’s updated the day after they sign someone, and gives details of next years payroll etc……..It’s only been around for like 6 years…….

  20. tylerdurden0 says: Aug 3, 2011 1:12 PM

    Just wondering if there were any other teams in the NFL besides the Eagles?

    That seems to be all that any NFL related websites seem to be talking about.

    The Eagles have won the Super Bowl… On Paper. Now all they have to do is play those pesky games!

  21. jdandcoke says: Aug 3, 2011 1:12 PM

    wildbk33

    The eagles have some of if not the smartest cap guys in the league.

    Yeah…and they have possibly the dumbest coach in the league as well.

    They’ll fail in the end….its just a matter of how they go about it.

  22. howmnyplayoffwinsugot says: Aug 3, 2011 1:12 PM

    if you know the birds you know they handle the cap well. haters gon hate

  23. geauxjay says: Aug 3, 2011 1:13 PM

    ESPN is now reporting that Joe Montana, Emmitt Smith, Rod Woodson, Jerry Rice, Mike Singletary, Bruce Smith, and Lawrence Taylor are all considering coming out of retirement for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play for the Eagles.

  24. usher716 says: Aug 3, 2011 1:13 PM

    not really an eagles fan BUT man those throwbacks are way better than the regular eagles unis. it doesn’t surprise me that the eagles had so much room under they cap, they usually do every year, it surprises me that they’re spending now.

  25. baddegg says: Aug 3, 2011 1:13 PM

    Well, they might as well sign Kyle Orton as their third string backup and trade Kafka for 3 number one picks…

  26. geauxjay says: Aug 3, 2011 1:14 PM

    Best run franchise in the NFL…… All the haters can keep hatin and secretly wishin that they were rockin green on sunday

    ___________________________

    Just shut up and win a Super Bowl already. The Saints, Bucs, and Chiefs have even done that.

  27. phillyfan4ever says: Aug 3, 2011 1:14 PM

    Resign Vick to a long term deal and eliminate that 16 mil on the books and restructure Jacksons contract.

    And they will be confortably at the cap, not bad for the biggest FA signings in NFL history

  28. prestigew0rldwide says: Aug 3, 2011 1:16 PM

    Why not consider Braylon Edwards.. his talents would be a great compliment to maclin and jackson.. assuming he could be talked into a one year 2-3 million deal to prove himself yet again after a clutch year with only one drop and very high yards/carch average. Would be a great way to get back at his former team and show them why they downgraded by getting plax. This assuming moss doesnt take a deal and unretire. Put jackson in the slot and maclin and edwards outside.. with brown and mccoy on either side of vick in the shotgun… how do you defend that?

  29. Umar says: Aug 3, 2011 1:18 PM

    Andy Reid is a smart coach. Too many people overlook that. There’s no way you can look at what he’s done this offseason and criticize him.

  30. chrisvegas says: Aug 3, 2011 1:19 PM

    Eagles have been 20 million under the cap for the last 20 years. This year they decided to spend without putting them in a position where they have cap issues the next few years. Most of these contracts are one year contract. You have to figure they let all off their own FA sign else where, so they probably went into this FA period with 30 million or so to spend. This is just goot business, to bad our government can’t learn to manage our debt the way the Eagles manage thier cap.

  31. boover3 says: Aug 3, 2011 1:20 PM

    eaglesowngiants says:
    Aug 3, 2011 1:03 PM
    Best run franchise in the NFL…… All the haters can keep hatin and secretly wishin that they were rockin green on sunday

    You’re Right.

    Green and Gold.

  32. Ralphie says: Aug 3, 2011 1:20 PM

    If Jarrad Page signed for the vet minimum then the Pats didn’t want him back. A few of these guys that the Eagles are “collecting” will be dumped out on the street in a few weeks.

  33. jacksaysfu says: Aug 3, 2011 1:21 PM

    Anyone who believes Philly is screwed cause of the salary cap next year has NO football knowledge whatsoever. We built are team through the draft, as evidenced through our 10-6 record and division title
    Unlike the redskins we already had a playoff team in place, and now we’re signing defensive studs to counter our already explosive offense. Stop hating and instead go whine about your team staying stagnant. So come up with another argument cause your points are a joke. Learn the game fools.

  34. t16rich says: Aug 3, 2011 1:21 PM

    HAHAHA. They arn’t screwed down the road. They can walk away from these contracts theyve been signing after this year. I think Nnamdi is the only one who cant be walked away from. This is going to work and the haters jaws will continue to drop at how a franchise is ran.

  35. red513 says: Aug 3, 2011 1:21 PM

    well, since this financial stuff is so easy for Roseman and Banner, I suggest they go to D.C. and fix our country’s cap – they’d probably do a better job than the nimrods who are screwing with it now.

  36. pete8880 says: Aug 3, 2011 1:21 PM

    Is it the Eagles fault that some teams didn’t manage their cap properly and others are sitting on their hands with 20+ mill of cap space? All the haters are just whining because their team falls into one of those two categories. GO BIRDS!

  37. relly142 says: Aug 3, 2011 1:22 PM

    Sprest…i dont understand, did you not read the article? Once the sign Vick to a long term deal that will free up plenty of money for the Desean contract. My bet is that after both of those things happen they will be a couple million under the cap. This FO knows what they are doing when it comes to the CAP. And, after this season all of these 1 year deals won’t mean a thing. I’m sure this would be Asantes last year in philadelphia so that frees up close to $10 million of cap space next season…

    The Eagles will be fine…dont you worry

  38. eaglesfan290 says: Aug 3, 2011 1:22 PM

    The Cap Room for the Eagles was 4.5 Million before they signed Brown it’s actually a little less than this report shows it’s 3,819,925 .

    The Eagles will have about 4 Million more when a long term extension of Vick is done I would expect his deal to be Cap friendly ……say 12/APY.

    A trade of Asante could clear up more room depending on if it’s a player trade or draft picks. If it’s draft picks they gain 5.9 Million.

    They will probably restructure at least one contract with one of the DE’s Tapp or Jaqua Parker.

    When everything is done depending on if they also cut Justice (could happen) they could end up around 12 Million under the cap.

  39. shadowgm1 says: Aug 3, 2011 1:23 PM

    So, after the three FA’s (Brown, Harris and Page) they are going to be under $2 million…and that’s “wiggle room”? Pray there aren’t injuries (other than Jenkins, and you can mark that one down now for six games into the season).

    This is laughable, and an exercise in how not to approach free agency or build a championship team. Especially with a head coach that lost a very public battle with Terrell Owens a few years back.

  40. texastornado82 says: Aug 3, 2011 1:24 PM

    I’m puzzled about all the spendings this year from philly.

    Why this year, why so agressive

    It’s like they’re trying to compensate for something.

    They’re asking a lot of new guys on their roster, to find chemistry, within a +/- a month before the season starts.

    If this was a madden game, they’ll be alright. But it’s not.

  41. illcomm says: Aug 3, 2011 1:24 PM

    eagles have 3.8. Mil in cap space after the signings of Harris and Brown…soon to be a little more after vick resigns ..prob 7.8 in cap space then after that happens

  42. fooch21 says: Aug 3, 2011 1:25 PM

    sprest83 says: Aug 3, 2011 12:58 PM

    And they need to resign two guys, Vick and Jackson. LOL, they are screwed down the road.
    —————————————————-
    Only one player, I repeat ONE player(Nnamdi) that they have signed counts against the cap if they choose to let them go after the first year…and for those of you who keep comparing them to the ‘skins, you’re wrong, they are making reasonable signings that have no chance of taking up dead cap money e.g. Adam Archuleta (average, below average talent, highest paid safety at the time) and Deion,(who they paid for 3 years after he left) get your facts straight people.

  43. scudbot says: Aug 3, 2011 1:27 PM

    eaglesowngiants says: “Best run franchise in the NFL.” Might be in the running if you strip out the objective of winning championships.

  44. facebook.com/joesimmonscomic AKA Slow Joe (Bucs fan) says: Aug 3, 2011 1:27 PM

    Plenty of you have asked whether and to what extent the Eagles have exceeded the 2011 salary cap…

    I personally guarantee none of us have used the douchey phrase “whether and to what extent”.

  45. halo81 says: Aug 3, 2011 1:29 PM

    The Eagles trade Asante Samuel and they end up another 6 million under the cap. They restructure Vick and they’re further under. The give a long-term extension to Jackson and they’ll front-load it with a roster bonus.

    They use roster bonuses and front-load contracts; that’s why they’re never in cap trouble.

    These people screaming about the Eagles being in cap trouble are trolls. Joe Banner, as much as I hate when he opens his mouth, is an absolutely evil genius when it comes to the salary cap.

    Samuel’s contract in terms of cap hits has already been paid essentially. They gave him HUGE roster bonuses his first two years and paid him nothing in salary.

    I guess Eagles fans should apologize for having a front office that knows what they’re doing?

  46. tbird5115 says: Aug 3, 2011 1:30 PM

    I agree the Birdz do have some of the best cap guys in the front office and they will be fine managing all these pickups, because they have set themselves up masterfully.
    Remember:
    1. Ronnie Brown, Ryan Harris, Jaared Page, Vince Young, Donald Lee, Johnny Lee Higgins, are all one year deals that means they come off the books after this season.
    2. Cullen Jenkins has a clause in his deal that he can be cut after the first year and the Eagles will not inquire any significant cap hit.
    3. The only two players that they are locked into long term are Asomough and Babin and DRC is still has 2 years left on his rookie deal.
    4. They will also save money if they extend Vick. And don’t forget they can save about $8mil if they trade Asante. An Asante trade, which I think will happen soon, could mean they get that missing piece at LB and another pick and that frees up enough money to extend Vick and Desean. Then they should be done.
    I also agree with one of the earlier posters that they should rock the Old School Kelly Green uni’s more often, cause they are awesome.
    I’m pumped for the Eagles this year, it only gonna get funner!

  47. esg6string says: Aug 3, 2011 1:30 PM

    3 mil now

    They can either keep or trade Asante, for state of argument I say keep him then cut/trade Parker and Hanson (DE and CB respectively) which I believe saves about 6 mil in cap space.

    That’s about 9 ish.

    Resign Vick. This does NOT take away cap space this year it ADDS it. Why? Franchise tag is like 16 mil or whatever guaranteed. New deal would likely lower that number significantly.

    That adds a few more million.

    Can they resign Jackson with that? Yes.

    As far as the future goes: Assante is traded after the year for picks. Young is no longer on the books. Jenkins if he plays well/stays healthy should stay. Babin I say gets cut…he’s a stop gap while Graham gets healthy, this presumes he does. Then when its time they extend Maclin and McCoy and possibly DRC and take advantage of the ample pile of draft picks. Core of the team still intact with influx of new young talent.

    Lets not pretend this is a one year and blow it up situation. They’re not the Redskins (of the past) trying desperately to sign players to make a bad team good. The Eagles are already good, they’re trying to make them great and they’re not signing guys looking out for their own stats or bank accounts. They want a ring. No drama once Asante is settled. He doesn’t have a problem with his teammates its just the uncertainty of whether he’s going to be here or not is his problem. I hope they settle that one way or another by the weekend personally.

  48. fooch21 says: Aug 3, 2011 1:34 PM

    I’m puzzled about all the spendings this year from philly.
    Why this year, why so agressive
    It’s like they’re trying to compensate for something.
    They’re asking a lot of new guys on their roster, to find chemistry, within a +/- a month before the season starts.
    If this was a madden game, they’ll be alright. But it’s not.
    ————————————————-
    This is the best year to do it, no offseason minicamps or OTA’s means less time for the rookies to make an impact, so you bring in LOW RISK, HIGH REWARD veterans who have already been through an offseason and no how to prepare for an NFL season…

  49. shanehockey28 says: Aug 3, 2011 1:34 PM

    LOL i love the whole “best run franchise” in the league statement. How many titles do they have?? Ah the Eagle fan base one minute Banner is a moron the next he is a genius lol. Good for them though with trying to go “all in”.

  50. tombradyswig says: Aug 3, 2011 1:34 PM

    eaglesowngiants says:
    Aug 3, 2011 1:03 PM
    Best run franchise in the NFL…… All the haters can keep hatin and secretly wishin that they were rockin green on sunday

    You’re Right.

    Green and Gold.

    pretty sure that’s YELLOW!!!!!!! hahahahahah

  51. deadmanwalking47 says: Aug 3, 2011 1:35 PM

    geauxjay says: Aug 3, 2011 1:14 PM

    Best run franchise in the NFL…… All the haters can keep hatin and secretly wishin that they were rockin green on sunday
    ______________________________________

    you can’t even think about saying that until you have won a super bowl and because you are the eagles,that ain’t happening any time soon!

  52. theothers09 says: Aug 3, 2011 1:35 PM

    Best run team? Show me just one Super Bowl win??? It’s Super Bowl or bust for the Eagles I can’t wait for the season to start hehe

  53. getsome636 says: Aug 3, 2011 1:36 PM

    If they are such a well run and great organization, then why is there not one Lombardi trophy?

  54. andyreidisfat says: Aug 3, 2011 1:37 PM

    Yeah dude you really did just grab this off someone else’s site. You should really credit them. And not say “a source with knowledge”.

    Anywho the best part about this whole deal is that by the time the Eagles finish the preseason barring anymore big signings the Eagles will probably be arround 8-12 mill under the cap. Thats incredible considering how many players they signed.

    They will cut.

    Hanson -2 mill and change
    Justice- 3 mill and change
    Tapp or PArker or both- both are about 4 mill
    and then some other odds ad ends will be cut to round out the rest.

    Seriously it doesn’t seem fair. Not only are the Eagles clearly now better than most teams they could still sign or trade for one more big ticket item if they wanted to. They could still sign Moss for around 5 mill if he wanted to come here(not that i want him, i’m just saying) I still think something is in the works with Chicago for Samuel and Urlacher. Chicago signing Lofa makes no sense since they already have so much money invested in th elinebacker spot

  55. mikevicksdoggydaycare says: Aug 3, 2011 1:39 PM

    To all those disappointed NFL fans of teams outside Philadelphia- Its obvious there is allot of jealousy out there and disappointment with your teams FO for not being able to draw the interest from FAs and having the money to sign them to come play for your team. I love the rhetoric of “Eagles trying to buy a super bowl” like no other teams are willing to acquire talent like its taboo to evolve your team or fix the problems that your team has had in the past. Eagles FO are DOING THEIR JOBS TO THE BEST OF THEIR ABILITY b/c its time for Reid to bring home the Lombardi trophy or move on. Reid is not a perfect coach, I for one hate his anti-rush playcalling and time management skills, but hes a winning coach who has the respect of his owner and players and they and everyone in Philly is rallying to win NOW. So keep talking haters but now that your comments are transparent, you wish your team made these kind of moves and anyone else out there who says theyre all hype might want to wait and see how the season plays out b/c its definitely gonna be one team that everyone is gonna want to watch on gameday either to root for or against but your butts will be in those seats to see the “hype” , and come January there is no way the Eagles dont end up in the playoffs. “haters gonna hate, lovers gonna love, i dont want none of the above cuz the Eagles will piss on you… drip drip drip.”

  56. geauxjay says: Aug 3, 2011 1:43 PM

    The Eagles are the 1970s Rams of the 2000s.

    Look it up.

  57. hscorpio says: Aug 3, 2011 1:47 PM

    jw731 says: Aug 3, 2011 1:11 PM

    A source………LOL…….Go to Eaglescap.com…
    ==============================

    I did. Thanks for the link.

    It lists $7 mil in dead money. Ouch. That would be plenty to move DeSean Jackson up from the 4th best paid WR/TE on the team. As it stands, they will have to create some more room to extend him or run a huge risk in the locker room since he’s obviously well deserving of a new deal. Everyone in that locker room knows it. And they are watching the situation.

  58. mbsbjb3 says: Aug 3, 2011 1:49 PM

    Eagles<Rats

  59. hscorpio says: Aug 3, 2011 1:52 PM

    fooch21 says: Aug 3, 2011 1:34 PM

    This is the best year to do it, no offseason minicamps or OTA’s means less time for the rookies to make an impact, so you bring in LOW RISK, HIGH REWARD veterans who have already been through an offseason and no how to prepare for an NFL season…
    =============================

    Uh, FA is “low risk, high reward”? When did that become true?

  60. melonheadsdaddy says: Aug 3, 2011 1:52 PM

    Shadowgm…how did he “lose” the battle with TO? last I checked, he was suspended and dropped like a bad habit by Philly only to sign one year contracts with NFL powerhouses such as Buffalo and Cincinnati….yea…we lost that battle…he would still be here if it weren’t for his “its all about me” attitude. Good point dingleberry.

  61. redskins1964 says: Aug 3, 2011 1:54 PM

    Eagles fans you are a great team but you are known for being more like Buffalo of the early 90′s than New England of the 2000′s You can take a pretty to the dance but you can’t dance with her

  62. chobes68 says: Aug 3, 2011 1:59 PM

    “eaglesowngiants says:
    Aug 3, 2011 1:03 PM
    Best run franchise in the NFL…… All the haters can keep hatin and secretly wishin that they were rockin green on sunday”

    ==========

    Yeah, all the SBs they’ve won. I could see why you’d make that point.

    Nice tag too. Eagles own the Giants, but the Giants have owned some SBs.

  63. chobes68 says: Aug 3, 2011 2:00 PM

    “The Eagles are the 1970s Rams of the 2000s.

    Look it up.”

    ======

    Are you off your meds?

  64. stevo8drum says: Aug 3, 2011 2:07 PM

    i know for many people this looks like the birds are the yankees. But thats not the case. All the teams have a cap. We cannot go over it. The birds were smart and let guys like Sheldon Brown and Dmac leave. They know when to cut the ties with a player. And now- they walked into this year with roughly 41 million to play with. Notice that Key vets like Qmikell and Stew Bradley are not here. Ditto A.J. feeley…. i mean Kolb. Dawk also would have had money coming to him if he were here. Did i mention the Andrew brothers? And i know its been a few years but Tra and Runyan cost alot too. So…. we had a few guys like Asam to pay but thats it. Its a very young team playing on rookie contracts. And in 2-3 years when we need to pay those guys…. Nnamdi and perhaps babbin will be hanging it up…. or playing for the Skins….. they like paying guys who are 3 years after their prime.

  65. alexnexus says: Aug 3, 2011 2:10 PM

    geauxjay says:
    Aug 3, 2011 1:13 PM
    ESPN is now reporting that Joe Montana, Emmitt Smith, Rod Woodson, Jerry Rice, Mike Singletary, Bruce Smith, and Lawrence Taylor are all considering coming out of retirement for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play for the Eagles
    ——————————————————–
    You post is sorta of funny… but in reality it misses the point.

    The Eagles are not hiring all timers. They are stacking up young proven talent. Ronnie Brown is the only FA signed by the Eagles -1 year contrat-that has a longer history in the NFL.

    The ‘Dream Team’?… Let’s not get carried away. How about, arguably, the best -on paper- team in for the 2011-2012 season.

    So let’s wait and see what happens in about… 4 months!!

  66. duncanthecat says: Aug 3, 2011 2:13 PM

    Sounds like the Eagles come apart after this season.

    If they win it all, lots of one year guys are going to want to cash in.

    If they don’t the guys are gone anyway. Vick and Jackson will command top money. Particularly Jackson who does not feel that his interest have been a priority.

    Chemistry will be an issue to content with throughout the year. Fun to watch and no more than 50/50 chance of success.

    Washington 2.0. Check out their Dream Team year of 2000

  67. melonheadsdaddy says: Aug 3, 2011 2:14 PM

    @mikevicksdoggydaycare- I referenced that song in a previous post but both times they were deleted…my sentiments exactly. Keep up the good work..like all eagles fans and our team after one week…we are on the same page.

  68. wildbk33 says: Aug 3, 2011 2:14 PM

    jdandcoke says:
    Aug 3, 2011 1:12 PM
    wildbk33

    The eagles have some of if not the smartest cap guys in the league.

    Yeah…and they have possibly the dumbest coach in the league as well.

    They’ll fail in the end….its just a matter of how they go about it.

    ___________________________________

    Yea Andy Reid is such a horrible coach, must be all of those winning seasons that he had.
    Yes, he doesnt have a ring with the eagles but how many coaches actually do have a ring in this league…not many.

    Just keep hating bro…

  69. melonheadsdaddy says: Aug 3, 2011 2:16 PM

    “Now if you will all excuse me I need to go home and put some water in melonheads mommy’s dish…”

  70. stevo8drum says: Aug 3, 2011 2:22 PM

    about the SB- yup, we dont have 1. Yup…. all the Championships nolonger count. I for one am already tired of hearing us (myself included) talk- But….. lets be honest. You wish you were us right now. This is going to be a great season. Players WANT to play here.

  71. jpennjr says: Aug 3, 2011 2:24 PM

    shanehockey28 says:
    Aug 3, 2011 1:34 PM
    LOL i love the whole “best run franchise” in the league statement. How many titles do they have?? Ah the Eagle fan base one minute Banner is a moron the next he is a genius lol. Good for them though with trying to go “all in”.

    We have three titles–1947, 1948, and 1960. People forget that the NFL didn’t start in 1967 when they started calling the championship game the Super Bowl.

  72. cowboy88 says: Aug 3, 2011 2:26 PM

    The fact that Andy had to bring in 9 free agents to help them climb to the top of the NFC heap is an indictment of his ability to draft and develop his own players. That does not make him a great coach to me.

  73. dcbassguy says: Aug 3, 2011 2:30 PM

    @duncanthecat says: Aug 3, 2011 2:13 PM

    Sounds like the Eagles come apart after this season.

    If they win it all, lots of one year guys are going to want to cash in.

    If they don’t the guys are gone anyway. Vick and Jackson will command top money. Particularly Jackson who does not feel that his interest have been a priority.

    Chemistry will be an issue to content with throughout the year. Fun to watch and no more than 50/50 chance of success.

    Washington 2.0. Check out their Dream Team year of 2000

    ______________________________

    You really don’t pay attention do you?

    Vick and Jackson will get done well before next off-season, so that isn’t a worry.

    The 1 year guys are what they are….. Fillers. The front office knows that. They also know that if those guys are productive that they can extend them midyear. The Eagles FO is known for doing things like that. If the fillers don’t work out, it makes it easy for them to go away.

    I’ll take a 50/50 shot at the Super Bowl any year. I’d say that’s a little better than 1/32.

  74. zeussuperman says: Aug 3, 2011 2:30 PM

    mbsbjb3 says: Aug 3, 2011 1:49 PM

    Eagles<Rats

    ————————

    It's pithy, stinging commentary like this that makes Philadelphia fans oh so worried about what Dallas, D.C. and NYC fans say about them.

    Don't look now, I think the fries are done in the fryer, hoss. Don't want your boss to see you on PFT on the job.

  75. geauxjay says: Aug 3, 2011 2:37 PM

    “The Eagles are the 1970s Rams of the 2000s.

    Look it up.”

    ======

    Are you off your meds?

    ________________________________

    No. The Rams under George Allen, Chuck Knox, and others won the division like every year, won 10-12 games in a 14 game schedule every year, and then choked against the Vikings and Cowboys when the playoffs began. And they went to as many Super Bowls as the Eagles during the Andy Reid era.

    And nobody remembers them.

  76. laeaglefan says: Aug 3, 2011 2:38 PM

    “they sign all these other FAs and haven’t been working to take care of their own”

    There’s a reason why they didn’t sign their own free agents (which DeSean isn’t one of). They obviously feel that they can replace them with cheaper and/or better players.

  77. ron69 says: Aug 3, 2011 2:51 PM

    It’s beyond me this team can still be under the cap and my Raiders are 18 million over, this is beyond frustrating. I’m so mad that I’m gonna hit the first thing that moves…. ooopsss my wife just moved….

  78. jkaflagg says: Aug 3, 2011 2:54 PM

    Hate the Iggles, but gotta admit they have some real pros in the front office…..now they just have to get Jackson, in, and I don’t think he has enough leverage to force them to pay up, even though he deserves it…..

  79. hscorpio says: Aug 3, 2011 2:58 PM

    stevo8drum says: Aug 3, 2011 2:22 PM

    But….. lets be honest. You wish you were us right now.
    ==============================

    Nope, I sure don’t. I think you got that backwards. The whole FA spending spree is about the Eagles wishing they were someone else.

    Sincerely,
    A Packer Fan.

  80. getsome636 says: Aug 3, 2011 3:01 PM

    The only marquee name they signed is Nmandi, everyone else is either aging or a castoff for another reason.

    DRC–mental mistakes, gave up too many big plays so AZ did not hesitate to ship him off. Babin is a journeyman with one good year, Brown is injury prone and about to be a 30 year old RB.

    As a Packer fan, Cullen is a great talent(i think he is underrated). However, much like Vick, he cannot seem to make through a season healthy, plus he is over 30(which means the packers dont want you anymore lol).

  81. tmac4454 says: Aug 3, 2011 3:09 PM

    When are you going to take care of D Jackson? I can’t believe the man who got laid out by a concussion last year for hustling and doing his job very well imo have not been taken care of yet. I have been a huge Eagle’s fan since R Cunningham and crew. Git er done boys!!!

  82. hscorpio says: Aug 3, 2011 3:34 PM

    getsome636 says: Aug 3, 2011 3:01 PM

    As a Packer fan, Cullen is a great talent(i think he is underrated). However, much like Vick, he cannot seem to make through a season healthy, plus he is over 30.
    =================================

    And he’s far better as a DE in 3-4 than he is as a DT in a 4-3.

  83. rodericksilva says: Aug 3, 2011 3:34 PM

    desean needs to understand that the FA frenzy had to be resolved first. It didn’t last too long. Now the Eagles know where they stand.

    Vick is on for like 16M. they can reduce that this year with a longterm contract. lets say… 10M with 30 guarantee. that leaves 6m this year for him.

    He needs to go work with the team and relax. His time will come.

  84. bhenryman says: Aug 3, 2011 4:14 PM

    how do they have all this cap space? dont they have to resign desean?

  85. paulsdamnblog says: Aug 3, 2011 4:28 PM

    This just in… The Eagles just used their remaining cap space to sign Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and Baby New Year to 1 year contracts. Pencil Santa in as the starting Right Tackle and the Easter Bunny as the Starting Middle Linebacker! Baby New Year will handle all field goal and kickoff duties.

  86. granadafan says: Aug 3, 2011 4:35 PM

    “geauxjay says: Aug 3, 2011 1:14 PM

    Best run franchise in the NFL…… All the haters can keep hatin and secretly wishin that they were rockin green on sunday”

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    I believe a team wearing green one last season’s Superbowl and it wasn’t the Iggles.

  87. holeinone09 says: Aug 3, 2011 4:52 PM

    No doubt, the Eagles have really been active and picked up some great talent. It is obvious the front office understands the rules.

    With that being said, after all these moves, and now with this “Dream Team” moniker started (kind of reminds me of “Gold Standard”!), IF they don’t at least get to the Super Bowl this year, the fans may burn the town down. And they would probably be justified. The pressure seems to be on the Eagles’ players and coaches to either get the job done or face the consequences from both top management and fans.

    GO STEELERS!!

  88. stevo8drum says: Aug 3, 2011 4:59 PM

    granda- ONE? i think you mean WON.

  89. teal379 says: Aug 3, 2011 5:00 PM

    about the SB- yup, we dont have 1. Yup…. all the Championships nolonger count. I for one am already tired of hearing us (myself included) talk- But….. lets be honest. You wish you were us right now. This is going to be a great season. Players WANT to play here.

    *******************************************

    Maybe maybe not. But I’m willing to guess that guys looking for a place to play would also love to play for Green Bay – IF they were looking.

    Just because Philly signs player X doesn’t mean that player X chose Philly over all else. If the a team like the Packers made a run at some of these FA’s – don’t you think they’d garner a touch more interest with some of these guys?

    Philly’s adding 15 guys to try and win a SB, Green Bay LOST 15 guys (via IR) last year and won a SB. They’re simply not shopping and don’t for a second believe that if GB wanted Nnamdi, or some of these other FA’s they wouldn’t have recipricated that interest.

    You’re not the choice destination you think you are – you ARE the choice destination of teams needing a ton of help to “get over the hump” but those guys weren’t the choice of teams that are already there.

  90. leagle911 says: Aug 3, 2011 5:01 PM

    “…ESPN is now reporting that Joe Montana, Emmitt Smith, Rod Woodson, Jerry Rice, Mike Singletary, Bruce Smith, and Lawrence Taylor are all considering coming out of retirement for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play for the Eagles.”

    Don’t forget about Tommy McD, Brookshier, and Chuck Bednarik. Andy is gonna make real magic happen to get ‘ol Chuck “up and running.”

    And, it would be great if the Giants brought back Gifford to face him.

    Just one more time…

    E-A-G-L-E-S!

  91. teal379 says: Aug 3, 2011 5:02 PM

    And before someone throws Cullen Jenkins in this – you obviously don’t know Ted Thompson.

    Over 30, often injured and looking to get paid. He’s missed games due to injury every year in the league but one.

  92. zeussuperman says: Aug 3, 2011 6:42 PM

    “Philly’s adding 15 guys to try and win a SB, Green Bay LOST 15 guys (via IR) last year and won a SB. They’re simply not shopping and don’t for a second believe that if GB wanted Nnamdi, or some of these other FA’s they wouldn’t have recipricated that interest. ”

    With respect (because I like the Pack a lot as a team):

    What was the injury situation the year before? Were there 15 IR’ed players when the Cardinals torched the Pack in the first round of the playoffs?

    Also, if GB didn’t have an *interest* in Nnamdi Asomugha, everyone in your FO should be immediately fired. Not being able to get him/not really needing him and not being interested are two totally different things.

  93. born2flyeagles2588 says: Aug 16, 2011 1:36 PM

    I dont know where these packer fans come from. If I remember correctly atlanta and philly were picked 2 b the sb contenders last year. Its funny how all these packer fans are around now when everybody wrote them off after brett favre until last year in the playoffs. It kinda reminds me of sumthing oh yea wen ppl were fans of the bucs,panthers,seahawks,titans,raiders etc. what happened 2 them? Ohh no more room on bradys johnson huh. All u pack fans can have it u got 1 but I remeber wen rodgers was tha kolb of the nfl and NOBODY believed in him. And yall r probly frm a city wit a team u CANT support cuz they trash so u roll wit the winners. Y arent the pats,steelers,colts etc complaining? Have fun being eagles fans and eating ur words wen u jump on our bandwagon (if there is room left) p.s. they r just following the phillies business saavy who r the best team in baseball. Boston had it why cnt we? And all we did was make a good team better? Or did yall 4get u were underdogs in ALL ur playoff games? Or did u 4get we had 1 6-8 season since 2000? Ur just mad cuz yall dnt have the better d-fense 2 save u this time. And a HEALTHY vick put up 24 points in 1 and 1/2 qtrs on yall. Sounds like the champs r tryna duck the title fight already. U barely beat us last year wit a rookie d, now we have the same o wit a beast d that yall r scared of. Every team on our schedule is just concerned with watchin our gamefilm. While we watch wat went wrong last season ( lets not talk about those 2 fgs)

  94. born2flyeagles2588 says: Aug 16, 2011 1:45 PM

    No they dnt the packers where an average team that made a good playoff run (giants 2007) people see potential in philly cuz we been the best team in the nfC since the turn of the century. And y nobody complain about the pats sb teams? or there team now? They made a big fa splash also

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