Perhaps no team has been more proactive in signing their own young players than the Eagles.
But as with many things in Philadelphia, that seems to be changing.
The easy explanation for waiting is to see who the new coach is going to be, to offer him input in the situation.
But unlike years past, the Eagles aren’t overloaded with young stars looking for extensions. Beyond Rodgers-Cromartie, their other pending unrestricted free agents are offensive lineman King Dunlap, defensive tackle Derek Landri, long snapper Jon Dorenbos, defensive end Darryl Tapp, offensive lineman Jake Scott, linebacker Akeem Jordan and safety and special teamer Colt Anderson.
And even Rodgers-Cromartie isn’t a lock to break the bank, as his own slump this year has mirrored the Eagles season.
“If they pay me, they pay me,” he said. “If they don’t, I ain’t playing for money. That’s gonna come. I ain’t worried about that.”
The Eagles also haven’t started talks with wide receiver Jeremy Maclin or any of their players whose deals expire after 2013, which is out of character, but also reasonable given the changes that are coming.