In many precincts, the lag between the Scouting Combine and the start of free agency has caused progress on new deals to be slow.
Not in Philadelphia.
Already this morning, the team has confirmed new (and expected) contracts for center Jason Kelce (a seven-year deal which takes him through 2020) and wide receiver Riley Cooper (a five-year deal through 2018).
All this comes after signing left tackle Jason Peters to an extension, which means all five starting offensive linemen are under contract through at least 2016, and the offense has a chance to build on some promising results from last year.
Kelce’s just the second member of the 2011 draft class to sign an extension, following Raiders special teamer Taiwan Jones.