The free agency period has opened and I don’t think there are too many people happy with what the Eagles have done so far. That could be because the Eagles really haven’t done anything at all. Many people hoped the Eagles would go after Julius Peppers to line up opposite Trent Cole and cause some real chaos for opposing quarterbacks. Although the Eagles apparently had an offer on the table for Peppers, he visited Chicago and found a huge pay day there. I didn’t think the Eagles would offer him any type of “wow” contract and apparently they didn’t want to compete with what the Bears had to offer (although we saw that the Bears turned out to be the big spenders this year).
There was a report that Aaron Kampman was coming to visit Philadelphia, but this trip was canceled by his agent because the Eagles weren’t guaranteeing anything. Kyle Vanden Bosch was another veteran defensive end out there that the Eagles could have been interested in but failed to make a move on. Antrel Rolle was another player the Eagles could have made a run out but didn’t pursue due to his large asking price.
Instead of making runs at other players, it seems the Eagles focus has been on those already in the organization. The first move they made on Friday was to sign Leonard Weaver to a three year deal and make him the highest paid fullback. You have to like the fact that they took care of him, because he definitely deserved it. Another guy that deserved the deal he got was Jason Avant who signed a five year deal. Reggie Brown was traded to Tampa Bay for a sixth round draft pick in 2011 which I doubt anyone cares too much about.
Michael Vick is set to get his bonus which only means the constant quarterback questions will still remain. I thought the Eagles would be much more active in free agency but they just haven’t made any moves.