Sunday, February 8, 2009

FA Stuff

I posted some OT notes. They are listed toward the bottom of the page, in the NFL section:

We all know Gross is the #1 target. Who's next? Sadly, there is no clear cut answer.

The player I'm most interested in is Atlanta RT Tyson Clabo. You can see some Runyan in him. The bad news is that he's a RFA. I can't see Atlanta going cheap with his tender. I like Clabo, but not enough to give up a high pick for him.

Khalif Barnes and Max Starks are both risky players with talent. Those could be high-risk, high-reward situations.

Vernon Carey could be a target, but he's ideal for a running offense, not our pass happy attack.

We just found out that Jon Runyan had microfracture surgery on his injured knee. That is actually good news for the Eagles. It will keep him from getting interest from other teams. He won't be ready to play until July/August. The Eagles could look at him as a backup plan should something else not work out.

I still don't have an ideal backup scenario. Let's hope Gross avoids the Franchise Tag and hits the market.


I watched some tape of FB Leonard Weaver of Seattle. He's not much of a lead blocker from what I saw. He is a gifted runner and receiver. He could be an interesting target for the Eagles. Say you let Buck go and add Weaver. You then add a rookie RB and FB.

Weaver and the rookie could split time at FB. Weaver would be the power back. The rookie tailback should be an early enough pick that he has starting caliber talent. You'd work him into the offense.

This isn't a likely scenario. Just an idea to toss out there.

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