Tuesday, March 3, 2009

So Much For Quiet Time...

CB Shawn Springs is visiting Philly today and tomorrow.

I have no inside info as to how they are looking at him. It's possible he's talking to them about playing Safety. More than likely he's here to talk about a backup CB spot. The only problem is that we've got our #3 CB in Joselio Hanson. #4 was projected to be Jack Ikegwuonu. He suffered a horrible ACL injury 13 months ago. Maybe Jack is healing slowly.

I'll be very interested to hear the comments from Springs and the Eagles tomorrow. Where is he gonna play?

For those curious...Springs will turn 34 on March 11th. He started 7 of the 9 games he played in last year for WAS. He had one INT and 7 pass breakups. He picked off 4 passes in 2007. He does have good size at 6'0, 207. +

* UPDATE *

Apparently Shawn played some S last year for WAS. They'd been trying to move him to S full time, but he was hesitant about making the move. It is very possible that the Eagles want him to challenge Demps for the starting FS job in 2009. The Eagles would only then have to add one Safety through the draft to fill out the group.
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1 comment:

Stephen said...

Here's a fun little article: http://blogs.nfl.com/2009/03/03/dawkins-i-wanted-to-be-an-eagle/

Who gives a rats ass what free agent the redskins are throwing ungodly money at this year in the crappy free agent market or whatever (what else is new with Dan Snyder), we were just busy treating Dawkins like he was a whatever. Good thing we have our free safety plans on such lockdown that we could afford to let him walk.