Crowell, Weaver, LJ updates

Outside linebacker Angelo Crowell signed with the Tampa Bay Bucs, the Associated Press is reporting.

Crowell, who had spent his entire career with Buffalo, missed all of last season with a knee injury.

Agent Todd France told the Daily News on Friday that the Eagles were among the teams that had called to express interest in Crowell. It is unclear how much interest the Eagles would have had, given their young corps of linebackers.

The Bucs are making significant changes to their defense, having released starters Derrick Brooks and Cato June.


The end should be coming to the free-agent adventure of fullback Leonard Weaver. Clearly, negotiations between Weaver and the Eagles have grown stale.

Agent Harold Lewis told the Tacoma News-Tribune that he hoped to have a deal in place within the week. Minnesota, Seattle, Tampa Bay and a fourth team that he declined to identify are still in pursuit.


Tight end L.J. Smith's deal with Baltimore won't be finalized until late in the week. The Baltimore Sun reports the Smith has a physical scheduled for Thursday. Smith agreed to a 1-year, $1.5 million deal Tuesday.


To read Les Bowen's earlier post about whether Eagles fans should be panicking about the offseason, click here