Your Eagletarian isn't quite ready to lurch out of vacation mode just yet, but with rookies scheduled to report to Lehigh a week from Monday, it seems incumbent upon us to provide an update.
Todd France, agent for second-round pick Nate Allen, said yesterday there was "nothing to report" in negotiations for a deal. Hard to remember the last time the Birds had a second-round holdout, but getting Allen in house on time is pretty important, since he will begin camp as your starting free safety.
France did not respond to a subsequent text wondering what's up with another client, running back Brian Westbrook, who still hasn't chosen a 2010 destination.
Joel Segal, agent for Eagles first-round pick Brandon Graham (and for a certain birthday-party-loving backup quarterback), thoughtfully called back to say he never talks about contract talks. But yes, Segal has noticed that first-rounders aren't signing yet, which just about has to complicate the Graham scenario. The expiring CBA apparently is going to affect first-round signings, just as it has affected everything else this year.