Free agency is off and running, with some teams diving straight into the pool and others, including the Eagles, taking a more measured approach in the early hours of the annual talent shopping spree. So far the biggest news out of the NovaCare Complex has been the move to extend tackle Todd Herremans -- a wise decision, but one that isn't exactly going to burst onto the ESPN ticker. It's a big change from last season when the Eagles were big players early. Here's a quick round up of moves of interest as of 5:30 Tuesday:
-- There was an NFL Network report that the Eagles were trying to land a meeting with Saints guard Carl Nicks, considered one of the top free agents on the market, but a league source said the report was not accurate. Nicks is 6-foot-5, 343 pounds -- hardly in the Howard Mudd mold.
Evan Mathis, last year's starting left guard for the Eagles and now a free agent, was apparently unconcerned about the report. Moments later he wrote on Twitter: "BREAKING: Evan Mathis has visit lined up with @capriottis. #Capastrami #starving"
-- The Redskins appear to be back to their free-spending ways, despite any salary cap penalties they may be facing from the league. They have signed wide receiver Pierre Garcon and were reportedly on the verge of adding 49ers wide receiver Josh Morgan, who got off to a hot start in 2011 before breaking his ankle. The pair would provide options for Robert Griffin, III, who we all assume will end up with the Skins after they acquired the second pick in the draft.