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Archive: February, 2009

Heckert sends mixed signals on adding WR

Sunday, February 15, 2009, 7:02 PM
In a FOX interview with Anthony Gargano, Eagles general manager Tom Heckert talked about the team's offseason plans, including the possibility of adding a wide receiver. Gargano asked Heckert point-blank what the Eagles need to do to get better in the offseason. "I know from the fans' aspect here... Read more

Giants give Jacobs franchise tag

Saturday, February 14, 2009, 1:05 PM
The Giants have unexpectedly decided to use the franchise tag on running back Brandon Jacobs. What does that mean? He'll be back in New York next season, and is set to make $6.621 million in 2009. Technically, other teams can make a move for Jacobs, but the Giants can match any offer. And if they choose... Read more

Five draft questions

Friday, February 13, 2009, 10:37 AM
Once again, we are joined by draftcountdown.com's Scott Wright for this week's five draft questions. Click here if you missed last week's post. Scott talked about the Senior Bowl and outlined some of the players the Eagles could be looking at. He will be answering five questions for MTC every week... Read more

No tag for Houshmandzadeh?

Thursday, February 12, 2009, 11:34 AM
Bengals wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh is not expecting to get the franchise tag, and if he does, he could make things very difficult in Cincinnati. "I don't want any part of the tag," he told the Dayton Daily News. "The more I think about, I don't think I'll be franchised. It's... Read more

Eagles the favorites to land Boldin?

Wednesday, February 11, 2009, 8:35 AM
ESPN's John Clayton said on TV last night that he believes the Eagles and Giants are the favorites to land Cardinals wide receiver Anquan Boldin if Arizona opts to trade him. Now we need to offer a disclaimer here. Clayton did not indicate he had sources telling him the Eagles would be interested... Read more

FredEx investigated after pot delivery

Tuesday, February 10, 2009, 11:07 PM
No matter how hard we try, we just can't get away from Freddie Mitchell here at MTC. What is it this time? Mitchell is under investigation after a package of marijuana was delivered to his barbecue joint in Florida, sources tell The Ledger (Fla.). According to the article, a FedEx (yes, yes, we... Read more

Giants plotting a big move?

Tuesday, February 10, 2009, 9:21 AM
We'll try to recap news around the NFC East at least once a week in the offseason here at MTC. Today, we start with the Giants. Interesting item in Mike Garafolo's Giants notebook on NJ.com. Garafolo reports that the Giants have notified Amani Toomer that they're unlikely to bring him back. Meanwhile... Read more

Sheldon Brown's defense of Donovan

Monday, February 9, 2009, 8:33 AM
Last week, we had Brian Dawkins, Jeremiah Trotter and Hugh Douglas all weigh in on Donovan McNabb's comments about the Eagles' defense following their loss to the Cardinals in the NFC championship. It's a topic we've completely beaten to death here at MTC. But we're not the only ones. McNabb actually... Read more

McNabb: 'I don't throw people under the bus'

Saturday, February 7, 2009, 11:13 PM
Hopefully there will come a day soon where we can stop writing about this, but as long as Donovan McNabb and his teammates (current and former) keep talking, we'll continue to recap what they say. This time McNabb was at the Wachovia Center Saturday for the Villanova-Syracuse game. Comcast SportsNet... Read more

Five draft questions

Saturday, February 7, 2009, 10:41 AM
I'm pleased to announce a new weekly feature here at MTC. Starting today, and continuing every week until the NFL draft in April, we will do five questions with Scott Wright, draft analyst and founder of draftcountdown.com. Scott's Web site has a ton of information for draft junkies, including mock... Read more
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