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Archive: May, 2011

Eagles draft trades and Amukamara

Sunday, May 8, 2011, 10:14 AM
The Eagles made four trades during last week's draft (including that strange swap with the Patriots). Only the Washington Redskins made more. Prior to the draft, I wrote about the trade chart, a tool that assigns value to every pick. So how did the chart judge the Eagles' trades this year? Here's... Read more

Kolb and the franchise tag

Saturday, May 7, 2011, 11:21 AM
One option readers have brought up regarding Kevin Kolb's future with the Eagles is using the franchise tag on him after the 2011 season. The argument for trading Kolb now (once the Eagles are allowed) is simple. Get something for him, or let him walk for nothing as a free agent after the 2011 season... Read more

What they're saying: Draft grades, 2012 mocks

Friday, May 6, 2011, 10:11 AM
I rounded up a bunch of Eagles draft grades on Sunday, but here are more that have been published this week: Wes Bunting of the National Football Post gives the Eagles a B: OL Danny Watkins looks like a future Pro Bowl-caliber guard at the next level and CB Curtis Marsh has as much upside at corner... Read more

Myth vs. reality: Choosing Henery over Akers

Thursday, May 5, 2011, 2:01 PM
Perhaps the most surprising Eagles pick in last week's draft was Nebraska kicker Alex Henery in the fourth round. And while Andy Reid isn't ready to concede that David Akers is gone, I think the rest of us see the writing on the wall. So the obvious question is: Are the Eagles making the right decision? Back... Read more

Three thoughts: Kolb, the Cardinals and Reid

Wednesday, May 4, 2011, 11:53 AM
Teams are still not allowed to make any moves, but that hasn't stopped the Kevin Kolb buzz from continuing. Here are three thoughts on the latest: 1. Andy Reid went on the radio yesterday and chatted with Mike Missanelli of 97.5 The Fanatic. Missanelli asked Reid about the report from Peter King on... Read more

Roseman, Eagles again draft in bulk

Tuesday, May 3, 2011, 11:45 AM
Last week, when I wrote about what I thought the Eagles would do in the 2011 draft, I predicted that they wouldn't follow the same draft in bulk strategy that they used the previous year. In 2010, the Eagles selected 13 players, more than any other team in the NFL. And not one of those players was... Read more

Report: Team has offered 2012 1st-rounder for Kolb

Monday, May 2, 2011, 11:34 AM
The draft came and went this past weekend, and because teams were not allowed to trade players, Kevin Kolb remained an Eagle. And so the obvious question is: What happens now? While there's no clear answer, we know (as has been the case for some time now) that the Eagles will have to settle for future... Read more

What they're saying: Eagles draft grades

Sunday, May 1, 2011, 10:39 AM
Here's a roundup of what the national media are saying about the Eagles' draft. Over on Eagletarian, Paul Domowitch gives the Eagles a B-: While they attacked their pass-protection problems head-on by selecting Watkins, who is expected to be a Day 1 starter at one of the guard spots, in the first... Read more
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