GM: Considine will get chance to start

Many of you were irate when you heard the Eagles had lost Brian Dawkins to the Broncos.

Some of you even had a problem with the Birds letting Correll Buckhalter run away to Denver.

But I have yet to hear from a reader who is devastated that Sean Considine is now a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

In fact, during the our live Eagles chats last season, Considine was probably ripped apart as much as any other player on the Birds.

A valuable contributor on special teams, Considine seemed to draw attention for all the wrong reasons when he was on the field for defensive snaps.

It looks like he'll get another chance to prove he can be an every-down player though. Jaguars general manager Gene Smith tells that Considine will get a chance to start.

"I got a top character guy," Smith told the Web site. “He has started 17 games in the league. We feel he can compete to be the starter (at strong safety). He’s been an outstanding special teams player, as well."

Smith added that he's always been impressed with Considine.

"I had good knowledge of him coming out of college. You’re talking about a guy who’s passionate about football. He’s an asset in more than one way,” he said.

Meanwhile, there's been no shortage of Eagles news here at today.

Over at Birds' Eye View, Bob Brookover writes that the Eagles haven't shown any interest to offensive tackle Tra Thomas.

Plus Eagletarian has quotes from Lito Sheppard about being a member of the Jets and Paul Domowitch's rankings of the remaining free agents.

And finally, cornerback Shawn Springs will be in town tomorrow to visit with the Eagles. He's scheduled to meet with the media at 12:30 p.m.