Reuben Frank of the Burlington County Times reported yesterday that the Eagles had contacted the Bills about running back Marshawn Lynch.
Today, Lynch was dealt to the Seahawks for a fourth-round pick in the 2011 draft and a conditional, later-round pick in the 2012 draft, according to Jay Glazer of FoxSports.com.
I would have been surprised if the Eagles made a move for Lynch. LeSean McCoy has played very well through four games and is only 22 years old. He figures to be the man for the next few years, and while having multiple running backs who can play is a good idea, Lynch (a former first-round pick) would have been a strange fit.
With that being said, the Eagles don't currently have much behind McCoy. If he can't go this week, Mike Bell will presumably get the start. He's been unimpresive with 12 carries for 20 yards this season, after missing much of training camp with injuries.
I don't think Eldra Buckley or Joique Bell, the other two running backs on the roster, are really the answer, either. Last year, the Eagles had the luxury of leaning on fullback Leonard Weaver to carry the ball more under these circumstances, but he of course went down with the season-ending injury in Week 1.
DEMPS IN DALLAS?
The Cowboys worked out nine players today, including ex-Eagle Quintin Demps, according to Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com.
Demps was cut by the Eagles before the season. A fourth-round pick in 2008, Demps had a chance to win the starting free safety job last year, but couldn't beat out Macho Harris. This year, the Eagles picked Nate Allen in the second round and cut ties with Demps, even though he has shown the ability to contribute as a kickoff returner.
The Cowboys also worked out former Eagles cornerback Geoffrey Pope, according to the report.
EAGLES UNDERDOGS IN SAN FRAN
Want to know how much respect Vegas has for the 2-2 Eagles?
They opened as 3.5-point underdogs against the winless 49ers for Sunday night's matchup, according to sportsbook.com.
And in case you missed it, the Phillies will have a night game on Sunday. According to Matt Gelb over at The Phillies Zone, the Phillies play Game 3 against the Reds at 7:07 from Cincinnati, unless the Twins-Yankees series is wrapped up in three games, in which case the Phillies would play at 8:07.
The Eagles are set to take on the 49ers at 8:20 p.m.
In other words, it's that special time of year where a two-TV setup is necessary.
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