Thursday, December 25, 2014

Reports: Eagles had interest in RB Faulk

The Eagles reportedly made an offer to veteran running back Kevin Faulk, who ended up re-signing with the New England Patriots. Sean Jones, meanwhile, is drawing some interest from the Tampa Bay Bucs.

Reports: Eagles had interest in RB Faulk

Running back Kevin Faulk had an offer from the Eagles before re-signing with the New England Patriots, according to multiple reports.

The National Football Post and Boston Herald both report that the Eagles and Redskins both made offers. Faulk ended up getting a one-year deal with the Patriots that could be worth up to $3 million if he reaches certain incentives.

Would Faulk have made the Eagles favorites to get to the Super Bowl? Obviously not. But he would have been a nice fit. A veteran who can block, catch the ball and carry the load when called upon. Faulk averaged over 46 catches per season since 2006. He's played in New England since 1999.

LeSean McCoy had a respectable 40 catches for 308 yards as a rookie.

Other notes:

* Safety Sean Jones will visit with the Bucs on Thursday, according to The Tampa Tribune. Jones was a disappointment in his one season with the Eagles, given every opportunity to seize one of the starting safety positions, but unable to do so. He's an unrestricted free agent, meaning the Eagles will receive no compensation when he leaves.

Terrell Owens still does not have a home. T.O. visited with the Bengals, but Cincy signed receiver Antonio Bryant to a reported four-year deal today.

* A couple reports involving the Seahawks are floating around. ESPN's Sal Paolantonio said in a radio interview that the Seahawks have inquired about both Donovan McNabb and Kevin Kolb. Comcast SportsNet reports that Seattle's inquired about Kolb but NOT McNabb. As I've mentioned several times here, I just can't see a scenario where they trade Kolb.

And a quick plug: I'll be doing a guest spot with The Morning Show on WIP Thursday morning at 7:30.

Earlier, we posted on the likelihood of a first-round DE prospect having an impact right away.

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