Runyan: Returning still a possibility

When the Eagles signed Stacy Andrews in late February, many assumed it meant the end of the Jon Runyan era in Philadelphia.

And last week's trade for Jason Peters seemed to further cement that notion.

But in a radio interview with Mike Missanelli of ESPN 950, Runyan said the door is not completely shut on a possible return to the Eagles.

"I wouldn’t consider it closed," he said "There’s still possibilities out there. We’ll see what happens here. You never know. Crazy things can happen on draft day. You don’t know what they’re planning, if they’re trying to move someone or not. So you’re just gonna have to wait it out. And that’s really the whole process anyway. After the draft, kind of figure out who has holes and then kind of go out and poke around and figure out if people are interested or not."

Runyan also answered questions about the Sheldon Brown situation and the way the Eagles do business.

Missanelli brought up the theory that the Eagles punish players who turn down their contract offers.

"No, I don’t think they’re gonna punish you for it," he said "What are they gonna do? If you’re performing at a high level, they offered you the contract and you turned it down, well technically now they’re still stealing from you, but you’re playing for that next deal so it’s not that. It’s a game that everybody plays and everybody plays a little different."

As for Brown vs. the Eagles, Runyan took the middle road, saying every situation is different. He didn't criticize Brown for his actions, and he didn't criticize the Eagles for their sharp response.

He did point out that Brian Westbrook ended up getting a new deal last year.

"Depending on who it is and what your value is, the rules of the game change also," Runyan said.


It's been a busy day here at MTC. Just wanted to recap what we've had in case you missed anything:

Joe Banner's comments about Brown on Comcast SportsNet

Draft profile of UConn RB Donald Brown

Are the Eagles considering a trade for Tony Gonzalez?

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