• September 27, 2023

Eagles Tender Contracts To Bradley, Jean-Gilles, Patterson And Buckley

The Eagles just announced that they have tendered the following three restricted free agents: LB Stewart Bradley (2nd round compensation), G Max Jean-Gilles (4th round compensation) and CB Dimitri Patterson (no compensation); and one exclusive rights free agent, RB Eldra Buckley.

If these players are signed away by another team, that team would have to give the Birds a pick for compensation.

Buckley is the one player I could see being sought after because of his tremendous play on the special teams. He’s not much of a backup running back but he does a great job on the teams.

Bradley is still recovering from an injury, so team would have to be reluctant to acquire him. Patterson was torched during his time as a starter on the right corner, so it’s probably a safe bet that no one will show interest in him.

In all fairness, I don’t think any other team in the league is going to be beating down the door for Jean-Gilles can be a good run blocker but he’s a liability when asked to pass block. He has trouble moving his feet.

The team also announced they have named Matt Nagy offensive quality control coach. The 32-year-old Nagy served as coaches assistant during the 2010 season after spending the 2008 and 2009 training camps as a coaching intern.


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March 2, 2011 4:53 pm

More interesting were the people that Birds did not tender – Harrison, linebackers Ernie Sims, Omar Gaither and Akeem Jordan; offensive linemen Nick Cole and Reggie Wells; punter Sav Rocca; and defensive backs Antoine Harris and Ellis Hobbs, Tells me the eagles were not at all happy with the Linebacking corp last year.

March 2, 2011 5:00 pm

Navy – what about Mikell?

March 2, 2011 5:01 pm


Great follow-up. You should be a reporter.

March 2, 2011 5:53 pm

Drumm – got it off Philly.com…….

I didn’t read or hear about Mikell but the rules are so flippin crazy I wouldn’t know what category he falls into…

March 2, 2011 6:59 pm

i would say that any gm who gives a 2nd for bradley right now probably wont have a job tomorrow. as far as the other 3 they are serviceable bodies i would keep them around , gillies is a backup , patterson was torched but did have some good games . and buckley did get some time in til andy developed a man crush on hall.

Eagle Eyes
Eagle Eyes
March 2, 2011 7:22 pm

I wouldn’t mind bringing in AJ Hawk for a look since the Packers released him today. That would allow Stew and Chaney to handle the outside. I like it even more since the Eagles don’t typically spend a high draft pick on the LB position and this could be our best chance to upgrade.

March 2, 2011 7:34 pm

Eagles should look into signing Aj Hawk from Green Bay.

Resign Harrison as a backup.

I would even look into maybe cromartie from the Jets.

Forget adding through the draft. Trade Kolb for a pick and possibly a player.

Talk to teams in the top 10 about Kolb and add a Lb and some picks to package.

March 2, 2011 8:17 pm

Excellent points NavyDave and I was about to say the same..
You can say that Mickell,Sims,Gainther,Nick Cole, R Wells,J Harrison, A Jordan are not big in their Future plans which comes to no real surprise..

To Atra.. Cromartie was tendered a deal already from the Jets yeasterday so you can take him off your availalbe list

You will not see many productive “free-agents” not be offered similar 1 year deals to remain with their current clubs, there will be very little “true” free-agents once a CBA is in place.. you will see a lot of Veteran Players who are passed their prime (Marion Barber, Terrell Owens, etc,etc) but teams will offer their core players similar 1 year tenders to keep them in house and most players will take it for job security and at least know who they will b eplaying for next Season instead of being completely in limbo for the nectt 3-4 months..

March 2, 2011 8:24 pm

Other NFL News–
Steelers LB J Harrison going in for a 2nd Back Surgery which does not sound good.. Steelers typically don’t go after any free-Agents but AJ HAwk playing in a similar 3-4 scheme would almost be a perfect fit to wear the Black & Gold and Hawk is from Ohio so he’s close to his Mid-West roots..

March 2, 2011 8:31 pm

10 year Patriot Guard Stephen Neal annouced his Retirement..
You can bet the Patriots will be look at OG Pouncey with 1 of their 2 1st Round Draft picks..
Ravens NT Ngata signed his franchised deal with the club today..
PAntghers offered 1 year tenders to 13 of their players today including RB
D WIlliams,DE C Johnson,LB J Anderson, CB R Marshall, TE D Rosario

** I hate to beat a dead Eagle, but there were be very little player movement
at all this off-season, Teams will offer 1 year deal to the players they still want around and at the end of the day, the players wil sign those deals and what you will end up having in real Free Agency will be the Akeem Jordans,
the Reggie Wells, Nick COles and every other teams underperfomeing players so upgrading the Eagles Roster or any teams Roster will be very minimal and not occur much at all thru Free-Agency this year..

March 2, 2011 10:16 pm

What about jerome harrison he ran hard when he got touches

andrew p
andrew p
March 2, 2011 10:27 pm

Pick up A.J Hawk, Use one of your picks to get Clay Matthews brother to go with the linebackers were keeping and linebacker automatically becomes a postion of strength !

March 3, 2011 7:38 am

Hello Eagle brothers, How’s this for looking in the past concerning player safety and rules changes, think the players back during these days didn’t complain about the rules implemented onthem back then? Check it out. From Footbal Babble:

Offensive football plays have evolved over the years. Originally, offenses could only move the ball downfield with running plays. The flying wedge was highly effective, yet highly dangerous play used first by Harvard University.

It was banned from college football by 1895, due to the high injury rates. Opponents would literally be trampled (sometimes to death) by the V-shaped formation. In 1906, the forward pass was made legal, to make American football safer.

And for those of you (US) that think that just a little more running is the cure for our SB woes, well the article goes on to point out that in todays game the run is better protection for the ball, better wears down the opposing defense and better protects your defense.

Hmmm seems like I heard some of you (US) fellas saying the same thing. In truth I call for a calculated balanced offense. Hup, here we go again.

March 3, 2011 7:45 am

As for this post, I like Harrison and hope they keep him around, though he may want to be a starter. I like the Idea of McCoy, Harrisson, Schmidt, and a perhaps healed Weaver, and the hope that Mudd can use the Jeti mind trick to get Andy to run more. I know that April loves Buckley, so do Ias a SP-Teamer, Damn, damn, damn.

As for Bradley why would some of you want to get rid of at the very least an outstanding depth player. Take note the reason the Packers could afford to lose so many players and still play great footbal is becasue they stack their depth with quality. So no I don’t want bradley gone, let him back up and give him plenty of rotation time to make him happy and he will not complain about starting.

March 3, 2011 8:29 am

RB J Harrison will go to a team wher he has a chance to play mroe and get some touched since the Eagles don’t utilize him enough.. Look for the Dolphins,
Broncos,Redskins,Bengals & Patriots to all be interested in him..

March 3, 2011 9:14 am

*NFL News

Chargers announced 1st Round Trenders to WR M Floyd and S E Weddle
so you can take these players off your Available Wish List for the Eagles.
(another example of what clubs are doing to hold onto their better players which is happening accross the League as I expected and mentioned a week or 2 ago, there will be very few Top Tier Players who are in their primes availalbe once this period of teams placing “tenders’ to their best players is over)

NO Saints signed DT S Rogers to a 1 year contract
Denver Broncos released TE Daniel Graham (a good blocking TE)
NY Jets released DE V Gholston (0 Sacks in his 4 year NFL Career) , TE B Harstock

March 3, 2011 12:13 pm

more tenders announced
Gaints offer 1st Rd Tender to Kiwakuna and 2nd Rd tenders to Bradshaw, Steve SMith, B Coefield,K Boss, D Tollefson so all you Free-Agnet fans out there can scrathch these players off your list..
Does everyone see and understand the pattern that teams are doing to protect whatever they fell are the good players.. by slapping these tenders,they basically are forcing most players to re-sign with their respective teams thus limiting player movement..
There will be very few Top Free-Agents really for anyone to really go after unless you are willing to give up a 1st or 2 Round draft pick to that team which is not going to happen in this Climate..
Free Agency that we have been accustomed to as Fans wanting this player or that player ,this off-season, really is not going to exist ..

March 3, 2011 1:04 pm

NFL News..

Packers just sign LB AJ Hawk with a new 5 Year Deal…

March 3, 2011 1:09 pm

The NO SAints sign Kicker G Hartley to a 5 year deal taking the Saints out of the running for David Akers…

March 3, 2011 3:22 pm

***More NFL News***

TE J Shockey signs a deal with the Carolina Panthers
TE Owen Dainels re-signes with Houston Texans on a 4 year contract
RB Derrick Wards re-signed w/Texans on a 1 year deal