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The New NFL CBA Is A Official!!! What’s Next???

Finally!!! A new CBA deal has been agreed upon. No more talks of progress being made. No longer do we have to hear or read “An anonymous source stated a vote should be made this afternoon”.

While the NFLPA proceeds to recertify as a union to continue negotiations on issues that must be collectively bargained, the rest of us can focus on the timeline to prepare teams for the upcoming preseason games.

The Philadelphia Eagles have stated they have an aggressive game plan in place. They’re surely going to need it. There will possibly be over 500 free agents to choose from. Eleven draft picks need to be signed and in camp ASAP. The eventual trade of Kevin Kolb could mean address another position of need (Right corner).

Looking at this week’s timeline for football business, here’s how I think the Eagles order of business will proceed…..

Teams can go to a 90 man roster. According to PhiladelphiaEagles.com, the Eagles roster has 87 players listed including the 11 draftees. Because it’s still based on the 2010 roster, there should be approx 20 names with asterisks next to them.

With David Akers, Kevin Kolb, Quintin Mikell among others likely departing, I don’t think the roster will be set for the preseason until early next week.

Although teams probably have an idea of who they’re going to pursue, the official list of the 2011 unrestricted free agents has been published.

On Tuesday, July 26, 2011, facility doors will open for players. After the injunction chaos that occurred during the draft, guys will be relieved knowing that they won’t be sent away after a day.

Teams will be allowed to start signing draftees and undrafted free agents at 10am. Look for the Eagles to move fast here in order to have their rookies at Lehigh University on Wednesday.

What stands out for the Eagles and Tuesday morning is that trades will be permitted. We should finally know the truth about what Kevin Kolb will be worth. It should also set the tone for the rest of the Eagles plans.

Negotiations with pending free agents can begin tomorrow, but deals won’t be able signed until Friday evening. We’ll find out who the Eagles have been coveting very quickly.

Rumors have circulated that the Eagles are interested in Minnesota defensive end Ray Edwards and the annually retired Brett Favre. I’m okay with the former and pray the latter was strictly media hype.

Thursday, at 4:01pm, teams will be allowed to release players currently under contract. Depending on Philly’s plans in free agency, a few cuts may be made to add to their approx $23 million in cap space.

Juqua Parker, Mike Patterson and Joselio Hanson are three guys who may be considered overpriced. The trio would free up a combined $6 million in cap space. If that helps replace them with Edwards, Albert Haynesworth and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, I’m all for it.

The most important thing is: Soon these speculations and rumors will turn into reality and the game we love will have our attention this fall.


Haran Knight

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July 25, 2011 8:18 pm

I believe DT M Patterson will be traded to the Panthers, Seahawks or even the Oakland Raiders for a most likely 4th Round pIck in 2012
I also think that OT W Justice could be traded too (Seahawks,Arizona,Raiders)
I think DE Parker, CB Hanson will be flat out released for they have little trade value at this point in their careers

July 25, 2011 8:20 pm

What are you talking about? Do the world a favor and stop guessing.

July 25, 2011 8:22 pm

With all the commotion and craziness that will occur over the next week, many teams are going to have to make deals on the fly for there will not be a lot of time to play around with offers, invite Free-agents into town to wine and dine,Offers and deals will have to be made quickly…
I could see a scenario where the Eagles trade OT W Justice to the Redskins for DT A Haynesworth if both teams want to make it happen…

July 25, 2011 8:52 pm

Paul, your Parker theory is really really stupid. He is a solid dependable piece – albeit as role player at most. Yes, he has one main flaw that he never seems to be able to beat – that he wears down and isn’t 100% consistent. Well that just means we need to add a piece to the DL? Well shit, we all knew that anyway. So you see, its better to keep Parker for what he contributes – solid play as a rotational DE who can give you 5-8 sacks (true for the past 5 years in a row). That’s not something you just drop because you’re transaction happy. Because you just like ‘take stabs’ at shit. It’s a player you keep on the team if he isn’t breaking down from age in training camp. Necessary veteran piece.

July 25, 2011 8:59 pm

HARAN, great article & points. I said it before & i’ll say it again, you are the best on here. Short, valid, realistic & to the point. 2 thumbs up. JP, MP, & JH are good as gone. I said it before, & got ripped. DRC & Edwards are locks. The DRC deal is done, especially after listening to him on WIP today. Edwards has been seen in the area searching for real estate (take with a grain of salt). If they get DRC, Edwards & Fat Albert, that would be a great start.
Not even SONGS, can complain then.
PAUL, where are you getting these trades? Magic 8 ball, darts or ouija board. Dude did you eat paint chips as a kid? LMFAO!!

July 25, 2011 9:04 pm

Dd car, lmao, probably lead based paint chips

July 25, 2011 9:21 pm

Yes DDCar, I also removed “Asbestos” for Free just for the exercise when I was a kid ..
To Schiller, J Parker is about $3.5 Million for this Season and no way are the Eagles going to pay a 33-34 Year old that is strictly a rotational 6 Sack a year player and expecially if they are going to make a move at DE with a Edwards,Kiwanuka,etc,etc.. It’s time to free up some old,stale $$$ from Players whose better days are behind them..

July 26, 2011 1:44 am

PAUL, BWAHAHAHA!!! You are a card! I don’t care what anyone says, you are comical. Jake, Schill, you have to admit he is hysterical, no matter how irritated you get. You guys gotta understand he is crazy like a fox. He is just trying to get a rise out of everyone. Apparently he’s doing it perfectly. LMFBO!!

July 26, 2011 11:35 am

Paulman is my dad.

July 26, 2011 11:38 am

VR, just say you are adopted. That will work. LMAO!