• August 12, 2022

Eagles Sign LB Monte Simmons Off 49ers Practice Squad

If you were to evaluate the linebacker groups throughout the National football League, you would probably rate the San Francisco 49ers group amongst the very best.  That may have something to do with why the Birds decided to sign a linebacker off their practice squad.

Today the Eagles announced the signing of linebacker Monte Simmons.

Simmons was signed by the Niners in 2011 as an undrafted free agent.  He’s (6-3, 226) spent his rookie year on the Niners practice squad.

I don’t know that he fits the Birds 4-3 defense because he was a defensive end while in college at Kent State.   It seems he would fit best as a 3-4 outside linebacker, who can rush the passer.  He had 21.5 sacks while in college.

 

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  • Another Signee on a hope and prayer who will be playing out of Position, and in a brand new scheme.. Maybe he can play, time will tell.. If this is the answer to get some veteran LB’s added to the Eagles Corps… It looks like another 8-8 Season.. I love how the Eagles continue to get smaller at the postion of their biggest need…

  • Adam Shefter reports the Lenny Dykstra was not the driver of the Eagles Limo who picked LB Monte “Hall” Simmons from the Airport…

  • This Howie Roseman and Juan Castillo fast ball clocks in at a blistering Jamie Moyer 78mph pace

  • Lets start the campaign for the new Eagles GM……..GMCliff!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Jeffrey Lurie you will not win a SupeBowl until you hire me….I promise you, and the city of Philadelphia, that you will not be sorry.

  • gmcliff, stop smelling yourself, & come back to reality. You are an armchair GM like Paul, myself & the rest of the posters on here. Cut it out already, you haven’t come up with anything of creativity. LMFBO! Just messing with you. This is a fun time of year, isn’t it? But do you have any faith in this front office? I don’t! I just pray they make good FA signings, when free agency opens next week & they MUST have an impact with their first 3 rounds this year. It is imperative that they get at least 3 impact players in this draft, AT LEAST 3!

  • Now the eagles have an excuse not to take a LB in the first round.. this is the shit they pull

  • larrwd, I hope your wrong. But nothing surprises me, with this bunch of incompetent @$$clowns anymore. I have ZERO faith in them making the proper, necessary moves to build a Super Bowl winning team. Ain’t going to happen!

  • Dcar you know how they operate .. Im thinking now they will take a DT or trade down … You know,the usual..

  • If they can get Brockers or Poe, I’m all for it. Both are the monsters that we need on the D-line. But we better come out of this draft with at least 2 good quality LB’s!

  • I like Devon Still the best.. he had the most tackles for loss and sacks and is the best on tape.. if we could get Still and Mychael Kendrick that would be perfect.

  • Another bum who is small and would be playing out of position. The same thing over and over and with nothing but failure. I cant take this anymore! I have 0 faith in this GM, coach and owner. WTF.

  • Wow, and the haters eat up the bait like pathetic gullable little lemmings…

  • Stay away from Brockers who may end up being a bus tin the NFL..
    He did very poorly at the Combin in RUnning, Lifting and agility Drills.. Apparently he id not do all that well with the INterviews also.. HE’s young and immature and alreay “Soft” before getting a big contract.. I would seriously worry about this guy’s lack of motivation and condtioning to make an impact at the NFL Level..

  • I COULDN’T BE MORE SERIOUS DCar…………..I wish there was a reality show for something like this to challenge Howie Roseman, and Andy Reid vs GMCliff, and his choices for Head Coach next year, Eric Mangini, or Josh McDaniels.

    But it would have to continue over a 4 yr period, to prove who the winner ,and most successful would be. I think Philadelphia, would love GMCliff. And I would hire the GCobb.com family as executive counsel, ….everybody except Birdo. This would be a dictatorship on Super Bowl Championships, not playoff appearances, I’ll tell you that cuz. Believe that !!!!!

  • Killed 2 Birds with 1 stone…

    Undersize Guy…..check

    Out of position Guy….check

    On Deck

    Torn ACL Guy

    High Motor Scrub Guy

    Back Surgery Guy

  • Boy,

    Does this surprise anyone?

    pathetic

  • Yeah I don’t understand this move, but there’s a reason for the madness….But Simmons may be on the Eagles practice squad all of 2012 also, and if he isn’t the other option is he is playing and being productive…so Eagles fans don’t panic! There are still cuts that can be made, trades…Relax fellas! Eagles had 6 LB’s on their active 53 man roster this past season. Eagles can cut Fokou, I wouldn’t miss him, nor would I miss Greg Lloyd, cant miss what you haven’t seen. I like Chaney, Rolle, Jordan, Matthews, Clayton in that order…
    The Eagles will have to cut/move some LB’s to make room for the additons at LB Kuechly possibly Dan Connor

    Paulman, whats your opinion on Dan Connor from Carolina? Read an article saying the Eagles were interested. I haven’t seen much of him, but looking at stats he seemed to be productive….Read that he received playing time because of injuries on his team though? could he be a LB that the Eagles can depend on to lift the production of the group?

  • Dan Conner is a solid LB, I would not state that he’s a game changer or a dynamic player.. He’s been on the Panthers for few Seasons now and is that kind of a “Jack-of-all Trades” type of player that does everything well, but nothing really outstanding .. He can play all 3 Positions as well as Special teams.. He’s smart, headsy and a good locker room guy and versatile but I don’t really see him helping the Eagles a great deal.. He’s 6-2 231lbs and has played 42 Games in the NFL in his 4 Year Career netting 156 Tackles with 1 Sack, 0 Int’s and 1 Forced Fumble and the Eagle need a bigger, more explosive LB who can help win the Turnover Battles and create some havoc and Dan COnner is not this type of players.. He’s a good system, technician LB but not a Playmaker.. .

  • Monte Simmons is the best thing since cheese steaks!!!!!! our F.O. sure knows how to pick em. I trust Andy and his “high motor” thinking. Guys stop being so hard on Andy and the front office. Year after year they always show us how hard they want a SuperBowl too. Stop hating on A R and the F O. Castillo will have a break out season as a D-coord with training camp to work with and all. Dave Spadaro also said that this was a great pick up and he’s always on point and trusts Andy also. I enjoy drinking this “green machine” to the fullest; as a matter of fact, I’m intoxicated with my trust in Andy and Roseman getting the right guys in the right place to bring us a championship home. We don’t need to draft a LB in the first round because we can get a “high quality” Lb in the late 2nd or 3rd round. Woohoo!!!!…All Hail to the Monte Simmons pick; WHAT A HELLUVA PICKUP!!!!!! DO YOUR THING FRONT OFFICE, US LOYAL FANS ARE WITH YOU WOOHOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    TIMES YOURS!!!!!!!!!!

  • Not saying that Simmons is gonna be a good linebacker or anything that obviously remains to be seen but when the hell did 6’3 and 226 become small for a linebacker? How many 6’5 and 6’6 Lbs are there? He’s got solid size and I guarantee hes bigger than all of you calling him small…

  • SCHILLER – Whats wrong with all these haters buddy? Go and get em tiger! You’re always on point also; just like Spadaro. Schill you’re right, the haters are eating up the bait like pathetic gullible lemmons LOL!!!!!!!

    Paulman – Your insight is 2nd to none! Screw all these haters who think your predictions are plenty assinine and ridiculous. You’re always on point from whoever you get your info from that has inside info on each teams and their moves in the NFL. Hell you ought to be a GM with your knowledge. Go and get em guy. Dont’ let people make you think you sound like a “nut bag” with your predictions! WooHoo!!!!!!!!!! Keep on fightin!!!!!!!!!

  • @Paulman – I thought so..thanks for the report..

  • Rocko, this signing is as significant as the 34th glass of water you drank in your lifetime. To comment either way on it is foolish.

  • this pickup is pointless…another Alex Hall…a body for mimicamps

  • Eagles targeting Dan Connor! Am I late?

    Put another one on the belt of BirdoBeamen.

    Make it happen!

  • WOOHOO…SB HERE WE COME WITH THE BEST PICK SINCE HIRING REID. MONTE SIMMONS THE 6’3 226 Lb LINEACKER. WHAT A STUD SIZE FOR OUR NEW BACKER. BET YOU’RE JUST AS SURPRISED TOO GANG HUH? ALL HAIL TO REID AND THE f.O. PICKS. ROONEYS AND BELICHECK DONT HAVE NOTHING ON US. GO GET EM SCHILLER AND PAULMAN, YOU 2 ARE THE CREAM OF THE CRAOP HERE !!!!!!WOOHOO!!!!!

  • Schiller, I actually like that metaphor you just used. I’m going to work that into my lexicon. I also agree with your point, this move isn’t meant to improve the starting lineup or to be a blockbuster move. This is hardly a story people. Lets see what they do come March 13th when free agency starts.

  • Dan Connors is 6’2 231.. Hes a good player and has been one of the best back up MLBs in the league, playing behind Jon Beason. Panther fans are happy for Connors and hope he can land a starting MLB job and have appreciated all hes done in carolina.. With the eagles putting this report out theyre trying to let Dan know without incurring tampering fines, that they have interest in him…

  • Don Connors? the former ACL tear guy?

    Yeah, he’s definitely on the Eagles radar.

    “Time’s Your’s”

  • ***REPORT***
    According to SI.com’s Peter King, the Philadelphia Eagles are the Darkhorse to trade up and Draft QB RG3…

  • see this is what i been telling everyone. You keep getting your hopes up high and believe things will be different in the 14th year of this crap. First was The QB Edwards now this guy. Why wouldn’t they go get someone proven to push these players. That was the problem last year with them, the offence looked great because the defense sucked so no one got better. why do you think teams like Green Bay get good, look at the defense they practice against. Vick has NO REAL competition at QB to challenge him. He did better when he had Kolb wanting his job back now he has no comp. They keep bringing others peoples trash thinking thats an up grade. Well if this guy is a upgrade what do they think about the talent here? Why not bring in a Proven veteran not someone who either didnt know the plays well enough to start or wasnt good enough to take someones position. They let go of talent and didnt replace it with equal or better. You have 8 lb’s how imbarrasing is that? and to think you might draft a rookie at that. Who in the hell can teach these players on the field, you need someone out there. I will never belive the Eagles will win a super bowl with lesser left over talent or a Head coach who has proven 13 years straight he has a very low chance of out coaching a coach with a above .500 record. Plain and simple YOU DON’T PLAY SUB .500 TEAMS IN THE PLAY-OFFS GUYS. Reid can rack up all the sub .500 wins all he wants he will not win a super bowl coaching his way and bringing in players who have to learn a NEW SYSTEM INSTEAD OF ONE WHO PLAYED IN IT. AND THEY DON’T EVEN HAVE PLAYERS WHO ARE GOOD ENOUGH TO TEACH HIM, SO HOW DOES THIS WORK AGAIN? You need better talent to push these guys and you bring in a skinny practice squad LB ?? WTF ARE YOU THINKING.

  • Latest update on who the Eagles are looking for in their LB search, one which i Dont like.

    A week before teams can publicly declare their interest in free agents from other teams, the Eagles are privately declaring their interest in soon-to-be free agent linebacker Dan Connor of the Panthers.

    Geoff Mosher of the News Journal, citing unnamed league sources, reports that the Eagles are interested in Connor.

    The Eagles directly telling Connor or his agent that they’re interested would be tampering, which of course no NFL team would ever do. But letting word get out that they’re interested, without anyone on the Eagles giving a direct quote saying so, is a way to make sure Connor knows they’re interested without getting in trouble with the league office.

    But the Eagles’ interest in Connor is nothing new: They reportedly approached the Panthers during training camp last year about a trade, but the Panthers didn’t want to let him go. Connor grew up in the Philadelphia suburbs and played at Penn State, where he won the Chuck Bednarik Award as the best defensive player in college football in 2007. So signing with the Eagles would be a homecoming for him.

    A third-round pick of the Panthers in 2008, Connor has been troubled by injuries, including a torn ACL in his rookie season. But last year he played 15 games. If the Eagles were to sign him, he would likely become their starting middle linebacker.

  • LB Connor is just not a difference maker at all, my suggestion is to pass on him and go after a bigger LB who can create/cause turnovers which is not Dan Connor’s game or it hasn’t been thus far in his 4 year NFL Career….
    We need a bigger body for the MLB spot and a more athletic OLB for the SAM Spot and Conner is neither, A nice 4th LB for any team and some spot starting duty, but the EAgles need 2 Thumpers.. 1 at MLB and 1 at SAM in my opinion..

  • No songs, not Dan Connors, former ACL tear guy……

    DAN CONNOR (no S), former 2007 Chuck Bednarik Award winner, graduate of Linebacker U, and a man that the Carolina Panthers didn’t want to let go. The ONLY reason, and I repeat, the ONLY reason he didn’t play more was because ALL-PRO, ALL-WORLD, ALL-GALAXY middle linebacker Jon Beason was in front of him on the depth chart.

    I hope the Eagles make the move. Bring home the hometown kid.

  • why do some of you SETTLE for someones player who couldnt start? you get excited about Connor who is a back up, THEY ARE BACK UPS FOR A REASON FELLAS. YOU HAVE BEEN LISTENING TO THESE NON SUPER BOWL HAVING COACHES AND GM’S THAT YOU NOW GET EXCITED FOR TRASH. WHEN YOU HAVE TRASH IT MEANS YOU WILL STINK. SINCE WHEN YOU EVERY WENT TO A TRASH DUMP AND IT DIDNT STINK?

    WE NEED PLAYERS WHO HAVE PROVEN THEY CAN START AND FINISH A GAME. BACK UPS ARE BACKUPS BECASUE THEY ARE NOT GOOD ENOUGH TO START BUT SERVICEABLE JUST IN CASE. I HEAR THAT WORD A LOT ABOUT EAGLES PLAYERS. ASK YOURSELF CAN ANY OF OUR LB’S START ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE LEAUGE? I THOUGHT NOT. SO WHY ARE YOU BELIEVEING A BACKUP IS BETTER THAN OUR STARTERS. THEY ALL ARE LATE ROUND PLAYERS. AND THEY ARE LATE ROUND PLAYERS FOR A FREAKIN REASON NIT JUST BECAUSE. SO 5TH 6TH AND BEYOND PLAYERS WILL EVENTUALL YPLAY LIKE LATE ROUND PLAYERS. AND YOU GUYS LIKE IT.

    AND THESE TWO ARE LIGHT IN THE ASS AT THAT. NOTHING CHANGES THIS YEAR, NO SUPER BOWL, US ON HERE NEXT YEAR SAYING WE NEED A LB, SAFETY, AND A REAL QB. TRASH PLAYERS ONLY WIN IN THE MOVIES…… MAYBE THATS IT. WE HAVE A MOVIE GUY WHO OWNS THE TEAM AND MAYBE HE IS THINKING LIKE THIS A MOVIE. SOMONE NEED TO TACKLE HOWIE AND BANNER.. ASK BANNER AGAIN WHAT INSANITY IS AND THEN ASK HIM IF THE EAGLES ARE ANY BETER THAN THE YEAR HE SAID IT AND WHAT DID THEY DO DIFFERENT TO SHOW THEY ARE NOT DOING THE SAME THING>……

  • DAN CONNER SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!

  • I would not be surprised to see Panthers release LB Jon Beason (who has missed 3 of the last 4 Seasons with major knee/achilles injuries) and
    OLB Thomas Davis who has missed the last 3 Seasons with Knee/Ankle Injuries in a Salary Cap move.. (maybe the Panthers will ask Beason to restructure his big deal that he signed a year or 2 ago and hasn’t been able to fulfill it with his injuries)
    I also expect the Saints to release MLB Jon Vilma in a Salary Cap move.. The Siants are up against it and will need to free up $$$ to sign all their Free-agents besides Brees (Coltson,NIcks,Meachem,etc,etc)

    One thing to keep in mind is the heatlh status of Eagles LB J Cheney after having the back/neck procedure done back in January.. Who knows when he is able to go at 100% again and probably won’t know utnil SUmmer Camp and the Eagles would be foolish to count and wait that long to see if he’s good to go.. Replace him now, and if he comes back, then let him compete at the WILL Spot and play Special Teams and be that 4th LB for the Eagles..

  • Checking the Free-Agent list at LB this Off-Season and it’s not an impressive list to be honest…
    The big Names S Tulloch, C Lofton, L Fletcher, and then your down to players like D Connor, Manny Lawson, Rockey McIntosh and believe it or not former Eagle Joe Mays, who I actually like as Run-Stuffer,Short-yardage MLB and then take off the field on passing downs.
    Here are a couple of under-the radar names to keepa track of..
    Jo-Lonn Dunbar from the Saints 6-0 226lbs and can play all 3 LB positions
    De-Andrey Levy from the Lions 6-1 238lbs and could play SAM/WILL

  • Eagles are not going to spend alot of money at the LBer position. It has never happened and it never will happen, period. Get over it.

    Dan Connor is a talent that will come relatively cheap and fill the hole.

    For those of you who have no knowledge of Penn State football, Sean Lee and Navarro Bowman came from the same group of LBers Connor is from.

    Connor was better than both.

  • dan connor was a very good college football player, but average pro, is he even an upgrade over what we have, if he is than that is pathetic, the eagles should sign tulloch, draft one of the big dts, scramz, excellent post, why covet second stringers, practice squad players, fill those needs late in the draft

  • birdo – same thing was said about the WR position. You still think the Eagles are predictable even after they’ve proven otherwise? Why be so simple minded?

    Remember last year when people were expecting little spending from them?

  • birdo…Connors is not better than both now.

    This is the NFL…..not college.

  • Lofton/Tulloch will fit nice…i think your off on them never inking a nice FA backer.It’s a glaring need and theres studs that fix it right away.I realize soem might think differently but they might be self reflecting on there lack of draft picks panning out. They need a young FA to come in and hold it down for 5 years and be a leader. Cant win a p-off game with 7th rounders in the backer core.

    Dont know much about Connor….run stuffer/coverage guy or both? He did go to Backer U.Just get soemone who is angry and doesnt like offensive players. Babythor stays on teams until he can beef up and handle a rb outta the backfied.Jacobs just scored again.

  • Schiller, to expect last year to happen AGAIN is asinine. They saw the results to all their spending and what did it get them? An 8-8 record, no playoffs.

    I see them taking a step back this offseason and not looking to spend alot of money in free agency. It’s just asinine to think that they will when they have their own to worry about right now.

    They may do something big in the draft, but as for free agency, I don’t see them going big this year. Like I said, they did that last year and look what it got them.

    I would love the Dan Connor pick-up because he’s a guy that is just looking for an opportunity to be “the man” somewhere. There are reports that Dallas wants him as well.

    I don’t want it to be like the draft in which we had a chance to draft BOTH Sean Lee OR Navorro Bowman. We passed on both and look how they turned out for their respective teams.

    Connor is a tackling machine and a run-stopper. I don’t need a highlight reel play-making LB to be the anchor of my defense. I need a guy that is going to stick his nose in every play and not get bull-dozed, Connor is that guy.

  • Songs, we don’t know if Connor is better because he has played sparingly. Your inability to comprehend football, how its played, and the intangibles it takes to become a great football player makes me not want to talk to you.

    Be gone.

  • Birdo – to expect anything from any NFL teams is foolish. And I’m not saying they’ll do last year all over again – I’m saying they surprised everyone. So expecting that you know what they WONT do now, is foolish.

    They might sign 1 big FA LB. Heck, ‘look where last year got them’ – it got them Jenkins, Mathis, and Nnamdi, all of whom were major upgrades and made an impact. Yes, other free agent signings were less successful, but I do not think that they will shy away from any significant spending in free agency just because of last year’s results. That’s shortsighted.

  • The Eagles had one of the worst rushing attacks in the league until Juan moved to Defense and then they had one of the best once he left — now they have one to the worst 4th quarter defenses in the league — Juan could have Butkus, Ray Lewis and Jack Ham and still screw up the linebacker play— kind of like having 3 pro bowl cornerbacks last year

  • Your really hanging the inneffeciancy of the rush attack on Juan. Dude in 10′ Mccoy was so under used it was patheticI coulda coached the o-line last year and gotten a g outta Shady.

    Asante- played soft and was a shell of his ball-hawking self last year.Goodbye…thansk for the picks in the Giants and Minny game in 08′ . Later…not JAUNS FAULT

    DRC….if you watched the games and were defensive minded …you woulda seen one of the worst performances by a gifted athlete in sports….didnt finish tackles…lacked technique on routes.I dont care who’s the coach…NOONE coulda gotten more.

    NA…..i thought he played well for being in a new system….this is partyl Andy as well…he shoulda told him…Nam+ right corner+press tech+all game=PRo bowl..maybe one more win….so ill give ya Juan mismanaged him a bit.

    but in the end….there vets…MAKE A FRIGGIN PLAY.

    Running Juan under the bus is old and is a weak argument. Check the d’s stats and look at the offensive ineptitude thoughout the year.Fumbles…pathetic play calling and a qb using the ball as a sword.

    You can only coach pro’s so much dude…make a play.

  • ***REPORT***
    According to SI.com’s Peter King, the Philadelphia Eagles are the Darkhorse to trade up and Draft QB RG3…

  • Erock brings up a good point about DRC; does anyone think this guy is going to amount to anything? He seems like he just doesn’t give a shit about playing football. I wonder if the Cardinals knew this and were as equally happy to get rid of him as we were with Kolb.

  • btc, you know about him not working in the slot and likely playing outside (where he’s better) this year if Asante leaves right?

  • I don’t think Peter King came out and said the Eagles are the darkhorse to trade up for RGIII…
    From what I read was the Rams got trade offer from a team you wouldn’t expect…which could be the Eagles, but possibly could be 30 other teams…Adam Schefter and Mike Gill were the ones that brought up the Eagles..

  • Sources close to ST Louis..
    Eagles have offered WR J Maclin, OT T Herremans, CB DCR and thier 1st Round, (15th),their 2nd Rd (#51 Pick), 4th Rou nd Pick (#115th) and their 1st Rounder in the 2013 Draft to move up to the #2 Spot and Draft QB RGIII

    Maclin is a no brainer moving back to his hometown of St Louis, Rams Need RT help and CB help… All 3 would be Starters for the Rams immediately and for the next few Seasons and plus they get these high picks to updgrade their Roster immediately…
    This also means the CB Samuel remains an Eagle in 2012 playing opposite of Asmo.. RG III will back up Vick in 2012 and then Vick get’s traded after the 2012 Season after posting a good Season which helps the Eagles get back some of these high Draft Picks back… Lots of moving parts, stay tuned…

  • Scramz25 – I saw this exact, identical article that you wrote at 12:54 PM on the eagles website; either you copied and pasted or wrote directly from a blogger on the eagles web site today…In the words of Keyshawn johnson and Chris carter: COME ON MAN!!!!

  • rocko, scramz writes some interesting stuff, keep it coming scramz….

  • Schiller, I did not know that. I hope that’s the case. I just feel like he lacks any passion. He played very soft this year and just didn’t seem to be there mentally.

  • btc – yeah, well between Juan, the whole D problems, and the fact that he wasn’t happy playing in the slot…. it should all be solved this year if they move him outside. I think that’s the general idea going forward. We’ll have to see how it goes.

  • The birds should worry about having DRC and Babin on the same side of line of the field, that is an invitation to run right at them

  • Eagles0 — if you have to worry about a DB tackling a running back, you already lost.

  • Alberto — true i regressed

  • Looks like Plaxico Burress is now saying that there is a great possibility about him returning to the Giants. This guy is a freaking idiot. Didn’t he want to come to Philly last year? But instead, went for the money in NY?

  • btc — I think Plaxico is doing what ever other free agent would do, sell himself.

  • I don’t know who the lineman is in the picture of Monte Simmons above but he looks like the better player out of the two at least on that play

  • According to the 49ers Roster Guide
    It’s Practice Squad, Undrafted Rookie OL Mike Person from Montana State
    at 6-4 299lbs, he was on the 49ers Practice squad also…
    I doesn’t appear the Monte SImmons has the goods.. maybe the Eagles put him at Strong Safety, Full-Back..

  • strong saftey lol this guy was a 223 pound defensive end in college..

  • This pick up should us fans all we need to know about what type of LB they still covet, forget it guys, their not bringing in a 6’3 250lb stud, its guys like this and 5th n 6th round players, I guess AR never heard Joe Banners speach on the definition of insanity.

  • alright there just adding depth I hope, Hopefully tulloch or lofton will be here soon. Yo the eagles will be giving up a lot for rg3, too me thats too much. I don’t really want to give up our right tackle and all those picks for him. If it was luck yes, but I am not so sure about rg3.

  • To be honest, I don’t expect the Eagles to be big players at all this Free-Agency Period .. I think they will add 1 Veteran LB and go heavy in the Draft for on the Defensive side of the ball in the 1st 3-4 Rounds with maybe an OL or WR mixed in.. ..

  • Per ESPN Chris Mortensen..
    Colts to release QB Peyton Manning tommorrow. (which is no real surprise)..

    Paulman’s Top Landing Spots for Manning ..

    #1) KC Chiefs
    #2) Cleveland Browns
    #3) Miami Dolphins
    #4) Washington Redskins
    #5) Arizona Cardinals

    This will have a major impact on who will pursue Manning as opposed to who wants to trade 3-4-5 Draft Picks to move up for # 2 Pick for RGIIIThe ones most hurt by this are the St Louis Rams .
    If I am Shanahan and Owner Daniel Snyder, why mortgage the future in trading up for RGIII who will still need some time to develop when you can just go out and spend the $$$ to sign Manning for a 3 Year Deal and compete to win now…
    What this means for the Eagles is that the Rams trade value may actually be decreased for that 2nd Overall Pick and maybe the EAgles can move up for less .. Lots of moving parts as usual…

  • You’re still assuming that Manning is going to play…..

  • Do the eagles try and sign Peyton? Do they try and move up in the draft and get RG3? Everything many of you guys thought wasnt possible is starting to become a reality… the eagles have alot of decisions to make, settle for Vick for the next 4-5 years, draft his replacement in RG3, or sign a HOF whose 35 yrs old and has a good 2-3 yrs left in his career but is ready and built to win now..

  • JH, if the EAgles had their out this year in Vicks contract instead of next year I think they def would…Manning would prolly consider the Eagles as a top choice when you think about it…great RB to play with, above average group of receivers, Mudd, and Reid (who is loved on a nationwide level like McNabb was you rmbr all the brilliant espn dudes saying how could those stupid eagles fans want McNabb out of here, those fans don’t know anything BS…same thing going on with Reid now)…

    I think if the Birds were in the top 10 somewhere they would absolutely go after RG3…however I would be shocked to see them make that move.

  • One thing to keep in mind tho is if The Eagles trade Djax for a 1st round pick in maybe next years draft…I could see them using that pick for RG3 along with this years. People seem to forget that the WR market will not be anywhere as good as people thought with no Bowe, Welker, Stevie Johnson.

    Sure there is V-JAx but I think many teams will want no part of the guy. Djax has never had legal trouble like this guy and has caused nowhere near the problems Vjax has caused in his career.

    And I think Colston is a system Wr who has also had some serious knee injuries

  • Pheags88 – Where do you get off painting Vincent Jackson as some kind of troublemaker. in 08 he was playing loud music with expired tags, got arrested for a few minutes, was released and sent on his merry way. He was a straight A student in high school and was disappointed in the chargers not releasing him to play elsewhere, eventually tagging him for a year. So again i ask, Where is the problems Vincent Jackson so called caused? Why would you say no team would want no part of this guy when nearly every NFL.Com analyst says that a number of teams want VJ, and that his asking price would be no less than 11.5? You sound like Paulman in trying to devalue a players reputation.

  • Rocko- first of all I did not say NO team will want this guy…I simply said many teams could shy away from him.

    2nd…I guess Vjax is your hero or something but the guy has caused problems whether you want to admit it or not. Plead guilty to 2 DUIs and was suspended for 3 games after getting the second one for violating NFL policy. Im pretty sure one more gets him suspended for a year atleast.

    Further didn’t the guy hold out fro the first 7 games of a season before serving his 3 games suspension due to his contract? Were talking about actual games here with meaning not some OTAs. So all this guy did was quit on his teammates and really screw up their chance to go to the playoffs. I guess thats not causing any problems to you.

    Also didn’t this guy almost screw up the lockout settlement for his own selfish purposes…I believe he was refusing to sign the settlement papers as one of the named plaintiffs as many reports said. Im sure a ton of people got to him and told him he was nuts since he was going to holdup up a huge payday for all the other NFL players in the league.

    So yea this guy just seems like an ass to me. I guess I’m wrong tho since he got a As in kickball and social studies many years ago

  • They ARE NOT trading up to get RGIII, & they ARE NOT signing an old QB who is one hit away from being a quadriplegic. Some of you guys are goof-balls. With all of their needs on DF, do you honestly think they are going to trade many of their draft picks for this year & next, at what it is going take to trade up to 2, to draft a QB, when we don’t need one? WTF is wrong with you guys. Unless they are going to trade Vick & rebuild, IT AIN’T HAPPENING!!! Reid is on his last year of his lame duck contract, do you think he is going to rebuild, when he could get fired? You aren’t going to trade all the way up to 2, draft a QB, waste many picks, for guy who is going to sit for a year, when you need LB, LB, LB, Safety, DT, DE & DEPTH. Get your heads out of your fart holes! Think, before you post such childish, nonsensical, nonsense. BTW, Peter King & John Clayton haven’t been correct on anything in this decade. They are both irresponsible hacks, & are never called on the carpet for it. I don’t believe anything from those two nitwits!

  • pheags88, you’re correct about VJax. But he fits perfect for us, with Reids new thinking. Hey they did sign Vick & Vince Young (didn’t do jail, but is a nut case), so why not Plax, Hayneworth, & VJax. They can start a prison team, like in the longest yard.

  • We are not getting rg3 there is no point.. Vick will be better than rg3 for the next 3 years… but someting we should do is get big recievers… short quarterbacks do much better with big recivers( drew brees) .. and tall quaterback do well with shorter recievers (peyton manning , tom brady )

  • Manning will Play Vinnie..
    I am not sure how well, but he would not be working out, releaseing grainy video of throwing the ball pretty well down at Duke and working with his COllege QB Coach in Cutcliffe and Comapny if he wasn’t interested in coming back.. He also will not consider the Jets for as not to incroach on Brothe’s Eli’s home turf…

  • You would think that by the Sints working out WR Randy Moss yesterday that they will be too short of cash to sign WR’s Colston & Meachem… They have bigger priorities in signing an unhappy Brees and also All_PRo mammoth LG Carl Nicks.. Lots of moving parts

  • Pheags88 – Cool your balls buddy. You may have a few legit info concerning VJax that I may have overlooked. Relax man. Hell I’m just making sure you’re on top of things; he was a straight A student though!

  • Gary Bracketts released by the colts.. Hes only 31 and is considered one of the smartest LBs in the league. I seen this coming, he only played one game last yr due to injuries.. he has to stay healthy

  • Brandon jacobs released by giants.. i wouldnt be shocked if he resigns with them and takes less money

  • Brackett signed a big contract a couple yers back and COlts are moving in another directions.. Dwight Freeney, Dallas Clark may also get released
    Remember with new HC Chuck Pagano as Coach, he likes the 3-4 Scheme and likes big LB..
    NY Giants just released RB Brandon Jacobs too in a cost move
    Panthers rumoured to Release LB Beason, T davis, RB D Williams, RT J Otah..

    I mentioned a couple weeks back that many teams will be releasding big names players duie to salary cap issues (Giants,Panthers,Saints,Jets,Steelers,Raioders are Teams that are tight up against thiers CAps) so expect a lot of big names to be releaded over the weekend so they can participate in Free-Agency

    I expect Jon Vilma from th Saints, Bart Scott from the Jets to be released

  • Dallas clark released and the colts are fielding offers for Dwight Freeney.. this is what you call cleaning house and starting over after a miserable, deflating yr last season.. they want a whole new atmosphere and a fresh slate with fresh faces.. theyre definitely revamping the entire team

  • B Jacobs will not be re-signing with the GIants or they would have already restructured his deal.. They are tired of his dog & Pony show..

    QB E Manning Restructured his deal to save the Giants almost $6.8 Million
    (Wonder if Vick would do th esame if asked..)

  • I expect some Eagles to be released by Sunday
    Jamall Jackson, Winston Justice, and possibly Assante Samuel

  • Jacobs is the softest 260 lb guy there is.

  • Paul, the Colts just re-signed Freeney to a multiyear contract, this week.

  • COlts also released RB Joseph Addai who I wouldn’t mind seeing as the Back-up to MCCoy.. Addia can block, catch the ball out the backfield and also runs that Stretch play OL R MUdd has employed into the Eagles rushing attack.. If he’s healthy, he would be a nice addition to the RB Corp beacuse lets be honest, outside of McCoy, the Eagles really have no RB Corp, Lewis isn’t ready to be a back-up full time, the FB Position is wide open.. WAht were to happen if McCoy got hurt… Then Vick would have to throw the ball 55-60 times a game which makes the Eagles offiense totally 1 dimensional..

  • To Dcar, that was DE Robert Mathis that the Colts signed, they are trying to trade Dwight Freeney who has like a $16 Million Deal about to kick in for 2012..
    Small-fast DE’s in a 3-4 do not work (which is where the COlts will be heading under new HC Chuck Pagano who was the LB/DC for the Ravens for the last 10 years.. He likes his front 7 Big ..

  • Giants probably cut ties with RG R Mckenzie and use the Savings from Jacobs/MCKenzie’s Salarie to sign TE Dallas Clark that the Colts are releasing.. Giants keep reloading while the Eagles keep treading water…

  • Paul, you are right, my dude. I stand corrected. He wants to stay, but they are fielding trade offers. 😀

  • Colts don’t want to pay him that $16 Million Contract for 2012 Season when they will be rebuilding, If they can’t work out a deal which will be hard due to his Salary, they will most likely release him, like they did with TE Clark, RB Addai,
    MLB G Brackett .. New HC PAgano and GM Grigson are going to strip this team and build it back up in their likeness …
    Watch for th SAints/Panthers to start releasing some big names over the weeken to get under the CAp as well (SAints are going to lose 3-4 good players in Free-agency and probably end uyp releasing DE W Smith and MLB J VIlma due to large Salaries
    Panthers are in th esame boat Salary Cap wise and will most likley releasing LB Beason, LB Thomas Davis, RT Jeff Otah, and possibly even RB Deangelo Williams..

  • I have stated all off-season, with a CAp now in place, If you are a Veteran player ((30 Years +) and making a good Salary and a rotational type of player, you will be on release list.. It’s a young players game and most teams areound the league are not going to strap themselveds with high prices players if they are back-uips or rotational players
    Eagles for example are not going to carry a back-up C Jamaal Jackson, OT Winston Justice, DE Darryl Tapp at their Salary levels when basically they are a luxury and simply don’t produce enough to warrant their Contract amounts and since these older players don’t usually contribute on SPecial Teams, there just isn’t a space for them at those high Salaries when you can plug in a younger players making substantially less… This is the new way in the NFL due to the Salry Cap…

  • Nice posts Paul!!!

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