Todd Gets Extended & FA Stuff

Posted: March 13th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 70 Comments »

Here we go.   

The Eagles signed RT Todd Herremans to a 3-year extension.  Great move.  Taking care of your own is more important than throwing money at outside players.  He and Peters can be one of the best OT tandems in the NFL.

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Lots of rumors about the Eagles and LB Dan Connor.  Pete Prisco said he continues to hear the deal “will get done”.  I don’t doubt he’s hearing that.  Just wonder from who.  Most likely that would be Connor’s agent.  And I’m sure the agent wants that rumor out there to make the client more attractive to other teams.

Dan Connor would be a solid LB addition.  I hope the Eagles target other players first.  If those moves don’t work, then go for Connor.

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DT Antonio Dixon got the 2nd round RFA tender.  This means if another team signs him, the Eagles get a 2nd round pick.  Dixon might be worth that in a weak DT draft, but this class is deep so he’s not likely to go anywhere.

Dixon is a tough player to evaluate.  Looked terrific in 2010, but then had no offseason and a new scheme to deal with in 2011.  Looked like the light was just starting to go on when he got hurt.  Dixon could thrive in the new system or flat line.  2012 is important for him.  And the Eagles.  They need to know if he’s a player to keep around or not.

70 Comments on “Todd Gets Extended & FA Stuff”

  1. 1 GermanEagle said at 12:01 PM on March 13th, 2012:

    Super Bowlzzz!

  2. 2 teltschikfakeout88 said at 12:11 PM on March 13th, 2012:

    German Eagle with the Deja Vuzzzzz!

  3. 3 TommyLawlor said at 12:17 PM on March 13th, 2012:

    “Big day at the Babin’s…wish I could share”

    Not 100% lock to be Eagles news. If it is…maybe an extension with Trent Cole. Those two seem like BFFs now.

  4. 4 bdbd20 said at 12:20 PM on March 13th, 2012:

    Shamrock shake?

  5. 5 GermanEagle said at 12:22 PM on March 13th, 2012:

    Yeah, an extension for Cole wouldn’t be far fetched at all, especially since Herremans got one today!

  6. 6 Anders Jensen said at 1:11 PM on March 13th, 2012:

    Seems like a huge possibility

  7. 7 Anders Jensen said at 1:11 PM on March 13th, 2012:

    Well they hunt QB, deers and the likes together 🙂

  8. 8 lilmc said at 1:55 PM on March 13th, 2012:

    Or how about this, just for fun. Babin was in Houston with Mario Williams and has it on good authority(nudge, nudge) that he is coming.

  9. 9 GeorgeFleep said at 2:57 PM on March 13th, 2012:

    i believe hearing that his wife was pregnant on radio show, so maybe it was born. but in the hawaii pictures she was obviously not

  10. 10 Eric Weaver said at 12:18 PM on March 13th, 2012:

    It’s been a little quiet on the Haynesworth front. Do you think the Eagles may still have an interest?

  11. 11 D3Keith said at 12:37 AM on March 14th, 2012:

    Good question.

    What is the vet minimum?

  12. 12 D3FB said at 12:58 AM on March 14th, 2012:

    I feel like the both of us should be ashamed that we could not talk Garcon out of that ridiculous payday to come play for the birds. D3 pride > $8 mil a year. Greatest selling point ever. For shame.

  13. 13 Eric Weaver said at 12:46 PM on March 13th, 2012:

    Ben Leber in town.

  14. 14 GermanEagle said at 12:48 PM on March 13th, 2012:

    Just add Fletcher and we’d have 70 years of pure LB experience all of a sudden.

  15. 15 JRO91 said at 12:50 PM on March 13th, 2012:

    Ben Leber….really? I guess he could replace Fokou on the bench!! Solid vet backup….

  16. 16 TommyLawlor said at 12:57 PM on March 13th, 2012:

    Eagles had interest in him back in 2007 or something like that. Didn’t pan out. I’m sure they are just checking on him to see if he’s worth talking to as a backup option. Leber is past his prime.

  17. 17 Toby_yboT said at 12:54 PM on March 13th, 2012:

    I’d like to request. Sam’s take on the skins/boys cap punishment

  18. 18 TheRogerPodacter said at 12:56 PM on March 13th, 2012:

    i would also be interested in reading sam’s thoughts on this.

  19. 19 ian_no_2 said at 3:17 PM on March 13th, 2012:

    + 1

  20. 20 Kristopher Cebula said at 8:20 PM on March 13th, 2012:

    me too

  21. 21 Sam Lynch said at 4:06 PM on March 13th, 2012:

    I don’t really have much to say on that, guys. At least not enough for a proper post.

    We’d heard at the time that it wasn’t clear that you would be allowed to do what the Skins/Boys did. I was surprised it was allowed at the time.

    It is good to see their spending power reduced, especially after the RGIII deal that hampers the Redskins’ ability to build through the draft as an alternative. And it’s nice to get a little extra for us to spend.

    But as far as the fairness of the punishment? Meh. Cartels are tricky things. They don’t — and shouldn’t — operate like any other kind of business arrangement.

  22. 22 Anders Jensen said at 5:05 PM on March 13th, 2012:

    I like that you describe the NFL as cartel, but I suppose you are right that the NFL is in essences as cartel. It just have a very negative sound to it, because it is often used together with drug and other illegal businesses

  23. 23 Sam Lynch said at 10:02 AM on March 14th, 2012:

    Think more in terms of OPEC. The NFL’s closest economic approximation is really a cartel, and they operate pretty closely to the way the economic theory of cartels says they should. That’s why I describe them that way.

  24. 24 austinfan said at 12:16 PM on March 14th, 2012:

    I’d say they’re a single business entity from an economic point of view, they’re not competing to sell a product, they’re competing to MAKE a product.

  25. 25 GermanEagle said at 1:01 PM on March 13th, 2012:

    Colston just signed a 5 year extension with the Saints, according to LaCanfora for 40m over 5 years with half of it guaranteed. That’s exactly Desean’s worth in my eyes!

  26. 26 JRO91 said at 1:18 PM on March 13th, 2012:

    Tommy – Do you think someone like the Bucs would be interested in Asante? They have a ton of cap space and huge ??? at CB. Talib may go to jail, and Ronde may retire. Like it said on PFT I see Lofton going there. They will overpay and Rudd is probably gone. It seems like this year is there year to spend to make that fan base happy.

  27. 27 Sjampen said at 2:58 PM on March 13th, 2012:

    Barrett Ruud left them last year, he plays for the Titans. I think the Bucs like their own Mason Foster, who had a decent rookie season.

  28. 28 JRO91 said at 3:16 PM on March 13th, 2012:

    You are correct. I was thinking of Foster but wrote Rudd.

  29. 29 Mac said at 1:52 PM on March 13th, 2012:

    Love it, and I echo the hope that there is a new deal for T.Cole… dude is due some serious Ca$h… Pay Da Man!

  30. 30 ian_no_2 said at 3:29 PM on March 13th, 2012:

    OT: I didn’t like math class because I like to figure things out in my head and not show my equations, but these guys from Harvard I just checked out today came up with almost the exact same conclusion I did about the RG3 deal. I said two days ago “For the Skins to be a dominant team, RG3 has to be one of the best 3 QBs in the league and the team around him has to improve.. the chances of that happening are low.”

    What they said: “For the Redskins to get the equivalent value from RGIII as they spent acquiring him, he must produce at least as much as Tom Brady. If RGIII merely lives up to his eCAVOA, he’ll finish his career having slightly outperformed David Garrard (61 CAV). Because all-time-great quarterbacks are rare commodities, the Redskins likely lost value both on paper and in reality. This trade is very comparable to some of the most lopsided trades from the past few years.”

    Keep in mind they said “equivalent value.” That means an aging 5-11 team has to have Griffin play like Brady to stay a respectable under .500 team. On top of that, the defense and offense has to improve, pick for pick. They need to use free agency (blue chip and cast offs) wisely to protect Griffin (since their OL is far from there now) and get the offense on the field. The odds are against them.

  31. 31 Mac said at 6:14 PM on March 13th, 2012:

    But here’s the real question in my opinion…

    Which trade was more foolish… RGIII or Julio Jones?

    Maybe the answer is obvious… maybe not.

  32. 32 Brett Smith said at 3:50 PM on March 13th, 2012:

    Is Kolb one and done in AZ?

    That would make Andy a real genius as we will have taken several teams second round picks for “VaporWare”

  33. 33 Anders Jensen said at 5:19 PM on March 13th, 2012:

    AZ would be stupid to cut Kolb already. He wasnt terrible for them at all, he was just unlucky with injuries.

  34. 34 Kristopher Cebula said at 8:23 PM on March 13th, 2012:

    and no protection

  35. 35 GeorgeFleep said at 4:05 PM on March 13th, 2012:

    I would much rather have Dan Connor than Stephen Tulloch. Even though Tulloch is 3 down linebacker, while Connor is only two. Connor made more tackles per snap that he was involved in. Obviously the contract for Connor will be significantly lower. Tulloch will most likely resign with the Lions because they are opening up enough cap space for his asking price. If the SAM is going to play off the line like it did in the start of last season with Chaney than the MLB would need to have significant range and tackling ability. Connor obviously has tackling ability. Besides the situational LB rotation seemed to work even though it is not ideal.

  36. 36 Mac said at 6:15 PM on March 13th, 2012:

    I agree, I think Tulloch is fools gold.

  37. 37 damccomas said at 4:47 PM on March 13th, 2012:

    looks like Lofton is headed to TB…

  38. 38 ken jomo said at 4:54 PM on March 13th, 2012:

    Jason La Canfora says Bucs and Eagles fighting for Carl Nicks

  39. 39 Nick said at 5:13 PM on March 13th, 2012:

    That would be awesome but Mosher just tweeted it is untrue: “League source says Eagles are NOT in hunt for Carl Nicks, report untrue.”

  40. 40 GeorgeFleep said at 5:43 PM on March 13th, 2012:

    La Canfora is full of dis-informative eagles news

  41. 41 Chris_Tomlinson116 said at 4:56 PM on March 13th, 2012:

    Garcon to Redskins…

  42. 42 Nick said at 5:16 PM on March 13th, 2012:

    Schefter says Josh Morgan is going to join him in Washington. I have gotten zero done since 4 PM.

  43. 43 Chris_Tomlinson116 said at 5:20 PM on March 13th, 2012:

    Same… PFT is being constantly refreshed with NFL Network on the TV.

  44. 44 Chris_Tomlinson116 said at 6:17 PM on March 13th, 2012:

    They’re also reporting on Twitter that the Redskins are going to go after Eddie Royal now…

  45. 45 D3FB said at 10:06 PM on March 13th, 2012:

    Can the NFL force him to be their full time punt returner as part of the cap punishment situation?

  46. 46 Mac said at 6:16 PM on March 13th, 2012:


    Ok… so now the Eagles reeeeely better get me Plax.

  47. 47 Chris_Tomlinson116 said at 5:28 PM on March 13th, 2012:

    Derrick Gunn (via Twitter) says that a source told him Trent Cole got a new deal.

  48. 48 Chris_Tomlinson116 said at 6:49 PM on March 13th, 2012:

    Sal Pal reporting the same thing – terms set, working out the language.

  49. 49 hallcr3 said at 7:46 PM on March 13th, 2012:


  50. 50 Kammich said at 7:02 PM on March 13th, 2012:

    I’m glad we’re spending money securing our own talent. It is always good to build from within, and reward the players who bust their asses for you. Happy for Todd and Trent.

    Color me unimpressed by the Redskins FA WR moves. Garcon is an injury risk who hasn’t shown a whole lot when not playing with Peyton. Eddie Royal is a jitterbug who hasn’t shown the ability to get separation since his rookie year. The best signing is Josh Morgan, who was considered a pretty integral, high-upside player who does the little things before he got hurt last year. All three of them combined will not give the production of a Vincent Jackson or a Mike Wallace by themselves.

    (I realize the Royal signing is not official yet, but it seems to be coming down the pipes, so I digress.)

  51. 51 ACViking said at 7:34 PM on March 13th, 2012:

    If RGIII plays only as well as McNabb did in his first 5 years, those three WRs–and the WRs they add two years from now–will out-produce the Charles Johnsons, Torrence Smalls, James Thrashs and Todd Pinkstons whom McNabb had to play with.

  52. 52 brza said at 7:44 PM on March 13th, 2012:

    The Skins’ WR moves are ridiculous. They’re spending tons of money and not one of them is a #1 WR. Garcon is a good 2 (probably a system guy) getting $8M per year who by the way dropped 10.7% of catchable balls according to PFF, Morgan a 3 getting $6M and Royal is just a punt returner (don’t know what he’ll get). Royal only had 8.2yards per catch last year which ranked him last in the league.

    Once you think the Skins are smart by going after the rookie QB instead of chasing the expensive vet recovering from injury they do something mind-boggling like this. Didn’t they corner the market on backup WRs last year in free agency? And with the cap penalty I honestly don’t understand how they’re capable of this.

    The only logical explanation is that they are conspiring to jack up the price that Desean will demand. If Garcon gets $8M and Morgan $6 Djax will soon be demanding $14M per year. Then they figure this will be Deseans last year in Philly and in 2013 they can cut there expensive signings from this year and bring in DJax to play with RGIII.

  53. 53 Nick said at 7:53 PM on March 13th, 2012:

    Holy crap, I thought you were joking. I just saw the contract numbers – the Skins gave Garcon more than Johnson or Colston got! $6 mil to Morgan ??? Wow. Wow. The Skins must be splitting their penalty over two years, which means these 3 WRs will eat up almost all of their space this year. Bad bad deals.

  54. 54 hallcr3 said at 8:00 PM on March 13th, 2012:

    The money looks terrible, but they’re mindset must be “get as many weapons around RG3 as possible.” Reports show they were going hard after Vincent Jackson. Maybe they figured you could get 3 WR’s for the price of Jackson. I don’t know, but I get what they’re doing.

    Garcon, Royal, Morgan, Cooley, and Fred Davis will be an interesting group, at least.

  55. 55 Nick said at 8:15 PM on March 13th, 2012:

    Broncos sites are reporting Royal is for $6 mil/per as well. Well, at least Snyder is consistent as to what he’ll pay for a WR3.


  56. 56 Kammich said at 8:31 PM on March 13th, 2012:

    Holy fuck. When I was lambasting those moves, I hadn’t even seen the contract figures. That is ABSURD. I really liked the Josh Morgan signing before I saw the contract… you can’t give a role-player coming off of a season-ending injury THAT type of money.

    Also, think about how the Redskins have done this before. Spending willy-nilly for a role-player like Brandon Lloyd(who has since become a very nice WR, but at the time was a 49er castoff), playing rope-a-dope with Laveranues Coles, etc. Buying in bulk at one position rarely works in free agency. Especially when the bulk you’re buying is a group of #3 receivers.

    I was experiencing legitimate nausea when the Skins positioned themselves to draft RG3. I thought they had legitimized themselves for the next decade. And then they go and… do “Redskins stuff.” Too funny.

  57. 57 austinfan said at 12:17 PM on March 14th, 2012:

    Those contracts are two year deals with 5 years to spread the cap hit into the years when the TV money kicks in and the cap starts to increase 6-7% a year.

  58. 58 ian_no_2 said at 7:58 PM on March 13th, 2012:

    The Skins signings means they won’t get one of the FA WRs that are actually good. Also, the WRs + Carriker are eating up cap space without improving OL. They already had ok WRs, they don’t improve much, but they still have the worst WR corps in the division.

  59. 59 SuPaFrO said at 9:11 PM on March 13th, 2012:

    By the time the skins realize itll be too late and they wont have cap space for Rg3!

  60. 60 Kammich said at 8:33 PM on March 13th, 2012:

    Vincent Jackson got paaaid. I never favored him as a target for us(too much guaranteed money for a 7-year vet who seems too contract-oriented), but I’m still glad he’s not a Skin. Solid move for the Bucs. I honestly feel that Josh Freeman is closer to his 2010 season than his 2011 season, and you take a ton of pressure off of Mike Williams by making him a #2.

  61. 61 Kammich said at 9:32 PM on March 13th, 2012:

    Looks like the Bills are very close to signing Mario Williams(and to a lesser extent, Robert Meachem). That would be pretty cool, by my estimation. I like seeing classic franchises re-asserting themselves in the realm of relevance. The Bills deserve better than perennial cellar-dwelling. Signing the best defensive free agent since the Minister of Defense is a damn good start.

    Mario Williams-Marcell Dareus-Kyle Williams-Shawne Merriman. Thats a pretty nasty front-4, if they land Super Mario.

  62. 62 nopain23 said at 9:39 PM on March 13th, 2012:

    gr8…now seattle has to go pass rush in draft…and that leaves one less team to worry about picking luke ahead of hopefuly connor STAYS in dallas so that they dont go after luke……and bucs draft lofton so that we dont overpay for a two down guy.deadskins signing out of desperation. kudos to the iggles FO for exhibiting some self-control

  63. 63 Kammich said at 9:34 PM on March 13th, 2012:

    And Cort Finnegan signs for 10 mil a year for 5 years with the STL Rams, reuniting with Fish. I guess we can cross the Rams off of the Asante radar.

  64. 64 nopain23 said at 9:46 PM on March 13th, 2012:

    hmmm…maybe tampa will take him……i hear the bungals have a lot of cap space too….they might be interested in a ballhawk..who avoids contact at all costs

  65. 65 wee2424 said at 11:17 PM on March 13th, 2012:

    Tommy, or anyone. If Mathis does not resign do you see us going after Eric Winston, and moving Todd back to gaurs? I do not know much about Winston, however I have heard he is a good tackle and not that old. Only thing is, is he a Howard mudd type player? Comments?

  66. 66 D3FB said at 1:02 AM on March 14th, 2012:

    6’7 and 317lbs. Played in a zone blocking scheme so it would appear he has both the experience, athleticism and solid size to play for Mudd. Only question is do you trust him to be a blindside protector which he was not in Houston.

  67. 67 wee2424 said at 3:41 AM on March 14th, 2012:

    Very good point. I do have to beleive however that if Mathis did leave, and Todd had to move back to gaurd, and we did not replace him, meaning justice is our starting rt. I can’t help but think that Eric Winston would be an upgrade over justice. I for one am not a justice basher, I do not think his 2010 season was as bad as many made it out to be. His injury really did get to him, the rotating door at rg didn’t help either, nor did Vicks style. At the same time I am no fan of his, and the ideal situation would involve him riding the bench. If this scenario did come to fruitation I think big red would most def. want to upgrade. Making Winston a possible target. Guess it would come down to the green at that point. After work in def. going to check out some tape on him though.

  68. 68 D3FB said at 11:10 AM on March 14th, 2012:

    Oh I totally agree that Winston would be an upgrade over Justice I’m just not sure that he will be around by the time we make a decision with Mathis. Winston is currently jetsetting trying to figure out where he wants to go, I think JimmyK made the comment about not many very good tackles ever make it to free agency. Even if the Eagles decide to go after him in time, I fear there will be a bidding war driving him out of our cost range.

  69. 69 wee2424 said at 12:48 PM on March 14th, 2012:

    Lol well justice is gone now. Really does make me wonder if they plan on trying to get Eric because they feel as though they might lose Mathis.

  70. 70 Flyin said at 11:38 PM on March 13th, 2012:

    Rumor has it… The Eagles are working on a “unspecified” contract with Tommy Lawlor. Due to increase demand of intelligent material, the inner circle is willing to do what is right.

    Pending the Physical: *Pudding”, Tommy T owns the copywrong. And a certain female needs to alter/erase some ink