Anyone seen the Philadelphia Eagles? Because this new front office is showcasing moves entirely unlike anything we have previously witnessed from the organization.
The big, smart moves just keep on coming. Less than 24 hours after the team acquired this year’s top free agent, Nnamdi Asomugha, the team inked former Packer defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins to the team. Jenkins signed a 5-year, $25 million deal with the Birds. Last season he had a career-high 7 sacks and 29 tackles.
Room for Three?
Meanwhile, the plot thickens with regard to the 3 Pro Bowl corners currently on the Eagles squad. While it was casually mentioned previously that Asante Samuel wasn’t at training camp due to “personal reasons,” his absence now looks plain suspicious. Was he in fact asked not to come to camp, as the team had an inkling that he wouldn’t be with the squad very long? We’ll have to wait and see, but there is nothing with this team that is coincidental.
While the whereabouts and true reasons for Samuel’s absence are in question, newly acquired corner Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie had his first practice and press conference as an Eagle. Though there is a lot for DRC to learn, he enjoyed his time on the field with his new teammates:
â€œDifferent terminology, but itâ€™s still football.Â Itâ€™s still covering guys and reading guys, so that part was real fun.Â It was fun to get out there and learn some of my teammates and learn some of the guys and how they act and the type of atmosphere it is out here.Â So it was a plus day for me.â€
On where he can be of value on the field, DRC is game for whatever assignment he is given.
â€œWherever I fit in, Iâ€™m going to get in.â€
As a nickel corner?
â€œThatâ€™d be alright with me, as long as I can get on the field and compete.â€
Welcome to Philly, Vince
I have been remiss in noting that the Eagles have signed former Tennessee Titan QB Vince Young to a one year deal. Young will serve as Mike Vick’s backup, and it’s a wise move for the team, as Vick’s style of play will likely require a backup to fill in for him at least a few timesÂ this season. » Continue reading “The Big Moves Keep Coming: Eagles Sign Cullen Jenkins”