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The Philadelphia Eagles still mathematically have a chance to make the playoffs, but Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer says the team should be looking ahead at the roster moves needed to be under the salary cap for 2013.
The Eagles will have to cut and renegotiate some key veterans on the team as they will be about $18 million over the cap for 2013.
Some of the players McClane says are likely to have to take a pay cut or will be released are:
Nnamdi Asomugha ($11.3 million) - The 31-year-old cornerback is due to earn a whopping $15 million in base salary next season, with $4 million guaranteed. The Eagles aren't likely to cut Asomugha and eat the $4 million, but they're not going to pay him his full salary considering the slip in his production. More than likely, the sides will meet somewhere in the middle.
Michael Vick ($13.7 million) - There are a few scenarios in which Vick returns, but certainly not with a $15.5 million base salary. More than likely he's...
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There’s no question that the Philadelphia Eagles have been a big disappointment this season. One of their biggest problems on the defensive side of the ball has been the play of Nnamdi Asomugha who still hasn’t lived up to the free agent mega deal he signed last season.
There’s a chance that the eagles might cut Asomugha this offseason if he doesn’t take a pay cut.
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Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer writes that the Philadelphia Eagles will most likely begin the process of cleaning house after the season.
McLane mentions that the Eagles are projected to be close to $18 million over the salary cap next season, so it makes sense that they would begin to address some of their high-salaried players.
Has a $15 million...
Nick Foles practiced with the first team this week and stuck around for extra film work.
He's ready to make his first career NFL start for the Philadelphia Eagles.
All he needs now is to officially and publicly be named the starter. The Eagles again practiced another day without injured quarterback Michael Vick. The veteran has sat out since suffering a severe concussion in...
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports the Eagles are planning to start Nick Foles in Week 11. Barring a miracle turnaround from Michael Vick (concussion), Foles will make his first career start against the Redskins. Foles was already slated to take all the first-team reps in Wednesday’s practice, while Vick’s “significant” concussion is widely expected to sideline him for weeks...
Nnamdi Asomugha might be the worst tackler on the field, but in this Funny or Die skit he shows us he’s the best off of it as he takes down the Nigerian prince.
This is actually pretty funny. Once the Eagles cut him he can spend more time focusing on Hollywood.
Eagles quarterback Michael Vick will miss Sunday's game vs. the Washington Redskins due to the effects of a concussion.
Rookie Nick Foles, who replaced Vick during the 38-23 loss to Dallas on Sunday, and who practiced with the first team all week, will get his first NFL start in a battle of 3-6 teams fighting to save their seasons.
Philadelphia head trainer Rick Burkholder...
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Since Philadelphia Eagles rookie QB Nick Foles is slated to make his first career start this Sunday, and perhaps play the remainder of the 2012 season, I’ve had a few people bring up the David Carr debate as a reason not to let him play yet.
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It was a very smart of Andy Reid to “rest” Michael Vick the rest of the way. He’s not making the playoffs, but he can still save his job if Nick Foles goes say 4-3. He can blame their slow start on Vick and his history developing quarterbacks will probably convince management to let Reid stick around and develop the promising young quarterback...
23-year-old Nick Foles now has the opportunity of a lifetime--- a starting QB gig in the NFL. It's an amazing development, considering previous QB#1 Mike Vick had taken a huge beating at the hands of opposing defensive pressures, but was not knocked out on a TKO until Sundays' tough loss against Dallas.
Now at 3-6, what do we have to lose? The Eagles' Brain Trust...
Philadelphia Eagles fans may need something extra to watch for during the final seven games beside the actual outcome. The Eagles have been insanely good at finding new ways to lose games. This is frustrating for a loyal fan base of a team riding a five game losing streak. The Eagles playoff hopes have all but been flushed down the tube. Their only real hope is a miracle seven...
Eagles quarterback Michael Vick did not practice on Wednesday,
but has not yet been ruled out of Sunday's game vs. the Washington
Jeff McLane of the Philly Inquirer responded to a question regarding Nnamdi Asomugha future will the Eagles by suggesting that he a “slim” chance of returning and would most likely have to take a pay cut.
Since his arrival in Philadelphia, Asomugha has been a huge disappointment. His poor play last year was attributed to the Eagles defensive scheme, but he has continued to...
The Philadelphia Eagles have two highly touted corners in Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominque Rodgers-Cromartie whose futures with the team are uncertain after this season.
Rodgers-Cromartie is set to become a free agent. However, making a deal with him or any other player is not a priority for the Birds at the moment. With a 3-6 record and preparing to start a rookie quarterback on Sunday...