Originally written March 14, 2012 on Philly Sports Muse:
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The first night of free agency is in the. books and, unlike last year, not a peep has been heard from the Philadelphia Eagles. And there is no need to panic about this fact. You can be sure that plenty of wheeling and dealing is going on behind the scenes–and hopefully the work will pay off very soon. In the form of a talented veteran middle linebacker. What the Eagles are doing is working on extensions for some of their best players–to secure their services for longer period of time, of course, and to save some cap room in the process. Todd Herremans was up yesterday, and Pro Bowl DE Trent Cole’s deal will be done soon. Cole was one of the few bright spots of the Eagles defense  in 2011 and has been a critical element of the defense for several years. Cole and the Cowboys’ DeMarcus Ware are the only NFL players with at least eight sacks in each of the last six years. Cole was drafted by the Eagles in 2005 and since then has made way into the annals of the team’s  history. He has a ...
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