Found March 13, 2013 on
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It wasn’t a full-on frenzy for the Philadelphia Eagles in the first day of free agency, but they certainly made a splash by signing five players. CB Bradley Fletcher and LB Jason Phillips signed 2-year deals with the team, while TE James Casey, S Patrick Chung and DL Isaac Sopoaga struck 3-year deals.
The fact that four of the five deals made were with the defensive players reflects Philadelphia’s strongest overall need. And with the release of Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie allowed to walk into free agency, replacing the severely depleted Eagles secondary is chief among the priorities for this team.
Unlike that infamous summer in 2011, the Birds aren’t waving money around at the biggest names available in free agency. Rather, they have so far taken a more low-key approach, inking lesser-known players who they believe will truly make an impact on the team. There was also a decided emphasis on strong special teams performances with these signings.
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(via Sports Illustrated)
The Philadelphia Eagles were the first in line for former Houston Texans' tight end and fullback, James Casey. Casey met with the Eagles and it is believed that he will not leave without a deal. The deal could be done as early as this evening.
Casey, 28, has three years of experience in the NFL. He registered 330 yards last season, with 34 receptions...
FB James Casey has agreed to a 3-year deal with the Eagles worth $14.5 million
— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) March 13, 2013
The Philadelphia Eagles have signed free agent James Casey who has been with the Houston Texans since 2009. Casey was drafted in 2009 in the 5th round (152nd overall) in the NFL draft out of Rice University. He had a career year in 2012 with 34 catches...
The Philadelphia Eagles have signed cornerback Bradley Fletcher, tight end James Casey, safety Patrick Chung, linebacker Jason Phillips and defensive lineman Isaac Sopoaga.
The moves were announced Tuesday night, hours after the Eagles released cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha on the first day of the NFL free agency period.
Casey, formerly with Houston, Chung, formerly with New England...
NFL Free AgencyTags: Isaac SopoagaPhiladelphia EaglesEverybody knows the Eagles were going to sign a defensive linemen or two during free agency after they sent veterans Cullen Jenkins and Mike Patterson on their way. Today they signed veteran San Francisco 49ers nose tackle Isaac Sopoaga.
He’s not a spring chicken at 31 years of age, but...
SecondaryTags: Nmandi AsomughaPhiladelphia EaglesNobody was surprised, but I still can’t help but shake my head as the Eagles say good-bye to Nnamdi Asomugha after only two years. He was considered the number one free agent signing a couple of years ago, but nothing went right on the field for Asomugha when he was in an Eagles uniform...
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Broncos have reached a one-year agreement with former Eagles CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.
Rodgers-Cromartie arrived for a visit earlier in the day and there were rumors circulating that an agreement was close.
The Broncos needed another corner and this should be a great fit Rodgers-Cromartie, as he’ll gets the to play opposite of Champ...
According to CSN’s Matt Maiocco, both the Niners and the free agent cornerback have a “mutual interest” in each other: The 49ers are among three teams that have shown interest in Asomugha, a source said. Pro Football Talk reports there are four teams, including the Houston Texans, Denver Broncos and Arizona Cardinals. The 49ers also
NewsTags: Bradley FletcherIsaac SopoagaJames CaseyJason PhillipsPatrick ChungPhiladelphia EaglesWith the free agency period underway, so far the Eagles haven’t landed any of the big names on the market, but they’ve managed to sign a handful of players that could help improve the depth on this football team.
On Tuesday night, the Eagles agreed...
At least this might mean they aren't trading for Revis. Still, Champ Bailey and Dominique Rogers-Cromartie is a pretty sweet combo for that secondary. Though, Bailey isn't as great as he once was.
The Broncos are shaping up to be extremely loaded. First Welker, now this.
Broncos reached agreement on a one-year deal with former Eagles CB Dominque Rodgers-Cromartie.
(via Bleacher Report)
The Eagles hit the ground running today as they kick started free agency. The Eagles started off by freeing up $11 million dollars by cutting Nnamdi Asomugha, then they went bananas.
First off, the Eagles cut the fan favorite Nnamdi Asomugha. The team released him right before free agency began. (Total Sports Live)
After releasing Nnamdi and his $11 million...
Already losing starter Isaac Sopoaga to the Eagles and with backup Ricky Jean Francois not expected to return, the 49ers filled the nose tackle vacancy with former Chiefs D-lineman Glenn Dorsey.
After meeting with the 49ers earlier on Wednesday, Dorsey agreed to a two-year deal reportedly worth up to $7 million.
Dorsey was drafted fifth overall by the Chiefs and 2008 and has not...