One year after making a splash with signings like cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha and defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins, the underachieving Eagles concentrated on extensions for veterans like wide receiver DeSean Jackson, right tackle Todd Herremans and left guard Evan Mathis. Philadelphia augmented its linebacker corps by trading with Houston for DeMeco Ryans. The Eagles also acted quickly when left tackle Jason Peters (ruptured Achilles' tendon) was injured during a March workout by signing Buffalo's Demetress Bell to a five-year deal. Significant losses:
Two backup defensive linemen — Juqua Parker (Cleveland) and Trevor Laws (St. Louis) — are gone. The Eagles would love to draw an acceptable trade offer for cornerback Asante Samuel. Top draft needs:
The Eagles have no glaring weakness but defensive tackle pick-ups would be wise. Expect a quarterback to get selected within the first three rounds as the next Kevin Kolb/A.J. Feeley developmental project. Analysis:
Arguably no team was less prepared for post-lockout football than the Eagles. The approach this offseason is far better. Grade:
A- Alex Marvez
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