Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Eagles off-season: WR and TE

Remember when the Eagles kept seven receivers on the opening-day roster last season? Of those seven, plus the one on the practice squad at the time, only four remain with the team today: Jackson, Maclin, Avant, and Curtis. With Curtis scheduled to earn something like $5 million this season, he's either going to be the highest-paid fourth WR in NFL history or he'll be cut (I'm surprised it hasn't happened already.)

With Jackson, Maclin, and Avant cemented in their roles, the Eagles aren't looking for a big-time free agent or high draft pick at this position. They could use a tall red zone target, as usual, which is why we may see the return of Hank Baskett. With a mid-to-low-round draft pick to compete for a spot against practice squadder Jordan Norwood, this position will be rounded out.

At TE, it's similarly cut and dried. Alex Smith was not tendered, so expect the three TEs to be Celek, Ingram, and Dorenbos. I wouldn't expect much action at this position in free agency or the draft either.


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