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Sean Considine's future

Once again last night some poor coverage from Considine led to a TD. It was in almost the same identical spot as the winning TD he have up in the Bear's game. With Dawkins back healthy and ready to take his starting free safety role, the rumblings from the fans for Quintin Mikell to slide over to strong safety are sure to get louder.

But could the team's thinking be far off? They've certainly supported Considine publicly this year, but an article in today's Inky caught my attention. You see, today is the deadline for teams to sign players to extensions and have a portion of their salary count toward this year's cap. It's something the Eagles have become famous for. In the past couple seasons they've extended Mike Patterson, Reggie Brown, Trent Cole, Shawn Andrews, Todd Herremans, ect all on or before this deadline.

This year, however, there aren't many candidates for a big extension. That said, one guy should technically be in the perfect position for a deadline day deal. Sean Considine.

Strong safety Sean Considine, who is in his first full season as a starter, is signed only through next season, but there are a few reasons the Eagles are not in a hurry to extend his deal. Quintin Mikell could replace Considine as the starting strong safety in the future. Eagles coach Andy Reid said Considine played sparingly in the second half last night because he suffered a shoulder injury.

Typically, if the Eagles target a player as a guy they want to keep they signed this is when they make their move to lock him up. They don't wait until he's a free agent, which Considine will be after next year.

The Eagles' inaction at this deadline speaks volumes to me. They don't see Considine as having much of a future here either. At least not yet.

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