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Eagles show interest in Takeo Spikes?

This rumor was brought up in the diaries over the weekend and it looks like it's gaining some steam.


Eagles | Team showing interest in Spikes
Sun, 25 Mar 2007 10:17:42 -0700

John Murphy, of Yahoo! Sports, reports the Philadelphia Eagles are showing interest in possibly obtaining Buffalo Bills LB Takeo Spikes, according to a league source. Spikes would need to pass a physical and negotiate a new deal. The source believes the Bills could receive a mid-to-late round choice in the 2007 NFL Draft if both conditions are met. The Eagles would likely move Spikes to the outside if they acquire him. The team could also move him inside and make LB Jeremiah Trotter more of a two-down linebacker.

The Buffalo news reports that a trade could happen today or tomorrow.

The Buffalo Bills are getting closer to trading linebacker Takeo Spikes, The Buffalo News has learned.

Trade negotiations gained steam Friday and Saturday, and a deal might be consummated within the next day, a league source told The News.

ESPN is also reporting on TV that the Eagles have made the "best offer" to the Bills.

I'll be keeping an eye on this one. The Giants are supposed to also be in the mix, but it looks like Spikes is going to be somewhere new today or tomorrow.

Update [2007-3-26 11:46:15 by BleedGreen]: 610 WIP is reporting that Spikes will be in for a physical this afternoon or tomorrow. Barring a failed physical it looks like this is close to a done deal.

Here's what ESPN has to say...

Eagles eyeing Spikes The Eagles have jumped to the front of the Spikes sweepstakes and something could happen quickly, reports's John Clayton. The Bills have quietly shopped Spikes him for the past few weeks with the Eagles and Giants showing the most interest. Spikes is hoping to hear sometime Monday that a deal could be done. The plan would be for Spikes to play outside linebacker for the Eagles. The former Bengal was also willing to go back to Cincinnati but the Bengals weren't interested in his $4.5 million salary. Coming off an Achilles tendon injury, Spikes played in 12 games last season. He finished with 70 tackles and one sack.

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