While I certainly wouldn't characterize Kearse's Eagles career as "great," I also don't think he was as big a bust as some Eagles fans make him out to be. He certainly didn't rack up nearly as many sacks as we all hoped/thought he would, but we had alot of success with the guy and he did do a solid job. I'll miss him, but it's fair to say that it was time to move on.
For what it's worth, the Eagles have denied that they are planning to cut Kearse. Again, surprise surprise.
Since the market for free agent corners has pretty much dried up, could the Eagles make a run at Asante Samuel?
According to a league source, the Eagles' sights had been set on Seattle cornerback Marcus Trufant before the Seahawks placed the franchise tag on him Thursday. Oakland's Nnamdi Asomugha also was tagged, leaving Samuel as the only truly elite cornerback on the open market.
Interesting that the Eagles had their sights set on Trufant. My guess is that they thought they could get a player that's equal to Samuel talent-wise, but for more reasonable money. The rumors are that Samuel is looking for a 10 year, $100 million deal with $30 million guaranteed.
I like Asante Samuel, but he's absolutely not that good. When I say that good I mean not $100 million good.
Another issue is that the Eagles' cornerback tandem combined for just five interceptions last season. Twenty-two players had that many by themselves.
You don't need a league source to tell you that Brown was upset when he was told he had to compete with Will James for a starting job last year. He was pretty up front about his displeasure.
Sports Illustrated is reporting that the Eagles are a dark horse candidate for the services of Steeler's OL Alan Faneca.