INDIANAPOLIS - Eagles coach Andy Reid today suggested the team will re-sign safety Brian Dawkins and offensive tackle Tra Thomas, two veterans who are eligible to become free agents when the signing period begins next Friday.
"I think that'll all take place within the next few days or week or whatever," said Reid, who is attending the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis. "There's communication."
Seems like a no brainer at this point. Dawkins is coming off a good year and the team is very thin at safety. Plus, his value to the franchise goes far beyond what he does on the field.
As for Tra Thomas, that seems like a no brainer as well. I said a month ago that one of Thomas or Runyan would have ot be brought back. With Runyan's injury, the choice got pretty easy. The prospect of the Eagles finding two new starters at offensive tackle is a pretty scary one. Bringin back Thomas for a year or two at least gives the team some options. They'll only need a new starting right tackle, plus they'll have a little more time to develop a new left tackle.