Nothing really happening yet with the Eagles offseason, but this is a pretty good summary of what the team needs to do. In related news, Seatle franchised Shaun Alexander which makes it highly unlikely he will end up with the Eagles. There was some talk that Seatle would consider trading him.
ESPN Insider's Mel Kiper thinks it is more likely that the Eagles don't trade down from their #31 draft spot. He thinks at 31 they could get a good receiver like Reggie Brown of Georgia, Mark Clayton of Oklahoma, and Roscoe Parrish of Miami. He also talks about the 'Cocks Troy Williamson, perhaps the fastest man in the draft ending up an Eagle. He also mentions that if the birds lose Burgess to FA then they may move up in the first round to draft a DE. What the hell ever happend to Jerome McDougle? Does McDougle sound like Mamula?
Ray Diddy was on the morning show today and mentioned he really liked Cinci WR T.J Houshmandzadeh as a potential Eagle at a decent price. He had a real nice year and great potential.
Link: FOXSports.com - NFL- Eagles Team Report.
ACTION PLAN: Don't expect an offseason like the last one when the team signed DE Jevon Kearse and engineered the trade for WR Terrell Owens. This spring may be more suited to re-signing their free agents and perhaps adding a mid-level running back or wide receiver. Although those needs could also be filled through the draft because the team has five day-one picks. Priority one should be to get a new deal for middle linebacker Jeremiah Trotter, whose insertion in the lineup the middle of the season gave the defense an entirely different look. Trotter played for the $535,000 minimum last year. He won't this year. Next on the list is to come up with a deal for restricted RB Brian Westbrook. The team will tender him at least the first-round tender but might still have to fight off potential suitors. In a perfect world, the two sides will come together on a long-term deal, but this isn't a perfect world. .
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Matt Martin, Tyler Bozak and Patrick Marleau scored for the Maple Leafs (7-2-0). Mitch Marner added two assists.
Toronto has won at least seven of its first nine games for the first time since the 1993-94 season and just the seventh time overall in franchise history.
Adrian Kempe and Trevor Lewis scored for Los Angeles (6-1-1), which had won four in a row. Jonathan Quick stopped 31 shots.
Toronto defenseman Roman Polak made his season debut after signing a $1.1 million, one-year deal on Sunday. He had one assist and played 12-plus minutes (see full recap).
Couture, Jones lead Sharks past struggling Rangers
NEW YORK -- Logan Couture had a goal and an assist, Martin Jones stopped 33 shots and the San Jose Sharks beat the struggling New York Rangers 4-1 on Monday night.
Tim Heed, Joonas Donskoi and Melker Karlsson also scored to help the Sharks win for the third time in four games. Jones got his fourth straight win after losing his first two starts.
Mika Zibanejad scored and Henrik Lundqvist finished with 20 saves for the Rangers, who fell to 2-6-2 on the season. New York finished 0 for 6 on the power play and is 3 for 25 over the last six games.
With the Sharks leading 3-0 after two periods, Couture took the puck away from Lundqvist behind the goal and sent it to Karlsson, who put it in for his second of the season at 2:51 of the third. Couture got his 200th career assist on the play.
San Jose turned the puck over in its defensive zone and Zibanejad snapped a shot into the top right corner to spoil Jones' shutout bid at 4:23 of the final period (see full recap).