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Eagles Offered No Higher Than A Three For Boldin

Now that we’ve got an open texting thread on the Sprint phone with WIP’s Howard Eskin, we’ve got a quick and easy way to find out what he’s actually reporting about the Eagles (or what he’s saying about “blogs” . . . it sounds like Eskin is dry heaving when he says that word) after we get an e-mail from a reader telling us that Eskin has just said something about the Eagles (or about “blogs”) on the air. Friday, Eskin told us that he reported the Eagles indeed made an offer to the Cardinals for Anquan Boldin, and that it was no higher than a third-round pick. He also said that, contrary to other reports, the Eagles have not offered a second-round pick and a third-round pick for Boldin. It remains to be seen whether a team can work out a deal with the Cardinals for Boldin this weekend. Unless the Cards have given Boldin’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, the green light to negotiate a new deal with a new team, it might be difficult to get the planets aligned in time to pull the trigger. One source with intimate knowledge of the thinking of one of the teams reportedly interested in Boldin tells us that the asking price of $9 million or $10 million per year could be scaring some folks off, given Boldin’s age, his lack of high-end speed, and his history of injuries.