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Should Eagles be interested in a Vinny Curry reunion?

Should Eagles be interested in a Vinny Curry reunion?

It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, but just a year after signing him to a three-year contract, the Tampa Bay Bucs have officially released former Eagles defensive end Vinny Curry. 

This isn’t a surprise because the Bucs will save $8 million in salary cap space by releasing Curry, who played 42.5 percent of Tampa Bay’s defensive snaps and had just 2½ sacks to show for it. 

So now, the big question is this: Should the Eagles be interested in a reunion? 

Short answer: Sure. 

Now, that’s not to say the Eagles should break the bank to bring back Curry, who has had one career season with over four sacks. But if Brandon Graham leaves in free agency, Curry could be a cost-effective replacement. 

Before last season, Curry signed a three-year deal worth $23 million with Tampa Bay, but just $6.5 million was guaranteed upon signing. The Bucs always had the option to basically turn it into a one-year deal and that’s exactly what they did. 

We’ll see what kind of market develops for Curry, but I can’t expect there will be a huge one. After all, he’ll be 31 by the start of the 2019 season and is coming off a relatively unproductive season, his first away from Philadelphia. 

Taking a closer look at the Eagles’ situation at defensive end: If Graham leaves, the Eagles will be left with Derek Barnett, Michael Bennett, Josh Sweat and possibly Chris Long, if he decides to come back. With how deep this draft is supposed to be for defensive linemen, signing Curry shouldn’t prevent the Eagles from drafting a young defensive end. That should still be a priority. 

But if the money is right and Curry wants to come back — I’d imagine he would want to — this is a reunion that’s worth thinking about. Maybe let Curry test the free-agent waters a little bit and if a competitive market doesn’t develop, welcome him home. 

Curry spent his first six NFL seasons with the Eagles after they drafted him in the second round back in 2012. While he’s never really lived up to that potential for various reasons, he was a pretty solid player during his years in Philadelphia. He always seemed to want to stay. As a rotational piece, and at the right price, the Eagles should at least give this some thought. 

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Jon Runyan's former estate, with hefty price tag and insane bar, is for sale

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Jon Runyan's former estate, with hefty price tag and insane bar, is for sale

If you’re in the market for a home with the most insane bar you’ve ever seen and have a cool $5 million budget, former Eagle Jon Runyan’s house could be the perfect fit.

Located in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, Runyan’s old digs are for sale and, according to listings on Zillow, are nearly eight-times more expensive than any of the other 70 homes on the market in Mount Laurel. 

Despite being a massive 14,000 square-foot property, this house only has five bedrooms, but you’ll see where all that square-footage is being taken up. The area set aside for entertaining is just ridiculous.

Runyan, an Eagle from 2000 to 2008 and a congressman thereafter, was not the most recent tenant. He sold the house in 2015, but the home is back on the market for an elevated price of $5.6 million (see listing). The beautiful white interior and custom designs are ever-present throughout the home, which sits at the back of a long driveway and grand gated entrance. The house boasts a master kitchen, ample closet space and an awesome master bath with custom tub.

The backyard, though, is the most incredible part. Forget the pool with a diving board, artsy palm trees and pavilion, the bar is something out of an expensive wedding. It’s ridiculous.

Wooden beams stretch throughout this rustic barn-themed entertainment area, which boasts a giant circular bar with a fireplace and two bathrooms. It looks like the bar area could host a 100-person wedding instead of being in the backyard of someone’s single family home.

It also looks like there are seven garages, so, there’s one for you to drive a new car for every day of the week.

Here’s a look at some photos of the inside and outside of this insane estate.

If you’re wondering, Runyan moved into a $1.3 million Moorestown home in 2015, but sold the home in March for $1.2 million.

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Eagles fans will love this new play addition to 'Madden'

Eagles fans will love this new play addition to 'Madden'

Philadelphia fans have been running the Philly Special at weddings and in their living rooms for the better part of the past year and a half.

Now, they can officially run it in the Madden video game when it's released this summer.

We learned of this news today on the "The Eagle Eye in the Sky Podcast" in which EA Sports' Anthony White shared the exciting news.

"It's under the pistol formation," White said. "One play is the 'Philly Special' and the other play is called 'Fake Philly Special.'"

He added it'll remain "Philly" regardless of what team you're playing with.

"A couple of other teams ran it last year," he said. "I know the Dolphins ran it. I think the Falcons ran it. Do we call it the 'Dolphins Special' or the 'Cleveland Special?' We're actually just going to call it 'Philly.'"

Sadly, Nick Foles is no longer on the Eagles' roster so when you run the play with the Birds you may have to pray that Carson Wentz's hands are just as good.

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