It seems like almost every offseason that the Eagles are looking for ways to improve their pass rush. And, obviously, there have been some hits and misses along the way. Their most recent attempt resulted in landing Jason Babin, and that paid off to the tune of 18 sacks.
And while the Eagles seem fairly set at defensive end with Trent Cole and Babin in place, it’s probable they’ll look to add to the position again this spring.
Which brings us to little nuggest from ESPN’s Adam Schefter:
“The Indianapolis Colts are fielding telephone calls from teams interested in trading for perennial Pro Bowl defensive end Dwight Freeney, according to league sources.”
If you’re going to add to the position, why not do it with a guy that has 102.5 sacks over the course of his 11-year career? Why not do it with a guy that had 8.5 sacks last sesaon? Why not do it through a trade with Colts GM Ryan Grigson, who just left Philadelphia in January? Why not do it with…
Here’s why they won’t do it.
The Colts do not necessarily want to part ways with Freeney, but they need the salary-cap space and Freeney has a $19 million cap number this season and is unwilling to restructure his contract, according to sources.
The Colts are now open to trading Freeney but will only do it for what they consider the right price.
There’s no way in hell the Eagles will send anything the way of the Colts for the right to obtain a $19 million cap number that they can’t budget in return for a 32-year-old defensive end.
But since there’s a large enough contingent of people who foolishly think that the Eagles will be players for Peyton Manning, what the heck, lets add Freeney to the mix, too.