Effective immediately, the agents of unrestricted free agents can begin contract negotiations with teams and the Philadelphia Eagles will surely be involved in these discussions. While contracts, as well as players, can not be officially committed until the beginning of the league’s calendar year, teams everywhere as of 12:00pm EST can be involved in several “wink-wink” discussions over a glass of Breckenridge while passing around Dominican cigars. Of course, as Eagles fans remember from free agent center LeCharles Bentley, nothing is official until it’s official.
According to a source close to the center, Bentley’s interest in joining the Eagles is so strong that only the delay in the free-agency period prevented the move from happening today.
The quoted remark was taken from the Philadelphia Inquirer nine days before LeCharles Bentley would sign with the Cleveland Browns. Bentley’s career was finished less than two years later. Sometimes, the top rated free agent signings don’t equate to the ultimate goal in this business. If an agent or sources close to the operation say something, the right light might indicate a significantly larger and longer nose forming. Some players are currently in a great system and others that underperformed recently could potentially flourish in new environments. Knowshon Moreno is a player that could fit the former while wide receiver Kenny Britt is a receiver that could set his career on the right path by going to a new team.