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The next Eagle to strike it rich

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08:00 AM ET 07.23 | Somewhat surprisingly, based on the money they threw around after the lockout, the Eagles are actually in good shape financially. [Even after pricy deals for Michael Vick, LeSean McCoy, DeSean Jackson and Nnamdi Asomugha], the Eagles are well under the salary cap for 2012 (by more than $16 million) and in a great position to lock up talent for the long haul, something this organization has done better than almost any in the NFL the past decade. Their top priority appears to be WR Jeremy Maclin, who has two years left on his rookie deal. ... It's quite possible that the team and Maclin come to an agreement on a long-term deal prior to the start of the regular season.

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July 23, 2012  08:10 AM ET

Got to keep a few bucks to feed Andy.

July 23, 2012  08:18 AM ET

Y'know, if you lock in a bunch of guys who finished 8-8 last year, you could end up with an 8-8 team for years to come.

July 23, 2012  08:49 AM ET

The Iggles do a great job "locking up their talent", not so great at winning with said talent.

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July 23, 2012  09:14 AM ET

Too many NFL teams are seeing their talent locked up.

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July 23, 2012  09:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Too many NFL teams are seeing their talent locked up.

<rim shot>

July 23, 2012  09:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Too many NFL teams are seeing their talent locked up.

This will a new reality show. Change Hard Knocks to Hard Time.

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July 23, 2012  11:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

That's nice, players taken care of but a fanbase left sobbing in their hanky's b/c of embarrassing football played on the field.

So any way you look at it, the common point is coaching.

July 23, 2012  11:50 AM ET

Just when da guy was about to have a breakout year, the Team screws it up with a long Term deal and thats when they figure, I got da big bucks and I'm going to need a body in mint condition when I Retire!

July 23, 2012  12:42 PM ET

The next Eagle to strike it rich. One day he was shootin' at some food, and up came a bubbling crude?

July 23, 2012  12:44 PM ET

Another zinger.

July 23, 2012  12:44 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Too many NFL teams are seeing their talent locked up.

Another zinger. FN WTF

July 23, 2012  01:29 PM ET

What dynasty?

July 23, 2012  01:38 PM ET

Should probably spend a few bucks to get themselves some LineBackers and a Defensive Consultant to get them out of the Wide-Nine...

July 23, 2012  01:57 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

The Iggles do a great job "locking up their talent", not so great at winning with said talent.

They are not that talented in my opinion.

July 23, 2012  01:58 PM ET
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Hell, they look like a dynasty!

Which team?

 
July 23, 2012  05:42 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Too many NFL teams are seeing their talent locked up.

Great comment,, to the point. And in hindsight,, RB lewis "did not" pull fire alarm,,, huh ?
Is the press to be trusted to report news correctly or not ? Or are the police **** ?
one or the other is true.

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