honestly, I think they are in the works for to. I know people say its a longshot. BUT I think his "mistake" (maybe calculated by the eagles????) will help them. now, they can obtain him for a pick -- considering if you consider the pick to be a wr, anyway, to would be better than anyone in the first or second round anyway. Then they can pay his lower salary and sign him to a deferred big pay day IF they chose to do so. it will hurt down the line, but with rice playing into his 40's and training methods being what they are, he may not have as steep a decline as we are accustomed to. If not, I really think that in this case, the fans would understand if it translates to a super bowl win. Seriosuly, if they had to mortgage their future in picks (not salary) for the next two years or so, why not? they now have two franchise anchors on d (kearse and dawkins), two young and locked up corners, their franchise qb, and their franchise wr. with talent like that, you could maybe afford to coast two years in the draft, and try and groom -- go low priced fa's those years.
As far as rb goes, I thinka c ombo of buckhalter and westbrook will be more than fine. the three headed monster, if combined into one back would have been a top ten back. The agles had a top five rushing attack this year, but people don't think of it because it was split up. If they were to get a to, I think they draft the linebacker and runningback for the future.
I am in the minority here, but I half wonder if the FO knew they were getting kearse last year, and that is why they went with siminou this year. Now there is real speed on the d and mark should really compliment that well. just a hunch though.
I think if these two scenarios go through (kearse and owens) they still didn't break the bank that bad are in the middle of the back to the bottom thrid of cap sapce. Not terrible considering what is locked up