Reports: The Eagles Will Sign Byron Maxwell, Have Interest in Frank Gore

HELLO, FREE AGENCY.

Beginning Tuesday at 4 p.m., free agents will be allowed to sign with the teams that have been contacting them legally and otherwise for the past few months. This weekend, the legal tampering period began, and here’s the biggy, according to Jayson Braddock:

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His earlier Tweets:

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If accurate, that’s substantial. Wikipedia already has him on the team:

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Maxwell is 27 and has been Seattle’s number two cornerback the last two seasons, which, in case you were unaware, ended in Super Bowl appearances.

Meanwhile, Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ.com is reporting that the Eagles have interest in Frank Gore:

A person with knowledge of the situation, who requested anonymity, told NJ Advance Media that the Eagles have expressed interest in free-agent running back Frank Gore.

That person said a deal with the San Francisco 49ers star could get done as early as Tuesday, the first day free agents can sign with another team.

Gore is 31 and seems like a more than suitable stop-gap back to give the Eagles some time to draft, develop, build-from-scratch(?) a replacement for LeSean McCoy, who, oh by the way, just signed a massive five-year, $40 million (with $26 million guaranteed) extension with the Bills. Nice job, Drew.

The 49ers, however, think they can keep Gore around.

UPDATE:

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People are wondering if Braddock has any credibility. Honestly, I don’t know. But several Eagles beat writers have cited his reports, including Les Bowen (RT) and the Birds 24/7 guys on Philly Mag. Braddock certainly seems to have an inside track on the Maxwell thing.

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29 Responses

  1. the Flyers “D” is Inconsistent. Roy or Brodeur would have lost that game.
    Think Reese was pissed that Mason was thrown into that game too early ?

    1. i see you post here often and you can’t seem to spell your own name right.

  2. AWWWW YEAH THE BIRDS MAKING MOVES WITH MAXWELL

    LIL ANT SAID HE LOVES THIS DEAL

    MASSIMO SAID THIS DEAL IS CLASSIC

    MAXWELL IS THE BESSSSSSSTTTT

    ANY OTHER TEAM SIGNING HIM WOULD BE A VIOLATION

    AH HA AH AH HA I JUST HOPE THIS REPORT ISNT A FUGAZI DEAL

    1. Ay yo, me and cuz are celebrating today by eating at primos. Lil ant is coming too. He’s gonna eat his first primos hoagie yo. Come on down to valley green bank where bob means jobs.

  3. All that money for a guy who was the weak link in the Seattle secondary and has not proven he can cover number 1 wideouts, hope this doesn’t backfire

  4. Ha, eagles making bad deals with unproven corners again. I may just come out of retirement. You Got Nnamdi’d!

  5. FWIW from Pro Football Talk: “if Maxwell was another Richard Sherman, the former Seahawks defensive coordinator turned first-year Falcons coach would have been at or near the front of the line.”

        1. is 0-49 just you keeping track of the number of laugh-times you told that joke?

          Because I like your persistence, tell it again, I think you can go 1-50

          1. It’s funny because the Eagles have never won a super bowl. Ever. But the sheep keep doling out their money and “J”effery lurie keeps laughing his way to the bank.

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