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