About two weeks after the Eagles initially worked out Tim Tebow, the Dolphins signed Josh Freeman. And according to Dianna Marie Russini’s sources, that’s why the Tebow signing didn’t happen earlier. Russini, who reported that the Eagles were trying to trade Barkley before signing Tebow (with ridicule from Howard Eskin), reported that the Eagles were trying to trade Barkley to the Dolphins before signing Tebow, but the ‘Fins decided they wanted Freeman instead.
Why that would hold them up doesn’t make much sense. There’s plenty of roster room, and the only other reason could be to keep Barkley’s value up before also signing his potential replacement. But as a third-string QB, his value is pretty set already. One thing is for sure though: this may be the last time Barkley (and Tank) flies over the Linc as a member of the Eagles.
Kyle: Russini already scooped Eagles beat writers once offseason, so I’d put stock into what she’s reporting.