The Philadelphia Eagles are planning on being aggressive once free agency starts, a source told Yahoo! Sports.
“This is the year,” the source told the website earlier this week. “We think we have a great shot to win it, and we’re loading up and going for it.”
And it shouldn’t come to a surprise that the Eagles, one of the youngest teams in the NFL, will look toward veteran help.
It sure seems that in conversation with the website that the team is poised to be aggressive.
“We need to get this [labor dispute] settled,” general manager Howie Roseman said Tuesday. “I’m ready for some action – right now.”
The team still has needs on the defensive line, cornerback, linebacker and depth issues at other positions.
Yahoo! Sports also reported that according to a source familiar with the organization’s thinking, the Eagles might have interest in acquiring DT Albert Haynesworth (Washington Redskins), free agent WR Plaxico Burress and RB Reggie Bush (New Orleans Saints).
Haynesworth and Bush are both still under contract with their current teams, but both face the potential of being released in the future.
FOXSports.com recently noted that Eagles head coach Andy Reid has always been high on Burress and a source expected the Eagles to make a run at him during free agency. In fact, the Eagles had scheduled a visit with Burress prior to the 2000 NFL Draft, but he chose to go to the Final Four instead in March to see his alma mater Michigan St. play.