Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Not Peerless nor Peter - but Darnerian?

We obviously have a merry-go-round on which wide receiver will wind up with the Birds:

According to's Len Pasquarelli, the Eagles are poised to add a veteran wide receiver to the roster, but it won't be Peerless Price or Peter Warrick, both of whom were released Tuesday by the Atlanta Falcons and Cincinnati Bengals, respectively.

Instead, the Eagles huddled with veteran free agent Darnerian McCants on Wednesday, and plan to sign him after their Thursday preseason finale.

A club official said the team already has reached agreement in principle on a contract for McCants, but that he had a pass a physical exam and that there were a few other elements that had to be addressed. Additionally, coaches did not want to release a player currently on the Philadelphia roster, since McCants would not be up to speed enough to participate in Thursday's preseason game.

McCants, 27, was released by the Washington Redskins earlier this week. He is a player the Eagles staff likes, and has enjoyed some success against the Philadelphia defense, with 11 catches for 149 yards and one touchdown in four appearances. A fifth-round pick of the Redskins in the 2001 draft, McCants fell out of favor with the current Washington staff, but the Eagles feel he can provide a solid No. 4 presence.

Maybe the answer comes late Thursday or early Friday after the Jets game...

The Panthers over the Eagles?

Sports Illustrated says the Eagles will go 10-6, win the NFC East in a tiebreaker
with 10-6 Dallas, get a bye, beat the Atlanta Falcons in the Divisional Playoffs, and then lose on the road to the 12-4 Panthers in the NFC Championship Game.
Then they have Carolina winning it all over Indianapolis Colts.
Do you see this scenario?