While the Eagles have made significant splashes in free agency a handful of times during the last several years, GM Howie Roseman says the team isn’t necessarily looking at big-name free agents this winter, as Sheil Kapadia of PhillyMag.com details. According to Roseman, the club doesn’t want to compromise its flexibility in the long-term by committing heavily to one or two pieces that may not work out.
“If you only sign two guys in free agency and you put a lot of resources in them, and for one reason or another a guy doesn’t work out, you’re hamstrung,” Roseman said. “But if you go after a bunch of guys that you think may fit and a couple don’t work out as much as you want every one of them to work out, you feel like, you know what, as long as I have a good batting average on these guys, I’m improving the quality of our football team.”
Here’s more from around the NFC:
- A busy offseason awaits the Packers‘ front office, according to Wayne Larrivee of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, who previews the team’s winter and lays out the best-case scenario in his view.
- Jeff Dickerson of ESPNChicago.com takes a look at a few of the decisions the Bears will face this winter related to their linebacking corps.
- Naming Rod Marinelli as their new defensive coordinator is fine, but the Cowboys can’t expect their defense to improve unless they bring in more talent on that side of the ball, says Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com.
- Adam L. Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times spoke to Darrell Bevell about how close the Seahawks‘ offensive coordinator came to becoming the new head coach of the Bears earlier this month.