Eagles, Dawkins Talking Extension
The Philadelphia Eagles are discussing a possible contract extension with safety Brian Dawkins, who is entering the final season of his current deal. The Eagles are known for signing their top players to extensions before they reach free agency. But they've been upstaged in that area in recent weeks by their NFC East rivals, the Dallas Cowboys, who have signed tight end Jason Witten and safety Roy Williams to extensions....
Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie conducted his annual training-camp news conference Wednesday and said, not surprisingly, that he wouldn't sign Terrell Owens if he had it to do over again.
"You look back on it and say, 'One year, great. Second year, a disaster,' " Lurie said. "And nobody should be able to be as disruptive and really cut the energy of a team down like what happened this past year."
Lurie expressed dismay that the Eagles' first-round draft pick, defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley, remains unsigned. The Eagles have been insisting that Bunkley sign a six-year contract while he and his agent, Gary Wichard, don't want a deal longer than five seasons.
"I am concerned just because you want him here," Lurie said. "We've always been very fair with all of our first-round draft contracts. There's no excuse for an agent not coming to terms at this point. It's the responsibility of the player eventually to recognize what's fair and make a decision. He's a good guy. I hope Brodrick will get in here very soon."
By Mark Maske |
August 3, 2006; 12:36 PM ET
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