R. Fowler Switches Course, Signs Offer Sheet With Titans Instead of Eagles

It happens at least once a year in free agency: A player agrees to a deal and then backs out of it to sign a better deal with another team.

This year, it happened on the restricted free agent market.

On Sunday, Dallas Cowboys linebacker Ryan Fowler agreed to a four-year, $10.5 million offer sheet with the Philadelphia Eagles. Today he backed out of that deal and signed a four-year, $11.5 million offer sheet with the Tennessee Titans instead.

The Cowboys have a week to decide whether to match the offer and retain Fowler. They don't get any draft-pick compensation if they allow Fowler to go to Tennessee. The Titans, like the Eagles, are offering Fowler a chance to earn a starting job.

By Mark Maske |  March 12, 2007; 8:19 PM ET  | Category:  Cowboys , Falcons , Titans
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Nice to see that Fowler is a man of his word.

It kinda reminds me of dating a woman who is cheating on her husband - if she cheats on him she will cheat on you too.

Posted by: BoltsFan | March 13, 2007 7:27 AM

This Eagles fan wishes Philly had been slower to announce the deal on Sunday (when the NFL offices were closed) and quicker to keep talking to Fowler. They still might have been dumped, though.

Posted by: Gonzo, MD | March 13, 2007 11:01 AM

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