Thursday, January 31, 2013
Eagles to add a TE?
By Tim Kavanagh
Much of the attention regarding the Philadelphia Eagles' offense after the hire of Chip Kelly as the new HC has been on the offensive line and the QBs. But it's also quite possible that we could see the team address the TE position as well.
As we know, there are two primary ways for teams to make additions to the roster -- acquiring a veteran via trade or free agency or adding a rookie via the draft. Of those two methods, Tim MacManus of Birds 24/7 believes that they'll go with the second route:
"I have been clamoring for the Eagles to invest more in the tight end position. I think high-end TEs (although not easy to come by) can be very valuable in the modern NFL. Clay Harbor just hasn't cut it. Brent Celek brings something to the table for sure, but it is past time for a complement/eventual replacement to be brought in. I had heard that the Eagles came away from the Senior Bowl impressed with Rice tight end Vance McDonald. Whether it is McDonald, Jason Kelce's brother, Travis, or someone else, I would expect the Eagles to address the position this offseason."
There are a number of interesting veterans at the position who could hit the market -- including Martellus Bennett, Dustin Keller, Brandon Myers and Jared Cook -- but drafting someone in the middle rounds or later would obviously be cheaper.