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Weaver Inks Largest FB Deal in NFL history


Weaver Signs 3-Year Deal
By Lance Epstein

The Eagles have finally come to terms with fullback Leonard Weaver on a three year contract, which is reportedly to be with $11 million and $6 million guaranteed.

Before coming to the agreement, the Eagles slapped a second round level tender on the restricted free agent before the midnight deadline yesterday. In reality the Eagles did not have to make this move for Weaver and let him play out that one-year tender.

However, it was a smart move by the Eagles to not make the big back angry. Weaver ran for a career high 323 yards and 140 receiving yards in 2009. On top of that Weaver finished with four touchdowns, also a career high.

The former tight end now converted fullback received the highest ever contract for a fullback in league history according to NFL Network's Jason La Canfora. The Eagles have set a press conference at the Nova Care Center at 4 PM to make the announcement on the contract.

I wonder if this press conference will be like the Stacy Andrews' presser where the media asked Andy Reid what his intentions were and Reid will respond saying this is "Weaver's Day"?

Other Rumblings:

Jay Glazer first reported Aaron Kampman visiting the Eagles, now he confirms they have just contacted his representative. Still shows me that the Eagles are interested in getting a left defensive end to go with Trent Cole. The Eagles supposedly gave a strong offer for Peppers (who is on the verge of getting a 6 year deal at $12 million per season), and now they are linked to Kampman.

Have to think with Bosch gone, Peppers likely to be gone within the next couple hours, Kampman is playing the waiting game to drive his price up. He might play himself out of a contract in Philly. The Eagles might look via trade for a DE.

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