Eagles Show Interest In Garcia, NFL Schedule Release Date
By Lance Epstein
On Wednesday NFL officials reported that the NFL schedule will be released next Tuesday, which is only two days before the 2010 NFL Draft.
Fans have been long waiting for the schedule to be released and will get their wish next at 7:30 p.m. next Tuesday on NFL Network.
Looking at the Eagles opponents for next year, they have a brutal schedule at home. They face seven teams that finished the season at or over .500. Additionally, they four playoff teams in the Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts, Minnesota Vikings and Dallas Cowboys.
In fact, the Eagles road schedule might be the easier part of their schedule considering they face only one team with a winning record from last year.
However, the game that every one is anticipating is Donovan McNabb's first visit to Lincoln Financial Field since being traded to the division rival Washington Redskins. There have been rumors saying that the game could be a Monday Night affair. Either way fans should expect his return to Philly to be a media circus and be a primetime game.
Here are the Eagles opponents with records this upcoming season:
At home: Dallas Cowboys 11-5, New York Giants 8-8, Washington Redskins 4-12, Green Bay Packers 11-5, Minnesota Vikings 12-4, Atlanta Falcons 9-7, Houston Texans 9-7, Indianapolis Colts 14-2.
On the road: Cowboys 11-5, Giants 8-8, Redskins 4-12, Chicago Bears 7-9, Detroit Lions 2-14, San Francisco 49ers 8-8, Jacksonville Jaguars 7-9, Tennessee Titans 8-8.
Eagles Bringing back Garcia:
According to the Gilroy (Calif.) Dispatch, former Eagles quarterback Jeff Garcia confirmed that his agent had been in discussions with the Eagles about making a return to the team. Still, Garcia confirmed that no offer has been made and nothing appears to be imminent.
A couple days ago reports surfaced that the Eagles were still trying to deal backup Michael Vick. This all but confirms that rumor. There is no other reason why the Eagles would be talking to a veteran quarterback with Vick on the roster.
Still, I do not expect Vick to be traded since the Eagles will not get the compensation they seek. So unless Andy Reid has lowered his offers, Vick will most likely be an Eagle in 2010.