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Well, crap...Eagles not dumb after all

Here I was (wishfully) thinking that the Eagles were going to avoid spending big money in free agency and just try to address their needs through the draft (LB, Backup QB, WR, Safety).  While they did spend money on the Rams' Kevin Curtis, that move doesn't really scare me because he hasn't proven to be a number one receiver (yet).  They still had an aging Trotter at MLB and no replacement really for Garcia as a backup QB (especially important as they can't be sure McNabb will be 100% by the first game).  I was really hoping that they would then be trying to address two or three positions of need in the draft, something that they've proven capable of doing, but definetly limits their short-term (rookies need time to develop) and long-term (not taking the 'best player available) effectiveness.

Well, scratch all that:

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2813818

They have traded Darwin Walker (not needed as much now) and an undisclosed pick (late round) for Takeo Spikes and backup QB Kelly Holcomb.  Both are veterans and Spikes has been injured in the past two years, but both address positions of need (and for minimal cost).  I really like the way Spikes plays when healthy-he's one of those intimidating, physical, beefy run-stopping linebackers.  

Anyways, now the Eagles can worry about just taking the best player available in the draft.  And they still have a ton of cap room.  Blech.

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