Friday, February 25, 2011

News from the Nest- Feb.25

Much of the activity in the NFL this week has centered on the labor talks in Washington, D.C. and the Scouting Combines in Indianapolis. While the NFL draft in April will not be affected by the current labor situation it appears that any other activity in the league is about to come to a screeching halt. A player lock-out on March 4 seems imminent as both sides remain far apart in their negotiations.

As far as any news out of South Philly, the Eagles' coaching staff is busy sifting through the 300+ players that are attending this year's Combine. Obvious areas of need for this team are primarily on the defensive-side of the ball as they are a couple of huge holes to fill.

New defensive coordinator Juan Castillo is now under the gun to turn this squad around after Sean McDermott was let go at the end of the season. While it is too early to form a short list of actual players that would be on the Eagles' wish list, you have to believe that the line or secondary would be the top priority.

The Birds made one minor move this week by signing linebacker Rashad Jeanty to a one-year deal. He last played in 2009 after breaking his leg before the start of the 2010 and has 32 starts in his four year career.

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