After a turbulent off-season, the Eagles have dished out deals to many new players, with a myriad of signings since the lockout ended. What will your favorite new (and old) Eagles be making this season?
After a turbulent off-season, the Eagles have been dishing out deals to many new players, with a myriad of signings since the lockout ended. What will your favorite Eagles (new and old) be making this season?
Desean Jackson’s holdout continues because he feels the $565,000 he is set too make it too little. Howard Eskin reported on Sunday’s
Sports Final that a new five-year deal could be in place by the end of the week, and could be worth as much as $60 million.
Eagles Wide Receiver
Jeremy Maclin was drafted by the Birds in the first round of the 2009 draft after playing college football at Missouri. In August, 2009, he agreed to a multi-million dollar deal. The deal only pays him about $660,000 this season not including bonuses.
Eagles defensive end Trent Cole was drafted in 2005 and has since become a Pro Bowl-caliber end.
Cole will earn $2.9 million this season.
Eagles defensive end, Juqua Parker, was signed by the Birds in 2005. The 33-year-old is in the final year of his contract and will make $3.5 million this year.
However, whether Parker will, or should, stay on the team for this season is still under debate.
After singing with the Birds over the weekend, Cullen Jenkins told reporters that he was ready to impact the Eagles' attacking defenseafter signing a five-year deal with the team. The 30-year-old will make a reported $25 million over the life of the contract.
The Eagles also signed backup quarterback Vince Young to a 1-year deal. The 2009 NFL Comeback Player of the year will reportedly make about $5.5 million off of the agreement.
New No. 2 running back Ronnie Brown reportedly agreed to a one-year deal worth about $1 million.
Four-time Pro Bowl cornerback Asante Samuel will be earning $5.9 million as part of his
six-year, $57 million contract that he signed in 2008. Before he was an Eagle, he won two Super Bowls with the New England Patriots.
Jason Peters is in the
third year of a six-year $60 million contract. The 29-year-old offensive tackle will receive $5.9 million this year alone. Over the first two years of the deal Peters received over $30 million, including an $11 million signing bonus.
The Birds agreed to a five-year contract for
Pro Bowl Defensive End Jason Babin last week. The contract is worth $26 million. Babin is slated to earn $6 million this year.
The Eagles signed cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha -- the top free agent on the market -- to a five-year, $60-million contract.
As a result of the one-year deal agreed upon this off-season between the Eagles and Michael Vick, the star QB will reportedly be paid $16 million for the 2011-2012 season. The deal occurred after
the Eagles placed the franchise tag on Vick, which required them to pay him the average salary of the five highest earning players at his position.