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 <i>Sports Final</i> that a new five-year deal <a href="http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/blogs/birds-nest/Eskin__Desean_Jackson_Deal_to_Reach_Deal_Soon_Philadelphia-126508528.html">could be in place by the end of the week, and could be worth as much as $60 million.</a>
Eagles Wide Receiver <a href="http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/results/?keywords=Jeremy+Maclin+&x=0&y=0">Jeremy Maclin</a> 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. <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2651937">Cole will earn $2.9 million this season.</a>
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. <a href="http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/blogs/birds-nest/Eagles-Roster-Decisions-101089679.html">However, whether Parker will, or should, stay on the team for this season is still under debate. </a>
After singing with the Birds over the weekend, Cullen Jenkins told reporters that he was ready to impact the Eagles' attacking defense</a>after 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.</a> 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 <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3271255">six-year, $57 million contract</a> 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 <a href="http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/dneagles/Details_of_Jason_Peters_Juicy_New_Deal.html">third year of a six-year $60 million contract.</a> 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 <a href="http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/6811726/philadelphia-eagles-jason-babin-agree-five-year-contract">Pro Bowl Defensive End Jason Babin last week.</a> 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 <a href="http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/blogs/birds-nest/Finally-Eagles-Place-Franchise-Tag-on-Vick-116228409.html ">the Eagles placed the franchise tag on Vick</a>, which required them to pay him the average salary of the five highest earning players at his position.