The end is near for what seemed to be a never-ending NFL lockout. Both the players and the owners have come together on the issues they seemed to be farthest apart on. Both sides have had to make sacrifices for the good of the game, and it's now appears to be a matter of dotting the i's and crossing the t's. The owners meeting in Atlanta on July 21st should be the end of the lockout with free agency right behind it.
July 25th seems to be the ideal date for free agency to begin. The end of speculation and reports from so-called inside sources will be coming to an end. What the Philadelphia Eagles will do is still anybody's guess.
The Eagles will have somewhere between $20-25 million to spend on free agency after they resign current players and sign the 2011 draft class. The Eagles are in great shape to be very aggressive this offseason. Andy Reid and co. won't just throw money at the biggest free agents. The Eagles' front office has always been more concerned with signing good players that fit what they want instead of signing players coming off great seasons who may or may not fit their system.
Just about every big name free agent his been rumored to be a possibility for the Eagles. Some at positions of need while others mainly because there a big name.
When you have a lot of money to spend and at the same time you are a Superbowl contender, every player on the market will be interested.