Seahawks free agent FB Leonard Weaver has been on the market for several weeks and is still in need of a job. His agent Harold Lewis reports there are as many as five teams who have fielded offers for the versatile fullback, but would only go on record saying the Eagles, and Vikings, were among the teams in pursuit.
Funny how the Vikings are in yet another bidding war with the Seahawks for a free agent. The rivalry started in 2006 when they signed All Pro G Steve Hutchinson from the team with a "poison pill" contract that would essentially have guaranteed the entire 7 year 49 million dollar contract had the Seahawks matched. Since that they have played tug of war with Nate Burleson, TJ Houshmandzadeh, Deon Grant, and now Leonard Weaver, over recent years; and I'm pleased all the aforementioned names became Seahawks, (hopefully Weaver to) at least.
I would not be surprised if Weaver lands in Minnesota, they boast a top offensive line with Bryant Mckinnie, and Steve Hutchinson, and the top young superstar in the league in RB Adrian Peterson.
The Seahawks offer an appealing situation with a new run first mentality, and a new zone blocking scheme, as well as the advantage of remaining with the "home team."
The Eagles Offensive line situation is a little more unsettled with the loss of Tra Thomas and the team is not expected to retain aging tackle Jon Runyan. Stacey Andrews is a solid tackle but has some big shoes to fill after being signed away from the Cincinatti Bengals, filling the void for Runyan departure. Adding Weaver to a backfield that includes All Pro's Donovan McNabb and Brian Westbrook would make a dynamic trio.
Interesting to see if the Hawks can snag their valuable free agent fullback from the jaws of the Vikings, if not, we still got Houshmandzadeh over them...good enough.