Wide receiver Kevin Curtis signed a six-year, $32 million contract with the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday and is expected to compete for the team's No. 1 receiver spot next season.
Curtis, a former third-round pick who was the No. 3 receiver with the St. Louis Rams the past two years, had received extensive interest since the start of free agency. He was contacted by 11 teams and visited five before signing. Curtis' decision was partly delayed after he changed agents just three days into the process, firing agent Tom Condon last week and signing with Bruce and Ryan Tollner earlier this week.
Curtis will get $9.5 million in guarantees and $8 million overall in the first year of the contract. He was seeking an increased role after playing behind Torry Holt and Isaac Bruce in St. Louis. The speedy Curtis is expected to assume the role Donte' Stallworth filled in Philadelphia before signing with New England earlier this week.
"He's really happy to have come to a decision," Bruce Tollner said. "He really enjoyed his visit with [Eagles] coach [Andy] Reid and he's ready to go."
Curtis has 136 career catches for 1,714 yards and 12 touchdowns. That includes a career-best 60 catches for 801 yards and six scores in 2005. The Eagles have a number of solid receivers, such as Reggie Brown and Hank Baskett, but are seeking a consistent deep threat after losing Stallworth, who had 38 catches for 725 yards in 12 games last season.
Curtis also had visited Detroit, Minnesota, the Giants and Tennessee. Tollner said the final decision was between the Eagles and Vikings.
this is good stuff, WR sorted for a while. Still looking for an LB after Fowler picked Titans over Eagles, but more likely take care of that in draft.
Well, as i've said before, we were never gonna be struggling at WR. Reggie Brown can easily be No.1 WR, just look at his numbers last season. (816 yards and 8 TDs off only 46 receptions). Hank Baskett showed he can be a weapon too. Greg Lewis had 2 TDs last season and Jason Avant has good potential. And of course Westbrook catches plenty.
Philly were quite prepared to go with these guys with or without Stallworth/Curtis. But in signing Curtis it means opposing Ds are gonna have 3 consistent threats to look at (Westbrook, Brown, Curtis). And if McNabb plays like the start of last season, we're gonna be almost unstoppable.
point taken, but we'll find out during the season. On another note, Philly have re-signed Buckhalter to 2 year deal, a pretty safe deal, someone who complemented Westbrook and knows the system and coaches well. The question with him (as it always seems to be) is can he stay injury-free?
i am just wandering why the rams didnt pick up cato june, we need a solid linebacker i know we picked up witherspoon last year and he was one the best tackler we had but chillar and Tinoisamoa didnt do too much last year.
Last Edit: Mar 19, 2007 15:28:06 GMT by Gary.E #86
"The Washington Redskins have agreed to trade safety Adam Archuleta to the Chicago Bears for a conditional sixth-round draft pick. Archuleta restructured his contract to soften the salary-cap hit the Redskins will have to take this season, and now Washington will get back a draft pick for him. Bears coach Lovie Smith was Archuleta's defensive coordinator in St. Louis and has coveted the safety since he took over as Chicago's head coach in January 2004. He finally has gotten his man." A 6th rounder? Hot damn!
Look up a dictionary for the word "Over rated" and there will be a picture of Adam Archuleta next to it , once again Danny boy reached for what he though was the best and got his fingers burned, the ONLY reason that he went for a 6th is that the Skins are so much in Cap hell that they had to get rid of him........and he wont be the last either