Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Gonzalez wasn't on Eagles radar ... but at least they drove up the price for the Giants

The Eagles performed their due diligence chatting with the Chiefs about tight end Tony Gonzalez, who wanted to be traded. But it didn't go much further than that.

They had to get involved simply to drive up the asking price for Gonzalez, who was being courted by the Giants. When Gonzalez wasn't dealt tt was a subtle win for the Eagles, who quietly indicated the Chiefs really didn't want to trade the player they won't have to defend in three weeks. This is the way this stuff happens, people.

The Giants need a tight end a lot more than the Eagles, who have been unable to find a way to consistently get L.J. Smith and his $4.5 million contract involved in the offense. When the Giants opened the bidding with a sixth-rounder, someone had to up the ante.


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