Eagles Keep An Eye On The Jets

The Eagles are watching for the Jets to see which way they go on their offensive line. Plus, there are a couple of free agents that the Eagles have various levels of interest in talking to once the free agency signing period officially arrives.

According to a league source with knowledge of the situation, the Eagles have a close eye on what the New York Jets will do with C Kevin Mawae who has turned down a pay cut. Mawae has a cap value of over $4 million which the team wants to reduce. If Mawae is cut loose, look for the Eagles to make a run at signing him. If they do wind up signing him, that would likely mean the end to veteran C Hank Fraley who has one season left on his contract.

Fraley and Jamaal Jackson figured on engaging in a battle for the starting job in camp, but if Mawae does wind up with the Eagles, Jackson will have to find other ways to get into the lineup.

The Eagles have a passing interest in Seattle Seahawks DT Rocky Bernard but according to a team source, they're concerned that he may be a one-year wonder and likely won't pursue him.

They have a much stronger interest in Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antwaan Randle El but want to see what his market price will be so they may wait a little bit after the free agency period begins to make him an offer.

In other notes from around the NFL:

Arizona Cardinals - Scout.com has confirmed that the team also has interest in Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antwaan Randle El who would take the place of Bryant Johnson as the team's number three receiver. He would also handle special teams returns for the team if he were to sign with Arizona.

However, it's doubtful Randle El would be interested in being a number three receiver as he's looking to sign for starters money and he wants to be in that type of role, not coming off of the bench.

Kansas City Chiefs - According to a source with knowledge of the situation, several veterans (seven or eight) have until the scheduled start of free agency on Friday to accept pay cuts or face being released. Among those who are believed to be on that list are G Will Shields (cap figure of close to $7 million), S Jerome Woods (scheduled to make $1.6 million), S Greg Wesley (scheduled to make $2.5 million), LB Shawn Barber (scheduled to make $2.75 million), and CB Eric Warfield (scheduled to make over $3 million).

Seattle Seahawks - According to a source with knowledge of the situation, there has been some progress in contract negotiations between the team and RB Shaun Alexander's agent Jim Steiner. However, it's believed both sides still have a long way to go in regard to the guaranteed money that Alexander's looking for.


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