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RoanokeFan
03-25-2012, 12:49 PM
NFL NOTES: ANDY REID ALMOST QUIT? (http://www.northjersey.com/sports/pro_sports/football/144127285_Report__Eagles__Reid_almost_quit.html)

"Coach Andy Reid threatened to quit?<div id="storybody">


The Philadelphia Eagles were, in fact, interested in Peyton Manning?</p>


Both things happened, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday.</p>


However, not long after the piece was picked up by the Philly media and
spread like wildfire, Reid uncharacteristically released a statement essentially
disputing the sourced claims.</p>


In the article, "two NFL insiders" said the Eagles' coach was prepared to
leave the team if he wasnít given more control over personnel.</p>


Reidís response: "I have had final say on personnel matters for quite some
time here and thatís never been an issue or a point of contention.</p>


"Our front office works very well together and thatís one of our
strengths."</p>


In 2001, two years after becoming head coach, Reid was named vice president
of football operations. The added responsibility came in the wake of executive
Tom Modrakís firing. Since then, Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie repeatedly has
asserted Reidís authority in football matters.</p>


Still, there always has been some murkiness in how decisions were made within
the Eaglesí power structure, especially regarding contracts.</p>


Team president Joe Banner generally has handled the money side of the ledger,
although Howie Roseman has taken on more responsibility in contract negotiations
since being named general manager in 2010.</p><div id="storybody">


But who decides how much a player is worth? Is it Reid or Banner/Roseman?</p>


The Times reported that Reid wanted to "jump in" the Manning sweepstakes,
which could be interpreted as being considerably more than looking "into
everything, as all teams do," as Reid said in his statement.</p>



</p><h5>Barneyís regret </h5>



Hall of Fame cornerback Lem Barney (Lions, 1967-77) said he wishes he didnít
play the game after reflecting on the number of concussions he endured.</p>


"If I look at the game now and I look back on it retrospectively, if I had
another choice Iíd never played the game, at all, in my life," Barney said.</p>



</p><h5>Briefs </h5>



RB Tashard Choice agreed to re-sign with the Bills after being a late-season
pickup last year. Ö The Bengals signed DE Jamaal Anderson (Colts) and agreed to
a new deal with DT Pat Sims. Ö Free agent DE Andre Carter (Patriots) had surgery
after tearing his left quadriceps in December and wants to return to the team,
the Boston Herald reported."</p></div></div>

NYfanatic
03-26-2012, 08:08 PM
How much salary cap do the eagles have again? Infinite?