Tuesday, October 20, 2009

ACTUAL NEWS: Eagles acquire Will Witherspoon from Rams

According to profootballtalk.com:
the Eagles have acquired linebacker Will Witherspoon from the Rams for receiver Brandon Gibson and a 2010 draft pick.


More from profootballtalk.com:
Witherspoon spent his first four NFL seasons with the Panthers, and he has spent the last three-plus in St. Louis, appearing in every game.

On Monday, Eagles coach Andy Reid hinted at a possible trade, and speculation centered on the linebacker position, given the recent injury to Omar Gaither.

Witherspoon is signed through 2011. His current base salary is $2.5 million. Next year, it doubles to $5 million. In the final year of the deal, it remains at $5 million.

UPDATE: Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that it's a fifth-round pick.

I thought the Eagles liked Gibson -- and perhaps they did -- but I guess they like holding opposing TEs under 100 yards a game more.

Also, for everyone thinking "Omar Gaither is hurt?", according the team he is day-to-day with a sprained foot.

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