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Eagles own the NFC East
03-02-2007, 10:30 AM
Everyone is forgetting this guy is a FA. Where does he go??? I think the Vikings, hopefully back to the Eagles.

bsaza2358
03-02-2007, 10:47 AM
There are a lot of teams with a bunch of cap room (Jags, Titans, and 49ers) come immediately to mind. All 3 of these teams have the cap room and a need for a good WR. Stallworth isn't a legit #1, and he has injury issues, but he is the best WR on the market, so a team will offer him a substantial contract.

BeerBaron
03-02-2007, 10:58 AM
I think if i was a team in need of decent #1 WR i would see how cheap i could get Joe Horn.

I think he could be for a young team what Muhammad is for the Bears. A veteran skill position player on an offense full of younger guys at the skill positions...

bsaza2358
03-02-2007, 11:29 AM
Joe Horn has been unproductive the last few years. He is also in his 30's. Stallworth is 27. When healthy, he is a top 25 WR in the league. Horn is not and has been dinged up quite a bit. There is no legitimate logic in signing Horn over Stallworth, except for cost.

Geo
03-02-2007, 12:12 PM
Stallworth was a superb fit in Philadelphia, I thought. He and McNabb really looked good when both were healthy, hopefully the Eagles keep him.

yourfavestoner
03-02-2007, 12:14 PM
All signs point to Jacksonville not signing him, especially since he's looking for aN Antwaan Randel El type of deal. Del Rio has said that the team remains committed to the development of their young receivers and they're looking for more of a role-playing guy that can stretch a defense, not a guy who's going to command number one receiver money.

Turbeauxdog
03-02-2007, 12:16 PM
I hope the eagles keep him as well.

That would turn one of NO's 4th rounders into a 3rd :)

But, that probably also factors into the cost for Phillu to re-sign him. Making it that much less likely.

jkb528
03-02-2007, 12:26 PM
I smell San Francisco.

TPFKA#1SaintsFan
03-02-2007, 12:28 PM
I hope the eagles keep him as well.

That would turn one of NO's 4th rounders into a 3rd :)

But, that probably also factors into the cost for Phillu to re-sign him. Making it that much less likely.


It wouldn't turn our fourth rounder from Philly into a third. In order for that to have happened, they needed to give him an extention while he was still under contract.

Eagles own the NFC East
03-02-2007, 12:32 PM
It wouldn't turn our fourth rounder from Philly into a third. In order for that to have happened, they needed to give him an extention while he was still under contract.
Yeah hopefully thats why we didnt resign him and we sign him in FA. It would be stupid not to, why did we trade for him in the first place anyway then? Idk maybe Reid wanted to get a good vet to let the other young WR's develop and now he might feel they are ready maybe.

bsaza2358
03-02-2007, 12:47 PM
It is a move made to win now. The team never had any intention of signing him to an extension. It was all about getting Stallworth on the team to secure the WR corps. When DS had continued injury issues, the team decided not to risk the first day pick, so they let him go to FA. Even if they resign Stallworth, the Eagles 4th round pick will go to the Saints.

T-RICH49
03-02-2007, 04:34 PM
He would look awfully good in KC :)

Mr. Stiller
03-02-2007, 04:58 PM
Everyone is forgetting this guy is a FA. Where does he go??? I think the Vikings, hopefully back to the Eagles.

I see this happening.

I really see the Niners picking up....

Nate Clements, Joey Porter/Adalius Thomas, and either Dante Stallworth/Joe Horn.

I'm thinking with Clements, Porter and Stallworth, they'll be really competitive.

49erfaithful
03-02-2007, 05:24 PM
I smell San Francisco.

I hope your right

49ersfan_87
03-02-2007, 05:33 PM
I hope your right

Stallworth reminds me of antonio bryant in terms of playing style. Thats not necessarily bad, except he wants a 6 year 40 mil contract with a 18 million dollar signing bonus (as a minimum) while bryant got a 4 year 15 million dollar contract with a 5 million dollar signing bonus. Oh yeah, stallworth has injury problems too.

Ill take my chance with a rookie or a vet like moulds.

KCJ58
03-02-2007, 06:25 PM
Kansas City perhaps

Cashmoney
03-02-2007, 10:46 PM
I'm hoping the titans get in the mix for stallworth or horn because even if we draft a receiver in the draft, rookie wr are hardly ever productive, especially not from a #1 wr standpoint.

Vikes99ej
03-02-2007, 10:49 PM
I'd take him. I still don't know why the Eagles aren't keeping him. He had a productive season when he was healthy. I'd maybe call it a breakout year.

Finsfan79
03-02-2007, 10:54 PM
love him in miami

eastside49er
03-03-2007, 01:09 AM
I hope he goes to SF.

jblaze66
03-03-2007, 01:12 AM
I'd take him. I still don't know why the Eagles aren't keeping him. He had a productive season when he was healthy. I'd maybe call it a breakout year.
You nailed it, they are cautious to pay him big bucks cause he has been injury prone his whole career. They were never gonna re-sign him before FA the only chance he has to be back is if he takes a little less money but with play time incentives.

LonghornsLegend
03-03-2007, 02:26 AM
i dont think he ends up with a super high contract like he wants, which may force him to stay...


being with his injury problems, and this being a very deep WR class, you can almost use a first rd pick on a WR at the top or bottom and come away with a guy who is ready to start day one, most teams may want to go the cheaper route...


i think the titans would rather have jarret or meachem then stallworth

Turbeauxdog
03-03-2007, 09:29 AM
It wouldn't turn our fourth rounder from Philly into a third. In order for that to have happened, they needed to give him an extention while he was still under contract.

Whoah, is that true? If it was that would almost guarantee there was no chance we could ever get the 3rd. Why would they sign him before FA when they can just wait till 12:01 on March 1 and sign him and keep the 3rd?

So basically, there was 0 chance we would ever get the third. I would hope the contract would have worded it, if he signs a contract before next season with the eagles, we get a 3rd.

eaglesalltheway
03-03-2007, 01:23 PM
According to ESPN, the Eagles are the only team that have had talks with him yet. Still holds out hope for Eagles fans like me.

princefielder28
03-03-2007, 01:25 PM
I would think that Minnesota would be one of the most interested but their organiztion is messed up

TheChampIsHere
03-03-2007, 03:30 PM
Joe Horn has been unproductive the last few years. He is also in his 30's. Stallworth is 27. When healthy, he is a top 25 WR in the league. Horn is not and has been dinged up quite a bit. There is no legitimate logic in signing Horn over Stallworth, except for cost.

Stallworth and Horn are very different. Horn is a career overachiever, a veteran guy who produces when not hurt and a good possesion receiver. Stallworth has great talent but what has he ever done and speed is definetely his greatest asset. Depending on what your team needs, you would like one more than the other.

etk
03-03-2007, 05:01 PM
If someone trades up I hope he becomes a Buc.

eaglesalltheway
03-03-2007, 05:07 PM
If someone trades up I hope he becomes a Buc.

FA should dictate what you do in the Draft, not the other way around. And how would you know someone will trade up for C.J.?

Go_Eagles77
03-03-2007, 05:09 PM
Whoah, is that true? If it was that would almost guarantee there was no chance we could ever get the 3rd. Why would they sign him before FA when they can just wait till 12:01 on March 1 and sign him and keep the 3rd?

So basically, there was 0 chance we would ever get the third. I would hope the contract would have worded it, if he signs a contract before next season with the eagles, we get a 3rd.


Well, if the eagles really wanted to re-sign him, by signing him before FA started it would be a guarentee that he would be back, but it is not guarenteed that he will re-sign now if they wanted him to because he might want to look at more offers. So there was definitely more than 0 chance that you would have got the 3rd. I would have liked for him to be signed before FA but if he signs now it would be the best case scenario for us because we keep our 3rd rounder.

TitanHope
03-03-2007, 10:52 PM
According to ESPN, the Eagles are the only team that have had talks with him yet. Still holds out hope for Eagles fans like me.

The Titans have talked with him I believe, but they won't give him the 18 million dollar signing bonus he wants.

Eagles own the NFC East
03-04-2007, 01:40 PM
I think he will go to the Titans because he went to Tennessee.

Paul
03-04-2007, 05:54 PM
How about the Pats? Brady would love him.

Eagles own the NFC East
03-04-2007, 06:00 PM
They are getting Walker. Dont know why they would trade a 2nd round pick for Wes Walker and give him 39 mil rather then get Stallworth for around the same price, who is around the same age, much better player, and they dont have to get rid of their 2nd rounder.

remix 6
03-04-2007, 06:31 PM
its being reported Patriots are in contact w/ Stallworth

art vandelay
03-04-2007, 06:35 PM
The Patriots should definitely make a move to sign him considering Jackson's injury and the overall lack of WR depth on their roster.

remix 6
03-04-2007, 06:40 PM
The Patriots should definitely make a move to sign him considering Jackson's injury and the overall lack of WR depth on their roster.

yeah. better option than welkerrrrrr

JC the Savior
03-04-2007, 06:40 PM
its being reported Patriots are in contact w/ Stallworth

Ouch... The Wes Welker deal is really odd in my opinion. I'd prefer Stallworth over Welker any day of the week...

remix 6
03-04-2007, 06:42 PM
Ouch... The Wes Welker deal is really odd in my opinion. I'd prefer Stallworth over Welker any day of the week...

agreed and would not need to trade 2nd rounder

49ersfan_87
03-04-2007, 06:49 PM
I honestly dont see what the big deal is about stallworth. He always seems to get injured and never has had a 1000 yard season. And he wants 18 mil guaranteed?

No matter what the market is, he will have to lower his price. Nobody gives deals to players like stallworth who get injured.

http://www.nfl.com/players/playerpage/302227

According to this he only played a full 16 game season only twice.

Flyboy
03-04-2007, 06:51 PM
I remember when we got blasted for trading him. And, now he's chillin' in free agency. *smirks*

remix 6
03-04-2007, 07:03 PM
I remember when we got blasted for trading him. And, now he's chillin' in free agency. *smirks*

not b/c talent..but b/c his price asking/injuries


his speed is game changing and his catches are mostly firrst downs

233career catches, 160 for first down

TitanHope
03-04-2007, 07:28 PM
He's a burner, and the great deep threat teams value. Now that he's hands down the best WR on the market, it doesn't matter that he's injury prone, which I think most people make a bigger deal out of than it actually is. Larger cap. Lots of teams with plenty of cap space. He'll get his money.

49ersfan_87
03-04-2007, 08:50 PM
He's a burner, and the great deep threat teams value. Now that he's hands down the best WR on the market, it doesn't matter that he's injury prone, which I think most people make a bigger deal out of than it actually is. Larger cap. Lots of teams with plenty of cap space. He'll get his money.


Nobody is going to give that much guaranteed money to a injury prone player. He will not get his 18 mil signing bonus he is angling for. If there was a team willing to pay him that much he would have been signed already. Its most likely a ploy and he will probably end up in the 10-14 range of guaranteed money, id think.

cunningham06
03-04-2007, 08:59 PM
Hopefully the lack of information about whats happening with Stallworth means that something is going on behind closed doors with the Eagles front office.

Geo
03-04-2007, 09:39 PM
I remember when we got blasted for trading him. And, now he's chillin' in free agency. *smirks*
http://www.neworleanssaints.com/photos/article/Colston86TD.jpg

eaglesalltheway
03-05-2007, 06:33 AM
Hopefully the lack of information about whats happening with Stallworth means that something is going on behind closed doors with the Eagles front office.

I really hope thats the case, I would love it if it were to work out that way.

WarrenMoonHOF
03-05-2007, 07:03 AM
I don't see the problem with the Pats signing both...Welker for a 2nd is a tad high, but the draft history suggests that rookie wrs are some of the least productive positions. Who knows what will happen with Chad Jackson and trotting out Stallworth/Welker/Caldwell is a nice upgrade.

JoeMontainya
03-05-2007, 12:06 PM
This is why noone is throwing money at Donte..........

NFL | Stallworth reportedly in substance-abuse program
Mon, 5 Mar 2007 08:14:52 -0800

ESPN.com reports free agent WR Donte' Stallworth (Eagles), according to a report in The Philadelphia Daily News, is a participant in the league's substance-abuse program and could be subjected to a suspension should he violate terms of the program again. Stallworth has yet to visit any teams this offseason as a free agent.

Larry
03-05-2007, 12:32 PM
Anywhere but SF, especially at his asking price.

eaglesalltheway
03-05-2007, 02:06 PM
I read this in the other thread about Donte going to the Pats. Go to that thread if you want to view my opinion on that. I really hope this isn't true.

TitanHope
03-05-2007, 04:11 PM
Nobody is going to give that much guaranteed money to a injury prone player. He will not get his 18 mil signing bonus he is angling for. If there was a team willing to pay him that much he would have been signed already. Its most likely a ploy and he will probably end up in the 10-14 range of guaranteed money, id think.

With Free Agency panning out like it has so far, I wouldn't be surpised by anything.

Eagles own the NFC East
03-05-2007, 06:48 PM
Schefter says either the Titans, Patriots or resigning with the Eagles.

smittyjs
03-05-2007, 07:41 PM
He is meeting with the Titans this week :)

remix 6
03-05-2007, 07:51 PM
Stallworth is ON his way to meet w/ Patriots.

its like XMAS (again.)

LonghornsLegend
03-05-2007, 10:09 PM
i was really hoping for the titans, i figured he would want to come back...but i think he wants to make a super bowl even more, and knows the pats could take him there....i dont see any reason the pats dont sign him, but im keeping my fingers crossed fisher can bring him in because i like what he could do for vince, especially with brandon jones opposite