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Thursday, March 09, 2006
Arrington wants Philly? Fans want him!
Don't hold your breath, since the Eagles hate overpaying linebackers. But free-agent LaVar Arrington has said he'd like to play for either the Giants or the Eagles, who have more salary-cap room. The Birds have the best shot, says one report, which points out the ex-Penn State star's best seasons in Washington were alongside Jeremiah Trotter, who's since returned to the Eagles. But Arrington clearly is also flirting with the Giants, whose middle linebacker has petitioned the front office to bid, another report says. It suggests that resentment, if not revenge, contributes to Arrington's leanings: "I'd just love to bless [the Redskins] with my presence twice a year," he told a Miami radio station.
Yesterday's signing of linebacker Shawn Barber shouldn't rule out a deal here, since the Eagles had disappointing seasons from both of its starting outside linebackers, Keith Adams and Dhani Jones.
Afternoon update: The Eagles have no interest in Arrington, spokesjournalist Dave Spadaro said this afternoon on a live call-in show on the team's website. They would if they thought he was really an "impact player," but "clearly the Eagles do not evaluate him as that kind of player."