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Thursday, March 23, 2006
Eagles Rumors Update: Keyshawn?
As a Sixers broadcaster might say, "Are you kidding me?" The Eagles would like to replace one of the NFL's Top 10 egos, T.O., with another, Keyshawn Johnson? A guy who quarrels with coaches and quarterbacks and was once told to get lost by Tampa Bay? WIP, profootballtalk.com, ESPN and Comcast SportsNet have all barely mentioned, without any real substantiation, this alleged interest. BetUS.com even lists the Eagles as the second most likely place for K.J. to land. Last night, a caller started to say he saw Johnson on a flight into Philly, but Glen Macnow hung up, not wanting to encourage possible pranksters like the ones who phoned in similar claims about Green Bay receiver Javon Walker. If Keyshawn was on that plane, it was to get off quite a ways south, because he's visiting the Carolina Panthers today. Eagles spokesscribe Dave Spadaro's comment on the Eagles message boards: "I think that WIP reports on something new every day and almost none of it comes to fruition." Yes, Johnson is available, and he did have 71 catches and six TDs last year for the Cowboys. But he'll turn 33 this year, and apparently wants more than $3 million a year, the amount he reportedly rejected from the Giants. Wrong age, price and attitude. Don't hold your breath on this one.