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Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Eagles Update: Scratch Moulds? Center of Interest?
Forget Eric Moulds, WIP is reporting. The Houston Texans have agreed to cough up the cash Buffalo's best receiver wanted, says midday cohost Anthony Gargano. But wait: First, Houston still has to work out terms of a trade with Buffalo, and second, why couldn't the Eagles jump in, match the money and trade better draft picks? In other words: Do to Houston what Cleveland did to Philly over center LeCharles Bentley. Eagles also held back until Jets made offer to Jon Runyan and he ended up here. Speaking of Cleveland centers, Jeff Faine, a former first-round draft pick, was given permission to seek a trade last week. And the Eagles clearly wanted the snapper who made Faine expendable, free agent LeCharles Bentley. So why not go for Faine, especially since he's only 25 and will collect a mere $550,000 this season? OK, he might be a "good fit" here, as a suburban paper surmises, but is anybody actually citing a source that the Eagles are interested? "Is he better than what the Eagles have? Is he better than what the Eagles could draft?" Eagles commentologist Dave Spadaro asks on his "Ask Dave" message board. Adds a fan: "If he was good enough, the Browns wouldn't have paid all that money to Bentley. Just say no." Faine missed the Browns' final two games because of a torn biceps. Not a rumor: The Eagles did re-sign cornerback Rod Hood.