By Peter Gleason
The Eagles off-season hasn’t created much news.
But that is about to change:
Feb. 24 to March 1: Scouting combine at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis where the best draft prospects strut their stuff.
It will be especially interesting this year to see which wide receivers boost their draft stock with strong 40-yard dashes and which ones slide. The Eagles will be very interested in both the receivers’ performances as well as the defensive backs.
Feb. 25 to March 10: Franchise tag window — Teams will be able to franchise-tag players starting on Feb. 25 and ending at 4 p.m. March 10.
March 16-18: Free-agency moratorium. It’s the opening of free-agency negotiations before the league year resets. Teams and agents can begin talking about contracts and can even agree on terms. The Eagles have 16 unrestricted free agents (excluding Josh McCown), so there will be plenty of work to be done.
March 18: Free agency opens — This is when deals can be made official.