Defensive tackle Trevor Laws is one of 37 current and former NFL players enrolled in the four-day NFL Business Management and Entrepreneurial Program that is currently taking place at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton Business School.
Laws understands that once he completes the course there will be business that has to be conducted on the football field. A second-round pick in 2008, Laws was a healthy scratch for five regular season games and the playoff game in 2009. The Eagles decided to go with rookie Antonio Dixon as the third defensive tackle behind Brodrick Bunkley and Mike Patterson.
In a recent interview on Eagles Live!, newly minted general manager Howie Roseman said that he had recently spoken with Laws and that the Eagles "are not going to write him off yet."
"I think he's been nicked a little bit in training camp and hasn't been able to start the season off right," Roseman said. "It's an important off-season for him. He knows that ... We think he can help us."
Those remarks come as no surprise to Laws.
"It's not news to me. Obviously, it's a big off-season after the year I had last year. Coming into camp, it's going to be crucial for me to be in good shape, ready to go and ready to get out there, give it my best and make plays. It's obviously a big off-season to see what my future is going to be with the Philadelphia Eagles," Laws said.
"I've been playing sports my whole life. It's about how you respond to challenges. I have to get out there big and strong and go out and dominate."
-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 11:41 a.m., February 17