There is no press conference scheduled and no headlines are blaring, but in what was certainly one of the most unusual transactions in recent years, the Eagles announced on Sunday morning that offensive guard Max Jean-Gilles officially re-signed with the team and can now go about the business of football in 2010.
The Eagles were working feverishly on Saturday night to get to the 53-man roster limit, and to do so they asked Jean-Gilles if he would be OK with being officially cut at that point and then re-signing a contract on Sunday morning. Jean-Gilles, who was not subject to the NFL waiver-wire system, was fine with the procedure, and it went down. As it turned out, the Eagles carried only 52 players on the roster throughout the night on Saturday after trading lineman Stacy Andrews to Seattle. That transaction, though, happened after the 6 p.m. deadline, so the Eagles officially needed to do the Jean-Gilles move to get to 53. That 53 became 52 when Andrews was dealt.
Now the roster is back to 53 players and no more moves are scheduled for the next, oh, couple of hours or so. But stayed tuned. You never know what is going to happen next with a team that has done as many personnel moves as the Eagles have.
-- Posted by Dave Spadaro, September 5, 11:34 a.m.