Philadelphia has already made one trade with Seattle this off-season. Could another be in the near future?
NFL.com's Jason La Canfora reports the Eagles are one of three teams strongly in the mix for Seahawks guard Rob Sims, a restricted free agent who signed his tender earlier this week.
Citing league sources, La Canfora writes that "Sims very likely will be dealt before this month's draft."
The Lions and Bears are also reportedly interested in acquiring Sims, a fourth-round pick of the Seahawks in 2006 who has started 34 of 45 games, including 14 last season.
The 6-foot-3, 312-pound Sims was a starter at left guard in 2007. He missed most of 2008 with a shoulder injury and then started 14 games at left guard last season.
Trade talks may ramp up now that Sims signed his tender. In the case of Darryl Tapp, the Eagles acquired the defensive end one day after he had signed his tender.
In breaking down positional needs for every NFC team entering the draft, NFL.com Senior Analyst Pat Kirwan listed offensive guard at the top of the list for the Eagles. The release of Shawn Andrews certainly plays into that.
Meanwhile, restricted free agent linemen Nick Cole and Max Jean-Gilles have yet to sign their tenders. Cole, a guard who can also play center, figures to see a lot of action in the middle in the spring and summer with Jamaal Jackson recovering from ACL surgery.
-- Posted by Bob Kent, 6:43 p.m., April 1