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Roseman: We're Trying To Win Right Now

Team president Joe Banner brushed aside the notion that the Eagles are rebuilding as they get younger in an interview Thursday just hours after the announcement of his contract extension.

"Even in the last two years, we made it to the championship game, made it to the playoffs and at the same time we have developed a much younger roster than we had two years ago," Banner said. "It's not often that you can stay at that level and get younger at the same and at the same time we're still a strong contender.

"We have to get on the field and do the right things to see exactly where that takes us. Putting a label on it is really not my focus as much as working with everybody here to add any element we can to get any little bit better."

After completing a trade that sent cornerback Sheldon Brown and linebacker Chris Gocong to Cleveland on Friday for linebacker Alex Hall and a pair of draft picks on Friday, Roseman was just as adamant that any talk that this is a rebuilding team would be incorrect.

"The word rebuilding will never enter our vocabulary. We're trying to win. We're trying to win right now," Roseman said. "I think we're just trying to get better in all areas. We're trying to build a team that this city can be proud of. We're excited about that. We've got a lot more work to do."

Check out Dave Spadaro's entire one-on-one interview with Roseman as the general manages explained the decision to part with two players who have been important to this defense for several years.

-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 1:45 p.m., April 2

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