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Rumor Mill: Let The Talks Begin!


The Eagles are now allowed to speak with the agents of other teams' soon-to-be unrestricted free agents. That also means that other teams can begin talks with the seven Eagles scheduled to be unrestricted free agents: safety Nate Allen, cornerback Bradley Fletcher, linebacker Brandon Graham, wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, linebacker Casey Matthews, quarterback Mark Sanchez and wide receiver Brad Smith.

Free agency officially begins Tuesday at 4 p.m. Visits are not allowed to take place nor can deals be agreed upon before then with other teams' unrestricted free agents. The Eagles can continue to negotiate with their own free agents and strike a deal before the start of free agency if they choose.

Players who were released by other teams prior to the start of free agency are allowed to sign with a new team at any time.

The Eagles have three other free agents - running back Chris Polk and defensive end Cedric Thornton are restricted free agents; and wide receiver Jeff Maehl is an exclusive rights free agent. Teams are not allowed to negotiate with other teams' restricted and exclusive rights free agents during this three-day negotiation window.

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