Free agency kicked off at 12:01 AM and if you didn't join us for our live chat, let's get you up to speed.
- The Eagles tendered restricted free agent Leonard Weaver a one-year offer last night because they could not agree to terms on a long-term deal. Well, Geoff Mosher of the Wilmington News-Journal reports that a three-year extension has been agreed upon with some details that need to be finalized. The deal could be completed as soon as today.
- The most prized free agent on the open market is defensive end Julius Peppers. Steve Reed of the *Gaston Gazette *reports that even though Peppers is headed to Chicago today for a visit, the Eagles were "very interested" per Peppers' agent and the All-Pro will visit Philadelphia if a deal is not worked out with the Bears. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that he expects a deal between Peppers and the Bears to be announced today. If you're disappointed, the Eagles reportedly may turn their attention to Green Bay defensive end Aaron Kampman.
- Jason Reid of the *Washington Post *reports that the Redskins have had talks with unrestricted free agent defensive end Jason Babin. He's one of the Eagles' four unrestricted free agents. Why haven't the Eagles negotiated to bring back Babin, who was an effective role player last season? Adam Caplan of Scout.com reports that it's in Babin's contract - that was re-worked before the start of last season - to give the Eagles the right of first refusal should another team make an offer.
- Quarterback Donovan McNabb has been mentioned in numerous trade rumors. Just on Thursday alone, it was reported that the Rams and Browns were going to target the six-time Pro Bowl quarterback. Well, Fox29 in Philadelphia has an item this morning that says the reason the Eagles are unlikely to move McNabb is quite simply head coach Andy Reid doesn't want to.
-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 7:40 a.m., March 5