a.) From the Philadelphia Inquirer today: "An Eagles source made it clear yesterday that the team had "no interest" in a reunion with Terrell Owens, who was released by the Dallas Cowboys. The Eagles then rid themselves of an equally surly but far less talented receiver, trading Greg Lewis to the New England Patriots."
b.) "Lewis was prized far more by Belichick than by Philadelphia fans, perhaps because he had two good games against the Patriots and a bunch of mediocre ones in between. Three of his eight career touchdown catches came against the Patriots, including one in the Eagles' 2005 Super Bowl loss. He had two touchdown catches in the Eagles' wild shoot-out loss at Gillette Stadium in 2007."
c.) "Those were not typical games for Lewis. He averaged just one catch and 19 receiving yards a game during his 99-game career in Philadelphia. He opened the 2005 season opposite T.O. as a starter for the Eagles, but by the end of the year, both men were malcontents. Owens, of course, had been exiled, and Lewis had demonstrated an inability to handle a starting role. Lewis stuck around for three more seasons, but now he's gone and T.O. isn't coming back, either."
2.) CB Shawn Spings: From the Washington Times:
a.) "Shawn Springs turns 34 next week and (has) missed 16 games the past three years".
b.) From the Providence Journal: "Though Springs played in just nine games for Washington last season due to a calf injury, he had 36 tackles (31 solo), one interception, one sack, and seven passes defensed."
c.) From "Hogg Heaven" blog (2007): "...it simply is not tenable to keep a guy on the roster...if he cannot remain healthy. Shawn Springs has not completed a full year of football since 2000, when he was 25 years old. Last year he played in 9 games, and I'm pessimistic about his ability to play in 10+ on any given year for the rest of his career."