Eagles Agree to Extension With Leonard Weaver

Written By Bob Cunningham On Friday, March 05, 2010

Weaver and McCoy will be one hell of a backfield.

According to multiple sources, the Eagles have agreed to a three-year deal with fullback Leonard Weaver. The talks were that Weaver would have a deal done before the end of Thursday night, then the talks stalled and he was slapped with a second-round tender.

But apparently the talks never stopped and the tender was only a precautionary measure because Weaver is now locked down in Philly until 2012 -- as soon as he actually signs the deal.

The deal is reportedly worth $11 million with $6.5 million guaranteed. As everyone expected, the deal would make Weaver the highest-paid fullback ever, beating out Jacksonville Jaguars' fullback Greg Jones from two seasons ago.

Everyone knew this was a deal that the Birds had to get done. Weaver was far too important to this offense in the latter portion of the year and he figures to only be more involved throughout 2010.

Weaver fits Reid's offense perfectly and should be able to really make a name for himself in Philly. Something tells me there will be a few more Pro Bowl nods and he'll show up on a couple more All-Pro teams, as well.

This was one of the best signings Reid ever made when he brought him in last year, and it only gets better by locking him down long-term.

It also says something about the Eagles front office that no one wants to admit -- they will pay a player when they feel like that player is deserving. They had absolutely no pressure on them to resign him as they could have simply let him play 2010 on his RFA tender, but instead they stepped up and gave him the money he deserves.

It's great to know Weaver is locked up, now they can move on to more pressing issues.

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