Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Give to Recieve

Wide receiver Freddie Mitchell, the team's No. 1 pick in the 2002 draft, wants to be traded or released so he can get more of an opportunity to play. Mitchell has never been more than the team's No. 3 receiver and may have lost that job to Greg Lewis. Mitchell's best games for the team have come in the postseason. He caught the famous 4th-and-26 pass against Green Bay in the 2003 playoffs and had a six-catch, two-touchdown game against Minnesota last postseason. He never seemed to fit in the West Coast offense and also never developed a good relationship with quarterback Donovan McNabb. In a different surrounding under different circumstances Mitchell might prosper, but it doesn't look like it's going to happen as an Eagle. . . .

Kicker David Akers hired a new agent in Jerrold Colton, which is interesting in the fact that the Pro Bowl kicker still has three years left on his contract. Akers, the best kicker in the NFC, is underpaid by today's standards. He'll earn $975,000 this season, $1.35 million in 2006 and $1.275 million in 2007. He might be looking for a new deal, or at least some sort of a raise. The team rarely gives a new deal when there are three years left, however.