This wasn’t exactly the major free-agent signing that everyone was anticipating when the Eagles announced Monday that they re-signed two of their own free agents in long snapper Jon Dorenbos and safety and special teams ace Colt Anderson. Teams are allowed to sign free agents from other teams beginning at 4 p.m. today after they were granted a three-day window Saturday to begin negotiating with the agents of unrestricted free agents. And the Eagles have reportedly looked into signing Miami cornerback Sean Smith, San Francisco safety Dashon Goldson, Oakland defensive tackle Desmond Bryant and St. Louis wide receiver Danny Amendola. Also, the Eagles confirmed they watched West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith work out Monday in Morgantown, W. Va. The Eagles have the No. 4 pick in the draft in April and Smith could be a candidate for that spot if he’s available. Smith impressed NFL scouts and general managers when he ran a 4.59 in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine last month. It would seem that Eagles coach Chip Kelly would be intrigued by a quarterback who can both run and throw for his fast-paced offensive attack. For now, however, the Eagles were happy to bring back two players who have played major roles on their special teams unit in Dorenbos and Anderson. Dorenbos, who has been with the Eagles since 2006, signed a four-year extension, while Anderson, who started at safety the last four games of the season, signed a one-year deal.
Eagles sign pair; watch QB work out
Courier-Post | Mar 12