Eagles Can Reportedly Carry over $23 Million in Cap Space, & More NFC East News

Brad Gagnon@Brad_Gagnon NFL National ColumnistFebruary 7, 2013

Dec 13, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles  general manager Howie Roseman on the field before the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Lincoln Financial Field.  Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

While the NFL's 2013 salary cap is expected to be around $121 million, it looks as though it'll actually by about $144 million for the Philadelphia Eagles in Chip Kelly's inaugural season. 

That's because the Eagles are eligible to carry over $23 million of unused cap space from 2012, according to Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio.

This gives the team a chance to benefit from a policy in the new CBA that allows teams to do such things. Only the Eagles and Jaguars are able to carry over more than $15 million, and nobody is able to carry over as much as Philly is. 

Philadelphia is in a great spot. The Eagles have all or most of their key veteran contributors wrapped up for several years and they're the only team in the NFC East with the ability to spend some serious cash. The question now is whether or not they'll do it. Owner Jeffrey Lurie seems driven to succeed, but this team went crazy on free agents two years ago and it backfired. 

On to what else is being talked about in the NFC East...


Dallas Cowboys

From Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News: Jason Garrett says he's OK with someone else calling offensive plays.

From Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune: Dallas is one of eight cities vying to host the 2018 Super Bowl.


New York Giants

From Gary Myers of the New York Daily News: With the cuts he's making, Jerry Reese has earned the trust of Giants fans.

From Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger: Ahmad Bradshaw told WFAN that the door's open for a return to the Giants.


Philadelphia Eagles

From Bob Ford of the Philadelphia Inquirer: The Eagles now technically owe Michael Vick $3 million after letting Wednesday's deadline pass, so how much longer will they hold onto him?

From Jeff McLane of the same outlet: Philly has released disappointing offensive tackle Demetress Bell.


Washington Redskins

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports told 106.7 The Fan in Washington that he thinks the Redskins will lock up Brian Orakpo long term this offseason.

From Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post: D.C. mayor Vincent Gray refused to use the term "Redskins" when discussing the team in his state-of-the-district address.