Eagles GM Roseman Ready and Excited for Free Agency

According to Michael Silver of Yahoo! Sports, Eagles general manager Howie Roseman is chomping at the bit for the 2011 league year to start.

“We need to get this (labor dispute) settled,” Roseman said on Tuesday. “I’m ready for some action–right now.”

Though they still have the Michael Vick contract to address, the Eagles are well-positioned under a proposed salary cap to be aggressive in free agency. By my calculations, a long-term deal for Vick would likely leave the Eagles with over $20 million in cap space for 2011. (ESPN’s John Clayton said this week on 710 ESPN Seattle that $114 million is a low-end estimate for a 2011 salary cap)

The Eagles are also on the lower end in terms of cash commitments for 2011, so little would preclude them from pursuing an elite cornerback like Nnamdi Asomugha to play opposite perennial Pro Bowler Asante Samuel.

“I think there are going to be a lot of opportunities in front of us, players looking for short-term deals who want to win a championship,” Roseman said. “Any good player that we think can help our team, we’re going to take a hard look at.”

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