Thursday, March 6, 2008
Spikes TKO'ed in Philly
In non-Brett Favre NFL news, the Eagles released LB Takeo Spikes today. Spikes, the former Bengal and Bill, is a two-time Pro Bowler and had 139 tackles last year for Philadelphia, but the Birds will save $5 million dollars with the move. One might wonder, 'Will the Super Bowl Champion Giants make a run at him?' I think he would be a good fit for the Giants if the price is right. They just lost Kawika Mitchell to Buffalo and Reggie Torbor to Miami and could use the help at the position. With Spikes, Antonio Pierce and Mathias Kiwanuka, the Giants would have a formidable linebacking corps, one that is even better than they won the Super Bowl with. I highly doubt, though, that it will actually happen. GM Jerry Reese has already shown that he does not like spending big dollars on free agents and Spikes still has the talent to demand decent money. As I said, if the price is low enough the Giants might bite. If not, Reese will look to the draft for depth. PS - If that isn't a New York Post-style headline, then I don't know what is.