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Colt inks new deal with Philly

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Congrats to Colt Anderson!

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Eagles sign Dorenbos, Anderson amid swirling FA rumors
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Posted: Monday, March 11, 2013 8:40 pm | Updated: 10:30 pm, Mon Mar 11, 2013.

By Ed Kracz Staff writer

Things began heating up at NovaCare Complex on one of the warmest days of late winter, as the Eagles readied themselves for free agency by working out a college quarterback and signing two of their own free agents Monday.

Long snapper Jon Dorenbos and safety/special teams maven Colt Anderson signed contracts to return to the Birds, just one day before the free agent market opens Tuesday at 4 p.m.

Whether or not team owner Jeffrey Lurie, general manager Howie Roseman and head coach Chip Kelly were on hand to welcome back Dorenbos and Anderson isn't clear, because the Eagles' trio was in Morgantown, W.Va., putting quarterback Geno Smith through a private workout. The Eagles confirmed that the brain trust was in West Virginia to see Smith work.

Already with five quarterbacks on their roster, they could just be doing their due diligence or trying to fool quarterback-needy teams behind them in April's draft into thinking that they are seriously considering taking Smith with their fourth overall pick.

Whatever the case, Kelly was back in time to attend the Sixers-Nets game at Wells Fargo Center on Monday night.

How long he stays in town may depend on how active the team will be in the early days of free agency.

The Eagles are expected to give Arizona quarterback Matt Scott a workout later in the week, according to a report.

Scott, 6-foot-2, 213 pounds, threw for 3,620 yards and 27 touchdowns and 14 interceptions last season. He also added 506 rushing yards and six rushing touchdowns. Known for his quick release, Scott replaced Nick Foles at Arizona when the Eagles drafted Foles last year in the third round.

Scott is projected to be late-round pick in the draft, perhaps lasting until the fifth round, which would mean the Birds wouldn't have to spend an early-round pick on a quarterback and could focus on other needs.

Faces on some of those needs may be forthcoming this week with the start of free agency. The league allowed a 72-hour window for teams to begin negotiating with players whose contracts expire at that time.

It was then that reports surfaced indicating the Eagles were poised to make a push for receiver Danny Ammendola and defensive tackle Desmond Bryant.

The interest in Ammendola -- first reported by CSNphilly.com -- is curious at best. He has had some big games, including a 15-catch, 160-yard game against the Redskins last year. But, at 5-10, 185, he isn't the tall, physical receiver the Eagles could use. Additionally, the signing of Ammendola could spell the end of either Jeremy Maclin, who will enter the final year of his rookie contract, or the sure-handed Jason Avant.

Ammendola was an Eagle in 2009 when they signed him to a league-minimum contract, but he never made it into a game with them. He was signed by the Rams off the Bird's practice squad. In St. Louis, he played for then-offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur, who is now the Eagles' OC.

As for Bryant, he played tackle in the Raiders' 4-3 scheme last season, but, given his length at 6-6 and size at 311 pounds, he could swing outside to an end position. He is also just 27.

The knock on Bryant is that he was charged with criminal mischief last month. There is also expected to be some fierce bidding for him. The interest in him was first reported by Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports.

While it remains to be seen who will be Eagles by the time March is over, the Eagles know for certain that Dorenbos and Anderson will be part of their plans going forward.

Dorenbos signed a four-year contract. He has been with the team since 2006, making him one of the longest tenured Birds.

“The bottom line is, to have a career as long as I have is awesome,” Dorenbos said. “I couldn't be happier. And to be with the same team for such long time is an honor. But I have a great deal of responsibility I have to maintain. I'm looking forward to getting into camp to show the new (coaching) staff that I will compete. There are no guarantees in the NFL, so I take this as challenge.”

Anderson inked a one-year deal. He had an opportunity to start at safety in the final couple of games last season and played particularly well in the run game, although his pass defense was, at times, a liability.

Still, Anderson is widely considered one of the better special teams players in the league.

“I felt like all along I was coming back here,” he said. “I wasn't sure sometimes, but were able to reach an agreement. I'm a Philly guy. I feel I'm a blue-collar guy, like everyone from Philly. I feel I can relate to them. I'm happy to be back here.”

Asked if he had any conversations about being able to compete for a starting safety position, Anderson said: “We didn't talk about that. I'm glad I got one more year to prove myself. Whatever they want me to do, I'm going to do it. The Eagles gave me shot at playing safety last year and I don't see any reason for them not to this year.”
 
Excellent! Congrats to CA. I had to look up the word "maven"...means experienced. I really hope it means crazy experienced.
 
Great news to hear, we just saw him up here at the Doug Betters Winter Classic. He has not changed, he is the same old Colt!!!!!!!!! Sure was great with the kids.
 
grizare#1 said:
Great news to hear, we just saw him up here at the Doug Betters Winter Classic. He has not changed, he is the same old Colt!!!!!!!!! Sure was great with the kids.

Colt will never change, the bright lights and money will not corrupt him like it has others.

A good friend of mine (originally from Butte, but now lives in Wash D.C.) and his young son was visiting Philly not to long ago and bumped into Colt and Colts father-in-law (who is also from Butte) on the steps of the art museum. My friend new the father-in-law, but did not know Colt personally. My friend said Colt was just incredible to his son, and that all the son talks about now is how he met an incredible NFL football player from Butte, Montana! My friend, who is really humble himself for how successful he is, was genuinely shocked how humble and nice Colt was, and had nothing but great things to say about him. Colt is just a great guy, like most of us from Montana are!
 
Colt was in Scottsdale last year at Dukes on a Saturday for the Griz game because the Eagles were in town to play the Cards on Sunday. Dude spent almost the entire time there talking with fans, signing autographs, etc., etc. Never saw him turn a single person down. Almost felt bad for the guy! Unfortunately it was the NAU game, which we shit the bed on, and then the next day his Eags took a beatdown from the Cards...
 
Cuervohola said:
Congrats to colt... I predict he will be in philly for quite a few years

Uhhh...not in the NFL. Your odds are better...or worse...being struck by lightening twice..like tomorrow...before leaving the house... ;)
 
Silvertip said:
Cuervohola said:
Congrats to colt... I predict he will be in philly for quite a few years

Uhhh...not in the NFL. Your odds are better...or worse...being struck by lightening twice..like tomorrow...before leaving the house... ;)

He's a special teams demon... They gave him a one year deal in case of injury, in my opinion...
 

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