Sunday, March 08, 2015

Reports: Eagles to sign Gore, Maclin to Chiefs

Philadelphia, PA -- Forget about the Friday afternoon news dump, it's a veritable purifying dumpster fire emanating from the area of 11th and Pattison on Sunday night.

Veteran running back Frank Gore has reportedly agreed to sign a contract with the Philadelphia Eagles when free agency begins on Tuesday.

According to multiple reports, Gore has informed those around him that he plans to sign with Philadelphia, which traded star running back LeSean McCoy to Buffalo last week.

Gore, who will turn 32 before the 2015-16 season, has spent his entire 10-year career with the San Francisco 49ers. The five-time Pro Bowler has accumulated 11,073 rush yards and 64 touchdowns in
148 career games.

Despite his age, Gore's production hasn't diminished. He appeared in all 16 games last season, rushing for 1,106 yards and four touchdowns on 255 carries. He's gone over 1,000 rushing yards in four straight seasons.

Here's the real kicker: according to multiple reports, wideout Jeremy Maclin has decided to pull a u-turn and give up on a contract with the Birds, instead electing to reunite with former head coach Andy Reid in Kansas City.

Once that move is made official, Chip Kelly will have to rebuild without the three biggest cornerstones on offense which he inherited two years ago: Maclin, DeSean Jackson and LeSean McCoy, who is on the verge of signing a five-year pact with the Bills once a trade to Buffalo for Kiko Alonso is made official. 

The Eagles will also be bringing back quarterback Mark Sanchez on a two-year deal. The 28-year-old signed a one-year contract with the Eagles last offseason after being released by the New York Jets.

Sanchez threw for 2,418 yards with 14 touchdowns and 11 interceptions over Philly's final eight games after Nick Foles broke his clavicle Week 9 against the Houston Texans.
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