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Thursday, March 4, 2010
Weaver, Eagles close to extension?

By Dan Graziano
ESPN.com

The Eagles put a second-round tender on All-Pro fullback Leonard Weaver on Thursday, but it's likely the two sides will soon agree to a contract extension.

"We are very close on a long-term extension," Weaver's agent, Harold Lewis, told the Philadelphia Daily News. "We are both going to sleep on a couple of things and pick it back up in the morning."

Lewis said the same thing to the Inquirer. It looks like the Eagles slapped the second-round tender on Weaver simply to preserve the right to continue negotiating. Since Weaver has until the middle part of April to sign the tender, there's not really a big rush. But it sounds like there's enough momentum to go ahead and reach an agreement.