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Friday, February 15, 2013
Eagles sending Andy Reid message

By Bill Williamson


The gamesmanship is on.

CSNPhilly is reporting the Philadelphia Eagles have no intentions of trading quarterback Nick Foles unless they are “blown away” by an offer.

The primary team that would be interested in acquiring Foles would be Kansas City, now coached by Andy Reid, who drafted Foles in the third round last year while with the Eagles. Foles appeared in seven games, making six starts late in the season for Philadelphia.

Quarterback is Reid’s greatest need in Kansas City. It is natural to think Foles would intrigue Reid. The Eagles have said Foles will compete to be the starting quarterback, but he doesn’t appear to be a great fit for the offense of new coach Chip Kelly.

I wouldn’t be surprised if the Eagles decided to deal Foles. And I’m not surprised about this report. The Eagles are going to try to get as much a possible for Foles. It’s all part of the game, and it has begun.

In other Chiefs’ news, in an Insider piece, the Football Outsiders believe Kansas City receiver Dwayne Bowe is one of the players in the NFL who should be given the franchise tag because of his value to the team.

Meanwhile, in an interview with a Kansas City radio station, West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith pitched his case to be the No.1 overall pick in the draft by the Chiefs. Smith can say all he wants, but the only way he will be the No.1 pick if he goes out and blows the minds of the Chiefs in the combine next week and in his pro day workout.