S. Davis to Philly?
POSTED 10:34 p.m. EDT, August 20, 2006
DAVIS HEADING TO PHILLY
A team source tells us that running back Stephen Davis will visit with the Eagles on Monday, possibly as a precursor to signing a free-agent deal.
Davis passed a physical last week with Dr. James Andrews of Birmingham, Alabama.
A letter was then sent to every team explaining that Davis is healthy and available.
The Eagles currently have injury issues at the tailback position.
Brian Westbrook has a bad foot.
Correll Buckhalter is working his way back from two lost seasons; he managed a 48-yard run on Thursday night against the Ravens.
Other teams that could be interested in Davis include the Redskins.
Davis was drafted by Washington in 1996 and spent seven seasons in D.C.
Coach Steve Spurrier gave up on him after the 2002 season, but Davis then had his best season ever in 2003 with the Panthers, as Carolina landed in the Super Bowl.
Davis was injured for most of the 2004 season, and had 12 touchdowns in 13 games before landing in IR in 2005.
Another possible scenario would be for Davis to sign with a new team after the first week of the regular season, since if he is on any team's roster for the opening weekend his entire salary would be fully guaranteed.
Re: S. Davis to Philly?
Eagles | Davis does not say much about visit; switches agents
Tue, 22 Aug 2006 05:34:34 -0700
Reuben Frank, of phillyburbs.com, reports free agent RB Stephen Davis (Panthers) was a guest on the Brian Mitchell radio show on WTEM in Washington, D.C. Monday, Aug. 21, right after he visited with the Philadelphia Eagles. Speaking with his former Redskins' teammate, Davis said little about his visit with the Eagles and didn't sound like someone about to sign with a new team. Had Davis been encouraged by yesterday's visit with the Eagles, you would think he would have expressed that while speaking with Mitchell. An odd twist to this story involves Davis's revolving cast of agents. A few years back, Davis signed with agent David Canter. Early yesterday afternoon, Canter in a phone interview identified himself as Davis' agent but said he couldn't comment on talks with the Eagles because Davis wasn't yet finished with his workout. Later in the day, Canter said he was no longer Davis' agent. Davis reportedly is now represented by Christina Phillips.