Mike Bell Could Be an Eagle By Midnight

March 23, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Mike Bell will know his future by 11:59 p.m. Tuesday.

In one of the oddest things I've seen since I began covering the Eagles over a year ago, the deadline on when the Saints must decide whether or not to match Mike Bell's offer sheet has changed.

It was originally supposed to be 11:59 p.m. on Monday (March 22nd), but it has now been moved to 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday (March 23rd). That means that at midnight (Wednesday, March 24th), Bell will either officially become an Eagle, or will stay a Saint for at least one more season.

How in the world the Saints got 24 extra hours from the original deadline is beyond me, but unless they match the offer it's not really going to matter. If they do, however, a lot of people in Philly are going to be crying foul.

Many people in-the-know around Philly and New Orleans don't expect the Saints to match the offer, but the extra day might be all they need to come around and decide they'd like to keep their three-pronged ...

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