Springs on the Eagles

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Former Redskins cornerback Shawn Springs visited the Eagles today. Springs, who turns 34 in a week, left without consummating a deal but was upbeat about Philly.

“I always knew that this was a good organization from playing against them in the NFC East,” said Springs. “I have a lot of respect for the organization and [coach Andy] Reid.[Defensive coordinator Jim] Johnson was a linebackers coach in Seattle when I was a young man. I always liked the system and watched it.”

Springs, who’s also drawing interest from New England and New Orleans, where former Redskins assistant head coach Gregg Williams is running the Saints’ defense, might wind up at safety if he signs with Philadelphia, which lost longtime star safety Brian Dawkins to Denver and traded cornerback Lito Sheppard to the New York Jets.

“They talked about the possibility of safety, corner, all over,” Springs said. “Jim mainly said safety and that was fine with me. I was happy about it.”

- David Elfin

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David Elfin

David Elfin

David Elfin has been following Washington-area sports teams since the late 1960s. David began his journalism career at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., history) and Syracuse University (M.S., telecommunications). He wrote for the Bulletin (Philadelphia), the Post-Standard (Syracuse) and The Washington Post before coming to The Washington Times in 1986. He has covered colleges, the Orioles ...

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