The Facts: After agreeing to trade away an expensive running back in LeSean McCoy, the Eagles are now devoting a relatively low salary to a running back who had been one of McCoy's backups. The Eagles will give the low tender offer to restricted free agent Polk.
Diehards Line: That means they're offering him a one-year, $1.6 million contract for 2015. It also means that if another team signs Polk to an offer sheet - and if the Eagles don't match that offer - the Eagles won't get any compensation. As PFT's Michael David Smith notes, if the Eagles viewed retaining Polk as a high priority, they could have offered him the higher $2 million tender, which would have meant a team that signed him away would have had to give the Eagles a second-round draft pick. But the Eagles are apparently not worried about another team signing Polk away. Assuming they retain Polk, he and Darren Sproles (at $4.1 million) would cost $5.7 million, likely leaving room for another addition at the position. Mark Ingram has been mentioned as a possible target. ... Stay tuned.