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Mark Eckel Got Punked on Bentley

Mar 11, 2006, 4:46 PM EDT

From an article in Today’s Trenton Times by Eagles beat writer Mark Eckel:

PHILADELPHIA — By the time you read this, Pro Bowl center LeCharles Bentley already will be an Eagle.

Bentley,
who went to the Pro Bowl last season as a member of the New Orleans
Saints, agreed to a mega-deal with the Eagles before free agency began
at 12:01 a.m., according to a source close to the situation.

A
key member of another team, which also was interested in Bentley, said
the Eagles had a deal in place with the center for close to a week, and
waited through the several delays to the start of free agency.

Hey Mr. Eckel, Bentley signed this morning with the Cleveland Browns.  The Browns?  Damn.  It’s all about the Benjamins.  The Eagles are off to a slow start to free agency and haven’t announced any signings.

This is why I always say don’t believe it until you see it.