Eagles plan to be aggressive in free agency, Reid says

The Philadelphia Eagles' post-lockout free-agency strategy can be summed up in one word: aggressive.

Coach Andy Reid, speaking Tuesday at a practice for a high school all-star game, said the Eagles won't waste any time implementing their plan of attack, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

"It's a good, aggressive plan," Reid said. "When they say go, we're ready to go. It's just a matter of that time coming forward."

The Inquirer speculates that plan could include taking a run at All-Pro cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha and/or dealing backup quarterbackKevin Kolb for a starting cornerback. Shoring up the defensive line seems as though it will be another priority for the Eagles, according to the newspaper.

No one knows when the lockout will end, but Reid has warned his staff to be ready to return to full operation on a moment's notice.

"The coaches know that vacation this year will be a little bit different," Reid said. "You don't want to be taking camel rides in the Sahara Desert. You don't want to be doing those this year. Save those for another year and stay close within striking distance and you can come in here for a given time to knock out a three-day minicamp.

"All we have to do is put a date on it. We already got it written up, drawn up. The books are ready."

Should minicamps fall by the wayside due to the lockout, Reid and his staff are formulating their training camp plan with several contingencies for length of the lockout.

"If it happens Day 1, that's great," Reid said. "We got a plan for that. If it happens a couple of weeks into camp, we got that taken care of. If it happens right before the first game, we got that taken care of. Anything else we don't need camp."

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