Eagles and their spending
Some numbers to ponder, heading into Sunday's opener between the Eagles and Carolina ...
* Buffalo News pro football writer Mark Gaughan recently ranked the league's 32 teams based on the total value of the contracts of the 80 players they had in training camp. The Vikings were No. 1 at $736.87 million.
Guess who was No. 2? That's right. The Eagles at $721.22 million.
The Cowboys were third at $715.40M. Washington was fourth at $676.88 million.
Among the value players in the contract game are New England at 22nd and Pittsburgh at 19th.
Kansas City was at the bottom of the list at $392.13 million.
The salary figures count base salaries, pro-rated totals, roster bonuses, reporting bonuses, workout bonuses and likely-to-be-earned bonuses. They also include the final years of some very large contracts that the players likely won't see because they will be released or the deals will be renegotiated.
* Eagles wide receivers caught 197 passes in the regular season last year, the most by that unit in the Andy Reid era. But they had just 27 receptions in the red zone, including their three playoff games.
* The Seahawks will log the most travel miles this season - 29,054. The Browns will log the fewest - 7,554. The Eagles are 13th at 17,730, which includes two trips to the West Coast (San Diego and Oakland).
* Last season, the Cardinals completed more passes (418) than the Panthers attempted (414).
* The Panthers fumbled 14 times in their four preseason games.
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