An Eagles source confirmed yesterday that the team is interested in signing free-agent fullback Leonard Weaver.
The source added that negotiations with Weaver's agent, Harold Lewis, had not become serious. The agent said that was the case and that he was not in a rush to get Weaver signed because he knows his client is a sought-after player.
"Right now, we're just talking" with the Eagles, Lewis said. "We're talking with many other teams as well. There's a lot of interest because Leonard is the No. 1 fullback on the board."
Even though Weaver is listed as a fullback, Lewis believes he brings more to the table than the average player at his position. In other words, the agent thinks Weaver should be paid more like a running back than a fullback.
"He's definitely not the average bear," Lewis said.
"He's an excellent receiver, runner, and blocker. The fullback pay scale doesn't reflect his talents. We're just trying to find the right situation and the right contract. We can always go back to Seattle, because they'd like to have him back."
Weaver, 26, has spent his four-year career with the Seahawks after signing with the team as an undrafted free agent in 2005. In the last two seasons, he had 63 carries for 276 yards and one touchdown. He also caught 59 passes for 535 yards and two touchdowns in that span.
The Eagles, of course, had a failed experiment at fullback last season when they tried to move Tony Hunt from tailback at the beginning of the year.
After releasing Hunt in mid-October, the Eagles converted defensive tackle Dan Klecko to fullback and signed Kyle Eckel, who was used in some short-yardage situations in the team's final five regular-season games.