The interesting thing was that Joe Banner did not reject the idea.

Asked yesterday if the acquisition of left tackle Jason Peters would prevent the Eagles from going after Anquan Boldin, the Eagles' team president essentially said it remains a possibility without specifically talking about the Arizona wide receiver.

"We're always looking for players that we think can make us better," Banner said. "I think we've proven many times that we'd be willing to do what it takes, whether it be a trade or do something with somebody's contract in order to get them here."

Given that the Eagles surrendered a first-round draft pick - the 28th overall - and a fourth-round pick to get Peters, they have less trade ammunition than they did a few days ago, but Banner said the team would not rule out dealing its remaining first-round pick, the 21st overall.

"There are teams that start the year with only one first-round draft pick and they've traded them," Banner said. "If we made another trade with a first-round draft pick, we'd just be in the same position as them. I think we'll do whatever we evaluate to be the best move with any of the available players. . . . Some of the evaluation is about the quality of what we have at certain positions."

It would seem that the Eagles' biggest decision right now is whether to go after one of the top running backs in the first round of Saturday's draft or try to trade for Boldin or one of the other star receivers that could be available. Both Cincinnati's Chad Ocho Cinco (Chad Johnson) and Cleveland's Braylon Edwards also are on the trade market.

Georgia's Knowshon Moreno is the running back at the top of the Eagles' draft board, but they may have to move up from the 21st pick to obtain him.

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Extra points

Banner said "yep" when asked if he thought Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb would be at all of the team's off-season camps this spring. The first camp is the only mandatory one, and it begins May 1. . . . Peters said he roomed with Eagles guard Shawn Andrews when the two were at Arkansas. "It was different," he said when asked about having Andrews as his roommate. "He'd sing all the time." - Bob Brookover