As the Eagles continue to sign rookies to four-year contracts - they are on the verge of signing tight end Cornelius Ingram - one player who signed such a deal three years ago is looking for an extension.
And he's gearing up by acquiring the services of agent Drew Rosenhaus.
Max Jean-Gilles confirmed yesterday that he has retained Rosenhaus Sports as his representative. Rosenhaus, who represents Terrell Owens among many other NFL players, announced his new client on Twitter, the Internet messaging site.
"With the position that I'm in, I just needed someone with more experience," said Jean-Gilles, who was previously represented by Impact Sports.
Jean-Gilles is in the last year of a four-year contract he signed after the Eagles drafted the 6-foot-3, 358-pound guard in the fourth round out of Georgia. Jean-Gilles started 10 games last season in place of the injured Shawn Andrews, but broke his fibula against the Cardinals on Nov. 27.
His recovery has progressed steadily, Jean-Gilles said. He has been eased into workouts and participated in team drills earlier this week for the first time during organized team activities. Rosenhaus wrote on Twitter that he hoped to have an extension before the next off-season.
"I'm just hoping it comes earlier," Jean-Gilles said.
"As one of the top young offensive linemen in the NFL, this should be a very smooth negotiation process with the Eagles, especially now that he is healthy," Rosenhaus wrote on Twitter.
The Eagles had no comment.
Ingram to sign today
Rosenhaus also announced on Twitter that Ingram and the Eagles had agreed to terms on a four-year contract.
The Eagles haven't made an official announcement because they must cut a player before adding another signed player, a team spokesman said.
After yesterday's practice, Ingram said he was going to sign the deal today.
Once Ingram signs, the Eagles will have six of their eight drafted rookies under contract. The only two remaining are the team's top selections, wide receiver Jeremy Maclin and running back LeSean McCoy.
Rosenhaus also represents McCoy.
The 6-4, 245-pound Ingram was drafted in the fifth round out of Florida. He missed his senior season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament, but has impressed during the team's workouts.
Middle linebacker Stewart Bradley was back practicing with the Eagles' first team defense.
Bradley sat out Tuesday's team drills with a tweaked hamstring. He was back wreaking havoc yesterday, one day before the Eagles close this last set of organized team activities before training camp.
"It wasn't anything serious," he said.