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Chip Kelly reveals thought process behind Bradford trade

Nick Saban’s attempted leap from college to the NFL was largely unsuccessfully because of a move the Miami Dolphins didn’t make, and Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly didn’t want to follow the same path. Back in 2006, the Dolphins had a chance to sign Drew Brees, who had recently undergone shoulder surgery, but team doctors suggested Miami pass on the quarterback...
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Philadelphia Eagles: A different side of Chip

Josh Huff returned to the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday after being afforded a leave of absence by head coach Chip Kelly to mourn his Godbrother’s death, 22-year old Anthony Wayne II. Huff, like Wayne, grew up in Houston, Texas and had a rough upbringing that included his mother swinging a 2×4 at his head on his 18th birthday. Huff was desolate in interviews Thursday, but noted...
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DeMarco Murray says there will be no RB by committee

The Philadelphia Eagles are loaded at the running back position with DeMarco Murray, Ryan Mathews and Darren Sproles on the roster, however, there is only one ball and apparently will be one main rusher as well. Murray signed a five-year contract worth $42 million in the offseason, was asked about how the ball will be distributed. "I don't think it will be alternating series...
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Sam Bradford is proving himself to be the answer for Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles breathed a sigh of relief following the legal-but-not ethical hit that was laid on quarterback Sam Bradford by Baltimore Raven linebacker Terrell Suggs.  While the hit was legal, many will argue that Bradford was not a factor in the play by the time Suggs had hit the knees of the quarterback. The Eagles coaching staff are continuing to monitor Bradford. ...
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Newly re-signed Mychal Kendricks redefining ILB role

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly has very specific height-weight-speed parameters for every position on the roster. It is rare to go through a press conference without Kelly mentioning something about “height-weight-speed.” He places a lot of value in those measurements and rarely deviates from those qualifications. After the Eagles gave linebacker Mychal Kendricks...
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Emmanuel Acho waived/injured by Eagles

  View image | Linebacker Emmanuel Acho has been waived/injured by the Eagles after undergoing thumb surgery, according to numerous reports.  Acho has been waived/injured due to a thumb injury, per source #Eagles — Eliot Shorr-Parks (@EliotShorrParks) August 27, 2015 Acho has been waived/injured after thumb surgery, according to a league source — Zach...
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Philadelphia Eagles Impress Again in Second Preseason Game

Philadelphia Eagles’ Sam Bradford looks to pass during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez) After an impressive performance in their preseason opener against the Indianapolis Colts, the Philadelphia Eagles put together another solid team effort in their second game out....
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Eagles impressed with veteran WR Miles Austin

Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur said veteran wide receiver Miles Austin has been a pleasant surprise at the team's training camp, while stating he believes the pass catcher is ready to have one of his better years. "He's had a really fine camp," Shurmur said, via CSN Philly. "He's missed a couple of days here, but he's a very veteran player. He was out...
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Julio Jones: Falcons offense will be “explosive”

Julio Jones shredded defenses with regularity last season, and the fifth-year wide receiver is expecting more of the same for the Atlanta Falcons offense in 2015. In an interview of The Rich Eisen Show, Jones said the Falcons’ attack will be explosive under new offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan. “It’s definitely gonna be different from the previous years, but I think...
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Madden NFL 16: Eagles Starting Roster Ratings

  View image | Madden NFL 16 hit stores yesterday, and the new-look Philadelphia Eagles have an overall team rating of 84.  According to Madden 16, the Eagles should have a solid offensive line anchored by left-tackle Jason Peters (96 overall), right-tackle Lane Johnson (88 overall) and center Jason Kelce (87 overall). Starting guards Allen Barbre (77 overall...
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CB Byron Maxwell setting the expectations for Eagles' secondary

The Philadelphia Eagles wanted to bring in a cornerback who could set the tone for their defensive secondary and Byron Maxwell has been everything as advertised. As the team's top free agent signing this offseason, he is the start of rebuilding what was a broken secondary in 2014, and Maxwell has a pedigree to fill that role. As a member of the vaunted Seahawks defensive backfield...
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Ranking the Philadelphia Eagles 11 starters on offense

Everybody loves to give Chip Kelly all the credit for creating the Eagles offense, but there’s a lot of talent on this roster. While the offense may seem “full-proof,” it definitely wouldn’t be the same without these guys lining up every Sunday. So with that said, here’s how all 11 offensive starters rank out: AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings: How all 32 teams stack up in...
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Harbaugh upset over Eagles questioning Suggs' character

Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh took extreme issue with members of the Philadelphia Eagles calling into question the character of Terrell Suggs, calling the linebacker a dirty player because of his hit on Sam Bradford during Saturday night’s preseason game. “When you start popping off about somebody’s character, you cross the line,” Harbaugh said Monday, via...
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Philadelphia Eagles 2015 NFL Rookie To Watch

The Eagles rookie to watch closely this year is first round WR Nelson Agholor.  Agholor is a smooth route runner with sure hands.  He’s lived up to the billing so far in camp and the early preseason, and has already locked down the Eagles no. 2 receiving job.  Agholor had a solid preseason debut catching three balls for 57 yards and a score against the Colts.  If the Eagles...
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Tim Tebow, Riley Cooper get flashback to Florida days

Tim Tebow and Riley Cooper are together again. The quarterback and wide receiver — who were once roommates during their playing days at the University of Florida — are now teammates with the Philadelphia Eagles. As it turns out, the two players are able to get up close and personal for yet another step in their careers. On Monday, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer shared...
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Eagles agree to four-year, $29 million extension with Mychal Kendricks

The Philadelphia Eagles were rumored to be interested in trading linebacker Mychal Kendricks throughout the majority of the offseason, That didn’t end up being true, and the Eagles have made a move to keep him around long-term. According to a report from Jay Glazer, the Eagles have agreed to a four-year, $29 million extension with Kendricks. Eagles said they weren’t trading...
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Why Keeping Kenjon Barner as a 4th RB is a tough decision for Eagles…

Kenjon Barner, RB, age 25, 5-9, 195, 6th round pick out of Oregon by Carolina in 2013. It’s great to see a young tailback actually making splash plays as a punt returner in preseason, to the point where he’s seriously in the conversation for being kept on the final roster as a 4th RB. Kenjon Barner is doing just that. “He’s making a huge case,” coach Chip Kelly said after...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Ex-UF Roommates Tim Tebow And Riley Cooper’s Lockers Are Next To Each Other At Eagles’ Camp

Tim Tebow and Riley Cooper were roommates and teammates at the University of Florida. Together, they helped lead the Gators to the 2008 BCS National Championship. They’re reunited, for the time being, with the Philadelphia Eagles, and the two ex-Gators have been placed next to each other in the Philly locker room.  Old Florida roommates, Tim Tebow and Riley Cooper, next to each...
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Eagles still aggressively trying to trade QB Matt Barkley

Matt Barkley showed quite a bit of improvement for the Eagles throughout the first two preseason games that he has played, but Chip Kelly may not decide to keep him around. According to a report from Dianna Marie Russini, the Eagles are still looking to trade the second-year quarterback out of USC. Look for the Eagles to be showing off QB Matt Barkley. Eagles sources tell me Barkley...
Via This Given Sunday
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Eagles showcasing Matt Barkley for a trade?

The Philadelphia Eagles might be looking for a trade partner to move Matt Barkley. According to a report by ESPN’s Dianna Marie Russini, the Eagles may be showing off the second-year quarterback for this very reason. Look for the Eagles to be showing off QB Matt Barkley. Eagles sources tell me Barkley can be had for the right deal. So its showcase time! — Dianna Marie...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Terrell Suggs criticized for low hit on Sam Bradford

    Terrell Suggs is being criticized for tackling Sam Bradford on his lower body on Saturday. Suggs’ Ravens faced Bradford’s Eagles in a preseason game, and Suggs came in hard off the edge during the play in question. Bradford handed the ball off inside, but Suggs, who was coming hard, tackled the quarterback and hit him low. The timing and placement of the hit led to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Ditka on Tim Tebow: ‘Good for football, good for our country’

Mike Ditka was overly effusive with his praise of Tim Tebow and said the Philadelphia Eagles would be making a huge mistake not keeping him on the roster. With Tebow currently embroiled in a training camp battle with Matt Barkley for the team’s third-string quarterback spot. If it were up to Ditka, Eagles head coach Chip Kelly would have already penciled him in and Tebow’s spot...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Tim Tebow in good shape to earn roster spot

    It may be Tebow Time in Philadelphia after all. ESPN’s Dianna Marie Russini reports that Eagles head coach Chip Kelly is “excited” by Tebow. She also indicates that the quarterback is in good shape to earn a spot on the team. Source says Chip Kelly is increasingly excited by Tim Tebow. If Tebow doesn't make major errors, he will earn spot on team. #eagles ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Forget Tebowmania: Matt Barkley makes a statement

There has perhaps never been a more discussed nor more interesting third-string quarterback competition in NFL history than the one taking place for the Philadelphia Eagles this preseason. That’s what happens when a once-heralded recruit out of high school, considered the best at his position in his class, is trying to resurrect his professional football career after seeing his...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tim Tebow rushes for touchdown in Eagles debut

Welcome back, Tim Tebow. Football has missed you.  The former Florida Gator has returned to the NFL as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles.  Tebow is currently playing a preseason game against the Colts. He scored a touchdown on a seven-yard scramble.  Tebow is playing fairly well, throwing for 69 yards and completing 6 of 12 passes.
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

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