Analyzing the Eagles quarterbacks and running backs

Halfway through the preseason there have not been a lot of big plays coming from this group. Will it get any better once the regular season starts?
Via NJ.com
3 hours ago

Eagles' Chris Givens already mentoring Dorial Green-Beckham

Several off the field issues and concerns accompanied Dorial Green-Beckham to Philadelphia last week PHILADELPHIA -- Several off the field issues and concerns accompanied Dorial Green-Beckham to Philadelphia last week when the Eagles acquired the second-year wide receiver from the Tennessee Titans in exchange for backup offensive tackle Dennis...
Via NJ.com
4 hours ago

Report: Wentz unlikely to see any playing time this season

We all know how Sam Bradford felt about the Philadelphia Eagles trading up to draft Carson Wentz, but it sounds like the veteran does not have to worry about losing his job to the rookie this year. In his lengthy report from Eagles training camp, Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com predicted that Wentz, who is dealing with a rib fracture, won’t see the field at all during the regular...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brutal Honesty about the 2016 Philadelphia Eagles

One thing you can always find difficult in Philadelphia is dishing out tough love. We may be the City of Brotherly Love, but there’s no love at all when you don’t have unbridled optimism for every sports team at the beginning of every season. That goes for every team in this city — even the Sixers, who only won ten games last year. That statement is especially true when it...
Via Total Sports Live
1 day ago

TGS 2016 Preview: Philadelphia Eagles

Between now and the end of August, TGS will offer up a quick snapshot of every NFL team heading into the 2016 regular season. Today, the Philadelphia Eagles. 2015 in a nutshell: The defense stinks and they can’t get enough from quarterbacks Sam Bradford or Mark Sanchez, or running back DeMarco Murray, in a disappointing 7-9 season. Why 2016 could be different: Head coach Chip Kelly...
Via This Given Sunday
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Eagles sign linebacker Stephen Tulloch

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Eagles have signed veteran middle linebacker Stephen Tulloch. Coach Doug Pederson says Tulloch is scheduled to arrive in Philadelphia on Monday night and will compete with Jordan Hicks for a starting job. The 31-year-old Tulloch is familiar with defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz. He played for him in Tennessee and Detroit. Tulloch has started at least 15...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Monday web roundup: Philadelphia Eagles

Which roster spots are still up for grabs?PHILADELPHIA — Halfway through the preseason and just over a week away from first cuts, the Eagles roster is starting to take shape. Offensively, the three … Eagles Can’t Let Paul Turner Get AwayIn the past, the Philadelphia Eagles have lived to regret letting fan favorites who should have made the team get away, but this can not happen...
Via 60 Max Power O
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Carson Wentz to resume throwing Saturday

Philadelphia Eagles rookie quarterback Carson Wentz is set to take the first step towards getting back onto the field following his injury last week. Head coach Doug Pederson told reporters Saturday morning that he was going to let his rookie toss the ball for the first time in more than a week. Coach Pederson: Carson Wentz is day-to-day. We'll test him with some throwing today...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Eagles team identity and M.O. for 2016 is becoming quite clear…

Jordan Hicks (ILB) —[all photos by Drew Hallowell of PE.com]— Kenjon Barner (RB, KR, PR) Vinny Curry (DE) Najee Goode (LB) Trey Burton (TE/FB) Rookie linebacker Joe Walker suffered a season-ending knee injury and CB Aaron Grymes suffered a shoulder injury (2 to 4 weeks) in the preseason win in Pittsburgh. Other than that, I have a lot to celebrate about the evolution...
Via Eagles Eye
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Eagles kicker Caleb Sturgis suffers concussion after getting hit by punt

Philadelphia Eagles kicker Caleb Sturgis suffered a concussion on Thursday night, in extremely unusual fashion. Sturgis was working out on the field before the Eagles’ preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field when he was hit in the head by a punt. I've heard everything. #Eagles K Caleb Sturgis is out w/ a concussion. He suffered it when a punt hit him in...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Fantasy Football Preview: Philadelphia Eagles RB Ryan Mathews

Ryan Mathews appears to be the front-runner to win the Philadelphia Eagles’ starting running back job. His main competition at this point in time is Kenjon Barner, although there is some space between them. Doug Pederson has taken over the head coaching duties after Chip Kelly was fired last season. He is going to change the offense up quite a bit from what the Eagles have run...
Via This Given Sunday
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles position preview: Defensive line

The defensive line for the Philadelphia Eagles will look very different in 2016. Shifting from a 3-4 to a 4-3 is nothing to gloss over, and with a bunch of money thrown at it in the offseason, there will be plenty of eyes waiting for them to perform. In the interior, Fletcher Cox will have the spotlight after a massive contract that set a new standard for the value of the position...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles get potential steal in Dorial Green-Beckham

Dorial Green-Beckham came into the NFL last season as a player who was viewed as one of the most talented wideouts in his class despite off the field problems that kept him off the field in college. Forcing Beckham into the second round where the Tennessee Titans were viewed as getting a value pick when they selected the talented, yet troubled receiver to pair with quarterback Marcus...
Via This Given Sunday
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Agholor not worried by Eagles acquiring Green-Beckham

If the Philadelphia Eagles were satisfied with what they have seen from their wide receiver group this offseason, they would not have taken a flier on someone like Dorial Green-Beckham. Nelson Agholor, who was taken ahead of Green-Beckham in the 2015 draft, might even see it as an insult. But he insists he doesn’t. After practice on Tuesday, Agholor said he doesn’t feel Doug...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Absorbing the nuances of Eagles’ trade for Green-Beckham…

The Eagles acquire WR Dorial Green-Beckham and trade away to Tennessee reserve offensive lineman Dennis Kelly. Green-Beckham is a 6-5, 237 former 2nd round pick out of Missouri and Oklahoma. He runs a 4.49 forty. Green-Beckham caught 32 passes for 549 yards and four touchdowns as a rookie for the Titans. With his size and 4.49 speed, Green-Beckham is the prototype superstar wide...
Via Eagles Eye
7 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every prominent quarterback in the history of the Philadelphia Eagles

While there are obscure quarterbacks who threw passes for the Philadelphia Eagles, the QBs featured in this quiz were the ‘top passer’ for the team that year, according to the number of yards passing. We have identified 30 (with some repeats), how many of them can you name? Clue: Years active Note: For two of these clues, you will need first and last names as the players...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Eagles swing trade for WR Dorial Green-Beckham

The Philadelphia Eagles made a surprising move Tuesday morning, acquiring talented but frustratingly inconsistent receiver Dorial Green-Beckham from the Tennessee Titans. According to team’s official Twitter account, the Eagles traded offensive lineman Dennis Kelly to the Titans for Green-Beckham, the 40th overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft. TRADE: #Eagles acquire WR Dorial Green...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Military Appreciation Night at Eagles open practice puts things in better perspective…

Sometimes you just need to step back and take a deep breath as an Eagles fan, and realize this is a sports ENTERTAINMENT business — not a life-and-death struggle for actual survival. So it was refreshing to witness the team’s honoring of the all-volunteer military Sunday night at the Open Practice at the Linc. Suddenly I better appreciate not only the in-harm’s-way career...
Via Eagles Eye
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles Rookie QB Out With Rib Injury

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz will spend the rest of his rookie preseason on the sideline after suffering a rib injury. The Eagles announced Wentz suffered a hairline fracture in his ribs on Thursday night during their first preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Eagles released an official statement on the injury: “Carson felt some discomfort and soreness...
Via Gamedayr
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Hit That Likely Jacked Up Ribs Of Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz

If the brain trust that runs the Philadelphia Eagles were worried about justifying to the fans keeping Carson Wentz on the bench, well--it looks like they will have nothing to worry about now. Thanks to an incredibly hard hit he took from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense he has fractured ribs.So far, the Eagles are saying they hope to get him back by the end of the preseason, but...
Via FatManWriting
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Wentz suffered hairline fracture in ribs, hopes to return by season

The Philadelphia Eagles announced Saturday that Carson Wentz sustained a hairline fracture in his ribs during Thursday’s preseason game. “Carson felt some discomfort and soreness as we began this morning’s practice,” coach Doug Pederson said on Saturday, via Michael David Smith of ProFootballTalk. “We decided to limit him throughout the remainder of practice and, as a...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

NFLPA approved my supplement, laments Eagles tackle Lane Johnson

Facing a 10-game suspension for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing drugs policy, Lane Johnson says the banned substance that caused it was approved by the NFLPA. The Philadelphia Eagles right tackle told reporters that he “did everything he could to avoid taking [the] illegal supplement,” writes Eliott Shorr-Parks of NJ Advanced Media, and “says he had NFLPA, team...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch every pass Carson Wentz threw in first game vs Bucs

The Philadelphia Eagles have high hopes for rookie quarterback Carson Wentz, who they selected with the second overall pick of this year’s draft. Wentz began operating under center just before halftime, and played roughly a half, completing 12 of 24 passes for 89 yards (1 INT). It was a mediocre stat line, but not bad at all for the rookie’s first NFL start. He looked a bit rattled...
Via The Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Trey Burton is standing out at Eagles training camp

The hype machine is hitting full throttle for Philadelphia Eagles tight end Trey Burton. According to Jimmy Kempski of Philly Voice, Burton has been the “biggest standout” at Eagles training camp, and there are now expectations of Philadelphia using him in a much bigger role during the 2016 season. Offensive coordinator Frank Reich likes his skill set. “Trey is like a wide...
Via The Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Eagles' Lane Johnson reportedly facing 10-game suspension

The Philadelphia Eagles could be without one of their top offensive players for the first 10 games of the season. According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, starting right tackle Lane Johnson could be facing suspension for violating the NFL’s policy against performance enhancing drugs. #Eagles OT Lane Johnson is facing a 10-game PED suspension, source said (as @DarrenDegaetano...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

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