Eagles Rumors & News

  • Doug Pederson calls a head-scratcher

    Philly.com "Let’s face it: When an afternoon at the football stadium includes the nationally televised playing and then slow-motion replaying of a man on all fours pretending to be a dog urinating on the field, the bar for stranger occurrences is set pretty high. Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field was an..." September 25

  • Eagles fan says Giants' Brandon Marshall spit on him in heated pregame argument

    CBS Sports "Odell Beckham Jr. was not the only New York Giants wide receiver trying to stir up the Philadelphia crowd during Sunday's game with the Eagles. As he took the field, where his Giants were bested by a 61-yard game-winning field goal as time expired, Brandon Marshall was seen arguing with an..." September 25

  • Eagles will 'file away' Giants' Odell Beckham Jr.'s 'dog peeing' celebration

    Newark Star-Ledger "Eagles head coach Doug Pederson says that his team won't soon forget Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham's pantomiming a dog urinating in the Lincoln Financial Field after catching a touchdown in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 27-24 Eagles win. Beckham made a leaping reception near the back of..." September 25

  • Roger Goodell: I’m proud of way our league responded this weekend

    Pro Football Talk "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell released a statement on Saturday morning in reaction to President Trump’s Friday night call for the league to get rid of “son of a bitch” players who don’t stand during the playing of the national anthem and his words were followed by many others from owners, players..." September 25

  • Donald Trump continues to take shots at NFL over flag

    Pro Football Talk "If the NFL was hoping Donald Trump would move on to another issue, they were mistaken. The President continued his war on the NFL via Twitter this morning, holding up NASCAR (where owners threatened to fire drivers or crew members who protested during the anthem) as the model for sporting..." September 25

  • Darren Sproles tore ACL in addition to breaking arm

    Pro Football Talk "Eagles running back Darren Sproles left Sunday’s game against the Giants after getting hurt in the first half and a report on Sunday night indicated that he broke his arm. Sproles reportedly suffered another serious injury as well. Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen of ESPN report that Sproles..." September 25

  • Darren Sproles Believed To Have Broken Arm, Out Indefinitely

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Eagles RB Darren Sproles is believed to have sustained a broken arm during Sunday’s game against the Giants. According to Rapoport, Sproles will still undergo an MRI on Monday to determine the severity of the injury, but he will be out..." September 25

  • Donald Trump Jr. takes a swipe at the NFL, too

    Pro Football Talk "They say football is family. Bashing the National Football League apparently is family, too. Donald Trump Jr. has chimed in regarding the issue his father took to unprecedented heights two nights ago, with this message on Twitter posted within the last hour: “If only Roger Goodell cared as much..." September 25

  • NFL Aiming To Expand London Schedule

    Pro Football Rumors "The NFL remains intent on gauging whether or not a franchise could function as a full-time London operation. To measure this, the league wants a team to play in multiple London games during a season. NFL executive VP of international Mark Waller said more games coming to London in subsequent..." September 25

  • Trump urges fans to boycott NFL in ongoing criticism of flag-kneeling players

    Fox News Sports "President Trump on Sunday extended his attack on NFL players who kneel during the national anthem, and suggested fans boycott games as he continued his call for team owners to “fire or suspend” the offenders. “If NFL fans refuse to go to games until players stop disrespecting our Flag &..." September 24

  • Goodell calls Trump comments divisive, disrespectful

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL has responded to Friday night’s comments from President Trump. And the NFL isn’t mincing words. “The NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture,” Commissioner Roger Goodell said. “There is no better example than the amazing..." September 23

  • Wentz headed towards a dubious record if Eagles keep passing

    Courier-Post "Contrary to popular belief, Carson Wentz's right arm hasn't fallen off from overuse. So far, Wentz is on a record run for pass attempts through his first 18 career NFL games. He already set an Eagles franchise record for passes attempted in 2016 with 607. He finished second only to Andrew Luck..." September 22

  • Chris Long: Putting 'my money where my mouth is' with donation of game checks

    CSN Philly "Whether it was his passionate defense of Colin Kaepernick, his show of support for Malcolm Jenkins' raised fist by draping his arm around his teammate during the national anthem or his strong words about racism and violence in his hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia, Chris Long has been..." September 22

  • Corey Graham’s consecutive game streak will end at 159

    Pro Football Talk "Eagles coach Doug Pederson said that safety Corey Graham would be a game-time decision when he met with the media on Friday morning, but Pederson was either misinformed or trying some misdirection with the Giants. The Eagles released their official injury report for Sunday’s NFC East matchup..." September 22

  • Report: Predatory Lenders Are Preying On NFL Concussion Settlement Plaintiffs

    Deadspin "As the NFL’s estimated $1 billion concussion settlement winds its way through the process of getting the money into the hands of the former players it’s supposed to compensate, lawyers for some of those retired players told a federal judge this week about how predatory lenders and advisers have..." September 22

  • If NFL ratings stay low, broadcasters could see a $200 million earnings hit

    Awful Announcing "The NFL’s ratings have been a hot topic of discussion, but it isn’t always apparent just how much a dip may damage broadcasters’ bottom lines. That’s the focus of a Hollywood Reporter piece by Paul Bond and Georg Szalai published Wednesday, though, which features several Wall Street analysts..." September 22

  • NFL doesn’t think a 2018 game in China is feasible

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL has continued to do business in China, but it doesn’t appear there’s going to be a game there soon. Via Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com, any hope of the league playing a regular season game in China appears to be on hold for now, according to the head of the league’s international..." September 21

  • Roger Goodell's NFL extension is reportedly 'getting papered right now'

    CBS Sports "After a bit of turmoil, Roger Goodell's extension finally seems to be on the way. With his current contract expiring in 2019, Goodell's extension is reportedly 'getting papered right now,' according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Owner Jerry Jones was reportedly spearheading a small-scale owners' mutiny..." September 21

  • Eagles 'paper thin' at safety after injuries plague the position

    Philly.com "The Eagles practiced Wednesday with only two healthy safeties. A starter and top reserve both watched from the sideline. Malcolm Jenkins isn’t concerned. Should you be? “They don’t pay me to ease the concerns of the masses, but I can assure you one thing: We’ll go out and compete Sunday, and..." September 21

  • Eagles claim S Trae Elston

    Pro Football Talk "The Eagles opened the day with injury issues in their secondary and an open roster spot. They’ll open Thursday with those same injured defensive backs, but the roster will be back to 53 players. The team has claimed safety Trae Elston off of waivers a day after he was dropped by the..." September 20

  • Jay-Z reportedly turned down Super Bowl halftime show

    Larry Brown Sports "Jay-Z has been mentioned as a possibility for the halftime show at Super Bowl LII in Minnesota, but multiple reports indicate it is not going to happen. A source told The Sun that Jay-Z has no interest in performing at the Super Bowl despite rumors that he could take the stage with Justin..." September 20

  • NFL investigating domestic violence accusation against line judge

    ESPN "The NFL is investigating an accusation of domestic violence against line judge Carl Johnson, who was once the league's vice president of officiating. "The matter is under review under of the league's personal conduct policy," a league spokesman said Tuesday. All league employees are subject..." September 19

  • NFL monitoring CFL’s decision to end contact practices

    Sportsnaut "It was announced last week that the Canadian Football League (CFL) was ending contact practices during the season. To many, this came as an absolute shock. How are teams expected to prepare for the physical nature of football without actually practicing what a game itself entails? In an attempt..." September 19

  • Eagles' Chris Long to help fund Charlottesville scholarships

    ESPN "Eagles defensive end Chris Long will donate his first six game checks this season to fund scholarships for students in his hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia, his foundation announced Tuesday. The scholarships, which will provide two students with a seven-year, all-expenses-paid school..." September 19

  • Chicken or the Egg? Eagles running back issues have more to do with personnel

    Philly.com "Like Andy Reid calling for a shovel pass in the red zone, the Eagles’ early-season woes at running back could have been projected from miles. Entering the offseason with a clear need at the position, the front office waited until the draft to select a running back. Howie Roseman had called the..." September 19

  • Through two weeks, NFL teams are struggling to find the end zone

    Pro Football Talk "NFL TV ratings are down, and NFL touchdowns are down, and those two things are probably related. Fans like to watch teams score touchdowns, and there just haven’t been enough of them so far this season. NFL teams are averaging 2.1 touchdowns per game so far this season, compared to 2.6..." September 19

  • To put it Blountly, Eagles' lack of run game, overall O-line play lost the game

    Philly.com "When Carson Wentz’s last-gasp Hail Mary heave bounced through the back of the end zone, players flooded the field, and Doug Pederson jogged out to greet Andy Reid. Jason Peters stayed down on one knee, an island in the human stream. Eventually, backup offensive lineman Halapoulivaati Vaitai and..." September 18

  • Cowboys dominate Forbes' 2017 list of most valuable NFL franchises, Bills rank last

    CBS Sports "If Jerry Jones ever decides to sell the Dallas Cowboys, someone is going to have to write him a monstrous check because the team is now worth nearly $5 billion. For the 11th consecutive year, the Cowboys are No. 1 on Forbes' annual list of the NFL's most valuable franchises with an estimated value..." September 18

  • Jaylen Watkins, Rodney McLeod leave Eagles game with hamstring injuries

    Pro Football Talk "The Eagles lost two defenders in the first half, and Fletcher Cox left briefly to get his ankle taped. Safety Rodney McLeod limped off with what was diagnosed as a hamstring injury. The Eagles announced him questionable to return. Corey Graham replaced him. In the second quarter, cornerback..." September 17

  • Eagles Rookie RB Donnel Pumphrey Out Indefinitely With Torn Hamstring

    NFL Trade Rumors "Adam Schefter is reporting that Eagles rookie RB Donnel Pumphrey is out indefinitely after he tore his hamstring in practice this week. Given where we are in the year, this type of injury typically leads to a player being placed on injured reserve. The Eagles will move forward with a..." September 15

  • Eagles Owner Calls Kaepernick Unsignable & Disrespectful

    Philly.com "Give Jeffrey Lurie credit. He never backed down. Not when asked whether he would sign Colin Kaepernick to his Eagles; not when asked whether players should protest; not when asked whether Kaepernick had been blacklisted; and not when asked whether it was appropriate that Kaepernick sat, then..." September 14

  • Eagles' Carson Wentz already sees impact of deep-threats Alshon Jeffery, Torrey Smith

    Newark Star-Ledger "Still a work in progress, Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz already sees the impact of having a deep-threat on offense and expects to see the likes of Torrey Smith and Alshon Jeffery figure as bigger parts of the game plan in the near future. Wentz completed just 1-of-7 deep-ball attempts, but..." September 13

  • NFL veteran thinks national anthem protests are ‘basically dead’

    Larry Brown Sports "With the number of national anthem protests we saw during the NFL preseason, it was widely expected that Week 1 would feature several such demonstrations across the league. Surprisingly, there were very few. That may not have been a coincidence. Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report spoke with..." September 13

  • Eagles' Caleb Sturgis: Placed on IR to return

    CBS Sports "Sturgis (hip flexor) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday with a designation to return , Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Sturgis has been given a timetable of four weeks after suffering the injury in his plant leg. With the open roster spot, the team will sign Jake Elliot off of the..." September 12

  • Eagles still running away from the running game

    Philly.com "The players might have changed on the Eagles offense this season, but the play-caller didn’t. Coach Doug Pederson was back to his pass-happy proclivities in Sunday’s 30-17 win over the Washington Redskins. But after watching the production of the running game, can you blame him? The Eagles ran..." September 12

  • Eagles' Caleb Sturgis: Could miss Week 2

    CBS Sports "The Eagles will work out kickers this week in case Sturgis (hip) isn't ready for Sunday's game in Kansas City, Zach Berman of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Sturgis made each of his three field-goal attempts in Sunday's win over the Redskins, but he did miss an extra-point try, and the..." September 11

  • Eagles K Caleb Sturgis Expected To Miss 4 Weeks With Hip Flexor Injury

    NFL Trade Rumors "Update: Adam Schefter reports that Eagles K Caleb Sturgis suffered hip flexor injury on opening kick Sunday and now expected to be out four weeks. According to Ian Rapoport, Eagles K Caleb Sturgis is expected to miss “several” weeks after he suffered a quad strain in is his plant leg during..." September 11

  • Eagles CB Ronald Darby to only miss 4-6 weeks

    USA Today "Darby expected to be out four – six weeks. No ligament damage according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Ankle is dislocated. With 11:51 to go in the second quarter of Sunday’s season opener, Eagles cornerback Ronald Darby went down with a gruesome ankle injury. The injury came as Darby was..." September 11

  • Offenses looked bad across the NFL on Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "If you thought the offenses looked bad across the NFL on Sunday, you were correct. Yesterday’s 12 NFL games averaged just 37 points and 593 yards of total offense. That’s a far cry from what fans came to expect in 2016, when the average NFL game had 46 points and 701 yard of..." September 11

  • Ronald Darby carted off with ankle injury

    Pro Football Talk "Ronald Darby injured his ankle in the second quarter in what appeared to be a gruesome non-contact injury. The Eagles cornerback rolled in the soft turf while in coverage in what resulted in a Kirk Cousins scramble with 11:35 left until halftime. A close-up of Darby’s ankle was not..." September 10

  • Jason Peters leaves with groin injury

    Pro Football Talk "Eagles left tackle Jason Peters left with a groin injury near the end of the first half. The team listed his return as questionable. Halapoulivaati Vaitai replaced Peters. The Eagles held a 16-14 halftime lead on Washington after getting a 50-yard field goal from Caleb Sturgis." September 10

  • Eagles sending pick back to Saints in Jon Dorenbos trade

    Pro Football Talk "The Eagles have sent the 2019 seventh-round pick in the Jon Dorenbos trade back to the Saints, Philadelphia’s Sports Radio 94 WIP first reported. It’s unclear whether the league officially will rescind the trade since Dorenbos’ heart condition was found by Dr. John Amoss after the long snapper..." September 10

  • Report of Eagles' Schwartz trying to 'usurp power' from Pederson may be overblown

    CBS Sports "A day away from the first game of their highly anticipated 2017 season, the Philadelphia Eagles are in the spotlight for some abrupt in-house drama, perhaps to no fault of their own. In the wake of comments from former NFL general manager Mike Lombardi, who said on The Ringer that Eagles head..." September 09

  • Andy Reid ordered three steaks during first dinner with Eagles owner

    Larry Brown Sports "Andy Reid’s reputation as a big eater is evidenced by his protruding belly. And the successful head coach apparently is not shy about his appetite. Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie spoke with reporters on Thursday ahead of the NFL season-opening game between the Patriots and Reid’s..." September 09

  • Eagles' Jenkins says he will raise his fist all season for reform, not protest

    CBS Sports "Weeks after teammate Chris Long declared support for his demonstration during the national anthem, Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins said Wednesday that he will be raising his fist before every one of his team's games in the 2017 season, not for protest but "for racial equality and a..." September 07

  • Jim Schwartz aims to keep Eagles' DE rotation more balanced in 2017

    CSN Philly "Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz is a big baseball fan. It's why he often uses baseball analogies — pass-rushers as fastballs, players working on pitches, etc. — when trying to make a point. On Tuesday, as the Eagles prepare for the 2017 opener, Schwartz was taken a little out of his..." September 06

  • Nick Foles: ‘After my time with a certain NFL team, I wanted to retire’

    Sportsnaut "Quarterback Nick Foles has bounced around the league so much the past few seasons, he is now back with the Philadelphia Eagles team that originally drafted him in 2012. A rocky history with one team in particular, had Foles contemplating retirement at one point. He shared this about losing his..." September 06

  • NFL officially hires 21 full-time officials

    Sportsnaut "It was announced earlier in the summer that the NFL would in fact employ nearly two-dozen full-time officials for the 2017 season. It’s the first time that the league has gone to the extent of hiring full-time zebras. The league has now officially made the move, hiring 21 full-time officials..." September 06

  • What the Philadelphia Eagles expect from the Alshon Jeffery-Josh Norman matchup

    The Patriot News "Eagles coach Doug Pederson said Wednesday he expects the Redskins' best cornerback to shadow the Birds' No. 1 wide receiver throughout Sunday's season opener. His counterpart, Washington coach Jay Gruden, was less forthcoming. Gruden said on a conference call with Philadelphia-area reporters..." September 06

  • Nick Foles says he 'had no love for the game' and 'wanted to retire from the NFL'

    CBS Sports "At some point during Nick Foles' transition from team to team in the NFL, the former Pro Bowl quarterback lost a passion for the game and contemplated retirement. This is according to Foles, who detailed in a video for a devotional series on YouVersion's Bible app his journey from rock bottom back..." September 06