Eagles Rumors & News

  • Troy Aikman almost came out of retirement to play for the Eagles

    The Comeback "Troy Aikman famously played his entire career with the Dallas Cowboys, retiring after the 2000 season. But during a radio interview on Thursday, Aikman revealed that he almost came out of retirement in 2002, after a phone call from Andy Reid. The interview was with KTCK-AM in Dallas, and was..." December 08

  • Freddie Mitchell found out from strippers that Donovan McNabb hated him

    Larry Brown Sports "Former NFL wide receiver Freddie Mitchell and Donovan McNabb played together for four seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, but they were never able to establish much chemistry. Mitchell insists that was not due to a lack of effort on his part. Although Mitchell was not all that talented, he..." December 08

  • Eagles reunion likely to 'intrigue' DeSean Jackson

    ESPN "A source close to DeSean Jackson believes the wide receiver would be “intrigued” by a possible return to Philadelphia, and that the Eagles will be in the conversation this offseason should Jackson hit the open market. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Sunday that the Eagles are likely to pursue a..." December 07

  • Looking Ahead To 2017 Franchise Tags

    Pro Football Rumors "The NFL’s salary cap for 2017 won’t officially be set until sometime after the Super Bowl, but based on the direction the cap has trended in recent years, we have a general idea of where it may end up. Predicting an increase of about 8.2% on this year’s $155.27MM cap, Joel Corry of CBSSports.com..." December 07

  • Coaches irked by late-season Thursday night division games?

    Larry Brown Sports "The Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders will square off this week in one of the most important games of the regular season, and some coaches across the NFL are reportedly unhappy that it is taking place on a Thursday night. Jason Cole of Bleacher Report spoke to some coaches who feel it is..." December 06

  • Eagles player supports a fake Yeezy charity for #MyCauseMyCleats

    CBS Sports "The NFL finally allowed players to wear non-standard cleats in Week 13, creating the #MyCauseMyCleats campaign that allowed players to support causes of their choice. Plenty of players took the opportunity to support worthy causes. Among them: Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott wore blue cleats..." December 06

  • Pederson should bench McLeod, Ertz for soft play

    Philly.com "Little else turns the stomach like watching football players quit. Their job is brutal; their nature, brutish. Yet they choose this life and they are paid like princes to perform, and they never turn down their paychecks. It is their job to fight and flail and finish. The Eagles failed in..." December 06

  • Doug Pederson has been assured he'll return as Eagles coach in '17

    ESPN "With the Eagles faltering, coach Doug Pederson has come under heavier scrutiny of late. His team has dropped seven of nine, including a 32-14 defeat at the hands of the struggling Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, to fall to 5-7 and out of the playoff picture following a 3-0 start. Play on both..." December 05

  • NFL players detail their painful, gritty post-game recovery routines

    SI "It’s 9:35 on a Monday morning in mid-November, 10 weeks into another NFL season and 20 hours after Jaguars receiver Allen Robinson played 67 snaps against the Texans. Sunday was all booming fighter-jet flyovers and screaming Jacksonville fans and defenders inflicting pain. Monday starts in a dimly..." December 05

  • Nelson Agholor expected to play in place of Jordan Matthews

    Pro Football Talk "An injury at wide receiver is forcing the Eagles to make a change. Jordan Matthews is expected to miss today’s game against the Bengals, and that means Nelson Agholor will be active, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports." December 04

  • Bengals snap skid on Dalton's arm, Nugent's foot

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati Bengals played their second game without receiver A.J. Green on Sunday, and quarterback Andy Dalton and the offense was as crisp as it has been since the five-time Pro-Bowler went down. Dalton passed for 332 yards and two touchdowns and Mike Nugent kicked four..." December 04

  • Eagles Dorial Green-Beckham Wearing Yeezys For The Non-Existent “Yeezy Foundation”

    Sole Collector "Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham used today's free pass on cleats to wear the Adidas Yeezy 350 cleat, which earned several players $6,000 fines when worn during Week 1 of the season. Since then, the model has mostly been on ice, sans the customs laced up by Landon Collins..." December 04

  • Eagles expected to pursue DeSean Jackson in free agency

    ESPN "The Philadelphia Eagles are likely to pursue a reunion with Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson during the offseason, sources told ESPN. Multiple teams believe Jackson, who will be an unrestricted free agent after the season, could return to Philadelphia. The Eagles would benefit..." December 04

  • Ryan Mathews out, Jordan Matthews questionable for Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "The Eagles haven’t said whether they will have wide receiver Nelson Agholor back in the lineup for this Sunday’s game against the Bengals and his status may be tied to Jordan Matthews‘ health. Matthews is listed as questionable to play this weekend because of an ankle injury. Matthews left last..." December 02

  • Trump takes credit for NFL ratings slide, again

    Pro Football Talk "Thirty years after Donald Trump took on the NFL and lost, he has taken on the NFL and won. According to him. Via SportsBusiness Daily, the President-Elect declared during his first public rally since the election that the NFL’s ratings dropped because of the election. “[T]heir ratings were..." December 02

  • NFL expected to hire 17 full-time officials, league exec says

    Sporting News "Help appears to be on the way for NFL officiating. Amid a season of questionable calls, NFL executive Troy Vincent told The Associated Press on Thursday that the league is expected to hire as many as 17 full-time officials. The new batch of hires will increase game-day officiating crews from..." December 01

  • Adam Schefter signs five-year extension with ESPN

    CBS Sports "ESPN Insider Adam Schefter missed on breaking possibly the biggest news of the night Wednesday. Then again, when you are the news, there might be a different protocol. Filed to SI.com by media critic Richard Deitsch Wednesday evening, the four-letter network out of Bristol, CT has extended the..." December 01

  • NFL's investigation of Eagles' Nelson Agholor continues

    Newark Star-Ledger "If it wasn't bad enough for Eagles wide receiver Nelson Agholor that he went from starter to a healthy inactive on the field, his off the field problems won't go away, either. The NFL is continuing its investigation into what happened between Agholor and a dancer at Cheerleaders gentlemen's..." November 30

  • Rodgers tosses two TDs as Packers defeat Eagles

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Wide receiver Davante Adams had a feeling he was going to have a good game on Monday night, although he admitted he didn't expect it to be quite this good -- Adams caught five passes for 113 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Green Bay Packers to a 27-13 victory over the..." November 29

  • Report: NFL will ditch early-morning London games

    Pro Football Talk "When it comes to making the NFL’s product more attractive by making it more scarce, the NFL claims it won’t consider ditching or limiting Thursday Night Football. However, it reportedly will be ditching another fairly recent broadcasting practice. Via Joe Flint of the Wall Street Journal, the..." November 29

  • Eagles' Agholor could be healthy scratch vs. Packers

    Philly Voice "Earlier this week, in the wake of wide receiver Nelson Agholor's continued struggles, Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said he needed to see how Agholor would respond to adversity during the week of practices. "I've just got to see from his standpoint how he handles this week,"..." November 28

  • Doug Pederson: Ryan Mathews has ‘pretty significant’ knee injury

    Larry Brown Sports "Backfield health is definitely not something that’s working in the Philadelphia Eagles’ favor heading into the stretch run of the season. Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said on Saturday that running back Ryan Mathews has a ‘pretty significant’ knee injury that ‘could linger,’ per Zach Berman..." November 27

  • Doug Pederson: Ryan Mathews has ‘pretty significant’ knee injury

    Larry Brown Sports "Backfield health is definitely not something that’s working in the Philadelphia Eagles’ favor heading into the stretch run of the season. Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said on Saturday that running back Ryan Mathews has a ‘pretty significant’ knee injury that ‘could linger,’ per Zach Berman..." November 27

  • Eagles rule out Ryan Mathews, Halapoulivaati Vaitai

    Pro Football Talk "As the Eagles prepare for a potential elimination game against the Packers on Monday night, they won’t have two key pieces of their offense. Running back Ryan Mathews and right tackle Halapoulivaati Vaitai have been ruled out. Both have MCL sprains. “It just wasn’t there,” coach Doug..." November 26

  • Frank Reich dances around whether Nelson Agholor will play

    Pro Football Talk "Eagles coach Doug Pederson has demonstrated both by word and deed that receiver Nelson Agholor, a first-round pick in 2015, could be in danger of spending extended stretches on the bench. On Friday, offensive coordinator Frank Reich tiptoed around a fairly direct question about Agholor. Is..." November 25

  • John Madden on Thursday football: “It just doesn’t work”

    East Bay Times "One of Thanksgiving’s greatest traditions was listening to John Madden talk football and, even though he retired from the broadcast booth in 2009, Madden can still bring it. Madden, 80, is “feeling great” after battling multiple health issues, starting with heart surgery exactly a year..." November 24

  • Competition Committee to explore sideline cameras

    NFL.com "Two controversial sideline calls in two weeks have provoked questions as to how the league should review close plays along the boundaries. On Monday night, DeAndre Hopkins was ruled out of bounds on an early catch-and-run touchdown when it looked like his right foot had touched the white..." November 23

  • 9 NFL coaches who could be fired this season

    Fox Sports "Four straight losses have Mike McCarthy moving closer to the top of our hot seat rankings The unofficial second half of the NFL season begins this week as Thanksgiving is upon us. With it comes a clearer postseason picture and a whole bunch of teams that have no shot at the playoffs. Not..." November 23

  • Shannon Sharpe: NFL officiating so bad some fans think games are fixed

    Sporting News "NFL officiating has become so bad some fans think games are fixed. That was the serious charge leveled by Shannon Sharpe on FS1's "Undisputed" Tuesday after poor officiating marred the Raiders' 27-20 win Monday night against the Texans in Mexico City. The Pro Football Hall of Famer and..." November 23

  • Lane Johnson files complaint against NFLPA with Department of Labor

    Sportsnaut "So much for members toeing the union line. Having already sat out the first six games of the 10-game suspension he received for violating the NFL’s PED policy, Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson is prepared to do battle. It won’t happen on the football field anytime soon. And his..." November 22

  • Is Wentz's supporting cast stunting his growth?

    Philly.com "After a blistering three-game start, Carson Wentz has reverted into a more predictable pattern for a rookie quarterback. One week he's up, the next he's down. The only constant has been the subpar play of his receivers. It is why any assessment of Wentz has to come with an asterisk. Cowboys..." November 22

  • Nelson Agholor: I’ve got to get out of my own head

    Philly.com "Nelson Agholor lost whatever remained of his confidence on Sunday. His illegal formation penalty didn't exactly lose the game for the Eagles, but it was a momentum shifter, and when the 2016 season is all said and done, it will likely be cited as the mistake that doomed his team's fleeting..." November 21

  • Richard Sherman on Carson Wentz: 'He wasn't shook. He's a rook.'

    USA Today "It’s safe to say Richard Sherman wasn’t surprised the Seattle Seahawks’ talented, experienced defense got the better of Carson Wentz on Sunday, even if the Philadelphia Eagles’ rookie quarterback didn’t show outward signs of being rattled. “He was poised. He wasn’t shook. He’s a rook. That’s..." November 21

  • Jason Peters to locker room with Eagles trailing

    Pro Football Talk "Eagles left tackle Jason Peters has left Sunday’s game against the Seahawks in the first quarter. Tracy Wolfson of CBS reports that Peters went directly to the x-ray room after injuring his forearm. The team calls his return questionable. Allen Barbre has moved from left guard to left tackle..." November 20

  • Eagles RBs Ryan Mathews, Darren Sproles out vs. Seahawks

    Philly.com "The Eagles had to play the second half Sunday without their top two running backs. Ryan Mathews and Darren Sproles are both out for the game after suffering first-half injuries. Mathews has a knee injury. Sproles injured his ribs." November 20

  • Wilson's TD throw, catch lift Seahawks past Eagles

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- The only thing more predictable than a slow start from the Seattle Seahawks is a midseason turnaround that puts them back among the short list of Super Bowl contenders. This season is no different. Quarterback Russell Wilson threw for 272 yards and a touchdown while catching..." November 20

  • NFL discussing moving start times of London games

    ESPN "In a continued effort to try to improve ratings, one idea the NFL is discussing is moving the 9:30 a.m. ET games played in London to a 1 p.m. ET start time, according to league sources. The idea would be to close a viewing window the NFL had created that extended the day and possibly detracted..." November 20

  • Pete Carroll says Seahawks snatched Russell Wilson before Eagles could draft him

    Fox Sports "Andy Reid might still be coaching the Philadelphia Eagles if he got the quarterback he wanted, Russell Wilson, in the 2012 draft. Instead, Seattle Seahawks GM John Schneider snatched Wilson with the 75th pick, leading to a call from a displeased Reid. "Andy called us right after the pick,..." November 19

  • Carson Wentz looking forward to ‘fun atmosphere’ in Seattle

    Sportsnaut "In Week 11, rookie quarterback Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles take their game across to the west coast to play the Seattle Seahawks. During an interview segment earlier this week, Wentz told Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre that it is going to be a “fun atmosphere” playing in..." November 19

  • Eagles' Carroll has a complicated reason for wearing No. 22

    Philly.com "Walk around the Philadelphia area and you're bound to encounter a fan in an Eagles player's jersey. The number on that jersey is determined by Greg Delimitros, the team's director of equipment operations, now in his 13th year with the Eagles. Delimitros starts with a 90-man roster and works..." November 19

  • Zach Ertz, Jordan Matthews questionable for Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "The Eagles head into Sunday’s game against the Seahawks with injury questions about two of their top three receivers. Coach Doug Pederson said at his Friday press conference that the team will list tight end Zach Ertz and wide receiver Jordan Matthews as questionable for their game in Seattle...." November 18

  • Eagles sign Donnie Jones to three-year extension

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Eagles continued to lock up core special teams players Friday, signing two-time second-team All-Pro punter Donnie Jones to a three-year extension. Jones' deal comes on the heels of safety/special teams ace Chris Maragos and long-snapper Jon Dorenbos signing new three-year extensions in the..." November 18

  • Russell Wilson: Carson Wentz going to be 'great for a long time'

    CSN Philly "Before he lived in North Dakota and became a star at North Dakota State, Carson Wentz lived with his family in Raleigh, N.C. He was only 4 years old when the family moved up to North Dakota, but by then he was a North Carolina State fan for life. When Wentz was a star sophomore in high..." November 18

  • Eagles agree to 3-year deal with magical long snapper Jon Dorenbos

    CBS Philly "The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to a three-year contract extension with long snapper Jon Dorenbos. Dorenbos, 36, made it to the America’s Got Talent finals this season for his magic." November 18

  • Chris Maragos, Eagles agree on 3-year contract extension

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Eagles and backup safety Chris Maragos have agreed to a three-year contract extension that could keep him in Philadelphia through 2019, the team announced Thursday night. Maragos signed with the Eagles as a free agent in 2014, and has been one of the team's best special teams players ever..." November 17

  • NFL changing schedule process for greater flexibility with international games

    Sporting News "Within the next two weeks, the NFL should know how many international games will be played in 2017 and the participating teams. But when it comes to announcing when and where those games will be played, the public and teams will have to wait. NFL executive vice president/International Mark..." November 17

  • With increased workload at age 33, Darren Sproles feels good

    Philly.com "It took Darren Sproles 12 NFL seasons and 161 games before he heard a coach utter the declaration that Doug Pederson made last week when Pederson called Sproles the Eagles' lead running back. "No," Sproles said when asked whether a coach had ever said that. "[Not] that I'm a full-time running..." November 16

  • Doug Pederson: NFL said hit on Jordan Matthews should have been a penalty

    Pro Football Talk "On Monday, Eagles coach Doug Pederson said that he sent tape of an unpenalized hit by Falcons safety Keanu Neal on wide receiver Jordan Matthews to the league office to get clarification about whether or not it should have been called a penalty. The top of Neal’s helmet made contact with..." November 16

  • Report: Josh Huff skips court date on drug, gun charges

    Sportsnaut "Former Philadelphia Eagles receiver and current Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice squad member Josh Huff reportedly skipped out on his court date Tuesday, stemming from his arrest on drug and gun charges on November 1 of this year. Huff was arrested after being pulled over for speeding when he was..." November 15

  • NFL players headed to Capitol Hill to talk police relations and race issues, may meet with Paul Ryan

    ESPN "Five NFL players on Wednesday will travel to Capitol Hill to discuss police brutality and race issues with members of Congress, including a possible meeting with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. The meetings were conceived by Detroit Lions wide receiver Anquan Boldin, who is known for his..." November 15