Eagles Rumors & News

  • Pederson: Sam Bradford still the man at QB

    Philly.com "Doug Pederson said Monday that nothing has changed with the Eagles’ quarterback situation since the last time we talked to him six weeks ago. Sam Bradford still is the starter. Chase Daniel still is the backup. And rookie first-round pick Carson Wentz still is No. 3. “I’ve said all..." July 25

  • Eagles coach Doug Pederson says he'll talk with Nelson Agholor: 'We all make mistakes'

    Penn Live "Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson said Monday he hasn't spoken to Nelson Agholor since the second-year wide receiver learned last week he would not be charged with sexual assault in connection to a June 9 incident at a strip club. The Philadelphia District Attorney's office announced July..." July 25

  • Eagles re-signing QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson

    Pro Football Talk "Meet the new Eagles camp arm. Same as the old Eagles camp arm. Quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson, who was cut by the Eagles in May, is expected to re-sign with the team, Adam Caplan of ESPN reports. Bethel-Thompson is used to coming and going in his football career." July 24

  • Eagles cut a wide receiver, leaving them three roster spots to fill

    Pro Football Talk "The Eagles made a roster move in advance of reporting to training camp this weekend, giving them three spots to fill. The team announced they had released wide receiver Jonathan Krause, who was with the team last season." July 22

  • Doug Pederson makes it clear defense is Jim Schwartz’s to run

    Philly.com "Doug Pederson did not have a relationship with Jim Schwartz before hiring him as the Eagles' defensive coordinator in January. But Pederson knew the importance of that job, and Schwartz's track record. What Pederson needed to learn when the two met was how Schwartz would function in the role,..." July 22

  • An Overwhelming Number Of People Don’t Think Kids Should Play Tackle Football

    Uproxx "The true toll that playing football takes on the brain has come into focus over the last several years. We’ve reached a point where even the NFL is saying that playing can cause irreparable brain damage (Tell the truth! Tell the truth!), so it’s clear that America will need to reckon with the..." July 20

  • Despite Rooney Rule, minority NFL coaches still aren't hired often enough

    Sporting News "The number of minority coaches and assistants in the NFL has flatlined to an incredibly low number, ESPN.com reports. In the past five years, 22 new coaches have been hired, with Todd Bowles being the only minority coach hired despite the parameters set by the Rooney Rule in 2003. Former NFL..." July 19

  • NFL reportedly won't keep track of PSI numbers with microchips in footballs

    CBS Sports "Even after two years of tedious debate over whether or not Tom Brady and the Patriots could have masterminded a plot to mildly deflate some footballs, the NFL does not plan to use microchips installed in footballs to track PSI numbers. The NFL is putting microchips in footballs, though. The..." July 19

  • NFL's Nelson Agholor Officially Off the Hook In Rape Case

    TMZ "It's official ... the Philly District Attorney says Eagles WR Nelson Agholor will NOT be charged with a crime following allegations he raped a woman at a strip club back in June. A dancer at Cheerleader's Gentlemen's Club in Philly had told police the 23-year-old sexually assaulted her around..." July 18

  • NFL teaches officials to rule all 'bang-bang' passes incomplete 'when in doubt'

    CBS Sports "Some good news in regards to the constantly confusing catch-rule emerged Monday: NFL officials finally received a simpler way to rule on passes that result in unclear outcomes. Some bad news, however, also surfaced: More incomplete passes might be coming this season. As ESPN's Kevin Seifert..." July 18

  • Roger Goodell never called Mark Wahlberg to complain about 'Ballers', NFL spokesperson says

    USA Today "In an appearance on Mike & Mike last week, Mark Wahlberg claimed that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell took time out of fighting with Tom Brady in court and the other things he does as the NFL Commissioner to call and complain about HBO’s Ballers, which uses a number of storylines from the league..." July 18

  • Doug Pederson: Having Wentz inactive probably direction we’re headed

    Philly Voice "Ever since the Eagles selected Carson Wentz with the No. 2 overall pick, they've made it clear that they want to be extremely patient with him. Wentz is a player the Eagles view as the long term centerpiece of the franchise, but not in any way some kind of short term fix. They're so dedicated..." July 17

  • Former NFL players suing Riddell need to understand their own guilt, too

    Sporting News "The customer is not always right, as those who work or have worked in the service industry know. Riddell Inc., America's largest football helmet distributor and official provider for the NFL from 1989-2014, is dealing with some unhappy customers who are both right and wrong. Former Pro Bowl..." July 15

  • Report says no charges will be filed against Eagles wide receiver

    Bleeding Green Nation "It's been a long time since there's been an update on the status of the sexual assault investigation involving Eagles wide receiver Nelson Agholor. The last update came in late June, when it was reported that the Philadelphia Police Department turned the case over to the District Attorney's office..." July 14

  • Polian: Next NFL CBA will focus on commissioner power

    Sportsnaut "Roger Goodell has irked the NFLPA with his actions during this current term for the Collective Bargaining Agreement. While the agreement runs through 2021, issues are already popping up as hot topics for the upcoming NFL CBA, set to be negotiated in five years. Bill Polian suggests that the..." July 14

  • Study finds Patriots have the best fans, Jaguars the worst

    The Score "New England Patriots fans have something else to brag about. A study conducted by Emory University professor Michael Lewis has Patriots fans ranked as the best in the NFL, followed by the Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, San Francisco 49ers, and Philadelphia Eagles. The results of the study..." July 12

  • Eagles' running backs aren't going to 'scare' defenses

    Newark Star-Ledger "Ricky Watters overlapped with Duce Staley, who overlapped with Brian Westbrook, who overlapped with LeSean McCoy. The torch was passed to DeMarco Murray in 2015 and even though the flame went out, there was still a spark. For the first time in more than 20 years, the Eagles go into a season..." July 12

  • Eagles' group impresses trainer in San Diego

    Philly.com "Eagles rookies and select vets don't report to NovaCare until July 25, but 14 Birds convened last week in San Diego, under the auspices of trainer Todd Durkin. Durkin is the fulltime offseason fitness guide for a number of NFL players, including Eagles running back Darren Sproles, who still looks..." July 11

  • Fantasy: 10 breakout candidates to target in your draft

    The Score "Every fantasy owner wants to discover the star player no one saw coming. It gives you bragging rights over the competition and puts you in position to make a run at the title. With only a few weeks left until players report to training camp, let’s take a look at this year’s breakout..." July 11

  • Eagles' Jason Kelce says account was hacked after threatening tweet at Hillary Clinton

    Philly.com "Eagles center Jason Kelce said Friday that his Twitter account had been hacked, leading to a post on his feed stating "Please kill yourself @HillaryClinton." Kelce said in a text message to Inquirer columnist Jeff McLane that he has emails proving he was hacked. The tweet at Clinton was..." July 08

  • NFL draft will be held in Philly in April

    Philly.com "ob Brady says the 2017 NFL draft will be held in Philadelphia. The city says: Not so fast. The U.S. representative said in an interview Thursday that the draft, held in Chicago the last two years, would take place in Philadelphia in April. Although the city did not confirm that a deal had..." July 08

  • The NFL's Catch Rule Got A Little More Complicated

    Deadspin "The NFL published its updated 2016 rulebook this week, and here’s a list of some of the bigger changes. But c’mon, we all want to see what the ever-evolving, always-baffling catch rule looks like now, so we can pretend we have any idea what we’re talking about when there’s a catch..." July 07

  • Stephen Tulloch to Eagles? Detroit Lions release veteran linebacker

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Eagles need help at linebacker, and an interesting name just hit the market. The Lions released linebacker Stephen Tulloch on Tuesday, weeks after it was reported that they planned to do so. According to the Detroit Free Press, Tulloch was released on Tuesday because he finally passed..." July 06

  • Report: Goodell earned $32M in 2015

    The Score "The NFL paid commissioner Roger Goodell $32 million for 2015, according to a tax filing obtained by Daniel Kaplan of Sports Business Journal. Since the NFL changed its status from a non-profit to a profitable venture, this is the last year Goodell's salary will be on public record. " June 30

  • Howie Roseman: A lot of Eagles mistakes were on guys that aren't our own

    USA Today "It has is well documented how the Philadelphia Eagles have dished out so much guaranteed money this offseason. They signed some free agents, but the bulk of the money has gone toward extending their players. Howie Roseman has been the architect of these deals. Roseman was on 94 WIP on Monday..." June 30

  • Former NFL coach, defensive guru Buddy Ryan dies at age 82

    ESPN "Former NFL head coach and influential defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan has died, agent James Solano confirmed Tuesday. He was 82. Ryan, who coached in the NFL for 35 seasons, was known for building some of football's top defenses behind a relentlessness that focused on creating havoc on the..." June 28

  • NFL offseason arrests less frequent than years past

    Sportsnaut "Negative press dominates headlines, but the NFL is seeing a positive development when it comes to players getting arrested in the offseason. As detailed by Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, only nine NFL players have been arrested this year since January 1, which is down from 13 last year, 21..." June 27

  • NFL owners haul in $222.6 million each for 2015 shared revenue

    Sportsnaut "The NFL, and its owners, just keep getting richer. In a report by Eben Novy-Williams of Bloomberg, the league divided up $7.1 billion in revenue, which is an increase of six percent from the previous year. ESPN’s Darren Rovell has done the math, and as we can see each NFL team owner received a..." June 27

  • Could Carson Wentz not even dress on game day?

    Sportsnaut "After making a huge trade to move up to No. 2 in the 2016 NFL Draft for Carson Wentz, is it possible the Philadelphia Eagles won't even dress their rookie quarterback on game days? Eagles beat writer Jimmy Kempski of Philly Voice believes this is exactly what will happen this season. “Even..." June 26

  • Herschel Walker Says He's Blackballed from Speaking Gigs By Anti-Trumpers

    Breit Bart "NFL Great Herschel Walker was one of the early Trump supporters out of the gate but now he says he is losing speaking gigs by anti-Trumpers who are blackballing him. Walker, a running back for such teams as the Minnesota Vikings and the Dallas Cowboys, recently told gossip site TMZ he has had..." June 26

  • The Agholor Sexual Assault Investigation Is Now With the D.A.’s Office

    PhillyMag.com "The investigation into sexual assault allegations involving Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Nelson Agholor is now in the hands of District Attorney Seth Williams. “The [investigative] package has been sent to the D.A.’s Office for their review,” Police Commissioner Richard Ross told..." June 24

  • DeMeco Ryans still hopes to play in NFL in 2016

    Alabama "Former Alabama standout DeMeco Ryans would like to play an 11th NFL season in 2016. But if that doesn't work out, he's going to be fine out of football, too. The Philadelphia Eagles released Ryans on Feb. 24, and he has not signed with another team. Ryans hosted a charity golf tournament at..." June 22

  • NFL takes unusual step of involving position coaches in looking at more kickoff rule changes

    USA Today "The NFL is assessing the viability of further rules changes on kickoffs with unprecedented input from the league’s special teams coordinators, who want to save the exciting play from extinction. Dean Blandino, the NFL’s vice president of officiating, recently held a conference call with special..." June 21

  • Should the Eagles sign LB Stephen Tulloch if/when he becomes available?

    Philly Voice "This offseason, the Philadelphia Eagles signed three of Jim Schwartz's former players when he was the defensive coordinator with the Buffalo Bills. They were CB Leodis McKelvin, CB Ron Brooks, and LB Nigel Bradham. Not only did the Eagles bring them in, but Schwartz has all three running primarily..." June 20

  • Eagles' Jon Dorenbos to appear on 'America's Got Talent'

    Philly.com "The Eagles' Jon Dorebos will perform on America's Got Talent Tuesday. A rep for the America's Got Talent confirmed that Dorenbos will perform magic for judges Simon Cowell, Mel B., Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel." June 18

  • Signing Cox a climax to Roseman's big offseason

    Philly.com "You could almost hear the briefcase clicking shut Monday evening. That's when Howie Roseman finished a four-month negotiation with Fletcher Cox, perhaps already the best defensive tackle in Eagles history and probably the best athlete in the city, depending on how you regard Claude..." June 14

  • Fletcher Cox gets six-year extension with Eagles

    ABC News "Fletcher Cox has agreed to terms on a six-year contract extension with the Philadelphia Eagles, the team announced on Monday. The deal is worth $103 million with $63 million in guaranteed money, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. That means that the Pro-Bowl defensive lineman will have the..." June 14

  • Michael Vick wants to play another season, go out with a bang

    Newark Star-Ledger "Michael Vick will be 36 years old later this month. A "healthy 36" as he likes to say. Vick is three years younger than Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. He's a year younger than Saints quarterback Drew Brees. He's only six months older than Giants quarterback Eli Manning. And Vick's not..." June 13

  • Pederson expects Eagles to employ 'running back by committee'

    The Score "The Philadelphia Eagles backfield could have a few different looks this season. While quarterbacks Sam Bradford, Carson Wentz, and Chase Daniel compete for playing time, head coach Doug Pederson expects to see a rotating cast alongside them in the backfield. The Eagles ditched the DeMarco..." June 12

  • Report: Stripper Falsely Accused Agholor of Rape Because He Underpaid Her

    Newark Star-Ledger "The allegation that Eagles wide receiver Nelson Agholor sexually assaulted a woman at a Philadelphia strip club is the result of a dispute over money, according to a person with knowledge of the situation who requested anonymity because of the severity of the allegations. A police spokesman..." June 12

  • Barwin, Cox release statements regarding alleged Agholor incident

    The Score "Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Connor Barwin and defensive tackle Fletcher Cox released statements about their lack of involvement in an alleged sexual assault Thursday at Cheerleaders Gentleman's Club. Eagles wide receiver Nelson Agholor is accused of sexually assaulting a dancer at the..." June 11

  • Sexual assault claim against Eagles' Nelson Agholor follows dispute over money

    Newark Star-Ledger "The allegation that Eagles wide receiver Nelson Agholor sexually assaulted a woman at a Philadelphia strip club is the result of a dispute over money, according to a person with knowledge of the situation who requested anonymity because of the severity of the allegations. A police spokesman..." June 11

  • Defense Attorney: Nelson Agholor “Has Not Engaged In Any Criminal Conduct”

    PhillyMag.com "Prominent Philadelphia defense attorney Fortunato “Fred” Perri, Jr. has rebuffed an allegation that Eagles wide receiver Nelson Agholor sexually assaulted a dancer at Cheerleaders Gentlemen’s Club. “Nelson has not engaged in any criminal conduct,” wrote Perri, who is representing Agholor, in an..." June 11

  • Exotic Dancer Accuses Eagles Player Nelson Agholor of Rape

    PhillyMag.com "Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Nelson Agholor has been accused of raping a dancer at Cheerleaders Gentlemen’s Club, law enforcement sources have told Philadelphia magazine. A 27-year-old dancer told police that she was raped inside the club, which is located on Front Street near Oregon..." June 10

  • Linebacker Ty Powell retires

    Bleeding Green Nation "The Philadelphia Eagles placed linebacker Ty Powell on the reserve/retired list, according to an official announcement from the team. In short, Powell retired. Here's a more detailed explanation via Russell Street Report." June 10

  • Fletcher Cox 'expecting' to be at training camp

    Philly.com "The absences of Fletcher Cox and Darren Sproles might have been conspicuous during the last two months, but their return to the Eagles this week has been anticlimactic. Cox and Sproles spoke to reporters Wednesday for the first time this offseason, and neither player gave any reasons for headaches..." June 09

  • Healthy Sam Bradford embraces working with Carson Wentz

    USA Today "Last year at this time, Sam Bradford was stuck at the NovaCare Complex rehabbing his twice-repaired ACL as his Eagles teammates dispersed around the country for a six-week break before the start of training camp. Back then, there was so much uncertainty surrounding the Eagles’ quarterback...." June 08

  • Rueben Randle ready for fresh start with the Eagles

    Philly.com "Rueben Randle thought it might be a virus, but when his side kept hurting for three days, Randle decided it was time to talk to the Eagles' training staff. "It was pretty painful . . . I finally decided to see what was going on and get it taken care of," Randle said Tuesday, as he rejoined the..." June 08

  • NFL owners, coaches say a developmental league is needed and here's what's brewing

    CBS Sports "The limos were lined up bumper-to-bumper around the sprawling driveway and the private planes waited on tarmacs nearby as NFL owners scrambled to get back home after wrapping up another league meeting. In a nearby ballroom, commissioner Roger Goodell began addressing the media, his statements..." June 07

  • NFL Twitter Hacked, Announces Roger Goodell's Death

    Deadspin "Some gremlin got access to the NFL’s Twitter account today and announced the death of commissioner Roger Goodell. NFL PR flack Brian McCarthy quickly corrected the record: The other two tweets were also deleted. The NFL appears to have regained control of its account. The fake cause of..." June 07