Eagles Rumors & News

  • Eagles’ Lane Johnson, from a family of Cowboys fans, told his grandma to shut up about it

    Pro Football Talk "Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson was born and raised in Texas among Cowboys fans, some of whom will be there when he plays against the Cowboys on Sunday night. And if they know what’s good for them, they’ll be cheering for the Eagles. Johnson said his family has largely been persuaded to..." November 17

  • Players to Goodell: We'd like a jet, lifetime insurance and $50 million, too

    ESPN "ESPN reported Sunday that commissioner Roger Goodell had asked for a salary of $49.5 million a year, lifetime use of a private jet and lifetime health insurance for his family in negotiations for a contract extension. Here’s how NFL players are reacting to Goodell’s reported demands: Oakland..." November 16

  • Michael Vick set to complete final payment in bankruptcy case

    USA Today "Former NFL quarterback Michael Vick listed his mailing address in his 2008 bankruptcy filing as Leavenworth, the federal prison in Kansas where he was detained at the time. The bankruptcy filing -- which came a year after he pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge related to running a..." November 16

  • Terrell Owens Says Carson Wentz Is a Better QB Than Donovan McNabb

    TMZ "Terrell Owens says he'd take Carson Wentz over Donovan McNabb -- and he doesn't give a damn what his former quarterback thinks about it. We got T.O. out in Beverly Grove ... and asked the former Eagles wideout to pick between the Eagles superstar QBs. It was a tough call for Terrell, but..." November 16

  • Papa John's tweets apology for being 'divisive' when ripping NFL

    USA Today "A couple weeks after CEO John Schnatter blamed the NFL for sagging pizza sales, Papa John's is trying to tone down the vitriol. Tuesday, the company apologized, said it supports players' protests and denounced neo-nazis, via its Twitter account On the company's earnings call earlier this..." November 15

  • Report: Redskins to sign RB Byron Marshall from Eagles

    247 Sports "Byron Marshall is trading Philadelphia for D.C. According to Master Tesfatsion of the Washington Post, the Washington Redskins are set to sign the Eagles running back off of their practice squad following the injury to Rob Kelley. With Kelley out, the Redskins currently have only two healthy..." November 14

  • Jay Ajayi “able to handle everything” in Eagles offense

    Pro Football Talk "The Eagles only had a few days to work with running back Jay Ajayi before they faced the Broncos in Week Nine, but that was enough for them to feel comfortable giving Ajayi a small package of plays for his debut. Ajayi handled those plays well. He ran eight times for 77 yards, including a..." November 14

  • Report: Eagles To Sign OT Will Beatty

    CBS Philly "The Eagles will sign former Giants offensive tackle Will Beatty, according to Adam Schefter." November 14

  • Eagles to sign Dannell Ellerbe

    Pro Football Talk "The Eagles had Week 10 off and they will be adding a veteran linebacker to their defensive mix when they return to work this week. The agents for Dannell Ellerbe announced that their client will be signing with Philadelphia on Monday. He joins the team a few weeks after linebacker Jordan Hicks..." November 13

  • Zach Ertz practices as Eagles return from bye week

    Pro Football Talk "Tight end Zach Ertz didn’t play for the Eagles in Week Nine because of a hamstring injury, which didn’t do much to hurt their offense in a 51-23 victory over the Broncos and shouldn’t continue to be a problem for one of Carson Wentz‘s favorite targets. Ertz was back on the practice field Monday..." November 13

  • Malcolm Jenkins says he got 'approval' from Air Force veteran before protesting

    CBS Sports "Before first raising his fist in protest of social injustice early in the 2016 NFL season, Philadelphia Eagles safety and NFL Players Coalition leader Malcolm Jenkins got approval from an Air Force veteran. That's according to ESPN's Tim McManus, who this week profiled Jenkins' emergence as the..." November 11

  • NFL: Owners voted unanimously to extend Goodell’s contract in May

    Pro Football Talk "Perhaps the most important point regarding the ongoing effort by Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to block the extension of Commissioner Roger Goodell relates to a decision that all 32 owners made in May, including Jones. “I’d say that, on the issue of extending the Commissioner’s contract that in the..." November 09

  • Roger Goodell “Furious” Over Contract Delay

    Pro Football Rumors "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is reportedly “furious” over the league’s insistence that he accept a contract that includes performance-based incentives that could still allow him to reach his prior salaries, according to Don Van Natta Jr. and Seth Wickersham of ESPN.com. A potential Goodell..." November 09

  • Roger Goodell: NFL fans don’t come to stadiums ‘to be protested to’

    Sportress of Blogitude "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell perhaps made his strongest remarks regarding the league’s national anthem protest controversy by stating, “People come to our stadiums to be entertained and have fun, not to be protested to.” Goodell was a speaker at Bloomberg’s The Year Ahead Summit in New York..." November 08

  • NFL TV numbers decline infecting ESPN's 'Sunday NFL Countdown,' other pregame shows

    Sporting News "Sunday NFL pregame shows are known for their hearty laughter. But there has been little to guffaw about this season. The NFL's TV numbers slide has infected long-running pregame shows on ESPN, NBC Sports and CBS Sports. The hardest hit has been ESPN's "Sunday NFL Countdown" (10 a.m. to 1 p.m...." November 08

  • Bob Costas on the future of football: 'This game destroys people's brains'

    USA Today "As far as longtime sports broadcaster Bob Costas is concerned, the future of football in the United States is clear — and bleak. “The reality is that this game destroys people’s brains," he said Tuesday night. Speaking at a roundtable discussion at the University of Maryland, Costas, who..." November 08

  • Eagles Give Raise To D.J. Killings

    Pro Football Rumors "The Eagles gave practice squad cornerback D.J. Killings a pay raise, according to ESPN.com’s Field Yates (on Twitter). He’ll now earn a weekly rate that is equivalent to the league minimum paycheck. Bumping Killings up to a $27,353/week rate is probably an indication that another team tried to..." November 07

  • Eagles scored so much, they ran out of fireworks

    Pro Football Talk "Fireworks go off at Lincoln Financial Field every time the Eagles score. At least until the end of yesterday’s game. The Eagles’ offense scored seven touchdowns on the way to beating the Broncos 51-23, and by the end of the game they couldn’t do any more fireworks displays because they ran..." November 06

  • Eagles Discussed Trade For Bills LT Cordy Glenn, But Price Was Too High

    NFL Trade Rumors "Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that the Seahawks trade for Texans LT Duane Brown actually drove up the price for other teams looking to acquire a left tackle before the deadline. According to La Canfora, the Eagles had discussions with the Bills about LT Cordy Glenn. However, the cost..." November 06

  • Birds’ blockers have Von tough challenge to get win No. 8

    Delco Times "The magic number is 8. The Eagles are one victory from an 8-1 start, their statistical springboard to greatness, when they oppose the Denver Broncos Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field (1 p.m., CBS, WIP 94.1-FM). The Eagles won NFL championships in 1949 and 1960 and reached the Super Bowl in..." November 05

  • Zach Ertz out; Jay Ajayi will play vs. Denver Broncos

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Eagles will look to move to 8-1 on Sunday when they take on the Denver Broncos at Lincoln Financial Field, and they are going to be shorthanded in their attempt to do so. Tight end Zach Ertz is out for the team's game against the Broncos, as a pre-game test of his hamstring presumably did..." November 05

  • Lane Johnson to locker room briefly, Eagles extend lead

    Pro Football Talk "The Eagles are well on their way to another win, which means they have some room to use some mental energy on hoping that they don’t have to replace another starting tackle. Right tackle Lane Johnson left the game with an apparent lower back injury in the third quarter and then returned to the..." November 05

  • Jay Ajayi to play limited role in first game with Eagles

    NFL.com "Jay Ajayi will suit up for his new team Sunday. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday the running back will dress for the Philadelphia Eagles versus the Denver Broncos. Ajayi is expected to have a small set of plays after being acquired from the Miami Dolphins on Tuesday...." November 05

  • Eagles' Lane Johnson looking forward to challenge of facing Von Miller

    Philly.com "Lane Johnson believes he is one of the two or three best offensive tackles in the NFL. Right side, left side, east side, west side, any side. He’s going to have an excellent opportunity to make his case in the Eagles’ next two games, beginning Sunday, when he faces off against perhaps the..." November 04

  • 49ers to suit up Garoppolo in relief; no fines for Eagles bone crushers

    San Jose Mercury News "Jimmy Garoppolo’s crash course in Kyle Shanahan’s playbook this week went well enough the 49ers will deploy him as C.J. Beathard’s backup Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals, Shanahan confirmed Friday. Garoppolo, acquired in a Tuesday trade with the New England Patriots, is expected to assume..." November 04

  • NFL owners called for depositions, cellphone records in Colin Kaepernick collusion case

    ESPN "Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Houston Texans owner Bob McNair, among others, will be deposed and asked to turn over all cellphone records and emails in relation to the Colin Kaepernick collusion case against the NFL, a league source told ESPN's Adam..." November 03

  • Doug Pederson still mulling if Jay Ajayi will play Sunday

    NFL.com "Jay Ajayi was the workhorse back in Miami, but it could be at least another two weeks before he earns that honor with his new team. Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson told reporters Friday he still hasn't made a determination on whether or not Ajayi, a player the Eagles acquired via a..." November 03

  • CBS boss Les Moonves: NFL player protests not affecting advertising

    Sporting News "While Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter is blaming “poor leadership” at the NFL, vis a vis player protests during the national anthem, for a decline in the company’s pizza sales, CBS Corp. CEO Leslie Moonves insists there is no evidence of advertiser erosion during broadcasts of the league’s..." November 03

  • LeGarrette Blount unfazed by the arrival of Jay Ajayi

    Fanrag Sports "It has been easy for Philadelphia Eagles running back LeGarrette Blount to find the end zone throughout his NFL playing career. How tough it must be for the eight-year veteran, then, to face a reality in which he might have trouble finding the field at all. That’s where Blount finds himself..." November 02

  • Zach Ertz lands on Eagles injury report

    Pro Football Talk "The Eagles had some good news on their injury report Thursday as cornerback Patrick Robinson was a full participant for the second day in a row to remain on track to play this weekend despite suffering a concussion against the 49ers last Sunday. That development was joined by a less positive..." November 02

  • Doug Pederson on Jay Ajayi: Disservice to just throw him out there right away

    Pro Football Talk "When Eagles executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman discussed Tuesday’s trade for running back Jay Ajayi, he said that Ajayi’s arrival wouldn’t knock LeGarrette Blount off his perch at the top of the depth chart. Roseman later added that the coaching staff could decide to..." November 01

  • Adam Gase on Jay Ajayi trade: It was time to move on

    Sportsnaut "The Miami Dolphins made one of the biggest moves at the 2017 NFL trade deadline, shipping Jay Ajayi to the Philadelphia Eagles. Most responses to the trade favored Philadelphia, so the reasoning for the deal was curious. Dolphins coach Adam Gase shared a simple reaction, saying “it was time for..." November 01

  • Eagles Reportedly In On All Available Offensive Tackles

    NFL Trade Rumors "Mike Lombardi of The Ringer mentions that he would be “very surprised” if the Eagles do not make a trade for an offensive tackle by tomorrow’s deadline. According to Lombardi, Philadelphia is in on every available tackle. Several reports have mentioned that the Eagles are a team to watch in..." October 31

  • Eagles talked to Colts about Frank Gore before acquiring Jay Ajayi

    Sportsnaut "Reports surfaced on Monday that the Indianapolis Colts were willing to discuss multiple veterans ahead of Tuesday’s trade deadline, including running back Frank Gore. Apparently, one conversation led Indianapolis to an Eagles team that was looking for an upgrade at running back. The very same..." October 31

  • Dolphins Trading RB Jay Ajayi To Eagles For 4th-Rd Pick

    NFL Trade Rumors "Armando Salguero is reporting that the Dolphins are trading Jay Ajayi to the Eagles for a fourth-round draft pick. Ajayi, 24, is a former fifth-round pick of the Dolphins back in 2015. He’s currently in the third year of his four-year, $2.5 million contract and set to make base salaries of..." October 31

  • Eagles DT Fletcher Cox reportedly faces possible suspension for block that injured 49ers' Joe Staley

    Sporting News "Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox reportedly faces a possible suspension for his block that broke 49ers tackle Joe Staley's orbital bone. The play in question occurred as Cox blocked Staley during Jalen Mills' second-quarter pick six in the Eagles' 33-10 victory. ESPN's Adam Schefter..." October 30

  • Eagles reportedly called the Colts about trading for Frank Gore

    CBS Sports "The Philadelphia Eagles are expected to be aggressive in advance of Tuesday's NFL trade deadline, and while the San Francisco 49ers stole the show Monday night with their deal for Jimmy Garoppolo, another big name appears to be on the radar in the City of Brotherly Love. The Indianapolis Star's..." October 30

  • James Andrew Miller: Why ESPN Could Abandon NFL Football

    The Hollywood Reporter "It’s not outlandish to entertain a previously unthinkable prospect: Might ESPN elect to go without rights to NFL games? ​In a span of less than five years, industry giant ESPN has seen its narrative transformed from that of a mighty colossus into the hard-luck tale of a ragtag warrior. As it..." October 30

  • Eagles Work Out LB Dannell Ellerbe

    Pro Football Rumors "The Eagles worked out former Saints linebacker Dannell Ellerbe, according to a source who spoke with ESPN.com’s Field Yates (on Twitter). Ellerbe could help fill in for linebacker Jordan Hicks after he went down with an Achilles injury. Ellerbe, who turns 32 at the end of November, is in search..." October 30

  • Jaguars & Eagles Interested In Lions WR Calvin Johnson

    NFL Trade Rumors "Chris Mortensen of ESPN mentioned during an appearance on “Mike & Mike” that the Jaguars and Eagles have both show interest in possibly trading for retired Lions WR Calvin Johnson. “The speculation has been the Philadelphia Eagles,” Mortensen said, via Jimmy Kempski of the Philly Voice. “Once..." October 30

  • Why NFL trade deadline does not produce NBA-, MLB-like blockbuster deals

    Sporting News "Every year as the NFL trade deadline nears, we speculate about player trades. And every year, the trade deadline comes and goes with almost no action. To many, it seems odd that the NFL has not embraced trades the way other leagues have. Bad teams in other sports become sellers, and the trade..." October 30

  • Seahawks & Eagles Expected To Be In Trade Market For Offensive Line Help

    NFL Trade Rumors "Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that the Seahawks and Eagles have been two of the more aggressive teams in the trade market the past few years and are still hopeful of upgrading their left tackle positions before Tuesday trade deadline. According to La Canfora, the Seahawks have made..." October 30

  • After studying and admiring Jason Peters, Halapoulivaati Vaitai now replaces him on Eagles' offensive line

    Philly.com "As a junior at Texas Christian University, Halapoulivaati Vaitai walked through a Dallas-area shopping mall with his cousin when the cousin stopped him mid-step. “Hey, that’s Jason Peters!” the cousin said. At 6-foot-4 and 328 pounds, Peters doesn’t easily blend in. But he works in..." October 29

  • Report of Eagles pursuing Calvin Johnson is off the mark

    Pro Football Talk "The Eagles added some significant offensive weapons in the offseason. A new report indicates they’d like to add another offensive weapon during the season. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, however, that report isn’t true. Steven Albritton of KMBC in Kansas City reports that the..." October 29

  • Doug Pederson says it’s on him to ensure Eagles avoid a letdown

    Pro Football Talk "With the 6-1 Eagles hosting the 0-7 49ers, the best team (currently) in football is facing one of the worst. And in a league where the “any given Sunday” has become cliché because it’s true, the 49ers could, in theory, win today. Eagles coach Doug Pederson knows that, if his team is going to..." October 29

  • Eagles' rookie class goes from non-factors to needed

    Delaware Online "On the very first play of the Eagles' season, Corey Clement raced down the field on kickoff coverage and made the tackle on Washington's Bashaud Breeland. Clement, an undrafted free agent playing in his first NFL game, got up and pumped his fist, then went to the bench. That was pretty much..." October 28

  • Doug Pederson compares Carson Wentz to his old teammate, Brett Favre

    Pro Football Talk "Eagles coach Doug Pederson had two different stints as a Packer, totaling eight years, but he never got to start a game there because he was backing up Brett Favre, who never missed a start. Now Pederson is coaching a quarterback he sees as similar to Favre — and trying to teach him how to have a..." October 27

  • Eagles' Jenkins: Despite McNair's remarks, we'll keep pushing for change

    ESPN "Houston Texans owner Bob McNair's comment will not stop players from trying to work with the NFL to bring about social change, Philadelphia Eagles safety and player coalition leader Malcolm Jenkins said Friday. McNair issued a public apology Friday following an ESPN The Magazine report that..." October 27

  • NFLPA has 'blood on its hands' in Lane Johnson case, attorneys say

    Sporting News "The NFL Players Association has “blood on its hands” for its "attacks" on Lane Johnson, attorneys for the Eagles right tackle wrote in a new legal filing reviewed by Sporting News. The latest 31-page memorandum stems from Johnson's attempt to have his 10-game PED suspension from last season..." October 26

  • Are Eagles fans taking Malcolm Jenkins' greatness for granted?

    CSN Philly "During the offseason of 2014, the Eagles were in need of a safety. There were some quality players at that position hitting the market. The two names that were mentioned most prominently to land in Philadelphia were T.J. Ward and Jairus Byrd. Both players (who each played at Oregon) were very good..." October 25