Eagles Rumors & News

  • Eagles LBs coach thinks there's more ceiling for Jordan Hicks

    CSN Philly "Jordan Hicks is a good middle linebacker. After his first two seasons in the NFL, the former third-round pick has piled up some eye-popping numbers. In his first 24 games in the league (his rookie season was cut short with a pec injury), he has seven interceptions, 14 passes defensed, four..." June 22

  • Darren Sproles has been making defenders miss for a quarter century

    Pro Football Talk "Eagles running back Darren Sproles turns 34 today, which is ancient for an NFL running back: Sproles and Frank Gore are the only 34-year-old running backs currently under contract to any NFL team. So Sproles has a lot of experience making defenders miss. And today, in honor of his birthday, the..." June 20

  • Nelson Agholor has to show who he is going to be at this level

    Pro Football Talk "After a disappointing 2016 season that created doubts about his ability to fulfill the expectations that came with being the team’s first-round pick in 2015, Eagles wide receiver Nelson Agholor’s offseason work has gotten a lot of attention. Agholor has been charting dropped passes in practice..." June 19

  • Where does Wendell Smallwood fit in crowded Eagles backfield?

    CSN Philly "When the Eagles' 2016 season came to a close, Wendell Smallwood could only watch. With a small MCL tear, last year's fifth-round selection was relegated to the sidelines as his team escaped its final three games with a pair of wins against divisional rivals and nearly a third last-gasp win in..." June 18

  • Eagles WR Nelson Agholor's third (final?) chance to prove his first-round value

    Philly.com "For Nelson Agholor, it’s never been a question of talent. The Eagles wide receiver is fast enough. He’s agile enough. And he’s smart enough. Sometimes it takes a fresh perspective to remind a struggling player of what it was that got him to the NFL in the first place. “Nelson Agholor’s a..." June 17

  • Eagles seem set at receiver, not at corner

    Philly.com "WHEN THE EAGLES began onfield work this spring, the two biggest areas of concern were wide receiver and cornerback. As minicamp wrapped up Thursday, ending drills at NovaCare until training camp starts on July 24 for rookies, quarterbacks and selected vets, there seemed to be strong reason for..." June 16

  • Eagles announce scouting department moves

    Pro Football Talk "The Eagles have made some adjustments to their personnel department, bringing in a former Ravens staffer to run their college scouting side. The team announced that Ian Cunningham had been hired as director of college scouting, among a list of hires. Cunningham spent the last night years..." June 16

  • Jason Peters has chance to be rare Eagles great to finish career in Philly

    CSN Philly "Let’s take a look at the greatest Eagles of the last 30 years. Reggie. Dawk. Donovan. Seth. Clyde. Andre. Wes. Trott. Eric Allen. Keith Jackson. Lito. Sheldon. Tra. Runyan. Shady. DeSean. Jeremy Maclin. Trent Cole. David Akers. Asante Samuel. Brian Westbrook. Bobby Taylor. Corey Simon. Irving..." June 15

  • Eagles linebacker Nigel Bradham to appear at felony battery trial in Miami on July 3

    Philly.com "Nigel Bradham is scheduled to appear in a Miami-Dade County courthouse on July 3 when he is to be tried on a felony battery charge. The Eagles linebacker said Tuesday that he will be in attendance and that he expects to be cleared of charges stemming from an incident in which he allegedly..." June 15

  • Jason Peters Signs A One-Year Extension

    NFL.com "Arguably the greatest tackle in Philadelphia Eagles history, Jason Peters was signed to a one-year extension on Wednesday through the 2019 season. "It means a lot. This is reassurance that I'm going to retire here and don't have to go year to year. It's just another way of them reassuring that..." June 14

  • Jason Peters wants to rework contract with Eagles

    Pro Football Talk "There was some talk early in the offseason that the Eagles were interested in having left tackle Jason Peters take a pay cut, but nothing happened on that front or to Peters’ spot on the team’s roster. Peters said Tuesday that he would like to rework his deal with the Eagles, however. Peters..." June 13

  • Eagles' Zach Ertz already impressed by Alshon Jeffery

    Newark Star-Ledger "Training camp and the preseason haven't even arrived, but Eagles tight end Zach Ertz is already excited by what he's seen from offseason acquisition Alshon Jeffery. While the Eagles have yet to strap on pads, or play an opponent with another logo on their helmet, Jeffery has already stood out..." June 12

  • Eagles indeed made run at Maclin reunion

    Pro Football Talk "Publicly, Eagles coach Doug Pederson expressed no interest in bringing receiver Jeremy Maclin back to Philadelphia. Privately, the Eagles did. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Eagles indeed attempted to reunite with Maclin, who played for the team from 2009 through 2014. The..." June 12

  • Eagles RB coach says LeGarrette Blount brings skill set 'we haven't had here in a long time'

    Penn Live "Duce Staley said Monday he lives vicariously through his players. The Eagles running backs coach played the position for the Birds from 1997 to 2003, and now that he's on the sidelines, he often envisions himself making cuts or jukes alongside the team's ball-carriers. Staley said he feels the..." June 12

  • Carson Wentz downplays rookie struggles after hot start to career

    SI "I don’t know if Carson Wentz is going to be a good player or not. It’s more likely than not he’ll have a successful career, but as Bill Parcells has said about 1,600 players in his life, they don’t sell insurance for that stuff. But I talked to Wentz for awhile the other day, as he drove home..." June 12

  • Eagles offseason has been “a lot more serious”

    Pro Football Talk "At this time last year, Eagles coach Doug Pederson was wrapping up his first offseason program in the job by continuing to install his schemes on both sides of the ball. Pederson is in his second year now and the need for that kind of focus has dissipated with the increased familiarity on all..." June 11

  • Who will be the Eagles' next Brian Westbrook?

    Philly.com "THE EAGLES' signing of 245-pound running back LeGarrette Blount last month got a lot of attention, both locally and nationally. He gives the Eagles a punishing runner who should make them more effective this season in short-yardage and goal-line situations. The Eagles finished 11th in the..." June 10

  • Eagles linebacker Jordan Hicks is finally healthy and familiar with everything

    Philly.com "Jordan Hicks is in an unfamiliar position this offseason. He's familiar with everything. The Eagles linebacker is finally in the same defensive scheme two years in a row, and he has no injury from which to recover. For the first time in his three NFL seasons - and even stretching back to his..." June 09

  • Works in progress, rookie WRs Hollins, Gibson infuse Eagles with energy, speed, explosiveness

    CSN Philly "They didn't have any speed. So they drafted speed. They didn't have any big-play wide receivers. So they drafted two guys who made a ton of big plays in college. They didn't have any young wideouts to get excited about. Now they have two. Mack Hollins and Shelton Gibson are hoping to help..." June 08

  • Eagles, Dolphins to practice together this summer

    Pro Football Talk "The Eagles and Dolphins will face each other in a preseason game in Philadelphia on August 24 and the Dolphins’ trip to the City of Brotherly Love will be extended for a couple of days of joint practices. The Eagles announced their training camp schedule on Thursday and it includes a couple of..." June 08

  • Eagles not interested in Jeremy Maclin “at this time”

    Pro Football Talk "Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin’s former Eagles teammate LeSean McCoy has been recruiting Maclin to join him in Buffalo, but Eagles coach Doug Pederson won’t be doing the same in hopes of a return to Philadelphia. Pederson, who coached Maclin in Philly and Kansas City, said on Thursday that the..." June 08

  • Players' union believes language in many rookie deals violates CBA

    ESPN "The NFL Players Association has identified language in about 160 of this year's rookie contracts that it believes violates the collective bargaining agreement and is considering filing grievances to have the deals voided. "The union has undergone a comprehensive review of rookie contracts and..." June 07

  • Eagles' Chris Long tries to troll Fletcher Cox over angry tweets

    Philly.com "Having Chris Long around is going to be entertaining. Fletcher Cox took to Twitter to complain about two flight delays that lengthened his journey from Mississippi back to Philadelphia Sunday for this week's OTAs. Long, the veteran free-agent defensive end the Eagles signed this offseason to..." June 06

  • Eagles' Darren Sproles could be nearing the end

    Philly.com "After Darren Sproles signed his contract extension last summer, he hinted that 2017 would be his final season in the NFL. He turns 34 this month, is entering his 13th NFL season, and savors the time he can spend with his wife and two daughters. During offseason training in recent months,..." June 06

  • Eagles sign defensive tackle Gabe Wright

    Pro Football Talk "The Eagles are going to take a flier on a defensive lineman whose career hasn’t taken off. The team announced they added defensive tackle Gabe Wright on a one-year deal. The former Lions fourth-rounder was released by the Browns two weeks ago. " June 05

  • Frank Reich: Carson Wentz’s mechanics, footwork look good

    Pro Football Talk "Earlier this offseason, there was word from Philadelphia that some in the Eagles organization weren’t thrilled about quarterback Carson Wentz spending time with quarterback coaches Tom House and Adam Dedeaux in California before the start of the team’s offseason workouts. During a press..." June 05

  • Dorial Green-Beckham believes best days are ahead

    NFL.com "Dorial Green-Beckham's time in Philadelphia might be running out, but in the receiver's opinion, he's just getting started as an Eagle. "I'm looking at the numbers," Green-Beckham said Friday, via the Philadelphia Inquirer, "but I really haven't had the chance to actually get the..." June 04

  • Kansas City Chiefs release Jeremy Maclin; will Eagles be interested?

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Kansas City Chiefs made a surprising move on Friday night, releasing wide receiver Jeremy Maclin. The move will save the Chiefs $10 million in salary cap space this season. Maclin, 29-years old, finished last season with 44 catches for 536 yards and two touchdowns. Will the Eagles..." June 03

  • Is The NFLPA Still Preparing For A Lockout?

    Pro Football Rumors "We learned back in May that the NFLPA’s board of representatives had approved a plan that would set aside millions of dollars into a “work-stoppage fund,” allowing the players to make some money if an NFL season is cancelled or delayed. Now, it sounds like the Players Association wants the..." June 03

  • The NFL will allow liquor ads during their games this year

    The Comeback "You’re about to start seeing liquor ads during NFL games this season. According to the Wall Street Journal, the NFL has relented on allowing liquor ads during games, though the total spots will be limited to just four per game and two during pre and postgame shows. The NFL said it will accept..." June 03

  • Eagles guard Brandon Brooks is conquering his fear of failure

    Philly.com "Big and bad, mean and strong, they are considered the beasts of the NFL. Offensive linemen are supposed to evoke fear, not succumb to it. At least that's the stereotype. Here, for example, is part of coach Doug Pederson's description of Brandon Brooks in the Eagles media guide: "Big, strong,..." June 02

  • Eagles sign Derek Barnett to rookie deal

    Pro Football Talk "The Eagles have landed their first-round pick. The team announced on Thursday that defensive end Derek Barnett has signed his rookie contract, a standard four-year deal with an option for the fifth year, which would happen in 2021. The 14th overall pick in the draft that was held in Philly,..." June 02

  • Eagles' Malcolm Jenkins: Colin Kaepernick's anthem protest 'genius, sparked conversation'

    ESPN "Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins was skeptical of Colin Kaepernick's chosen form of protest at first. He believed that the resulting focus would be on the demonstration itself -- declining to stand for the national anthem -- rather than the cause for which he was demonstrating. "It's..." June 02

  • NFL rules prevent Eagles paint scheme on Dale Earnhardt Jr. car

    ESPN "Die-hard Washington Redskins fan Dale Earnhardt Jr. won't have to feel the pain of driving a Philadelphia Eagles paint scheme after all. Earnhardt sponsor Axalta had planned for him to drive a car with the Eagles logo in the NASCAR Cup race June 11 at Pocono Raceway to promote the Axalta..." June 02

  • Michael Vick: 'I would love to coach' in the NFL

    ESPN "Four-time Pro Bowl quarterback Michael Vick, who officially retired this offseason, would like to return to the NFL -- as a coach. "I would love to coach in the National Football League one day," Vick told ESPN's Adam Schefter on his "Know Them From Adam" podcast. "... At some point, I'd..." June 02

  • John Clayton cracks joke after being laid off by ESPN

    Sportsnaut "With ESPN since 1995, long-time NFL reporter John Clayton received news that he was the latest victim of layoffs from the sports leader. It’s just the latest example of ESPN cutting its budget as a way to make up for sagging ratings and profits. In confirming the news on Wednesday, the..." May 31

  • NFLPA wants players to start saving money in advance of next work stoppage

    Pro Football Talk "It’s already been six years since the last NFL work stoppage. Which means that it’s only four years until, possibly, the next one. The NFL Players Association wants its players to be ready for it then by saving money now. “We wound up in a situation where unfortunately [savings] didn’t..." May 31

  • 11 recent NFL Draft picks on the verge of becoming busts

    Fox Sports "Every year, a handful of players taken in the first round turn out to be busts. It’s a disappointing trend in the NFL, but it’s the harsh reality teams and players have to face. There are a number of guys taken in recent drafts who are on the verge of becoming draft busts. Whether it’s due to..." May 31

  • Torrey Smith: Colin Kaepernick protested, didn't commit crime

    ESPN "New York Giants co-owner John Mara's recent comments about the emotional response Colin Kaepernick's protest drew from his team's fans caught the attention of Eagles wide receiver Torrey Smith, who said his former quarterback is being blackballed and treated more harshly than players in the league..." May 31

  • Fletcher Cox rejoins Eagles teammates at OTAs

    NFL.com "The drama surrounding Fletcher Cox's status in Philadelphia -- if there was any -- is over. The Pro Bowl defensive lineman rejoined his Eagles teammates for Tuesday's organized team activities session, per NFL Network's Kimberly Jones. Cox was a no-show for last week's voluntary workouts, an..." May 30

  • Jim Schwartz: Derek Barnett “tough as can be”

    Pro Football Talk "The Eagles made defensive end Derek Barnett their first-round pick in this year’s draft and it was hard to miss the rookie’s connection to one of the greatest players in franchise history. Barnett had 33 sacks during his career at Tennessee, which pushed him past Reggie White as the school’s..." May 30

  • Dallas Cowboys cornerback Nolan Carroll charged with DWI

    Dallas Morning News "Dallas Cowboys cornerback Nolan Carroll was arrested early Monday in Uptown on a DWI charge. A Dallas police officer pulled Carroll over about 2:15 a.m. for a traffic violation in the 2200 block of McKinney Avenue, near North Pearl Street, police said. He was arrested on suspicion of..." May 30

  • Derek Barnett impresses Philadelphia Eagles veterans early: 'He's definitely going to help'

    Penn Live "Brandon Graham knows the value of having experienced veterans around young players. When the Philadelphia Eagles defensive end was a rookie in 2010, former Eagles stalwart Trent Cole was entering his sixth year in the NFL. Cole helped Graham acclimate to the professional game during a career that..." May 29

  • Doug Pederson: Competition has sharpened Nelson Agholor

    Pro Football Talk "The Eagles signed a pair of wide receivers this offseason in Torrey Smith and Alshon Jeffery and drafted two more, something they probably wouldn’t have felt the need to do if Nelson Agholor had thrived after they made him the 20th pick of the 2015 draft. Agholor has caught 59 passes for 648..." May 28

  • Eagles Pick Up $2.4M Of Cap Space By Reworking S Rodney McLeod’s Deal

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Jason Fitzgerald of OverTheCap.com, the Eagles freed up $2.4 million of cap space by converting $3.225 million of S Rodney McLeod‘s salary to a bonus. The Eagles have had very little cap space to work with for a few months now, so cap moves were expected to be made at some point in..." May 28

  • Pederson: Competition sharpening Nelson Agholor

    NFL.com "For football fans in the spring, anything is possible. For Eagles fans in the spring, that means believing in the arrival of 2015 first-round pick Nelson Agholor. In two seasons, Agholor has 59 catches for 648 yards and three touchdowns. One of the last remnants of the Chip Kelly era,..." May 27

  • Brandon Graham ready to mentor Eagles teammate Derek Barnett

    Allentown Morning Call "Entering his eighth season, Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham is finally a top dog. Before that, there was always someone else. From Trent Cole to Jason Babin to Connor Barwin to Vinny Curry, there was always some sort of other lead edge rusher the Eagles were counting more than..." May 27

  • NFL continues to punish top assistant coaches

    ALL 22 "There are probably a lot of disappointed assistant coaches around the NFL this week. At the beginning of the week, there was a sense of joy and triumph amongst them. However, that elation and satisfaction has been tabled. On Tuesday, when the NFL owners met in Chicago for their annual May..." May 26

  • Eagles' Nick Foles now grounded after short-lived time at dizzying heights

    Philly.com "TWENTY-SEVEN and two. Those numbers will follow Nick Foles wherever he goes, forever. Sometimes in sports, greatness swirls in and picks up a player. It flings him into the clouds for a while, then drops him in some faraway cornfield, unable to explain how he got there or why he can no..." May 26

  • Carson Wentz building rapport with Alshon Jeffery, Torrey Smith

    CSN Philly "For a few weeks now, Carson Wentz has been throwing to his new weapons, Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith, in an attempt to grow their chemistry. Something was different on Tuesday. "The biggest thing is we get comfortable on air and now all of a sudden, there's a body in the way," Smith said...." May 25