Eagles Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Carson Wentz went to a QB guru and the Eagles supposedly aren't thrilled

    CBS Sports "Around this time last year, Carson Wentz was gearing up for his first OTA session as a professional football player. He would head into it as the Eagles' third-string quarterback despite the fact that he was the No. 2 overall pick in the draft. He was expected to continue in that role..." May 24

  • Eagles WR Jordan Matthews on trade rumors: 'That’s fake news. Alternative facts'

    Philly.com "Jordan Matthews was rumored to be available via trade this offseason. The Eagles' fourth-year receiver did not sound concerned about the speculation. “That’s fake news. Alternative facts,” Matthews said Tuesday with a smile. “I don’t really care about that stuff, bro. I feel like it’s the NFL –..." May 24

  • Fletcher Cox, Jason Peters, Donnie Jones miss Eagles OTAs

    Newark Star-Ledger "Three key Eagles veterans were absent from Day 1 of the team's voluntary organized team activities Tuesday morning at the NovaCare Complex. Pro Bowl defensive tackle Fletcher Cox, Pro Bowl left tackle Jason Peters, and punter Donnie Jones were missing from this week's OTA, according to head..." May 23

  • Fletcher Cox to return to Eagles OTAs next week

    Pro Football Talk "The Eagles started this year’s slate of Organized Team Activities without defensive tackle Fletcher Cox in attendance, but it doesn’t sound like his absence is going to be an extended one. Coach Doug Pederson said Tuesday that while he would expect Cox to be at the practices, the defensive..." May 23

  • Donnel Pumphrey wants to make NFL little by little

    Philly.com "With the exception of high school, college and the pros, no one has ever questioned whether Donnel Pumphrey was big enough to play the game of football. "Oh, yes. I've been doubted at every level," said Pumphrey, who will drag another set of potential doubters around the field at the NovaCare..." May 23

  • Vinny Curry said he played through knee injury last year

    Pro Football Talk "Eagles defensive end Vinny Curry responded to a big contract with a lackluster season, but he’s explaining now there was a reason for that. Via Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ.com, Curry said during an interview on 94 WIP that he tried playing through a knee injury which bothered him all season. “I..." May 22

  • The Eagles are surrounding long-term QB Carson Wentz with short-term help

    Fox Sports "The Philadelphia Eagles came into the 2017 offseason with one goal: Surround Carson Wentz with talent. With a young quarterback at the helm, the best thing a team can do is provide him with reliable, consistent playmakers on offense. The Eagles didn’t have those type of players last season, and..." May 20

  • Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount not worried about his age, not telling his weight

    Philly.com "LeGarrette Blount is 30, an often unwelcome age in the NFL — especially for running backs. On the day Blount signed his one-year deal with the Eagles, Philadelphia’s new running back said his health is “great” and expressed optimism about his place with the Eagles after winning a Super Bowl with..." May 19

  • Michael Vick to play in trial game for American Flag Football League

    ESPN "Former NFL quarterback Michael Vick is coming back to the gridiron in a new professional flag football league that is testing out the concept in a game next month. The American Flag Football League, which aims to launch eight league-owned franchises in 2018, is hosting a game featuring Vick and..." May 18

  • Despite What They Say, Eagles Are Building To Win Now

    CSN Philly "What they're saying is not what they're doing. They're saying patience. They're building for today. They're saying grow through the draft. They're adding big-name free agents. They're saying they have a long way to go. They're actually closer than you think. "You feel like you're doing..." May 18

  • NFL owners expected to approve proposal reducing overtime to 10 minutes

    Sportsnaut "The NFL’s overtime rules are expected to receive a major change in the form of how long the overtime period will last. NFL owners are expected to pass a proposal that would reduce the overtime period from 15 minutes to 10 during regular season games, per Judy Battista of NFL Media. This was a..." May 17

  • Eagles agree to terms with power back LeGarrette Blount on a one-year deal

    Philly.com "Cue sounds of rejoicing throughout the land. The Eagles moved to fill what a vocal segment of their fanbase considered a gaping hole Wednesday, agreeing to terms with 6-foot-1, 245-pound power back LeGarrette Blount on a one-year contract. When he signs, the Eagles will have to release a..." May 17

  • Brandon Graham Calls Eagles Contract Holdout Report 'Fake News'

    Bleacher Report "Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham shot down reports of a potential holdout while appearing at the team facility Tuesday. Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reported last week that sources indicated Graham was expected to skip OTAs and possibly mandatory minicamp..." May 16

  • Injured Eagles draft pick Sidney Jones taking small steps

    Philly.com "Sidney Jones is not a patient man. He'll need to learn to become one during the next few months while the Eagles practice without their second-round pick, who is recovering from a torn left Achilles tendon that could sideline him for part - or maybe all - of the 2017 season. Jones visited..." May 14

  • Eagles not rushing Sidney Jones

    Pro Football Talk "Cornerback Sidney Jones suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon during his Pro Day workout in March. Before the draft, he expressed confidence during a visit to PFT Live that he’ll be ready to go by September. (His doctors seemed to agree.) The Eagles could be targeting September as well for his debut..." May 12

  • Doug Pederson not worried about the absence of Brandon Graham

    Pro Football Talk "There’s a disagreement in the media regarding the reason for the recent absence of Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham from offseason workouts, but there’s no disagreement regarding the fact that he hasn’t been there. Coach Doug Pederson addressed the situation on Friday, in a session with..." May 12

  • Eagles Sign Seven Draft Picks

    Pro Football Rumors "With the notable exception of first-round defensive end Derek Barnett, all of the Eagles’ draft picks are now under contract. The Eagles have agreed to deals with seven members of their rookie class, per a team announcement. Here’s the list: 2-43: Sidney Jones, CB (Washington) 3-99: Rasul..." May 11

  • Philadelphia Eagles' Brandon Graham to hold out

    Philly.com "Defensive end Brandon Graham has stopped attending Eagles workouts and is expected to skip organized team activities later this month – and also possibly mandatory minicamp in June – until the Eagles renegotiate his contract, two NFL sources said. Graham signed a four-year, $26 million contract..." May 10

  • Alberto Riveron named NFL senior VP of officiating

    NFL.com "The NFL has a new team atop their officiating department. According to a release sent out by the league Wednesday, Alberto Riveron was named the senior vice president of officiating, filling the role vacated by former officiating head Dean Blandino. Russell Yurk, an NFL replay veteran of..." May 10

  • Eagles' new wide receiver Torrey Smith pays for 46 animal adoptions

    Philly.com "New Eagles wide receiver Torrey Smith is quite a fan of shelter animals. Over the weekend Smith and his wife, Chanel, committed to paying the adoption fees of 46 animals at the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter, according to the group's Facebook page. The pair were at Pawject Runway,..." May 09

  • Could injury to Saints' Max Unger lead to Mark Ingram, Jason Kelce trade for Eagles?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Last offseason the Eagles took advantage of an injury to Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, swapping quarterback Sam Bradford for a first-round pick. Could they be ready to strike again? According to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, Saints center Max Unger has suffered a foot injury..." May 08

  • Eagles haven't fully addressed cornerback needs

    Philly.com "On paper, the Eagles might have a worse set of cornerbacks than they did last season. While the departed Leodis McKelvin and Nolan Carroll were at best a pair of No. 2's, it would be a stretch to describe Jalen Mills and Patrick Robinson as even starting-caliber cornerbacks. Both Mills and..." May 07

  • Eagles' Torrey Smith pays adoption fees of 46 animals at Baltimore animal shelter

    Sporting News "Torrey Smith may not play for the Ravens anymore, but he isn't done giving to the city of Baltimore. According to BARCS Animal Shelter in Baltimore, Smith and his wife Chanel paid the adoption fees for cats and dogs — 46 total — at an adoption event on Saturday. They also made an "extra..." May 07

  • Eagles see Nate Gerry as a linebacker now

    Philly.com "Nate Gerry learned that his NFL future might be at linebacker instead of safety during a predraft discussion with Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz, who touted Gerry's versatility. He met with linebackers coach Ken Flajole, who drew plays to see if Gerry was capable of transitioning to the..." May 06

  • Draft's likely impact on 2017 Eagles

    Philly.com "I HAVEN'T thrown out a "hot take" yet on the Eagles' 2017 draft. Please forgive me. I don't know with certainty who "the 5 Eagles vets put on notice by the draft" might be. I am not ready to predict the 53-man roster. I don't know, four months before the start of the season, without having seen..." May 05

  • Eagles Will Decline DE Marcus Smith’s Fifth-Year Option

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Philadelphia Eagles will decline DE Marcus Smith’s fifth-year option, according to Zach Berman of Philly.com. The fifth-year option would have cost the Eagles $8,625,000 million for the 2018 season, according to Joel Corry, but was guaranteed only for injury and wouldn’t have prevented them..." May 02

  • Rasul Douglas' hunger now is only for success

    Philly.com "The Eagles' draft attempts to find quality cornerbacks over the last 14 years have been mostly sad and sometimes sickening. Since getting it right in 2002 with the first- and second-round selections of Lito Sheppard and Sheldon Brown, the Eagles have drafted 13 cornerbacks. That dirty baker's..." May 01

  • How have Browns, Titans done on Wentz/Goff deals?

    NFL.com "How have Browns, Titans done on Wentz/Goff deals? Print 0 By Conor Orr Around The NFL Writer Published: May 1, 2017 at 09:49 a.m. Updated: May 1, 2017 at 11:18 a.m. Both the Browns and Titans seemed to come out of the 2017 NFL Draft with considerable..." May 01

  • Ryan Mathews ‘almost certain’ to be released by Eagles

    Larry Brown Sports "The Philadelphia Eagles added some running back depth when they took former San Diego State star Donnell Pumphrey in the fourth round of the NFL Draft, but they will likely need to make more moves at the position if and when they release Ryan Mathews. Mathews, 29, suffered a herniated disk in..." May 01

  • Drew Pearson Says Roger Goodell Encouraged His Trolling at 2017 NFL Draft

    Bleacher Report "Former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Drew Pearson told PFT Live on Monday that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell encouraged his trolling of Philadelphia fans at the 2017 draft. "I'm thinking he might say, 'Oh, no, don't say anything like that, that might get them too fired up, might cause a riot..." May 01

  • It's wait and see for the Eagles and the running backs they drafted

    Philly.com "Would you rather have Sidney Jones and Donnel Pumphrey or Dalvin Cook? That is essentially what it would have cost - a cornerback and a running back - for the Eagles to trade up for the Florida State tailback. It's a fair question to ask looking at the team's depth chart at running back after..." May 01

  • Bettors quickly push Patriots' win total up to 11.5

    ESPN "A Las Vegas sportsbook on Sunday opened the New England Patriots' season win total at 11, the highest of any team. That number didn't last long. Shortly after posting the first NFL win totals in Las Vegas, the sportsbook at the South Point casino took multiple $1,000 bets on New England to..." May 01

  • Report: 49ers & Eagles Discussed Trade For LB Mychal Kendricks, Deal Now Unlikely

    NFL Trade Rumors "Kevin Jones of KNBR reports that the 49ers discussed a potential trade for Eagles LB Mychal Kendricks a month ago. However, a deal is now considered unlikely after the 49ers used a first-round pick on Alabama LB Reuben Foster. Back in March, Jeff McLane mentioned that the Eagles were asking..." May 01

  • Browns got nine players for Carson Wentz, and they’re not done yet

    Pro Football Talk "The haul of players the Browns have acquired with picks they got from Philadelphia in last year’s Carson Wentz trade is extraordinary, and it hasn’t even ended yet. Cleveland sent the second overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft (along with a 2017 fourth-round pick) to the Eagles in exchange for..." April 30

  • Eagles “really confident” Sidney Jones will be same player after Achilles tear

    Pro Football Talk "Cornerback Sidney Jones became a new member of the Eagles in the second round of the draft on Friday night, but it’s still unknown when Jones will be able to get on the field for the team. Jones tore his Achilles in his pro day workout and will be on a rehab schedule for several more months at..." April 29

  • Eagles trade up to grab NCAA yards leader Donnel Pumphrey

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Eagles selected San Diego State running back Donnel Pumphrey with the 132nd overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft on Saturday. Pumphrey, 5-foot-9, 180 pounds, finished his four seasons at San Diego State with 1,059 carries for 6,405 yards and 62 touchdowns. He also caught the ball 99..." April 29

  • 10 best players still available in 2017 NFL Draft

    Larry Brown Sports "The first round of the 2017 NFL Draft has officially come to a close and 32 players now have a new home. But what about all the players who remain? What about those who unexpectedly fell? And just how far will those with question-mark players continue to fall? Each of those are legitimate..." April 28

  • Eagles pick Derek Barnett at No. 14 overall

    Newark Star-Ledger "Tennessee defensive end Derek Barnett, a player many believe is the best pure pass rusher in the 2017 NFL Draft, has landed with the Eagles. Barnett went No. 14 overall. Barnett, 6-foot-3, 265 pounds, finished his three years at Tennessee with 198 tackles and 32 sacks. Here is a..." April 28

  • Carson Wentz had laser eye surgery

    Pro Football Talk "Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz should be able to see downfield better this season. Wentz revealed that he had laser eye surgery this offseason after playing with contact lenses during his rookie year. “I had PRK done, so it was very helpful,” Wentz said on WIP. “It’s pretty cool to wake up..." April 27

  • Malcolm Jenkins wants 'another Buckeye' in Eagles secondary

    Philly.com "Malcolm Jenkins may have selfish reasons for wanting the Eagles to draft a cornerback in the first round, but the veteran safety sees what most NFL observers see, and not just because he has an distinctive vantage point. "That's been kind of one of the hot topics over the last couple of seasons..." April 25

  • 'Bloodbath' in Bristol: ESPN could cut 70 people

    Sporting News "The layoffs at ESPN might turn out worse than predicted, sources tell Sporting News. The Worldwide Leader in Sports could cut around 70 TV/radio anchors, reporters, analysts and online writers over coming days and weeks, sources said. That would be worse than the 40 to 50 on-air talents..." April 25

  • Eagles have needs at wide receiver and tight end, too

    Philly.com "The Eagles addressed their need at wide receiver last month by signing Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith, alleviating the urgency to fill the position in the draft. But those signings wouldn't preclude the Eagles from adding another one this week. The team's pledge to draft the best available..." April 24

  • Worker suffers injury after falling off NFL draft stage

    Philly.com "A man working on the NFL draft stage in Center City was injured Saturday afternoon after falling about 30 feet, Philadelphia police said. The worker, 27, was working on the roof of a stage on the 2500 block of Spring Garden Street, near the Art Museum, when he fell just after 2:30 p.m., police..." April 23

  • Brian Westbrook: Eagles shouldn't pick Christian McCaffrey at No. 14

    ESPN "A vote against Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey almost comes off like a vote against himself, which is part of the reason why Brian Westbrook's firm "no" on the idea of drafting McCaffrey in the first round is so interesting. “I think the kid is going to be a good player, I just don’t..." April 22

  • Eagles' Joe Douglas sees '7 or 8 scenarios' for 14th overall draft pick

    Philly.com "The Eagles seem to think there definitely will be a standout player available when they are scheduled to pick 14th overall in the NFL draft next week, judging from what de facto general manager Howie Roseman and player personnel vice president Joe Douglas said Thursday in a pair of media..." April 21

  • Howie Roseman: Joe Mixon’s talented, but total package is part of equation

    ESPN "The answer to the question was staring right back at Philadelphia Eagles executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman. With Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon the topic of conversation during a pre-draft media gathering, Roseman was asked if the Eagles are uniquely qualified to..." April 21

  • Eagles see “significantly higher” number of draftable corners this year

    Philly.com "The Eagles’ biggest need is cornerback. This is considered a deep cornerback draft class. Just how deep? “I can’t give you the exact number of draftable cornerbacks that we have. I can say it’s significantly higher than the past 3-4 years,” Joe Douglas, the Eagles’ vice president of player..." April 20

  • NFL owners chipped in millions to fund President Trump’s inauguration events

    Sporting News "Redskins owner Daniel Snyder was among many high-rolling sports figures to contribute to President Donald Trump's inaugural festivities, including six other NFL owners who donated $1 million, The Washington Post reported, citing a Federal Election Commission filing it obtained. The Republican..." April 20

  • Phil Simms joining CBS’ The NFL Today as studio analyst

    Sportsnaut "CBS announced Wednesday that Phil Simms will be joining the show The NFL Today as a studio analyst. Simms had previously made it clear he wasn’t done working in broadcasting after being bumped for Tony Romo in the live booth next to Jim Nantz. A consummate professional, we expect Simms to..." April 19