Eagles Rumors & News

  • Eagles plan “a game-plan thing” for slot receiver work

    Pro Football Talk "The trade of wide receiver Jordan Matthews took a good friend away from Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz and left the team without the player who was slated to man the slot receiver role during the 2017 season. On Monday, offensive coordinator Frank Reich was asked about the plans for the..." August 15

  • Eagles Cut Ryan Mathews, Who Was Cleared To Play

    CBS Philly "The Eagles released running back Ryan Mathews on Tuesday. Mathews, 29, was medically cleared to play and having his surgically repaired neck examined, allowing for his release. The Eagles save $4 million by releasing the veteran running back. With LeGarrette Blount, Darren Sproles, Wendell..." August 15

  • Eagles get first look at Darby with starting defense

    Philly.com "Jim Schwartz needed to watch all 11 players when the defense was on the field during Sunday’s practice. But the Eagles’ defensive coordinator knew most observers focused on only one player: cornerback Ronald Darby. Darby, who was acquired Friday from Buffalo in a package for Jordan Matthews and..." August 14

  • Chris Long: “This isn’t a political issue. This is right or wrong.”

    CSN Philly "Eagles defensive end Chris Long is from Charlottesville, Virginia. It's where he went to high school and college. He feels a responsibility to speak out about the crisis in his hometown. And he’s not sticking to sports. On Saturday, the 32-year-old spoke out publicly, via Twitter, against..." August 14

  • Eagles' corner group wasn't any more shocked than you were by trade for Darby

    Philly.com "Surprise was not much in evidence Saturday along the grouping of NovaCare locker stalls belonging to Eagles cornerbacks, in the wake of the trade that brought corner Ronald Darby from Buffalo for wideout Jordan Matthews and a third-round draft choice. These guys all have smartphones. As..." August 13

  • Jim Schwartz: It’s exciting to have Ronald Darby

    Pro Football Talk "Earlier this month, Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz said he was looking for cornerbacks “who can survive the slings and arrows of training camp” when discussing a position that many thought was a weak spot for the team heading into the 2017 season. The team saw their initial group..." August 13

  • Eagles player says he'll protest the national anthem, even if Kaepernick doesn't

    CBS Sports "It looks like the movement started by Colin Kaepernick last season isn't going to end during the 2017 season just because he's out of football. Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins revealed this week that he'll be protesting during the national anthem again in 2017 after also protesting in 2016. Like..." August 13

  • Carson Wentz drove Jordan Matthews to airport after Bills trade

    Yardbarker "Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz always looks out for his teammates — even all the way until the bitter end. Speaking with the media on Saturday, Wentz said that he drove wide receiver Jordan Matthews to the airport after Matthews was dealt to the Buffalo Bills and called the trade..." August 13

  • Eagles tipped off Jordan Matthews trade on Instagram

    The Sports Daily "Friday’s blockbuster trade involving the Eagles, Bills and Rams sure seemed to come out of nowhere, and isn’t the type of move you normally see in August. On paper, though, it makes sense. Both Sammy Watkins and Jordan Matthews are entering the final year of their respective contracts, and..." August 12

  • Eagles' Carson Wentz, first-team defense shine in preseason loss to Packers

    Philly.com "Carson Wentz needed only four pass attempts on Thursday against the Green Bay Packers before replacing his helmet with a baseball cap, showing enough for the team and its eager fans to consider his preseason debut a success in a 24-9 loss at Lambeau Field. It wasn’t quite Sam Bradford-in-2015..." August 11

  • Eagles Trade Jordan Matthews To Bills CB Ronald Darby

    CBS Philly "The Eagles have traded wide receiver Jordan Matthews to the Buffalo Bills and a 2018 third-round pick for cornerback Ronald Darby. Matthews was entering the final-year of his rookie deal and was involved in multiple trade rumors. The Eagles needed to upgrade at the cornerback position, clearly..." August 11

  • Eagles' Carson Wentz begins his second preseason looking for better experience than his first

    Philly.com "Carson Wentz’s first preseason with the Eagles lasted 39 plays. On Aug. 11 of last year, with Philadelphia fans eager to see their new franchise player in uniform for the first time, Wentz entered the preseason opener against Tampa Bay at Lincoln Financial Field as the No. 3 quarterback at the end..." August 10

  • Roger Goodell in favor of shortening preseason to 3 games

    WEEI Boston "Every football fan would agree, the NFL preseason is very boring, and it appears NFL commissioner Roger Goodell would agree. “When I go around to fans, that’s maybe the No. 1 thing I hear,” Goodell said, via Bob Glauber of Newsday. “The NFL should do things to the highest possible standards...." August 10

  • Eagles' Graham can earn $1.5M raise in restructured deal

    ESPN "The Philadelphia Eagles have amended the contract of defensive end Brandon Graham, affording him the chance to earn an additional $1.5 million over the next two seasons through incentives and salary escalators, according to league sources. Graham, who was selected as a second-team All-Pro..." August 10

  • NFL To Hire Full Time Officials For First Time In League History

    Real GM Football "For the first time in NFL history, the league will have 21 to 24 full-time officials. Under the plan, each of the seven field officiating positions will be represented, with no more than five coming from one position. The full-time officials will come from the current roster of 124 game..." August 09

  • New Eagle Corey Graham likely to make 'guest appearances' at corner

    Philly.com "After he signed with the Eagles last week, Corey Graham’s family called with the same question that Eagles fans had about the 10-year veteran: Do you think you’ll play cornerback again? “I played it for eight years in this league,” Graham said. “I enjoyed playing corner. It’s not really a big..." August 07

  • Reich is well aware that Carson Wentz holds the Eagles' future, and Reich's, in his hands

    Philly.com "The game works a certain way, and Frank Reich knows how it works, even if he will do his best, over the next 4½ months or more, not to think about playing. The game works like this: An offensive coordinator or quarterbacks coach who has never been a head coach before gets a chance to work with..." August 06

  • Eagles Hall of Famer Jim Gallagher dies

    Pro Football Talk "Jim Gallagher never played for the Eagles. But he worked for the team. For 46 years. The long-time team executive, who served the franchise from 1949 through 1995, has died at the age of 88. “Jim was one of the kindest and most remarkable men you could ever meet,” Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie..." August 05

  • Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery's shoulder strain is behind him even though he missed another practice

    Philly.com "Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery is past the shoulder strain that sidelined him this week, but he still sat out of Friday’s practice session. With a players’ day off on Saturday, coach Doug Pederson said he wanted to give Jeffery an extra day of rest. “Just a matter of keeping him rested,”..." August 05

  • While Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery sits, Nelson Agholor and Marcus Johnson earn opportunities

    Philly.com "The Eagles practiced Thursday again without top wide receiver Alshon Jeffery, who was sidelined for the third consecutive day with a strained right shoulder. The team is unalarmed, secure in the position that they’re simply being careful with a player who inked a one-year, $9.5 million contract..." August 04

  • Eagles' Malcolm Jenkins calls teams 'cowards' for not signing Colin Kaepernick

    Bleacher Report "Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins believes any team shying away from signing quarterback Colin Kaepernick is a coward. Jenkins offered these pointed comments about Kaepernick's continued unemployment in an interview with Martin Frank of the News Journal: "This is just some other..." August 03

  • Eagles' Alshon Jeffery misses second practice with shoulder injury

    Newark Star-Ledger "Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery was sidelined for the second consecutive practice on Wednesday, two days after suffering what appeared to be. minor injury. Jeffery also missed Tuesday's first full contact practice with tackling to the ground after suffering a minor shoulder injury during..." August 02

  • Despite a scare in 2016, Eagles' Zach Ertz eager for live contact in camp

    Philly.com "The Eagles finished one of their live-contact practices last season without Zach Ertz and Jordan Matthews, and Ertz seemed ready to unload his hits after the session. Both Ertz and Matthews fell victim to rookies who tackled low. Ertz avoided injury, but Matthews missed a month. Ertz didn’t..." August 01

  • Eagles sign cornerback Tay Glover-Wright

    Pro Football Talk "Cornerback is a potential trouble spot for the Eagles this season and they added to the group on Monday as they look for a mix that will keep that from happening. The Eagles announced that they have signed Tay Glover-Wright. The team had an open spot on the 90-man roster so they didn’t need to..." August 01

  • Cowboys fan kicked out of Eagles training camp practice

    Yardbarker "Don’t mess with the best rivalries the NFL has to offer. Just ask this Dallas Cowboys fan, who decided to show up to Philadelphia Eagles training camp wearing a Dez Bryant jersey. It all appeared to be fun and games for the Cowboys fan. That’s until he was asked to leave the facility by..." August 01

  • Rookie CB Randall Goforth tore ACL, out for season

    Philly.com "Eagles cornerback Randall Goforth tore his anterior cruciate ligament in Friday’s practice session, ending the season of the undrafted rookie. Goforth signed with the Eagles after the draft. He started 44 career games at UCLA and had 10 interceptions. The Eagles now have eight healthy..." July 31

  • Eagles rising, or just another disappointing campaign?

    Sportsnaut "Unlike most last-place teams, the Philadelphia Eagles were not particularly bad in 2016 — they finished fourth in DVOA and tenth in weighted DVOA. Looking ahead to 2017, however, there are simply too many holes and question marks to compete with the likes of Dallas and New York. The biggest of..." July 31

  • Joe Banner: Eagles didn’t consider fan reaction before signing Mike Vick

    Pro Football Talk "Before the Ravens give a second chance to a guy who shouldn’t need a second chance, they’re giving the fan base a chance to make it known how they will react, positively or negatively, to the news. As noted last night, the Ravens didn’t publicly invite fan input when considering whether to keep..." July 31

  • There simply weren’t enough reps in Philly for Marcus Smith

    Pro Football Talk "The Eagles abruptly dumped linebacker/defensive end Marcus Smith, a 2014 first-round draft pick, earlier this week. On Friday, defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz explained the decision to move on. “I think the biggest thing in not working out, as far as this year, is the other acquisitions that..." July 28

  • Report: NFL To Walk Away From Deal To Fund Concussion Research With $16 Million Unpaid

    Deadspin "The NFL has given the National Institutes of Health less than half of the $30 million they promised for concussion research five years ago, and after repeatedly trying to influence how their “unrestricted gift” was used, the league is letting their agreement expire with no plans to finish paying..." July 28

  • Mychal Kendricks asked Eagles to trade or release him in January

    CSN Philly "Eagles linebacker Mychal Kendricks confirmed that he requested to be released or traded at the end of the 2016 season. Kendricks has been the subject of trade rumors for the past few seasons, but after he played a dramatically reduced role in '16, a move seemed more likely than ever...." July 28

  • Seahawks to sign Marcus Smith

    CSN Philly "It didn't take Marcus Smith long to find a new home, and he landed in a pretty good spot: Seattle. Smith, released by the Eagles on Wednesday after three disappointing seasons, tweeted out Friday morning, "12th man let's get it, God is so good!" Seattle fans are commonly referred to as the..." July 28

  • Lane Johnson on PEDs: I’m not Steve Lattimer from ‘The Program’

    Philly.com "Lane Johnson reported to Eagles training camp Wednesday as large as he’s been since coming to the Eagles in 2013 – and he insists he’s only eating and training, avoiding the supplements that earned him a 10-game suspension last season. “Everybody expects me to be like the Steve Latimer from..." July 28

  • Eagles' Bradham knows he won't go to jail, doesn't know he won't be suspended

    Philly.com "Nigel Bradham said he had a good offseason. “I stayed out of trouble,” Bradham said. Bradham said it’s a relief to know he isn’t facing jail time, after earlier this month accepting a deferred prosecution deal on a felony assault charge in Miami. That charge arose from a confrontation with a..." July 28

  • Jordan Matthews says knee issue, not contract concerns, kept him from Eagles' spring practices

    ESPN "During team drills Thursday, Eagles wide receiver Jordan Matthews took off down the field, tracked a long toss from quarterback Nick Foles, leaped into the air and wrestled it away from defensive back Randall Goforth in the end zone. After slowly making his way back to the sideline, a bit of a..." July 28

  • Is Jordan Matthews worried about being in contract year with Eagles?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Jordan Matthews reported and was a full participant on the first full squad practice of Eagles training camp on Thursday at the NovaCare Complex, days after a report surfaced that part of his limitation during minicamp and OTAs was due to his dissatisfaction with his current contract situation...." July 27

  • Rob Gronkowski, Julio Jones top pass-catchers in 'Madden NFL 18'

    Sporting News "Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski finished last year's reign as the "Madden" cover athlete rated 99 overall, despite an injury that cut his season short. For "Madden NFL 18," he'll begin at 98. Gronkowski is the highest-rated tight end in the game, with Travis Kelce, Jimmy Graham, and Delanie..." July 27

  • Congress demands NFL pays $18 million bill

    Sportsnaut "The NFL still owes $18 million on a five-year agreement with the National Institutes of Health stemming from a concussion research program conducted by the two organizations. Back in 2012, the NFL announced that it would be handing NIH $30 million to help the Institutes study the long-term..." July 27

  • Eagles' offensive coordinator Frank Reich hopes he's gotten young wideouts up to speed

    Philly.com "The public focus is on the veteran additions the Eagles made to their receiving corps this offseason, but for three days this week, offensive coordinator Frank Reich got to work with his young receivers – draft picks Mack Hollins (fourth round) and Shelton Gibson (fifth), along with undrafted..." July 27

  • Saints Working Out LB Bryan Braman

    Pro Football Rumors "Special-teams maven Bryan Braman recently worked out for the Saints, as his agent Sean Stellato tells Mike Triplett of ESPN.com. Braman, 30, has appeared in 94 career games since entering the league as an undrafted free agent out of West Texas A&M in 2011, but has never started a contest. His..." July 26

  • Eagles DC: Timmy Jernigan trade like adding top pick

    NFL.com "The Philadelphia Eagles added first-round pick Derek Barnett to upgrade their pass rush. It might not be the move with the biggest impact on the Eagles' pass rush in 2017. Philly traded almonds for defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan, who is the perfect fit in coordinator Jim Schwartz's penetrating..." July 26

  • Eagles release offensive lineman Allen Barbre

    Pro Football Talk "The Eagles announced that Isaac Seumalo would open camp as their starter at left guard. That left Allen Barbre without a job, and looking for another one. The team announced they had released the veteran lineman. The versatile Barbre started 28 games over the past two years, able to fill in..." July 26

  • Eagles trade OL Allen Barbre to Broncos before officially releasing him

    CSN Philly "About 2 1/2 hours after offensive coordinator Frank Reich anointed second-year pro Isaac Seumalo the Eagles’ starting left guard, the team said it had released incumbent left guard Allen Barbre, a 10-year veteran. Only the Eagles didn't cut Barbre. Before his release, the Eagles were..." July 26

  • Eagles cut 2014 first-round pick Marcus Smith

    Newark Star-Ledger "Defensive end Marcus Smith, one of the biggest busts in franchise history, has been released by the Eagles. Smith was cut one day before the team's first full-squad practice of training camp. The defensive end was due a roster bonus on Saturday, so the decision to release him now likely..." July 26

  • Contract may be an issue for Jordan Matthews at Eagles camp

    Philly.com "As Eagles veterans officially check in for training camp Wednesday, Jordan Matthews’ knee is among the main topics of discussion. Matthews sat out much of spring work with tendinitis, which he said last month would not keep him off the field when training camp arrived. Matthews was among the..." July 26

  • CTE found in 99% of studied brains from deceased NFL players

    CNN "Chronic traumatic encephalopathy, known as CTE, was found in 99% of deceased NFL players' brains that were donated to scientific research, according to a study published Tuesday in the medical journal JAMA. The neurodegenerative brain disease can be found in individuals who have been exposed to..." July 25

  • With Eagles set to return, it's time to bone up on the staples of training camp

    Philly.com "It’s Christmastime in Philadelphia. Our long regional nightmare of watching the Phillies while speculating about the 76ers and Flyers now segues to our most satisfying activity as a sports-obsessed populace: speculating about the Eagles while watching them practice. Quarterbacks, rookies, and..." July 24

  • Eagles make moves as camp opens

    Pro Football Talk "The Eagles commence the process of digging out of the NFC East basement, where they landed with a respectable 7-9 record, by making some moves before the opening of camp. Gone is cornerback Dwayne Gratz, who joined the team last December. His roster spot was taken by quarterback Dane Evans, who..." July 24

  • Jordan Matthews, Jordan Hicks to be limited early in camp

    Pro Football Talk "A pair of Eagles with the same first name and different injury concerns are going to be limited participants when the team holds its first full-squad practice of training camp later this week. Coach Doug Pederson said at a press conference on Monday that wide receiver Jordan Matthews and..." July 24

  • Eagles sign Canadian rugby player Adam Zaruba

    Pro Football Talk "The Eagles signed a tight end on Monday who will need to brush up on more than just his playbook in order to make the team this summer. Adam Zaruba is trying to make the jump from a spot on Canada’s national rugby sevens team to a place in the NFL. Zaruba has not played football since he was in..." July 24