Eagles Rumors & News

  • Could Jamaal Charles be an option for Eagles?

    ESPN "With needs at several positions but not much money to go around, the Philadelphia Eagles will need to get creative this offseason as they build their team. The Eagles have just under $10 million in cap space, per OverTheCap. They are expected to make several moves before the league year opens..." February 26

  • Jason Peters will stay in Philly, not taking a pay cut

    Pro Football Talk "Despite a report this month that the Eagles asked left tackle Jason Peters to take a pay cut, he’ll be sticking around on his current contract. The Eagles have decided to bring Peters back without a pay cut, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Peters’ base salary will be $10.45 million and he..." February 23

  • Alshon Jeffery's 5 best free agency fits do not include Eagles

    Sporting News "Alshon Jeffery is the NFL's best free-agent wide receiver in 2017. Unlike the top players at other marquee positions, Jeffery will hit the open market, as his current team, the Bears, are unlikely to franchise tag him for a second consecutive year. With several teams in desperate need of a No...." February 21

  • NFL sets cap percentages for franchise tags

    Pro Football Talk "The franchise-tag crop report has arrived. Sort of. Prior to 2011, the non-exclusive franchise tenders were determined by averaging the five highest cap numbers at each position from the prior year. Starting in 2011, the tenders are determined by the aggregate sum of the salary cap for the five..." February 15

  • NFL Would Boost TV Ratings, Ad Revenue If US Ban On Sports Betting Lifted, New Report Says

    Legal Sports Report "MoffettNathanson Research released a report called NFL Season Recap – It’s All Over But the Crying (paywall), looking back at 2016-17. Part of the analysis focused on sports betting, and opportunities missed by the NFL to generate more interest and revenue. The NFL has generally tried to..." February 14

  • Some late-season Thursday Night Football games could move to Saturday

    Awful Announcing "With the 2016-17 NFL season, it’s time for the league’s TV’s partners to look ahead for the next season and what teams they’ll lobby for. Due to the Dallas Cowboys’ effect on the ratings in the second half of last season, there’s no doubt that all of the networks will want to maximize the number..." February 14

  • Eagles want to trade Mychal Kendricks

    Philly Voice "According to a source, the Philadelphia Eagles are willing to move on from Mychal Kendricks this offseason, and it is anticipated that teams around the league will have interest in acquiring Kendricks via a trade. Kendricks will count for $6,600,000 against the salary cap in 2017, $1,800,000 of..." February 13

  • Eagles expected to pursue Alshon Jeffery

    CBS Sports "It doesn't take long in the NFL offseason for "conventional wisdom" to take hold. You hear something a few times and read something a few times, and then before you know it, like a byzantine game of telephone, it begins to get repeated over and over. It becomes the gospel for the..." February 10

  • Jason Taylor: “T.O. deserves to be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame”

    Pro Football Talk "New Pro Football Hall of Famer Jason Taylor is disappointed that Terrell Owens won’t be with him on enshrinement day in Canton. Taylor said this morning on PFT Live that he’s baffled that Owens wasn’t selected. “I don’t get it,” Taylor said. “His numbers, football wise? Come on. He stacks up..." February 09

  • Details on How Much DirecTV is Raising The NFL Sunday Ticket Package in 2017

    Black Sports Online "The 2016 campaign ended in epic fashion, as the New England Patriots came back from down 25 points against the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI. As football fans wait several months until the game returns, they’ll have to get ready for prices rising for the Sunday Ticket package on..." February 09

  • Eagles part ways with Leodis McKelvin

    247 Sports "The Philadelphia Eagles have released their first player this offseason. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Eagles will release veteran cornerback Leodis McKelvin. The 31-year old McKelvin was set to make $3.45 million for the 2017 season. " February 08

  • Worst NFL free-agent pool ever won't stop desperate teams from diving in wallets first

    CBS Sports "NFL free agency is fool's gold. Always has been. Always will be. Now more than ever. Forever and forever. Amen. I've been singing this chorus and preaching this sermon for roughly a decade now, and nothing has changed. Except, well, the free-agency classes grow shallower and shallower...." February 08

  • DIRECTV raising Sunday Ticket prices for 2017 season

    Sportsnaut "It’s all about supply and demand. And despite what was a perceived regression in terms of television ratings during the 2016 NFL season, the demand is surely still there. It’s the most popular sport in North American. That’s not even up for debate at this point. So leave it to cable and..." February 08

  • Eagles approach LT Jason Peters about pay cut

    ESPN "The Philadelphia Eagles have approached veteran left tackle Jason Peters about taking a pay cut, league sources tell ESPN's Adam Caplan. Peters, 35, is scheduled to make a base salary of $10.45 million in 2017 and carries a cap number of $11.7 million, the highest on the team. Thanks in part..." February 08

  • Top 10 biggest boom or bust players in 2017 NFL Draft

    Sportsnaut "Heading into the 2017 NFL Draft, there are a few players who find themselves in the “no doubt about it” category. Texas A&M EDGE defender Myles Garrett comes to mind when discussing that type of player. Other prospects quality as flyers and potential steals. There’s a whole other category,..." February 07

  • Michael Vick officially retiring from NFL

    ALL 22 "Quarterback Michael Vick is officially calling it a career, he reportedly told Josina Anderson of ESPN. Vick, 36, spent time with four NFL franchises, including the Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles, New York Jets and Pittsburgh Steelers. He was a four-time Pro Bowler and in 2010 was named..." February 03

  • Malcolm Jenkins wins NFLPA's 'highest honor'

    Philly Voice "Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins won the 2017 Byron "Whizzer" White Award, which is "the highest honor the NFLPA can bestow on a player" on Thursday. A description of the Byron "Whizzer" White Award from the NFLPA website: The NFL Players Association annually recognizes..." February 03

  • President Trump on Roger Goodell: ‘The commissioner is a dope. He’s a stupid guy’

    Sportsnaut "President Donald Trump isn’t one afraid to ruffle some feathers. It’s his outspoken attitude and ability to go away from the norm that caught the attention of those who voted him into office. As divisive as Trump himself might be, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is an equally divisive figure..." February 01

  • Roger Goodell indicates NFL looking into cutting commercials during broadcasts

    Sportsnaut "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell addressed the public in a pre-Super Bowl press conference on Wednesday. He covered many issues including the possibility of the league reducing the number of commercials during a game. The task at hand would be to shorten the time it takes to watch an entire NFL..." February 01

  • Goodell defends Thursday Night Football: Lower injury rate, 'high-quality football'

    CBS Sports ""Thursday Night Football" isn't on its way out. As NFL commissioner Roger Goodell made clear at his press conference Wednesday, it's here to stay. To do so, Goodell cited lower injury rates and "high-quality football." "They're slightly lower than any other games," Goodell said of injury..." February 01

  • 2017 Salary Cap Could Increase By As Much As $15M

    NFL Trade Rumors "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell told reporters (per Kyle Meinke) on Wednesday that the 2017 salary cap could go up by as much as $15 million per team. A few months ago, Tom Pelissero of USA Today reported that NFL teams were informed that the 2017 cap is expected to be between $166 million –..." February 01

  • Head of NFL refs union: Barbs from players 'very concerning'

    USA Today "The NFL has fined multiple players this season for criticizing individual officials, and the head of the NFL Referees Association doesn’t want to see such incidents become a trend. Scott Green, the former NFL referee and recently appointed NFLRA executive director, told USA TODAY Sports on..." February 01

  • Report: NFLPA reviewing relationship with Uber after ‘strike busting tactics’

    Sportsnaut "According to Albert Breer of MMQB, the NFL Players Association is reviewing its relationship with ride-share company Uber in wake of its decision to operate in New York City when the city’s taxis went on strike over the weekend to protest the Trump administrations immigration policy. The strike..." January 31

  • Michael Vick Admits His NFL Career Is Likely Over

    NFL Trade Rumors "Veteran QB Michael Vick admitted during an interview with Jonathan Jones of Sports Illustrated that he’s likely played his final snap in the NFL. “Yeah, I think it’s it,” Vick said when asked about retirement. “I’m kind of looking at life from a different perspective now. I’ve got kids..." January 30

  • NFL won’t commit to Orlando Pro Bowl

    Pro Football Talk "This year’s Pro Bowl was more successful than usual, due in part to a sold-out crowd in Orlando and an inexplicably successful effort (fueled by Ray Lewis) to get the players to cast aside their best interests and risk injury by playing hard. Still, the new home of the game won’t necessarily be..." January 30

  • Source: Redskins will pursue Eagles free agent Bennie Logan

    Newark Star-Ledger "Eagles defensive tackle Bennie Logan could be one of the more attractive free agents on the market when free agency begins on March 9. And although that is roughly six weeks away, rumors are starting to swirl. According to a person with knowledge of the Washington Redskins' plan, the Redskins..." January 30

  • Sold-out Pro Bowl means it surely will continue

    Pro Football Talk "From time to time, the NFL huffs and puffs about the quality of the Pro Bowl. But the Pro Bowl’s house isn’t going to be blown down any time soon. (Even though it should be.) This year, the NFL has offered standing-room only tickets at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, site of this year’s..." January 29

  • NFL and medical marijuana: A Q&A with former Eagles OL Todd Herremans

    ESPN "The conversation about marijuana's place in the NFL is heating up. Earlier this week, it was revealed that the NFL Players Association is working on a proposal that would amend the current drug policy to take a "less punitive" approach to recreational marijuana use among players, and the..." January 28

  • The Super Bowl Sex-Trafficking Myth: Is it the crisis it's cracked up to be?

    SI "Oh, man, we’re about to get robbed. That was Ryan Murphy’s thought when the two sedans ominously pulled up on either side of the car he was sitting in. From the front passenger’s seat of the Ford Fusion parked at a gas station, he breathed a sigh of resignation and reached for his wallet...." January 28

  • How Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie pulled rank and blocked QB coach John DeFilippo from leaving for Jets

    Philly.com "When Doug Pederson and Howie Roseman hired John DeFilippo to be the Eagles' quarterbacks coach a year ago they told him that if he had an offer to become an offensive coordinator they wouldn't stand in his way. Earlier this month, the New York Jets asked to interview DeFilippo for that very..." January 28

  • Eagles reportedly part ways with personnel man Rick Mueller

    Pro Football Talk "The Eagles reorganized their personnel department last year, and have apparently parted ways with a longtime scout. According to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, player personnel executive Rick Mueller has effectively been fired, and is out looking for jobs. He remains under contract..." January 27

  • Carson Wentz will head to California for mechanics work

    Philly.com "Carson Wentz will train with independent quarterback instructor Adam Dedeaux in Southern California this offseason, according to the QB's agent, Ryan Tollner. Dedeaux has worked with reknowned quarterback guru Tom House and recently bought out House's 3DQB company. Both are former pitchers --..." January 26

  • NFL files motion in federal court to dismiss Lane Johnson lawsuit

    Sportsnaut "Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson was suspended 10 games this past season for violating the NFL’s policy on performance enhancing drugs. Johnson decided that he didn’t want to take the suspension and loss of money without a fight. He first filed a complaint against the NFLPA..." January 25

  • Eagles will get input on offseason acquisitions from Carson Wentz

    Philly Voice "Speaking to Angelo Cataldi in a radio interview on 94.1 WIP on Monday, Howie Roseman and Joe Douglas talked about a number of subjects, including (gasp!) the Eric Rowe trade, drafting for need vs. best player available, and whether or not Roseman is trying to rid the team of 'Chip Kelly..." January 25

  • Ex-Eagles Lenwood Hamilton Suing Microsoft Over Alleged Use of His Face in Video Game

    Black Sports Online "Former Philadelphia Eagles player Lenwood Hamilton played in one football game three decades ago, but now he’s back in the spotlight. In Gears of Wars, one of their main characters resembles Hamilton, which is why he’s suing Microsoft." January 24

  • NFL TV viewership fumbles for the first time in 4 years

    New York Post "NFL TV viewership fell last season for the first time in four years — and you can’t blame Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton for the slide. Sure, the number of people tuning into NFL games fell 14 percent through Week 9 of the 2016 season — which ended a day before Election Day — but they were..." January 24

  • Howie Roseman revises explanation for Eric Rowe trade

    Pro Football Talk "Cornerback Eric Rowe had an interception in the AFC Championship Game and will be heading to the Super Bowl with the Patriots five months after they acquired him in a trade with the Eagles. Eagles executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman explained at an end-of-season press..." January 23

  • Eagles' Sproles, Kelce added to Pro Bowl

    Philly.com "Eagles center Jason Kelce and running back Darren Sproles were added to the NFC Pro Bowl roster on Monday, giving the Eagles four representatives in the NFL's all-star contest. Kelce and Sproles join left tackle Jason Peters and defensive tackle Fletcher Cox. Kelce will play in his second Pro..." January 23

  • Country star Luke Bryan to sing national anthem in Houston

    CBS Sports "The NFL announced Sunday that country music star Luke Bryan will perform the national anthem ahead of Super Bowl LI in Houston. Bryan, a two-time Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year, will take center stage on Sunday, Feb. 5, to belt out "The..." January 22

  • NFL teams may have to jam cell signals in locker rooms

    Pro Football Talk "As the Antonio Brown Face Book Live fiasco prepares to yield to an actual football game (during which it will be “fair or not” to point out the potential social-media infraction distraction if Brown struggles), there’s a lingering question about the situation that gave rise to the..." January 22

  • Philly mayor, ex-Pa. governor mock Cowboys fan Christie for Eagles remarks

    CSN Philly "What a week it's been for Chris Christie. After watching his top-seeded Cowboys be picked apart by Aaron Rodgers in the divisional round, and being passed over for a position in Donald Trump's administration, the New Jersey governor called Eagles fans "generally angry, awful people." He can..." January 20

  • Chris Christie: ‘Eagles Fans Generally Angry, Awful People’

    CBS Philly "Chris Christie is back at it. The New Jersey Governor has never been shy about expressing his fandom for the Dallas Cowboys and while co-hosting with former WIP employee Craig Carton on WFAN’s Boomer And Carton Show, Christie ripped Eagles fans. “I understand why people are interested if you..." January 18

  • Eagles' Jenkins: I'd rather face Brady than Rodgers

    NFL.com "Tom Brady is arguably the greatest NFL quarterback of all time, and Aaron Rodgers is one of the all-time greats. But which player on his own presents the biggest matchup problem for a defensive player? Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins joined GameDay First on Saturday ahead of the divisional..." January 14

  • Eagles want to talk to Mike Groh for receivers coach opening

    Pro Football Talk "The Eagles are hoping to interview a member of the Rams coaching staff. According to Adam Caplan of ESPN, the Eagles want to talk to Mike Groh for their receivers coach opening. He was the Rams’ receivers coach and passing game coordinator last year, and spent the previous three years with..." January 13

  • The NFL's Drug of Choice

    Bleacher Report "They didn't ask questions. If something hurt, NFL players simply stepped in line behind dozens of others waiting for the same drug. One by one, for years, players have taken a shot of Toradol to the rear or swallowed the drug in pill form to play football on Sunday. The game-day ritual was..." January 11

  • Pacific Pro Football League for non-NFL-eligible players to debut

    ESPN "A new pro football league announced Wednesday it plans to begin hiring players in winter 2017 and staging games in summer 2018. The Pacific Pro Football League is for players who have graduated from high school but aren't in college and haven't been out for three years in order to make..." January 11

  • Eagles' Barwin: 'I would take a pay cut' to stay in Philly

    CSN Philly "Connor Barwin didn't try to talk around it on Tuesday. He wants to be back in Philadelphia next season, even if that means working out a new deal with the Eagles. On TCN's Breakfast on Broad, Barwin was asked flatly if he'd be willing to take a pay cut to return to the Eagles next season...." January 11

  • Super Bowl ad spending for first 51 years totals almost $5 billion

    Awful Announcing "The Super Bowl is an event where the ads are almost as important as the game. Over the years, attention to the commercials has grown to the point where you can preview them on YouTube and other sites before the Big Game. Because the Super Bowl draws the year’s biggest television audience, it’s no..." January 11

  • Keeping both Vinny Curry and Connor Barwin this year was nonsensical

    Philly.com "Amid the flurry of offseason adjustments Howie Roseman made to the Eagles’ roster last winter, one particular non-adjustment seemed puzzling at the time, was obscured by circumstance for a while, then proved, as at first blush, to be an amateurish redundancy. It was the sort of roster..." January 10

  • NFL, NFLPA have no comment on Lane Johnson lawsuit

    Pro Football Talk "To no surprise, the NFL and the NFL Players Association have no comment on the federal lawsuit filed by Eagles tackle Lane Johnson. However, both eventually will have plenty to say. Once they are served with the appropriate paperwork, the clock will tick on their deadline for responding. While..." January 07