Eagles Rumors & News

  • Ryan Mathews limited because of ankle stiffness; will remain starting RB when healthy

    Philly.com "Ryan Mathews experienced stiffness in his left ankle early in the Eagles’ 34-3 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, an injury that limited Mathews to only eight snaps in the game. Coach Doug Pederson said Monday that Mathews would remain the team’s top running back as long as he’s healthy. Mathews..." September 27

  • Eagles' Ryan Mathews: Limited workload caused by ankle injury?

    CBS Sports "Mathews finished Sunday's win over Pittsburgh with two carries for minus-5 yards. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, he's been working through an apparent ankle injury for the last two weeks. Eagles head coach Doug Pederson did not provide any information regarding Mathews' status after..." September 26

  • Eagles coach compares Carson Wentz to Peyton Manning, of course

    Philly Voice "Ever since quarterback Carson Wentz was selected second overall in the 2016 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles, he has been compared to a slew of awesome quarterbacks. Doug Pederson kicked it off by comparing him to Brett Favre, for his gunslinger mentality. "A little bit of Brett Favre,..." September 26

  • Eric Dickerson Says If Carson Wentz Was An L.A. Ram He'd Be Sittin' On The Bench

    TMZ "Carson Wentz is lightin' it up in the league ... but if he was on the L.A. Rams, he'd be sittin' on the bench, just like Jared Goff ... NFL Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson tells TMZ Sports. Dickerson -- one of the greatest Rams of all time -- joined "TMZ Sports" (weeknights on FS1) to discuss the..." September 25

  • Expect Eagles WR Dorial Green-Beckham's role to increase

    Philly Voice "When the Eagles traded for WR Dorial Green-Beckham, the intent was to let him learn the offense slowly, before being implemented fully into the offense. After being with the team for about five weeks, Green-Beckham is likely going to see more targets come his way, according to Doug..." September 24

  • Eagles' Jenkins will continue anthem protest for entire season

    SI "Malcolm Jenkins, one of Eagles players who raised a right fist during the national anthem before Monday night’s game, has been a leading voice in the NFL when it comes to protesting oppression. Before joining Philadelphia’s other defensive backs at a steakhouse for their Thursday night dinner, he..." September 24

  • Steelers' defense looking to beat up, confuse rookie Wentz

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "In November 2014, the last time the Steelers faced a rookie quarterback, Zach Mettenberger zipped his first pass and watched cornerback William Gay snag it and return it 28 yards for a touchdown and a 10-point lead. “Thanks for reminding me,” said Mettenberger, now the Steelers'..." September 24

  • Carson Wentz Will Take You On The Worst Date Of Your Life If You Let Him

    Uproxx "So, Carson Wentz has been pretty good so far in his rookie year, huh? Pro Football Focus rates him as literally the best quarterback in football through the first two weeks of the season. Granted, it’s been against the Browns and Bears, who figure to have two of the worst defenses in the league,..." September 22

  • Doug Pederson: Carson Wentz has to protect himself

    NFL.com "Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson has already seen promising results after shortening Carson Wentz's delivery and streamlining his footwork. Now Pederson wants his rookie quarterback to concentrate on protecting the rest of his body. As impressive as Wentz has been in his first two NFL..." September 21

  • Why are NFL ratings plummeting this season?

    Sportsnaut "The National Football League remains the single most watched entity in North American professional sports. It’s not necessarily close. Really, the other three major sports leagues are simply battling for second place. Take the 2015 calendar year as an example of this. According to Sports..." September 21

  • Sources: Lane Johnson suspended pending appeal

    Philly.com "Eagles tackle Lane Johnson was suspended by the NFL pending an appeal, league sources said. The appeal hearing is scheduled for Oct. 4 and shortly thereafter a neutral arbitrator will render a decision. Johnson will play on Sunday against the Steelers. The Eagles have a bye the following..." September 21

  • Coaches complained about lack of offensive holding calls in Week One

    Pro Football Talk "Most coaches complain when too many penalties are called. Following Week One of the 2016 regular season, many coaches complained about the absence of one specific type of penalty. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, complaints arose from the absence of holding calls. And for good..." September 21

  • Mathews scores twice to lead Eagles past Bears

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- The Philadelphia Eagles scored touchdowns on three consecutive second-half possessions, two of them following Chicago turnovers, and beat the Bears, 29-14 Monday night. Bears quarterback Jay Cutler was forced from the game with an injured thumb on his passing hand. The severity of..." September 20

  • Carson Wentz looks like real deal again as Eagles beat Bears

    USA Today "Carson Wentz is ruining it for rookies everywhere. He’s supposed to be struggling, taking his lumps on the field and in the standings while he negotiates the NFL’s steep learning curve. Or, better yet, riding the bench, biding his time behind a veteran until coaches and the front office are..." September 20

  • Lane Johnson will play Sunday, has appeal hearing Week 4

    Pro Football Talk "Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson will play one more game with a 10-game suspension hanging over his head. Johnson will play Sunday against the Steelers, Jeff McLane of Philly.com reports. He then has his appeal hearing during Week Four, when the Eagles are on their bye. The B sample from..." September 20

  • The Baptism of Carson Wentz

    Bleacher Report "If you wanted to create the illusion that a quarterback wasn't possibly going to be ready for the first game of his NFL career, this is how you would do it: You would take a kid who was 5'8" and 125 pounds as a freshman in high school. You would make sure he didn't become a starting..." September 19

  • Report: Many Of Scouts Fired By Browns Before Draft Preferred To Take Carson Wentz

    NFL Trade Rumors "Jason La Canfora, citing numerous sources with knowledge of the situation, reports that several of the scouts and evaluators fired by the Browns prior to this year’s NFL Draft actually preferred Carson Wentz to Jared Goff and considered him to be the better pro prospect. However, La Canfora..." September 18

  • Eagles’ anthem statement won’t involve the entire team

    Pro Football Talk "Whatever the Eagles do during the national anthem on Monday night in Chicago, it won’t be a unanimous and uniform gesture. Via Tim McManus of ESPN.com, several players have made their feelings clear on the matter: They won’t be joining in the protest, whatever it may be. “Everybody has a..." September 18

  • Eagles' Ertz, McKelvin won't play vs. Bears

    CSN Philly "Tight end Zach Ertz and cornerback Leodis McKelvin are out for the Eagles’ game against the Bears Monday night in Chicago, head coach Doug Pederson said before practice Saturday. Ertz suffered a displaced rib and McKelvin a hamstring injury during the Eagles’ opening-day win over the Browns at..." September 17

  • Eagles' Pederson says he would join team-wide protest

    CSN Philly "If there’s some form of team-wide Eagles player demonstration before or during the national anthem Monday night, head coach Doug Pederson plans to be part of it. Pederson, who said in the past he frowned on players kneeling or sitting during the anthem as a political protest, said he would be..." September 17

  • Malcolm Jenkins: Eagles waited until after 9/11 for anthem protest

    ESPN "Safety Malcolm Jenkins expects members of the Philadelphia Eagles to make a statement during the national anthem prior to Monday night's game at the Chicago Bears. Speaking on Sportsradio 94WIP, Jenkins said he believes there will "definitely" be players on the Eagles who will show their..." September 17

  • Eagles' Frank Reich compares Carson Wentz to Jim Kelly

    Newark Star-Ledger "After a dazzling NFL debut against the Cleveland Browns Sunday, Eagles rookie quarterback Carson Wentz faces his toughest test to date: winning on the road Monday night against the Chicago Bears. In the friendly confines of Lincoln Financial Field, Wentz sliced and diced the Browns' secondary..." September 16

  • Ryan Mathews needs to keep running hard, stay healthy

    Philly.com "The first play in the Eagles' season-opening win on Sunday was a handoff to Ryan Mathews. The final four offensive plays were also handoffs to Mathews. Those accounted for five of his 22 carries - the second-highest total he's had in a game since 2013. Mathews finished with 77 rushing yards and..." September 15

  • 'Harambe' back in business after temporary jersey ban

    ESPN "Fans who want to customize their favorite team's jersey with "Harambe" on the back can do so once again as of Thursday, after the word mistakenly appeared on a retailer's list of banned words. ESPN has learned that an official with a Major League Baseball team, concerned that fans were..." September 15

  • Carson Wentz has NFL’s top-selling jersey since Week 1

    Larry Brown Sports "Philadelphia Eagles rookie quarterback Carson Wentz played extremely well in his NFL debut against the Cleveland Browns last weekend, but could the 278 yards passing, two touchdowns, no interceptions and 101.1 passer rating have been a fluke? Football fans don’t seem to think so. In a span..." September 14

  • Harambe's legacy not respected by NFL Shop

    Sporting News "There are plenty of names you can't put on the back of jerseys at NFL Shop. BuzzFeed compiled a list of 50, and it includes names such as Ron Mexico (Michael Vick's alias), Carruth (as in Rae Carruth, the NFL player who conspired to murder his pregnant wife), He Hate Me (the popular XFL jersey)..." September 14

  • Joe Biden Told Barack Obama to "get on the Wentz wagon" in Philadelphia

    The Big Lead "President Barack Obama spoke in Philadelphia on Tuesday. He opened with an anecdote about Vice President Joe Biden attending Sunday’s Eagles game. Biden told Obama to “get on the Wentz wagon.” This inflicted cheers. Then Obama reminded everyone he’s a Bears fan and everyone booed. " September 14

  • Roger Goodell says eliminating kickoffs remains possible if the NFL can’t make them safer

    Washington Post "The NFL has enacted rule changes to try to make the kickoff safer for players. That effort will continue with further safety-related tinkering with the play, according to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. But if such maneuvers fail, the elimination of the kickoff from the sport remains a future..." September 14

  • The NFL's Most Valuable Teams 2016

    Forbes.com "Relocation and new stadiums drove NFL team values 19% higher over the past year, to an average of $2.34 billion. The Rams doubled in value, to $2.9 billion, after moving from St. Louis to Los Angeles. The Rams are scheduled to play three seasons at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum before..." September 14

  • NFL to launch new $100 million concussion initiatives to improve player safety

    Washington Post "The NFL is launching a new set of concussion-related initiatives under which the league will devote $60 million to technological development, aimed in part at improving helmets for players, and an additional $40 million toward funding medical research into the effects of head injuries,..." September 14

  • Eagles sign quarterback Aaron Murray to practice squad

    Today's Pigskin "The Philadelphia Eagles made a move at the quarterback position on Tuesday. Earlier today they announced the signing of quarterback Aaron Murray to the practice squad. Wide receiver Marcus Johnson was released as the corresponding roster move. Murray was most recently with the Arizona..." September 13

  • Lady Gaga Reportedly in Talks to Perform at Super Bowl 51 Halftime Show

    Complex "Lady Gaga is reportedly in talks to play the Super Bowl 51 halftime show in Houston in February 2017. According to Billboard, the singer could clinch the biggest stage of the year because the NFL was impressed by her performance of The Star-Spangled Banner at the 2016 Super Bowl. The last year..." September 13

  • Barack Obama says he wants to watch Carson Wentz play vs. Chicago Bears

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Eagles and rookie quarterback Carson Wentz have a big game coming up, this Monday night against the Chicago Bears on ESPN. And there might be one really big fan watching. Speaking Tuesday in Philadelphia, President Barack Obama said he looks forward to "scouting" Wentz against his..." September 13

  • NFL tabs Sam Rapoport to help open job 'pipeline' for women at team level

    ESPN "The NFL has created a position to address the lack of women in coaching and scouting roles at the team level and named former women's football pro tackle player Sam Rapoport as director of football development. Rapoport's role will be to identify women who are knowledgeable about the game and..." September 13

  • Hue Jackson: We’re not second-guessing Wentz trade

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Hue Jackson isn't ready to concede that the Browns blew it by not drafting Carson Wentz No. 2 overall and trading the pick to the Eagles instead. Not even after Wentz threw for 278 yards and two touchdown passes on the Browns in a 29-10 loss to the Eagles in the season opener Sunday. Not..." September 13

  • Ertz's injury 'a dangerous situation with a displaced bone'

    Philly.com "The Eagles are in jeopardy of missing tight end Zach Ertz and cornerback Leodis McKelvin for the Week 2 game against the Chicago Bears - and potentially longer. Ertz suffered a displacement of the first rib in his left shoulder in Sunday's 29-10 win over the Cleveland Browns, an injury that..." September 13

  • Donald Trump Wants All NFL Protesters to Leave America

    Black Sports Online "Remember Donald Trump’s campaign slogan is “Make America Great Again”. That means he obviously thinks America isn’t that great at the moment, so it is quite ironic that he wants others who have problems with the country to leave, but not himself. “Well, I think it’s a lack of respect for our..." September 12

  • Eagles' Zach Ertz dealing with displaced rib

    NFL.com "When a young quarterback takes the field, a reliable tight end can serve as his safety blanket, and become a frequent target. Zach Ertz played that role in Carson Wentz's debut, and was an important part of Philadelphia's 29-10 win over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. We found out on Monday..." September 12

  • Eagles re-sign Najee Goode

    Pro Football Talk "The Eagles had an open roster spot after trading cornerback Eric Rowe to the Eagles and they filled it on Saturday by bringing back a familiar face. Linebacker Najee Goode originally joined the team in 2013, spent all but one game of 2014 on injured reserve and then returned to the team after..." September 11

  • Wentz has stellar debut as Eagles defeat Browns

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- At least four times in his post-game press conference, Carson Wentz was asked if he was nervous as he played in his first NFL game. After all, he's a rookie from a small school who was playing in front of a crowd that was five times what he's used to. Also, he hardly played in the..." September 11

  • Carson Wentz won't start with limited playbook

    NFL.com "Carson Wentz is set to make his NFL debut when the Philadelphia Eagles kick off against the Cleveland Browns at 1 p.m. ET. Despite the fact that the rookie quarterback played just 39 snaps before suffering a rib injury that sidelined him the rest of the preseason, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo..." September 11

  • Jeff Fisher bristles at Carson Wentz, Jared Goff comparisons

    Larry Brown Sports "As the top two picks in the 2016 NFL Draft, Jared Goff and Carson Wentz are going to be unavoidably compared as long as they are both in the NFL. For the Los Angeles Rams right now, who have Goff as their third stringer while Wentz prepares to helm the Philadelphia offense, that’s not necessarily..." September 10

  • No word on Johnson's suspension, so he'll start Sunday

    Philly.com "IT'S OFFICIAL. Lane Johnson was not suspended by the close of NFL business Friday, so he will start at right tackle Sunday in the Eagles' opener against the Cleveland Browns. "Getting ready to play, man," Johnson said after Friday's practice. "I didn't think this day would come." The Eagles..." September 10

  • Some Eagles veterans have concerns about decision to dump Bradford for Wentz

    Pro Football Talk "Last Saturday’s surprising two-in-one decision by the Eagles to trade starting quarterback Sam Bradford to the Vikings and to make rookie Carson Wentz the new starter raises an obvious question: Will veteran players be concerned about the perception that the franchise has decided on a path that..." September 10

  • Michael Strahan loved playing in Philly because fans mooned him

    NBC Philadelphia "Former New York Giants sack master Michael Strahan was a guest on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday evening and shared some unique details about why the city of Philadelphia has a special place in his heart. Fallon's house band, The Roots, are obviously from Philly so Strahan..." September 10

  • Carson Wentz will make it nine straight years with rookie QB starting Week One

    Pro Football Talk "The Eagles have named Carson Wentz their starting quarterback for their season opener against the Browns on Sunday. Barring any calamities in the next two days, that means the NFL will have a rookie starting at quarterback in the first week of the regular season for the ninth straight year. As..." September 09

  • Former NFL head of officiating alleges Roger Goodell assaulted him

    Sportsnaut "With the NFL season mere hours away from kicking off, it’s possible the league could find itself in the midst of yet another scandal. No. It doesn’t surround a players’ off-field issues. It’s also not involving a spat between the union and league over discipline. Instead, it’s all about NFL..." September 08

  • Every NFL Team's Best Weed Story

    Complex "You may not know this, but a lot of Americans smoke weed. And, contrary to what the National Football League wants you to believe, some of those Americans are professional football players. With the NFL season kicking off, let's take a moment to look back and appreciate some of the league's..." September 08

  • The NFL Has an Age Problem

    The Ringer "If you’re worried about the level of play in the NFL, you have an unlikely ally: coaches and executives. “Everything from defensive linemen not knowing where their eyes should be looking, not knowing where blocks are coming from,” said Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh. “Defensive backs..." September 07

  • Eagles' Chase Daniel accepts backup role to a rookie

    Philly.com "There was never a moment on Saturday when Chase Daniel wondered whether he would get his first chance to be an opening day starting quarterback in the NFL. At the same time he learned that Sam Bradford was traded, he was also informed that Carson Wentz would start. Daniel's role didn't change,..." September 07