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  • Carson Wentz has ‘no limitations’ for on-field drills during OTAs

    Sportsnaut "The Philadelphia Eagles are putting all their hopes and dreams into quarterback Carson Wentz, who recently divulged he’s still not 100 percent healed from the back fracture that derailed his 2018 campaign. However, leading up to Eagles OTAs, which begin on Tuesday, Ian Rapoport..." May 20

  • Saquon Barkley calls Miles Sanders this year’s best rookie running back

    Centre Daily Times "When Saquon Barkley visited Penn State to support his former teammates at February’s Pro Day, he asked his successor, Miles Sanders, which teams were showing interest. Barkley, the face of the New York Giants, remembers Sanders’ response verbatim: “I think the Eagles are going..." May 20

  • Chris Long details Bill Belichick’s demanding but gratifying coaching style

    USA Today "Former New England Patriots defensive end Chris Long, who won the Super Bowl with the team in 2016, retired over the weekend. Players such as Danny Amendola, Julian Edelman and others all voiced their admiration and support for Long, the Walter Payton Man of the Year in 2018, whom they built a..." May 20

  • Eagles owner: Doug Pederson’s “empathy” makes him a great coach

    Pro Football Talk "Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie gave a commencement speech at his alma mater Sunday, and it’s clear that even without naming him, he was eager to graduate from his Chip Kelly years. Lurie referenced how forward the Eagles are with analytics and data, but made it clear that he human..." May 20

  • Chris Long’s decision to retire was “complicated”

    Yahoo! Sports "Chris Long retired Saturday night, signing off on a brilliant 11-year career (on and off the field) with a red cup and a sunset. But as you’d expect with a player so thoughtful, it was far from an easy decision. The former Rams, Patriots, and Eagles defensive end told..." May 20

  • Eagles: We were fortunate to have Chris Long

    Pro Football Talk "Defensive end Chris Long announced his retirement from the NFL on Saturday night after spending the last 11 years playing for three teams in the NFL. The final two years of that career were spent with the Eagles and saw Long win both a Super Bowl and the Walter Payton Man of the Year..." May 19

  • Eagles’ Zach Ertz thanks Chris Long for his contributions to Philadelphia

    Clutch Points "Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long officially announced his retirement over the weekend. Tight end Zach Ertz is now among the friends and former teammates to wish him the best. The two spent two years together with the Eagles. Ertz has since thanked Long for all that he has..." May 19

  • Philadelphia Eagles' Chris Long announces retirement from NFL in Twitter post

    USA Today "Defensive end Chris Long — a two-time Super Bowl champion — is calling it a career after 11 seasons in the NFL. Long indicated in a Twitter post Saturday that his playing career was complete. "Cheers," Long wrote. "Been a hell of a journey...." May 19

  • Signs point to a megadeal between Eagles, Carson Wentz

    ESPN "The Philadelphia Eagles have been expressing their commitment to signing Carson Wentz to a long-term deal all offseason, and by the sounds of it, they could have their franchise quarterback locked up before the 2019 season kicks off. "My belief is that deal will get done at some..." May 18

  • Three moves the Eagles could still make, including a blockbuster trade, to boost their Super Bowl chances

    CBS Sports "Fifteen months ago, the Philadelphia Eagles became Super Bowl champions for the first time. Four months ago, they found out just how difficult it is to keep that title. Entering 2019, the Eagles are in the curious position of having just burst open their championship window..." May 18

  • Eagles undrafted LB T.J. Edwards got noticed as a bad quarterback

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "T.J. Edwards cracked up each time he talked about his days as a quarterback at Lakes High School in Illinois. “I’m telling you, I was not a good quarterback,” Edwards said at his locker after a recent Eagles rookie camp practice. "We ran the spread, too. I was..." May 16

  • Report: Carson Wentz’s contract extension with Eagles expected to be worth around $30 million per year

    Bleeding Green Nation "It was reported yesterday that the Eagles and quarterback Carson Wentz have already begun talking about his contract extension, despite having picked up his fifth-year option for the 2020 season. There are a whole bunch of reasons that..." May 16

  • Eagles star C Jason Kelce hurting 'more and more,' to play at least one more season

    UPI "Jason Kelce remains the top center in the NFL, but the Philadelphia Eagles star's body is increasingly hurting. The eight-year veteran says he has "at least" one more season left in his career. Kelce, 31, spoke about his career during an appearance..." May 16

  • How Eagles convinced Blake Countess to take a pay cut

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "The Rams released safety Blake Countess because he wouldn’t agree to a pay cut. The Eagles claimed him and within two days he had agreed to … a pay cut. Welcome to HowieBall. Although there’s certainly no guarantee Countess will become a productive player..." May 15

  • NFL and marijuana: Players hope for change in punishing policy

    Detroit Free Press "The pain wasn't the same as a midair smack from a hulking linebacker while coming across the middle, but former Detroit Lions superstar receiver Calvin Johnson said he needed some serious relief during his 2016 season on "Dancing with the Stars."  “When I..." May 15

  • Eagles waive Luis Perez, Nico Evans

    Pro Football Talk "The Eagles signed a pair of veteran free agents on Monday and that meant the end of the line for a couple of players on the roster. Running back Nico Evans and quarterback Luis Perez were placed on waivers to make room for the arrivals of offensive lineman Stefen..." May 13

  • Hard Knocks team for 2019 still in limbo

    Clutch Points "The NFL offseason has been chugging along, and the start of the season seems right around the corner. But one important milestone has been missing, as we still don’t know which team is going to appear on ‘Hard Knocks.’ The popular HBO show has usually announced its team for..." May 13

  • Eagles Re-Sign OL Stefen Wisniewski

    NFL Trade Rumors "Veteran OL Stefen Wisniewski announced via his Twitter account Monday that he’s re-signed with the Eagles.  Mike Garafolo reports that Wisniewski receives a one-year contract worth $1.5 million. May 13

  • Cody Kessler, Eagles reportedly agree to contract

    Bleeding Green Nation "The Philadelphia Eagles are signing free agent quarterback Cody Kessler, according to a report from NFL insider Ian Rapoport. The announcement is expected to be made official on Monday. Kessler played college football at USC before being selected by the Cleveland Browns with a..." May 12

  • Clayton Thorson makes good impression at first minicamp practice

    Pro Football Talk "For those of a certain age, the name Clayton Thorson may spark memories of Thurston Howell. But the two men could be no different, especially since the latter is fictional and the former is real. The former was a fifth-round pick of the Eagles, drafted two weeks ago today...." May 11

  • NFL rumors: Is Eagles’ Chris Long any closer to making a decision?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Chris Long was back in Philadelphia on Thursday, but it wasn’t to make an official decision about his future with the Eagles. Long was at the Sixers’ playoff game against the Raptors, picked as the ceremonial bell-ringer before the game with offensive lineman..." May 11

  • Eagles get another bargain with Zach Brown contract

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Zach Brown’s one-year contract with the Eagles pays him $1.4 million but with a chance to make another million in realistically obtainable incentives. The Eagles signed Brown to a one-year contract last Friday. He was released by the Redskins March 13. Brown’s..." May 10

  • Why NFL players should never 'do anything for free' according to NFLPA director

    NBC Sports Washington "If it was up to NFL Player's Association executive director DeMaurice Smith, players like Redskins rookie Montez Sweat wouldn't step a foot near the field at rookie minicamp without a contract. And all players, he said, wouldn't do anything on the field for things..." May 10

  • The Best Player Who Could Be Cut from Every NFL Roster This Offseason

    Bleacher Report "Follow the money. The statement is as true in professional football as any other walk of life.  NFL teams won't release good players without reason. Mitigating factors prompt such action. More often than not, a burdensome contract causes the organization to move on from..." May 10

  • Doug Pederson won’t say if Carson Wentz will be ready for OTAs

    Pro Football Talk "Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz said last month that his back is “still getting there” in response to questions about whether he was back to full health and head coach Doug Pederson offered another update on his condition Friday. Pederson said at a press..." May 10

  • NFL Rumors: Jay Ajayi Could Land With The Vikings, Dolphins, Or Panthers If Eagles Don’t Want Him

    Inquisitr "The NFL free agent season for 2019 opened two months ago and many of the big names in the league have found their homes. Here it is now the middle of May and there are still a number of big names still available who could provide a huge boost for teams around the NFL. One of those is running..." May 10

  • NFL Jersey Ads Could Be Lucrative, But Complicated

    SI "If you view the NFL and its teams as a greedy business, you’d have a pretty good point. Teams raise ticket prices even after losing seasons. They put city councils in chokeholds for tax dollars to renovate existing stadiums or make new ones entirely. The league pays its..." May 10

  • Eagles Waive WR Johnny Holton

    Pro Football Rumors "Signed to a reserve/futures contract after last season, Johnny Holton did not quite make it to Eagles OTAs. The Eagles waived the former UDFA wide receiver on Wednesday. Holton spent his first three NFL seasons with the Raiders, contributing on special teams and, in 2017,..." May 09

  • Eagles Sign Entire 2019 Draft Class, 10 UDFAs

    philadelphiaeagles.com "The Eagles announced on Thursday that they signed all five members of the 2019 draft class to four-year deals in advance of this weekend's Rookie Camp. In addition, the team inked 10 undrafted free agents. Head coach Doug Pederson addresses the media at 11:20 a.m. on Friday before the..." May 09

  • Philadelphia Eagles waive wideout Johnny Holton

    Yahoo! Sports "The Eagles parted ways with a wide receiver with some degree of experience. The team announced they had waived Johnny Holton, who was signed in January. " May 08

  • Philadelphia Eagles extend Blake Countess through 2020

    12 Up "The Philadelphia Eagles wasted no time in locking up their brand new ace special teamer and return man. The Eagles are close to an extension with defensive back Blake Countess, whom they picked up after he was let go by the Los Angeles Rams, that will keep him in..." May 08

  • Eagles Still Eyeing Carson Wentz Extension

    Pro Football Rumors "We heard back in March that the Eagles were optimistic about a Carson Wentz extension, and that still seems to be the case. Appearing on the 94WIP Morning Show, executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman said he’s still planning..." May 08

  • Which quarterbacks won’t get big-money long-term deal?

    Pro Football Talk "Over the past few years, NFL teams have made a habit out of handing out new contract after new contract to quarterbacks, with in many cases the latest quarterback to sign becoming the highest-paid player in league history. Since June 2017, Derek Carr passed Andrew..." May 08

  • Donovan McNabb calls criticism of his Carson Wentz comments ‘unfair’

    Philly.com "Donovan McNabb says all the criticism he’s received from fans and at least one Eagles player over his comments about Carson Wentz is “unfair.” During an interview on 97.5 The Fanatic Tuesday morning, McNabb called himself an “Eagle for life,” but said..." May 08

  • Eagles waive Mercy Maston

    Yahoo! Sports "The Eagles announced they have waived defensive back Mercy Maston. Maston, 26, has never played a regular-season NFL game, but he is a veteran of the Canadian Football League. He played two seasons for the Edmonton Eskimos, playing 19 games and making 57 tackles. Last..." May 07

  • DeSean Jackson impressing Philadelphia Eagles with mature approach

    Sportsnaut "The Philadelphia Eagles made a trade during the offseason to re-acquire one of their former stars, and DeSean Jackson has done nothing but impress so far. Speaking about the receiver on 94WIP Radio, Eagles executive Howie Roseman praised Jackson for his maturity and..." May 07

  • Next wave of free agency expected after Tuesday's comp-pick deadline

    The Score "The NFL draft is in the rear-view mirror, and the last big wave of free-agent signings could be just around the corner. After Tuesday's deadline at 11:59 p.m. ET, teams will be able to ink players on the open market without those additions counting against the 2020..." May 07

  • Lane Johnson publicly squashes his beef with new Eagles teammate Zach Brown

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "No hard feelings.  One of the first things a lot of fans thought when the Eagles signed linebacker Zach Brown was the brief feud between him and Lane Johnson before the 2017 season.  That beef has now been publicly squashed.  May 07

  • NFL rumors: Will Eagles sign Carson Wentz to a new deal soon?

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Eagles recently exercised Carson Wentz’s fifth-year option in his rookie contract, ensuring that he’ll at least stick around through the 2020 season. Of course, the Eagles plan to keep their franchise quarterback around much longer than..." May 07

  • NFL Trades that Should Happen Before the 2019 NFL Season

    Bleacher Report "No trade is unrealistic in the NFL.  This rule used to apply to only mock drafts. The way the 2019 draft ended up unfolding would have been slammed by most onlookers if it was a simple mock draft before the event started.  Similar story for trade..." May 06

  • Eagles' Jenkins uncharacteristically absent from voluntary workouts

    Philly.com "Malcolm Jenkins hasn’t been at Eagles workouts this offseason, and while they are “voluntary” – wink-wink, nudge-nudge – his absence is noteworthy because he is typically a ubiquitous presence at the NovaCare Complex. Jenkins has been in Philadelphia, but..." May 04

  • Eagles Claim S Blake Countess

    Pro Football Rumors "The Rams waived Blake Countess on Thursday but left the door open to a possible return. That will not happen, at least for the time being. Countess will instead head east, with the Eagles submitting a successful waiver claim for the fourth-year safety, Ian Rapoport of..." May 03

  • Eagles Sign Former Redskins LB Zach Brown to One-Year, $3 Million Deal

    SI "The Philadelphia Eagles have signed linebacker Zach Brown to a one-year deal, the team announced on Friday. A second-round pick out of North Carolina in 2012, Brown spent his first four seasons ith the Tennessee Titans. He recorded 92 tackles, 5.5 sacks and three interceptions in..." May 03

  • 17 first-round picks from 2016 had their fifth-year options picked up

    Pro Football Talk "When NFL teams decline to pick up the fifth-year option for a first-round draft pick, they’re essentially saying that pick fell short of expectations. By that measure, 45 percent of the first-round picks in the 2016 NFL draft fell short. The fifth-year option decisions are..." May 03

  • Eagles waive three players

    Pro Football Talk "With all the excite about incoming players, most teams have some outgoings at the same time. The Eagles announced they had waived three players. The unlucky ones were linebacker Asantay Brown, guard Kaleb Johnson, and cornerback Chandon Sullivan. " May 01

  • DeSean Jackson to honor Nipsey Hussle with custom cleats throughout 2019 season

    Yardbarker "Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson shared some amazing custom cleats on Tuesday that he’s going to wear all season to honor the late Nipsey Hussle. Jackson posted pictures of the cleats on his Instagram account, including the caption, “‘Lock us behind..." May 01

  • Chris Long: I won't be back with Eagles 'unless a real need arises'

    Yardbarker "The Philadelphia Eagles and defensive end Chris Long agreed to push his $1 million roster bonus back until training camp, but he might not be back at all. Field Yates of ESPN shared the news of the roster bonus on Wednesday, stressing that Long is still contemplating his football..." May 01

  • Timmy Jernigan took massive pay cut to return to Eagles

    Newark Star-Ledger "Eagles defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan returned to NovaCare Complex on a greatly reduced salary last week. Jernigan, who was set to make $13 million this upcoming season before the Eagles declined his option prior to free agency, was re-signed to a one-year, $1.25 million contract on..." May 01

  • NFL rumors: Could Raiders sign Eagles’ Jay Ajayi after Isaiah Crowell’s season-ending injury?

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Raiders signed Isaiah Crowell to be their starting running back this offseason,but now he might never play a game in a Raiders uniform. Wednesday, it was revealed that Crowell tore his Achilles while working out and might miss the entire 2019 season. Now, all..." May 01

  • Report: Chris Long pushes back $1M roster bonus until start of camp

    Pro Football Talk "Defensive end Chris Long said in April that he remains “pretty undecided” about playing for the Eagles or anyone else in 2019 and he’s reportedly made a move to push back a roster bonus while he figures things out. Long’s contract called for him to..." May 01