Eagles Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Lane Johnson Files Suit Against NFL, NFLPA

    Pro Football Rumors "Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson continues to contest the 10-game suspension the NFL handed him back in August for violating its policy on performance-enhancing substances. Johnson has filed a suit in federal court against both the league and the NFLPA, according to Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com..." January 06

  • Chris Berman stepping down from ESPN NFL studio role

    Larry Brown Sports "Sundays are going to look and feel a lot different at ESPN next fall, as longtime broadcaster Chris Berman is stepping down from his current in the network’s NFL studio. ESPN announced on Thursday that Berman will no longer be hosting ESPN’s NFL studio programming following the playoffs. He..." January 05

  • Eagles Deny Jets Request to Interview John DeFilippo for OC

    Philly.com "The Eagles offseason thrill-ride has already begun. Frank Reich and John DeFilippo have both recently been linked with potential interviews for other coaching roles within the NFL. Both are also thought to be integral to the growth of rookie quarterback Carson Wentz. It should come as no surprise..." January 05

  • NFL TV viewership dropped an average of 8 percent this season

    ESPN "Broadcasters of NFL games saw television viewership drop by an average of 8 percent for the 2016 regular season, as a typical game was watched by 1.4 million fewer people than last season (16.5 million versus 17.9 million), according to league data obtained by ESPN. Prime-time broadcasts were..." January 05

  • It's no joke: A barista and a farmer walk into a Vegas sportsbook, and come out with $1.2 million

    Covers.com "So, a barista and a farmer walk into the Las Vegas Superbook… It sounds like the setup for a great joke, right? Well, it’s no joke, although the barista and the farmer are now laughing all the way to the bank. That’s because the two finished No. 1-2 in the prestigious SuperContest, the..." January 05

  • Jets to request interview with Eagles' DeFilippo for OC job

    CSN Philly "So much was made in recent weeks about the possibility the Eagles could lose offensive coordinator Frank Reich or defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz to a head coaching job. Now, it appears they might be in danger of a different coach leaving for a promotion. Acording to ESPN's Adam Caplan,..." January 05

  • Agent's Take: 10 NFL stars who could be in different uniforms in 2017

    CBS Sports "A player getting released because his performance doesn't justify his salary is a way of life in the NFL, where contracts aren't fully guaranteed. When a player is released or traded, the remaining proration of the salary components that are treated like signing bonus immediately accelerate into..." January 04

  • Finalists for 2017 Hall of Fame class include LaDainian Tomlinson, Jason Taylor, Brian Dawkins

    ESPN "First-year eligibles LaDainian Tomlinson, Jason Taylor and Brian Dawkins are among 15 modern-era finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Also making the finals are Morten Andersen, Tony Boselli, Isaac Bruce, Don Coryell, Terrell Davis, Alan Faneca, Joe Jacoby, Ty Law, John Lynch, Kevin..." January 04

  • 'Hard Knocks' 2017: Which teams are eligible for this year's HBO show?

    Sporting News "HBO's "Hard Knocks," a well-produced show that gives fans get a behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of training camp, is a popular series. There's always intrigue before the show starts in the summer, as producers must first select a team for the season. The league in 2013 mandated..." January 03

  • Bills contact Eagles about interviewing ex-QB Frank Reich

    ESPN "The Buffalo Bills have contacted the Philadelphia Eagles about potentially interviewing offensive coordinator Frank Reich for their vacant head-coaching position, a league source told ESPN, confirming multiple reports. No official paperwork had been submitted as of Tuesday morning. Reich has..." January 03

  • Eagles must get help at outside receiver

    Philly.com "Thirty-two players had more than Nelson Agholor and Dorial Green-Beckham's combined 72 catches this season. Fifty-two had more than their combined 757 receiving yards. Forty-five had more than their combined four receiving touchdowns. While the trials and tribulations of the Eagles' starting..." January 03

  • Eagles knock off playoff-bound Cowboys in meaningless game

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- It had the feel and the look of an NFL preseason game, as one team looked ahead to the postseason and the other to the offseason. There was nothing at stake except pride when the going-nowhere Philadelphia Eagles beat the playoff-bound Dallas Cowboys 27-13 on Sunday at..." January 01

  • Wentz breaks Bradford's record for most completions in a rookie season

    Penn Live "Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has completed more passes this season than any rookie in NFL history. Wentz surpassed former teammate Sam Bradford for No. 1 on the list when he hit tight end Zach Ertz on the left side of the field in the Birds' season-finale against the Cowboys on Sunday for..." January 01

  • Eagles beat writer ejected from press box for violating 'fan code of conduct'

    Awful Announcing "Maybe the most interesting part of the otherwise relatively meaningless Cowboys-Eagles game is happening in the press box. A beat writer getting kicked out of the press box is not something that happens every day. And “violating press box etiquette” with the PR staff is not really a great..." January 01

  • Chip Kelly’s multiple buyouts create unusual issue for 49ers, Eagles

    Pro Football Talk "In 2015, the Eagles fired coach Chip Kelly with two years left on his contract. Only one year into a four-year deal with his current employer, the 49ers reportedly will be doing the same. The end result — a 2017 season with multiple buyout obligations — creates an unusual situation for..." January 01

  • Eagles promote Terrell Watson

    Pro Football Talk "The Eagles have promoted running back Terrell Watson from their practice squad to the active roster. Watson signed to the team’s practice squad last week. He fills the spot vacated when Ryan Mathews was placed on the team’s injured-reserve list." December 30

  • Darren Sproles will play one more season before retiring -- in Philly or elsewhere

    ESPN "Darren Sproles is 33 years old, and he is really beginning to feel the pull of family. His two daughters are "getting to the age that they want their daddy around more," Sproles explained, and so he has decided that next season will be his last in the NFL. That was the thought when he inked a..." December 30

  • Eagles' Bennie Logan doesn't want to test free agency

    Newark Star-Ledger "Eagles defensive tackle Bennie Logan is the biggest potential free agent on the team, but speaking at his locker on Thursday, Logan said he has no interest in testing the open market. "No," Logan said when asked if he wanted to hit the open market. "I never entertain this team, that team. I'm..." December 29

  • Eagles, CB Nolan Carroll have begun contract talks

    Newark Star-Ledger "Cornerback Nolan Carroll, one of two Eagles starters scheduled to hit free agency in March, has had preliminary talks with the team on a new deal. "They're starting,'' Carroll told N.J. Advance Media Wednesday after practice of the talks. "I have a new agent so we'll see how it..." December 29

  • Eagles put Ryan Mathews on injured reserve

    Pro Football Talk "The Eagles already knew that running back Ryan Mathews wasn’t going to play this week, after suffering a herniated disk in his neck. So they went ahead and did the paperwork, putting him on injured reserve, ending his season and possibly his career with the Eagles. Via Dave Zangaro of..." December 28

  • Hall of Fame game moved to Thursday night to start preseason

    ESPN "The Hall of Fame game will be played on Aug. 3 -- a Thursday night -- next summer, two days before the inductions into the pro football shrine. On Wednesday, the hall announced the change in schedule. Previously, the game was played on a Sunday, one night after the inductions. Participants..." December 28

  • Brandon Graham: DeSean Jackson told me he’s coming back to Philly

    CSN Philly "DeSean Jackson is a free agent after the season, the Eagles have the NFL's least impactful wide receiver group, and so it's almost a foregone conclusion around these parts that DeSean will return to the Eagles. Confidence in a reunion grew when Jackson didn't deny interest in it earlier this..." December 27

  • Eagles prevent Giants from clinching playoff berth

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- The New York Giants had chances to win the game, which also meant they had chances to clinch their first NFL playoff spot since 2011. They did neither, as the Philadelphia Eagles took an early lead and held on to defeat the Giants 24-19 on Thursday night at Lincoln Financial..." December 23

  • Carson Wentz on throwing block: When I was cleared, I was ready to go

    Pro Football Talk "It looked like the Eagles might have to finish up Thursday night’s game against the Giants without the services of quarterback Carson Wentz. Wentz had to go to the locker room in the third quarter for a concussion evaluation after he looked woozy following a hit from Giants defensive end..." December 23

  • Zach Orr, Bennie Logan fined $9,115 each

    Pro Football Talk "The Ravens and Eagles went right down to the wire last Sunday with the Ravens holding on for a 27-26 win when the Eagles failed to convert a two-point conversion after a late Carson Wentz touchdown. There were a couple of penalties along the way to that conclusion that drew the notice of the..." December 23

  • Ryan Mathews out for season with back injury

    Larry Brown Sports "Philadelphia Eagles running back Ryan Mathews left Thursday night’s game against the New York Giants with what was referred to at the time as a “stinger,” but it turns out the injury was much more serious. Eagles coach Doug Pederson announced on Friday that Mathews has a herniated disk in his..." December 23

  • Eagles' Carson Wentz re-enters game after being evaluated for a concussion

    CBS Sports "Rookie quarterback Carson Wentz left the game in the third quarter Thursday night while marching the Eagles down the field against the Giants. With the Eagles leading 21-16, Wentz rolled out to the right and, after attempting a pass, was slammed to the turf by Olivier Vernon. Wentz landed..." December 23

  • Carson Wentz is not the problem ailing the Eagles’ offense

    Fanrag Sports "After the first three games of the year, Philadelphia had just blown out the Steelers and was sitting at 3-0 with a rookie quarterback leading the team. Everything was wonderful and many were making the first steps to preparing Carson Wentz’s bust for the Hall of Fame. Of course, that is an..." December 23

  • New Spring League isn’t an NFL production

    Pro Football Talk "Yes, there’s a new spring football league coming. No, it’s not an NFL production. A series of tweets from SiriusXM NFL Radio declares that “[t]he NFL will have a spring league starting in the spring of 2017, structured around four squads of veteran free agent players.” Per a source with..." December 22

  • Report: NFL to debut spring league in 2017

    Sportsnaut "In unprecedented news Thursday, the NFL announced plans to start a “spring league,” using four teams comprised of veteran NFL free agents. Seemingly a take on the FXFL that ran for two seasons in 2014 and 2015, as well as the veteran free agent combine that was a magnificent bust last year, the..." December 22

  • NFL vows to apply Rooney Rule informally to some coordinator openings

    Washington Post "The NFL has vowed to apply a new best practice to the hiring process for some coordinator jobs based upon its minority interviewing standard known as the Rooney Rule, according to the diversity group that works with the league on its hiring practices. The change, which will not constitute a..." December 22

  • The odds of legalized sports betting in Trump's America

    Covers.com "The surprise election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president was one of the biggest betting upsets in recent years, with the Republican nominee cashing in as big as a 200/1 long shot this past November. That underdog run to the White House has now sparked hope for another political long..." December 21

  • Lane Johnson: 'I let the team down ... it weighs on my mind all the time'

    CSN Philly "When Lane Johnson was banished, the Eagles were 3-1. Ten weeks later, they’re 5-9. Three wins and 29 points per game with him. Two wins and 20 points per game without him. Cause and effect? To some extent, yes. The Eagles didn’t go 2-8 during Johnson’s 10-game suspension for a..." December 21

  • NFL announces 2017 Pro Bowl rosters

    NFL.com "A league-best seven Oakland Raiders have been selected to play in the 2017 Pro Bowl, according to rosters released by the NFL on Tuesday. Derek Carr, Amari Cooper and Khalil Mack are among the standouts who will be representing the resurgent Raiders in the annual gridiron all-star fest, which..." December 21

  • Eagles Activate Lane Johnson

    Pro Football Rumors "The Eagles announced that Lane Johnson has been formally activated for this week. To clear a spot, running back Kenjon Barner was placed on the injured reserve list. Johnson, of course, was hit with a 10-game suspension earlier this year and his appeal was unsuccessful. The tackle maintained..." December 20

  • Sproles will play vs. Giants; Barner won't

    Philly.com "Darren Sproles has been cleared to return from the concussion that kept him out of Sunday's 27-26 loss to the Baltimore Ravens and is expected to return Thursday against the New York Giants. However, the Eagles will miss running back Kenjon Barner, who strained his hamstring Sunday. The quick..." December 20

  • NFL to expand fan access at combine, opens ticket registration

    ESPN "The NFL is greatly expanding access for fans to its scouting combine, letting them witness the bench press up close, watch media interviews and even allow them to try their hand at running the 40-yard dash. The league opened up applications to free tickets to the event, which takes place at..." December 20

  • Defense steps up late as Ravens hold off Eagles

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Ravens defense came up with their biggest play with the season on the line. After Philadelphia quarterback Carson Wentz scored on a 4-yard run, Baltimore's C.J. Mosley and Jerraud Powers stopped a 2-point conversion with four seconds left, helping the Ravens escape..." December 18

  • Philadelphia Eagles not planning to make big changes

    NFL.com "The Eagles are not planning on making any destructive decisions this offseason. According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, the team likely will not make any major changes this winter. This means that we can count on coach Doug Pederson being back for a second year. "Coming into the..." December 18

  • Eagles' Sproles won't play vs. Ravens due to concussion

    Philly.com "Washington will have Deshazor Everett, the safety who concussed Darren Sproles with a vicious hit last Sunday, when the Redskins face the Carolina Panthers, though Everett's wallet will be lighter by more than $48,000 for penalized hits on Sproles and Brent Celek. But the Eagles will play..." December 16

  • NFL finds one form of progress with personal conduct policy, but concerns remain

    USA Today "It has been two years since the NFL unveiled a tougher, more comprehensive personal conduct policy as the key response to the fallout from the Ray Rice episode. By one measure, the policy is having a positive impact for a league that for so long failed miserably in addressing domestic..." December 15

  • Philadelphia Eagles' Brandon Brooks says he received anxiety diagnosis

    The Patriot News "Brandon Brooks has answers for his mysterious pattern of game-day illnesses, and the Eagles right guard discussed his anxiety condition diagnosis at length Wednesday. Brooks, 27, has missed two of the Eagles' past three games because, he said, he woke up the morning of the contests and began..." December 14