Eagles Rumors & News

  • Sam Bradford returns to Philly with better knowledge of Vikings offense

    Pro Football Talk "At one point, it appeared the Vikings and Eagles were on a collision course for a battle of unbeatens. But Philly failed to hold up its end of the bargain, losing a pair of games after the bye. The Vikings now emerge from their own bye, with quarterback Sam Bradford saying “hello” again to the..." October 22

  • Goodell blames fans for not understanding NFL’s domestic violence policy

    The Comeback "Roger Goodell gave an interview to BBC Sports, in which he essentially says the league’s handling of domestic violence suspensions is fine. He blames fan ignorance or narrow-mindedness for the perception that he’s not going far enough. Roger Goodell is essentially the man behind the curtain,..." October 22

  • NFL.com Introduces “Roster Options,” Which Is Basically a Way to Profit Off People Cheating at Fantasy Football

    Total Pro Sports "One of the key components of fantasy football is agonizing over your weekly roster, trying to decide which players are due for a big game and which should remain on the bench. It’s what makes fantasy football gratifying. If we didn’t have to use knowledge and instinct to make tough choices, we..." October 22

  • Schwartz brutally honest about defense's horrible performance

    Philly.com "Four days after Jim Schwartz's defense wet the bed against the Washington Redskins, reporters finally got an opportunity to talk to him Thursday morning. To his credit, he didn’t spare the rod. “We were bad at all three levels,’’ the Eagles defensive coordinator said. “No, let’s make that..." October 21

  • Well-paid Ertz, Curry not cashing in on the field

    Philly.com "The Eagles handed out nearly $250 million in contracts to four homegrown players this offseason, but they aren't getting nearly enough production from the group as a whole through the first five games of the season. Vinny Curry has just one sack and is playing only 40 percent of the time even..." October 21

  • Philadelphia Eagles Should Trade For Chiefs' RB Jamaal Charles

    Inquisitr "The Philadelphia Eagles are one of the bigger surprises in the NFC this season and appear to have a shot at making the NFL playoffs. If they want to make that leap, they will need to make an upgrade ahead of the NFL trade deadline on November 1. Carson Wentz has been playing at Rookie of the..." October 21

  • Eagles' Jordan Matthews says NFL must act to protect the integrity of the game

    Newark Star-Ledger "Eagles wide receiver Jordan Matthews said Thursday that the NFL must act to protect the integrity of the game. Matthews' comments came after documents obtained by NJ Advance Media on Wednesday revealed Giants kicker Josh Brown had admitted to physically abusing his wife on several..." October 21

  • Sam Bradford won’t “try to do anything special” because he’s facing Eagles

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Fifty-two mornings ago, Teddy Bridgewater and Sam Bradford left locker rooms and headed to practice fields in Eden Prairie and Philadelphia, respectively. They warmed up 1,167 miles apart, yet were mere moments from their worlds beginning to collide when Bridgewater’s left knee collapsed in a..." October 20

  • The NFL is cracking down hard on illegal celebrations. Players and fans ask, why?

    Washington Post "Twerking? Don’t do it, Antonio Brown. Shooting a fake bow and arrow? No way, Josh Norman and Brandin Cooks. Taking off your helmet? Nope, Odell Beckham Jr. Shooting a jump shot over the crossbar? Forget about it, Vernon Davis. NFL officials are throwing penalty flags for illegal..." October 20

  • Eagles coach reveals he planned to sit Carson Wentz 'the whole year'

    Fox Sports "The Philadelphia Eagles made a massive jump in the 2016 draft to select their future quarterback in Carson Wentz. Yet, for as much as they gave up to get him, they still had Sam Bradford blocking his route to the top of the depth chart. Just before the season began, they shipped Bradford to..." October 19

  • Sagging NFL TV ratings leave owners scrambling for answers

    USA Today "It’s an election year, silly. That wasn’t the entire company line, but the impact of the dramatic presidential election cycle was certainly a prevailing sentiment as NFL owners gathered Tuesday for their quarterly meeting and assessed the league's unusual and precipitous dip in TV..." October 19

  • Sean McDonough rips NFL officiating, blames it for ratings decline

    Larry Brown Sports "The Arizona Cardinals and New York Jets did not exactly put on a great show Monday night, and the officiating didn’t help. Head official Jerome Boger and his crew threw a whopping 19 penalty flags, making the game — which was never close — extremely hard to watch. Ratings have been down across..." October 18

  • Bennie Logan ‘Could Miss Time’ With Groin Strain

    CBS Philly "Eagles defensive tackle Bennie Logan has been battling a groin strain and could miss time, according to 94WIP’s Howard Eskin. Logan, a fourth-year defensive tackle who is having a strong season for the Eagles, left Sunday’s game against the Redskins with a groin injury. Logan was cleared to..." October 17

  • Redskins rough up Eagles QB Wentz, win fourth straight

    The Sports Xchange "LANDOVER, Md. -- Riding an energized defense and a more balanced offense, the Washington Redskins find themselves in the thick of the NFC East race. Kirk Cousins threw a pair of touchdown passes, the Redskins' defense kept the Philadelphia offense out of the end zone, and the Redskins..." October 16

  • DeMeco Ryans suing NFL, Texans for injury suffered on shoddy field

    Alabama "Former linebacker DeMeco Ryans is suing the Houston Texans and the NFL over a torn Achilles tendon suffered during a game at Houston's NRG Stadium on Nov. 2, 2014. NBC Sports reported the lawsuit, which was filed Friday, names the Harris County Convention Sports Corp. and stadium-management..." October 16

  • Blandino: No obvious evidence to overturn key Eagles-Lions call

    Pro Football Talk "Eagles coach Doug Pederson believes the officials made a bad decision when awarding possession of running back Ryan Mathews‘ fumble to the Lions, arguing that center Jason Kelce was touching the ball while out of bounds, which should have ended the play before the Lions recovered the ball. The..." October 15

  • Carson Wentz has top-selling NFL jersey since start of season

    Yardbarker "Philadelphia Eagles rookie quarterback Carson Wentz is apparently just as hot off the field as he is on it these days. Darren Rovell of ESPN reported Friday that nobody in the NFL has topped Wentz when it comes to jersey sales since the start of the season. Apparently, fans love what they see..." October 14

  • Native American Eagles player refuses to use term ‘Redskins

    Larry Brown Sports "Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Allen Barbre comes from Native American ancestry. Because of that, he refuses to say the full name of the team he is set to face this weekend. Barbre, whose great-grandfather Eli Barbry was a Chief of the Tunica-Biloxi Native American tribe of Louisiana,..." October 13

  • Donald Trump makes fun of NFL concussion protocol

    247 Sports "Donald Trump is apparently not a fan of the NFL's concussion protocol. The Republican nominee for president made fun of the amount of time players miss now due to head injuries. The NFL has made significant changes in its concussion protocol over the past few years. While players often miss a..." October 13

  • Lane Johnson's 10-game suspension upheld

    NFL.com "Lane Johnson did not win the appeal of his 10-game suspension. Johnson's attorney released a statement Tuesday stating the suspension was upheld for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs. "We are disappointed with Arbitrator James Carter's summary ruling," Steve Zashin..." October 11

  • Philadelphia Eagles' Doug Pederson suggests Lions' fumble recovery should have been overturned

    Penn Live "The turning point of the Philadelphia Eagles' first loss of the season came when Lions cornerback Darius Slay jarred the ball loose from running back Ryan Mathews on Sunday with less than three minutes to play. That's indisputable. There is one aspect of the play shrouded in uncertainty,..." October 10

  • Lane Johnson on PED appeal: “Eight hours of bickering”

    CSN Philly "Every one of his teammates had left the visiting locker room at Ford Field, and Lane Johnson was still there, still slowly getting dressed. It almost seemed like he was savoring every moment he could in an NFL locker room because he knew he’s most likely about to take a long break from..." October 10

  • Lions sack previously unbeaten Eagles

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- The Detroit Lions' offense couldn't do anything wrong in the first half. After halftime, they did virtually nothing right. Thanks to the play-making ability of cornerback Darius Slay, the Lions survived. Matt Prater kicked a 29-yard field goal with 1:28 remaining and the..." October 09

  • How can an NFL player go broke?

    Sporting News "How can an NFL player go broke? Originally answered on Sept. 7, 2016. This question originally appeared on Quora , the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. You can follow Quora on Twitter , Facebook , and Google+ . Any number of..." October 08

  • Eagles Linebacker Nigel Bradham Says He 'Just Forgot' About Loaded Gun in Backpack

    Complex "Philadelphia linebacker Nigel Bradham was arrested Sunday at Miami International Airport during the Eagles' bye week for having a loaded gun in his $1,700 Louis Vuitton backpack. Wednesday, Bradham told the media he "just forgot" about the gun. "How does it happen? Just forgot," Bradham said...." October 07

  • Report: NFL Threatens To Fine Teams If They Use Too Much Footage On Social Media

    Deadspin "Buried in Albert Breer’s column for MMQB this morning was a nugget suggesting just how seriously the NFL is taking their declining primetime TV audiences. Ratings in the 18-t0-49 demographic have fallen between 12 and 16 percent for Thursday, Sunday, and Monday night games, and the NFL,..." October 07

  • Ratings Fumble for NFL Surprises Networks, Advertisers

    Pro Football Talk "Fewer people have been watching the NFL on TV this year. The NFL previously had said nothing about it. Now, the NFL has. And it’s along the lines of, “All is well.” “We’re missing some stars out there,” NFL media chief Brian Rolapp said, via the Wall Street Journal. Indeed they are, in part..." October 07

  • Doug Pederson to avoid designed runs for Carson Wentz until late in season

    Philly.com "Carson Wentz said he wants to be a thrower – not a runner. And Eagles coach Doug Pederson will make that an emphasis of the game plan by avoiding designed quarterback runs early in the season. “Without giving away the game plan? No, I'm not,” Pederson said of designing runs by the QB. “Now,..." October 07

  • Eagles' Nigel Bradham charged with aggravated battery, report says

    Newark Star-Ledger "Eagles linebacker Nigel Bradham has been charged with "aggravated battery causing bodily harm," a second-degree felony, for an incident this summer at the Hilton Bentley Hotel in Miami, Fla., according to TMZ. If convicted, Bradham faces up to 15 years in prison, according to the..." October 05

  • Eagles' Lane Johnson awaiting outcome of Tuesday's PED appeal

    Philly.com "Lane Johnson's appeal on his pending 10-game performance-enhancing drug suspension was scheduled to be heard Tuesday morning in New York. If precedent holds, no announcement will be made for a week or so, and Johnson will be able to start at right tackle this Sunday in Detroit. The Eagles..." October 04

  • Eagles' Ertz cleared to return from rib injury

    NFL.com "Carson Wentz might be coming back from the bye with reinforcements. Eagles tight end Zach Ertz told reporters Monday he has been medically cleared to return to the team after suffering a displaced rib in their Week 1 victory over the Cleveland Browns. Ertz had six catches for 58 yards in that..." October 03

  • Chyna White on Ex-Rams Deon Long Sneaking Her Into His Room Which Caused Him to Be Cut

    Black Sports Online "Remember Deon Long? If you watched HBO Hard Knocks with Rams he was one of the highlights of the show. Not because of anything he did on the field, but how he was released from the team. At the time we didn’t know who was the lady he tried to sneak in, but we know now and she wants to tell..." October 03

  • Eagles Linebacker Nigel Bradham Arrested on Weapons Charge In Miami

    TMZ "Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Nigel Bradham spent part of his bye week in jail -- after he was arrested on a concealed weapons charge ... TMZ Sports has learned. Here's what we know ... the 27-year-old linebacker was popped in Miami on Sunday. He was hauled to a nearby station where he was..." October 03

  • Eagles hoped to get a second-round pick for Bradford before Vikings trade

    CBS Sports "Eagles GM Howie Roseman has appeared to have a golden touch in reworking his team, and the team surpassed some of its own expectations in some of its transactions, sources said. Sam Bradford's contract, signed in the offseason, was structured originally with an eye to potentially dealing him..." October 02

  • Senator introduces anti-online gambling bill to Congress

    Sportsnaut "Judicial and political systems at the state level continue to take up online gambling and daily fantasy sports. We’ve seen multiple instances in the past where online gaming itself has been banned at the state level. The most recent examples of this include daily fantasy sports in New York,..." September 29

  • Wendell Smallwood game review, with gifs and stuff

    Philly Voice "In his final season at West Virginia, running back Wendell Smallwood had 58 runs of 10+ yards, which tied for the NCAA lead. In fact, 24.4 percent of Smallwood's runs in 2015 went for gains of 10+ yards. He ran a 4.47 at the Combine, where only five of 25 running backs competing ran better times...." September 28

  • 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