Eagles Rumors & News

  • Walter Thurmond retiring at age 28

    NFL.com "Walter Thurmond's breakout season at safety last year in Philadelphia netted him plenty of lucrative offers in free agency, but he turned them all down. Now, he is hanging up his spikes for good. The Oregon product is retiring, according to NFL Media's Rand Getlin. ESPN first reported the..." May 31

  • Carson Wentz ahead of Bradford early in training camp

    Larry Brown Sports "The Philadelphia Eagles have said publicly that Sam Bradford is their starting quarterback, but that could change over the course of the summer if the early reports from training camp are any indication. Matt Lombardo of NJ.com has observed that rookie first-round pick Carson Wentz is picking..." May 31

  • Terrell Owens Is Trying to Play in "The Tournament," $2 Million Winner-Take-All Basketball Event

    The Big Lead "Terrell Owens has a player page on The Tournament‘s website (h/t: Jeff Goodman). The Tournament is a winner-take-all basketball tournament where the winner gets $2 million this year (up from $1 million last year). Our Jason McIntyre profiled the event last year. It’s increased in popularity,..." May 30

  • A focus of Eagles defense will be stopping tight ends

    Philly Voice "During the Chip Kelly era in Philadelphia, the Eagles targeted safeties who had the ability to drop down into the slot and cover receivers man to man. It is why they signed Malcolm Jenkins, a former cornerback, in free agency, and it is what made Walter Thurmond, another former corner, a solution..." May 30

  • Kenjon Barner thriving in Philly, despite absence of Chip Kelly

    Pro Football Talk "Former Oregon running back Kenjon Barner, a sixth-round pick of the Panthers in 2013 who inevitably landed in Philadelphia via a trade with his former college head coach, is still in Philly even after Chip Kelly has gone. Last year, a strong preseason won Barner a spot on the 53-man roster. This..." May 29

  • Marcus Smith thinks things are different for him under Jim Schwartz

    Philly.com "If Marcus Smith were drafted in any other round, if he were one of the scores of other players from the 2014 draft trying to find an identity in the NFL in his third season, the conversations about him would be different. The questions to him would also be different. And surely, the..." May 27

  • Roger Goodell on NFL’s concussion issue: ‘This is our No. 1 priority’

    Sportsnaut "Holding a press conference at this week’s NFL spring meetings, commissioner Roger Goodell had to answer questions involving an Outside the Lines report suggesting that the league attempted to influence a government study on concussions. Primarily focusing on what seems to be league-mandated PR..." May 25

  • Eagles OC Says Sam Bradford Not the Eagles Guaranteed Starter

    The Comeback "Today, the Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich spoke with 94WIP Morning Show and talked about the starting quarterback situation. “No, that’s probably not the right impression,” Reich said. “I’ve been around this business a long time as a player and as a coach, and one of the things I’ve..." May 25

  • Eagles will be slow and steady in grooming Wentz as their QB

    Philly.com "For three years, things couldn't happen quickly enough for the Eagles. They hired fast-talking Chip Kelly, who installed his Machine Gun offense and enacted a slash-and-burn roster reorganization. Kelly got instant production from Michael Vick, Nick Foles, Sam Bradford and even Mark..." May 25

  • Rueben Randle out after gallbladder surgery

    Pro Football Talk "Wide receiver Rueben Randle has spent the last couple of months getting used to life with the Eagles, but that’s going to be on hold for a bit after his offseason took a turn to the operating room. Randle is recovering after having surgery to remove his gallbladder earlier this week. The..." May 25

  • Jim Schwartz traveled similar road with Matt Stafford as Eagles are with Carson Wentz

    Newark Star-Ledger "Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz has been down the path of drafting and developing a rookie quarterback before. As head coach of the Detroit Lions, Schwartz drafted Matthew Stafford out of Georgia with the No. 1 overall pick in 2009. He had a simple analogy to explain how to best..." May 24

  • Eagles cut Ryan Quigley

    Pro Football Talk "Punter Ryan Quigley joined the Eagles in April, but he didn’t stick on the roster through the end of May. The team announced on Monday that they have released Quigley. Quigley spent the last three seasons punting for the Jets and posted a net average of 38.9 yards during his time in Jersey." May 23

  • Eagles remain unsettled at cornerback

    Philly.com "At this time last year, it was beginning to become clear who would start at cornerback. Even though the Eagles held a competition, Nolan Carroll had separated himself to start opposite of Byron Maxwell. This spring, Maxwell is no longer on the team and Carroll is not yet a full participant in..." May 23

  • Maurice Jones-Drew Blasts Chip Kelly For Being A Gimmick Coach, Says He Destroyed the Eagles

    TMZ "Shots. Fired. Here's ex-NFL running back Maurice Jones-Drew ripping into 49ers coach Chip Kelly -- explaining why he SUCKS as a coach in roughly 60 seconds. " May 23

  • One notable difference how the Eagles operate differently under Howie Roseman than Chip Kelly

    Bleeding Green Nation "Following the 2015 NFL Draft last year, I wrote about how the Eagles' draft picks were becoming easy to predict under Chip Kelly's reign. A long story short: the Eagles basically only drafted players who were brought in for pre-draft visits. Only two of the 13 players the Eagles drafted in 2014..." May 21

  • Doug Pederson on left guard: 'Allen Barbre is my guy and he's our starter'

    Philly.com "The Eagles opened practice this week with Allen Barbre at left guard. It’s expected to remain that way – unless a backup beats out Barbre during training camp or the preseason. However, it will not come in an open competition. Doug Pederson said he will not rotate different guards with the..." May 21

  • Seahawks' Bennett rips Bradford

    TSN "Seattle Seahawks DE Michael Bennett and Sam Bradford have something in common. They would each like their current situations with their teams to be improved, in one way or another. But Bennett said Bradford went about his complaints the wrong way. "I listened to Sam Bradford again. I just..." May 20

  • Report: NFL to move Pro Bowl to Orlando

    Orlando Sentinel "The National Football League is moving its Pro Bowl all-star game to Orlando, according to a report by Bloomberg.com. The Bloomberg report cited three people familiar with the matter confirming that Orlando has beaten out the event's traditional home of Honolulu, as well as Houston and Sydney,..." May 19

  • New Coach, Same Problems: Doug Pederson's Eagles Are Already Clouded in Drama

    Bleacher Report "The 2015 campaign was a drama-filled mess for the Philadelphia Eagles. Chip Kelly remolded the team in his image, traded away key contributors who dared challenge his authority and promptly steered the franchise into a ditch. Last year's 7-9 season led the Eagles to in turn ditch Kelly,..." May 19

  • Eagles wide receivers throw support behind Sam Bradford

    Larry Brown Sports "If there was a level of awkwardness around the Philadelphia Eagles’ facility when Sam Bradford returned to work last week after demanding a trade, the guys he will be throwing to this season aren’t showing it. Jordan Matthews, the Eagles’ leading receiver last season, said Tuesday that he..." May 18

  • Wentz: 'It's awesome' that Bradford is willing to help him

    Delaware Online "Eagles rookie quarterback Carson Wentz said “it’s awesome” that starter Sam Bradford is willing to help him along. Wentz met Bradford for the first time Monday and said “there’s been no tension at all.” Then he took part with Bradford and the rest of the team Tuesday in the first day of a..." May 18

  • 10 undrafted free agents who could make an impact in the NFL

    SB Nation "Carving out a spot on an NFL roster filled with veterans, free agent acquisitions and new draft selections is a lot for undrafted free agents to overcome. But every year players are able to pull it off. In 2015, there were 56 undrafted rookies who snagged a spot on a 53-man roster after..." May 17

  • NFL names new czar of discipline for on-field conduct

    Sporting News "Former All-Pro offensive tackle Jon Runyan was named the NFL's new czar of discipline for on-field conduct, the league announced Tuesday. Runyan, who also served as a congressman (R-New Jersey) from 2011-15, played 14 seasons in the NFL for four teams, most notably with the Philadelphia..." May 17

  • Bradford: Return to Eagles caused by dried-up trade market

    Sportsnaut "Sam Bradford spoke to the media Tuesday after practice for the first time since demanding a trade and admitted he was “frustrated” by the Philadelphia Eagles’ decision to draft Carson Wentz. He also admitted he only really came back because he realized there was nowhere else for him to..." May 17

  • Eagles coach says he expects Darren Sproles back soon

    Pro Football Talk "Eagles running back Darren Sproles wasn’t on hand this morning for the start of OTAs, amid reports he was on the trade block. But it may not necessarily mean he’s on his way out the door. At the conclusion of today’s session, Eagles coach Doug Pederson said he expected Sproles to be on hand..." May 17

  • Eagles receiving trade calls for Darren Sproles

    Sportsnaut "The Philadelphia Eagles have reportedly been fielding calls about potential trades featuring running back Darren Sproles, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Sproles, a diminutive third-down back, is still a valuable trade piece at this point, even at the age of 32. In addition to his..." May 17

  • Ranking NFL's divisional worst-to-first contenders

    Tennessean "Optimism is never in short supply throughout the NFL offseason, even for the league's most moribund franchises. In a parity-driven league, a sudden rise never seems far off. The Washington Redskins were last season's lone worst-to-first story, but they proved it's possible to shed the standards..." May 17

  • Report: Eagles sign Matt Tobin to 2-year contract

    The Score "The Philadelphia Eagles signed offensive lineman Matt Tobin to a two-year deal, according to ESPN's Adam Caplan. Tobin was previously signed to a restricted free-agent tender. The new contract will lower his base salary for the upcoming year, per Caplan." May 16

  • Best offseason acquisitions for all 32 NFL teams

    ESPN "From free agents to coaches and draft picks to general managers, NFL Nation reporters select the top offseason pickup for every team: AFC EAST Buffalo Bills Outside linebacker Shaq Lawson Drafting Lawson at No. 19 overall was a steal for the Bills -- general manager Doug Whaley never..." May 16

  • Martz compares Goff, Wentz to Rams legend Warner

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "During the predraft process, longtime college and NFL coach Ted Tollner helped quarterbacks Jared Goff and Carson Wentz get ready for the pro game. His son, Ryan Tollner, is their agent. One day, long before the NFL Scouting Combine, Ted wasn’t available to guide the highly-touted prospects..." May 16

  • Eagles safety makes bold statement about Kirk Cousins

    247 Sports "How well did Kirk Cousins play during the second half of the 2015 season? Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins can tell you. Jenkins explained in an interview surrounding Cousins being named among the Top 100 players in the NFL for 2015. “In the back half of the season,” Jenkins..." May 15

  • Eagles' Mills shows remorse, but should choose words more carefully

    Philly.com "Jalen Mills seems to have made the most of his do-over since charges of a 2014 simple assault against a woman were dropped, so it would only be fair to give him the benefit of the doubt after he gave the following unfortunate explanation for why he thought he was originally charged: "The girl -..." May 15

  • Carson Wentz doesn’t anticipate tension with Sam Bradford

    CSN Philly "Burning the bridge is the easy part. If you make the proper preparations and you’re lucky enough, you can just keep going and never look back. The problem is when you have to make a U-turn. That can be tricky. A few weeks ago, Sam Bradford swore he wouldn’t return to the Eagles and demanded a..." May 13

  • NFL has no comment on possible violation by Eagles with Wentz/Goff talks

    Pro Football Talk "On Thursday, PFT reported that the Eagles secured a verbal commitment from quarterbacks Jared Goff and Carson Wentz that both would accept offsets if the Eagles traded up to No. 2 and made one of them the selection. Some have suggested that the Eagles violated the rules by engaging in pre-draft..." May 13

  • Carson Wentz expected to sign his Eagles deal later today

    Pro Football Talk "By the end of the day, the Eagles will have all their quarterbacks on hand and under contract, both the one with his tail between his legs and the one who will be closely on said tail. According to Ed Werder of ESPN, No. 2 overall pick Carson Wentz is expected to sign his rookie contract when..." May 12

  • Carson Wentz agrees to rookie deal with Eagles

    NFL.com "The Philadelphia Eagles have their quarterback of the future under contract. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that Carson Wentz has agreed to a four-year contract with the team, per a source involved with the deal. The second-overall pick in the draft, Wentz will compete..." May 12

  • Some Eagles players reportedly think less of Sam Bradford after his trade demand

    Bleeding Green Nation "Now that Sam Bradford has returned to the Eagles after his failed attempt at forcing his way out of Philadelphia, one can only wonder how his actions have been received in the locker room. How are his teammates reacting to what he did? Some Eagles players still support the veteran quarterback...." May 12

  • Agent confirms he tried to get Bradford traded to Broncos

    The Sports Daily "It’s not that Tom Condon didn’t try to get Sam Bradford traded. He did. It just didn’t happen that way. Condon, the agent for the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, said on The Rich Eisen Show Wednesday he tried to get Bradford traded to the Denver Broncos, but the teams “couldn’t agree on a..." May 12

  • 10 players on the roster bubble heading into training camp

    The Score "The most exciting stage of free agency has come and gone, but there are still plenty of moves to be made before the 2016 season gets underway. With the NFL draft now in the books, and teams having added plenty of competition to their respective rosters, a number of veteran players will be..." May 11

  • Study reveals interesting data about NFL player suicide rate

    The Comeback "According to government research, NFL players are less likely to commit suicide than the average man in the general population. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health performed research on over 3,000 retired players, and that research showed that NFL players were less likely..." May 11

  • Eagles wanted second round draft picks for Sam Bradford

    Bleeding Green Nation "After realizing the team would not honor his trade demand, Sam Bradford returned to the Philadelphia Eagles' offseason workout program earlier this week. Even if the Eagles did plan on trading Bradford, there was never any indication there was a strong market for the veteran quarterback. The lack..." May 11

  • Is Wentz ready? K.C. Keeler thinks so

    Philly.com "The speed is what everyone worries about. Even Carson Wentz admitted the most noticeable difference between what he saw during his playing days at North Dakota State and what he faced at the Senior Bowl earlier this year in Mobile, Ala., was the speed of the game. Wentz will get another taste..." May 11

  • 10 NFL players who are destined for breakout seasons in 2016

    USA Today "As rookie camps and OTAs get going around the league, prepare yourself for hype season. You know, that’s the time of the year when you start to hear that Young Player X is dominating in practice and primed for a big year. We’ve picked out ten players who will undoubtedly create that buzz over the..." May 11

  • Countess, snubbed at combine, gets chance with Eagles

    Philly.com "When the Eagles prepared for the draft, Auburn defensive back Blake Countess was someone they targeted even though he was not invited to the scouting combine. The team watched film of the 5-foot-10, 184-pound Michigan transfer and considered him "a favorite player of ours," according to..." May 09

  • N.F.L. Concussion Payouts Have Lenders Circling

    New York Times "The offers seem too good to pass up: Loans worth tens of thousands of dollars with no money down and no time limit for paying it back. The main catch, sometimes buried in the fine print, is the interest rate of 40 percent or higher. “We take the weight off your shoulders,” reads one pitch,..." May 09

  • Eagles' Sam Bradford: Despite trade request, 'I am committed' to winning a championship

    NewJersey.com "On the same day he ended his holdout in an attempt to be traded, Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford has released a statement insisting he is now committed to the team that just handed him a check for $11 million. In the statement, released through ESPN's Adam Schefter, Bradford makes it clear he..." May 09

  • Teammate says Sam Bradford showing up for work today

    Pro Football Talk "Sam Bradford has apparently decided to show up for work, after all. Via Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Eagles linebacker Connor Barwin said during an appearance on WIP that Bradford was going to be at the team’s voluntary workouts today. That’s a departure from his previous stance..." May 09

  • Don't be surprised if the Eagles start Carson Wentz sooner than expected

    Philly Voice "Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, the NFL's number No. 2-overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, is not among the top 10 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year candidates on Bovada.lv, a Canadian based betting website. And not only that, there are players who were drafted as late as the fifth round who..." May 09

  • Eagles' Wentz needs to learn the value of sliding

    Philly.com "Carson Wentz, meet the feetfirst slide. Learn it and learn to love it. It will be your friend. The new Eagles quarterback never slid at North Dakota State. While NFL quarterbacks are considered defenseless once they are in the process of sliding and are off-limits to defenders, their college..." May 08

  • Lane Johnson expects Sam Bradford back this week or next

    Pro Football Talk "Sam Bradford hasn’t been around Eagles workouts since they traded up to the No. 2 pick in order to draft quarterback Carson Wentz, but one of Bradford’s teammates hinted that could change soon. Right tackle Lane Johnson said on 97.5 The Fanatic that he expects Bradford, who has asked for a..." May 08