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October 24, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
DeMarco Murray is no longer answering questions about what's wrong with him in the Eagles' offense. Coming off his first 100-yard rushing game with the Eagles, Murray is now tasked with keeping the production alive. "I finally feel like myself," Murray said Thursday. "Everyone is starting to settle down and get their legs underneath them. " On Sunday night, he'll play against a Carolina run defense that has kept opponents to 3.9 yards per carry, and star linebacker Luke Kuechly has been sidelined for three games.
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August 26, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles signed linebacker Mychal Kendricks to a four-year contract extension Monday. Coach Chip Kelly insisted at the beginning of training camp that Kendricks would not be traded, and this represents a major commitment to him. Kendricks' deal is worth $29 million with $16.4 million guaranteed, according to a league source. Kendricks, 24, joined the team as a second-round draft pick out of California in 2012 and started each of the last three seasons. His future with the Eagles appeared uncertain after the team acquired Kiko Alonso and re-signed DeMeco Ryans, creating a logjam at inside linebacker.
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October 26, 2012 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
HE'S CALLED "Matty Ice" as a compliment, a nod to his ability to shake off some of the worst starts and circumstances the quarterback position can experience and play the last few minutes as if someone pressed restart. Nineteen times in his four-plus seasons, Matt Ryan has driven the Atlanta Falcons to victory in the waning minutes of a game, including three straight occurrences leading into Sunday's game against the Eagles. Just perfect. A defense coming off two fourth-quarter meltdowns, a defense that just saw its coordinator fired, that will have Todd Bowles talking into DeMeco Ryans' ears for the first time this Sunday, will have its first test against a guy whose fourth quarters make Eli Manning seem like a hack.
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September 29, 2015 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Columnist
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Two weeks ago, it looked like the one and only member of the Eagles' 2015 draft class with any shot to make an impact this season was going to be their first-round pick, wide receiver Nelson Agholor. Cornerback Eric Rowe, their second-round pick, struggled in the preseason and opened the season buried deep on the depth chart. His only action in Weeks 1 and 2 came on special teams. That didn't figure to change. Same with their third-round pick, inside linebacker Jordan Hicks, whose chances of getting many defensive snaps behind Mychal Kendricks, Kiko Alonso and DeMeco Ryans seemed somewhere between slim and none.
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March 4, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles added their first free agent of the offseason Monday by signing inside linebacker Brad Jones, a 28-year-old, six-year veteran who was released by the Green Bay Packers last month. Jones, 6-foot-3 and 242 pounds, signed a two-year contract and will provide depth at a position that sorely needs it. The Eagles will return starters Mychal Kendricks and DeMeco Ryans, although Ryans is coming off his second ruptured Achilles tendon. Emmanuel Acho and Casey Matthews were the top reserves last season, and Matthews is a pending free agent.
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November 6, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Left tackle Jason Peters and linebacker DeMeco Ryans did not practice for the Eagles on Wednesday, one day after both were involved at the beginning of a light training session. Ryans, who has a hamstring injury that caused him to miss the Week 7 loss to Carolina, did not commit to playing on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys. "I've been getting better, getting some progress," Ryans said. "Still right now, at this point, not exactly where it needs to be. " Until Ryans is fully healthy, the Eagles won't need to reveal how they will split the playing time among the four starting-caliber inside linebackers.
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October 11, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
DeMeco Ryans returned to practice on a limited basis Thursday, and the Eagles' top inside linebacker hopes to play Sunday against the New York Giants. Ryans has a groin injury and missed practice Tuesday and Wednesday. "If I feel like I can help them, whatever percentage I am, I'll be out there," Ryans said. Ryans said he felt "good" at practice and was "able to move around a little bit. " He has not missed a game since arriving in Philadelphia in 2012. Other than a ruptured Achilles tendon that ended his 2010 campaign after six games, Ryans said he has never even been questionable for a game.
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November 27, 2012
Up-Down Drill   Nick Foles In a season full of disappointment, the latest has been back-to-back uninspiring performances from the rookie quarterback. Any evaluation on Foles' future has to come with the caveat of playing behind a rotten line. But he has not looked like the answer to the Eagles' quarterback problem.   Bryce Brown Given the opportunity to log more carries, Brown was amazing and, well, not amazing. The running back set a franchise record for rushing yards in a game by a rookie, but he also fumbled twice.
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October 25, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mychal Kendricks was a limited participant in practice for the second straight day, and his status for Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals remains in question. The Eagles linebacker has missed the last four games with a calf injury. At one point during practice Thursday, Kendricks remained on the side with a trainer while Casey Matthews and Emmanuel Acho alternated with DeMeco Ryans. Although Kendricks took some snaps with Ryans, there have not been any indications that he will play.
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August 27, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
DeMeco Ryans has not played in the preseason, and defensive coordinator Bill Davis was noncommittal about the linebacker's availability for the Sept. 14 season opener against the Atlanta Falcons. Ryans is recovering from a torn Achilles tendon.  "Those are tough injuries to get 100 percent, but boy, is he ahead of schedule," Davis said. "I think it's going to be close. I think hopefully we can get him out there a little bit this week [against the Packers] for his sake and ours to see just kind of where he is.  "But this week looks a lot better than last week and last week looked a lot better than the week before.
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