August 29, 2015 |
The Eagles waived injured linebacker Emmanuel Acho with a thumb injury that required surgery, according to a league source. The move was not yet official, but Acho's locker was cleaned out Thursday. Acho, 24, spent parts of the last two seasons with the Eagles. He started two games in 2014 and played 23 percent of the defensive snaps. Acho was in competition for a backup-linebacker job. He even added some outside-linebacker responsibilities to help his chances. The Eagles are expected to keep Mychal Kendricks, DeMeco Ryans, Kiko Alonso, and Jordan Hicks.
October 24, 2015 |
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.
August 26, 2015 |
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.
November 7, 2015 |
From DeSean Jackson in 2013 to Jeremy Maclin in 2014, Chip Kelly's offense produced a Pro Bowl wide receiver on the right side during his first two years with the Eagles. Kelly also let both receivers go. He drafted Nelson Agholor in the first round last spring and inserted him as the starter on the right side - a spot at which Agholor could excel. But in 41/2 games this season, Agholor recorded only eight catches and 105 yards. He left in the first half against New Orleans with an ankle injury and missed the Eagles' next two games, keeping him from breaking out after the early-season struggles.
October 26, 2012 |
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.
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.
October 25, 2014 |
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.
August 27, 2015 |
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.
April 29, 2015 |
What they have: If NovaCare sports science is all it's cracked up to be, the Eagles have no needs here, with Kiko Alonso, DeMeco Ryans, Mychal Kendricks and Najee Goode all returning. But every one of those guys suffered a serious injury last season, and somehow, Kendricks' name keeps popping up in trade rumors. Kendricks hardly helped put that speculation to rest by skipping the first optional OTAs. He ended last season as a rising star, probably the Birds' second-best defensive player, behind Fletcher Cox, but at 5-11, 240, Kendricks is yet another Andy Reid-era draftee who probably would not have fit the Chip Kelly regime size criteria, so . . . What they need: Depends on who all stays healthy and whether Kendricks actually gets traded.
November 10, 2015 |
ARLINGTON, Texas - Nelson Agholor missed his third consecutive game for the Eagles on Sunday, although this one came as a surprise. Agholor, the Eagles' first-round pick, was a full participant in practice during the week and sounded confident he would play. The starting wide receiver was listed as questionable entering the game. Agholor sprained his ankle on Oct. 11, so nearly one month has passed since the injury. There was optimism that he could invigorate the passing game after struggling to produce early in the season.