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November 7, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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October 20, 2015 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
The Eagles' rivalry that has produced some of the coolest moments in franchise history will be renewed Monday night at Lincoln Financial Field when Chip Kelly's team hosts the New York Giants. Think about the Giants and pleasant memories flood the mind with the force of a tsunami for Eagles fans. That photo of Chuck Bednarik standing over Frank Gifford is frozen into minds that did not even exist when the game-clinching play actually occurred. Both men are sadly gone now, Bednarik having passed in March and Gifford five months later.
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October 12, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
When the Eagles have the ball The Eagles' inconsistent offense will have an opportunity to show its potential on Sunday against the NFL's 24th-ranked defense. New Orleans has allowed 381.5 yards and 26 points per game. Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford, who finally showed that he can stretch the field with a vertical passing game last week, could do so against the Saints. New Orleans has allowed six passing plays of more than 40 yards, the most in the NFL. The 9.8 yards per pass attempt against the Saints defense is also the most in the NFL. The secondary is getting healthier with cornerback Keenan Lewis and safety Jairus Byrd returning to form after early-season injuries.
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October 11, 2015 | By Ladd Biro, For The Inquirer
Here are my picks to roll, and get rolled, in Week 5 of the 2015 season. Watch 'em roll Marcus Mariota, QB, Titans vs. Bills. The ahead-of-schedule rookie has had an extra week to prepare for a defense that has already coughed up 10 passing TDs and nearly 300 passing yards per game. Rashad Jennings, RB, Giants vs. 49ers. Though he's not piling up the rushing yards, he's contributing nicely as a receiver. And Sunday night, Jennings will be facing one of the league's true defensive doormats.
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October 5, 2015 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
The storm that changed the Eagles' playoff course a year ago built for two miserable weeks, before finally settling over FedEx Field in mid-December for a dousing that blew their chances out to sea for good. Nearly 10 months later, they return to the scene on a day in which the downpour will be more literal than figurative, but they return to face a game that could well decide who they are this time around, too. Yes, the Washington Redskins stunk then, and, yes, they stink now. Even so, the question remains whether the Eagles are good enough to beat them when they need to. There is every chance that, regardless of the outcome, Sunday's game will be marked with an asterisk because of the conditions.
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October 5, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jordan Matthews has spent only 16 months in the NFL, so he's still trying to develop a veteran's intuition. Matthews trusts those who possess it, though, which is why the second-year wide receiver was encouraged by Darren Sproles' assessment of the Eagles' passing game during a conversation last week. "We're on the cusp," Sproles told Matthews. Matthews shared the quote as if it was an edict from a fortune teller. He should hope so. Entering Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins, the Eagles' wide receivers have 35 receptions for 353 yards and one touchdown.
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October 2, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The NFL is monitoring the weather in the Mid-Atlantic region and has been in contact with the Eagles and Washington Redskins about scheduling contingencies for their game Sunday in Landover, Md. Hurricane Joaquin has the potential to be a significant storm in the region. The Washington Post first reported that the league is looking into contingencies. "We have had discussions with the NFL as they are monitoring the weather for this week in Washington," an Eagles spokesman said.
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October 2, 2015 | Ed Barkowitz, Daily News Staff Writer
NELSON AGHOLOR has gotten some heat for minimal production through the first three games. He has just four catches, no touchdowns and he's getting dropped like a Sam Bradford pass by panicky fantasy owners. Lots of variables, of course, go into completing passes in football. The offensive line has to protect, the quarterback has to be accurate, the receiver has to present a target and actually catch the ball. Football 101. But in fantasyland, where we watched Agholor look like a mini-Julio Jones at times in the preseason, numbers talk and everything else walks.
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October 2, 2015 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
THE EAGLES got some unexpected good injury news yesterday, when Dr. James Andrews poked his arthroscope into Kiko Alonso's left knee and found less damage than an MRI exam after the Dallas game had indicated, an NFL source said. The source said tearing of Alonso's 2014 left ACL repair was minimal and the ligament remained tight, so Andrews injected some stem cells to try to promote healing and instructed Alonso to begin rehab. The NFL Network said Alonso, an inside linebacker, might heal well enough to play in about a month - which would coincide nicely with the Eagles' Nov. 1 bye. After their Oct. 25 game at Carolina, the Eagles next play Nov. 8 at Dallas.
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September 19, 2015 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Nelson Agholor played the second-highest number of snaps among the Eagles' six receivers Monday in the loss to the Falcons and yet the rookie was targeted only two times and had one catch for 5 yards. Chip Kelly did not fault Agholor. The Eagles coach pointed out that receivers often can't control the number of passes thrown their way. Getting open certainly increases those chances, and the coach's film revealed that Agholor was open on a number of plays. Sam Bradford just went to other receivers.
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