May 3, 2016 |
LET'S CONSIDER, "What if?" As in, "What if the Eagles stood pat for the 2016 draft? What if they never made the two big trades and simply drafted 13th?" And, so: A retro mock draft. It's impossible to completely put the horse back in the barn. The team's salary structure was altered the day it began delousing itself of the Chip Kelly era, trading Byron Maxwell, Kiko Alonso, DeMarco Murray and Mark Sanchez for picks. Its needs changed, too, some of which were filled before the draft; Sanchez and Maxwell, for instance.
March 13, 2016 |
REPORTERS OFTEN ask athletes coming to Philadelphia what they know about the city. Cheesesteaks, Rocky Balboa, the tribulations visited upon Santa at a long-ago Eagles game - these tend to be among the responses. Brandon Brooks volunteered that this is the site of the nation's first bank. Indeed, it is, established by Alexander Hamilton in 1791, still standing right there on 3rd Street, a few blocks down from the Liberty Bell, if Brandon would like to visit, now that he's here for five years and $40 million, $21 million guaranteed, to start at right guard for the Eagles.
March 12, 2016 |
Doug Pederson squashed any notion that there would be a quarterback controversy in Philadelphia - or even an open competition - by declaring Sam Bradford the Eagles' starting quarterback and Chase Daniel as the No. 2 quarterback. Multiple reports surfaced after the Eagles signed Daniel to a three-year, $21 million contract that he would have a chance to compete for the starting job. Pederson wanted to make clear that Bradford is his quarterback, in case that wasn't known when the Eagles signed Bradford to a two-year, $36 million contract with $22 million guaranteed on March 1. "Talking about the quarterback situation going forward, Sam Bradford is the No. 1, Chase Daniel is the No. 2, and we're working on the No. 3," Pederson said Thursday.
March 8, 2016 |
They focused on signing their own players during the last six weeks, but the Eagles can begin negotiations with agents for players from other teams Monday. The NFL's "legal tampering" period opens Monday and leads up to the start of free agency Wednesday at 4 p.m. With about $17 million to spend, the Eagles can be active - but they don't have as much money as some of their competitors, with 20 teams holding more salary-cap space and 10 teams exceeding $40 million. The Eagles need to upgrade their offensive line and potentially search for a starting safety.
December 16, 2015
Question: After everything, are the Eagles going to win the division? Les Bowen: Sure, why not? I have no idea. They have to beat the Redskins and Giants over the final two weeks to win the division, and I'm not sure how anyone who has really watched this team all season can be definitive about that, either way. But if I have to pick a side, I'll go with, "Sure, why not?" The Eagles just trudged past a Buffalo team that probably was as good as Washington or New York.
December 9, 2015 |
The Eagles released wide receiver Miles Austin a day after he was inactive for the first time this season. The team announced the move Monday, but didn't yet make a corresponding move to replace Austin's spot on the 53-man roster. Rookie Jonathan Krause, who was signed off the practice squad before the Lions game, got the nod ahead of Austin on Sunday against the Patriots. He had one catch for four yards. The Eagles had seven receivers - a large number - on the roster before Austin's release.
December 5, 2015 |
The New England Patriots have lost only six home games in the last six seasons, so there aren't many quarterbacks in the NFL who know what it's like to leave Gillette Stadium with a victory. Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez is one of them. Sanchez lost four regular-season games with the New York Jets in Foxborough, Mass., but he was the winning quarterback against the Patriots in the second round of the playoffs on Jan. 16, 2011. Sanchez is expected to be the Eagles' No. 2 quarterback Sunday when the Patriots host the Eagles.
November 29, 2015 |
Mike Mancinelli and Melanie McDonough were home for the holiday, and with time to burn Friday afternoon before the struggling Flyers played Nashville, they visited a corner dubbed "Fan Zone" inside the Modell's store on Snyder Avenue. A wave of discounted despair confronted them. Mark Sanchez and Riley Cooper Eagles jerseys marked 25 percent off. Red Phillies pinstripes with "UTLEY 26" on the back hanging from a rack. The 76ers jersey not yet worn by Joel Embiid, slashed by 50 percent.
November 26, 2015 |
Two days away from their Thanksgiving game with the Detroit Lions, the Eagles remained mum Tuesday on the identity of their starting quarterback. Although there are indications that Mark Sanchez will start for the second consecutive week, Sam Bradford is hoping to return to action. The Eagles had only a walk-through on Tuesday. Bradford was limited, which means he did not take his usual allotment of first-team snaps. He has been cleared from his concussion but still has discomfort from a separated non-throwing shoulder.
November 25, 2015 |
Sam Bradford returned to practice on a limited basis Monday after he was cleared by an independent neurologist to return following a concussion he suffered on Nov. 15. He also had a separated left shoulder. There was no word on whether Bradford would play Thursday against the Detroit Lions, or whether Mark Sanchez would make his second consecutive start. Coach Chip Kelly refused to discuss Bradford's injury. When offensive lineman Lane Johnson was asked who he thinks will start, he said Sanchez without hesitation.