Found May 21, 2012 on Gridiron Grit:
Photo Credit: The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to terms on a four-year deal with their third-round selection in quarterback Nick Foles, the team announced late Monday morning. Foles was the highest drafted University of Arizona quarterback since 1962 (Eddie Wilson). The Texas native finished his collegiate career as the Wildcats’ all-time leading passer, in terms of yards (10,011), touchdowns (67), attempts (1,369) and completions (933) en route to earning three consecutive All-Pac 10 honorable mentions from 2009-11. The 6-5, 243-pound signal-caller shattered Wildcat single-season records in completions (387), attempts (560) and yards (4,334) while adding 28 touchdowns as a senior last year.  In 2010 as a junior, he was named the team’s Offensive co-MVP, throwing for 3,191 yards and 20 touchdowns. Other than Eagles quarterback Michael Vick who is the team’s starter, field generals in Mike Kafka and Trent Edwards will compete with Foles for the backup and th...

Philadelphia Eagles Agree to Deal with QB Nick Foles

The Philadelphia Eagles announced on Monday that they had come to terms on a 4-year deal with rookie QB Nick Foles. Foles was selected by the Birds in the 3rd round of the draft (88th overall selection) from the University of Arizona, where he was the all-time leading passer in terms of yards (10,011), touchdowns (67), attempts (1,369) and completions (933) The rookie will compete...

Casey Matthews bulks up... does it matter?

Casey Matthews has bulked up from 232 pounds to 250 under the tutelage of his brother Clay (Green Bay Packers)... the idea is to become bigger so it's easier to shed those medium-downfield blocks by the 300-pound OL behemoths of the NFL.  Some folks worry that the extra weight will slow Casey down in nickel coverage of pass receivers... Does that really matter in this stage...

Eagles’ Brandon Graham: “Right now I’m a bust”

Getty Images Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham told the media on Tuesday that he’s a “bust,” and the criticism that he’s received has motivated him to prove people wrong. At least Graham isn’t in denial that he’s completely under achieved after being drafted in the first round of the 2010 draft. The 24 year-old Graham only played in three games this past...

10 Greatest Undrafted Philadelphia Eagles in Franchise History

The Philadelphia Eagles have been an NFL franchise since 1933 and over the course of the past 79 years, many great players have donned the winged helmet (or leather helmet). However, most of the great Philadelphia Eagles players we remember were drafted, either by the Eagles themselves or by another team before they came to Philly. So while we all pay tribute to greatest of Eagles...

Eagles’ Brandon Graham in excellent physical condition

The Eagles took Brandon Graham 13th overall in the 2010 NFL Draft, a pick that has been widely criticized since, especially since the divisional rival New York Giants selected Jason Pierre-Paul 2 picks later. However, Graham’s struggles so far have not exactly been the Eagles’ fault or anything they could have foreseen. Graham has had a lot of issues with injuries in his first...

Set to erase 2011, eager Eagles get back to work

Vince Young, Ronnie Brown and Steve Smith are gone. Indeed, the Dream Team is now simply the 2012 Philadelphia Eagles. Coming off a disappointing 8-8 season, the Eagles reconvened as a full team Tuesday for the first time since missing the playoffs last year. It was a season that was defined when Young deemed the Eagles a ''Dream Team'' in training camp after the...

10 Reasons the Philadelphia Eagles will Be Better Than Critics Think

Patrick McDermott / Getty Images Just like every other team in the NFL, the Philadelphia Eagles will enter the 2012 season with their own set of question marks. Some of their problems are a carryover from last year, while other issues have newly arisen. Regardless of where they came from, or when they formulated, they must be addressed. Here are 10 issues that the Eagles will face...

Eagles’ Michael Vick concerned his window of opportunity closing

Philadelphia Eagles’ quarterback Michael Vick stated that he felt because of his age that his window of opportunity to win a championship was closing. Vick made these comments while being interviewed by ESPN. Vick who turns 32 next month, is one of twelve quarterbacks over the age of 30 who are projected to be starting for a team come Week 1 of the 2012 season. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE »

Cam Newton will leave us saying Michael who?

It’s hard to look at Cam Newton’s success with the Carolina Panthers and not try to compare him to Michael Vick. No other quarterback in the league can do what Newton can do with both his arm and his feet but Newton has qualities that are already setting him apart from Vick. The most obvious

Eagles sign third-round pick, QB Nick Foles

The Eagles on Monday agreed to terms with quarterback Nick Foles on a four-year contract. Foles, a third-round selection in last month's draft out of Arizona, finished his collegiate career as the Wildcats' all-time leading passer in terms of yards (10,011), touchdowns (67), attempts (1,369) and completions (933). A native of Austin, Texas, Foles threw for 3,191 yards and...

Eagles sign QB Foles

The Eagles signed third-round pick Nick Foles to a four-year deal. Foles broke several of Drew Brees' high school passing records at Westlake High School near Austin, Texas, and left Arizona as the Wildcats' all-time leader in yards (10,011), touchdowns (67), attempts (1,369) and completions (933). Foles is one of five quarterbacks on the Eagles' offseason roster...

Philadelphia Eagles Sign Third-Round Pick Nick Foles

  [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="650" caption="Nick Foles is officially a Philadelphia Eagle."][/caption] The Philadelphia Eagles have announced the signing of quarterback Nick Foles, who was picked by the team in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft. According to a report by, the contract signed by Foles...

LeSean McCoy one ups Osi Umenyiora Again

Philadelphia Eagles all pro running back LeSean “Shady” McCoy will be having plenty of happy days to celebrate besides Mother’s Day after inking a a five-year extension worth $45 million with $20.765 million guaranteed. After posting 1,309 yards rushing and 17 rushing touchdowns Shady has placed in himself in the best back in the league conversation.
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