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Jordan Matthews could be an Eagles target on Day 2

The Eagles target at wide receiver on Day 2 may not be Cody Latimer or Marqise Lee after all. The Eagles may have a wide receiver target that is a bit off-the-radar. The Eagles really like Vanderbilt wide receiver Jordan Matthews, a source tells Bleeding Green Nation. Matthews is among the plethora of receiver talent available in the second round of the NFL Draft. Matthews, like...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles trade up in 2nd, take WR Jordan Matthews

After "reaching" for DE/OLB Marcus Smith with their first-round pick at 26 - a trade down from the original 22 - the Eagles went the other direction in the second round. The Eagles swapped picks with the Tennessee Titans to move up to pick 42 and drafted wide receiver Jordan Matthews from Vanderbilt. Matthews provides size for the Eagles at receiver at 6'3", 212 pounds. Matthews...
Via Eagledelphia
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Marcus Smith: The Future of the Franchise?

At the conclusion of the 2013 season, the Philadelphia Eagles were in possession of the 22nd pick in the first round of the 2014 NFL draft. Johnny Manziel ended up going 22nd overall… to the Browns. Instead the Eagles traded back to 26 and scooped up an extra third-round pick from Cleveland in doing so. They used that No. 26 overall pick to select Louisville DE/OLB Marcus Smith...
Via Total Sports Live
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

FACT OR FICTION? – Eagles Pick Marcus Smith, Lecavalier/Timonen’s Future, Ben Revere, Jabari Parker

  Dan Schmidt and Randy Jobst are ready to square off in this week’s Fact or Fiction with four all new topics to debate in the world of Philly sports.  Did the Eagles make the right call drafting Marcus Smith in the first round?  Should Kimmo Timonen and Vinny Lecavalier return as Flyers?  Do the […] The post FACT OR FICTION? – Eagles Pick Marcus Smith, Lecavalier/Timonen’s...
Via Sons of the Spectrum
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Clarification: Marcus Smith was not a reach by the Philadelphia Eagles

The most popular adjective associated with Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Marcus Smith after he was selected 26th overall in the 2014 NFL Draft was “reach.” Smith was, in many publications, listed as a second or even third round talent. Many fans (and even a lot of media members) do not understand that there is a dichotomy between the scouting the media does and the scouting...
Via cover32 - Eagles
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Marcus Smith Was Not A Reach for the Eagles At Pick 26

Some Philadelphia fans were shocked to see the Eagles pick Marcus Smith in the first round, while some people remain optimistic in thinking that it could work out well for the team when its all said and done. Marcus Smith has very good size, coming in at 6’3 and 251 pounds. He has great athleticism, and ran very well at the combine, with a 40 time clocking in at 4.68. He’s also...
Via TopSportsReport
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Guest writer “GreenIsMean” rips the Eagles’ selection of OLB Marcus Smith at #1…

“GreenIsMean” is a veteran poster at BleedingGreenNation.com. He is an angry young man. He brings major passion to his posts. We could use a little more of that kind of spirit around here. Anyhow, Greenie dares to question the powers that be at the NovaCare Complex— he wants a rational explanation of why Marcus Smith was chosen at #1 in the 2014 Draft by the Eagles. Here is...
Via Eagles Eye
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles Reportedly Close To Signing First-Round Pick OLB Marcus Smith

  Rand Getlin of Yahoo Sports is “hearing” that the Eagles are close to signing first-round pick OLB Marcus Smith to a contract. Getlin adds that a deal could be completed later in the day. Smith happens to be the only draft pick from the Eagles’ 2014 class who has yet to sign his rookie contract. According to OverTheCap.com, Smith’s four-year deal is worth an estimated...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles sign first-round pick LB Marcus Smith

The Eagles 2014 draft class is officially under contract. The seventh and final player to sign was first-rounder Marcus Smith, who signed his deal on Monday. The 26th overall pick signed a four-year deal with a team option for a fifth year. Although the terms haven't been announced, the deal is expected to be worth $7.80 million and include a $3.99 million signing bonus. "It means...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

The Eagles have signed all 7 of their draft picks

The Eagles signed Marcus Smith to a 4-year contract today, which makes him the final draft pick to sign with the team. Thanks to the rookie wage scale the signing of draft picks have been much easier. There’s really no threat of a player holding out and missing part of training camp, which seemed to happen every year. All draft picks were given 4-year deals. Here are the projected...
Via cover32 - Eagles
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Marcus Smith Has Signed With The Eagles. He’ll Earn $7,799,088 Gauranteed

Photo | @Eagles It took a little longer than most expected, but former Louisville defensive end Marcus Smith has officially signed his contract with the Philadelphia Eagles. Smith is one of the last players taken in the first round to sign their rookie deals. “I knew everything was going to get done,” Smith said in an official statement. “I’m just happy that I finally got...
Via The Cardinal Connect
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles Veterans Stick Their Rookies With Another Massive Bill?

The Eagles rookies must either be gluttons for punishment or love the food at Del Frisco's. How else can you explain hitting the pricey establishment with a bunch of the Philly vets after the last time they were there?According to Evan Mathis they did--and this time the vets really got ran up the bill.via TwitterDez Bryant doesn't have anything on this one (well--since he paid for...
Via FatManWriting
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Clowning around at Eagles minicamp after-party…

Our Eagles Evergreen Bored members are throwing a palooza of a party tonight…they’re celebrating a healthy ending to OTA’s, the kicking of a cigarette addiction by our veteran poster FTW, and the fact that Training Camp is only 34 days away. Eagles defensive tackle Benny Logan is a featured guest as he joins in the clown action via his Twitter machine. Shooter Jennings will...
Via Eagles Eye
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

North Texas players suspended after theft arrests

North Texas linebacker Sed Ellis and tight end Chris Loving have been suspended indefinitely after they were arrested on charges of stealing two television sets. Coach Dan McCarney said Wednesday he decided to suspend both players after talking to them following their arrests. Denton police say suspects later identified as Ellis and Loving were seen taking TVs out of a Walmart...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles' top pick Marcus Smith eases into action

PHILADELPHIA (AP) It hit Marcus Smith the same way it does all rookies. No matter how much they prepare, or how high they were drafted, there's still that instant bit of shock in that first game. ''When I first got out there it was like, `This is it, I'm in the NFL. Wow,'' the Philadelphia Eagles' top choice said. ''You're playing your first NFL game it takes a while for it to all...
Via AP on Fox
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

North Texas crushes SMU 43-6

DENTON, Texas (AP) -- Reggie Pegram rushed 21 times for 81 yards and a touchdown, and Jarrian Roberts had a 31-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown to lead North Texas to a 43-6 blowout win over SMU. Pegram's and Roberts' scores came in a 20-point second quarter for the Mean Green (1-1) that included two short field goals by Trevor Moore. Mustangs' quarterback Kolney Cassel threw...
Via AP on Fox
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

North Texas backup safety Schilleci out for one game after arrest

North Texas backup safety John Schilleci was suspended for the Mean Green’s game against Louisiana Tech on Thursday after he was arrested over the weekend. Schilleci was booked by UNT police on Sunday on a charge of evading arrest and was later released on $500 bail. The former Guyer standout played in the Mean Green’s win over SMU on Saturday at Apogee Stadium. “He won...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

North Texas dominates Nicholls 77-3

DENTON, Texas (AP) -- Dajon Williams threw for three touchdowns and ran for two more as North Texas overwhelmed Nicholls 77-3 on Saturday. Williams, starting his first game for North Texas (2-2), was 11 of 14 for 176 yards passing and ran four times for 68 yards through three quarters. Carlos Harris was his top receiver, pulling in five for 69 yards and one touchdown. The Mean Green...
Via AP on Fox
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Southern Miss tops North Texas 30-20

DENTON, Texas (AP) - Nick Mullens threw two touchdown passes and Corey Acosta kicked three field goals Saturday to lead Southern Miss to a 30-20 win over North Texas. With the game tied at 20, Mullens hit Casey Martin on a 19-yard TD pass late in the third quarter and Acosta added a 38-yard field goal in the fourth. Mullens was 27 of 41 for 305 yards, with two interceptions and a...
Via AP on Fox
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida Atlantic manages just 10 points, falls to North Texas

DENTON, Texas (AP) -- Andrew McNulty scored two touchdowns and North Texas snapped a four-game losing streak with a 31-10 victory over Florida Atlantic on Saturday night. Antoinne Jimmerson rushed for 111 yards on 17 carries and had a 41-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. McNulty threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Marcus Smith, and scored on a 4-yard run to give North Texas...
Via AP on Fox
November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

McNulty leads North Texas over FAU 31-10

DENTON, Texas (AP) Andrew McNulty scored two touchdowns and North Texas snapped a four-game losing streak with a 31-10 victory over Florida Atlantic on Saturday night. Antoinne Jimmerson rushed for 111 yards on 17 carries and had a 41-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. McNulty threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Marcus Smith, and scored on a 4-yard run to give North Texas (3...
Via AP on Fox
November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida Atlantic manages just 10 points, falls to North Texas

DENTON, Texas (AP) -- Andrew McNulty scored two touchdowns and North Texas snapped a four-game losing streak with a 31-10 victory over Florida Atlantic on Saturday night. Antoinne Jimmerson rushed for 111 yards on 17 carries and had a 41-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. McNulty threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Marcus Smith, and scored on a 4-yard run to give North Texas...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

North Texas eases past Arkansas Monticello 84-62

DENTON, Texas (AP) Jeremy Combs scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead North Texas to an 84-62 win over Arkansas Monticello on Friday night. Jordan Williams added 12, Colin Voss and Maurice Aniefiok had 11 each, and Greg White-Pittman and Muhammed Ahmed finished with 10 for North Texas (1-0). Williams had nine assists and Aniefiok led the Mean Green defense with four...
Via AP on Fox
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida International comes up short on road against North Texas

DENTON, Texas (AP) -- Reggie Pegram rushed 26 times for 114 yards and had a long touchdown to help North Texas beat Florida International University 17-14 on Saturday. Pegram scored on a 54-yard run on the second play from scrimmage. Later in the first quarter, Andrew McNulty connected with Marcus Smith for a 4-yard score to give the Mean Green a 14-0 lead. McNulty was 9 of 20 for...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

North Texas holds off Florida International 17-14

DENTON, Texas (AP) -- Reggie Pegram rushed 26 times for 114 yards and had a long touchdown to help North Texas beat Florida International University 17-14 on Saturday. Pegram scored on a 54-yard run on the second play from scrimmage. Later in the first quarter, Andrew McNulty connected with Marcus Smith for a 4-yard score to give the Mean Green a 14-0 lead. McNulty was 9 of 20 for...
Via AP on Fox
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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