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PHILADELPHIA -- The Eagles eliminated a potential major training camp distraction last week when they signed running back LeSean McCoy to a five-year, $43 million contract extension that includes nearly $21 million in guaranteed money. McCoy, one of the league's top backs, was in the last year of a rookie contract that would have earned him just $615,000 this season. Last year, wide receiver DeSean Jackson let his uncertain contract situation affect his play. Jackson had an off year. The Eagles didn't want to risk the same thing happening with McCoy. "Me and DeSean are great friends, but everybody handles things differently," McCoy said. "I try and do things the right way. I go out every week and work hard in practice and in the games and play my heart out. I didn't want to act the fool and do the wrong thing because I wasn't raised like that. I want to do the right things by showing up and being a team guy, all the things that I really am....
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Defensive end Trent Cole is the latest member of the Philadelphia Eagles to appear on the NFL Network’s countdown of the top players of 2012. Cole was named the 57th best player in the league by his peers.
Teammate and fellow end Jason Babin expressed admiration of and appreciation for his teammates’s talent, saying “he just goes so hard.” Babin stated that he and Cole are...
The offseason for the Philadelphia Eagles in March was quiet, calm, and everything was going well. Until news that Pro Bowl LT Jason Peters had ruptured his Achilles, that is.
Philadelphia’s offensive line was set to finally have continuity in 2012, which would have served to strengthen the foundation laid in 2011 . Peters and the rest of the o-line were no small part of what led...
How we let this one slip by is mind boggling. Of course the Philadelphia Eagles cheerleaders were in the Bahamas earlier this month to shoot the team’s bikini calendar. Guess we were busy staring at Cowboys cheerleader asses. Anyway, this one looks like your normal shoot. Sand, water, chicks with giant boobs, surf, sun, blah, blah, blah.
Sorry, ladies, it’s going to take a better...
There might not have been a more publicly shamed group than the Eagles’ linebackers last year. Poor linebacker play became the poster child for the failure of the so called “Dream Team” last year as the Eagles, widely projected to win 12-13 games, won 8 and missed the playoffs. The Eagles, who have always notoriously devalued the linebacker position, have spent a lot of focus...
PHILADELPHIA -- With his 31st birthday fast approaching, Eagles cornerback Joselio Hanson has been promised nothing other than a chance to win the job he has held for the better part of the last six years. Signed out of NFL Europe in 2006, the 5-9, 185-pound Hanson has been one of the league's better nickel corners the last six years. But he heads into the spring OTAs needing...
Since the Eagles drafted him with the 13th overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, defensive end Brandon Graham has been hampered by injuries. If you consider 16 tackles and three sacks in two seasons contributing, I guess you could argue that he has been an asset for the Eagles. Otherwise, he has been a major disappointment. Fortunately for Eagles fans, Graham seems to embrace being...
Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson isn't focused on the kind of improvement most players are in the typical NFL offseason program. Signed to a five-year contract extension in March, Jackson won't have to deal with the distractions he faced a year ago when he held out of training camp in a contract standoff with the Eagles. In fact, the newly minted receiver wants to reciprocate...
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...
Our own commentator emeritus GK Brizer says it best--- what you can conclude about a team's prospects for a new season based on what happens in voluntary OTA's amounts to just about nothing...After all, it's a controlled environment with no real oppositional contact and a lot of feel-good-about-ourselves emotion in play.Still, you can get a general feel for the willingness...