Found June 17, 2012 on The Football Fan Spot:
Joe Banner was let go as the Eagles’ President earlier this month, after many successful years with the team. According to Boston Globe reported Greg Bedard, Banner is “having a good laugh” at the DeSean Jackson deal. This suggests that the phasing out of Banner and takeover of complete control by Head Coach Andy Reid and GM Howie Roseman began before this offseason, when Jackson was extended. Bedard says that Banner “never would have done that deal.” It certainly was peculiar when the Eagles signed Jackson to a 47 million dollar deal over 5 years after a down season, even though he was completely fine playing out the season under the 9.515 million dollar franchise tender. That being said, the stress relief that comes with a new deal might be just what the doctor ordered for Jackson, if you believe his struggles last year were due to him feeling snubbed by the Eagles by not getting a long term deal. We’ll have to see if he bounces back this season.

Fletcher Cox, Eagles agree to 4-year deal

Philadelphia Eagles first-round draft pick DT Fletcher Cox agreed to a 4-year deal with the team on Monday. The signing means that the Eagles have now signed all 9 of the players selected in this year’s draft. The Eagles moved up three picks to get the 12th overall pick to get Cox, a 6’4, 298 player from Mississippi State. Though the rest of the drafted players were signed before...

Five surprising teams who could draft Matt Barkley

The complexity of the 2012 NFL Draft changed when Peyton Manning had multiple neck surgeries leading to the Indianapolis Colts drafting Andrew Luck. Absolutely nobody ever imagined that the Colts would have been in position to draft Luck heading into the 2012 season. It was the usual suspects, Buffalo Bills or the Washington Redskins. Those two were

Philadelphia Eagles: Fletcher Cox Signs to Round out 2012 Draft Class

Rich Schultz/Getty Images The Philadelphia Eagles became the 11th team in the NFL to sign their entire draft class by inking the 12th pick in the draft today.  Defensive tackle Fletcher Cox has agreed to a four-year deal worth $10.24 million. For starters it’s nice to have this completely out of the way 34 days ahead of rookies reporting to training camp.  Most of all, having...

Eagles Briefs: Mini-camp wrap-up

On Thursday, the Philadelphia Eagles completed the last day of mini-camp, ending several weeks of offseason workouts. The players will not meet again as a team until training camp at Lehigh University at the end of July. Some notes from this week’s mini-camp: Gold star for the week There was 100% attendance for the team. The camp is mandatory, but a lack of contract disputes meant...

Andy Reid warns Eagles to prepare for a tough training camp in 2012...

It's hard to imagine a tougher Eagles TC than in the past due to the new regulations imposed by the current Collective Bargaining Agreement, which limit contact drills to one a day, and impose a day off from contact on weekends...Still, Andy Reid says that's what the Eagles are going to get in July at Lehigh. "This is going to be a tough training camp for them,"...

Eagles Sign First Round Pick Cox to Four Year Deal

The Eagles have announced that they've locked up 2012 1st round pick Fletcher Cox to a 4 year contract. He was the last of 9 draft picks this year to be signed to a contract with the team. Rookies are set to report to training camp at Lehigh University on July 22nd. Expect all 9 picks to be there. Stay tuned for more details on the Eagles as training camp approaches by following...

Top Five NFL CB’s in 2012

  It has been a few weeks since we posted on the NFL’s top players at each position, so let’s get back at it. Today we are going to take a look at the NFL’s top Cornerbacks in 2012. 5. Charles Woodson – Green Bay Packers Charles Woodson might be aging and losing a step with each day, but he is one of the best corners the NFL has. With the amount of experience he...

Oh dear!...DJax has founded a rap label...

I swear this story was originally researched as an inside look at DeSean Jackson's new contract deal with the Eagles... Then the national media (including Pro Football Talk) broke another angle right on top of me--- Peanut has invested his new money in the creation of a rap music recording and publishing company... Say what?To me this is sad... that DJax is buying into the old...

2012 NFL Youth Movements: NFC East

When looking at the immense amount of young talent in the NFC East, it’s hard to start anywhere but with the tremendous group of young receivers that call the NFC East home. Dez Bryant, DeSean Jackson, Victor Cruz, and Hakeem Nicks all have the potential to become the league’s top receiver. But there is more young talent in the NFC East. Are those young playmakers the best in...
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