EAGLES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Doug Pederson Is Bringing Tackle Back

Ah yes, it comes the time of year where we’re reminded that Doug Pederson… may be flying blind into a cloud and just pressing buttons. You may recall that he reversed course from the Chip Kelly era last year and re-introduced tackling into Eagles training camp, a staple of the Andy Reid years. After several consecutive days of hitting, and the more educated folks yelling things...
Via Crossing Broad
5 hours ago

Chris Long annihilates Twitter troll while promoting clean water charity

Philadelphia Eagles defensive lineman Chris Long, like many NFL players, is engaged in charitable causes when he’s not playing football. One of the causes Long is currently heavily involved in is called Waterboys, which provides clean water via wells for thousands of people in Africa.On Thursday, Long shared a link to a site that sells T-shirts for Philadelphia sports. He made...
Via Sportsnaut
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Doug Pederson not ready to give up offensive play calling

Before Doug Pederson became the head coach of the Eagles, he spent many years as an assistant under Andy Reid and got an up-close look at a head coach who also handled offensive play calling. Given that, it wasn’t a great surprise that Pederson chose to handle things the same way during his first season…
Via Pro Football Talk
1 day ago

Three reasons the Philadelphia Eagles could be contenders this season

The Philadelphia Eagle seem to be on the right track for a rebuild from the Chip Kelly nightmare. They have seem to found their quarterback of the future, have seemed to build a respectable defense, and have answered their biggest question marks from last years roster. Here are three reasons why the Philadelphia Eagles could compete for a Super Bowl sooner than expected. Jim Schwartz...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Carson Wentz thinks Eagles can win competitive NFC East

In 2016, the heat was turned up and things got quite competitive in the NFC East. Two rookie quarterbacks made their debut. But while Dak Prescott and the ‘Boys reigned supreme, Carson Wentz led his Philadelphia Eagles to a 7-9 record and last place finish in the division.Putting last year’s fourth-place finish in the rear-view mirror, Wentz sees no reason the Eagles cannot come...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Carson Wentz starting AO1 foundation to provide services to youth, veterans

Following the lead of many other NFL players before him, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has reportedly launched his own non-profit organization. He’s calling it the Carson Wentz AO1 Foundation.  AO1 stands for “Audience of One.” As we can see, Wentz’s non-profit will provide a unique blend of services to all ages including military vets and underprivileged...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles Players that Need to Step Up in 2017

The Philadelphia Eagles have acquired many new assets that should help them improve after a 7-9 record in the 2016 season.  Alshon Jeffery, LeGarrette Blount, and Derek Barnett are welcome additions that have hefty expectations to live up to.  Players like Jason Peters, Malcolm Jenkins, Darren Sproles, Fletcher Cox, and Brent Celek are veteran players who come to play every Sunday...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles: Jim Schwartz’s defensive scheme ranked eighth in NFL

Doug Farrar of Bleacher Report recently ranked the top 10 defensive schemes in the NFL. Jim Schwartz’s attacking wide 9 defense in Philadelphia was ranked number eight overall.Schwartz’s defensive scheme was the only NFC East defense to be featured on the list as the top three consisted of the Seattle Seahawks, Dick LeBeau’s in Tennessee, and Wade Phillip’s defense in Denver...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Eagles waive WR Dorial Green-Beckham

The Philadelphia Eagles announced on Friday that they have waived wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham. A second-round pick of the Titans back in 2015, Green-Beckham was traded from Tennessee to the Eagles last year after he failed to live up to expectations. There was talk of him possibly taking on a No. 1 role in Philly, but Green-Beckham caught just 36 passes for 392 yards and two...
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: LeGarrette Blount’s deal has $50K weight incentive

LeGarrette Blount stands to pocket a tidy bonus simply by stepping on a scale ahead of his first training camp with the Philadelphia Eagles later this summer. That is, only if he makes an agreed-upon weight range.Blount, who signed a one-year, $1.25 million deal with the Eagles this offseason (worth up to $2.8 million with $1.55 million in incentives), can earn a $50,000 bonus should...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 6/20: NBA annual drama season off to fiery start

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while we figure out who is answering the phone in Cleveland. Happy birthday today to Darko Milicic, Darren Sproles and Frank Lampard. On this date in 2013, LeBron James was named the NBA Finals MVP for the second year in...
Via Yardbarker
June 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Player who camped outside Eagles facility scores AFL tryout

RaShaun Sligh has been camped outside of the Philadelphia Eagles’ facility for days holding a sign in hopes of earning an invitation to minicamp. While he has been unable to secure an NFL tryout, things are starting to look up for the 24-year-old.Sligh has been invited to try out for the AFL’s Philadelphia Soul. Cosmo DeNicola, one of the co-owners of the Soul, approached Sligh...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 14, 2017  |  Discuss

Torrey Smith thanks 49ers for not handling him like Chiefs did Jeremy Maclin

Torrey Smith saw how the Kansas City Chiefs just treated Jeremy Maclin and had to shout out his old team for doing him better.The San Francisco 49ers released Smith, and he wound up latching on with the Philadelphia Eagles. More recently, the Chiefs cut Maclin, and after a brief trip to market he landed with the Baltimore Ravens.But there’s a big difference, as Smith explained...
Via The Sports Daily
June 14, 2017  |  Discuss

Vince Papale shows support for guy staking out Eagles practices in hopes of getting an opportunity

Some football players will do anything and everything they can to make it to the NFL. Despite not playing college football, Rashaun Sligh is camping outside the Philadelphia Eagles football building just hoping to receive an invite to come in and workout for the team. It’s a long shot, but he now has the support of a man who once shared the same vision and goal: Vince Papale.As...
Via The Comeback
June 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Carson Wentz says he feels more ‘comfortable’ this year

The Philadelphia Eagles might not have been crazy about Carson Wentz going outside the organization for tutoring during the offseason, but it sounds like it’s helped.Wentz says that working with quarterback guru Adam Dedeaux is among the factors that make him feel more confident heading into his second season.“Way more comfortable,” Wentz told Peter King of the MMQB. “It’s...
Via The Sports Daily
June 12, 2017  |  Discuss

Michael Vick in talks to retire with Falcons

Free agent quarterback Michael Vick said earlier this year that he has officially retired from the NFL. The quarterback even threw a retirement party at the Super Bowl.Now that the 36-year-old is retiring, Vick says he’s talking with the Atlanta Falcons about signing one of those one-day deals in order to retire as a member of the team. He talked about it during an interview with...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Eagles upset with Wentz over work with QB gurus

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz might’ve committed a rookie mistake this offseason.Wentz kept his name out of headlines and didn’t appear in the media much. Rather, what he did do was work on his game in California with quarterbacks coaches Adam Dedeaux and Tom House, who have worked with guys like Tom Brady in the past.As Marcus Hayes of Philly.com pointed out,...
Via The Sports Daily
May 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Blount on ‘great’ health: ‘I’m at the weight I need to be at’

LeGarrette Blount is listed at 250 pounds but speculation abounds as to whether or not that’s what the scale reads when he steps on it. And he isn't about to discuss it, either.Despite questions this week concerning his true weight after signing with the Philadelphia Eagles Wednesday on a one-year, $2.8 million deal, Blount refused to divulge such information, saying, “I’m...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
May 19, 2017  |  Discuss
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