Looking ahead, looking back, looking all around at Eagles in flux…

Eagles phans have had a lot of information to assimilate about the 2015 edition of the team so far. As usual the Livefyre commentary ranges from “Oh yeah!” to “Oh No!” with regard to the personnel moves and acquisitions. I thought I’d single out of a few of the comments here made over the past two days. First up is Mr. Beans from The Land Down Under: “So… theory...
Via Eagles Eye
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Three reasons why Bradley Fletcher will break out for the New England Patriots

After a season where he earned the nicknamed “burnt toast” in the “City of Brotherly Love,” former Eagles cornerback Bradley Fletcher looks for a rebound opportunity with the defending champion New England Patriots. Several reporters questioned why the Patriots would take such a great risk on a corner who had struggled so mightily last year? In fact according to Pro Football...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Pats add Derek Cox to revamped CB depth chart

The new New England Patriots cornerback corps is beginning to take shape. Following the acquisition of free-agent defensive backs Bradley Fletcher and Robert McClain back in March, the team... [Click headline for full story]
Via AFC East Daily
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles:Kelly hires Undlin, focuses on fundamentals

A big expectation for the Philadelphia Eagles this upcoming season is that their secondary won’t defend receivers like butter defends against a hot knife. The Eagles’ secondary group has had nearly a complete overhaul and has endured the most changes of any secondary unit in the NFL. Last season’s two starting corners, Cary Williams and Bradley Fletcher, are gone and Nate Allen...
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Devin McCourty move back to cornerback?

The New England Patriots have seen a lot of change this offseason in the secondary, specifically at the cornerback position. Gone are Darrelle Revis, Brandon Browner, Kyle Arrington and Alfonzo Dennard. That leaves the cornberack position relatively inexperienced heading into 2015 as Malcolm Butler, Logan Ryan and free agent additions Bradley Fletcher and Robert McClain are currently...
Via Fox Sports
May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

REPORT: New England Patriots get rid of another starting cornerback

What are the Patriots doing? With Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner both leaving during free agency, I doubt anybody had the Patriots releasing both Alfonzo Dennard and Kyle Arrington in the following months, but that’s exactly what they’ve done. Arrington has started 56 games in his six-year career in the New England, and while he’s never been a particularly great option...
Via cover32
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots will release CB Kyle Arrington

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports The New England Patriots have informed seven-year veteran Kyle Arrington that he will be released, reports Mike Reiss of Arrington was scheduled to earn $3 million this season and count $4.625 million against the salary cap.  He could still re-join the Patriots in the future. The 5-foot-10, 190-pound Arrington was the team’s top slot...
Via Sports-Glory
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Issue New Jersey Numbers: Bradley Fletcher Takes Darrelle Revis’ No. 24

There’s a new No. 24 in town. The New England Patriots issued jersey numbers for new players Friday, with one choice standing out from the rest. Veteran cornerback Bradley Fletcher, who spent his first six seasons with the St. Louis Rams and Philadelphia Eagles, will sport No. 24 with the Pats. This number, of course, was worn by Darrelle Revis during his one season with New England...
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Five Patriots Who Could Break Out in 2015

1. Malcolm Butler View image | With the loss of Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner in free agency, the Patriots most vulnerable position is back to being the cornerback position. Malcolm Butler worked his way into a starting role after falling victim to roster cuts in the summer of 2014, being signed as an undrafted free agent. Butler proved his talents...
Via TopSportsReport
April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Meet New Patriots CB, Bradley Fletcher

View image | Bill Belichick continues to do Bill Belichick things. This time, it’s bringing in veteran cornerback, Bradley Fletcher. The 28-year old Iowa product is entering his 7th year in the league. Fletcher was drafted in the 3rd round of the 2009 draft by the St. Louis Rams. In St. Louis, he was regarded as a true number 2 corner. The Philadelphia Eagles...
Via TopSportsReport
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

New Seattle Seahawks corner Cary Williams knows what he needs to work on

I had the privilege to watch a lot of Philadelphia’s games this past season in my role as the editor of our Eagles blog. They’re a fun team to watch and Chip Kelly is the most interesting character in the league at the moment. One recurring theme I saw (and read a great deal about) was the utter failure of Philly’s starting cornerbacks. Bradley Fletcher (now with the Patriots...
Via cover32
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

New England Patriots: Cornerback additions

The New England Patriots have acquired former Philadelphia Eagle’s cornerback Bradley Fletcher, and former Atlanta Falcon’s cornerback, Robert McClain. The Patriots failed to bring back their Super Bowl winning corners in that of Darrelle Revis, and Brandon Browner. Revis went back to the New York Jets, signing a five year $70 million contract. Browner reached a deal with the...
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Struggling Corners Find Takers In Patriots

Bradley Fletcher is one of the worst cornerbacks in the National Football league.At least that's what Philadelphia Eagles fans will tell you, as the 6' 1", 200 pound defensive back out of Iowa became the whipping boy for the struggles of the entire Eagles' secondary last season, an abysmal collection of has-beens and never-will-be's... Burned thrice by Bryant, Fletcher earned a spot...
Via Foxborough Free Press
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

REPORT: New England Patriots sign possible Darrelle Revis replacement

The Patriots have apparently found their Darrelle Revis replacement, but don’t get too excited. CB Bradley Fletcher, who visited the Patriots on Tuesday, is signing with the team. His agent @andysimms confirmed when asked. — Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) March 18, 2015 Fletcher, who played for the Eagles last season, did not have a great year. According to Pro Football Focus, he...
Via cover32
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

You won’t believe where former Philadelphia Eagles corner Bradley Fletcher landed

The NFL is too weird for my understanding, sometimes. By all rights former Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Bradley Fletcher would be languishing on the open market right now, desperate to sign with any team that would take him. Instead he’s getting a shot with the Super Bowl champions… AROUND COVER32 NFL Mock Draft: Version 1.0 of how the first round will unfold QB Rankings:...
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Agent: Bradley Fletcher Signing With Patriots After Cornerback’s Free-Agent Visit

The New England Patriots finally addressed their need at cornerback. The Patriots signed veteran cornerback Bradley Fletcher Wednesday, his agent Andy Simms told ESPN’s Mike Reiss. Fletcher, 28, originally was drafted in the third round of the 2009 NFL draft by the St. Louis Rams out of Iowa. He signed a two-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2013 before hitting free agency...
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots Host Four Veteran Cornerbacks On Free-Agent Visits

The New England Patriots reportedly brought four veteran cornerbacks to Gillette Stadium for free-agent visits. The Patriots hosted cornerbacks Terence Newman, Tarell Brown, Bradley Fletcher and Robert McClain, ESPN’s Mike Reiss reported Tuesday. Newman was a top five pick out of Kansas State in the 2003 NFL draft out of Kansas State. He’s played with the Dallas Cowboys and...
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Also Tried Out CBs Tarell Brown, Bradley Fletcher, & Robert McClain

Howard Balzer reports that the Patriots held tryouts on Tuesday for a number of cornerbacks including: Tarell Brown, Bradley Fletcher, Robert McClain and Terence Newman. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported earlier that Newman was scheduled to visit with the Patriots Tuesday. Fletcher, 28, appeared in 15 games for the Eagles and recorded 60 tackles, an interception returned for...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch Epic 16 Minute Video of the Many Times the Eagles Secondary Got Owned in 2014

  It isn’t complete hyperbole to say that Bradley Fletcher was one of, if not the worst, cornerback in the NFL last season. The numbers, per Pro Football Focus, certainly paint that picture. Cary Williams 2014 Stats:1,117 snaps played (1st), 86 targets (17th out of 110), 49 receptions (31st), 662 yards (23rd), five touchdowns (17th), 2 interceptions (31st), 5 pass deflections...
Via Complete Philly Coverage
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Top landing spots for Darrelle Revis

Darrelle Revis is one of the best players over the last decade in the National Football League. The New England Patriots cornerback has been named a first-team All-Pro four times, a Pro Bowl six times, and won a Super Bowl in February due in large part to his terrific play. After eight seasons with three teams and at 29 years old, Revis is about to hit the free-agent market for...
Via This Given Sunday
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Eagles release CB Cary Williams

The Philadelphia Eagles have released cornerback Cary Williams, the team announced Tuesday. Williams, 30, was signed by the Eagles as a free agent in 2013. He started all 32 games for the Eagles over the last two seasons, recording five interceptions. But Williams was set to make $6.5 million in 2015. With the release of Williams and Bradley Fletcher set to become a free agent...
Via Sports-Glory
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

NFC East: Does Darrelle Revis Make Sense?

Too often in free agency the prize of doing business at retail price instead of wholesale ends up not working out for the team. There aren’t very many free agents in the league who are worth the price tags they will ultimately demand on the open market. Usually, the players who are type of those impacts are resigned by the team’s that draft them. However, there are sometimes...
March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles 2015 NFL Off-Season Preview

Positions of Need Cornerback Cary Williams and Bradley Fletcher both graded out below average this season as the Eagles’ starting cornerbacks. Williams graded out 49th out of 108 eligible, while Fletcher graded out 92nd. Fletcher is a free agent and won’t be back as a starter, while Williams could be a cap casualty, owed a non-guaranteed 6.5 million in 2015. He’s not terrible...
Via The Football Fan Spot
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

What Can Eagles Fans Expect From This Years' Draft Picks?

With the Philadelphia Eagles’ season ending with the same record as they had at the end of the 2013 season, minus the NFC East championship in hand, head coach Chip Kelly will have a lot on his mind with the 2015 NFL Draft coming up. In the 2014 season the Eagles struggled immensely in their secondary. Ranked 31st in yards allowed per game and 20th in secondary rating, the passing...
Via Pro Football Spot
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Grading the Philadelphia Eagles cornerbacks in 2014 is not a pretty business

The much maligned secondary of the Philadelphia Eagles was under fire for most of the 2014 season. If it wasn’t Cary Williams getting called for a defensive holding or Bradley Fletcher getting burned by opposing teams’ wide receivers on the corners, fans were not happy. Today, I am going to take a look at the cornerback position for the Eagles and hand out grades. Needless to...
Via cover32
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss
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