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Philadelphia Eagles place second round tender on key defensive lineman

It may seem like the Philadelphia Eagles are dumping everybody and starting over from scratch, but Chip Kelly knows that there are certain parts of his team that are not broken and need no fixing. One example is the defensive line, which is one of the more underrated 3-4 groups in the NFL. In the spirit of keeping the band together, the Eagles have placed a second round tender on...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Eagles Give DL Cedric Thornton A Second-Round Tender

According to Jason Fitzgerald of OverTheCap.com, the Eagles have placed a second-round tender on DL Cedric Thornton. This means would pay him a salary of $2.356 million for the 2015 season if/when he signs the tender. Because Thornton is a restricted free agent, he could wait and see if there are any teams interested in making him ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Eagles are poised to hit the free agent market

Led by Chip Kelly and Howie Roseman, the Philadelphia Eagles have a vision. This vision is to build depth through free agency, and stash star-caliber players in the draft. While this strategy has been ineffective thus far, especially when you look at the James Casey’s and Marcus Smith’s of the world, the Eagles still have plenty of cap room to make a splash this offseason. Sportrac...
Via Sportsnaut
29 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Report Card: Grading the Philadelphia Eagles defensive linemen

The 2014 season for the Philadelphia Eagles defensive line was a season for growth as it is the only position on the roster with a lot of youth and depth. We saw the maturation of Fletcher Cox, who is quickly becoming one of the league’s best young defensive ends… AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings: How all 32 teams stack up as the offseason commences Free Agency Preview: The top...
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Eagles enter the Paper Chase portion of the NFL season…

They say the job’s never finished until the paperwork’s done… but in the NFL, the paperwork is just the beginning of the job ahead. Dave Spadaro provides Eagles fans with a very nice primer on the upcoming schedule of “paper chase” events for the Eagles in his “On The Inside” column at PE.com. This stuff is important more for the mistakes that must be avoided than...
Via Eagles Eye
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Taking a Look at Every Eagles Starters' HS Recruiting Information on NSD

Nick Foles Position: QB Positional ranking: 30 Height: 6'5 Weight: 235 Star rating: 3 HS state: Texas Ranking in state: 99 Amount of scholarship offers: 7 Committed to: Michigan St. Mark Sanchez Position: QB Positional ranking: 1 Height: 6'4 Weight: 211 Star rating: 5 HS State: California Ranking in state: 1 Committed to: USC LeSean McCoy Position: RB Positional...
Via TopSportsReport
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Eagles' DL need to be stingy again vs Seahawks

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Their last challenge was the NFL's leading rusher, Dallas running back DeMarco Murray. This week it's the NFL's leading rushing team, the Seattle Seahawks. The Philadelphia Eagles' run defense, which has gotten better each week, faces another tough test when it hosts the Seahawks and Marshawn Lynch on Sunday. ''That just motivates us,'' Eagles defensive end Cedric...
Via AP on Fox
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Eagles linebacker Mychal Kendricks rocks DeMarco Murray’s world

Well well well, all that talk about DeMarco Murray running wild against the Philadelphia Eagles defense ended pretty quick on Thursday, didn’t it? The NFL’s most prolific running back had his lowest output of the year against Philly with just 73 rushing yards on 3.7 yards per carry. If Murray is looking for someone to blame he can point the finger at his offensive line or himself...
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December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles Cedric Thornton's dominant performance underscores his strong start

Eagles defensive end Cedric Thornton (72) recovers a fumble against the St. Louis Rams during the second half at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey G. Pittenger-USA TODAY Sports PHILADELPHIA -- Eagles defensive linemen are making a habit of scoring the first touchdowns of their careers this season. First was Fletcher Cox in the season opener against the Jacksonville...
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October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles survive late comeback by Rams to prevail, 34-28…

I can’t explain why the Eagles’ defense and special teams are scoring more TD’s than their offense right now, but I sure am grateful for that fact. I know ST coordinator Dave Fipp and DC Bill Davis are smiling today though, and that’s good enough for me. “Tough 4-1, soft 4-1, it doesn’t matter,” Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said. “You’re 4-1 and you go back to...
Via Eagles Eye
October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Rams-Eagles fumble TD shows how fast officials have to think

Sixty seconds.  Sometimes that amount of time can seem like an eternity … and at others, it can seem like it’s over in the blink of an eye. But when you’re an official in the NFL, things move pretty quickly. So not only do your eyes have to be quick, so does your mind when it comes to making decisions expeditiously.  That was the case in Philadelphia for the Rams-Eagles game...
Via Fox Sports
October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles start strong, hold off late charge by Rams

As the game entered the final moments of the third quarter, the Eagles were having the game that everyone envisioned possible. A 27-point lead opened up and the Eagles were running away with it. But then the St. Louis Rams started to capitalize on mistakes and miscues galore. And the lead was cut from 27 to six in the waning moments of the game. It took a stop by the Eagles defense...
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October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

RECAP: Philadelphia Eagles fall from ranks of the unbeaten, lose to 49ers

I’m just so pissed off that I have no sort of introduction for you, so here you go. The Philadelphia Eagles lost to the San Francisco 49ers, 26-21, on Sunday afternoon in easily the ugliest game of the year. To the breakdown. MVP – The Other Guys If it weren’t for the defense and special teams, this game would have been a lot uglier than it appeared to be. The special teams...
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September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles Projected 53 Man Roster

Quarterback #453927724 / gettyimages.com Nick Foles Mark Sanchez Matt Barkley Running Back #453926574 / gettyimages.com LeSean McCoy Darren Sproles Chris Polk Wide Receiver #453928768 / gettyimages.com Jeremy Maclin Riley Cooper Jordan Matthews Josh Huff Brad Smith Jeff Maehl Tight End #453666896 / gettyimages.com Zach Ertz Brent Celek James Casey Offensive Line...
Via TopSportsReport
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles defensive line must grow up fast in 2014

What do you get when you pair an elite NFL offense with a mediocre defense? For the Eagles in 2013 it meant an early playoff exit, and history suggests that you can expect as much. Putting up tons of points will gain the attention of ESPN and garner alot of oohs and ahs from fans around the league – but at the end of the day to win in the postseason defense is still a prerequisite...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Who will make the cut on the Eagles defensive line?

Heading into the 2014 season, the Eagles sport one of the youngest and most athletic defensive lines in the NFL. However, the Eagles struggled to get pressure on the quarterback last year (tied for 20th in sacks with a mere 37). Because of this, one large point of emphasis will be increasing the number of “impact plays” as the players move into year two under defensive coordinator...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

One of the Philadelphia Eagles is the best of jersey Nos. 60-69 in the NFL

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Cedric Thornton: Eagles win vs. Saints 9 times out of 10

A close playoff loss is never an easy thing to swallow, but it can provide some major motivation for a team to improve. Last season’s Super bowl champion Seattle Seahawks were ousted by the Atlanta Falcons in 2012 in eerily similar fashion to the Eagles/Saints wild card game in 2013. After mounting a furious second half comeback, the Eagles came up just short and lost via field...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles linemen working the fundamentals…

Tommy Lawlor (Igglesblitz.com) got a great quote from Eagles’ defensive linemen Cedric Thornton the other day, where Cedric describes the daily routine of running “strike” drills as the pro football version of “batting practice”. Both the offensive and defensive linemen have their own version of the “strike” drill. I thought I’d dig a little deeper into what it...
Via Eagles Eye
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Pre-Draft Inventory Check: Part 5 of 8 – Defensive Line

Every well-run company does a yearly inventory check. In this eight-part series, I will break down, position-by-position, where the Eagles stand, how long-term their current situation is and the likelihood of a draft pick being spent on that position. Next up: The D-Line. The Starters: The Eagles are decent along the D-Line, albeit unspectacular. However, the group is so young that...
Via BirdsFan.com - A Philadelphia Eagles Blog
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Injured last season, ’13 draft pick could improve Philadelphia Eagles’ pass rush

Broken down, the core of the Eagles defensive line is young and promising. With Cedric Thornton and Fletcher Cox on both ends, and a now heavier Bennie Logan in the middle, the front line of the team’s new 3-4 defense is starting to take shape. None of those players are older than 25. After that, there are question marks. Part of this has to do with the scheme. Guys like Vinny...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Ranking the Eagles Re-Signings This Offseason

Free Agency starts on Tuesday, March 11th, but teams can already start negotiating with upcoming free agents. Will the Eagles be big spenders? Possibly, but I certainly would be surprised. Last year’s under-the-radar plan of adding guys like Connor Barwin, Bradley Fletcher and Donnie Jones to the mix sure seemed like a better strategy than 2011′s Dream-Team nightmare. That said...
Via BirdsFan.com - A Philadelphia Eagles Blog
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Position-by-Position: How should the Eagles attack free agency?

We are just five days away from the beginning of the 2014 free agency period, and it’s a big one for the Philadelphia Eagles. The franchise made great strides in 2013, hiring a new head coach in Chip Kelly and laying the groundwork for years of success. With a deep and talented draft coming up in May, there is great opportunity for the Eagles to continue to improve. Having already...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Mailbag: What’s the best scenarios for adding new players?

A special thanks to those who submitted questions this week. Is their certain positions the Eagles will target in the draft that they won’t target in free agency? – @penseur76 This is a good question. Just by looking at the roster and where guys stack up age wise, there are a few positions that come to mind — offensive guard, middle linebacker and nose tackle. Offensive guards...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Evaluating the Eagles: Part 6, Defensive Linemen

This is part 6 of an 11 part series, this part will focus specifically on the defensive linemen on the 2013 Philadelphia Eagles and how the team can improve heading into the 2014 season. Each part will focus on a specific positional group with 11 in all (QB, RB, WR, TE, OL, DL, ILB, OLB, CB, S and ST [K, P, KR and PR]). Now let's talk Eagles' defensive linemen.2013 Eagles' Defensive...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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