Why the Philadelphia Eagles need more creativity at inside linebacker

I’ve been vocal since the early parts of the offseason that the Philadelphia Eagles were doing the right thing by spending most of their resources on building depth as opposed to finding a “superstar safety” like Jairus Byrd, now of the New Orleans Saints. The allocation of resources is a major part of team building, and the team was very thin at a lot of positions. With the...
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September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Cowboys Work Out Veteran LB Jason Phillips

  Tim MacMahon of ESPN Dallas reports that the Cowboys brought in veteran LB Jason Phillips for a workout on Thursday. This news comes just a few hours after HC Jason Garrett told reporters that doctors have advised 2013 sixth-round pick LB DeVonte Holloman to retire from the NFL because of a neck injury. Phillips, 28, is a former fifth-round pick of the Baltimore Ravens back...
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August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles Dress Rehearsal Preview

Before I dig into the upcoming Philadelphia Eagles/Pittsburgh Steelers preseason match-up and dress rehearsal for the upcoming regular season, I want to take a moment to discuss two Eagles trade that transpired over the last 24 hours. On Tuesday, the Eagles started the day off by releasing veteran inside linebacker Jason Phillips. He looked really […] The post Philadelphia Eagles...
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August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

The first cut is the deepest for Jason Phillips— and Eagles trade for Kenjon Barber…

Aw man, I saw this coming for Jason Phillips…it really sucks for him, but at least by the mercy of being the first cut for the Eagles he gets an early shot at catching on with another team desperate for a special teams guy who is a backup linebacker. We should be talking about our regulars facing off against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the upcoming preseason Game 3 on Thursday night…...
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August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles release linebacker Jason Phillips

Today the Philadelphia Eagles released linebacker Jason Phillips. He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at Texas Christian University (TCU). @RavensInsider: Eagles cut former Panthers and Ravens linebacker Jason Phillips Phillips will now try to clear the waivers. The post Eagles release linebacker Jason Phillips...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles Release LB Jason Phillips

  The Philadelphia Eagles announced Tuesday that they have released LB Jason Phillips, per Adam Caplan. Phillips, 28, is a former fifth-round pick of the Baltimore Ravens back in 2009. He later signed a two-year contract with the Eagles as an unrestricted free agent in March of last year. Phillips had a base salary of $730,000 coming his for the 2014 season. Last year...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles Training Camp Wish: No Significant Injuries Please!

AP Photo/Rich Schultz The 2014 Philadelphia Eagles season truly begins today as players report for Training Camp.  Yes, football is back baby!  I’m looking forward to the intense position battles and see how the team comes together. However, looming in the background of all the excitement of getting back to football is the one thing I dread most during camp and preseason… Injuries...
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July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles Must Feel Good About Their Backup Inside Linebackers

The NFL Draft has come and gone and if there was one surprise, it was that the Eagles didn’t select an Inside Linebacker to potentially be DeMeco Ryans’ heir apparent. Hell, they didn’t even sign a rookie free agent at that position. That speaks volumes about how they must feel about Najee Goode, Jake Knott, Jason Phillips and Emmanuel Acho. To me, the defining moment in the...
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May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles play the "Price Is Right" game with UFA's...

General manager Howie Roseman is on record as saying he will make big-spending exceptions for exceptional players in free agent bidding wars, which officially begin today (Tuesday) at 4:00 P.M. EST. The trick, of course, is like the merchandise bid on "The Price Is Right"--- get as close to the actual value of the merchandise without going over the retail price. ...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Scooped by Spadaro on my Eagles IR Comeback Guys story...

I had this story set up for weeks in advance... I knew the Eagles had these guys stockpiled on Injured Reserve, and as of February 5th they would be set free...So slowly I turned, step by step, and gathered notes on which one of them might still be viable candidates to contribute to the 2014 campaign... We are talking about veteran receiver Arrelious Benn.... Speed rusher Phil...
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February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Team Previews: Philadelphia Eagles

Key Additions QB Dennis Dixon, RB Felix Jones, WR Arrelious Benn, TE James Casey, DE/DT Clifton Geathers, NT Isaac Sopoaga, DE/OLB Connor Barwin, DE/OLB Emmanuel Acho, ILB Jason Phillips, CB Bradley Fletcher, CB Cary Williams, S Kenny Phillips, S Patrick Chung, P Donnie Jones, OT Lane Johnson (draft), TE Zach Ertz (draft), DT Bennie Logan (draft), QB Matt Barkley (draft),...
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August 23, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Preseason: Injury Bug Racking Up Many Casualties

Let's get one thing straight -- injuries have always been a part of football, and they always will be.Players will always consider it a badge of honor to play through an injury to help thier teams win.I played through injuries in college ball, and those of us who have played high school or college, or even NFL football, have played through pain at one point or time.That being...
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August 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Troubling training camp so far in Philly...

The train is moving so fast I'm having trouble keeping up... Another player lost to an ACL injury--- this time veteran linebacker Jason Phillips, who was expected to make the team but also to excel on special teams coverage units.  That's a troubling loss, and mostly because the guys haven't even begun tackling to the ground yet. Brizer was certainly on...
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July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Eagles’ Jason Phillips suffers ACL tear

Over the weekend, the Philadelphia Eagles lost wide receiver Jeremy Maclin for the season to a torn ACL. They started their week by losing another player with a similar injury, as linebacker Jason Phillips had to be carted off the practice field Monday with what was later confirmed to be a torn ACL, according to Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News. Eagles confirm another torn...
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July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Eagles' Phillips tears right ACL

Eagles linebacker Jason Phillips tore his right ACL in Monday's practice. Phillips is the second player to sustain a season-ending injury in three days. Starting wide receiver Jeremy Maclin tore his right ACL on Saturday. Phillips played in 16 games for Carolina last year, mostly on special teams. He spent his first 2 1/2 seasons with Baltimore and was entering his fifth year...
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July 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Eagles LB Jason Phillips Out for the Year with Torn ACL

Chip Kelly era not starting too smoothly. Another tough afternoon for Philadelphia: Eagles LB Jason Phillips is out for the season with a torn right ACL suffered in practice today. — Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) July 29, 2013
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July 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Eagles open Training Camp '13....the Cliff's Notes version...

We made it to camp... we phans are a little worn and torn from the journey, but we made it all the way to another Training Camp. And hope springs eternal---this could be a special year. The Eagles have reshaped their roster with an intention of playing a different, more physical brand of football under Chip Kelly. They'll have new systems and new philosophies. Along...
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July 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Trading Places in 2013 Eagles Draft...

I wanted this piece to be a history of the best tradebacks in Eagles draft lore. Trading back is when you deal an earlier pick to another team for two or more of their later picks...or some other valuable consideration. It seems to me the way to go if you want the most bang for your draft buck.                   ...
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March 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Despite Busy Offseason, Philadelphia Eagles Are No Closer To A Title

The Philadelphia Eagles Front Office has been very busy this off-season.  They have hired a new head coach, found a new Vice President of Player Personnel, and are now on the road to turning over probably at least one-third of the roster.Between all these moves however, how much better has the team gotten, and how much closer to a Super Bowl are they?The unfortunate answer is not...
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March 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles Take Three More Players Off the Martket

Isaac Sopoaga, Patrick Chung, James Casey, Bradley Fletcher, and Jason Phillips. About24 hours ago, free agency could have ended, and the Eagles would have walked away feeling like they made the team better. Howie Roseman was not finished with those five players.Kenny Phillips, Cary Williams and Connor Barwin. These three players improve the team even further.All three were starters...
Via Football Nation
March 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles focus on defense and special teams in free agency

It wasn’t a full-on frenzy for the Philadelphia Eagles in the first day of free agency, but they certainly made a splash by signing five players. CB Bradley Fletcher and LB Jason Phillips signed 2-year deals with the team, while TE James Casey, S Patrick Chung  and DL Isaac Sopoaga struck 3-year deals. The fact that four of the five deals made were with the defensive players reflects...
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March 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Thoughts on Eagles Day One Free Agent Signings

The much awaited first day of free agency has come and the Eagles didn’t waste much time in making some additions to their roster. In just the first few hours, the Eagles have already added five new free agents: Texans TE/FB James Casey (3 years), Patriots S Patrick Chung (3 years), Rams CB Bradley Fletcher (2 years), Panthers LB Jason Phillips (2 years), and Niners NT Isaac Sopoaga...
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March 12, 2013  |  1 Comment

Panthers re-sign LS Jansen, LB Phillips

The Panthers have re-signed long snapper J.J. Jansen to a four-year contract extension and linebacker Jason Phillips to a one-year extension. The team announced the deals Wednesday. Financial terms of the deals were not released. Both players were set to become restricted free agents on March 13. Jansen has had only one bad snap in three seasons with Carolina. He's handled...
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February 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Tennessee Titans-Carolina Panthers inactives, gameday thread

The inactives are out for today's game as the Titans make their first regular season visit to Carolina since they dealt the Panthers their first loss way back in 2003, and here they are:CAROLINA PANTHERS: TE Richie Brockel, QB Jimmy Clausen, RB Mike Goodson, CB Brandon Hogan, DT Frank Kearse, LB Jason Phillips, OT Lee ZiembaTENNESSEE TITANS: DE Dave Ball, DT Zach Clayton, CB...
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November 13, 2011  |  Discuss

Panthers lose another linebacker in practice

Things have gotten so desperate at linebacker that Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera, a former linebacker with the Chicago Bears, joked that he might have to dig out his old cleats and suit up Sunday against Tennessee. James Anderson, the team's starting strong side linebacker and leading tackler this season, rolled his ankle in practice Thursday and was taken to the locker...
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November 10, 2011  |  Discuss
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