NFL Notes: Bengals, Eagles, Ravens, & Vikings

Bengals Paul Dehner Jr of the Cincinnati Enquirer writes that free agent TE Jermaine Gresham‘s chances of being back with the Bengals next year are “slim to none.” Dehner Jr. expects the Bengals to consider taking a tight end in mid-to-late rounds of this year’s draft. Eagles Paul Domowitch of the Philadelphia Daily News takes a look at some notable players who could...
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8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Could the Eagles release LeSean McCoy?

It sounds crazy on the surface. It’s also a representation of how running backs are viewed in today’s NFL. Rumors continue to persist that the Philadelphia Eagles are going to ask running back LeSean McCoy to take a pay cut or face the real possibility of being released prior to the start of free agency on March 10th. Considering that the 26-year-old McCoy has put up over 9...
Via Sportsnaut
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Eagles Will Ask LeSean McCoy To Take Pay Cut

LeSean McCoy is one of the best running backs in the NFL — but he’s also one of the most expensive running backs in the NFL at a position that is no longer a premium. Reports out of Philly believe McCoy could end up being a salary cap casualty if he doesn’t agree to restructure his contract. McCoy is scheduled to count $11.9 million against the Eagles’ cap this year, which...
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11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Philadelphia Eagles appear ready to go all out for Marcus Mariota

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12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Eagles 2015 Draft Prospect: Nebraska Runningback Ameer Abdullah

In Chip Kelly’s offense, the success of the scheme is predicated on the run game. We Saw LeSean McCoy have his best season ever in his first year with Chip and followed it up with solid numbers in 2014. Darren Sproles and Chris Polk have also seen success rushing in the offense. The Eagles probably wouldn’t mind adding another threat on the ground, but it’s unknown how high...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Should the Philadelphia Eagles consider a offensive lineman in free agency?

It’s a tough position to evaluate. There aren’t a lot of stats to help with the cause. Styles of play can sometimes skew opinions. And the difference between a win and a loss on any given play isn’t always black and white. But what is clear is that it’s a vital position. Whether a team is run-first or pass-happy, the ability to control the line of scrimmage is the key to...
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Could the Philadelphia Eagles survive without LeSean McCoy?

Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy is scheduled to take up nearly $12 million of the 2015 salary cap. He will be 27 years old by the time the 2015 season starts. Would it make sense for the Eagles to move on from McCoy? With the new front office staff in place, there is no knowing what they are going to do. Last March the Eagles released wide receiver DeSean Jackson after...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: The Philadelphia Eagles will release long-time offensive lineman today

The weak link in the chain that is the Philadelphia Eagles’ offensive line is on his way out… AROUND COVER32 First and 10: Ten teams that should trade for Adrian Peterson Free Agency Preview: The 10 best defensive linemen on the market in 2015 According to a report by Adam Caplan of ESPN, the Eagles are going to release guard Todd Herremans today: #Eagles are going to release...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Eagles appear to be front-runners to sign Byron Maxwell

Byron Maxwell is one of the hottest names on the free agent market this offseason, and there are quite a few teams with a need at the cornerback position. He was a key piece for the Seattle Seahawks this past season, and is a tough playmaking cornerback. According to a report from Tony Pauline, the Philadelphia Eagles appear to be the front-runner to sign him at this point in time...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles could save big money by giving LeSean McCoy a guarantee

Rumor has it that the Seattle Seahawks are considering giving Russell Wilson with the first fully guaranteed contract for a quarterback. The Philadelphia Eagles should be paying attention as they are in a bind to sign some of their top talent, such as wide receiver Jeremy Maclin and outside linebacker Brandon Graham… AROUND COVER32 Bold Predictions: Five things that will happen...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Philadelphia Eagles could save big bucks restructuring LeSean McCoy’s contract

Rumor has it that the Seattle Seahawks are considering giving Russell Wilson with the first fully guaranteed contract for a quarterback. The Philadelphia Eagles should be paying attention as they are in a bind to sign some of their top talent, such as wide receiver Jeremy Maclin and outside linebacker Brandon Graham. Some folks think that cutting LeSean McCoy is the answer to give...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Eagles respond to Riley Cooper calendar flap

The Philadelphia Eagles said they were not responsible for selecting Riley Cooper as the featured athlete for the month of February, which is Black History Month, on the official team calendar. nearly two years ago, Cooper made national headlines at a Kenny Chesney concert when he was caught on camera using racial epithets. “We do not oversee the production of the annual team...
Via Sports-Glory
15 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Eagles Mock Draft With Trades Involving Nick Foles and LeSean McCoy

In the immortal words of Dee Snider from Twisted Sister: “I Wanna Mock!”  Or was that “Rock!”?  Meh, mock, rock…doesn’t matter, I like to do both but since this is an Eagles blog I suppose we’ll just stick to the mock for now. The NFL season is officially over so it’s time to start really focusing on free agency and, of course, the draft.  Doing a mock draft before...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Power Ranking the NFC Running Backs

Don’t tell this division that the running back is a dying position. These four teams have proved over the year’s that they still truly value the art of running the football. Although the two-back system has really taken over the NFL over the past decade, these teams prefer the bell cow backs. Here are the rankings of the top eight backs in the East, with a little projection from...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Are the Eagles’ MVPs?

10 wins is a major accomplishment for an NFL season, but it’s a bittersweet one for the 2014 Eagles because it didn’t bring about a postseason berth. That’s life in the rough and tumble NFC, folks. Nevertheless, there was a lot to like about this Eagles team in 2014. Here are three team MVPs who deserve special mention.   LeSean McCoy was his usual stellar self this year...
Via Eagles Addict
28 days ago  |  Discuss

FEMALE FRIDAY: This Eagles fan girl knows how to rock a pair of Yoga pants

#Eagles pic.twitter.com/evzpamUmSH — Sexy NFL Fans (@SexyNFLFan) January 27, 2015 You may also be interested in: FEMALE FRIDAY: This Eagles fan girl knows how to rock a pair of Yoga pants Report: Eagles running back LeSean McCoy has no intention of taking a paycut WATCH: Dennis and Dee agree the Philadelphia Eagles need a new practice facility
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Eagles running back LeSean McCoy has no intention of taking a paycut

Well, this could complicate things just a little bit for the Philadlephia Eagles. Over the next three seasons running back LeSean McCoy‘s cap hit will total out to more than $27 million, which is a lot for anybody who isn’t named Aaron Rodgers. So, one of the hardest questions facing the Eagles right now is what to do with Shady going forward. Should they bite the bullet and...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles Free Agency Guide: Skill Positions

Preface The Philadelphia Eagles have a nice blend of skill position players on offense. They might have the best stable of running backs in the league headed by superstar LeSean McCoy, followed up by shifty change of pace back Darren Sproles and the bulldozing Chris Polk. The Eagles also have solid tight ends with Brent Celek, one of the best blocking TEs in the league, and Zach...
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January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

This offseason, you can spend some quality time with LeSean McCoy

The Philadelphia Eagles all-time rushing leader, LeSean McCoy, has been one of the most exciting and dynamic rushers in the National Football League since 2009.  At just 26-years-old, the former All-American at Pittsburgh has been selected to the Pro Bowl three times and was the 2013 NFL rushing leader.  McCoy’s shifty running style, aggression and burst have terrorized opposing...
Via Eagles Eye
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

LeSean McCoy: Eagles Shouldn’t Pull a Redskins For Mariota

LeSean McCoy doesn’t want the Philadelphia Eagles to mortgage their future chasing a quarterback they may or may not win a championship. McCoy is a huge supporter of Nick Foles, and has spoken out on several occasions about Foles being the leader of the Eagles. Speaking on NFL Network, the Eagles running back said he is a fan of Marcus Mariota, but doesn’t want Chip Kelly to...
Via Thacover2
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Eagles plotting to move up in draft to grab Marcus Mariota

Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly is very familiar with Oregon quarterback Marcus Martiota and is already plotting to acquire him in the NFL draft. The Eagles have the 20th overall pick, but Mariota isn’t expected to be available at that spot. According to NJ.com, the Eagles are already committed to trying to move up to grab the former Duck...
Via Sports-Glory
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Jeremy Maclin pulls out of Pro Bowl

The Philadelphia Eagles’ Pro Bowl shuffle continues. Last week, RB LeSean McCoy pulled out of the game due to a minor knee injury. Soon thereafter, it was announced that long snapper Jon Dorenbos and WR Jeremy Maclin were added to the Pro Bowl roster and would soon be making the trip to Arizona. Maclin was to replace the Broncos’ Demaryius Thomas; Dorenbos was selected as a...
Via Philly Sports Muse
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

LeSean McCoy: 'I think Nick's a good quarterback'

  View image | gettyimages.com While plenty of talk has surfaced regarding the Eagles and Marcus Mariota, the reality is that they likely won't trade up to get him. The amount of high draft picks it would cost along with a combination of a player or two just may not be worth it. Look at the RG3 situation. Sure, Mariota may look good, but who is telling what his pro career will...
Via Eagledelphia
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

LeSean McCoy: Nick Foles is our leader

Philadelphia Eagles’ quarterback Nick Foles didn’t exactly impress in his first chance to open the season as the starting quarterback. Struggles early on (13 turnovers in eight games) before suffering a season-ending injury in Week 9, leaves his future as a starter in question. One guy who is on board with Foles resuming his starting job is running back LeSean McCoy, who had...
Via Sportsnaut
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

LeSean McCoy On Nick Foles: He’s The Leader of Our Team

In spite of rumors that Eagles head coach Chip Kelly is enamored with former Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, Eagles running back LeSean McCoy says the team has a leader. “I like Nick,” McCoy said. “I think the person and the player that everybody thought he was, he is. There were a lot of injuries this year. I think, Nick, obviously got injured. He gets all of the blame...
Via Thacover2
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss
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