DeMarco Murray says there will be no RB by committee

The Philadelphia Eagles are loaded at the running back position with DeMarco Murray, Ryan Mathews and Darren Sproles on the roster, however, there is only one ball and apparently will be one main rusher as well. Murray signed a five-year contract worth $42 million in the offseason, was asked about how the ball will be distributed. "I don't think it will be alternating series...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Extension for Mychal Kendricks reason to believe in Chip Kelly

The Philadelphia Eagles have made a lot of big moves since the arrival of head coach Chip Kelly. Over the last 18 months, Kelly has been busy reshaping the roster to his liking, which has meant the exodus of some of the team’s biggest names. One name that some feared was next was inside linebacker Mychal Kendricks, who was headed into the final year of his contract. Those fears...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Postgame Review: Eagles regulars, and others, deliver another strong outing

  View image | gettyimages.com Repetition and consistency. That is a way to silence the doubters and be a competitive team that is forced to be reckoned with. Again, it is only the preseason. But two weeks in, the Eagles appear to have all the makings of a dominant offense and a much-improved defense that will make them a competitive team. Saturday's 40-17 win over the Ravens...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

History says Murray is doomed to disappoint, but has Chip put himself in a position to re-write history?

  View image | gettyimages.com Chip Kelly came clean when he told MMQB's Peter King that there is "a lot of validity" to the concerns surrounding DeMarco Murray's 2014 workload with the Dallas Cowboys. “I think there is a lot of validity to it,” Kelly told King. “But how do you manage him going into a season? Our plan all along was to get another running back with him...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Eagles HC Chip Kelly: I wanted to have two running backs

The Philadelphia Eagles paid running back DeMarco Murray a lot of money this offseason to fill LeSean McCoy's shoes, but Eagles head coach Chip Kelly has made the decision to hold him out of several practices already during training camp. Although holding out Murray has been precautionary, Eagles head coach Chip Kelly admitted Sunday that he plans to run a two-back system in 2015...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

TGS 2015 Preview: Philadelphia Eagles

Between now and the end of August, TGS will offer up a quick snapshot of every NFL team heading into the 2015 regular season. Today, the Philadelphia Eagles. 2014 in a nutshell: Chip Kelly’s offense once again ranks near the top of the league, but the O endures some killer injuries, quarterback Nick Foles comes crashing back to earth, they lead the NFL in turnovers and the defense...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Mathews: the forgotten runner in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Eagles have made a lot of noise this offseason, whether it be signings or trades.  One of the most intriguing situations have come at the running back position. Ryan Mathews signed with the Eagles on March 12, then just a few hours later Philadelphia agreed to terms with last season’s rushing champion DeMarco Murray. These acquisitions give this NFC East squad...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Three options for the Philadelphia Eagles’ fourth running back spot

The Philadelphia Eagles have interesting names at every position, especially at running back. With the signing of downhill bruisers Demarco Murray and Ryan Mathews in the offseason, we know who will be handling most of the carries. Darren Sproles will serve as Chip’s Swiss Army knife once again, and is going to see some time in the slot as well. There are three other running backs...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles Position Preview: Running Backs

The 2015 Philadelphia Eagles somehow managed to bolster their backfield to be even more volatile than last season when they had LeSean McCoy. But with the free agent signings of Ryan Mathews and last season’s NFL leading rusher, DeMarco Murray, the Eagles find themselves with not only the most talented backfield in football, but also the deepest. The three-headed monster may end...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMarco Murray isn't thrilled Eagles limited reps in practice

DeMarco Murray chose his words rather cautiously, but they still couldn’t hide the displeasure in the meaning. According to Corey Seidman of CSN Philly, the Philadelphia Eagles running back didn’t know why the team limited his reps during the opening day of training camp. Murray shook off any rumors off an injury, saying: “No, I’m fine, I’m fine. That’s how it goes...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Where will Ryan Mathews and Darren Sproles Fit in Behind DeMarco Murray for Philadelphia Eagles?

LANDOVER, MD – DECEMBER 20: Running back Darren Sproles #43 of the Philadelphia Eagles rushes in the second quarter as strong safety Phillip Thomas #41 of the Washington Redskins gives chase at FedExField on December 20, 2014 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) The Philadelphia Eagles revamped their running back corps this offseason with the addition of DeMarco...
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July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Chip Kelly talks running back rotation

  View image | gettyimages.com Since Chip Kelly took over in 2013, the Eagles' running game has been one of the best in the NFL. With the departure of LeSean McCoy and the additions of DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews, the team now has a committee of backs to run the ball. Under Kelly's system, McCoy carried the ball more times than any other running back in the NFL the last...
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July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

The Eagles' RB snap distribution remains uncertain entering training camp

The Philadelphia Eagles have completely revamped their running back depth chart since when Chip Kelly took over in 2013. Last offseason, they added Darren Sproles, and this offseason they added DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews. Over that same time span, they said goodbye to LeSean McCoy, Bryce Brown and Chris Polk.With a new group of talented backs on the roster, predicting the Eagles...
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July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Don't forget about Ryan Mathews when it comes to Eagles run game

  View image | gettyimages.com The Eagles made the splash of the offseason by signing DeMarco Murray as the new running back, replacing LeSean McCoy. In the season before, Darren Sproles proved he could handle some of the spotlight as well, turning in a Pro Bowl season. Also in the mix was a third new running back. He comes equipped with starting experience and good numbers...
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July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles: Mathews’ role will be pivotal

Coaches for the Philadelphia Eagles have been raving about the work ethic and talent Ryan Mathews has showcased in his short time as a member of the team. Mathews originally came onto the national scene by turning heads at Fresno State University. Mathews was noted by scouts as a freshman by leading his class, nationally, in both rushing yardage (866) and touchdowns (14). In 2009...
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July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles: a new role for Darren Sproles

Even when the shifty, cut-on-a-dime back Darren Sproles was at Kansas State University he turned heads as a rusher. In his three years as a starter he averaged nearly 1,600 yards (1,986 in 2003) and about 15 touchdowns (17 in 2002). In 2003, he led the nation in rushing yards and finished 5th in the Heisman Trophy voting. When he left Kansas State for the NFL he left a mark in the...
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July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Eagles Roster Breakdown – Running Backs

So far this offseason, I have analyzed the Philadelphia Eagles wide receivers and secondary. This week, lets take a look at one of the deepest skill position groups in all of the NFL: the Eagles running backs. What Do We Know? View image | gettyimages.com Their is no doubt that this running back group is the deepest in the league. Gone is (LM), who was long criticized...
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July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Adam Schefter's five year old prediction connects three Eagles

A five-year old tweet ESPN’s Adam Schefter posted and has since deleted strangely connects three current Philadelphia Eagles players. courtesy: bleedinggreennation.com Defensive end Brandon Graham was originally selected by the Eagles in the first round of the 2010 NFL draft. He definitely did not earn the Defensive Player of the Year award in his rookie season. Graham...
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July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

This Ryan Mathews stat is another reason the Eagles will run all over the NFL this year

I have a feeling that the Philadelphia Eagles running backs are going to break a lot of records this season. For one, they finally got rid of the jingle-footed malcontent LeSean McCoy and replaced him with a true power-zone runner in DeMarco Murray. Murray led the NFL in rushing yards last season for some other team and forced more missed tackles than anyone but Marshawn Lynch, but...
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July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Three Houston Texans who are looking to bounce back after injuries

The Houston Texans were one victory shy of the playoffs last season, in a massive turnaround led by head coach Bill O’Brien. When looking at the Texans roster, it’s easy to see that their strength is as a defensive unit. Any time you have J.J. Watt hurrying the quarterback, it lightens the load for the rest of the defense. Combine Watt with the likes of these three Texans who...
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July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Three San Diego Chargers game winning touchdowns that will give you chills (video)

The San Diego Chargers have had some memorable moments over the last several seasons. While a Super Bowl appearance hasn’t been in the cards for 20-plus years, the Chargers have still given fans plenty of awesome moments — especially in the Philip Rivers era. There’s just something about Rivers that makes opponents (and their supporters) mad. They’re even more steamed when...
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July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

The Washington Redskins are a top ten team in at least one category

Their owner may be the most hated man in professional sports. A lot of people believe they have a moral obligation to change their name. Some analysts think they’re going to be bad for a really, really long time. And yet, year after year the Washington Redskins can rely on at least one thing: they are one of the most valuable sports franchises on the planet. Yesterday Forbes...
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July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Three incoming Philadelphia Eagles who will make an impact right away

The Philadelphia Eagles made numerous headlines and transactions this offseason, and nobody knows when head coach Chip Kelly’s wild ride will end. Here are three incoming players that will definitely make an impact this upcoming season… AROUND COVER32 Top 10 in 2015: The NFL’s second-tier defensive ends QB Rankings: Based on odds of throwing the most TD passes in 2015 Five...
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July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Can Melvin Gordon be the dual-threat back the Chargers need?

Melvin Gordon aims to be the back the San Diego Chargers have been looking for since LaDainian Tomlinson departed from the franchise following the 2009 season. While Ryan Mathews had some solid seasons for the Chargers, he was often injured and left you wanting more but San Diego is hoping Melvin Gordon is the solution to the inconsistencies of the running game. After one of the...
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July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Could the Eagles have two one-thousand yard receivers?

The Philadelphia Eagles playmakers have been working hard this offseason. Josh Huff has been staying after practice using the jugs machine, Zach Ertz has met with NFL legends to perfect his craft, Jordan Matthews is working like Jordan Matthews and Nelson Agholor is following along. With dreams of being elite and all the hard work these receivers are putting in, it makes one wonder...
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss
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