You can't walk too far in an NFL facility these days without running into an Alabama alum or two and Sunday's matchup between the Eagles and Raiders features two of the most dynamic young playmakers in the league who just happen to be former roommates in Tuscaloosa.
Jalen Hurts has some magical moments as the Eagles quarterback thus far, and as he prepares for just his 11th NFL start, Philadelphia’s head coach is looking for his signal-caller to play with a more even keel.
The Eagles received some good news on Thursday, as star tight end Dallas Goedert was activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list. Goedert has logged 15 catches for 216 yards and is tied for the team lead with two touchdown receptions this season, and his usage rate should soar after Philadelphia traded Zach Ertz to the Arizona Cardinals.
As the NFL trade deadline draws closer, talks around the league are beginning to heat up. For the Eagles, there is already plenty of speculation. A bumpy start to the season has told us everything we need to know about the Eagles.
The Eagles and Raiders are set for an intriguing Week 7 matchup and it’ll be Philadelphia’s first game without Zach Ertz. Lane Johnson is back and as the Birds get healthier, Sunday presents the first of several winnable games over the next seven weeks.
It’s been a difficult start to the season for the Philadelphia Eagles, with a formidable schedule through six weeks. Another tough matchup is on tap for Week 7, as the Eagles (2-4) travel west to face the Las Vegas Raiders at 4:05 p.m.
We heard earlier today that the Dolphins were in serious talks with the Texans about a trade for quarterback Deshaun Watson, but they’re certainly not the only suitor. Jeff Howe and Aaron Reiss of The Athletic report that the Texans have also talked trade with the Eagles and Panthers.
The Eagles have started preparations for a Week 7 matchup with the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday, but that hasn’t stopped the rumor mill surrounding Deshaun Watson from making its way to the NovaCare Complex.
Fletcher Cox put it best when asked about the return of Lane Johnson to practice on Wednesday. “We all have real-life problems,” said the Eagles defensive tackle about the team’s Pro Bowl right offensive tackle.
After losing to the Buccaneers last Thursday, the Eagles fell to 2-4. First-year head coach Nick Sirianni was back at the podium to meet with the media on Wednesday and told reporters that he did plenty of self-scouting over the long weekend.
Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni has not gotten off to the strongest of starts to his tenure in Philadelphia. His defense and defensive coordinator are hot messes; his offense is boring and unimpressive; his second-year quarterback is struggling and carrying the offense at the same time; his team is 2-4.
Eagles Pro Bowl right tackle Lane Johnson announced on Twitter on Monday that he is returning to the team after a three-game absence that he says was so he could work “hard to restore his personal life.” Johnson says that he has dealt with depression and anxiety for a long time while keeping it hidden from friends and family.
The 31-year-old tackle was a surprise late scratch against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 4 and has missed three games total. The Eagles respected Johnson's privacy and chose to not disclose the nature of his absence.
Ertz had spent his entire career with the Eagles since being drafted in 2013. The 30-year-old won a Super Bowl with Philadelphia, too. He will always be very closely tied to the organization no matter what.