Philadelphia Eagles

LeSean McCoy says ‘I don’t want to take less money’ to stay with Eagles

According to R.J. White of CBSSports.com, Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy said that he isn’t willing to accept a pay cut, however, he would be open to restructuring his contract if approached.

McCoy has a salary cap number of $11.95 million against the cap in 2015 rushing for 1,319 on 312 carries with 5 rushing touchdowns.

“I know how hard it is to keep a team together and I want to be part of this team. But I don’t want to take less money,” McCoy said.

“I want to figure a way to make it happen [where] we’re all together.”

WATCH: Dennis and Dee agree the Philadelphia Eagles need a new practice facility

It may be the middle of winter, but it’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
Check out this clip of the FX comedy that has Dee and Dennis discussing important issues, such as tax priorities, mental disabilities, and practice facilities for the Eagles.

Go Birds
Go birds.
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Five Great Plays In Philadelphia Eagles History

When you’ve been around since 1933, like the Philadelphia Eagles have, you’re going to have a mile’s worth of highs and lows. And though those lows may be excruciatingly low, those highs are even more impossibly high. Once you’re done buying great Philadelphia Eagles tickets over at ScoreBig.com, take a trip down memory lane with us. Here are five of the greatest plays in Eagles history.
5. Brian Westbrook’s Punt Return

4. The 4th and 26.

3. The Miracle At The Meadowlands

2. DeSean Jackson’s Punt Return

1. The 1960 Title Team

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Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles trade rumors

With Super Bowl XLIX only days away, there has not been much NFL news to discuss, aside from the recent investigation of the deflate-gate with the New England Patriots. The offseason does not officially start until the conclusion of the season, which won’t be until the winner of the Super Bowl is determined. However, there have been rumors swirling concerning quarterback Nick Foles. With the NFL draft approaching, the possibility of the Philadelphia Eagles trading Foles for a future mid-round pick becomes more plausible.
Eagles fans share mixed opinions when it comes to talking about Nick Foles. There are fans who praise his play, and believe he has the skills necessary to take the Philadelphia Eagles to the Super Bowl. And then there are fans like me, who only see Foles as the temporary starter for the team until the Eagles can find their next franchise quarterback. It may be unfair to criticize Foles play, considering he is still a young player that clear needs more in game action. Next year will only be

Nick Foles expects to return to Eagles next season

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles second season as the team’s starter didn’t go as well as his off the charts first season in 2013.
Foles has heard the rumors about Chip Kelly’s deep interest in his former player Oregon’s Marcus Mariota, but the signal caller said he expects to come back to the Eagles for the 2015 season.
“Yeah you hear about it,” Foles said, via Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ.com.
“You are going to hear about it every single year. That’s just part of it. The main word is ‘rumor.’ You can’t put too much into it. . . . I plan on being in Philly.”
“I only listen to (head coach) Chip Kelly. That’s what is most important. He is the one that will make the decision,” Foles said. “Right now all I am going to do is work because I plan on being back in Philadelphia and playing with my team. That’s all I ever thought. So that is what I plan on doing and I’m not looking at it any other way.”
 

 

   

Eagles promote Ed Marynowitz to vice president of player personnel

It came as a virtual certainty when Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly gained control of the team’s front office, that whoever would be named as his wingman would likely end up being promoted from within.

According to Profootballtalk.com, the Eagles have promoted Ed Marynowitz to the role of vice president of player personnel.

He was promoted from the assistant director of player personnel position in the latest shakeup in the team’s front office.

Kelly released the following statement:

“Ed is someone who has really impressed me going back to my interview process with the Eagles two years ago,” Kelly said in a statement. “He’s very bright, detailed, organized and his vision was aligned with what we want to accomplish. I spoke with a lot of people outside of our organization over the past few weeks and in the end, Ed was the most impressive. I can’t tell you how well thought of Ed is in the scouting business. What many people in the football community told me matched exac…

“Super” Reasons Eagles Need a First Round QB

Being that it’s Super Bowl week and that the Eagles’ biggest topic of discussion is about the QB position, I thought this would be a good time to look at some stats and history as it relates to quarterbacks and the Big Game.
Please note that this article is not about the Eagles drafting Marcus Mariota in particular as much as it’s about them taking the plunge on a first-round quarterback in general.
I’ve already written my reasons as to why I’m on the “whatever it takes” bandwagon to land Mariota specifically, so consider this as somewhat of an article of support for that notion based on a more general way of looking at things.
This year’s Super Bowl features teams with quarterbacks drafted in the sixth round (Tom Brady) and third round (Russell Wilson).  However, I’m here to tell you that they are the exceptions to an overwhelming trend throughout the Super Bowl era where the NFL’s biggest game has featured predominantly quarterbacks who were selected in the first round of the dra…

Eagles Hire Ed Marynowitz As VP Of Player Personnel

Pro Football Talk first reported that the Eagles were expected to promote Ed Marynowitz as Chip Kelly’s personnel executive as soon as Thursday.

#Eagles name Ed Marynowitz vice president of player personnel, signing him to a three-year contract. #FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/FwBbUSo6te
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) January 29, 2015

Statement from Marynowitz:
“I’m excited and appreciative about the opportunity Mr. Lurie, Chip Kelly and the Eagles organization have given me.”
Statement from Kelly:
“Ed is very bright, detailed, organized and his vision was aligned with what we want to accomplish.”
The Eagles new power structure appears to have drastically limited the number of candidates interested in taking the position.
Numerous reports from recent days have said that a number of candidates turned the opportunity to even interview for the job, which likely forced Kelly to look internally for a replacement.
Marynowitz joined the Eagles a few years ago when took a job as assistant directo

Guaranteed money issues facing the Eagles in 2015…

Jason Peters is guaranteed $7.3 million on top of a $500,000 roster bonus if he remains a Philadelphia Eagle after March 14, 2015…
Riley Cooper is guaranteed $1 million if he remains on the Eagles roster after March 14, 2015…
The Eagles salary cap status on the surface of it is excellent— a little over $140 million to work with…
But that doesn’t mean there aren’t tough decisons to make with regard to veteran players, especially in light of guaranteed money clauses in certain contracts.
Are you sure you want to release Bradley Fletcher? If so, it will cost you a pretty penny in guaranteed money and/or cap hit.
Courtesy of Spotrac.com, and these math figures have been brought to us previously by our Connecticut Boy Wonder correspondent Blasphemizer, here are the cap hit numbers for any of the current Eagles you may want to jettison:
1
LeSean McCoy
RUNNING BACK $9,700,000
2
Jason Peters
LEFT TACKLE $8,292,000
3
DeMeco Ryans
INSIDE LINEBACKER $6,900,000
4
Trent Cole
OUTSIDE LINEBACK…

PHOTO: Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce has a future as a lumberjack

Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce is coming to a forest near you…

Worth a 1000 words.lol Nothin’ else needs be said about the greatness of @Jkelce anyway! #BeardMode #FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/mc9a4DBfnI
— Mustard & Biscuits (@Nicodemus_09) January 28, 2015

Awesome.
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The Philadelphia Eagles’ coaching staff and front office has seen some major shakeups since the season ended. Maybe that’s why they’re trying to hang on to certain pieces.
According to a report by Geoff Mosher of CSN, the San Francisco 49ers have been trying to talk to Eagles wide receivers coach Bob Bicknell about their open offensive coordinator position:

Two league sources tell me Bob Bicknell and Jim Tomsula spoke about 49ers OC job. Bicknell wants to stay.
— Geoff Mosher (@GeoffMosherCSN) January 28, 2015

However, the Eagles blocked the interview request and it sounds like Bicknell himself wants to stay put.
Brandon Lee Gowton believes that the Eagles are now set on their coaching staff for the 2015 season.
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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 Ertz, part of the new breed of athletic, matchup headache TEs that can stretch defenses. At wide receiver they are average, with Jeremy Maclin capable of playing No.1 WR, although he isn’t quite elite, and promising second-year pro Jordan Matthews stepping into his role nicely as a rookie. After those two, they have the overpaid Riley Cooper, and a few unknowns, including second-year pro Josh Huff, who saw limited time as a rookie. Cooper could be cut, but the Eagles coaching staff seems to like him, so he should be back.
The two questions that seriously complicate the Eagles outlook at these skill positions are: will LeSean McCoy

Tony Dungy says Oregon’s Marcus Mariota similar to Aaron Rodgers

Former NFL head coach and NBC analyst Tony Dungy compared Oregon’s Marcus Mariota to former Cal quarterback and Green Bay Packers signal caller Aaron Rodgers.

There is growing speculation that Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly covets Mariota and is prepared to move up in the 2015 NFL Draft to select him.

Dungy said that Mariota has similar traits compared to Rodgers coming out of college.

“He does remind me a lot of Aaron Rodgers coming out of college. You know, Aaron Rodgers didn’t play for three (or) four years in Green Bay, and now he’s arguably the best quarterback in football,” Dungy said, via NFL.com.

“But I think Marcus has a lot of the same skill set. He has the same drive and determination. I just really think the world of him as a person. I just think he’s special.”

Kulp: The longer Maclin goes without a new contract from the Birds, uncertainty over his future only increases

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin bet on himself in the 2014 offseason opting not to sign a long-term contract coming off a knee injury.

Maclin wanted to prove he’s an elite receiver, and when the team released DeSean Jackson, he had the stage practically to himself.

He hauled in 85 catches with 1,318 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns in 2014.

According to Andrew Kulp of CSN Philly, the closer the team gets to free agency without a deal in place for Maclin, they could lose him in a bidding war with a wide receiver needy team.

Kulp writes:

‘Yet the longer Maclin goes without a new contract from the Birds, uncertainty over his future only increases. In a recent interview on 97.5 The Fanatic, ESPN’s Adam Caplan went on a three-minute tangent (transcribed by Bleeding Green Nation) about why there could be less optimism now, citing the six-year veteran’s decision to change his agent. As Caplan also points out, the reality is a lot of re-signings occur closer to …

Philadelphia Eagles: 7 unrestricted free agents

NFL unrestricted free agents

An unrestricted free agent (a player who has completed four or more accrued seasons) may sign with any team without any compensation owed to his old team through the first scheduled day of training camp in late July. 

At that point, if his old team makes a tender offer by June 1st (110% of last year’s salary), his rights will revert back to his old team. The team then has until the Tuesday after the 10th week of the season to re-sign him. If he’s not re-signed, he must sit out the season. Without a tender offer by June 1st, a player can be signed by any team at any time throughout the season.

Philadelphia Eagles UFAs (per NFL.com 1/17):

Jeremy Maclin, WR

Bradley Fletcher, CB

Brandon Graham, OLB

Nate Allen, S

Mark Sanchez, QB

Brad Smith, WR

Casey Matthews, ILB