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eagles draft

(4/14) During this offseason the eagles have made some moves such as making trades, picking players in free agency and restructuring current players contracts. The nfl draft is approaching and the middle linebacker role is still not fulfilled now that Jordan Hicks has moved to the Arizona Cardinals. Every other position on defense is basically solidified except the linebacker corp. Fans seem to think the Eagles will draft a running back with the 25th overall pick in the first round but they have a good rotation of guys already. With less than two weeks away from the draft Philadelphia has done some scouting of their own. Nigel Bradham holds the starting job at strongside linebacker but he is awaiting his partner in the linebacker duo. There are other groups of guys on the roster that are in competition for that starting role but most of them are special team aces. The guys who are most likely to land the starting roles next to Bradham are Nate Gerry or Kamu Grugier-Hill. Hopefully the Eagles can land a stud linebacker before the 2019 season.

Article Link: https://insidetheiggles.com/2019/04/12/2019-nfl-draft-philadelphia-eagles-havent-visited-linebackers/

-James Johnson

gronk retires

(3/25) Rob Gronkowski announced on Sunday evening that he is retiring from the National Football League. Approaching 30 years old, Gronk may go down as the tight end professional football has ever seen, as he is retiring with 521 receptions, 7,861 receiving yards, 79 touchdowns, five pro-bowl appearances, and three championships. The Patriots are left with a hole in their offensive line, but there should be no problem replacing him, as somebody always steps up for New England when called upon.

Article Link: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000001024012/article/patriots-te-rob-gronkowski-announces-retirement

-Noah Eltringham

Legendary NFL tight end, Rob Gronkowski retires from the NFL today. Gronkowski spent his whole career with the New England Patriots. He was one of the most dominant players of this ear. Whenever he was on the field he was always a threat. Gronk won 3 Super Bowls with the Patriots. He will go down as one of the greatest ever at his position.

Article Link: http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/26351121/grateful-gronkowski-announces-retirement

-Donald Martin

eagles resign de vinny curry

(3/23) Defensive End Vinny Curry has resigned with Philadelphia Eagles and on a one year deal that is worth 2.5 million dollars. Before he left to go play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Curry had a three year contract worth 23 million but his time in Florida was cut short due to injury. The former super bowl champion made claims that the New York Giants offered him more money than Philly but he made it clear that it wasn’t about the money. Curry is happy to be back with philadelphia eagles organization and is hoping he can contribute to another possible super bowl run. Vinny was drafted back in 2012 alongside fellow defensemen Fletcher Cox and has developed many relationships not just on the field but off the field as well. He was cut in 2018 after the historical Super Bowl season and took his talents to Tampa but he is back and feeling refreshed. The defensive end is now 30 years old and has made it simple that it is not about the money but his love for team and the love of the sport. Hopefully we will see him back in number 75 this upcoming season.

Article Link: https://www.nbcsports.com/philadelphia/eagles/back-eagles-vinny-curry-had-other-offers-home-home

-James Johnson

colts big signing

(3/22) The colts began this offseason with an obvious need for a pass rusher. Well, this week the team announced that they have signed OLB Justin Houston. He formerly played for the Chiefs in 2018, tallying a stellar nine sacks. The Chiefs released Houston just before the start of free agency and he now goes to a team who is looking to take the next step this year.

Article Link: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000001023797/article/colts-sign-allpro-pass-rusher-justin-houston

-Francisco Rojas

jaguars expected to sign foles

(3/3) After the Eagles couldn’t work out a good trade, they decided to not use the franchise tag on Nick Foles either making him a free agent. The team that was said to be the most interested in Foles was the Jacksonville Jaguars, and it looks like they’ll get their guy. The former Super Bowl MVP will probably make a lot of money when he signs with Jacksonville and will look to do what he did for the Eagles for the Jaguars.

Article Link: https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/03/03/report-jaguars-expected-to-sign-nick-foles/

-Donald Martin

eagles extend graham and kelce

(3/3) Only a day after extending DE, Brandon Graham, to a 3-year $40 million deal, the Eagles handed out another contract to their Pro-Bowl center, Jason Kelce. Kelce received a 1-year extension worth $11 million onto his existing contract. This will make Kelce the highest-paid center in the NFL. Both players will remain in the city of Philadelphia until at least 2021, pending any other extensions. Howie Roseman continues to show off his incredible negotiation skills as he locks up two key Eagles players for a couple more years.

Article Links: https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/eagles-lock-up-jason-kelce-with-one-year-extension-making-him-nfls-highest-paid-center/

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000001019828/article/eagles-ink-brandon-graham-to-threeyear-extension

-Mike Quin

graham gets extended

(3/2) The longest-tenured member of the defense for the Eagles will stay in Philadelphia for another three years. The Eagles just agreed on a three-year extension to Brandon Graham's contract, which will keep him in Philadelphia until the 2021 season. It’s great to see three more years of a great player to this organization especially with his ability to come up on big plays in the postseason. In Super Bowl 52 Brandon Graham forced a fumble on Tom Brady in the 4th quarter to turn the ball over which later became one of the greatest defensive plays in Eagles history. Graham is also not slowing down on his career either, in 2017 he had a career-high of 9.5 sacks and in 2018 he had a career-high of 40 quarterback pressures and hits. Brandon Graham could have gone to another team and made a lot more money with that kind of resume, but he decided that he would rather keep his family in the city he helped bring a championship to.

Article Link: https://www.philadelphiaeagles.com/news/eagles-agree-to-terms-with-de-brandon-graham-on-a-three-year-extension

-Ryan Morgan

eagles release maragos

(2/24) After playing four seasons with Philadelphia Eagles the organization has decided to move on from the veteran safety/special teamer. The 32 year old recorded 76 tackles in 53 games during his tenure as an Eagle. Maragos only played 25 percent of the defensive snaps but most of his contributions came on special teams. He happened to be one of the captains on the special teams unit and was highly respected by his coaching staff and fellow teammates. His first injury came back in the historical 2017 season in week 6 against the Carolina Panthers. Even though he was not capable of playing in the rest of the season he would show his support from the sideline which helped lead the team to their first win in franchise history. The crafty vet tore his acl and pcl and would have to sit out the whole 2018 season. After being released by the Eagles organization it has yet to be determined if he will continue his NFL career.

Article Link: https://www.pennlive.com/philadelphiaeagles/2019/02/philadelphia-eagles-release-special-teams-ace.html

-James Johnson

nfl (early) power rankings

(2/5) Of course, the NFL is already looking to next season to bring some off-season hype for the next four to five months. Starting with the “way-to-early” power rankings. The Super Bowl champion Patriots sit at number four on the list, while the runner up L.A. Rams sit at number one. Two exciting offenses in the New Orleans Saints (3) and the Kansas City Chiefs (2) sit within the top 5. Next year will be an interesting year in the NFL, to say the least.

Article Link: http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/25879183/2019-nfl-power-rankings-way-too-early-offseason-poll

-Francisco Rojas

patriots win... again

(2/4) Patriots win their 6th Super Bowl behind a strong performance from Belichick’s defense and Julian Edleman’s strong MVP performance. Jared Goff and the LA Rams offense failed to move the ball at all yesterday which resulted in only three points offensively. We will see the LA Rams in the Super Bowl again sometime soon but their debut yesterday was very lackluster and disappointing. As for Brady, this makes him one of the greatest winners in profession sports history.

Article Link: http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/25919634/patriots-julian-edelman-named-super-bowl-liii-mvp

-Conner Gabe

stay off the bottle

(12/11) The Philadelphia Eagles played the Dallas Cowboys sunday afternoon for the lead in the NFC East Division. The Eagles were defeated in overtime with a score of 23-29 with Amari Cooper who had over 200 yards receiving and 3 touchdowns. However the Eagles locker room had a lot to say about the officiating during this game. On the opening kick off the Cowboys fumbled the ball into a an Eagles recovery but the ball stayed with Dallas. This terrible call cost the Eagles points in a close game, along with Dallas Goederts 80 yard run that was called back for “offensive interference.” This was another terrible officiating mistake that cost the Eagles time on the clock and points. The Eagles didn't play their best game but the referees got the win for Dallas in America's Game of the Week.

Article Link: https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2018/12/10/stay-off-bottle-eagles-not-happy-with-officials-calls-loss-cowboys/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.b835658278a3

-Ryan Morgan

lee suspended

(12/7) New York Jets' linebacker Darron Lee has been suspended four games for violating the NFL's Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. Lee will miss the rest of the season for the Jets, being eligible just one day after the final game of the season against the Patriots. This is a huge loss for the Jets who will likely finish the season without a playoff berth.

Article Link: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000996946/article/jets-darron-lee-suspended-four-games-by-nfl

-Mike Quin

eagles postseason hopes stay alive

(12/2) The Eagles have a had a very disappointing season to date but there is still hope for them to make the playoffs. A must win game faces them in a Monday Night Football showdown with division rival Washington Redskins. If they are able to beat the Redskins Monday the following week’s matchup against another division rival, the Dallas Cowboys, will be for first place in the NFC East. The remaining schedule is not easy for the birds but the season is far from over.

Article Link: http://www2.philly.com/eagles/philadelphia-eagles-playoff-picture-nfc-east-cowboys-redskins-panthers-rams-saints-packers-20181203.html

-Donald Martin

rivers' records

(11/25) Phillip Rivers set 2 different records on Sunday in LA. In an impressive 45-10 win over the Cardinals, Rivers set the record for most straight completions, and most completions in a game. Rivers completed his first 25 straight throws, breaking the record of 22. Rivers only threw one incomplete pass and finished 28/29 on the day. Rivers has been surging with the Chargers, asserting himself as a potential MVP candidate as the Chargers improve to 8-3.

Article Link: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000992428/article/philip-rivers-completes-first-25-passes-to-set-nfl-mark

-Mike Quin

nfl will go to mexico city

(11/19) After moving the Rams vs. Chiefs game from Mexico City to Los Angeles, the NFL has announced that it will return to Estadio Azteca in the 2019 season. The game between the Rams and Chiefs was moved due to poor field conditions in the stadium. This matchup is fun to see no matter where it is, but fans are upset, and rightfully so, that it won't take place in Mexico City.

Article Link: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000990145/article/nfl-announces-it-will-return-to-mexico-city-in-2019

-Mike Quin

no more fitz-magic

(11/12) The Washington Redskins and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers squared off sunday at 1pm. Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for over 400 yards, but couldn't connect in the end zone. The Buccaneers had 3 turnover and were within the 25 yard line 5 times but couldn't score a touchdown. I guess the “Fitz Magic” has run out this season. The Washington Redskins are now 6-3 and the Buccaneers move to 3-6 despite being 2-0 at the beginning of the season.

Article Link: https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/redskins/bend-but-dont-break-redskins-give-up-501-yards-but-just-3-points-in-win-over-bucs/2018/11/11/cb5a6f9e-e5dd-11e8-a939-9469f1166f9d_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.a70fda3d7767

-Ryan Morgan

rams perfect season is over

(11/4) The Rams and Saints went head to head sunday afternoon in New Orleans. It was high scoring game that kept viewers on the edge of their seats. The Rams put up a good fight and were down 17-35 at halftime. They were able to tie it up 35-35 in the fourth quarter but fell short when the Saints took a ten point lead and ran out the clock. The Saints came out on top 45-35 and improved their record to 7-1 while the Rams are now 8-1. The Los Angeles Rams were the last undefeated team in the NFL so their perfect season is over. These two teams are the best in the NFC mid way through the season, and this may be a preview for the NFC championship in January.

Article Link: https://www.si.com/nfl/2018/11/04/los-angeles-rams-new-orleans-saints-undefeated-miami-dolphins-1972

-Ryan Morgan

tate to the birds

(11/3) The Philadelphia Eagles acquired veteran wide receiver Golden Tate just hours before the trade deadline earlier this week. Many Philadelphia Eagles are fans are excited for his arrival here with the team, but will he be an Eagle next year? Tate is finishing a five-year, $31 million deal…making him the 38th highest paid wide receiver in the NFL.

Article Link: https://www.nbcsports.com/philadelphia/eagles/what-are-eagles-plans-golden-tate-beyond-year

-Francisco Rojas

trade deadline tracker

(11/1) The NFL trade deadline has come and gone, and there is some new faces in new places. The list of trades, reactions, and analytics is a long one, so sit down and get versed in everything NFL trade deadline!

Article Link: http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/25007959/2018-nfl-trade-tracker-latest-deals-reaction-grades-deadline

-Mike Quin

eagles get much needed win in london

(10/29) The Eagles traveled across the pond to London this week to take on the Jacksonville Jaguars. In a crucial game for both teams that were desperate for a win, it was the Eagles who prevailed with a 24-18 victory. After turning the ball over on the team’s first two possessions Carson Wentz settled in and threw for 286 yards and 3 touchdowns. The Eagles were finally able to get a running game going too. Josh Adams carried the 9 times for 61 yards leading all rushers in the game. The Eagles sit at second place in the NFC East with a record of 4-4 heading into the bye week.

Article Link: https://6abc.com/sports/wentzs-3-td-passes-give-eagles-win-vs-jags-in-london/4569297/

-Donald Martin

Steelers Hopeful to trade Le’veon Bell by Deadline

(10/29) The trade deadline for the NFL comes down to this tuesday and the Pittsburg are hoping to cash out big. With star running back from last season Le’veon Bell ranked as the top running back in the NFL, teams are willing to pay a lot for his price. Le’veon Bell refused a franchise tag from his own team and gave an ultimatum to the Pittsburgh Steelers to either pay him, or trade him. He hasn’t played in a single game this season wants out of Pittsburgh. The Philadelphia Eagles running back Jay Ajayi has torn his acl and will be out for the remainder of this NFL season. Le’veon Bell could be the perfect fit to get this Eagles team rolling again.

Article Link: https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/steelers-still-hopeful-of-trading-leveon-bell-before-deadline-contrary-to-reports/

-Ryan Morgan

brees could make history again

(10/18) On Sunday Drew Brees aims for another slot in the history books. With a win against the Baltimore Ravens, Brees will cement himself as one of the all-time greats. He would become only the third QB in NFL history to get a win against all 32 NFL teams. Brees would be in legendary company with the only two guys to do it, so far, being Peyton Manning and Brett Favre. If Brees is able to get the win on Sunday against the Ravens, it's hard not to consider him to be one of the greatest QB's of all time.

Article Link: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000975492/article/drew-brees-has-chance-to-be-3rd-qb-to-beat-all-32-clubs

-Mike Quin

WENTZ LEADS EAGLES TO A WIN OVER GIANTS

(10/14) In a must win game, Carson Wentz stepped up and help spark a win for the now 3-3 birds. Coming off back to back losses against the Titans and Vikings the previous two weeks, the leader of this team knew it was time to get a statement win against the Giants in East Rutherford. And a statement was made the Eagles trounced the Giants by a score 34-13. Wentz was 26-36 for 278 yards and 3 touchdowns. The team looked to be back and the best they’ve looked all season. This win will hopefully give the team a much needed confidence boost for the coming weeks with a lot of tough opponents coming up.

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2800401-carson-wentz-eagles-beat-giants-despite-saquon-barkleys-dazzling-performance

-Donald Martin

Eifert's horrifying injury

(9/30) In the beginning of the third quarter of Sunday's game between the Bengals and Falcons, Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert recieved a short pass from QB Andy Dalton. After receiving the pass, Eifert was quickly brought down by Falcons linebacker, De'Vondre Campbell. As he was tackled, Eifert's ankle was twisted in a violent manner, seriously injuring it. Eifert was carted off of the field by medical staff. The video is available in the article, but I recommend watching only if you think you can handle it. It's gruesome.

Article Link: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000967958/article/tyler-eiferts-season-likely-over-after-ugly-injury

-Mike Quin

Mariota looks to return in wk4

(9/27) Titans QB Marcus Mariota looks to return to face the Eagles on Sunday 9/30 for the first time since his injury in Week 1. Mariota has been suffering from a pinched nerve in his elbow, and only regained feeling in his fingers in Week 3. With Mariota's return, the Titans look to run their full offense and improve to a 3-1 record against the defending Super Bowl champs.

Article Link: http://www.sportingnews.com/us/nfl/news/marcus-mariota-injury-update-tennessee-titans-qb-start-sunday-philadelphia-eagles-fantasy-football-nfl-news-blaine-gabbert/5k7185ohprld1errzeh35nabw

-Mike Quin