Team Notebook: Philadelphia Eagles
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Eagles | Mychal Kendricks could still be traded
Philadelphia Eagles LB Mychal Kendricks could still be traded before the regular season begins, according to CSNPhilly.com's Geoff Mosher. Mosher expects LBs DeMeco Ryans, Kiko Alonso, Najee Goode, Brad Jones and Jordan Hicks to make the final 53-man roster. Mosher cited the position's depth as a reason why a trade could still work out.
Eagles | Trey Burton could be future No. 2 TE
Eagles | Zach Ertz to see more snaps
Eagles | Sam Bradford to be ready for training camp?
Philadelphia Eagles QB Sam Bradford (knee) is expected to be in the final phase of his rehabilitation from a torn anterior cruciate ligament once training camp begins. Bradford's second ACL tear in as many seasons will require more time to recover and the Eagles may not have a grasp on how ready he is to play before the regular season begins.
Eagles | Nelson Agholor learning offense
Philadelphia Eagles WR Nelson Agholor said he worked as an outside receiver during offseason workouts but is learning the other receiver spots as well since the team uses different formations. "I play right side outside, right now, but I'm continuing to learn conceptually the whole deal, because that is how we work here. It's by formation and different people will be in different formations. And that's how we sugar coat what we do...That's just the game of football nowadays. It's about window dressing some of your staple concepts and that's what we'll do," Agholor said.
Eagles | John Moffitt to sign with Philadelphia
Eagles | Miles Austin impressing head coach
Philadelphia Eagles WR Miles Austin has impressed head coach Chip Kelly this offseason. Kelly praised Austin's route-running, separation and his understanding of leverage and coverage. Kelly added that Austin has good range, is intelligent and catches the ball well.
Eagles | Darren Sproles working as WR
Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles has worked with the wide receivers as much as the running backs during the offseason as part of a plan by head coach Chip Kelly to have him more involved in the offense.
Eagles | Zach Ertz ready to take next step?
Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz has spent the offseason traveling around the country to improve as a blocker and a receiver, head coach Chip Kelly said Thursday, June 18, and RB Darren Sproles said Ertz is "about to be a superstar."
Eagles | Tim Tebow improving
Philadelphia Eagles QB Tim Tebow has improved his knowledge of the offense and his understanding of where everybody is in formations, according to head coach Chip Kelly. Kelly said Tebow is improving every week and will provide good competition going into August.
Eagles | Josh Huff showing flashes in minicamp
Philadelphia Eagles WR Josh Huff has shown flashes of improvements in his route running and his downfield catching ability, this spring, but consistency remains an issue. Huff has already been outplayed by rookie Nelson Agholor, who is his biggest threat for playing time in 2015. "I'm a competitor, but I don't really pay attention to that," Huff said. "They brought him in because he does things really well, and I do things really well, Jordan [does] things really well, Coop [does] things really well. Whatever can help our team get over that hump, then I'm all for it. But I'm going to do everything I can to better my technique," said Huff.
Eagles | Sam Bradford in talks on deal
Eagles | Sam Bradford limited
Philadelphia Eagles QB Sam Bradford (knee) will continue to see action in 7-on-7 drills but will not participate in 11-on-11 drills. Head coach Chip Kelly said he's hopeful Bradford will be ready for 11-on-11's in training camp.
Eagles | Zach Ertz building rapport with QB
Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz has developed chemistry with QB Sam Bradford this offseason. The Bradford to Ertz connection has supposedly been commonplace at organized team activities. Ertz is excited for what Bradford can bring to the offense. "I think we will get back to some of the deep plays," Ertz said. "I'll do anything I can to get open." Ertz added that Bradford has a strong, accurate arm and can put the ball up high where Ertz is able to go up and catch it.
Eagles | Jared Wheeler expected to sign
Eagles | Several to compete for RG job
Eagles | Allen Barbre expected to start at LG
Eagles | Evan Mathis cut
Eagles | Sam Bradford progressing
Philadelphia Eagles QB Sam Bradford (knee) is progressing well in his recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Bradford has been practicing more and has looked more mobile while doing so, according to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Bradford said that he's not sure if he'll be at 100% by the time training camp starts, however.
Eagles | Nelson Agholor impressing
Philadelphia Eagles WR Nelson Agholor has shown off his speed, athleticism and route-running so far in organized team activities, and seems to be acclimating quickly to the professional level, according to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Eagles | Sam Bradford looks hobbled
Philadelphia Eagles QB Sam Bradford (knee) appeared to still be hobbled during organized team activities Tuesday, June 9, and he worked with a large brace on his leg while doing limited activity on the field.
Eagles | Mark Sanchez ready for QB battle
Philadelphia Eagles QB Mark Sanchez said Tuesday, June 9, he is looking at the quarterback battle as an open competition. He has already worked with many of the young receivers and tight ends before, in games. "We're all going to individually compete," Sanchez said, "and the best guy is going to play."
Eagles | New coach changing ways on defense
Philadelphia Eagles secondary coach Cory Undlin is making his secondary focus on good technique and tackling in order to help avoid big plays this year. Undlin says the secondary practices technique every day, including at the line of scrimmage. The former Denver Broncos secondary coach believes this will greatly reduce the 18 plays of 40 yards or more the Eagles gave up last season.
Eagles | Nolan Carroll could start at CB
Eagles | DeMarco Murray in a timeshare?
Philadelphia Eagles RB DeMarco Murray is expected to have the rushing workload divided between he and RB Ryan Mathews, offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur said Wednesday, June 3. The OC would not reveal what the percentage of carries would be for either back.
Eagles | Ryan Mathews to split carries?
Philadelphia Eagles RB Ryan Mathews is expected to be used in a timeshare with RB DeMarco Murray, offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur revealed Wednesday, June 3. Shurmur would not reveal what the percentage split for carries would be, however.
Eagles | Philly impressed by Kenjon Barner
Eagles | Fletcher Cox not worried about trade talk
Philadelphia Eagles DT Fletcher Cox rumored in trade talks earlier this offseason, but he hasn't let that bother him. "It would have been a distraction if I was to let that bother me or put me one step behind," Cox said. "My job here is to play football and that's the most important thing to me." Cox's fifth-year option has since been picked up.
Eagles | Mychal Kendricks unsure about future
Philadelphia Eagles LB Mychal Kendricks said he doesn't know if he'll still be on the team when the season commences. Kendricks said there are currently no talks on a possible contract extension. "I can't control whatever happens here. I like Philly," Kendricks said. "I'd like to finish where I started. I like it out here. But again, whatever happens, happens."
Eagles | QBs overthrew Zach Ertz often in 2014
Eagles | Sam Bradford improving at OTAs
Philadelphia Eagles QB Sam Bradford (knee) is participating in competitive drills as he and QB Mark Sanchez share first-team repetitions during organized team activities Tuesday, June 2. Bradford is rehabilitating from a torn anterior cruciate ligament he suffered last season.
Eagles | Four Eagles sitting out
Eagles | Walter Thurmond could play safety
Eagles | Matt Barkley on the defensive
Eagles | Kiko Alonso surprising himself
Philadelphia Eagles LB Kiko Alonso (knee) practiced without a knee brace during OTAs, and while he admitted to being a little rusty, he said he was surprised by how much he has been able to do as he returns from a torn anterior cruciate ligament.
Eagles | Kiki Alonso feeling good
Philadelphia Eagles LB Kiko Alonso (knee) said his knee has been feeling really good during organized team activities. Alonso no longer wears the knee brace that protected the anterior cruciate ligament he tore last year.
Eagles | Mark Sanchez wants to start
Philadelphia Eagles QB Mark Sanchez is acting like he's the starter this offseason, despite the acquisition of QB Sam Bradford from the St. Louis Rams. "That's the only way I know how to play," Sanchez said. "Everybody wants to be the starter and I'm no different." Sanchez added that he's feeling better this offseason than he's ever felt, referring to his surgically repaired shoulder, and said he can only get better.
Eagles | More targets for Darren Sproles?
Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles practiced with the first-, second-, and third-team offenses during team and seven-on-seven drills Thursday, May 28. He also has the opportunity to be featured more in the passing game, according to head coach Chip Kelly.
Eagles | Sam Bradford not close to full health
Philadelphia Eagles QB Sam Bradford (knee) doesn't appear close to 100% health, but he could still make it back in time to start Week 1. Head coach Chip Kelly insists Bradford is on schedule. Earlier this month Bradford practiced one week only to sit out practice the next. He said it wasn't a setback and that they just wanted to push his knee to see how it responded. Not practicing suggests that it didn't respond well.
Eagles | Sam Bradford no lock to start
Philadelphia Eagles QB Sam Bradford (knee) is on schedule with his rehab from a torn anterior cruciate ligament, but head coach Chip Kelly said Thursday, May 28, that the starting quarterback job is an open competition.
Eagles | DeMeco Ryans practices
Eagles | Tim Tebow drops weight
Eagles | Tim Tebow will be a QB
Philadelphia Eagles QB Tim Tebow will be used by head coach Chip Kelly as a quarterback and nothing else. "You guys will see him today. Watch him throw. I think he's improved," Kelly said. "He's spent a lot of time in the last few years in terms of working on his game."
Eagles | Sam Bradford throwing, 7-on-7 next week
Philadelphia Eagles QB Sam Bradford (knee) is throwing on the side in individual drills Thursday, May 28, according to Eagles head coach Chip Kelly. Kelly said Bradford will begin 7-on-7 drills next week.
Eagles | Kiko Alonso a full participant