Team Notebook: Philadelphia Eagles
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Eagles | Fletcher Cox working on contract
Philadelphia Eagles DE Fletcher Cox has been undergoing contract discussions with the team, which has made him a priority this offseason. According to two different people familiar with the negotiations, Cox could end up with a deal that has over $50 million in guaranteed money, and one said the smart bet is to take the over.
Eagles | Nick Foles of interest to Eagles?
Eagles | No franchise tag for Sam Bradford
Eagles | Riley Cooper released
Eagles | No decision on Sam Bradford
Philadelphia Eagles impending free-agent QB Sam Bradford could have the franchise tag placed on him this offseason, but the team hasn't made a decision yet. If the Eagles use the franchise tag on Bradford, they will need to pay him about $20 million in 2016 once he signs the contract.
Eagles | Philly not pursuing Nick Foles?
Eagles | Philly interested in Nick Foles?
Los Angeles Rams QB Nick Foles could be an option for the Philadelphia Eagles this offseason because head coach Doug Pederson drafted them when they were both with Philadelphia and is interested in Foles, according to sources.
Eagles | No tag expected for Sam Bradford
Eagles | DeMarco Murray unlikely to be cut
Philadelphia Eagles RB DeMarco Murray is guaranteed $7 million in 2016, and the Eagles would take a $13 million salary cap hit if they were to release him before June 1, which makes Murray unlikely to be cut. Murray would likely have to take a pay cut to be traded.
Eagles | Malcolm Jenkins welcomes extension
Eagles | Doug Pederson hints at QB change
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson listed finding a "young quarterback" as one of the steps necessary for team to have success, which could mean QB Sam Bradford is not in the team's plans moving forward.
Eagles | DeMarco Murray committed to Eagles
Updating previous reports, Philadelphia Eagles RB DeMarco Murray said he is committed to the Eagles despite rumors that there may be dissension between Murray and Philadelphia and despite a tweet by Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant telling Murray to return to the Cowboys.
Eagles | Three teams eyeing DeMarco Murray?
Philadelphia Eagles RB DeMarco Murray could be courted by the Seattle Seahawks, Oakland Raiders or Dallas Cowboys if he does not return to the Eagles next season, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Those three teams were interested in Murray last offseason before he signed with the Eagles.
Eagles | DeMarco Murray on the outs in Philly?
The Philadelphia Eagles and RB DeMarco Murray appear to be at odds regarding his future with the organization. The division is based on Murray's disappointing 2015 season, the team's conviction he is the long-term answer at running back and the huge five-year, $40 million contract he signed last offseason.
Eagles | Walter Thurmond may not return
Eagles | New role for Mychal Kendricks?
Eagles | Philly could draft quarterback
If Philadelphia Eagles QB Sam Bradford does not return in 2016, the Eagles could use a high draft pick on the position and look for a quarterback in free agency to help bridge the gap until that rookie is capable of starting, in the opinion of PhillyVoice.com's Jimmy Kempski.
Eagles | Sam Bradford unlikely to return?
Philadelphia Eagles QB Sam Bradford has a good chance of not returning to Philadelphia next season, according to Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice.com. Kempski said he would lean heavily towards Bradford not being re-signed.
Eagles | Vinny Curry signs new deal
Eagles | Philly offense better without Chip Kelly?
Eagles | Lane Johnson endorses Sam Bradford
Philadelphia Eagles OT Lane Johnson said he thinks the team would benefit from re-signing QB Sam Bradford. "I definitely want him to say," Johnson said. "If you look at the last part of the year, Sam was doing really well. Completing a lot of passes and getting comfortable. Him staying here, him being familiar with the players, I think that would really help us out."
Eagles | Start talks with Fletcher Cox, Vinny Curry
Philadelphia Eagles DT Fletcher Cox and impending free-agent DE Vinny Curry have begun contract talks with the Eagles this week, according to a source. Cox has one-year left on his contract, while Curry will be an unrestricted free-agent this offseason.
Eagles | Philadelphia to run 4-3 defense
Eagles | Morocco Brown interviews
Eagles | Lane Johnson gets paid
Updating an earlier report, Philadelphia Eagles OT Lane Johnson received a six-year, $63 million deal with $35.5 million guaranteed. The deal makes him one of the highest-paid offensive tackles in the league.
Eagles | Lane Johnson signs new deal
Eagles | Philadelphia wants Jason Peters back
Eagles | Philly could let Sam Bradford walk
Eagles | Fletcher Cox wants to stay
Philadelphia Eagles impending free-agent DE Fletcher Cox said he would like to re-sign with the team. "I wanna be there, that's where I want to be -- for the long haul," Cox said. "I think the team wants me there, everyone wants me there from the owner all the way down." The Eagles are already believed to be working on an extension with Cox. He finished 2015 with 9.5 sacks and 50 tackles.
Eagles | Already interviewed Brandon Hunt
Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers pro scouting coordinator Brandon Hunt met with the Philadelphia Eagles Wednesday, Jan. 27, according to a source, and there could be another meeting soon. Hunt interviewed for the Eagle's director of player personnel position.
Eagles | Will interview Brandon Hunt
Eagles | Chris Wilson added to coaching staff
Eagles | Brent Celek signs extension
Eagles | Sam Bradford wants to stay in Philly?
Philadelphia Eagles impending free-agent QB Sam Bradford would like to stay in Philadelphia, according to Eagles TE Zach Ertz. "I think he's excited," Ertz said. "He wants to be in Philadelphia." New head coach Doug Pederson said last week that Bradford is a top-notch quarterback that would fit his system well.
Eagles | Three Eagles may land deals
Philadelphia Eagles OT Lane Johnson, DE Fletcher Cox and impending free-agent DE Vinny Curry have had discussions about long-term deals. Johnson could have a new deal by the end of the week, according to sources. Curry is mulling an offer from the team, according to sources. Cox is under contract through 2016, but the two sides have talked about an extension.
Eagles | Zach Ertz finished strong
Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz had 35 catches for 450 yards over the last four weeks of the regular season, which was the highest yardage total by a tight end in NFL history in the final four weeks.
Eagles | West Coast offense in Philly?
Eagles | Zach Ertz has Pro Bowl incentives
Eagles | Zach Ertz lands big deal
Updating an earlier report, Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz signed a five-year, $42.5 million deal with $20 million in guarantees Monday, Jan. 25. The deal makes him the fourth-highest-paid tight end in the league.
Eagles | Zach Ertz signs extension
Eagles | More production from Zach Ertz?
Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz posted 75 receptions in 2015, but he had six games with three receptions or fewer in 15 games played. Ertz hasn't been featured as much in the passing game in recent seasons, but head coach Doug Pederson maximized the talents of Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce in their time together, now Ertz is likely to be in the game plan more going forward.
Eagles | DeMarco Murray, Ryan Mathews to get FB
Philadelphia Eagles RBs DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews are expected to have company in the backfield in 2016, as head coach Doug Pederson has liked to have a fullback on the roster and use him to block in the running game.
Eagles | Darren Sproles might see more passes
Eagles | Jordan Matthews to move from slot?
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jordan Matthews was one of the biggest slot receivers in the league under former head coach Chip Kelly. Beat writer Dave Spadaro suggests Matthews might be moved to the outside now, as Matthews absorbed a lot of shots in the middle of the field working in the slot, and the team could try to work him more into free space.
Eagles | Lane Johnson a priority for Philadelphia