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Eagles | Evan Mathis reports to camp
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:42:47 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles OG Evan Mathis has reported to camp and will not hold out.

Eagles | Lane Johnson suspended four games
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:38:49 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles OT Lane Johnson has been suspended four games by the NFL for violating the policy on performance-enhancing drugs.

Eagles | Darren Sproles could be matchup problem for defenses
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:03:39 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles' ability to win one-on-one matchups in space is what head coach Chip Kelly plans to exploit this season. Kelly said opposing defenses played a lot of man-to-man coverage against his offense last year, and his goal was to find a way to exploit the coverage this year.

Eagles | Keelan Johnson arrested
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:11:58 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles FS Keelan Johnson was arrested Monday, July 21, in Arizona, according to a report. He is reportedly charged with assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct.

Eagles | LeSean McCoy's workload won't be lightened
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 09:24:51 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy is unlikely to be in line for a smaller workload this year after leading the league in carries (314) and touches (366) last year. There were no signs that McCoy's production suffered because of his heavy workload in 2013, and he often mentions that his running style helps him take fewer big hits.

Eagles | Three RBs to battle for spot
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 09:22:36 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles RBs Matthew Tucker, Henry Josey and David Fluellen will battle it out in training camp and the preseason for the fourth running back spot. Tucker earned praise from head coach Chip Kelly earlier in the offseason. The Eagles are more likely to keep four running backs on roster this year given that RB Darren Sproles is 31 years old.

Eagles | Insist Darren Sproles is a running back
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 09:20:28 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles is a running back and not a wide receiver, the team continues to emphasize. The team's brass has bristled at the notion that Sproles will only help in the passing game. However, Sproles averaged 3.5 and 3.7 rushing attempts per game the last two years and caught 146 passes during that span, meaning he's likely to be a much bigger factor in the passing game in head coach Chip Kelly's offense.

Eagles | Teammate impressed with Darren Sproles
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:35:28 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy said he has been impressed with RB Darren Sproles and expects Sproles to help the offense. "Sproles has the quickest feet I've ever seen out of any player," McCoy said. "He'll help us out tremendously. I think the best thing about him, what he brings to this team is not only leadership and experience, but also just another big playmaker on the team."

Eagles | Trent Cole feeling good, not done yet
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:11:34 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles LB Trent Cole said earlier this week he feels good and believes he has at least three years left in the tank. With his experience, Cole said he knows how to rush the passer the right way and knows more about the game in general.

Eagles | Chris Polk in line for more carries
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 19:24:08 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles RB Chris Polk should serve as RB LeSean McCoy's primary backup this year with RB Darren Sproles maintaining a secondary role in the offense, according to's Joe Kaiser.

Eagles | Jordan Matthews receives praise
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 12:12:05 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles rookie WR Jordan Matthews was recently praised by wide receivers coach Bob Bicknell, who said Matthews has looked very good, is physical and has a good feel for what he wants to do.

Eagles | Brandon Graham may not make team
Sun, 13 Jul 2014 20:54:24 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles LB Brandon Graham may face an uphill battle to make the team, because he will be competing with LBs Marcus Smith, Bryan Braman and Travis Long for a roster spot. He is also scheduled to make $1.2 million this upcoming season.

Eagles | Bradley Fletcher could be on bubble
Sun, 13 Jul 2014 20:53:52 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles CB Bradley Fletcher could be on the roster bubble if he loses his starting job to CB Nolan Carroll during training camp. Fletcher is scheduled to make $3.275 million in 2014.

Eagles | Jaylen Watkins expected to help on special teams
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 09:34:19 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles CB Jaylen Watkins likely will receive most of his playing time on special teams this upcoming season but could also see time in defensive subpackages because of his ability to play cornerback and safety.

Eagles | Brent Celek could be stuck blocking a lot
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 17:14:43 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles TE Brent Celek will likely spend more time blocking than running routes this year, according to Marcus Hayes of With OT Dennis Kelly (back) working his way back from an injury and OT Lane Johnson being suspended the first four games, Celek is more valuable to the team as a blocker.

Eagles | Nick Foles focusing on improving
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:16:17 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles recently said his goals for this season include continuing to move better in the pocket, to be more efficient and to stay tight. He added that he wants to be smart with the ball and find his checkdowns early. Foles admitted improvement is "an everyday thing, but so far, we're looking good."

Eagles | Defensive front expected to remain intact
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:58:51 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles DE Cedric Thornton, DT Bennie Logan and DT Fletcher Cox are expected to remain the team's starting defensive front this season, according to's Andy Jasner. "It says a lot," Cox told "They believe in the guys that were in their rooms last year and they know we're headed in the right direction."

Eagles | Backup QB job still a toss-up
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:50:32 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles QB Mark Sanchez and QB Matt Barkley are still in a tight competition for the backup QB job, according to's Andy Jasner.

Eagles | Marcus Smith could make quick impact
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:41:18 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Billy Davis believes LB Marcus Smith can make an early impact because he is already familiar with the team's defense. "Marcus has shown to do it in college," Davis told "That's one of the biggest things that attracted us to Marcus. The defense he ran at Louisville is very, very similar. … Charlie Strong ran very similar to what we asked him to do here. So that was why it made such a nice fit for us."

Eagles | Connor Barwin expected to rush more
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 11:22:59 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles LB Connor Barwin will reportedly rush the quarterback more this season. When asked if Barwin would be freed up to attack the passer more in 2014, outside linebacker coach Bill McGovern said "absolutely."

Eagles | Ifeanyi Momah wants to utilize his size
Thu, 03 Jul 2014 12:41:57 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles WR Ifeanyi Momah wants to use his size (6-foot-7) to his advantage to help earn a roster spot with the team. Last training camp, Momah struggled adjusting to the pace of the Eagles offense, and he felt he didn't utilize his size. Head Coach Chip Kelly has seen a marked improvement over last year. Momah is competing against WRs Arrelious Benn, Brad Smith and Josh Huff for a roster spot.

Eagles | Alejandro Villanueva impresses DL coach
Thu, 03 Jul 2014 12:38:32 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles DL Alejandro Villanueva's athleticism and physical skills were praised by defensive line coach Jerry Azzinaro. Azzinaro also said, "He has great character: his toughness, his ability to perform under pressure, those kinds of things are well-documented. So what we're going to try to do is see if we can make him into a four-technique." Villanueva played multiple positions in college but is competing against DEs Fletcher Cox, Vinny Curry, Cedric Thornton and Taylor Hart for playing time on the defensive line.

Eagles | LeSean McCoy praises Nick Foles
Thu, 03 Jul 2014 12:21:26 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy praised QB Nick Foles, saying this is the year Foles has a great season. "Nick, he wants to play, he wants to get better," McCoy said. "He's playing lights-out even in camp, but he still wants to be at a higher level. He's at that peak where people know him like, 'Man, this Foles, is he that good?' Because you see the stats, you see the numbers. I think this is the year he blows 'em out like, 'Yeah, I'm Nick Foles. I'm Philadelphia's quarterback. I'm the guy.' And this is the year he blows it away."

Eagles | Nick Foles had most yards per attempt
Thu, 03 Jul 2014 08:34:29 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles led all of quarterbacks last year with 9.1 yards per attempt in the team's quick offense, and he also led the league with a passer rating of 119.2. Foles had a touchdown-to-interception ratio of 27:2.

Eagles | Evan Mathis could hold out
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 13:55:19 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles OG Evan Mathis could consider holding out of training camp, because he is not happy with his contract situation.

Eagles | Could move Todd Herremans to RT
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 13:46:18 -0700

The Philadelphia Eagles could consider moving OG Todd Herremans to right tackle if OT Lane Johnson is suspended for four games. OT Allen Barbre likely would line up at right guard in this situation.

Eagles | Jordan Matthews more comfortable
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 10:52:41 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles rookie WR Jordan Matthews recently said he's getting more comfortable with his duties and his transition to the NFL. He also admitted he needs to continue to get better.

Eagles | Allen Barbre could start at RT
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:47:01 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles OT Allen Barbre could start at right tackle if OT Lane Johnson is suspended four games for violating the policy on performance-enhancing drugs.

Eagles | No suspension for Lane Johnson yet
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:45:49 -0700

Updating a previous report, the NFL has not suspended Philadelphia Eagles OT Lane Johnson four games for violating the policy on performance-enhancing drugs at this point, according to an NFL spokesperson.

Eagles | Lane Johnson suspended
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 12:15:01 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles OT Lane Johnson has been suspended four games for allegedly testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs, according to sources.

Eagles | New kicker possible?
Sun, 29 Jun 2014 23:38:59 -0700

Because PKs Alex Henery and Carey Spear are struggling, it is possible the team could bring in a new kicker. Henery can hit field goals but has no distance on kickoffs, while Spear is just the opposite. Both specialists could be unseated by a free agent signing like PK Rob Bironas (Titans).

Eagles | Darren Sproles' work ethic praised
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 09:36:24 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles received praise about his work ethic from Eagles head coach Chip Kelly. "We heard from the coaches that coached him what an intelligent football player he is and [we] learned that from the first day he was in this building and how sharp he is and how dedicated he is," Kelly said. "I talked to Norv Turner and he remarked to me when I saw him at one of the pro days, he said, 'You'll have to slow him down because he only knows one speed.' And that's the same thing you see. Darren practices and trains at one speed. It's awesome. He fits in with the culture that we want in terms of preparation, but it's everything we wanted when we got him here."

Eagles | OC impressed with Nick Foles' smarts
Fri, 20 Jun 2014 14:09:14 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles has impressed new quarterbacks coach Bill Musgrave with his ability to process everything that is happening on the field quickly. "We know he's a gifted athlete. He can throw the ball exactly where he wants to. He can add air, add touch. He can add velocity and really drive it when it's needed. But to see the way that he can visualize formations, coverages, and process what he sees has been impressive," Musgrave said. Musgrave thinks Foles can work on getting rid of the ball faster, taking fewer hits and moving the ball forward with his legs when needed.

Eagles | Nolan Carroll earning praise
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 18:36:28 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said Wednesday, June 18, that CB Nolan Carroll has impressed him during offseason workouts. He noted Carroll was someone the team had targeted early in free agency.

Eagles | Dennis Kelly plays OG
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 06:17:30 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles OT Dennis Kelly saw some time at offensive guard Tuesday, June 17.

Eagles | Matt Barkley struggles
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 06:15:30 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles QB Matt Barkley struggled Tuesday, June 17. He was errant on three consecutive downfield passes in head coach Chip Kelly's drill in which he has the quarterbacks throw all passes to undefended receivers at the same time.

Eagles | Mark Sanchez has good day
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 06:15:10 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles QB Mark Sanchez had his best day of five open practices Tuesday, June 17.

Eagles | Jordan Matthews runs with ones
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 06:14:54 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles WR Jordan Matthews took a number of repetitions with the first-team offense Tuesday, June 17.

Eagles | Jeremy Maclin practicing at full speed
Tue, 17 Jun 2014 19:31:45 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin (knee) has been working without restrictions since the team began practicing this spring. Maclin is recovering from a torn ACL in his right knee that he suffered last July, and he has not experienced any setbacks since he began practicing. "I've done everything since April 21st, when we were able to get out here as a team," Maclin said. "I've been getting better each and every day, and I'm really happy with my progress."

Eagles | Jordan Matthews the favorite for the slot
Tue, 17 Jun 2014 19:23:51 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles WR Jordan Matthews seems to be the early favorite for the slot wide receiver position with the team this year. He is competing with WR Josh Huff. "Matthews is a big, physical, athletic guy that is going to I think do really well. I love his attitude. He's been a great teammate," QB Nick Foles said.

Eagles | Ed Reynolds joins team
Tue, 17 Jun 2014 19:05:07 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles S Ed Reynolds joined the team at the end of organized team activities last week after he graduated from Stanford. The coaching staff was able to Skype with Reynolds during the time he missed, but he's still behind in practices.

Eagles | Want DeMeco Ryans to play less
Mon, 16 Jun 2014 23:36:34 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles MLB DeMeco Ryans played 96 percent of his team's snaps last season, and the team wants to reduce that in 2014 to keep him healthy for the long haul.

Eagles | Alex Henery struggling
Mon, 16 Jun 2014 14:37:56 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles PK Alex Henery has to improve his kickoffs and long field goals, according to special teams coach Dave Fipp. Henery's kickoffs in particular have not been up to par.

Eagles | James Casey hopes to get time on offense
Sat, 14 Jun 2014 07:45:06 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles TE James Casey expects to contribute on special teams this upcoming season but hopes to receive some playing time with the offense as well. He is currently behind TEs Brent Celek and Zach Ertz on the depth chart.

Eagles | Carey Spear unlikely to win job
Sat, 14 Jun 2014 07:39:06 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles PK Carey Spear is not expected to win the kicker job over PK Alex Henery during training camp.

Philadelphia Eagles

Acho Emmanuel LB
Allen Beau NT
Allen Nate FS
Andrews Josh OG
Annen Blake TE
Austin Greg AC
Azzinaro Jerry AC
Bair Brandon DL
Bamiro Michael OT
Barbre Allen OG
Barkley Matt QB
Barton Karim OG
Barwin Connor LB
Benn Arrelious WR
Bicknell Bob AC
Boone Kadron WR
Boykin Brandon CB
Braman Bryan LB
Burton Trey TE
Caldwell Mike AC
Carmichael Rashad CB
Carroll Nolan CB
Casey James TE
Celek Brent TE
Chinander Erik AC
Clay Michael AC
Cole Trent LB
Cooper Riley WR
Cox Fletcher DL
Cunningham B.J. WR
Curry Vinny DL
Davis Bill DC
Davis Billy DC
Dawson Mike AC
Dorenbos Jon C
Ertz Zach TE
Fipp Dave AC
Fletcher Bradley CB
Fluellen David RB
Foles Nick QB
Gamble Tom TO
Gardner Andrew OT
Goode Najee LB
Graf Kevin OT
Graham Brandon DL
Gray Keith AC
Harper Matt AC
Hart Taylor DE
Henery Alex PK
Herremans Todd OG
Huff Josh WR
Igwenagu Emil RB
Jenkins Malcolm FS
Jenkins Pete AC
Johnson Damaris WR
Johnson Keelan FS
Johnson Lane OT
Jones Donnie P
Josey Henry RB
Kaddu Josh LB
Kelce Jason C
Keliikipi Wade DT
Kelly Chip HC
Kelly Dennis OT
Kendricks Mychal LB
Kinne G.J. QB
Knott Jake LB
Kruger Joe DL
Logan Bennie DL
Long Travis LB
Lovett John AC
Lowe Daytawion S
Lyght Todd AC
Maclin Jeremy WR
Maehl Jeff WR
Maragos Chris FS
Marsh Curtis CB
Mathis Evan OG
Matthews Casey LB
Matthews Jordan WR
Mays Frank DE
McCoy LeSean RB
McGovern Bill AC
Minter Rick AC
Molk David C
Momah Ifeanyi WR
Morgan Davon SS
Murphy Will WR
Musgrave Bill AC
Peelle Justin AC
Peters Jason OT
Phillips Jason LB
Polk Chris RB
Pratt Quron WR
Reynolds Ed S
Roseman Howie GM
Ryans DeMeco LB
Sanchez Mark QB
Segrest Rory AC
Shuey Bill AC
Shurmur Pat AC
Smith Brad WR
Smith Marcus LB
Spear Carey PK
Sproles Darren RB
Square Damion DL
Staley Duce AC
Stoutland Jeff AC
Taylor Press AC
Thomas Phillip X. FS
Thomas Tra AC
Thornton Cedric DL
Tobin Matt OG
Trotter Frank DL
Tucker Matthew RB
Vandervelde Julian OG
Villanueva Alejandro DL
Watkins Jaylen DB
Williams Cary CB
Williams Gordon AC
Williams Ted AC
Wolff Earl SS
Zordich Mike AC