Team Notebook: Philadelphia Eagles
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Eagles | Philly high on Sam Bradford
Philadelphia Eagles QB Sam Bradford was valued high by head coach Chip Kelly and owner Jeffrey Lurie before they traded for him this offseason. Lurie said this week that the Eagles evaluated Bradford as "the best young quarterback we'd seen… probably since Peyton Manning coming out of college" leading up to the 2010 NFL Draft. Offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur, who worked with Bradford while with the St. Louis Rams, was maybe the strongest advocate of Bradford before the trade went down.
Eagles | Evan Mathis not on trade block
Eagles | Chip Kelly favors one-cut runners
The Philadelphia Eagles traded RB LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills because head coach Chip Kelly desires a one-cut running back, according to Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie. Lurie praised McCoy as a player, but the move was not financially driven. Kelly felt he could garner more production from a different running back or two. Lurie used the term "power spread" on multiple occasions to describe Kelly's offense. RBs DeMarco Murray, Darren Sproles and Ryan Mathews figure to share the work.
Eagles | Evan Mathis might be dealt
Rams | Nick Foles didn't see trade coming
St. Louis Rams QB Nick Foles said he didn't know the Philadelphia Eagles were looking to trade him, despite rumors swirling about their intentions, and the first time he learned about the move was the moment Eagles head coach Chip Kelly called him to say Foles had been dealt to the Rams.
Eagles | Connor Barwin contract update
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Eagles LB Connor Barwin's restructured contract will pay him $6 million in 2016, $7 million in 2017 and $8.5 million in 2018. Barwin's 2015 salary cap charge of $7 million was not lowered.
Eagles | Connor Barwin restructured
Eagles | DeMarco Murray has rushing escalators
Eagles | Bryan Braman restructures
Philadelphia Eagles LB Bryan Braman has restructured his contract. Braman reduced his base salary from $1.2 million to $745,000. In exchange, the team extended his contract for an additional year and will pay him $900,000 in 2016.
Eagles | Tim Tebow still an option
Eagles | Benardrick McKinney to visit
Eagles | Matt Barkley available in trade
Eagles | No plans to sign Tim Tebow
Eagles | PHI confident in young receivers
Philadelphia Eagles WRs Jordan Matthews and Josh Huff will forcibly have increased roles in 2015 with the departure of WR Jeremy Maclin to the Kansas City Chiefs. The Philadelphia staff is reportedly confident enough in the development of the two receivers, as well as second-year TE Zach Ertz.
Eagles | Will look at receivers to draft
Eagles | Sam Bradford to be traded?
Philadelphia Eagles QB Sam Bradford is still the subject of trade speculation as coaches attending the West Virginia University Pro Day posited that Bradford could be traded to the Tennessee Titans in exchange for the second overall pick in the NFL Draft this year.
Eagles | Tim Tebow works out
Eagles | Nelson Agholor expected to visit Eagles
Eagles | Ryan Mathews terms
Updating previous reports, Philadelphia Eagles RB Ryan Mathews' three-year deal is worth $11 million. He received a $3 million signing bonus and yearly of salaries of $1 million, $3 million and $4 million. He also has a rushing yards escalator of $250,000.
Eagles | DeMarco Murray's deal is official
Eagles | Ryan Mathews contract update
Eagles | Ryan Mathews will sign with PHI
Eagles | DeMarco Murray financials
Philadelphia Eagles RB DeMarco Murray will receive $40 million in base salary over the next five years of his deal, with a max of $42 million. He will have $18 million fully guaranteed and $21 million in total guarantees.
Eagles | Working to trade Evan Mathis
Eagles | DeMarco Murray expected contract terms
Eagles | DeMarco Murray expected to join Eagles
Eagles | DeMarco Murray expected to join Eagles
Eagles | Ryan Mathews yet to sign with Philly
Free-agent RB Ryan Mathews (Chargers) agreed to a deal with the Philadelphia Eagles Wednesday, March 11, but he hasn't signed it yet. It's unknown if he'll go through and sign if the Eagles sign free-agent RB DeMarco Murray (Cowboys).
Eagles | Philly could land DeMarco Murray
Free-agent RB DeMarco Murray (Cowboys) is flying to Philadelphia with the intent of signing with the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday, March 12. He would consider a last-minute, final offer from the Dallas Cowboys, though.
Eagles | DeMarco Murray to visit Philly
Eagles | DeMeco Ryans will return
Eagles | Philly confident in Sam Bradford
Philadelphia Eagles QB Sam Bradford has confidence from the coaching staff that he can be their starting quarterback moving forward. "I think he's got an outstanding skill set," head coach Chip Kelly said. "He's a big, strong, physical quarterback. He's over 6-4, he's 240 pounds, he's smart, he's intelligent. He's one of the most accurate throwers when you see him throw the football. I think he's smart; I think he's wired right." Kelly also emphasized the fact that offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur worked with Bradford for a year with the St. Louis Rams, and he vouched for the oft-injured quarterback.
Eagles | Walter Thurmond contract update
Eagles | Sam Bradford has been throwing
Eagles | DeMarco Murray contacted by Sam Bradford
Free-agent RB DeMarco Murray (Cowboys) has been contacted by new Philadelphia Eagles QB Sam Bradford in hopes of Murray joining the Eagles. Bradford and Murray were teammates and even roommates at the University of Oklahoma.
Eagles | DeMarco Murray interested in Philly
Free-agent RB DeMarco Murray (Cowboys) is interested in signing with the Philadelphia Eagles, and he called head coach Chip Kelly personally. Murray is familiar with the spread offense from college, and he was new Eagles QB Sam Bradford's roommate in college, too.
Eagles | Philly still pursuing DeMarco Murray
Eagles | Ryan Mathews agrees with Eagles
Free-agent RB Ryan Mathews (Chargers) has agreed to terms with the Philadelphia Eagles on a three-year, $11.5 million deal Wednesday, March 11, according to a source. The deal includes $5 million in guarantees.
Eagles | Eagles getting offers for Sam Bradford
Eagles | Philly won't mortgage future for QB
Oregon QB Marcus Mariota is the best quarterback in the upcoming NFL Draft, according to Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly, but Kelly said the team will not mortgage the future to trade up to draft Mariota.
Eagles | Ryan Mathews likely to join Eagles
Eagles | Ryan Mathews to visit Philadelphia
Eagles | Walter Thurmond agrees with Philadelphia
Eagles | Byron Maxwell agrees
Eagles | Sam Bradford obtained officially
St. Louis Rams QB Sam Bradford has officially been traded to the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles also receive a 2015 fifth-round draft pick and surrender QB Nick Foles and a 2015 sixth-round draft pick and a 2016 second-round draft pick. However, the 2016 second-round pick will go back to Philadelphia if Bradford does not start.