Philadelphia Eagles news, rumors and injuries
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:57:51 -0700
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.
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:28:31 -0700
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 09:29:09 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Ertz is in that logjam of mid-to-low TE1's and has some upside.
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:16:30 -0700
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.
Fantasy Tip: Bradford is definitely a risky investment this year. He's coming off back-to-back ACL tears and has spent a lot of time rehabbing, which could negatively affect the chemistry he'll have with his receivers and offensive teammates if he does indeed start. Do not draft Bradford as your starting fantasy quarterback.
Fri, 26 Jun 2015 13:41:32 -0700
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.
Fantasy Tip: Agholor probably will see solid playing time this season since the team uses multiple-receiver sets. Agholor could be a late-round option in deeper leagues and has the potential to be more valuable as the season goes on.
Thu, 25 Jun 2015 18:36:18 -0700
Sat, 20 Jun 2015 11:49:22 -0700
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.
Fantasy Tip: Austin will probably play behind Jordan Matthews, Nelson Agholor and Riley Cooper, at least to start the season. Not only will Austin be lower on the depth chart, but he has an injury history to rid himself of as well. He's played just four full seasons over his eight-year career, so while he may provide veteran leadership and depth for the Eagles, he won't provide a whole lot for fantasy squads.
Fri, 19 Jun 2015 18:26:27 -0700
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.
Fantasy Tip: Sproles' days of being a RB1 in PPR formats are long gone, but he could end up being a useful flex option in 2015. However, there are a lot of mouths to feed in Philadelphia, so don't draft Sproles to be an every-week starter.
Fri, 19 Jun 2015 18:15:56 -0700
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."
Fantasy Tip: Ertz topped 700 yards last season, but his production varied wildly from week to week. He has the physical tools to put up big numbers, and if he has improved enough as a blocker to see more playing time, he could be in for a big year. If you are one of the last owners to select a tight end in your draft, taking a chance on Ertz's upside could pay off.
Fri, 19 Jun 2015 15:49:23 -0700
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.
Thu, 18 Jun 2015 18:28:51 -0700
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.
Fantasy Tip: It's looking like Huff may be limited to work as a situational receiver and a special teams contributor in 2015. If that's the case, Huff won't be anything other than a deep GPP option on FantasyScore.
Wed, 17 Jun 2015 15:52:03 -0700
Fantasy Tip: The key for Bradford in 2015, as it has been throughout his career, is staying healthy. He has already suffered two torn ACLs. If he can stay on the field, he could exceed expectations in head coach Chip Kelly's up-tempo offense. For now, he's still a backup fantasy quarterback.
Tue, 16 Jun 2015 08:17:06 -0700
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.
Fantasy Tip: Bradford has upside because of the offense, but he has proven to be very brittle. He's worth a shot as a QB2.
Mon, 15 Jun 2015 13:00:16 -0700
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.
Fantasy Tip: Ertz likes to make the big play, and Bradford is able to help him with that. Ertz finished on the brink of TE1 status last year, despite splitting time with Brent Celek. If Bradford and Ertz can add a few more big plays, and if Ertz can improve on his measly three touchdowns, he can easily end up as a TE1 in 2015.
Sat, 13 Jun 2015 15:33:06 -0700
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