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Brandon Lee Gowton

Eagles Profile: Is there still hope for Markus Wheaton?

Getting to know one of Philly’s offseason acquisitions.

The Philadelphia Eagles signed free agent wide receiver Markus Wheaton earlier this month. Wheaton is coming off an abysmal season with the Bears where he was targeted 17 times and only managed to log three receptions for 51 yards. But prior to his struggles in Chicago, Wheaton was once a third-round pick in Pittsburgh who showed some promise with the Steelers.

In order to get to know more about Wheaton, and if there’s still hope...

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Brandon Lee Gowton

The Linc - Corey Clement seeking bigger role in Eagles offense

Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 5/25/18.

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Corey Clement, one year after his meteoric rise, is ready to grow his role with Eagles - Daily News
“I definitely want to get more touches, more carries, more catches out of the backfield this year. I want to be more of a key contributor. I don’t think that’s being greedy. I have a job to do and that’s to put this team in the best position possible [to win].” Clement’s playing weight...

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Never play again? Josh Sweat never let injury get in his way

A gruesome high school injury could have ended Josh Sweat's football career. Instead, it's provided added motivation that helped him reach the NFL.

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MichaelKist

NFC East OTA News Round-Up

News from our little brothers in the East

As we inch closer to the 2018 NFL season, Organized Team Activities may not quench your thirst for football, but they do give us insight into other teams around the league. With that in mind, I dug around the other three NFC East teams to see what kind of shenanigans they’re up to.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS

- Orlando Scandrick has been working outside opposite of Josh Norman with Quinton Dunbar getting plenty of first team nickel reps. The Redskins have...

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Brandon Lee Gowton

Eagles sign linebacker after cutting Mychal Kendricks and losing Paul Worrilow

More depth.

The Philadelphia Eagles signed undrafted rookie free agent Kyle Wilson on Thursday, according to an official announcement from the team.

Super Bowl repeat confirmed.

Jokes aside, Wilson is here to give the Birds more linebacker depth after they lost Paul Worrilow to an ACL injury and released Mychal Kendricks earlier this week.

The Eagles simply needed another body in practice with Jordan Hicks not taking part in team drills just yet. Backups Joe Walker and LaRoy Reynolds also...

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Brandon Lee Gowton

Sidney Jones is “definitely in the mix” for a starting role in the Eagles’ defense

Where will he play?

Last year at this time, Sidney Jones wasn’t even able to physically attend Philadelphia Eagles OTA practices, let alone participate in them.

The 2017 second-round pick was stuck back at the University of Washington as he was rehabbing from a torn Achilles.

Jones’ injury is long behind him now, though. The 22-year-old showed no lingering effects as he received first team reps on the first OTA practice of the 2018 offseason.

One might wonder if the Eagles would temper...

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Brandon Lee Gowton

Eagles Rookie Profile: Jeremy Reaves is aggressive and makes plays on the ball

Get to know one of Philadelphia’s new rookies.

The Philadelphia Eagles signed South Alabama safety Jeremy Reaves in undrafted free agency following the 2018 NFL Draft. In order to learn more about the new Eagles defensive back, I reached out to SB Nation’s blog that features Sun Belt Conference coverage: Underdog Dynasty. Jaguars writer Adam Luckett (@AdamLuckettBOS) was kind enough to answer my questions.

1) Can you sum up what his college career was like?

Reaves made an impact as soon...

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Brandon Lee Gowton

The Linc - Donnel Pumphrey added weight and got stronger

Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 5/24/18.

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Pumping Up - Iggles Blitz
Pumphrey was a great college player. His size wasn’t an issue and he piled up the most yards in NCAA history. Pumphrey got to the NFL and things changed. He had Staley pushing him hard, which can be challenging for any RB. Pumphrey also had to adjust to being part of a RB group rather than a workhorse. Oh yeah, there was also the challenge of going against NFL defenders...

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Brandon Lee Gowton

Eagles’ Jeffrey Lurie releases statement that doesn’t say much

Right down the middle.

Philadelphia Eagles Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie was one of 32 NFL team owners who unanimously approved of the league’s new national anthem policy that was revealed on Wednesday.

Lurie did not offer direct comment on the new policy but he did issue a general statement.

“I have always believed it is the responsibility of sports teams to be very proactive in our communities. In this great country of ours, there are so many people who are hurting and marginalized,...

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Eagles rework incentive-laden contract for Nick Foles

The Eagles reworked backup quarterback and Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles‘ contract earlier this year, adding incentives to the deal while also tacking on a mutual option for the 2019 season. Initial reports indicated Foles will collect $250K per start and an additional $250K per win if he serves as Philadelphia’s starting quarterback, but he can earn even more than that during the postseason, according to Tim McManus of ESPN.com. For every playoff game in which Foles plays 33% of the...

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Brandon Lee Gowton

Eagles players release statements regarding new NFL national anthem policy

Malcolm Jenkins and Chris Long are not fans of the new rules.

Two Philadelphia Eagles players have issued statements regarding the NFL’s new national anthem policy that was officially announced on Wednesday afternoon.

Spoiler alert: they’re not overjoyed about the new rules.

First up, Malcolm Jenkins.

#TheFightContinues pic.twitter.com/TX9IBDxRev

— Malcolm Jenkins (@MalcolmJenkins) May 23, 2018

Chris Long also weighed in with a statement of his own.

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Chris Long Rips NFL's New Anthem Rules: 'This Is Not Patriotism'

The NFL announced a new policy for the national anthem Wednesday, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, and Eagles defensive end Chris Long is among those who disagree with the rule changes...

Yardbarker: Philadelphia Eagles

Chris Long issues scorching statement ripping NFL anthem rule

The NFL owners passed a new rule concerning the national anthem on Wednesday morning, which says that players can choose not to be on the field during the anthem but those that are on the field must stand, among other things.This new rule generated all sorts of headlines nationally as people on both sides of the issue issued their thoughts, including DeMaurice Smith, the head of the NFLPA, who blasted it.Now one of the league’s elder statesmen, Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long,...

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Malcolm Jenkins on New Anthem Rules: 'Everyone Loses When Voices Are Stifled'

Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins released a statement Wednesday condemning the NFL 's new national anthem policy...

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Brandon Lee Gowton

New NFL anthem policy could impact the Eagles

Changes are here.

The NFL officially passed a new national anthem policy on Wednesday at the league’s owners meetings. For a deeper explanation, you can check out SB Nation’s article on the topic. For now, here’s an overview:

The 32 member clubs of the National Football League have reaffirmed their strong commitment to work alongside our players to strengthen our communities and advance social justice. The unique platform that we have created is unprecedented in its scope, and will...

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Brandon Lee Gowton

Brandon Graham received a letter from an Eagles fan who thinks he should be cut because he won’t go to the White House

One of the dumbest things you’ll read today.

Last week, Brandon Graham told SportsRadio 94WIP’s Jon Marks and Ike Reese that he’s among a group of Philadelphia Eagles players who will NOT be visiting the White House when the team travels down to Washington D.C. to be honored as Super Bowl champions on Tuesday, June 5.

One Eagles fan responded to this news by writing a letter to Graham. The Eagles’ defensive end posted the letter on his official Instagram page (hat tip r/Eagles). See...

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Brandon Lee Gowton

Explaining why the Eagles cut Mychal Kendricks

This was inevitable.

After years of speculation that the Philadelphia Eagles were looking to move on from Mychal Kendricks, it finally actually happened on Tuesday afternoon. The team unceremoniously released their 2012 second-round pick following their first OTA practice of 2018.

Here are some thoughts on this move.

This was financially inevitable

There was just no way the Eagles were going to keep Mychal Kendricks on the roster at his $7.6 million cap figure. I’ve said that all along....

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Brandon Lee Gowton

The Linc - Carson Wentz was the most accurate NFL QB on tight window throws in 2017

Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 5/23/18.

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Most accurate NFL QBs by separation in 2017 - PFF
Tight-window attempts will have a higher percentage of accurate-plus throws as we will give the quarterback proper credit for throwing away from the leverage of the defender. Brady led the way in accuracy-plus in tight windows, while ranking fifth overall. Wentz improved dramatically in 2017, leading the way at 47.3 percent overall after ranking...

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Brandon Lee Gowton

18 observations from the Eagles’ first OTA practice

First impressions.

The Philadelphia Eagles began their 2018 OTA practices on Tuesday. The practice session was open to media and I was there to observe it all. Keep in mind that these are all non-contact drills at this point. Players aren’t allowed to wear pads yet. There’s only so much to be gleaned from players running around in shorts, but here’s what I noticed on Tuesday.

• Carson Wentz update: Wentz only participated in individual drills but he looked good. Read more about his...

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Report: Browns tried to trade second-round pick for Nick Foles

The Philadelphia Eagles are not willing to part with Nick Foles easily.NFL.com’s Mike Silver reported on Tuesday that the Cleveland Browns offered the Eagles the No. 35 pick in the draft for Foles but were turned down. Philly reportedly approached Foles about the offer, and he opted to remain in Philadelphia.After being turned down on the Foles front, Cleveland went out and traded for Tyrod Taylor and then drafted Baker Mayfield with the No. 1 overall pick.Foles, who stepped in for the...

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