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Michael Kist

Eagles-Patriots film predictably reveals nothing is sunny for Philadelphia’s offense

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The Kist & Solak Show #147

Carson Wentz played poorly. The offense lacked creativity. The supporting cast failed to make plays. In the rush to point a finger squarely on one thing or player, it’s easy to forget how all things play their role. Essentially, nothing was sunny for the Philadelphia Eagles’ offense last Sunday.

What percentage of blame is laid on the many culprits is a messy game, but the need for answers still exists. The quarterback is usually -...

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Brandon Lee Gowton

Eagles Injury Report: Updates on Nelson Agholor, Lane Johnson, Alshon Jeffery, Jordan Howard, more

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Some good news and some bad news.

The Philadelphia Eagles issued their first official injury report on Wednesday in advance of their Week 12 game against the Seattle Seahawks.

Two players DID NOT PARTICIPATE in Wednesday’s practice: starting right tackle Lane Johnson and starting wide receiver Nelson Agholor.

Johnson’s still in the mandatory concussion protocol. He can’t return until he’s been cleared by an independent doctor. Johnson’s potential...

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John Stolnis

Improved Eagles defense makes Russell Wilson a “little” less scary

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The defense has been very good of late.

Russell Wilson is the scariest quarterback in the NFL.

Patrick Mahomes is the reigning MVP for a reason, he’s ridiculously talented. Lamar Jackson is this year’s version of Mahomes, an elite talent playing at peak Mike Vick levels. DeShaun Watson has an incredible skillset that creates match-up nightmares for opposing defenses.

But none of them have been to two Super Bowls. None of those three are world champions....

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Brandon Lee Gowton

Eagles Week 12 mailbag chat

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Q&A time.

It’s been too long since we’ve done a Philadelphia Eagles mailbag post here at Bleeding Green Nation so let’s fix that. Drop any questions you have about the Eagles (or anything else) in the comments below and I’ll do my best to answer them.

We can talk Eagles vs. Seahawks, Carson Wentz, Nelson Agholor, Mike Groh, bad wide receiver stats ... the choice is up to you.

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Alexis Chassen

Doug Pederson talks Eagles injury updates, Andre Dillard at right tackle, Jay Ajayi’s role, more

Wednesday morning recap.

Eagles’ head coach Doug Pederson spoke to the media ahead of practice on Wednesday, and gave some injury updates, spoke about their contingency plans if certain players aren’t available on Sunday, and also compared Russell Wilson and Carson Wentz.

Here’s what the head coach had to say:

Injury updates Lane Johnson is still in concussion protocol. Alshon Jeffery and Jordan Howard can both do some individual work at practice, but Howard hasn’t been cleared for...

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Brandon Lee Gowton

Eagles are somehow favored against the Seahawks in Week 12

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Hm.

The 5-5 Philadelphia Eagles are favored against the 8-2 Seattle Seahawks this week, according to DraftKings Sportsbook.

Huh?

The line actually opened with the Eagles as standard 3-point home favorites, which didn’t make much sense. Accordingly, the line has since shifted to the Eagles only being favored by 1.5 points. This movement tells us a lot of money is coming in on the Seahawks’ side.

And who could blame people for betting on Seattle? Not me....

Bleacher Report - Philadelphia Eagles

Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Do the Eagles Have a Carson Wentz Problem?

Is Carson Wentz the culprit or the victim in Philly? The Raiders uncover a new defensive star. And is Colin Kaepernick as big a distraction as everyone thinks? All that and more in this week's 10-Point Stance...

ESPN.com - Philadelphia Eagles

Carson Wentz, soft schedule: Keys to an Eagles playoff push

There is legitimate reason for concern, and statistically, the odds are against Philadelphia making the playoffs. But here are some glimmers of hope.

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Brandon Lee Gowton

NFL Power Rankings Roundup Week 12: Eagles stuck in the middle of the pack

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What are the “experts” saying about Philadelphia’s football team?

It’s time for our weekly roundup of how various media outlets view the Philadelphia Eagles in their NFL power rankings. It’s always interesting to see how the Birds stack up from an outside perspective.

The Big Lead

9 - The defensive front is now more than healthy enough to cover for the issues on the back end. But the lack of receiving options outside of Zach Ertz becomes...

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Brandon Lee Gowton

The Linc - Philadelphia FOP calls Malcolm Jenkins a “washed up football player”

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Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 11/20/19.

Let’s get to the Philadelphia Eagles links ...

Philadelphia FOP calls Eagles’ Malcolm Jenkins a ‘non-resident, washed up football player’ - PhillyVoice
The Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police called Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins a “non-resident washed up football player” in a release Tuesday, and characterized an editorial Jenkins wrote Monday in the Philadelphia Inquirer as a “racist...

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Ben Natan

Sunday Problems with Saturday Solutions: Wide receiver help should be on the way

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Surprise, surprise. The Eagles’ receivers are still horrible through ten games. The loss to the New England Patriots intensified the general ire towards the ineptitude of the receiving corps.

Some of the current group will not be in the fold next year with Nelson Agholor being a free agent, Alshon Jeffery’s long-term outlook in limbo, Mack Hollins a cut candidate and DeSean Jackson being old and coming off an injury. JJ...

Bleacher Report - Philadelphia Eagles

Philadelphia Police Union Rips Newspaper for Op-Ed by Eagles' Malcolm Jenkins

The Philadelphia Police Union was unhappy about an op-ed article written by Malcolm Jenkins that was published in the Philadelphia Inquirer ...

Yardbarker: Philadelphia Eagles

Eagles sign long snapper Rick Lovato to contract extension

A report surfaced Sunday indicating that the Eagles were preparing to extend core players. While their long snapper might not qualify for this label, that position is now locked down long-term. The Eagles signed long snapper Rick Lovato to a four-year extension Tuesday. Although terms are not yet disclosed, the league’s 17 highest-paid long snappers earn between $1 million and $1.3 million annually. Lovato’s deal will undoubtedly fall in or around that price range. After two seasons of...

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shamus_clancy

Nelson Agholor can’t get out of his own way

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From the Bleachers #5!

He was once a Super Bowl hero, so it’s odd that Nelson Agholor has fallen so far in the minds of Philadelphians. There was the old cliched “If you win us a Super Bowl, you’ll never pay for a drink in the this town again” line of thinking, one that I always subscribed to. I sold my soul for a Lombardi Trophy and the Eagles have been struck with perpetual bad luck ever since. No one is more emblematic of that than...

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Brandon Lee Gowton

BREAKING NEWS: EAGLES SIGN RICK LOVATO TO FOUR-YEAR CONTRACT EXTENSION

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LET’S GO!!!!!!

HOWIE ROSEMAN DOES IT AGAIN!

THE PHILADELPHIA EAGLES SIGNED LONG SNAPPER RICK LOVATO TO A FOUR-YEAR CONTRACT EXTENSION THROUGH THE 2023 NFL SEASON, ACCORDING TO AN OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE TEAM.

LOVATO WAS PREVIOUSLY SET TO BE A RESTRICTED FREE AGENT AFTER THE 2019 SEASON. BUT NOW THE EAGLES HAVE LOCKED UP A CORE PIECE FOR A LONG TIME.

THE 27-YEAR-OLD LOVATO ORIGINALLY SIGNED WITH THE EAGLES DURING THE 2016 SEASON WHEN JON...

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Alexis Chassen

Mike Groh says Nelson Agholor is still the same player he was in 2017

The Eagles’ offensive coordinator also talked about keeping things fresh and defenses guessing.

Eagles’ offensive coordinator Mike Groh spoke to the media on Tuesday following the loss to the Patriots. He discussed the offense and their struggles against New England, as well as Nelson Agholor, Jay Ajayi, and Carson Wentz.

Here’s what the offensive coordinator had to say:

On the offense against the Patriots

“We left a lot of plays and a lot of yards out on the field. Certainly, there...

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Alexis Chassen

Jim Schwartz talks the value of Jalen Mills, defending Russell Wilson, and more

Plus, the Eagles defensive coordinator talked about the linebacker position.

After an impressive performance against Tom Brady and the Patriots, Eagles’ defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz spoke to the media on Tuesday about Jalen Mills’ return, the linebacker situation, and how they’re preparing for the Seahawks.

Here’s what the defensive coordinator had to say:

On Jalen Mills

Schwartz said that Mills isn’t just playing well in the red zone right now, he’s playing at a high...

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Brandon Lee Gowton

Nelson Agholor is the worst wide receiver in the NFL through Week 11

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Not great.

The headline might seem hyperbolic but evidence suggests otherwise: Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Nelson Agholor is THE worst player at his position in the NFL so far this season.

Pro Football Focus has Agholor graded 124th out of 124 wide receivers who’ve played at least 25% of their team’s snaps.

Football Outsiders has Agholor ranked 66th out of 66 wide receivers in their Defense-adjusted Yards Above Replacement (DYAR) metric.

The...

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Brandon Lee Gowton

The contract Jay Ajayi signed with the Eagles is unique

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Interesting.

When the Philadelphia Eagles re-signed Jay Ajayi last week, they didn’t merely sign him to a standard one-year contract. Instead, the team signed the 26-year-old running back to a deal that gives the Eagles the “right of first refusal” during the 2020 offseason, according to NFL insider Ian Rapoport.

What this means is that the Eagles will have the ability to match any contract offer that Ajayi receives in the offseason.

The right of...

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Eagles to host HS game interrupted by shooting

A high school playoff game that was halted because of a shooting will finished at the Eagles' Lincoln Financial Field.

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