Archive for the ‘Philadelphia Eagles’ Category

Eagles have luxury of drafting talent over need

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

Adding proven veterans in trades and free agency has allowed the Philadelphia Eagles to stick to their philosophy of selecting talent over need in the NFL draft. Focusing on filling a hole at a specific position hasn't worked out well for Philadelphia. Two examples this decade were linebacker Marcus Smith (No. 26, 2014) and guard Danny Watkins (No. 23, 2011).

Stick headlines FCS quarterback prospects

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

STATS) - Quarterback is not a heavily drafted position for FCS schools, but there are a handful of prospects whom NFL teams are taking a close look at this month. North Dakota State's Easton Stick, South Dakota State's Taryn Christion and Central Connecticut State's Jake Dolegala headline the class. Stick is generally considered the most likely to be drafted in the April 25-27 extravaganza.

Eagles’ Jalen Mills issues apology after arrest last weekend

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

Eagles Jalen Mills issues apology after arrest last weekend originally appeared on nbcsportsphiladelphia.com Three days after he was arrested outside of a Washington, D.C. nightclub for disorderly affray, Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills has issued an apology. Mills was arrested near 3 a.m. on Saturday morning after a fight with professional basketball player Devin Robinson, with whom the Wizards cut ties in the wake of the incident.

NFL notebook: QB Wilson’s extension deadline approaches

Monday, April 15th, 2019

Quarterback Russell Wilson will not sign a long-term deal with the Seattle Seahawks if he and the team fail to reach agreement before his self-imposed deadline of midnight Monday passes, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported earlier in the day. With the NFL draft next week, reports that franchise-tagged defensive end Frank Clark is on the trade block, and the team having only $12 million in available salary-cap space, it could be a busy two weeks ahead for the Seahawks. Wilson previously informed the team he wanted a new long-term contract by April 15.

Cedric Thornton reinstated to 49ers’ roster after retiring last season

Monday, April 15th, 2019

Cedric Thornton reinstated to 49ers' roster after retiring last season originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com Veteran defensive lineman Cedric Thorton was reinstated Monday off the NFL's reserve/retired list and took part in the first day of the 49ers' offseason program. Thornton originally signed with the 49ers in July 2018. He announced his retirement from the NFL less than a month later.

Eagles’ Jason Kelce reveals he played through three substantial injuries in 2018

Monday, April 15th, 2019

Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce revealed on Monday that he played in 2018 despite three significant injuries, including a left elbow injury that required him to wear the bulky brace seen here. Jason Kelce is already a Philadelphia legend, mostly for his amazing Super Bowl parade speech - and, yes, his high level of play. The Eagles, like many NFL teams, opened their offseason program on Monday, and made three players available: Carson Wentz, Zach Ertz and Kelce.

Eagles QB Wentz says back still not fully healed

Monday, April 15th, 2019

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz says the stress fracture in his back hasn't fully healed, but he still plans to be ready for the start of organized team activities next month. "It's still getting there," Wentz told reporters Monday when the Eagles began their voluntary offseason program. Wentz, 26, was diagnosed with the injury in mid-December and missed Philadelphia's last three regular-season games and both playoff contests.

NFL Rumors: Tom Brady, Michael Bennett skip Patriots voluntary workouts

Monday, April 15th, 2019

NFL Rumors: Tom Brady, Michael Bennett skip Patriots voluntary workouts originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com Brady wasn't expected to attend, while Bennett, acquired in March in a trade from the Philadelphia Eagles, typically spends his offseasons working out in Hawaii. ORIGINAL STORY: To the surprise of no one, Tom Brady won't be showing his face at Gillette Stadium this week. The New England Patriots begin their voluntary offseason workouts Monday, and the 41-year-old quarterback isn't expected to attend, NFL Media's Ian Rapoport reported.

Eagles’ Jalen Mills arrested for fight with Washington Wizards’ Devin Robinson

Saturday, April 13th, 2019

Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills and Washington Wizards forward Devin Robinson were arrested after a fight outside a nightclub, Washington police said Saturday.

Reports: Patriots agree to extension with S Chung

Saturday, April 13th, 2019

The New England Patriots have agreed to a one-year contract extension through the 2021 season with safety Patrick Chung, according to multiple reports. Chung, 31, has been a stalwart in the Patriots' defense for much of the past decade. He has played nine of his 10 NFL seasons in New England, appearing in 128 games (100 starts) with 660 tackles, 11 interceptions and 51 pass breakups for the franchise.