Posts Tagged ‘Philadelphia Eagles’

NFL teams under no time pressure to form own anthem policies

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

With no deadlines to meet and a monthlong summer break coming up, NFL teams are in no hurry to formulate a policy on demonstrations during the national anthem. The NFL gave teams the option of developing their own workplace rules, which many players interpreted as a backhanded way of subjecting them to fines, suspensions or loss of jobs should they carry on with the protests. For now, other than New York Jets owner Christopher Johnson's decision to pay any fines doled out by the league without passing punishment to the players, each franchise's approach is uncertain.

President Donald Trump’s latest comments put Eagles in tough spot

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

While the NFL's new national anthem policy has been met by plenty of opposition - including a few notable Eagles and former Eagles - President Donald Trump unsurprisingly likes the decision. In a video posted by Fox News this morning, Trump was asked

John Dorsey on Nick Foles report: We’re excited about Tyrod Taylor

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

A report this week indicated that the Browns took a run at trading for Super Bowl LII MVP Nick Foles this offseason, but found themselves looking elsewhere for a quarterback when the Eagles passed on the deal after running it by Foles. Browns General Manager John Dorsey was asked about that report on Wednesday and cited tampering rules as a reason for a no comment while also taking time to mention the veteran quarterback that the team did wind up acquiring in a trade. “Well I know this, we’re very excited to have Tyrod Taylor as our starting quarterback,” Dorsey said, via Cleveland.com.

Is Tom Brady Becoming a Problem for the Patriots?

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

The New England Patriots began voluntary organized team activities (OTA) this week but the man who polarized attention was conspicuous by his absence. Tom Brady did not join the rest of the team as they worked out behind the Gillette Stadium, becoming the only starting quarterback in the league to snub OTAs. Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots takes the field before playing against the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis.

Carson Wentz explains why he’s visiting the White House

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Carson Wentz is headed to the White House in early June. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola) Carson Wentz said he will attend the Philadelphia Eagles’ June 5 visit to the White House, per CBS 3 in Philadelphia. Wentz: ‘I don’t view it as a political thing whatsoever

Nick Foles can earn $500K per game in restructured deal

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Nick Foles will make $250,000 for each game in which he plays one-third of the snaps as part of his restructured deal with the Philadelphia Eagles, a league source told ESPN. In addition, Foles can earn an additional $250,000 for each game in which he plays at least 33 percent of the snaps and the team wins, amounting to a maximum value of $8 million, according to a league source. Quarterback Carson Wentz has taken part in the team's beginning portions of organized team activities as he eyes a return to the field as soon as Week 1, but if he is not fully healed from the left ACL/LCL injury suffered in December 2017, the team is prepared to turn to Super Bowl MVP Foles.

NFL notebook: Quarterback Wentz happy with recovery

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz took part in individual drills during organized team activities on Tuesday, less than 5 1/2 months removed from surgery to repair torn anterior cruciate and lateral collateral ligaments in his left leg. Wearing a brace on his left knee, Wentz, 25, went through the same drills as fellow signal-callers Nick Foles, Nate Sudfeld and Joe Callahan, dropping back, shuffling in the pocket and resetting to throw both left and right. Head coach Doug Pederson told reporters before practice that Wentz has yet to be medically cleared, but that he would be "involved in a handful of things" as part of his rehab.

NFL notebook: Quarterback Wentz happy with recovery

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz took part in individual drills during organized team activities on Tuesday, less than 5 1/2 months removed from surgery to repair torn anterior cruciate and lateral collateral ligaments in his left leg. Wearing a brace on his left knee, Wentz, 25, went through the same drills as fellow signal-callers Nick Foles, Nate Sudfeld and Joe Callahan, dropping back, shuffling in the pocket and resetting to throw both left and right. Head coach Doug Pederson told reporters before practice that Wentz has yet to be medically cleared, but that he would be "involved in a handful of things" as part of his rehab.

Report: Nick Foles preferred to stay as a back-up in Philadelphia over starting in Cleveland

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Nick Foles had a way out of spending the next season as the NFL’s most high-profile back-up, but there was a problem: That way took him straight to Cleveland. According to a report from NFL.com, the Browns offered Philadelphia the 35th overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft for Foles shortly after the start of the league year. The Eagles turned down the offer, but not before running the whole set-up by Foles.

Wentz participates in practice, says ‘I like where I’m at’

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz took part in individual drills during organized team activities on Tuesday, less than five and a half months removed from surgery to repair torn anterior cruciate and lateral collateral ligaments in his left leg. Wearing a brace on his left knee, Wentz went through the same drills as fellow signal-callers Nick Foles, Nate Sudfeld and Joe Callahan, dropping back, shuffling in the pocket and resetting to throw both left and right. Head coach Doug Pederson told reporters before practice that Wentz has yet to be medically cleared, but that he would be "involved in a handful of things" as part of his rehab.