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CSN Philly's Geoff Mosher believes the Eagles will use the franchise tag on free agent Jeremy Maclin on Monday if the two sides don't agree to a long-term deal.

Maclin isn't in a rush to get a long-term deal done because he may want to see the open market. The Eagles can't afford to lose Maclin and are reportedly getting closer to his contract demands. The use of the tag would be to buy time in extension talks, as neither side would want to go into the season on the tag. It'd ultimately be a surprise if Maclin reached free agency March 10.
Mar 1 - 10:35 AM

The Philadelphia Daily News' Paul Domowitch believes Eagles ILB DeMeco Ryans is a candidate for a contract extension.

Going on 31, Ryans counts $6.9 million against the salary cap in the final year of his deal. A two-year extension that lowers his cap number this year and offers Ryans some security could work for both sides. Ryans is questionable for training camp after tearing his Achilles' tendon early in November.
Feb 28 - 10:49 AM

The Philadelphia Daily News' Paul Domowitch said it is 'not likely' the Eagles want to keep LeSean McCoy at his current $11.95 million cap charge.

McCoy has said he is not open to a pay cut, but a restructuring that kicked some guaranteed money down the road could work for both sides. The Eagles could also conceivably cut McCoy, but that seems unlikely at this point. McCoy averaged 4.23 YPC with just five TDs on 312 carries last season. He lost passing-down and short-yardage work to Darren Sproles and Chris Polk.
Feb 28 - 10:45 AM

The Philadelphia Daily News' Paul Domowitch expects the Eagles to restructure OLB Trent Cole's contract.

"Unless the Eagles sign a big-name edge-rusher in free agency, they likely will try to restructure Cole's deal and bring him back for at least one more year," Domowitch said. Philadelphia certainly wants to lower Cole's current $11.625 million cap charge, but Cole has been too good the last two seasons to cut outright. The two sides should be able to reach a deal.
Feb 28 - 10:34 AM

The Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane reports the Eagles and free agent Jeremy Maclin are not "significantly far apart" in contract negotiations.

McLane, and really everyone else, believes a deal will get done. The real question is whether the Eagles resort to the franchise tag if a deal cannot be reached by the March 2 deadline. McLane says it is "unlikely" the Eagles want to pay Maclin the estimated $12.8 million the tag would cost, but Philadelphia "would probably only use the tag to buy time and keep Maclin off the market." Despite the protracted negotiations, Maclin is expected to re-sign with the Eagles.
Feb 28 - 9:39 AM

Cutting Darren Sproles would only save the Eagles $600K against the cap.

Sproles' versatility as a hybrid receiver/running back makes him a great fit for Chip Kelly's offense, even if the volume was lacking last season. He is certain to be back with the Eagles in 2015 as a pass-game complement to feature back LeSean McCoy and big back Chris Polk.
Source: Philly.com
Feb 26 - 10:56 AM

Free agent S Nate Allen has been fully cleared by Florida authorities following a Feb. 16 incident.

A 16-year-old girl called 911 to tell police "she saw a man in a large black two-door or four-door pickup, most likely a Ford, with his window down masturbating in the truck." She said the man was in his mid-40s to early 50s, with a gray/white goatee and red shirt/white visor. Later, police saw Allen driving a Ford truck and wearing a red shirt/white hat and stopped him. Of course, he's only 27 and further investigation showed Allen couldn't have been the man the girl saw. Allen will hit the open market in March.
Feb 24 - 9:18 AM

NJ.com calls the Eagles' denial of a 2013 Josh Gordon-for-Nick Foles trade "one of the first real signs of support the team has shown for Foles since (Chip) Kelly arrived."

The Eagles turned down the trade following 2013 training camp, when Foles lost a camp battle to Michael Vick and Gordon was facing a two-game suspension. Gordon would go on to lead the league in receiving while playing 14 games. Even if Gordon's off-field issues scared the Eagles off, it's still a vote of confidence in Foles -- a player Kelly inherited and isn't a classic fit for his offense. The Marcus Mariota rumors won't stop until draft day comes and goes, but perhaps Kelly is higher on Foles than we thought.
Source: NJ.com
Feb 17 - 9:25 AM

Free agent S Nate Allen was released and not charged following a Monday incident in Fort Myers, Fla.

Allen was brought in by police after a 16-year-old girl accused him of indecent exposure. The accuser ended up changing her story several times and authorities concluded there wasn't enough evidence to charge him. Allen said "someone definitely lied" and vowed to clear his name. It's an unfortunate time for the underperforming safety to be in the news as he's a free agent this offseason.
Source: CSN Philly
Feb 17 - 8:39 AM

Free agent S Nate Allen was arrested Monday afternoon in Fort Myers, Fla.

No other details are available at the moment. Allen, 27, started 15-of-16 games for the Eagles this past season, playing 1,121 snaps. He received positive marks in coverage and run defense, but has annually been a problem on the back end for Philadelphia. The Eagles are expected to let Allen walk in free agency.
Feb 16 - 9:08 PM

At his induction into the Missouri University Hall of Fame on Friday night, free agent Jeremy Maclin reiterated he wants to be an Eagle.

Contract negotiations between Maclin and the Eagles have dragged on longer than anticipated, but the two sides are still expected to reach a deal before free agency. If they cannot come to an agreement, the Eagles are expected use the franchise tag. Maclin will almost certainly be in Philadelphia next season.
Feb 14 - 9:49 AM

Free agent S Nate Allen is not expected to re-sign with the Eagles.

If Allen does come back, it will only be as a backup and special teamer. He's been a disaster ever since the Eagles took him 37th overall in 2010, taking plenty of blame for the annual secondary woes in Philly.
Source: CSN Philly
Feb 12 - 10:32 AM

Free agent CB Bradley Fletcher is not expected to re-sign with the Eagles.

Fletcher was the poster boy for the Eagles' weekly secondary woes, getting humiliated by receivers of all shapes and sizes. Quarterbacks had a 107.6 rating when throwing at him and he graded out 101st out of 108 qualifiers in PFF's coverage grades. Yet for a reason we can't comprehend, he kept his starting job all season. At least the Eagles are coming to their senses now and will let Fletcher walk, likely replacing him with a high pick or free agent.
Source: CSN Philly
Feb 12 - 10:17 AM

Free agent DE/OLB Brandon Graham is reportedly seeking a four-year contract in the neighborhood of $30M, with $20M guaranteed.

The No. 13 overall pick in the 2010 draft was once considered a bust. But he really came on as a rotational rusher last season, recording 5.5 sacks and grading out as PFF's No. 5 3-4 outside linebacker. Now 26 years old and trending up with scheme versatility, he's a quiet threat to get a big payday. The $30M he's seeking sounds obscene until you consider Everson Griffen got a five-year, $42.5 million contract with $20 million guaranteed from the Vikings last March.
Source: CSN Philly
Feb 12 - 10:08 AM

Philly Mag's Sheil Kapadia expects the Eagles to move on from free agent OLB Brandon Graham.

Graham managed 5.5 sacks despite playing just 43 percent of snaps in a rotational role last year. He reportedly wants to play in a 4-3 scheme and should be able to land a starting role on the open market. Rotoworld's No. 9 free-agent edge rusher, Graham will likely command $5 million-plus annually.
Feb 11 - 5:17 PM


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