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LeSean McCoy isn't open to a pay cut.

Shady has said he's open to a restructure, but a straight cut is apparently out of the question. "I know how hard it is to keep a team together, and I want to be part of this team," McCoy said. "But I don't want to take less money." Due a tall $9.75 million for 2015, Shady will count $11.95 million against the cap. McCoy is signed through 2017, so any restructure would likely involve kicking some guaranteed money to 2016. Only $1 million of Shady's 2015 salary is guaranteed, but the Eagles would have to take on $4.4 million in dead money to cut him loose.
Jan 29 - 8:19 PM

Asked if he expects to return as the Eagles' starter in 2015, Nick Foles responded "(I plan on) being in Philly."

"I only listen to the people at the (Eagles') facility," Foles said. "(Coach/GM Chip Kelly is) the one that will make the decision." It's certainly notable that Foles wasn't unequivocal when asked if he'll be starting. Heading into the final year of his rookie contract, things are completely up in the air for Foles. He could be traded, benched or retain his starting job.
Jan 29 - 1:32 PM

Eagles hired Ed Marynowitz as VP of Player Personnel.

The January power struggle between Chip Kelly and Howie Roseman resulted in Roseman getting promoted out of personnel decisions and Kelly getting to choose a new right-hand man for player evaluation. After a month-long search, he settles in-house on 30-year-old Marynowitz, who worked under Nick Saban at Alabama before joining the Eagles in 2012. "I can't tell you how well thought of Ed is in the scouting business," Kelly said.
Jan 29 - 10:19 AM

Philly Magazine says it's "not out of the question" that Josh Huff could steal Riley Cooper's starting job in 2015.

If the Eagles choose to keep Jordan Matthews in a strict slot role, Huff's path to playing will be clearer. We know Cooper, arguably the worst starting wideout in the league last season, is on shaky ground. The problem is Huff was not impressive as a rookie, catching just eight passes and losing a critical fumble. Profiling more as a sub-package wideout than front-line player, he's only a deep Dynasty hold for now.
Jan 29 - 10:04 AM

Eagles WRs coach Bob Bicknell reportedly isn't interested in the 49ers' offensive-coordinator job.

Yikes. The 49ers are having a tough time luring someone in to call plays for Colin Kaepernick and Co. Alabama OC Lane Kiffin chose to remain in Tuscaloosa, Colts special assistant Rob Chudzinski accepted a promotion in Indianapolis, and ex-OC Greg Roman joined Rex Ryan in Buffalo. It's unclear where the 49ers will go from here. QBs coach Geep Chryst is a candidate for a promotion.
Jan 28 - 2:00 PM

NFL Network's Albert Breer reports the 49ers have "discussed" Eagles WRs coach Bob Bicknell as a candidate for their offensive-coordinator vacancy.

Bicknell, 45, has been the Eagles' WRs coach the past two seasons. Before that, he was a position coach for the Chiefs and Bills from 2007-2012, coaching offensive line, tight ends, and receivers. Like 49ers coach Jim Tomsula, Bicknell spent a good amount of time coaching in NFL Europe in the late-1990s and early-2000s. He was the OC for the Berlin Thunder and Cologne Centurions.
Jan 28 - 8:56 AM

A source tells NJ.com that the Rams have interest in Nick Foles if the Eagles decide to trade him this offseason.

Foles is 14-4 as a starter over the last two seasons, but there's plenty of reason to believe he is not Chip Kelly's guy for the long haul. Kelly inherited Foles, he prefers a mobile quarterback, Foles regressed sharply as a thrower in Year 2 and the Eagles could be plotting a move up in the draft for Oregon QB Marcus Mariota. According to NJ.com, the QB-desperate Titans and Texans would also have interest in Foles, who has one year remaining on his rookie contract. The Rams have already said Sam Bradford (ACL surgery) will face competition in training camp.
Source: NJ.com
Jan 26 - 10:36 AM

Philly Mag's Sheil Kapadia says it makes a lot of sense for Jordan Matthews to replace Riley Cooper as an outside receiver in two-wide sets.

Cooper was arguably the worst starting wideout in the NFL this season, but the Eagles will bring him back in 2015 thanks to a silly $22.5M contract they gave him last year. That doesn't mean Cooper's role won't change. Matthews, who was strictly a slot receiver as a rookie, would be a massive upgrade out wide and can still move inside in 3- and 4-wide formations. At 6'3/212 with 4.46 speed and a 10-foot broad jump, he has the measureables to make the transition even if separation was a concern on college tape.
Jan 26 - 9:57 AM

The Eagles are holding a second interview with Chris Polian regarding their general manager vacancy.

Bill's son had an abysmal and brief run as the Colts' GM before owner Jim Irsay cleaned house following the 2011 season. Chris spent the last two years in the Jaguars' organization. He would be an underwhelming hire for the Eagles, who are trying to replace Tom Gamble as Chip Kelly's top personnel man.
Jan 25 - 2:13 PM

The Newark Star-Ledger reports the Eagles and impending free-agent WR Jeremy Maclin "have hit a bit of a wall in their contract negotiations."

The two sides were very close to a deal at the end of the season, but talks hit a snag when Maclin switched agents and requested more money. After letting DeSean Jackson go last offseason, the Eagles cannot afford to let Maclin walk. The sides should get a deal done before Maclin hits the market on March 10.
Jan 24 - 10:19 AM

Former NFL agent Joel Corry believes free agent Jeremy Maclin is a $10M per year receiver.

Corry -- now perhaps the national media's best salary capologist -- notes that Greg Jennings got a 5-year, $45M deal from the Vikings in 2013 and Dwayne Bowe landed 5 years, $56M from the Chiefs. Maclin figures to be in that range and it's a number the cap-rich Eagles can easily swallow -- especially considering how badly they need to retain their No. 1 wideout. We'd expect a deal to get done, ideally before Maclin hits the open market March 10.
Jan 13 - 10:30 AM

It would cost the Eagles more to cut Riley Cooper than it would to keep him.

One year ago, the Eagles laughably gave Cooper a $22.5M deal with $10M guaranteed. He predictably face-planted, pathetically recording a 55-577-3 line with a 2.9 YAC average despite playing 81.9 percent of the snaps in Chip Kelly's spread offense. Pro Football Focus graded Cooper as its worst wideout among 110 qualifiers. The Eagles would be insane not to hand Jordan Matthews the starting job next year, but cutting Cooper would result in $6.2M of dead money. Keeping him around (likely as a strict blocker) will cost $4.8M against the cap.
Jan 12 - 9:50 AM

Eagles will interview Seahawks director of college scouting Scott Fitterer for their open general manager position.

With Chip Kelly in almost complete control over the 53-man roster, the new GM will likely take on more of an advisory role to Kelly. That type of role could fit a former scout like Fitterer well. Eagles assistant director of player personnel Ed Maryonwitz is also being considered for the position.
Jan 10 - 10:50 AM

The Bills have received permission to interview Eagles OC Pat Shurmur for their head-coaching vacancy.

Shurmur previously interviewed for the Raiders' vacancy. Shurmur has spent the last two seasons on Chip Kelly's staff, presumably learning new ideas after an uninspiring two-year stint as the Browns' head coach.
Jan 5 - 1:17 PM

Profootballtalk reports Eagles assistant director of player personnel Ed Maryonwitz has emerged as a "serious candidate" to replace Tom Gamble.

Maryonwitz has previously worked under Bill Parcells in Miami and was Nick Saban's director of recruiting at Alabama from 2008-2011. He's an in-house candidate to take over for Gamble. Maryonwitz would likely have limited say over the roster if hired. Chip Kelly has full control over personnel decisions.
Jan 3 - 3:05 PM


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