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The Eagles reportedly plan to offer restricted free agent RB Chris Polk a one-year, $1.6 million tender.

The Eagles aren't showing running backs much love this offseason. They traded LeSean McCoy to Buffalo and now they're tendering short-yardage back Polk at the lowest possible level. If the Eagles don't match Polk's best offer, they won't be entitled to any compensation. If they had offered Polk a second-round tender ($2 million), they could have gotten a second-round pick. Philadelphia's running back situation has never been less clear.
Source: NJ.com
Mar 5 - 8:23 AM

After dealing LeSean McCoy, the Philadelphia Inquirer expects Eagles coach Chip Kelly to "more evenly distribute the carries to three tailbacks as he did at Oregon."

Beat writer Jeff McLane expects the Eagles to "add a lead back" in free agency or the draft. We wouldn't be shocked if Philadelphia brought in two more running backs of relatively high quality, as change-up back Darren Sproles is going on age 32 and Chris Polk is an oft-injured restricted free agent. Either way, we'd be stunned if Polk or Sproles entered 2015 as the Eagles' lead runner.
Mar 4 - 10:58 PM

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the Eagles and free agent Jeremy Maclin have been "not as close recently" in contract talks.

Per beat writer Jeff McLane, a deal "was close for some time," but the sides aren't as near to compromising now and Maclin is "getting nibbles." McLane says the Eagles must "up the ante" with Maclin after clearing a ton of cap room via the LeSean McCoy trade. If the Eagles lose Maclin, Jordan Matthews, Riley Cooper, and Josh Huff would be left as their top three receivers.
Mar 4 - 10:01 AM

Eagles acquired LB Kiko Alonso from the Bills in exchange for RB LeSean McCoy.

In a trade no one saw coming, Eagles football czar Chip Kelly has reunited himself with one of his best college players. In the final stages of his recovery from a torn ACL, Alonso should line up opposite Mychal Kendricks. That would almost certainly spell the end of DeMeco Ryans' time in Philadelphia. Ryans is recovering from a torn Achilles' tendon. Alonso was one of the league's very best rookies in 2013, racking up 159 tackles, four interceptions and a forced fumble. Provided he's back to full health, he'll make plays all over the middle of the field for the Eagles.
Mar 3 - 6:47 PM

Free agent DE/OLB Brandon Graham is expected to reach the open market.

The Eagles freed up $14.925 million in cap space by releasing Cary Williams and Trent Cole on Tuesday, but apparently won't give Graham what he's looking for before the start of free agency on March 10. A February report said Graham was seeking a four-year deal in the neighborhood of $30 million. Philly will be extremely thin on outside linebackers if Graham joins Cole as an ex-Eagle.
Mar 3 - 6:01 PM

The Eagles are not assigning the franchise or transition tag.

It means Jeremy Maclin will head to the open market absent a long-term contract before Tuesday, March 10. The Eagles would undoubtedly like to re-sign Maclin after he exploded for 85/1,318/10 last season, but have decided he isn't worth a guaranteed one-year, $12.8 million commitment. Going on age 27, Maclin won't be handing out any discounts with free agency so close. With Dez Bryant and Demaryius Thomas franchise tagged, Maclin is Rotoworld's No. 2 free agent receiver, behind only Randall Cobb.
Mar 2 - 4:00 PM

Eagles signed ILB Brad Jones, formerly of the Packers, to a two-year contract.

Cut by the Pack 10 days ago, Jones had also visited the Titans. Coming off a thoroughly underwhelming 2013-14, Jones will fill-in/compete opposite Mychal Kendricks as DeMeco Ryans recovers from a torn Achilles' tendon. An athletic underachiever, Jones was primarily a special teamer last season.
Mar 2 - 3:41 PM

Free agent ILB Brad Jones is visiting the Eagles Monday.

Jones was released by the Packers last month after badly underperforming in both 2013 and 2014. The 28-year-old would be competition for the hole opposite Mychal Kendricks, where DeMeco Ryans is rehabbing a blown Achilles' tendon. The Titans could also be interested in Jones.
Mar 2 - 12:29 PM

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 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

Kiko Alonso (ACL surgery) says he'll "definitely" be 100 percent for the start of training camp.

Alonso enjoyed a dominant rookie season in 2013 (159 tackles, four INTs), but had his sophomore campaign stripped away because of a knee injury. Seven months after surgery, Alonso has progressed to rehabbing four to five times a week. Buffalo's front seven should be downright frightening with Alonso returning to the fold as long as it can also re-sign pass rusher Jerry Hughes.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 27 - 9:18 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

Packers released ILB Brad Jones.

Drafted as a pass rusher out of Colorado in 2009, Jones appeared to be an ascending player in 2012 after seizing a starting inside linebacker job. His play tumbled off a cliff immediately after GM Ted Thompson signed Jones to a $12 million extension in March of 2013. Although he is still only 28, Jones has such bad tape that he may struggle to generate much free agent interest.
Feb 20 - 4:32 PM


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