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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 the negotiations reportedly hit a snag when Maclin switched agents and requested more money following the season. After letting DeSean Jackson go last offseason, the Eagles cannot afford to let Maclin walk in free agency. The two sides should get a deal done before Maclin hits the open 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

The Eagles announced on Friday coach Chip Kelly will oversee the team's player personnel department.

An internal power struggle came to a head when ex-VP of player personnel Tom Gamble was fired by GM Howie Roseman on Tuesday. Gamble was brought over from San Francisco when Kelly was hired, and his firing was thought to be a power grab by Roseman. It did not work. In the aftermath, Roseman was "promoted" to Executive VP of Football Operations, where he will be limited to contract negotiations and cap management. Kelly now has almost complete control over the shaping of the Eagles' 53-man roster, and will lead the search for Gamble's replacement. Current Eagles assistant director of player personnel Ed Marynowitz is the early favorite to replace Gamble.
Jan 3 - 9:59 AM

Eagles GM Howie Roseman has been elevated to Executive VP of Football Operations.

He'll also receive an extension through 2020. Despite the promotion, Roseman will be limited to contract negotiations and salary cap management. Chip Kelly has full control over roster decisions and will decide who replaces former VP of Personnel Tom Gamble.
Jan 2 - 7:02 PM

Eagles OC Pat Shurmur interviewed for the Raiders' head-coaching vacancy Friday.

Shurmur is Oakland's second interview after Seahawks OC Darrell Bevell met with the team earlier this week. The Raiders have also been linked to Cardinals DC Todd Bowles, Colts OC Pep Hamilton, Seattle DC Dan Quinn, 49ers TE coach Eric Mangini, and Broncos DC Jack Del Rio.
Jan 2 - 5:35 PM

The Philadelphia Inquirer hints Matt Barkley could request a trade from the Eagles this offseason.

Barkley wants to remain with the Eagles and coach Chip Kelly, but admitted he'll speak with his agent to get a gauge on the league's quarterback landscape. Barkley has been the Eagles' No. 3 quarterback the past two seasons since being the 98th pick in the 2013 draft. On 178 regular-season and preseason passes, Barkley has managed a 4:8 TD:INT ratio. He hasn't shown anything.
Jan 2 - 9:30 AM

Sources tell the Philadelphia Inquirer that Eagles GM Howie Roseman has had conversations about the Jets' general manager vacancy.

There's a power struggle going on in Philly, as the Inquirer says a "bitterness" has developed between Roseman and coach Chip Kelly. That was revealed Wednesday as VP of player personnel Tom Gamble, a Kelly guy, was fired. So Roseman has apparently (and surprisingly) won out for now, making the Jets conversations moot. The New York Daily News reports the Jets weren't interested in Roseman anyway -- they need a talent evaluator, not a cap guy like Roseman.
Jan 1 - 10:20 AM

Eagles signed RB Kenjon Barner, QB G.J. Kinne, OG Josh Andrews, OT Kevin Graf, DT Wade Keliikipi, WR Will Murphy, WR Quron Pratt, S Ed Reynolds and RB Matthew Tucker to reserve/future contracts.

The Eagles acquired Barner from the Panthers for a conditional seventh-rounder in August, but he didn't make the team. He was waived/injured before eventually being released from injured reserve. He'll fight for a spot on special teams next summer. Reynolds was a 2014 fifth-rounder.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 01:33:00 PM

The Raiders will interview Eagles OC Pat Shurmur for their head-coaching vacancy.

Another retread -- like 49ers TEs coach Eric Mangini -- for the Raiders to interview. Shurmur doesn't excite many, but he's a good coach. Prior to going 9-23 as the Browns' head coach from 2011-2012, Shurmur coached Eagles QBs for seven years under Andy Reid and was the Rams' OC during Sam Bradford's rookie season -- his best year as a pro when he won Rookie of the Year. Shurmur has spent the past two seasons learning new ideas from Chip Kelly.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 09:56:00 AM

The Philadelphia Inquirer believes impending free agent Jeremy Maclin is a candidate for the Eagles' franchise tag.

That would guarantee Maclin around $12 million on a one-year deal and eat up a significant portion of the Eagles' salary cap. GM Howie Roseman will do everything reasonable to try and lock Maclin up on a long-term deal, but the Eagles can't afford to lose their No. 1 receiver. Maclin will turn 27 in May.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 09:21:00 AM

LeSean McCoy said Sunday he's "sure" he can work something out with the Eagles regarding his contract.

McCoy did not have a good season, but he's still just 26 years old and it would cost the Eagles $4.4M in dead money to cut him. That's not happening, especially with Chip Kelly saying Monday he wants Shady back. McCoy will likely have to do some kind of restructure, as he carries an $11.95M cap number and $9.75M base salary in 2015. The Eagles stripped him of goal-line work late in the season and he also lost a lot of pass-game work to Darren Sproles. Shady's YPC and touchdowns dropped from 5.11 and 11 in 2013 to 4.22 and five in 2014.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 08:51:00 AM

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