Player News - Eagles

Date: Team: Pos:

Eagles re-signed LB Najee Goode to a one-year contract.

Goode was scheduled to be a restricted free agent next month, and the Eagles are just getting the deal out of the way. Goode will be back to serve as linebacker depth and a key contributor on the special teams units.
Feb 10 - 11:44 AM

NJ Advance Media's Eliot Shorr-Parks reports Eagles DL Fletcher Cox's imminent contract extension could include over $50 million in guaranteed money.

One of Shorr-Parks' sources said "the smart bet is to take the over" on $50 million. Cox has been a dominant 3-4 defensive end the last two seasons, and the Eagles are obviously confident he can continue to excel as an end-tackle hybrid in new DC Jim Schwartz's 4-3 scheme. Recently re-signed DE Vinny Curry and Cox have the potential to be a dominant force for the next several seasons.
Feb 9 - 9:09 AM

The Philadelphia Inquirer's Zach Berman reports the Eagles have not decided whether to use the franchise tag on impending free agent Sam Bradford.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the Eagles had already decided not to use the franchise tag on Bradford, but a source denied those claims. Schefter's report also said new coach Doug Pederson was interested in bringing Nick Foles back to Philadelphia, but Berman's source said the team has not discussed their former quarterback. This saga has a long way to go, but it would not be surprising if the Eagles balked at Bradford's price tag and pursued other options.
Feb 8 - 9:55 AM

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Eagles are not expected to use the franchise tag on Sam Bradford.

The Eagles may have to do some cap gymnastics after signing Zach Ertz, Brent Celek, Lane Johnson and Vinny Curry to long-term extensions. The projected franchise number for quarterbacks is $19.7 million, which is actually less than Bradford asked for when the two sides were negotiating during the season. Schefter said the Eagles still have "some interest" in retaining Bradford, but new coach Doug Pederson is also "interested" in a reunion with Nick Foles.
Feb 7 - 12:13 PM

ESPN Cowboys reporter Todd Archer believes Dallas would be interested in bringing back DeMarco Murray "if the numbers are reworked."

Murray said he wants to remain with the Eagles, but NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Murray and the organization "are not in a good place." The contract is an obstacle, but it is highly unlikely Dallas will get a shot at Murray regardless. The guaranteed money in Murray's deal makes cutting him difficult, and trades between division rivals rarely happen. Murray's future in Philadelphia remains murky, but it is unlikely he returns to Dallas.
Source: ESPN
Feb 6 - 10:15 AM

DeMarco Murray insists he wants to remain with the Eagles.

"That’s not the lasting impression I want to leave in my mouth and (for) the fans, and my family, anyone," Murray said. "I never want to leave off on a note like I did last year. So I'm working tremendously hard to try and improve." NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported Thursday the sides are "not in a good place." If Murray wants out, he's at least going to take the high road publicly. With his contract making him difficult to trade or cut, Murray will likely be back with the Eagles.
Feb 4 - 4:23 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Eagles and DeMarco Murray "are not in a good place."

Rapoport reports Murray has not asked to be traded or released, and the Eagles are not interested in cutting him at this point. Rapoport did say "it's fair to say Murray has eyes on greener pastures," however, and the Eagles are likely not happy with the amount of money they have invested at running back. Murray's contract makes cutting him almost impossible, but Philly may start shopping him in trades if the relationship is truly broken. Murray gained 702 yards on 193 carries (3.64 YPC) in the first season of a five-year, $40 million deal.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 4 - 12:49 PM

Eagles coach Doug Pederson said the team could "possibly" add a "young quarterback."

Pederson was asked about the roster in an interview with CSN Philly. "I think the pieces are there." Pederson said. "And then you start just kinda filling in. A hole here, a hole there, get some depth here, you know, get you a young quarterback possibly, and then you just start developing your talent and you see what happens after that." Sam Bradford is only 28, but he would not be considered a "young" quarterback. ESPN's Phil Sheridan reported the Eagles could let Bradford walk if they believe they can get a "legit quarterback" in the draft, and it sounds like Pederson is open to that option. Bradford remains likely to stay in Philly, but it is not set in stone.
Feb 4 - 9:40 AM

Mychal Kendricks is expected to play weak-side linebacker in the Eagles' new 4-3 defense.

Kendricks will be new DC Jim Schwartz's next DeAndre Levy. Levy was a do-it-all WILL linebacker under Schwartz, and it earned him a big pay day. Kendricks has the speed and range to make plays sideline-to-sideline, but is coming off a really disappointing 2015. Early projections have Kendricks at WLB, Jordan Hicks at MIKE, and Connor Barwin on the strong side. That'd leave Kiko Alonso as the odd man out. It's possible the Eagles will look to trade Alonso.
Feb 3 - 12:25 PM

Eagles signed DE Vinny Curry to a five-year, $47.25 million contract through 2020.

The deal includes $23 million guaranteed, $10 million of which appears to be coming immediately as a signing bonus. It's in line with what beat writer Geoff Mosher predicted last week. Curry has never started a game since being the No. 59 overall pick of the 2012 draft — seriously — but has 16.5 sacks over the past three years. He generated consistent pressure on 426 snaps in 2015. His playing time should spike dramatically next season. The Eagles are hoping the same is true of his sack totals. The Eagles have set about locking up all their in-house free agents since firing coach Chip Kelly.
Feb 2 - 6:54 PM

ESN's Geoff Mosher reports the Eagles have suspended their search for a personnel chief until after the NFL draft.

Executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman is operating as the de facto general manager, but Philadelphia was interested in bringing in someone to head the scouting department after firing coach Chip Kelly and top personnel executive Ed Marynowitz. Teams will not allow their best and brightest to interview this close to free agency and the draft, however, and the Eagles apparently did not like any of the available candidates. They should have more luck once the draft is finished.
Source: ESN
Feb 2 - 10:46 AM

NJ Advance Media's Eliot Shorr-Parks believes the Eagles could move on from Darren Sproles this offseason.

Sproles will count $4.5 million against the cap in the final year of his deal, which is a lot to pay a third-down back and special teamer. With several stars to re-sign or extend, Philadelphia could use the $3.5 million in cap savings from releasing or trading the 32-year-old back. Ultimately, Sproles' future could come down to whether or not new coach Doug Pederson values niche weapons as much as his mentor Andy Reid seems to in Kansas City.
Feb 1 - 9:37 AM

New DC Jim Schwartz confirmed the Eagles will use a 4-3 scheme on defense.

"I looked at the players," said Schwartz, whose background is primarily with 4-3s and the Wide 9. "I think we can help them out, put them in maybe in a little bit different position and emphasize their strengths a little bit more." Philadelphia's defense underachieved with Billy Davis at the reigns, but should be in for a bounce-back year with Schwartz calling the shots. The Eagles still have a ton of talent in the front seven.
Jan 29 - 1:46 PM

Eagles signed RT Lane Johnson to a five-year, $63 million extension through 2021.

The deal includes $35.5 million guaranteed. "GM" Howie Roseman has worked diligently since the season ended to lock up his young nucleus. After both Zach Ertz and Brent Celek got extensions earlier this week, Johnson was next in line. With all three sewn up on long-term deals, Roseman can now focus on trying to woo free agent DE Vinny Curry. Incumbent LT Jason Peters has a $9.738 million cap charge and could be on the way out, which would then shift Johnson to left tackle. Either way, Johnson's future is on the blind side in Philadelphia.
Jan 29 - 10:48 AM

The Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane reports the Eagles and RT Lane Johnson are "putting the finishing touches" on a contract extension.

The Eagles have already signed TEs Zach Ertz and Brent Celek to extensions since the season ended, and now they appear to be wrapping one up with Johnson. The former No. 4 overall pick profiles as the left tackle of the future in Philadelphia, and that "future" may come as soon as 2016 depending on what happens with LT Jason Peters. Johnson is still just 25.
Jan 29 - 9:32 AM


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