Player News - Eagles

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Philly Voice's Jimmy Kempski does not expect Eagles CB Patrick Robinson to make the final roster.

Robinson opened the offseason program as a starter, but he has unsurprisingly struggled in camp. After the Eagles traded for Ronald Darby, Robinson is at best competing for a backup job. Jalen Mills will start opposite Darby.
Aug 17 - 9:15 AM

Philly Voice's Jimmy Kempski believes Eagles WR Marcus Johnson is a "near-lock" for the roster.

Johnson's path to the roster became easier when the Eagles traded away Jordan Matthews, but he was likely ticketed for a spot either way after a solid offseason and start to camp. With injury risks and question marks ahead of them on the depth chart, Johnson and fourth-rounder Mack Hollins could find their way into some targets this season.
Aug 17 - 9:11 AM

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that LeGarrette Blount "hasn't exactly stood out" in Eagles camp.

Reporter Jeff McLane makes the smart observation that Blount's power game will never be particularly eye-catching in a practice setting, but couldn't help but notice the degree to which he hasn't stood out. For their part, the Eagles weren't alarmed enough to keep Ryan Mathews around. Blount is an RB2 as the Eagles' short-yardage back, but already a hit-or-miss player, he's going to be even more inconsistent outside of the Patriots' elite offense.
Aug 15 - 6:53 PM

Darren Sproles said the offense is built to get him the ball in space more often this season.

"That’s just our thing now," Sproles said. "Moreso than even last year. We’re trying to get mismatches." Sproles is not expected to play in the preseason, but the Eagles offered a glimpse by targeting Donnel Pumphrey six times in 26 snaps in the preseason opener. The rookie only managed 12 yards, but it is a good indication Sproles will be even more involved as a receiver this season.
Aug 15 - 10:53 AM

Eagles OC Frank Reich said the slot receiver position will be a "game-plan thing."

"Each and every week, when we put a play up, it’s what body type do we want in there for this play," Reich said. "So it will be by committee, by play, each and every week." Following the trade of Jordan Matthews, Nelson Agholor is the favorite for the role, but it sounds like he will have to share time with fourth-rounder Mack Hollins and TE Trey Burton among others. Even with Matthews gone, Agholor is nothing more than a flier in fantasy drafts.
Aug 15 - 9:53 AM

The Philadelphia Inquirer's Zach Berman believes Zach Ertz "will be a high-volume receiver" with Jordan Matthews gone.

The numbers support Berman's claim, with Ertz seeing 31 targets total in the two games he played without Matthews last season. He may not see that kind of volume again with Alshon Jeffery in the picture this year, but he should be the biggest beneficiary of the Matthews trade. Ertz is a value at his TE12 draft slot.
Aug 14 - 10:28 AM

Jordan Matthews' trade to Buffalo should open up slot duties for Nelson Agholor.

With Matthews headed to the Bills, the Eagles are now missing 117 targets from last year. That's good news for Agholor, who should slide in as Philadelphia's primary slot receiver. The former first-round pick has been a bust to this point in his career, but Agholor has shown well in camp and could finally be headed for a breakout season. Matthews' departure will also open up more targets for tight end Zach Ertz, who is now a no-brainer TE1 in all formats.
Aug 11 - 1:24 PM

Eagles acquired CB Ronald Darby from the Bills in exchange for WR Jordan Matthews and a 2018 third-round pick.

The Eagles were clearly ready to move on from Matthews, so using him to acquire a talented, young corner with two years left on his deal looks like a no-brainer. Outstanding as a rookie, Darby had a bit of a downturn last season, but he is still easily the best corner the Eagles have on the roster and upgrades what already looked like a stout defense. If Sidney Jones is able to fully come back from his Achilles' injury, the Eagles could have a solid corner duo for years to come.
Aug 11 - 12:58 PM

Mack Hollins caught 4-of-5 targets for 64 yards and a touchdown in the Eagles' preseason opener.

The fourth-rounder started his NFL career with a bang, capping the opening drive with a rampaging 38-yard touchdown he finished off with a devastating stiff arm. Hollins remained involved into the third quarter, suggesting he is a bit down the depth chart despite the first-team work. Still, it was an impressive debut.
Aug 10 - 11:26 PM

LeGarrette Blount rushed four times for nine yards in the Eagles' preseason opener.

It was a relatively quiet debut for Blount, although he was not given a ton of room. He did get loose for a nine-yard gain. The early-down back of choice in Philly, Blount is a back-end RB2 with touchdown upside.
Aug 10 - 9:24 PM

Nelson Agholor rushed once for -1 yard in the Eagles' preseason opener.

He also had a two-point conversion bounce off his hands, although it would have been a difficult catch. On the bright side, Agholor got the start with Alshon Jeffery sitting out, showing he is safely in the fold at receiver. Performances like Thursday's will not help him jump Jordan Matthews or Torrey Smith, however.
Aug 10 - 9:18 PM

Carson Wentz completed 4-of-4 passes for 56 yards and a touchdown in the Eagles' preseason opener.

He had a perfect 158.3 passer rating. Wentz faced plenty of pressure, but he was able to twice escape for big plays. The first was a fourth-down conversion to Jordan Matthews, who was the recipient on three of Wentz's competitions, and the second was a 38-yard touchdown to rookie Mack Hollins. Hollins did most of the work after the catch, but Wentz did a great job to even get him the ball. It was a positive first outing for a player the Eagles hope takes a step forward as a sophomore.
Aug 10 - 8:32 PM

The Eagles have restructured DE Brandon Graham's contract.

Graham can make an additional $1.5 million through incentives over the next two seasons. He was linked to holdout rumors during OTAs, but only ended up missing a few days. Graham is signed through 2018.
Source: ESPN
Aug 9 - 6:30 PM

According to Philly Voice's Jimmy Kempski, Wendell Smallwood has run "like a man possessed in padded practices" at Eagles camp.

After initially questioning Smallwood's 53-man roster spot, Kempski now considers the sophomore back's spot secure. UDFA Corey Clement is likely headed for the practice squad unless he has a massive preseason. Smallwood figures to open the season as LeGarrette Blount's direct backup, with Darren Sproles and Donnel Pumphrey handling satellite back duties. Smallwood remains a hold in Dynasty.
Aug 9 - 8:59 AM

Philly Voice's Jimmy Kempski doesn't expect Matt McGloin to make the Eagles.

In his latest 53-man roster projection, Kempski has the Eagles keeping only Nick Foles behind starter Carson Wentz. Per Kempski, McGloin hasn't been very good in camp, with his "accuracy being erratic" and showing no "juice" on his throws. McGloin can be one of the better backups and would likely get another shot elsewhere.
Aug 9 - 8:57 AM


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