Player News - Eagles

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Alshon Jeffery underwent surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff in his shoulder on Wednesday.

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Jeffery tore the rotator cuff in training camp last summer and played through it all the way through the Super Bowl. If true, that's incredibly impressive. Jeffery did miss time at the beginning of August with a shoulder injury but was never listed on the injury report with it during the season. Rotator cuff surgeries come with lengthy recovery timetables, so this could put Jeffery behind the eight ball at the start of camp this summer. He's a candidate to open camp on active/PUP but should be ready for Week 1.
Feb 21 - 11:36 AM

Eagles promoted RBs coach Duce Staley to assistant head coach.

Staley was passed over for offensive coordinator duties by WRs coach Mike Groh but gets a new title by way of apology. Staley has been on the Eagles' staff since 2011, and is widely considered a future coordinator.
Feb 20 - 4:58 PM

Eagles promoted WRs coach Mike Groh to offensive coordinator.

The Eagles also interviewed RBs coach Duce Staley for the job, but they are going with Groh. It may not mean much in the grand scheme of things as Doug Pederson will continue to run the offense while both Groh and Staley have big roles in game-planning, but it is a big career step for Groh, whose only other coordinating experience came at Virginia in the mid-2000s.
Source: ESPN
Feb 20 - 11:44 AM

ESPN's Tim McManus reports the Eagles will interview RBs coach Duce Staley and WRs coach Mike Groh for their vacant offensive coordinator job.

McManus adds the team does not currently plan to interview anyone else. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported the Eagles would not promote anyone to coordinator, but these interviews suggest otherwise. That said, the Eagles could also make Staley the run-game coordinator with Groh as the pass-game coordinator, avoiding the OC title. Even if someone is promoted, coach Doug Pederson will continue to run the offense.
Source: ESPN
Feb 19 - 11:32 AM

Impending free agent LeGarrette Blount said he "hopes" to re-sign with the Eagles.

Most free agents say the same, but Blount was effusive in his praise of the organization and coaching staff. "Obviously, I like it a lot there. They like me a lot there," Blount said. "I feel like [RBs coach Duce Staley] is one of the best running back coaches, one of the best coaches I’ve ever had in my entire life." Blount added Philadelphia "is a place that I love." The Eagles have salary cap concerns and a crowded backfield, but perhaps Blount will give them a home-town discount.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 19 - 9:34 AM

The Eagles plan to pick up Nelson Agholor's fifth-year option.

Agholor shed his bust status in 2017, leading the Eagles in catches and setting career highs in yards (768) and touchdowns (8). The Eagles may look to extend him this offseason to lower his future cap hits. FanRag's Geoff Mosher expects Agholor to command $9 million-plus annually.
Feb 16 - 6:14 PM

The Eagles are expected to move on from Torrey Smith this offseason.

Smith signed a three-year deal last offseason but is owed a non-guaranteed salary in 2018. With Nelson Agholor having a breakout year and Mack Hollins cutting into Smith's snaps down the stretch, he's unlikely to be brought back. The Eagles can save $5 million from releasing Smith.
Feb 16 - 6:06 PM

Eagles contract-year LE Brandon Graham wants an extension.

One of the heroes of the Super Bowl win, Graham has developed into one of the league's best 4-3 ends after a rough start to his career as a 2010 first-rounder. Since taking over as a starter three seasons ago, Graham has 21.5 sacks and has forced 16 career fumbles. Turning 30 in April, Graham was PFF's No. 4-ranked 4-3 end in 2017 after being No. 1 in 2016. Set to make just $6.5 million in 2018, Graham will likely command $14 million-plus per year on a new deal.
Feb 16 - 9:43 AM

Eagles re-signed OT Taylor Hart.

Hart moved to offensive tackle last offseason after spending his first three years as a deep reserve on the defensive line. He didn't appear in any 2017 games. Hart gives the Eagles veteran depth behind Lane Johnson and Jason Peters.
Feb 14 - 5:01 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Eagles have "no immediate plans to hire an offensive coordinator."

Coach Doug Pederson has run the offense since arriving in Philadelphia, but Frank Reich had the coordinator title. With Reich gone, RBs coach Duce Staley and WRs coach Mike Groh were believed to be the favorites for a promotion, but it looks like the Eagles will leave the position open. With Reich and ex-QBs coach John DeFilippo out the door, both Staley and Groh will have much more on their plates moving forward even if they are not given an official promotion.
Feb 13 - 11:28 AM

Per Philly Voice's Jimmy Kempski, "there's a thinking" that TE Brent Celek will retire.

A blocking tight end behind Zach Ertz, Celek played 40.5 percent of the Eagles' 2017 offensive snaps. Philadelphia is currently projected to be over the 2018 salary cap and could use the cap savings if Celek moves on, which would free up $4 million. 33-year-old Celek has spent his full 11-year career in Philly.
Feb 12 - 5:01 PM

Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer believes RBs coach Duce Staley and WRs coach Mike Groh are the "top in-house candidates" to take over the Eagles' offensive coordinator job.

With Frank Reich leaving for the Colts and John DeFilippo taking the OC job in Minnesota, the Eagles have some big holes to fill on the offensive staff. Reportedly a candidate for the Giants' OC job, the Eagles may look to promote Staley to keep him in the building. Doug Pederson will retain play-calling duties and the final say in game planning regardless of what Philly decides to do at offensive coordinator.
Feb 12 - 9:10 AM

The Philadelphia Inquirer expects the Eagles to prioritize re-signing free agent WLB Nigel Bradham.

Bradham's tackles were down from 2016, but he remained an every-down starter (90 percent of snaps) in DC Jim Schwartz's scheme. The Eagles don't have a ton of cap space and may have to get creative to keep Bradham. Entering his age-29 season, Bradham is going to command more than the $3.5 million annually he got on his last deal.
Feb 10 - 9:14 PM

Eagles coach Doug Pederson said Jason Peters (ACL) is his "starting left tackle."

Peters has already said he will play in 2018, and it sounds like his coach will welcome him back with open arms. "He’s a Pro Bowl left tackle," Pederson said. "Guys like that, in my opinion, in my humble opinion, they can go out when they want to go out." Peters is questionable for training camp after tearing his ACL and MCL in October.
Feb 8 - 11:34 AM

Eagles signed WR Bryce Treggs, OG Darrell Greene, CB D.J. Killings, WR Greg Ward, WR Rashard Davis, and S Tre Sullivan to reserve/future contracts.

A 2016 UDFA, Treggs has bounced between Philly and Cleveland his first two seasons. All of these players finished 2017 on the Eagles' practice squad.
Feb 7 - 4:52 PM


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