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Carson Wentz Believes His Mechanics Have Improved

Jun 13, 2017 9:34 AM

Carson Wentz was haunted by mechanical flaws and bad habits as the Philadelphia Eagles struggled in November and December, but the quarterback believes he's made improvements.

Wentz worked with biomechanics guru Adam Dedeaux for a couple of weeks earlier this offseason.

"What made me go there?" Wentz told Peter King. "Knowing so many good players went there and it helped them. I never want to stop learning. There are so many little things about playing this position that to the naked eye you won't see when you watch me. But I do feel I am improved mechanically."

Wentz insists he's "way more comfortable" in his second year at the helm of Doug Peterson's offense.

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Derek Barnett Signs Rookie Deal With Eagles

Jun 2, 2017 8:08 AM

The Philadelphia Eagles have signed first-round pick Derek Barnett to his rookie contract.

The deal is the standard four-year pact with an option for the fifth year, which would occur in 2021.

Barnett was the fourteenth overall pick.

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Torrey Smith: Colin Kaepernick Didn't Commit Crime

May 31, 2017 8:51 AM

Torrey Smith says his former teammate is being blackballed and treated more harshly than players in the league who have committed crimes.

New York Giants co-owner John Mara recently said that he received a number of "emotional" letters from fans saying that if any Giants players protest the way Kaepernick did, by kneeling during the national anthem, they would never come to another game.

"I heard he's one of the best owners in the league, so I don't want people to think I'm disrespecting this guy. I'm not," Smith said. "But it's just the fact that he commented about people, the fans, being mad about that but you just had a [kicker] on your team who you were trying to hold onto for dear life until it was too late."

Smith was referencing Josh Brown, whom the Giants re-signed despite a domestic violence allegation against him. They ultimately released Brown in October.

"People are accepting and willing to [forgive] people when they beat the hell out of women, sell drugs, do whatever and commit all kinds of crimes and you're able to forget that," said Smith, who is now with the Philadelphia Eagles. "I'm a believer in second chances. I believe in second chances for a guy like [Bengals rookie] Joe Mixon, even though I'm an advocate against domestic violence.

"But I think you have to be open-minded to know that [Kaepernick] did not commit a crime, he didn't hurt anybody, he didn't do anything. It was a protest, and now people are kind of locking him out or don't want to support anybody that's associated with him when you're willing to support people who beat women, do all kinds of other crazy things. It just doesn't make sense."

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Eagles Sign LeGarrette Blount To One-Year Deal

May 18, 2017 9:00 AM

The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to a one-year deal with LeGarrette Blount.

The deal is worth up to $2.8 million, with a base value of $1.25 million and incentives worth upward of $1.55 million, according to a source.

The New England Patriots had issued an unrestricted free-agent tender potentially worth $2.1 million to Blount last week before the May 9 deadline that ensured the running back will count toward the 2018 compensatory pick formula.

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Brandon Graham Happy With Eagles, Not Holding Out

May 17, 2017 7:22 AM

Brandon Graham tweeted on Tuesday that his absence from the practice facility last week had nothing to do with his contract with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Graham said that he was spending time with family last week. He wrote, "I love playing in Philly" and, "I've never had an issue with my contract."

The Philadelphia Inquirer had reported last week that Graham was expected to skip organized team activities later this month, and perhaps mandatory minicamp as well, until the Eagles rework his contract.

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Roger Goodell Encouraged Drew Pearson To Troll Philly Fans

May 1, 2017 9:10 AM

Drew Pearson, who was booed by fans in Philadelphia when he announced a draft pick on behalf of the Dallas Cowboys, says Roger Goodell encouraged him to troll fans.

Pearson says he decided to egg the fans on and when he ran it by Goodell, the commissioner encouraged him.

"I'm thinking he might say, 'Oh, no, don't say anything like that, that might get them too fired up, might cause a riot out there in that crowd.' But to my surprise, he encouraged me to say that and to get the crowd even more riled up," Pearson told PFT Live.

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Full List Of 2017 NFL Draft, First Round

Apr 27, 2017 11:47 PM

1. Cleveland Browns: Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M

2. Chicago Bears: Mitchell Trubisky, QB, North Carolina

3. San Francisco 49ers: Solomon Thomas, DE, Stanford

4. Jacksonville Jaguars: Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU

5. Tennessee Titans: Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan

6. New York Jets: Jamal Adams, S, LSU

7. Los Angeles Chargers: Mike Williams, WR, Clemson

8. Carolina Panthers: Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford

9. Cincinnati Bengals: John Ross, WR, Washington

10. Kansas City Chiefs: Patrick Mahomes, QB, Texas Tech

11. New Orleans Saints: Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State

12. Houston Texans: Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson

13. Arizona Cardinals: Haason Reddick, LB, Temple

14. Philadelphia Eagles: Derek Barnett, DE, Tennessee

15. Indianapolis Colts: Malik Hooker, S, Ohio State

16. Baltimore Ravens: Marlon Humphrey, CB, Alabama

17. Washington: Jonathan Allen, DL, Alabama

18. Tennessee Titans: Adoree’ Jackson, CB, Southern California

19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama

20. Denver Broncos: Garrett Bolles, OT, Utah

21. Detroit Lions: Jarrad Davis, LB, Florida

22. Miami Dolphins: Charles Harris, DE/OLB, Missouri

23. New York Giants: Evan Engram, TE, Mississippi

24. Oakland Raiders: Gareon Conley, CB, Ohio State

25. Cleveland Browns: Jabrill Peppers, S, Michigan

26. Atlanta Falcons: Takkarist McKinley, OLB, UCLA

27. Buffalo Bills: Tre’Davious White, CB, LSU

28. Dallas Cowboys: Taco Charlton, DE, Michigan

29. Cleveland Browns: David Njoku, TE, Miami

30. Pittsburgh Steelers: T.J. Watt, LB, Wisconsin

31. San Francisco 49ers: Reuben Foster, MLB, Alabama

32. New Orleans Saints: Ryan Ramczyk, OT, Wisconsin

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Carson Wentz Says Mechanics Work Was Minor

Apr 18, 2017 8:13 AM

Carson Wentz is downplaying the offseason work he did with biometrics coach Adam Dedeaux.

Wentz's mechanics were a popular topic after his rookie season with the Philadelphia Eagles.

"I thought it was beneficial. I don't think it was anything real specific, but just overall, to help me fine-tune some things and just keep working at some things and making myself more efficient," he said. "I thought it was a productive visit down there."

Wentz said the work was on "simple things, things the naked eye probably wouldn't notice.  A lot of it had to do with footwork and stuff. But again, it was nothing real massive, just trying to make everything more efficient and smoother."

After he reviewed game tape from 2016, Wentz said he found minor things that should be tweaked, but there was "nothing big and evident."

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Ravens Trade Timmy Jernigan To Eagles For Third Round Pick Swap

Apr 5, 2017 8:46 AM

The Baltimore Ravens have traded Timmy Jernigan and a third-round compensatory pick to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for their third-round pick.

The Ravens will move up 25 spots in the third round -- from No. 99 to No. 74 overall.

The Eagles hope Jernigan will help fill the void at defensive tackle left by Bennie Logan, who signed this offseason with the Kansas City Chiefs.

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Chris Long Signs One-Year Deal With Eagles

Mar 28, 2017 12:41 PM

Chris Long has signed a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Long announced before the start of free agency that he wouldn't be returning to the New England Patriots.

Long totaled 35 tackles and four sacks in the regular season. In Super Bowl LI, he made the most of his 15 defensive snaps played, drawing a critical holding penalty that helped push the Falcons out of field goal range when they had been in position to kick a field goal late and possibly increase their lead to 11 points.

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Eagles Cut Chase Daniel
The Eagles have released Chase Daniel.

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Nick Foles Signs Two-Year, $11M Deal With Eagles
Nick Foles previously worked with Doug Pederson.

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Alshon Jeffery Agrees To One-Year, $14M Deal With Eagles
The Bears elected not to use their franchise tag on Alshon Jeffery this offseason.

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Torrey Smith Agrees Upon Three-Year, $15M Deal With Eagles
Torrey Smith will give Carson Wentz and the Eagles a consistent speed option to spread the field.

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Eagles Win Coin Flip With Colts, Will Select 14th Overall
The Eagles have won a coin toss with the Colts and will select 14th in the first round.

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Titans, Eagles Talking Brandin Cooks Trade With Saints
Brandin Cooks expressed frustration about his role last season.

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Eagles Will Evaluate Jamaal Charles In Free Agency
The Eagles want to add depth at running back and Jamaal Charles is a free agent.

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Colts, Eagles Will Flip Coin For 14th Pick
The Eagles and Colts will engage in a coin flip on Friday at the NFL Combine that will decide who will pick fourteenth and fifteenth in the first round of the NFL Draft.

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Jason Peters Staying With Eagles, Won't Take Pay Cut
It was reported earlier this month that the Eagles asked Jason Peters to take a pay cut.

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DeSean Jackson: Return To Eagles Would Be 'Great Story'
DeSean Jackson says that if he leaves the Redskins in free agency he wants to play for a "great quarterback" and that re-joining the Eagles would be a "great story."

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Eagles Release Leodis McKelvin, Gain $3.2M In Cap Space
McKelvin was set to make a base salary of $2 million with a roster bonus of $1.2 million in 2017.

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Michael Vick Officially Retires From NFL
Michael Vick didn't play during the 2016 season.

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Carson Wentz Hires Coach To Fix Mechanics
The Eagles signal caller will work with 3DQB's Adam Dedeaux this offseason.

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Andy Reid Compares Tyreek Hill To DeSean Jackson
For the second time in his coaching career, Andy Reid has a dynamic rookie on offense that can impact the game in multiple ways.

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Chip Kelly Won't Rule Out Return To College Football
Chip Kelly says he's open to a return to college football after lasting just one year with the 49ers.

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Eight Teams Can Be Forced To Appear On Hard Knocks In 2017
If no teams volunteers, there are eight teams that the NFL can force to appear on HBO's Hard Knocks this year.

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No Teams Finish 2016 In Top-10 In Both Offensive, Defensive DVOA
Last season, the Seahawks, Panthers, Cardinals, Bengals and Chiefs ranked in the top-10 on both sides of the ball.

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Ryan Mathews Out For Season With Herniated Disk
Ryan Mathews rushed for 661 yards on 155 carries and eight touchdowns in 2016.

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Only Steelers Rank In Top-10 In Offense, Defense DVOA (Infographic)
Pittsburgh ranks third in total DVOA and first in Weighted DVOA.

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Eagles Likely To Retain Doug Pederson
Doug Pederson is in his first season as head coach of the Eagles.

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