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USC Permanently Hires Clay Helton As Head Coach

Nov 30, 2015 11:02 AM

USC has hired Clay Helton as their permanent head coach.

Helton was named interim head coach when Steve Sarkisian was fired.

Chip Kelly and Jeff Fisher have been linked to the USC vacancy.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Tags: Philadelphia Eagles, St. Louis Rams, NCAA

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Eagles, Jets Most Likely Teams To End Up With Colin Kaepernick

Nov 23, 2015 1:03 PM

The Philadelphia Eagles are the most likely spot for Colin Kaepernick this offseason, according to the surveying of Peter King.

The New York Jets are second, while the Baltimore Ravens are third after the ACL and MCL tears suffered by Joe Flacco.

The Oakland Raiders are another team that could be interested in Kaepernick, albeit as a backup to Derek Carr.

Peter King/Sports Illustrated

Tags: New York Jets, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Ryan Mathews Ruled Out For Week 11 With Concussion

Nov 20, 2015 12:53 PM

Ryan Mathews will not play in Week 11 for the Philadelphia Eagles due to a concussion.

Mathews has averaged 5.7 yards per carry this season.

Mathew signed with the Eagles in the offseason.

Tags: Philadelphia Eagles, Fantasy, Injury

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Sam Bradford Has Separated Shoulder

Nov 18, 2015 3:51 PM

Sam Bradford has a separated shoulder from a sack last week by Chris McCain.

Bradford had also been diagnosed with a concussion.

Bradford could miss this week's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Bradford was replaced in Sunday's game by Mark Sanchez, who finished 14-of-23 for 156 yards.


Tags: Philadelphia Eagles, Injury

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Chip Kelly: I've Been Very Pleased With Sam Bradford

Oct 26, 2015 1:23 PM

The Philadelphia Eagles plan to continue starting Sam Bradford at quarterback.

"I've been very pleased with Sam," said Chip Kelly.

Bradford has 10 interceptions against nine touchdowns and has completed 62.0 percent of his passes. Bradford has a passer rating of 76.4 and QBR of 29.6.

The Eagles have a record of 3-4 after Week 7.

Andrew Siciliano/ESPN

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DeMarco Murray Finally Comfortable In Eagles' Backfield

Oct 23, 2015 12:56 PM

DeMarco Murray has grown more comfortable with the Philadelphia Eagles following his 112 yard, one touchdown performance against the New York Giants.

"I finally feel like myself," Murray said Thursday via the Philadelphia Inquirer. "Everyone is starting to settle down and get their legs underneath them."

In his last two games, he has 41 carries for 145 yards and two touchdowns.

"Collectively, we're playing well right now," Murray said. "But it has a lot to do with how we prepare during the week. ... Everyone has looked in the mirror and we got better as a group."

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Eagles Sticking With Sam Bradford At Quarterback

Oct 20, 2015 6:28 PM

Sam Bradford has struggled as quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles, but Chip Kelly continues to stand behind him.

Bradford has nine interceptions through six games, throwing three against the New York Giants.

"Sam's our quarterback," Kelly said Tuesday. "We have complete confidence in Sam."

Mark Sanchez is the No. 2 quarterback this season and he had a similarly bad interception rate last season.

“It is something that I never really had a problem with in my career,” Bradford said after Monday’s game about his interceptions. “I have never thrown a lot of interceptions, so this is kind of new to me. But we’re going to get it fixed.”

Kelly was drawn to Bradford because of his avoidance of interceptions in the past.

“That was one of the reasons we really liked him,” Kelly said. “We thought he was really good with the football.”

Phil Sheridan/ESPN

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USC Interested In Sean Payton, Chip Kelly

Oct 18, 2015 3:25 PM

USC has interest in Sean Payton and Chip Kelly for their head coaching vacancy.

Payton is expected to consider other opportunities after the season. Payton's daughter attends Pepperdine University near USC in Malibu.

Ian Rapoport reported that Kelly would have some interest in USC, but added "a source close to him points out that Chip Kelly really likes to be liked and wanted, so that may be driving some of his interest."

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Tags: New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia Eagles, Misc Rumor, NCAA

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Chip Kelly Denies Being Contacted By USC

Oct 15, 2015 12:18 PM

Chip Kelly has denied being contacted by USC or another university about a coaching opening.

Kelly has had mixed success in the NFL since leaving Oregon for the Philadelphia Eagles.

"I understand that it's going to happen. We're not successful and we're not winning. I came from college. We're going to go back to college," Kelly said of the perception of what his future will hold. "I hope someday to be like (Giants) coach (Tom) Coughlin and win enough games where I stay around long enough where that speculation ends. But I understand you have to ask the question. I answered it the same way a year ago. I answered it the same way my first year here. It's an unfortunate part of the game because the other part of it is there are people that have lost their jobs. A friend of mind, Steve Sarkisian, is dealing with a big issue right now and I wish him the best."

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Tags: Philadelphia Eagles, Misc Rumor, NCAA

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Terrell Owens 'Absolutely' Believes He Can Help Eagles

Oct 10, 2015 4:00 PM

Terrell Owens believes the Philadelphia Eagles could use him at receiver this season at the age of 41.

"Absolutely, yes," Owens told the 94WIP Mike & Ike Show on Friday, via CBS Philly. "No question, no question about that, sir."

Owens hasn't played since the preseason in 2012 with the Seattle Seahawks.

"You think that I shouldn't be playing right now?" Owens said. "I definitely could be playing right now, but based on my character -- yeah, people can say, 'Oh, he's 41.'

"But I'm not your average 41-year-old ... And when I was on that football field, I felt like I was the best thing out there and it was due to how hungry I was and how dedicated I was."

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Tags: Philadelphia Eagles, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Eagles' Getting Backfield Contact On 42.7 Percent Of Runs
The Eagles have the worst percentage of runs with contact in the backfield with 42.7 percent.

Ben Stockwell/Pro Football Focus

DeMarco Murray Loves Offense But Not Satisfied With Number Of Carries
Through three games, DeMarco Murray has 29 carries for 47 yards.

Phil Sheridan/ESPN

DeMarco Murray Expected To Play In Week 3
DeMarco Murray suffered a hamstring injury during Wednesday's practice.

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Cowboys Were Calling Out Eagles' Plays Before Snap
The Eagles were completely dominated by the Cowboys in the game.

Zac Jackson/Pro Football Talk

Kiko Alonso Has Partially Torn ACL
Although Mychal Kendricks and DeMeco Ryans have been starting at inside linebacker, Kiko Alonso had been playing meaningful snaps in nickel packages.

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Sam Bradford, Eagles Table Extension Talks
Sam Bradford is prepared to play this season with no contract beyond this year and establish his market value as an NFL starter despite his injury history.

Ed Werder/ESPN

Eagles Claim Stephen Morris Off Waivers
Stephen Morris was waived by the Jaguars and will be the No. 3 quarterback on the Eagles' roster.

Phil Sheridan/ESPN

Christian Ponder Released By Raiders; Eagles Reportedly Interested
The Raiders have released Christian Ponder with Matt McGloin winning their backup job.

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Tim Tebow Released By Eagles
It is not clear whether Philadelphia plans to acquire another quarterback.


Eagles Trade Matt Barkley To Cardinals
Tim Tebow had a solid performance for the Eagles in their final preseason game.

Phil Sheridan/ESPN

Eagles Likely To Cut Tebow Or Barkley
Tim Tebow and Matt Barkley are entering the final round of their battle for the final quarterback spot with the Eagles.

Phil Sheridan/ESPN

Cowboys Want Running Game Opponents Must Respect
The Cowboys are replacing DeMarco Murray this season, who left in free agency to join the Eagles.

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DeMarco Murray Doesn't Expect To Rotate Series With Ryan Mathews
DeMarco Murray doesn't expect to alternate series with Ryan Mathews in the Eagles' backfield.

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Mychal Kendricks, Eagles Agree Upon Four-Year, $29M Extension
Mychal Kendricks was a second round pick at middle linebacker out of California in 2012.

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Barkley, Tebow Impress While Sanchez Struggles
Several executives and coaches around the NFL believe Chip Kelly would prefer to keep Tebow on his roster for gadget plays, fourth down situations and two-point conversions.

Jason La Canfora/CBS Sports

Chip Kelly: Eagles' Moves Were About Money, Not Culture
Chip Kelly admitted most of the Eagles' moves this offseason were about changing the team's salary structure.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Sam Bradford Wants To Wait Until Offseason For New Contract
Sam Bradford has already played out a six-year, $78 million contract signed under the old collective bargaining agreement.

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Exec: Chip Kelly Is The One Guy Who Can Make Bradford Successful
Sam Bradford has had a relatively disappointing NFL career with injuries and generally underperforming.

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Chip Kelly Has Seen Improvement From Tim Tebow
Tim Tebow could beat out Matt Barkley for the final roster spot on the Eagles.

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Eagles, Sam Bradford Discuss Extension
The Eagles could use the franchise tag on Sam Bradford next offseason if he plays well.

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