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Eagles Initially Sought Draft Picks From Bills For LeSean McCoy

Apr 15, 2015 1:44 PM

The Philadelphia Eagles initially sought draft picks from the Buffalo Bills in exchange for LeSean McCoy and not Kiki Alonso.

The Bills were already without their first round pick due to the Sammy Watkins trade.

Buffalo general manager Doug Whaley responded, "Just do me a favor and look at our roster."

The trade reportedly came together in less than 30 minutes once the Eagles countered with Alonso's name.


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Tags: Buffalo Bills, Philadelphia Eagles, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Sam Bradford Has No Interest In Extension If Traded To Browns

Apr 13, 2015 12:54 PM

Sam Bradford has no interest in signing an extension with the Cleveland Browns.

The Browns have been linked to Bradford while the Philadelphia Eagles could remain interested in trading up for Marcus Mariota.

"Bradford's agent (Tom Condon) has told Cleveland he won't even listen on a contract extension,'' a source said. "He won't even listen, period. And I don't think Cleveland will make a deal without the extension.''

Bradford is in the final year of his rookie contract and will earn $12.9 million this season.

The Eagles could get Bradford signed to a long-term deal.

"I'm not sure a deal gets done,'' the source said. "But (Condon) will at least listen to the Eagles.''

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Tags: Cleveland Browns, Philadelphia Eagles, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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LeSean McCoy Believes Chip Kelly Doesn't Like Or Respect Stars

Apr 6, 2015 7:29 PM

LeSean McCoy and Chip Kelly still haven't spoken since the Philadelphia Eagles' dealt the running back to the Buffalo Bills.

McCoy said he heard Kelly say to reporters that money was the primary factor. He said he heard Jeffrey Lurie say that Kelly thought his shifty running style wasn't ideally suited to his offense.

McCoy has his own theory.

"I don't think he likes or respects the stars. I'm being honest," McCoy said on Monday. "I think he likes the fact that it's 'Chip Kelly and the Eagles.' "

Kelly has traded away McCoy and Nick Foles, let Jeremy Maclin leave in free agency and released DeSean Jackson.

"It was 'DeSean Jackson - a high-flying, take-off-the-top-of-the-defense receiver.' Or 'The quick, elusive LeSean McCoy,' " McCoy said. "I don't think [Kelly] likes that."

McCoy said he has no animosity toward Kelly and that he intends to call his former coach soon.

"Now you got DeMarco (Marco). I think he's a good player," McCoy said. "But then you got [quarterback Sam] Bradford. He's in and out banged up. The main wide receiver is [Riley] Cooper. The tight end is [Brent] Celek. . . . [Kelly] likes it like that. The tension - the this or that. He doesn't like that. He don't like the way you dress.

"He's not the bad dude everybody makes him out to be. He's just different. But I don't really have any hate for him. I really don't. In the beginning I did, but I don't. If I see him I'll speak to him, respectfully - 'How are you doing, coach? Good luck.'"

Jeff McLane/Philadelphia Inquirer

Tags: Buffalo Bills, Philadelphia Eagles, IQ, Misc Rumor

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Jordan Matthews Doesn't Think Eagles Need Classic No. 1 Receiver

Apr 3, 2015 1:05 PM

Jordan Matthews doesn't believe the Philadelphia Eagles need a No. 1 wide receiver following the departure of Jeremy Maclin this offseason.

"People ask me about being the No. 1 wide receiver; Forget it," Matthews said in a telephone interview Thursday. "I want us to be a receiving corps. That's what I want it to be."

Matthews spoke with teammates Riley Cooper and Josh Huff about the issue this offseason.

Matthews was the Eagles' second-leading receiver with 67 catches for 872 yards and eight touchdowns. He played only 65 percent of the downs, staying as the team's slot receiver.

"I think you would think that I might get a whole lot more outside reps now just because Maclin is gone, but I already had talked to coaches, and they were already going to implement me more on the outside as opposed to just the inside regardless," Matthews said. "I don't think that's a crazy, huge deal."

Chip Kelly said last week that he can envision Matthews playing "a lot of different spots."

"I don't think one 'No. 1 wide receiver' was in the Super Bowl this year, but they're two Super Bowl-winning teams that have receiving corps that work their butts off, that block in the run game, that catch the ball when they have to," Matthews said. "Whatever public perception about what they think we should look like or what they think we need, if we go out there and put a product on the field that wins games, then we can change all perceptions."

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Murray Asked Romo To Take Pay Cut

Mar 31, 2015 10:38 PM

Tony Romo was asked by DeMarco Murray if he was willing to take a pay cut for him to re-sign with the Dallas Cowboys.

"DeMarco ended up asking me, 'Why don't you take a pay cut?' I said, 'I will. I would take a pay cut to go do this,'" Romo said. "I was like, 'They're going to restructure me.' That's the same thing in some ways, just for the salary cap purposes. He was like, 'OK, now we're back to being friends again.' I would take $5 million less if meant getting him back.

"He knew that. It was just funny how he was literally worried about that part of it for a week. I'm like, 'That's not the reason.' I'm like, 'Obviously I'll restructure. I would even take a pay cut.' He was like, 'OK, we can be friends again.' It's amazing what you think about in those moments."

Murray eventually signed with the Philadelphia Eagles.

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DeMeco Ryans Signs Two-Year Extension With Eagles

Mar 30, 2015 3:32 PM

DeMeco Ryans has signed a two-year extension with the Philadelphia Eagles worth $7.5 million per year in base value.

Ryans can make up to $10.5 million in extension and the deal includes $6.25 million in guaranteed money.

Ryans signed with the Eagles in 2012 after playing with the Houston Texans since 2006. Ryans was the 2006 Defensive Rookie of the Year.

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Sam Bradford's College QB Coach Encouraged Him To Continue Career

Mar 30, 2015 12:15 PM

Josh Heupel, who was Sam Bradford's quarterbacks coach at Oklahoma, told the Philadelphia Inquirer that he reached out to Bradford to encourage him to continue his career.

Bradford had torn his ACL twice in less than a year.

"I just tried to reach out to him and say: 'Hey, I still see this in you as a person and a player. I think the best is yet to come for you. You've got to get yourself healthy and get yourself back on the field and get yourself in the right environment with the right people and the right supporting cast around you, and there's no doubt in my mind you'll achieve the things you're capable of achieving and want to achieve,'" Heupel, who is now the offensive coordinator at Utah State, told the newspaper in a telephone interview.


The Philadelphia Eagles acquired Bradford from the St. Louis Rams in a trade this offseason.

Bradford said in December that he contemplated walking away from the NFL because of the injuries.

"It was really tough that first week after the injury," Bradford said in December. "There was part of me for a couple days that I was done with football. I didn't want to come back, I didn't want to play, I was tired of rehabbing. I was just tired of the process. But when you step back and you are away from the game for a while, then you come back and you're in the building and you're around your teammates, I quickly realized that I wasn't done and that I wanted to come back and that I feel like I've still got a lot to prove."


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Miles Austin To Sign With Eagles

Mar 30, 2015 12:08 PM

Miles Austin will sign with the Philadelphia Eagles assuming he passes his physical.

Austin played in 12 games last season with the Cleveland Browns, catching 47 balls for 568 yards and two touchdowns.

Austin has dealt with injuries throughout his career.

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Chip Kelly Had Odell Beckham Jr. Rated No. 1 On 2014 Draft Board

Mar 25, 2015 1:58 PM

Chip Kelly claims the Philadelphia Eagles had Odell Beckham Jr. ranked No. 1 on his draft board for the 2014 NFL Draft.

Beckham was the third receiver selected, going to the New York Giants at No. 12 overall behind Sammy Watkins and Mike Evans.

"I said it a year ago: I thought Odell Beckham was the best player in the draft," Kelly said, via Pro Football Talk. "I was right. We didn't have a chance to get Odell Beckham, but a lot of it depends on where you're selecting."

The Eagles held the No. 22 overall pick.

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LeSean McCoy Trade Took Only 30 Minutes

Mar 24, 2015 10:56 PM

The LeSean McCoy trade to the Buffalo Bills came together very quickly. The trade was one of the biggest in the NFL in recent history.

The trade took just 30 minutes to complete after the Bills were "stunned" to learn that the Philadelphia Eagles were interested in trading McCoy.

"The trade for LeSean happened really quick," Ryan said at the NFL owners meetings. "We were all sitting there. We were having organizational meetings. ... And all of the sudden we get this call from Philadelphia and I think that was when the trade started. Probably 30 minutes later, the trade was done."

The Eagles called the Bills about McCoy being on the market, which surprised the Bills.

"We were just kind of, like, stunned there for a little bit," Ryan said. "We're like, 'Really? Wow.' All right, so let's just take it from there. Obviously we were interested and then the trade came down. We knew it wasn't going to be cheap by any stretch. And losing a player like Kiko Alonso is obviously a steep price, but we felt really good about it."

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Eagles Likely To Sign Tim Tebow If Matt Barkley Traded
Matt Barkley hasn't played well in limited action, but he was at one point a top prospect at quarterback.

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Browns Offered First Round Pick For Sam Bradford
The Browns aren't counting on Johnny Manziel being a factor this season.

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Tim Tebow Working Out For Eagles
Tim Tebow was last an NFL quarterback in the 2013 preseason.

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Ryan Mathews Signs Three-Year Deal With Eagles
Ryan Mathews will share a backfield with DeMarco Murray and presumably Darren Sproles.

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Eagles Working On Trade Of Evan Mathis
Evan Mathis has been the best guard in the NFL since 2011, according to Pro Football Focus.

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DeMarco Murray To Sign Five-Year, $42M Deal With Eagles
DeMarco Murray's deal will include $21 million in guaranteed money.

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DeMarco Murray Expects To Sign With Eagles
DeMarco Murray would consider a final, last-minute offer from the Cowboys.

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Ryan Mathews Agrees To Three-Year, $11.5M Deal With Eagles
Ryan Mathews will receive $5 million in guaranteed money.

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Kelly: Eagles Won't Mortgage Future For Marcus Mariota
Chip Kelly claims he's already been offered a first round pick in exchange for Sam Bradford.

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Colts Sign Frank Gore With $8.5M Guaranteed
Frank Gore previously was believed to have a deal done with the Eagles.

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Eagles, DeMarco Murray Have Mutual Interest
The Eagles have a need at running back following their trade of LeSean McCoy.

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Eagles Trade Nick Foles To Rams For Sam Bradford
Sam Bradford and Nick Foles have struggled to remain healthy in their NFL careers.

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Report: Frank Gore, Andre Johnson Agree To Sign With Colts
Frank Gore and Andre Johnson were teammates at the University of Miami.

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Frank Gore Reconsidering Deal With Eagles
The Colts could become a factor for Frank Gore if he hits the open market again.

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Brandon Graham Re-Signs With Eagles On Four-Year, $26M Deal
Brandon Graham is ProFootballFocus' highest-rated ege defender per 100 snaps.

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49ers Deny Reports Of Putting Colin Kaepernick On Trade Block
The Eagles and Bears are reportedly interested in Colin Kaepernick.

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Jeremy Maclin Agrees To Sign With Chiefs
Jeremy Maclin had 85 catches for 1,318 yards and 10 touchdowns.

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Mark Sanchez Agrees To Two-Year Deal With Eagles
Mark Sanchez's deal has a maximum value of $16 million with $5.5 million guaranteed.

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Frank Gore Plans To Sign With Eagles
Frank Gore had spent his entire career with the 49ers.


Eagles Willing To Pay Byron Maxwell $10M Per Season
Byron Maxwell is one of the top cornerbacks on the market.

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