Philadelphia Eagles Wiretap

Sanchez: Tim Tebow Signed As Camp Arm

Apr 25, 2015 2:02 PM

The Philadelphia Eagles have told Mark Sanchez that Tim Tebow was signed to be a camp arm and that he probably won't make the regular season roster.

"He's obviously a great guy, he works hard. And we needed another guy to throw while Sam's [Bradford] still recovering," Sanchez said Friday. "So that's the reason [for the signing], at least as explained to me. We're excited about the upcoming year and I think we have a great group."

The day before Sanchez's remarks, Eagles' new vice president of player personnel Ed Marynowitz explained why the team signed Tebow.

"We worked him out and we saw improvement from the last time we saw him, had exposure to him live when we played New England when they practice here," Marynowitz said. "When we worked him out, we saw a great deal of improvement with him. ...

"We've got 68 players that are on our roster right now," he continued. "Tim is one of 68 so he'll have an opportunity to compete for a roster spot here. ... His role will be determined by his performance. We're excited that he's a member of the organization, and we're looking forward to him competing."

Ryan Wilson/CBS Sports

Tags: Philadelphia Eagles, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Sam Bradford Believes Eagles Could Trade Him At Draft

Apr 24, 2015 2:00 PM

Sam Bradford believes there's a chance he could be traded at the NFL Draft.

The Philadelphia Eagles acquired Bradford this offseason from the St. Louis Rams, but the team remains connected to a deal for Marcus Mariota.

"Bradford doesn't know where he's going to be," said Jason Cole of Bleacher Report. "Yes, he believes the Eagles are going to keep him at this point in time, trust them, but only so far because the [2015 NFL Draft] has not played out. So he believes there is still a possibility that he could be traded somewhere else. And if that's the case, he wants to wait to see whether that's a team he ultimately wants to stay with long-term."

Bradford and the Eagles have yet to discuss an extension.

One trade scenario that has been floated around the league is a three-team deal in which Bradford goes to the Cleveland Browns for the 19th overall pick and then flip that selection, along with No. 20, Fletcher Cox and Mychal Kendricks to the Tennessee Titans for the second pick.

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Tags: Cleveland Browns, Philadelphia Eagles, Tennessee Titans, Draft, Draft Misc, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Eagles, Sam Bradford Haven't Begun Extension Talks

Apr 24, 2015 12:29 PM

The Philadelphia Eagles have yet to discuss a contract extension with Sam Bradford.

Bradford was traded to the Eagles earlier in the offseason and enters 2015 as their presumptive starter.

Bradford is due a shade under $13 million in the final year of his rookie deal.

The Eagles are still connected to Marcus Mariota, though a trade for him continues to appear unlikely.

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Tags: Philadelphia Eagles, Misc Rumor

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NFL Nearly Scheduled Eagles As Patriots' Kickoff Opponent

Apr 23, 2015 12:05 PM

The NFL nearly scheduled the Philadelphia Eagles as the New England Patriots' Week 1 opponent.

The Pittsburgh Steelers were instead scheduled as the only team that will visit the Patriots in 2015 coming off a playoff appearance.

The Eagles have been one of the NFL's most fascinating teams in the offseason.

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Tags: New England Patriots, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers

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Tim Tebow Agrees To Sign With Eagles

Apr 19, 2015 6:46 PM

Tim Tebow has agreed to sign with the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Eagles already have Sam Bradford and Mark Sanchez on their roster at quarterback.

Jay Glazer/Fox Sports

Tags: Philadelphia Eagles, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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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.''

Mark Eckel/Trenton Times

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."

Zach Berman/Philadelphia Inquirer

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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.

Brandon Wise/CBS Sports

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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DeMeco Ryans Signs Two-Year Extension With Eagles
DeMeco Ryans can make up to $10.5 million in extension and the deal includes $6.25 million in guaranteed money.

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Sam Bradford's College QB Coach Encouraged Him To Continue Career
Sam Bradford had torn his ACL twice in less than a year.


Miles Austin To Sign With Eagles
Miles Austin played in 12 games last season with the Browns, catching 47 balls for 568 yards and two touchdowns.

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Chip Kelly Had Odell Beckham Jr. Rated No. 1 On 2014 Draft Board
Odell Beckham Jr. was the third receiver selected, going to the Giants at No. 12 overall behind Sammy Watkins and Mike Evans.

Christopher Dabe/Times-Picayune

LeSean McCoy Trade Took Only 30 Minutes
The Bills were shocked to learn the Eagles were interested in trading away LeSean McCoy.

Mike Rodak/ESPN

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.

Dianna Marie Russini/NBC Washington

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.

Adam Schefter, Chris Mortensen/ESPN

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

Adam Schefter, Chris Mortensen/ESPN

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

Adam Schefter/ESPN

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.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

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

Adam Caplan/ESPN

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

Adam Schefter/ESPN

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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