Philadelphia Eagles Wiretap

Rams Interested In Trading For Nick Foles

Jan 26, 2015 12:47 PM

The St. Louis Rams have interest in trading for Nick Foles.

Foles could be made available this offseason by the Philadelphia Eagles as they also have interest in trading up for Marcus Mariota.

The Tennessee Titans and Houston Texans could also have interest in Foles.

"Love him," one NFL coach said of Foles. "Right now I would put him in the second or third tier of quarterbacks, but I think he is right on the cusp of being in the top tier at the position."

Foles inability to escape pressure was highlighted last season as the offensive line suffered through a season of injuries and poor play. 

 

Foles has been quiet since his injury, but did make it clear in his lone interview that he expects to be with the Eagles next season.

"I expect to be back here," Foles said. "I expect to be the quarterback. I love my teammates, and I expect to be back out there leading them and winning some games. I'm excited to come back better than I ever have been."

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Tags: Houston Texans, Philadelphia Eagles, St. Louis Rams, Tennessee Titans, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Eagles Will Try To Move Up For Marcus Mariota

Jan 20, 2015 8:09 PM

The Philadelphia Eagles plan on trying to move up in the 2015 NFL Draft to select Marcus Mariota.

The Eagles have the 20th overall pick and Mariota is expected to be one of the first five selections.

"From No. 20, it's certainly not going to be easy,'' said the person, who requested anonymity because he wasn't authorized to speak on the subject. "It's probably going to take moving up twice to do it. There's going to be some wheeling and dealing involved.''

 

Chip Kelly coached Mariota at Oregon during his first two collegiate seasons.

Most recently, Kelly compared Mariota to future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning.

 

"Obviously, [with] my relationship with Coach Kelly, it'd be a lot of fun to be a part of that offense and be a part of that team," Mariota said.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have the top overall selection, while the Tennessee Titans own the second pick.

Mark Eckel/Trenton Times

Tags: Philadelphia Eagles, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans, Draft, Draft Misc, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Chip Kelly To Oversee Eagles' Player Personnel Decisions

Jan 2, 2015 6:58 PM

Chip Kelly will oversee the player personnel department of the Philadelphia Eagles and lead efforts to hire a new personnel executive.

Howie Roseman has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Football Operations. 

“We are a good football team and we believe these steps will help make us a great team,” Jeffrey Lurie said in a statement.

Kelly and Roseman have been at odds on decision-making of the Eagles. Kelly already had final say, but the personnel staff will now report to him as well.

Lurie was adamant about keeping Roseman, who is in charge of the Eagles' cap and contract decisions.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Tags: Philadelphia Eagles, Misc Rumor

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Tom Gamble Dismissal Triggering 'Something Big' Within Eagles

Jan 2, 2015 2:16 PM

Tom Gamble was fired this week by the Philadelphia Eagles and Pro Football Talk reports "something big" could be materializing within the organization.

Gamble was the member of the front office whom Chip Kelly respected most and had become an issue for Howie Roseman.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

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Jeremy Maclin Hopes To Re-Sign With Eagles

Dec 23, 2014 5:23 PM

Jeremy Maclin faces free agency this offseason and hopes to re-sign with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Maclin tore his ACL before the 2013 season and last winter signed a one-year, $5.5 million contract. He said at the time he hoped to work out a contract extension with the Eagles during the 2014 season.

Maclin changed agents in November. His former agent, Ben Dogra, was dismissed by his agency, CAA. Maclin opted to stay with CAA and is now represented by Tom Condon and John Caplin.

"I changed agents," Maclin said. "When you do that, it almost resets you a little bit. I want to be here, they want me here. We'll get something done."

Maclin became the Eagles' No. 1 receiver this season, catching 82 passes for 1,262 yards and 10 touchdowns.

"This is a great place to be," Maclin said Tuesday. "Everything that [owner Jeff] Lurie or Howie [Roseman, the GM] and Chip [Kelly, the head coach] has ever told me has always been true. Why wouldn't I want to be here? This is the place that drafted me. I want to end my career here. If we can get something worked out when the time is right, that's what will happen."

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Tags: Philadelphia Eagles, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Eagles' Loss Clinches Playoff Berth For Lions; Cowboys In With Win

Dec 20, 2014 9:53 PM

With their surprising 27-24 loss to Washington on Saturday afternoon, the Philadelphia Eagles are on the brink of elimination from playoff contention.

The Eagles will be eliminated if the Dallas Cowboys beat the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.

The loss also knocked Philadelphia from Wild Card contention, clinching a playoff berth for the Detroit Lions.

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Nick Foles Ruled Out For Week 16

Dec 15, 2014 3:21 PM

Nick Foles will not be available to play for the Philadelphia Eagles in Saturday's game at Washington, Chip Kelly said Monday.

Foles' collarbone was examined early Monday. While it is healing, Foles cannot be subject to football contact until the bone has completely healed.

 

"The bone is not healed," Kelly said. "He'll start throwing a little bit more, but he's out for right now. He's not cleared and will not play this week. Until he gets fully healed, he's not going to be able to play with it. We think he'll be able to throw a little more this week, but we can't have anyone near him with contact."

Foles fractured the collarbone on his left (non-throwing) side during the Eagles' Nov. 2 game in Houston. 

Phil Sheridan/ESPN

Tags: Philadelphia Eagles, Injury

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Sherman: Eagles Miss DeSean Jackson

Dec 7, 2014 11:27 PM

The Philadelphia Eagles struggled to move the ball against the defense of the Seattle Seahawks.

The Eagles lack the vertical threat DeSean Jackson provide in past seasons.

"I think they miss him tremendously," Sherman said of Jackson. "He was an incredible threat -- still a threat in this league. You can tell by things he's doing out there in Washington."

Said Sherman of Philadelphia's current wideouts: "We never felt threatened."

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

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Chip Kelly 'Laughs' At Reports He May Leave Eagles For Florida

Dec 3, 2014 12:07 PM

Chip Kelly has strongly dismissed rumors of any interest in leaving the Philadelphia Eagles to become head coach at Florida.

"I laugh," Kelly said when asked how he responds to such rumors. "No, I think it's silly. Because it's a rumor, it's not the truth. I think things that are false are silly."

Kelly is in just his second season with the Eagles and had a difficult time leaving Oregon.

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Dez Bryant Claims Eagles Were 'Kinda' Cheap'

Nov 28, 2014 2:30 PM

Dez Bryant had several confrontations with the Philadelphia Eagles' defensive backs that led to him getting a busted lip. Bryant also said he was elbowed in the hip.

"They were being kinda cheap," Bryant said. "That's another story. It is what it is. I'll get it cleaned up and I'll be fine." 

Bryant can't wait for the rematch in Week 15.

"I'm really not mad at all," Bryant said. "They beat us and I'm going to accept that, but [expletive] can't wait, but not looking past Chicago [on Dec. 4], but I cannot wait to go up there and play [Philadelphia] again. Cannot wait."

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Nick Foles Could Now Be Out Until Week 16
Nick Foles may need more than the initial diagnosis of six to eight weeks to recover from his broken collarbone.

Jeff McLane/Philadelphia Inquirer

Every NFC Rival Tried To Hire Oregon DC After Chip Kelly Went To Eagle
Nick Aliotti was coordinator at Oregon from 1999 until 2013 when he retired.

Conor Orr/NFL.com

LeSean McCoy Insists He's 'The Same Player' As 2013
LeSean McCoy has just 729 yards after 10 games this season one year after having 932 after 10.

ESPN

Ertz: Jimmy Graham Wouldn't Fit Eagles' Offense Due To Blocking
Zach Ertz believes Jimmy Graham wouldn't be a fit for the Eagles' offense.

Katherine Terrell/Times Picayune

Eagles Workout Terrelle Pryor, Thad Lewis
Terrelle Pryor was recruited by Chip Kelly out of high school when he was at Oregon.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Nick Foles Out 6-8 Weeks With 'Crack' In Collarbone
Nick Foles won't need surgery to repair the crack in his collarbone.

Phil Sheridan/ESPN

Sanchez: Eagles Have 'Right Culture For Me'
Mark Sanchez will assume starting quarterback duties for the Eagles with Nick Foles out injured.

Peter King/Sports Illustrated

Chip Kelly: Eagles Didn't Miss A Beat With Mark Sanchez
Mark Sanchez was 15-for-22 for 202 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

Eagles Fear Nick Foles Suffered Broken Collarbone
Nick Foles' left shoulder was sore earlier this season, but he said it did not affect his performance.

ESPN

McCoy Prefers Running With Foles Under Center
LeSean McCoy had 149 yards in their most recent game with Foles heavily under center.

Phil Sheridan/ESPN

Darren Sproles Likely Out Several Weeks With Knee Injury
Darren Sproles is expected to miss a few weeks with a knee injury.

Michael Hurcomb/CBS Sports

LeSean McCoy 'Embarrassed' By Week 4 Performance
LeSean McCoy continued his slow start to the 2014 season, rushing 17 times for just 10 yards in the Eagles' 26-21 loss in Week 4 to the 49ers.

Phil Sheridan/ESPN

McCoy Doesn't Believe He's Struggling In 2014
LeSean McCoy has just 175 yards on 60 rushes this season after finishing 2013 with 1,607 yards.

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Chip Kelly, Greg Roman Shared Ideas In 2011, 2012
Jim Harbaugh and Greg Roman competed against Chip Kelly while they were in the Pac-12 and again in the NFL.

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Chip Kelly Cut DeSean Jackson Because Of Size, Not Off-Field Issues
One of the ways Chip Kelly and the Eagles replaced DeSean Jackson's playmaking ability was to trade for Darren Sproles, who is leading the club in catches and receiving yards.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Texans Targeted Matt Barkley Before Trading For Mallett
The Texans targeted Matt Barkley before moving forward with the Patriots on a trade for Ryan Mallett.

Will Brinson/CBS Sports

Belichick, Carroll, Payton Considered Best HC's In NFL By Peers
Bill Belichick is ranked as the best coach in the NFL, according to a poll of 30 league insiders.

Mike Sando/ESPN

Mark Sanchez Prefers Remaining Eagles' Backup Over Trade To Rams
Mark Sanchez would have a chance to start and play in Brian Schottenheimer's offense if he were to go to the Rams.

Tom Pelissero/USA Today

LeSean McCoy Injures Thumb, X-Rays Negative
Chip Kelly called LeSean McCoy's thumb injury "no big deal," although McCoy acknowledged it was sore.

ESPN

Kelly: Concerns Over McCoy's Turf Toe 'Overblown'
Chip Kelly believes that concerns over LeSean McCoy's turf toe are overblown.

Zach Berman/Philadelphia Inquirer