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Eagles Likely To Pursue DeSean Jackson In Offseason

Dec 4, 2016 11:03 AM

The Philadelphia Eagles are expected to pursue DeSean Jackson in free agency.

Multiple teams believe Jackson, who will be an unrestricted free agent after the season, could return to Philadelphia. 

Washington is unlikely to use the franchise tag on Jackson.

Jackson and Doug Pederson are said to be big admirers of each other.

Jackson spent his first six seasons in Philadelphia, reaching three Pro Bowls and posting 356 receptions for 6,117 yards and 32 touchdowns, before signing with Washington prior to the 2014 season.

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Tags: Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Doug Pederson Regrets Decision To Challenge Two-Yard Gain

Dec 1, 2016 9:01 AM

Doug Pederson made an odd decision to challenge a two-yard gain in the third quarter of the Philadelphia Eagles' loss to the Green Bay Packers on Monday night.

Pederson now regrets the call, which left the Eagles without any challenges for the remainder of the game.

"We do have a process with the coaches upstairs and the information we're seeing and the camera angles and different things like that to make those choices," he said. "That second one, I probably would have kept it. It was a two-yard gain — 2nd-and-8."

Despite losing that two-yard gain on Pederson's challenge, the Packers scored on the drive.

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Tags: Philadelphia Eagles, Misc Rumor

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Lane Johnson Files Claims Against NFL, NFLPA

Nov 23, 2016 8:17 AM

Lane Johnson has filed charges against the NFL and NFL Players Association with the National Labor Relations Board, according to his attorney.

"Lane also filed a complaint against the NFLPA with the Department of Labor under the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act," a statement from attorney Steve Zashin reads.

"During Lane's appeal, it became apparent that the written words in the collectively bargained Performance-Enhancing Substances ("PES") Policy, under which Lane was disciplined, are meaningless."

"The PES Policy, as written, guarantees rights, protections and due process to players in recognition of the enormous consequences of discipline," the statement continues.

"The NFL and the NFLPA have undermined these protections, leaving the players -- including Lane -- with a hollowed-out process devoid of any protections. The actions of the NFL and NFLPA violate federal law.

"Lane trusts that he can get a fair hearing with the NLRB and the DOL."

Johnson is currently serving a 10-game suspension for violating the league's performance-enhancing drugs policy for a second time. He believes the positive test was the result of taking an amino acid he purchased online that was contaminated. Johnson said at the time that he checked the contents on the label with an app provided by the NFLPA.

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Eagles Called Seahawks To Complain About Russell Wilson Pick In 2012

Nov 18, 2016 7:16 AM

Andy Reid, then coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, called Pete Carroll angrily after the Seattle Seahawks picked Russell Wilson 75th overall in 2012.

Reid and the Eagles were hoping to draft Wilson 13 picks later.

Reid is now the coach of the Kansas City Chiefs, but the Eagles will take on the Seahawks this Sunday afternoon.

"I don't think (Seahawks GM John Schneider) specifically thought the Eagles were any more of a threat than other teams -- I don't know that -- but I know that Andy called us right after the pick, though, and gave John some trouble about it," Carroll said. "They're old friends. But we were really sweating it out. We wanted him the whole way, and John had it figured obviously perfectly for us to get it done. There were a couple other teams that called in right after that, too. Andy was the first guy to call, though. We felt very fortunate.

"(Andy) was just giving John a hard time for taking his guy. Kind of regular banter that happens during the draft."

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Tags: Philadelphia Eagles, Seattle Seahawks, Misc Rumor

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Browns 'Really Like' Decision To Trade Carson Wentz

Nov 17, 2016 10:48 AM

The Cleveland Browns have been in a perpetual search for a quarterback, starting 26 different players at the position since 1999.

Cleveland traded away the second overall pick that became Carson Wentz to the Philadelphia Eagles for an extra first rounder in 2017 and extra second rounders in 2017 and 2018.

“We always look back on our decisions,” Sashi Brown said when asked about passing on Wentz. “You try to be as thorough as possible going in, and as humble as possible coming out. Are there things we could have, and should have, done differently? That said, we really like the decision we made. I think it’s dangerous to start evaluating decisions once you have information you didn’t have going into them. And our trade, really, hasn’t even borne all its fruits.”

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Ben Roethlisberger 'Blown Away' Browns Didn't Draft Carson Wentz

Nov 17, 2016 7:52 AM

Ben Roethlisberger, who said earlier this season that he was "really surprised" the Cleveland Browns didn't draft Carson Wentz with the second overall pick, took it one step further on Wednesday.

"I thought for sure he was going to Cleveland," Roethlisberger said. "There was not a doubt in my mind that he wasn't a perfect AFC North quarterback, a great fit for you guys and everything. Then when everything transpired, I was blown away by it, but you never know.

"It's early in his career. You hate to jump to conclusions and call him the same thing as me, who has been in the league for 13 years, but only time will tell if that same thing kind of happened there, too."

Roethlisberger and Wentz share an agent. The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback admits that he's still fueled by being passed over by the Browns at No. 6 in 2004.

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Tags: Cleveland Browns, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, Draft

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Eagles Release Josh Huff

Nov 3, 2016 4:08 PM

Josh Huff has been released by the Philadelphia Eagles two days after he was arrested and charged with possessing an unloaded 9 mm handgun without a permit, a magazine that had six hollow-point bullets and a small amount of marijuana.

In a statement released to ESPN's Adam Caplan, Huff said, "First, I want to apologize to Mr. Lurie and his family, my coaches and teammates, and all Eagles fans. I'm sorry that any action by me brought negative light to this organization. I want to thank the Lurie Family, Howie [Roseman], this community and the entire Eagles organization for the opportunity I've had for the past 3 years. Most important, I want to let the fans and community as a whole know that I understand the responsibility I have as a professional athlete, and I will take all measures necessary to correct mistakes I have made."

Huff had practiced with the team Wednesday.

Asked whether he believes everybody in the Eagles locker room and around the league carries a gun, Huff said, "I do. Yes, I do."

Huff was arrested on the gun and drug charges after he was pulled over for speeding on the Walt Whitman Bridge on the New Jersey side. 

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Tags: Philadelphia Eagles, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Waiver

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Doug Pederson Wants Eagles To Be More 'Aggressive' After Loss

Oct 31, 2016 7:57 AM

After Sunday night's loss to the Dallas Cowboys in overtime, Doug Pederson wants to be more "aggressive" in his play-calling for the Philadelphia Eagles going forward.

The Eagles held a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter before the Cowboys forced overtime and then scored on the first drive of the extra period.

Philadelphia punted to Dallas rather than attempt a 54-yard field goal with 6:34 left in regulation. The kick would have given the Eagles a 10-point lead again. Caleb Sturgis had hit 17 straight field goals, including a 55-yarder just before halftime.

"(I) felt comfortable doing that, making that decision," Pederson said. "The thing is, field position at that time is critical. [Sturgis] did kick the one before half, which was an excellent kick with no time left on the clock. Had we executed on the third-down play, we would have been in a little better position to kick the field goal at that time and we just didn't execute on the play before."

Pederson talking about learning lessons from the loss, and he said: "I think just, for me, staying aggressive, No. 1."

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Eagles Still Exploring Trade For Wide Receiver

Oct 30, 2016 1:32 PM

The Philadelphia Eagles continue to explore a trade for a wide receiver, according to sources.

The Eagles have been linked to Torrey Smith of the San Francisco 49ers.

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Tags: Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Jordan Matthews: Wentz-Prescott Could Be New Manning-Brady

Oct 27, 2016 7:51 AM

When the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys face off on Sunday night, rookie quarterbacks Carson Wentz and Dak Prescott will be on center stage.

Jordan Matthews believes Wentz-Prescott could be the NFL's next great rivalry.

"Peyton [Manning] and [Tom] Brady, that's an extremely high honor to be mentioned with those guys," Matthews said.

"I have spoken highly of Carson and know that he could be named with those guys just with more years of playing. And I have a high respect for Dak, too. … You're talking about a guy who is a poised quarterback, he knows what it means to be a leader, he knows what it means to be game-planned for. And I feel like Carson is the same way. The thing I love about Carson is he has that same ability but he also has a chip on his shoulder. So you're talking about two guys that could potentially be like a Brady and Peyton rivalry. The only difference is, you're going to get this two times a year, and possibly playoffs."

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49ers, Eagles In Talks On Torrey Smith Trade
Torrey Smith has 13 catches so far in 2016 after catching 33 balls in his first season with the 49ers.

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Vikings To Receive Extra Pick From Eagles If They Reach NFC Title Game
The announced deal had the Eagles receiving the Vikings' first-round draft pick in 2017, as well as a conditional fourth-rounder in 2018 in exchange for Sam Bradford.

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DeMarco Murray Thought He'd Be Traded Back To Cowboys
DeMarco Murray was "95 percent sure" he was set to be traded back to the Cowboys.

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NFL Upholds 10-Game Suspension For Lane Johnson
Lane Johnson had violated the league's performance-enhancing drug policy for a second time.

ESPN

Eagles Still Want To Avoid Designed Runs For Carson Wentz
Carson Wentz said at North Dakota State he had 8-10 designed runs a game.

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Carson Wentz Has Highest PFF Grade Ever For Rookie Through Three Games
Carson Wentz isn't just the highest-rated rookie QB, Wentz is best-rated signal-caller in the NFL through three games.

Pro Football Focus

Carson Wentz Sneaks Game Film Into Date Nights
Carson Wentz and Melissa Uhrich are high school sweethearts and maintained their relationship while at different colleges.

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Pederson Sees 'Lot Of Similarities' Between Wentz, Roethlisberger
Ahead of Sunday's game between the Steelers and Eagles, Doug Pederson says he sees a lot of similarities between rookie Carson Wentz and Super Bowl winner Ben Roethlisberger.

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Eagles' Lane Johnson Begins Appeal Process On 10-Game Ban
Lane Johnson has scheduled an appeal hearing on Oct. 4 as he attempts to avoid a potential 10-game suspension for violating the league's performance-enhancing drug policy for a second time, according

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Doug Pederson Will Stand By Players In Teamwide Gesture
Malcolm Jenkins initiated the discussion about a potential protest by Eagles players on Monday night.

NFL.com

Zach Ertz Dealing With Displaced Rib, Considered Week-To-Week
Zach Ertz suffered a first-rib displacement near his left shoulder on Sunday and the Eagles are considering the tight end week-to-week at this point.

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Eagles Trade 2015 2nd Rounder Eric Rowe To Patriots
Eric Rowe was selected in the second round of the 2015 draft, which was overseen by Chip Kelly.

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Carson Wentz To Start At QB For Eagles
The Eagles moved up to select Carson Wentz with the second overall pick.

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Vikings Acquire Sam Bradford From Eagles
The Vikings have acquired Sam Bradford from the Eagles for a first round pick and a fourth round pick.

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Philadelphia To Host 2017 NFL Draft
The past two drafts have been held in Chicago after moving out of New York City, where it had been held since 1956.

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Dorial Green-Beckham To See First-Team Action With Eagles
Dorial Green-Beckham will have a chance to climb up the depth chart when he sees first-team action with the Eagles in their Saturday preseason game with the Colts.

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Eagles Agree To Terms On One-Year, $3M Deal With Stephen Tulloch
The linebacker will receive $1.75 million guaranteed.

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Titans Trade Dorial Green-Beckham To Eagles
The Titans have traded Dorial Green-Beckham to the Eagles for guard Dennis Kelly.

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Carson Wentz Out Indefinitely With Hairline Fracture In Ribs
Carson Wentz completed 12 of 24 passes for 89 yards in Philadelphia's preseason opener.

ESPN

Lane Johnson Facing 10-Game Suspension For PED Violation
Lane Johnson signed a five-year, $52.25 million contract extension in February.

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