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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. 

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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."

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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

Nov 26, 2014 11:20 PM

Nick Foles may need more than the initial diagnosis of six to eight weeks to recover from his broken collarbone.

The best case scenario for Foles' return would be Week 16.

Foles suffered the injury on November 2nd and Mark Sanchez has been starting at quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles in his place.

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Every NFC Rival Tried To Hire Oregon DC After Chip Kelly Went To Eagle

Nov 25, 2014 1:14 PM

Every team in the NFC East tried ot hire former Oregon defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti after the Philadelphia Eagles hired Chip Kelly in 2013

"I have been asked by everybody in the NFC East," Aliotti, now retired, told The Oregonian on Monday. "The Giants asked me to come back when Chip got the first job. I didn't feel right doing that. Some teams have called when they're getting ready to play the Eagles and they call and have certain questions on the thing. Unless I know the guy and he's a good friend, I don't get involved with that."

Aliotti was coordinator at Oregon from 1999 until 2013 when he retired.

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LeSean McCoy Insists He's 'The Same Player' As 2013

Nov 20, 2014 1:15 PM

LeSean McCoy has just 729 yards after 10 games this season one year after having 932 after 10.

"I'm not even going to address 'am I the same player?'" McCoy said. "That's for you all to figure out."

McCoy then went on to answer the question.

"Are you crazy?" he said. "I am the same player. I'm not going to sit here and play that game, like, 'Am I the same player?'"

The Philadelphia Eagles don't have a serious deep threat and have also had injuries to their offensive line.

"Statistically there is [a drop-off], but I think we're a different team," Chip Kelly said.


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Ertz: Jimmy Graham Wouldn't Fit Eagles' Offense Due To Blocking

Nov 19, 2014 5:08 PM

Zach Ertz believes Jimmy Graham wouldn't be a fit for the Philadelphia Eagles' offense.

Graham is an excellent pass-catcher, but he doesn't block well or often.

"Probably not, to be honest," Ertz told when asked if Graham would be able to get much time on the field if he were with the Eagles. "I don't want to take anything away from Jimmy, but the things I've seen, he is more of a pass-catching tight end. In this offense we are a run-first team and we don't sub because we go at (a fast pace)."

Graham has 59 catches for 623 yards and seven touchdowns this season.

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Eagles Workout Terrelle Pryor, Thad Lewis

Nov 15, 2014 5:20 PM

The Philadelphia Eagles have worked out quarterbacks Terrelle Pryor and Thad Lewis.

Mark Sanchez is starting for the Eagles with Nick Foles out with injury.

Pryor was recruited by Chip Kelly out of high school when he was at Oregon.

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

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

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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.

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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.


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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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


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

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Chip Kelly More 'Football Hacker' Than Revolutionary
Chip Kelly's offense with the Eagles isn't unique because of specific schemes but how he organizes and implements them.

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McCoy, Cole Fight At Eagles' Training Camp
LeSean McCoy and Trent Cole are close friends but got into a fight on Sunday.

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Wilson, Luck, Rodgers, Watt Headline Barnwell's Trade Value List
Brill Barnwell has released his 2014 NFL Trade Value rankings, headlined by Russell Wilson at No. 1 and Andrew Luck at No. 2.

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McCoy: Foles Has Taken Jump To Become Star Quarterback
LeSean McCoy has given Nick Foles his full faith on becoming one of the NFL's best quarterbacks.

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Eagles To Lose Lane Johnson For Four Games With PED Suspension
Lane Johnson missed just one snap in 17 games last season as a rookie right tackle.

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