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Carson Wentz Has Highest PFF Grade Ever For Rookie Through Three Games

Sep 26, 2016 8:57 AM

Carson Wentz has the highest grade ever on Pro Football Focus for a rookie quarterback through three games.

Wentz has a grade of 90.2 on PFF's 0-100 scale. He isn't just the highest-rated rookie QB, Wentz is best-rated signal-caller in the NFL.

PFF began grading quarterbacks using their current system in 2006.

Pro Football Focus

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Carson Wentz Sneaks Game Film Into Date Nights

Sep 22, 2016 2:48 PM

Carson Wentz has been caught watching game film under the dinner table during date nights with his fiance.

Wentz and Melissa Uhrich are high school sweethearts and maintained their relationship while at different colleges.

“I told NFL scouts, if you ask him to work 60 hours, he’s going to work 80 hours,” North Dakota State offensive coordinator Tim Polasek told CBS Sports in March. “In that off time, he’s going to be with his two companions — his dog and he’s got a significant other.”

Wentz and Uhrich will live separately until their wedding in the offseason.

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Pederson Sees 'Lot Of Similarities' Between Wentz, Roethlisberger

Sep 20, 2016 4:33 PM

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

Both quarterbacks are listed at 6-foot-5 and roughly 240 pounds and each was a first round pick from a lesser-known program.

"Carson has the ability to extend plays with his legs; Ben is big, strong, physical in the pocket, hard to bring down and continues to have great vision down the field," Pederson said. "I think that's one of Carson's strengths, is he continues to have that vision down the field when things begin to break down.

"So, yeah, there's a lot of similarities there. And the fact that they're both very good throwers outside the pocket is a tribute to both of them."

Roethlisberger went an amazing 13-0 as a starter during the regular season in his rookie year and was a Super Bowl champion by age 23.

Wentz has completed 61 percent of his passes for 468 yards, three touchdowns and no turnovers to help the Eagles jump out to a 2-0 record.

"Carson is doing a great job of making reads and getting them in good plays and maybe getting them out of some bad plays," Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said. "He's showing great maturity for a young guy from that perspective in terms of the amount of communication he's involved with. ... Those who are successful generally don't play like rookies."

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Eagles' Lane Johnson Begins Appeal Process On 10-Game Ban

Sep 20, 2016 8:05 AM

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 to a source.

Johnson is eligible to play for the Philadelphia Eagles through the appeals process.

The Philadelphia Inquirer, who first reported the news, said a ruling by the independent arbitrator is expected shortly after Johnson's hearing.

If he loses the appeal, the suspension would start Oct. 9 and Allen Barbre would likely move from left guard to right tackle for the Eagles.

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Doug Pederson Will Stand By Players In Teamwide Gesture

Sep 17, 2016 3:11 PM

Doug Pederson may join his Philadelphia Eagles in a team-wide protest during the national anthem on Monday.

"If they wanted to do something teamwide, I would definitely be for that," Pederson explained. "I think it just shows unity, and there's no division that way. And I think it sends a great message that from our standpoint and the National Football League and the platform and as individuals, we love this country and what it represents and the flag and the national anthem and everything.

"Listen, we're not perfect, obviously, and for us to stand sort of united that way would be -- I would be OK for that."

Malcolm Jenkins initiated the discussion about a potential protest by Eagles players on Monday night, in the same vein as other demonstrations that permeated throughout the league in Week 1.

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Zach Ertz Dealing With Displaced Rib, Considered Week-To-Week

Sep 12, 2016 3:54 PM

Zach Ertz suffered a first-rib displacement near his left shoulder on Sunday and the Philadelphia Eagles are considering the tight end week-to-week at this point.

"The rib has displaced itself underneath the collarbone, but it's not a fracture or a broken bone," Doug Pederson said.

Pederson expects Ertz will probably have to be cleared medically before he plays again.

"It's a dangerous situation with a displaced bone because you're talking up around the neck and head area, so any type of blow again could do further damage to that," Pederson said. "That's why it's a week-to-week deal."

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Eagles Trade 2015 2nd Rounder Eric Rowe To Patriots

Sep 6, 2016 1:18 PM

The Philadelphia Eagles are trading defensive back Eric Rowe to the New England Patriots in exchange for offensive lineman Josh Kline and a draft pick.

The Eagles are already in talks to trade Kline to another team.

Rowe was selected in the second round of the 2015 draft, which was overseen by Chip Kelly.

The 23-year-old was inconsistent, but showed enough promise to be considered a potential starting option heading into this season. 

Rowe played safety and corner at Utah. The Eagles viewed him as a corner, but some evaluators thought he would make a better safety coming out of college.

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Carson Wentz To Start At QB For Eagles

Sep 3, 2016 1:10 PM

The Philadelphia Eagles plan on starting Carson Wentz at quarterback in their season opener against the Cleveland Browns if he's recovered enough from his rib injury.

The Eagles traded away Sam Bradford to the Minnesota Vikings.

Chase Daniel will remain the No. 2 quarterback.

The Eagles moved up to select Wentz with the second overall pick.

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Vikings Acquire Sam Bradford From Eagles

Sep 3, 2016 10:42 AM

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

The Vikings felt forced to trade for an established quarterback after losing Teddy Bridgewater for the entire 2016 season. Due to the severity of Bridgewater's injury, his status for 2017 remains completely unknown.

Bradford re-signed with the Eagles in March to a two-year, $35 million deal with $22 million fully guaranteed. The Eagles would be responsible for Bradford's $11 million signing bonus. The remainder of his contract with $20 million in base salaries and a $4 million roster bonus on March 2017 will go to the Vikings.

Vikings tight ends coach Pat Shurmur was Bradford's offensive coordinator with the Eagles last season and for two seasons (2009-2010) with the Rams.

Carson Wentz will become the Eagles' starter at quarterback. The Eagles traded up in this year's draft to select Wentz second overall.

According to Pro Football Talk, Bradford is "thrilled" by the trade to the Vikings.

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Philadelphia To Host 2017 NFL Draft

Sep 1, 2016 8:19 AM

The 2017 NFL Draft will be held in Philadelphia, according to a source.

The past two drafts have been held in Chicago after moving out of New York City, where it had been held since 1956.

The three-day draft comes to Philadelphia in a year where the Eagles do not own a first-round pick.

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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.

Phil Sheridan/ESPN

Jordan Matthews To Miss Time With Knee Injury
The hope is that the third-year receiver will be healthy enough to play in the team's third preseason game against the Colts.

Marc Sessler/NFL

Eagles Sign Darren Sproles To One-Year Extension
Darren Sproles skipped all three weeks of voluntary organized team activity practices in May, but reported to the mandatory minicamp in June.

ESPN

Doug Pederson Remains Committed To Sam Bradford As Starter
Carson Wentz remains No. 3 on Philadelphia's quarterback depth chart.

Paul Domowitch/Philadelphia Daily News

Eagles Expect Carson Wentz To Begin Season As 3rd String QB
Doug Pederson expects the Eagles to have Sam Bradford and Chase Daniel atop their depth chart at quarterback.

Tyler Dragon/NFL.com

Philadelphia May Host 2017 NFL Draft
After two years in Chicago, the NFL Draft is moving to Philadelphia, according to one Pennsylvania politician.

Wendy Ruderman/Philadelphia Inquirer

Randall Cunningham's Daughter Qualifies For Rio
Vashti Cunningham, Randall Cunningham's 18-year-old daughter, qualified for the Rio de Janiero Olympics on Sunday in Eugene, Ore., finishing second in the women's high jump with a mark of 6 feet, 5

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Howie Roseman: Eagles Made Mistakes Paying 'Guys Who Aren't Our Own'
Howie Roseman prefers to build an NFL team by drafting well and keeping his own players.

USA Today

Buddy Ryan Dies At Age 82
Former NFL coach and defensive guru Buddy Ryan has died at the age of 82, his agent has told the press.

Josh Paunil/Philly Mag

Eagles Plan To Make Carson Wentz Inactive For Games
The Eagles have said they'll be patient with Carson Wentz and they currently plan to make the quarterback inactive on game days.

Jimmy Kempski/Philly Voice

Howie Roseman Explains Eagles' Offseason Spending Surge
The Eagles are stripping away many of the moves made by Chip Kelly.

Darin Gantt/Pro Football Talk

Fletcher Cox Agrees Upon Six-Year, $103M Extension With Eagles
Fletcher Cox will receive $63 million in guaranteed money, which is the highest ever for any player other than a quarterback.

Zac Jackson/Pro Football Talk

Nelson Agholor Being Investigated For Sexual Assault At Strip Club
The Eagles have confirmed that they are aware of a police investigation into Nelson Agholor, who has been accused of sexually assaulting a dancer at a Philadelphia strip club.

ESPN

Sam Bradford Establishing Himself As Eagles' Top Quarterback In OTAs
Sam Bradford will be the starter when the Eagles begin the season with Chase Daniel second on the depth chart followed by Carson Wentz.

Phil Sheridan/ESPN

Sam Bradford Explains Why He Asked For Trade
Sam Bradford sign a two-year contract with the Eagles in March believing he would have the chance to establish himself as the long-term quarterback.

Phil Sheridan/ESPN

Carson Wentz Not Anticipating Tension With Sam Bradford
The Eagles traded up to No. 2 to select Carson Wentz.

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