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Jaguars Could Be Contenders For Nick Foles

Jan 17, 2019 8:35 AM

The Jacksonville Jaguars could become leading contenders to land Nick Foles this offseason.

John DeFilippo has been named Jacksonville's offensive coordinator. DeFilippo was the quarterbacks coach for the Philadelphia Eagles when Foles led the team to a Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots last February.

It remains to be seen how a team could acquire Foles this offseason -- whether he'll become a free agent or the Eagles will retain his rights to swing a trade.

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Tags: Jacksonville Jaguars, Philadelphia Eagles, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Eagles Still View Carson Wentz As Preferred Quarterback

Jan 15, 2019 5:26 PM

The Philadelphia Eagles will stick with Carson Wentz as their starting quarterback despite the success of Nick Foles.

"Yes, Carson Wentz is the quarterback going forward," coach Doug Pederson said at a joint news conference with executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman on Tuesday. "And in Nick's case, listen, we'd love to have everybody back throughout the roster, but as I've said many, many times, it's not about one guy, it's about the team, and we're going to do what's best for the team."

Foles can become a free agent this offseason unless the Eagles use the franchise tag on him.

"We would love to keep Nick Foles," Roseman said. "You talk about a guy we drafted here and we've grown incredibly close with. I don't know a team that wouldn't want to have Nick Foles on their roster. Certainly as we go into the substance of those discussions, we haven't had them yet, but there's no question we love having Nick Foles as an Eagle in Philadelphia and we'd love to keep him."

Foles wants to be a starter and figures to receive a significant contract as a free agent.

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Brandon Graham Not 'Going To Be Silly' In Contract Talks

Jan 15, 2019 8:27 AM

Brandon Graham will be a free agent after nine seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Graham was asked if he'd take less money to remain with the Eagles.

"I understand where I'm at," Graham said. "I ain't going to be silly, I only have so many years I can do this but if it's two million off from somebody else, obviously I'm going to stay where I'm at. I feel like people know me here, that's what I mean when I say, 'Is it worth going somewhere else?' ... I know I am happy here."

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Nick Foles Would Like To Be Starting QB In 2019

Jan 14, 2019 8:08 PM

Nick Foles appears more eager to become a permanent starting quarterback again than he did in the past.

Foles finished 2018 as the Philadelphia Eagles' starting quarterback due to a Carson Wentz injury for the second straight season.

"Yeah, like I said, I would love to lead a team," Foles said. "The starter thing, leading a team, impacting a locker room ... that's why we play the game, to impact people, to create an atmosphere."

The Eagles can exercise a $20 million option in Foles' contract for 2019, but the QB can buy his way out of that option and into free agency by paying back $2 million.

The Eagles would likely need to use the franchise tag on Foles if they were to either keep him or trade him.

Foles nearly retired from the NFL before rejoining the Eagles. Foles turns 30 on Jan. 20.

"Whatever we decide, whatever contract we sign, we will always honor that contract years-wise, and then we go from there," he said.

"If I can't find the right reasons to do this game, then I need to pursue something else, but right now, I'm really loving playing this game. ... I've grown this last year more as a player than I ever have. I'm really starting to understand how I want to play this game. My game has changed, seeing what's important and really just being myself."

Foles and Wentz have grown close during their time together.

"I know a couple things: I love Nick. I love that we're like brothers in there, me Nick and Nate [Sudfeld], and the support we have for each other," Wentz said. "Whatever happens is meant to happen, and I think we're all going to be successful in our own right."

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Alshon Jeffery Played With Broken Ribs In Loss

Jan 14, 2019 8:22 AM

Alshon Jeffrey, who dropped a pass that led to a game-sealing interception for the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, played in the game with broken ribs, according to a teammate.

Lane Johnson told reporters about the severity of Jeffrey's injury. He was on the injury report and an MRI during the week revealed the injury.

Jeffrey had five receptions for 63 yards for the Philadelphia Eagles.

He took the blame for the 20-14 loss afterward.

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Adam Schefter Believes Eagles Could Get Three Firsts For Carson Wentz

Jan 9, 2019 8:35 AM

During an appearance on 97.5 The Fanatic in Philadelphia on Wednesday morning, Adam Schefter discussed a hypothetical scenario involving the Eagles' quarterbacks.

After leading the team to their first Super Bowl win last season, Nick Foles has taken over for an injured Carson Wentz and had success yet again.

While discussing a scenario, however unlikely, in which the Eagles would be open to trading Wentz, Schefter estimated that the haul for the young quarterback would be quite high.

"I think if the Eagles decided they wanted to trade Carson Wentz, they could name their asking price. I would guess that three first-round picks would be the starting point," the ESPN Insider said.

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Nick Foles Earns $1M Incentive With Playoff Win

Jan 7, 2019 8:48 AM

The Philadelphia Eagles' 16-15 win over the Chicago Bears on Sunday afternoon allowed Nick Foles to earn $1 million through incentives.

Foles tossed the go-ahead touchdown with less than a minute remaining. Cody Parkey missed a 43-yard field goal that would have won the game for the Bears.

When the Eagles restructured the quarterback's contract this offseason, they loaded it with incentives. Foles earned $500,000 for playing 33 percent of the snaps in a playoff game and another $500,000 for the victory.

Foles is in line for another $500,000 bonus next week assuming he plays 33 percent of snaps against the New Orleans Saints with another half-million on the line should the Eagles pull off another upset.

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Cody Parkey Felt He 'Hit A Good Ball' On Missed FG Tipped At Line

Jan 7, 2019 8:41 AM

Cody Parkey felt good about his attempt at a 43-yard, game-winning field goal on Sunday afternoon.

The Chicago Bears lost to the Philadelphia Eagles 16-15 after Parkey's attempt bounced off the goal post twice. The ball was tipped by Treyvon Hester.

"I feel terrible," Parkey said. "There's really no answer to it. I thought I hit a good ball."

Parkey went 23 of 30 on field goals during the regular season, including some big misses.

"It's one of the worst feelings in the world to let your team down," Parkey said. "I feel terrible. Continue to put things into perspective, continue to just put my best foot forward and just sleep at night knowing that I did everything in my power this week to make that kick and for whatever reason it hit the crossbar and the upright."

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Infographic: Chargers, Colts Finish In Top-10 In Offense, Defense DVOA

Jan 2, 2019 11:42 AM

The NFL has just two teams ranking in the top-10 in DVOA on both Offense and Defense at the end of the regular season in the Los Angeles Chargers and Indianapolis Colts.

The Chiefs, Steelers, Seahawks, Rams, Packers, Falcons, Patriots and Saints also rank in the top-10 on offense, while the Cowboys, Jaguars, Texans, Bears, Vikings, Broncos, Ravens and Bills are in the top-10 on defense.

The Chiefs rank first in the NFL in both Total DVOA and Weighted DVOA.

 

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Eagles Remain Fully Committed To Carson Wentz

Dec 26, 2018 3:24 PM

Doug Pederson reiterated that the Philadelphia Eagles are fully committed to Carson Wentz as their quarterback of the future. Wentz is hurt for the second straight season and Nick Foles again has played well in place of him.

“I think you have to continue to talk,” Pederson said during his press conference. “I don’t think you have to necessarily always go out of your way and make sure that [you communicate that to him]. He understands. He knows the situation he’s in. He’s trying to get healthy. But at the same time, I want him to understand that, hey, he’s our guy. He’s the guy we drafted and moving forward, he’s our quarterback. I don’t have to sit there and keep encouraging; he knows that. But we do have conversation, and I try to encourage him the best I can.”

Foles will be a free agent this offseason.

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