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Eagles Release Ryan Mathews

Aug 15, 2017 1:58 PM

Ryan Mathews was medically cleared from his neck injury suffered last season and immediately released by the Philadelphia Eagles.

Mathews suffered a herniated disk in his neck in Week 16 last season.

"We want to thank Ryan for his contributions to the Philadelphia Eagles over the past two seasons," the team said in a statement. "We spoke today and had a productive conversation about his future and the direction of our team going forward.

"First and foremost, we are glad that Ryan is healthy and has been cleared to return to football activities but given the current state of our running back position, we feel like it is best for both sides to go in a different direction. We wish him all the best as he continues his career."

The long-expected move gives the team $4 million in cap relief.

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Bills Acquire Jordan Matthews From Eagles For E.J. Gaines

Aug 11, 2017 10:37 PM

The Buffalo Bills acquired Jordan Matthews and a third rounder in 2018 from the Philadelphia Eagles for E.J. Gaines and a 2018 second rounder.

"These aren't easy decisions," Bills general manager Brandon Beane told reporters Friday. "I laid both trades out for [owner] Terry Pegula and [coach] Sean McDermott last night. This was absolutely a we decision."

The Bills also traded Sammy Watkins to the Rams on Friday.

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Eagles Cut Allen Barbre, Marcus Smith

Jul 26, 2017 4:05 PM

The Philadelphia Eagles have cut offensive lineman Allen Barbre and defensive end Marcus Smith.

Barbre, 33, started 12 games last season for Philadelphia, playing left guard and some right tackle. 

Smith was the Eagles' first round pick in 2014. Smith was due a roster bonus of nearly $600,000 on the third day of training camp. 

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Eagles Receivers In North Dakota To Work With Carson Wentz

Jul 10, 2017 8:42 AM

A number of Philadelphia Eagles receivers traveled to North Dakota to work out with Carson Wentz recently.

Several receivers posted about being in Fargo on social media Sunday.

Wentz is entering his second professional season and first with wide outs Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith.

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Eagles Waive Dorial Green-Beckham

Jun 30, 2017 1:23 PM

The Philadelphia Eagles have waived Dorial Green-Beckham.

The Eagles made the move after signing Dane Evans to a three-year contract.

Philadelphia didn't have a place for Green-Beckham with Alshon Jeffery, Jordan Matthews, Torrey Smith, Bryce Treggs, Nelson Agholor and rookie Mack Hollins, among others on their depth chart at wide receiver.

Green-Beckham was a second round pick in 2015.

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Carson Wentz Believes His Mechanics Have Improved

Jun 13, 2017 9:34 AM

Carson Wentz was haunted by mechanical flaws and bad habits as the Philadelphia Eagles struggled in November and December, but the quarterback believes he's made improvements.

Wentz worked with biomechanics guru Adam Dedeaux for a couple of weeks earlier this offseason.

"What made me go there?" Wentz told Peter King. "Knowing so many good players went there and it helped them. I never want to stop learning. There are so many little things about playing this position that to the naked eye you won't see when you watch me. But I do feel I am improved mechanically."

Wentz insists he's "way more comfortable" in his second year at the helm of Doug Peterson's offense.

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Derek Barnett Signs Rookie Deal With Eagles

Jun 2, 2017 8:08 AM

The Philadelphia Eagles have signed first-round pick Derek Barnett to his rookie contract.

The deal is the standard four-year pact with an option for the fifth year, which would occur in 2021.

Barnett was the fourteenth overall pick.

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Torrey Smith: Colin Kaepernick Didn't Commit Crime

May 31, 2017 8:51 AM

Torrey Smith says his former teammate is being blackballed and treated more harshly than players in the league who have committed crimes.

New York Giants co-owner John Mara recently said that he received a number of "emotional" letters from fans saying that if any Giants players protest the way Kaepernick did, by kneeling during the national anthem, they would never come to another game.

"I heard he's one of the best owners in the league, so I don't want people to think I'm disrespecting this guy. I'm not," Smith said. "But it's just the fact that he commented about people, the fans, being mad about that but you just had a [kicker] on your team who you were trying to hold onto for dear life until it was too late."

Smith was referencing Josh Brown, whom the Giants re-signed despite a domestic violence allegation against him. They ultimately released Brown in October.

"People are accepting and willing to [forgive] people when they beat the hell out of women, sell drugs, do whatever and commit all kinds of crimes and you're able to forget that," said Smith, who is now with the Philadelphia Eagles. "I'm a believer in second chances. I believe in second chances for a guy like [Bengals rookie] Joe Mixon, even though I'm an advocate against domestic violence.

"But I think you have to be open-minded to know that [Kaepernick] did not commit a crime, he didn't hurt anybody, he didn't do anything. It was a protest, and now people are kind of locking him out or don't want to support anybody that's associated with him when you're willing to support people who beat women, do all kinds of other crazy things. It just doesn't make sense."

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Eagles Sign LeGarrette Blount To One-Year Deal

May 18, 2017 9:00 AM

The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to a one-year deal with LeGarrette Blount.

The deal is worth up to $2.8 million, with a base value of $1.25 million and incentives worth upward of $1.55 million, according to a source.

The New England Patriots had issued an unrestricted free-agent tender potentially worth $2.1 million to Blount last week before the May 9 deadline that ensured the running back will count toward the 2018 compensatory pick formula.

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Brandon Graham Happy With Eagles, Not Holding Out

May 17, 2017 7:22 AM

Brandon Graham tweeted on Tuesday that his absence from the practice facility last week had nothing to do with his contract with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Graham said that he was spending time with family last week. He wrote, "I love playing in Philly" and, "I've never had an issue with my contract."

The Philadelphia Inquirer had reported last week that Graham was expected to skip organized team activities later this month, and perhaps mandatory minicamp as well, until the Eagles rework his contract.

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Roger Goodell Encouraged Drew Pearson To Troll Philly Fans
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Nick Foles Signs Two-Year, $11M Deal With Eagles
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Alshon Jeffery Agrees To One-Year, $14M Deal With Eagles
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Torrey Smith Agrees Upon Three-Year, $15M Deal With Eagles
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DeSean Jackson: Return To Eagles Would Be 'Great Story'
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McKelvin was set to make a base salary of $2 million with a roster bonus of $1.2 million in 2017.

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Michael Vick Officially Retires From NFL
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Carson Wentz Hires Coach To Fix Mechanics
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Andy Reid Compares Tyreek Hill To DeSean Jackson
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