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Chris Long Retiring After 11 NFL Seasons

May 19, 2019 8:33 AM

Chris Long is retiring after 11 seasons in the NFL.

Long spent much of the offseason weighing whether to retire or play another season. 

The Eagles released a statement congratulating Long, saying, in part, "He will always be part of the Eagles family."

"There aren't many players who can say they won back-to-back Super Bowls and the NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year award," the Eagles said. "There's no question that his work ethic combined with his unique talent made him into one of the greatest of this era's professional athletes. We're very thankful Chris chose to play for the Philadelphia Eagles."

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Eagles To Sign Cody Kessler

May 13, 2019 8:38 AM

The Philadelphia Eagles will sign Cody Kessler, according to a league source.

Kessler was released by the Jacksonville Jaguars last week.

The Eagles made the move to add depth and experience to their roster.

Nate Sudfeld is expected to compete for the No. 2 role behind Carson Wentz. Philadelphia also drafted Clayton Thorson in the fifth round last month.

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Eagles Extend Naming Rights Deal Through 2032

May 10, 2019 8:31 AM

The Philadelphia Eagles have extended their naming rights deal for Lincoln Financial Field through 2032.

The original deal ran through the 2022 season and paid the Eagles $139.6 million for 20 years.

The new deal is worth $170 million, or just over $12 million per season.

"To have a hometown corporate team support your hometown team, there becomes this connection that carries beyond the stadium," team president Don Smolenski said. "It provides us resources for what we do from a business perspective, but it's resources that we put into the building for the fans, resources that we put into the team for the fans, and it's resources that we do together in the community, which is for Philadelphia."

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Chris Long Pushes $1M Roster Bonus Back Until Start Of Camp

May 1, 2019 8:54 AM

Chris Long's contract with the Philadelphia Eagles called for him to receive a $1 million roster bonus on Wednesday, but the date has reportedly been moved back.

It will now be due on the day that veterans report for training camp.

Long said last month that he remains "pretty undecided" about playing for the Eagles or anyone else in 2019 .

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Eagles Pick Up Fifth-Year Option On Carson Wentz

Apr 30, 2019 8:30 AM

As expected, the Philadelphia Eagles have exercised the fifth-year option on Carson Wentz's rookie contract.

Wentz is set to earn $8.5 million this coming season. He'll make more than $20 million in 2020, the fifth and final year of his rookie deal.

The Eagles drafted the quarterback second overall in 2016.

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Eagles Acquire No. 22 Pick From Ravens, Pick Andre Dillard

Apr 25, 2019 10:50 PM

The Philadelphia Eagles moved up to select Washington State offensive tackle Andre Dillard on Thursday night.

To acquire the 22nd pick, the Eagles sent the 25th, 125th and 197th picks to the Baltimore Ravens.

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2019 NFL Draft First-Round Results

Apr 25, 2019 8:00 PM

The 2019 NFL Draft is upon us. RealGM is here to help you track all that goes down -- both here and on Twitter (@RealGMFootball). We'll post the results of the first round as the picks come in.

 

1. Arizona Cardinals - Kyler Murray, Oklahoma QB

2. San Francisco 49ers - Nick Bosa, Ohio State DE

3. New York Jets - Quinnen Williams, Alabama DT

4. Oakland Raiders - Clelin Ferrell, Clemson DE

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Devin White, LSU LB

6. New York Giants - Daniel Jones, Duke QB

7. Jacksonville Jaguars - Josh Allen, Kentucky DE

8. Detroit Lions - T.J. Hockenson, Iowa TE

9. Buffalo Bills - Ed Oliver, Houston DT

10. Pittsburgh Steelers (from Denver) - Devin Bush, Michigan LB

11. Cincinnati Bengals - Jonah Williams, Alabama OT

12. Green Bay Packers - Rashan Gary, Michigan DE

13. Miami Dolphins - Christian Wilkins, Clemson DT

14. Atlanta Falcons - Chris Lindstrom, Boston College G

15. Washington Redskins - Dwayne Haskins, Ohio State QB

16. Carolina Panthers - Brian Burns, Florida State OLB

17. New York Giants (from Cleveland) - Dexter Lawrence, Clemson DT

18. Minnesota Vikings - Garrett Bradbury, NC State C

19. Tennessee Titans - Jeffery Simmons, Mississippi State DT

20. Denver Broncos (from Pittsburgh) - Noah Fant, Iowa TE

21. Green Bay Packers (from Seattle) - Darnell Savage, Maryland DB

22. Philadelphia Eagles (from Baltimore) - Andre Dillard, Washington State OT

23. Houston Texans - Tytus Howard, Alabama State OT

24. Oakland Raiders (from Chicago) - Josh Jacobs, Alabama RB

25. Baltimore Ravens (from Philadelphia) - Marquise Brown, Oklahoma WR

26. Washington Redskins (from Indianapolis) - Montez Sweat, Mississippi State LB

27. Oakland Raiders (from Dallas) - Johnathan Abram, Mississippi State DB

28. Los Angeles Chargers - Jerry Tillery, Notre Dame DL

29. Seattle Seahawks (from Kansas City) - L.J. Collier, TCU DE

30. New York Giants (from Seattle via Green Bay through New Orleans) - DeAndre Baker, Georgia CB

31. Atlanta Falcons (from L.A. Rams) - Kaleb McGary, Washington OT

32. New England Patriots - N'Keal Harry, Arizona State WR

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Eagles Making Nelson Agholor Available In Trades

Apr 25, 2019 8:44 AM

Nelson Agholor is entering the final year of his contract and the Philadelphia Eagles are reportedly making him available in trades.

If the Eagles draft a wide receiver, they will be prepared to trade the former first-round pick.

Agholor is due to make $9.4 million fully guaranteed in 2019.

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2019 NFL Mock Draft, Final Version

Apr 25, 2019 8:25 AM

The 2019 NFL Draft is finally here! Months of speculation and guesswork gets proven right or wrong over the next three days.

Here is my final guess at where the players go in the draft. This is my prediction of what NFL teams will do and does not necessarily reflect the decisions I would make in the same situations. Because more of these will likely be wrong that right, I'll keep the commentary to a brief blurb. 

1. Arizona Cardinals: Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma. Despite the late speculation to the contrary, the rookie coach gets his preferred QB. Best guess on Josh Rosen's fate: traded to Washington for two second-round picks.

2. San Francisco 49ers: Nick Bosa, EDGE, Ohio State. A long-rumored match and it makes sense, as the 49ers need an EDGE who can create havoc and also snuff the run on the way to the QB. That's Bosa.

3. New York Jets: Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama. It's easy to see new Jets DC Gregg Williams banging the table for the best interior rusher in this draft, a perfect fit to set up his blitz-happy D.

Possible trade: Jets trade out, Bengals trade up to snag a QB.

4. Oakland Raiders: Ed Oliver, DL, Houston. Oliver might be the best player in this entire draft, though there is risk. It's easy to see both Mike Mayock and Jon Gruden loving his potential based on what they've said and done in their respective pasts. I view this spot as Kyler Murray's draft floor, be it the Raiders taking him or a team (Miami?) trading up to get him.

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Devin White, LB, LSU. This has been the hot match since at least the combine and I've not been presented with any compelling reason to swim against the current.

6. New York Giants: Montez Sweat, EDGE, Mississippi State. Sweat has two double-digit sack seasons in the SEC and the highest athletic upside of any defensive player in this draft. Perfect blend of proven performance and high ceiling that will get GM Dave Gettleman to bite. I don't believe the Giants go QB here but if they do it's Daniel Jones.

7. Jacksonville Jaguars: Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida. Another team/player match that has been hotly rumored for months. There are whispers of T.J. Hockenson and Daniel Jones here. One trade scenario that makes sense: the Bengals moving up here from No. 11 to take Dwayne Haskins and the Jaguars landing Taylor at 11.

8. Detroit Lions: Josh Allen, EDGE, Kentucky. Best-case scenario for the Lions, who desperately want to add more pass-rushing oomph to an underrated defense. Plan B is Jonah Williams. Plan C is T.J. Hockenson.

Possible trade: Washington moves up from 15 to 8 and takes Daniel Jones. Lions fall back and select Clelin Ferrell.

9. Buffalo Bills: T.J. Hockenson, TE, Iowa. Dual-threat TE to pair with a dual-threat QB. I can see Andre Dillard or Jonah Williams here too.

10. Denver Broncos: Devin Bush, LB, Michigan. The rangy, hard-hitting Bush is a perfect fit for Vic Fangio's defensive vision. I can definitely envision a QB here too. Drew Lock was linked to this pick for a long time, I have to think that's still within the realm of possibility.

It's at this point where I realize I don't have Daniel Jones slotted in the top 10. I do believe he's going in the top 10 somewhere, but in this scenario, I just couldn't place him. Que tonteria.

11. Cincinnati Bengals: Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State. It certainly could be Dwayne Haskins here, but a couple of sources I respect indicate the team really likes Dillard. Maybe they trade up later to get the potential successor to Andy Dalton. Dillard will help either guy with his elite-level pass protection.

12. Green Bay Packers: Jonah Williams, OL, Alabama. A safe pick with positional versatility and a strong history of playing well against top competition, Williams makes sense for the rebuilding-on-the-fly Packers.

13. Miami Dolphins: Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State. Probably the best-case outcome for Miami, which sorely needs a long-term solution at QB and in this case doesn't need to move up to land one. Haskins slotting this draft season has been an exercise in futility.

14. Atlanta Falcons: Rashan Gary, DL, Michigan. Too much potential in Gary for him to fall too far, and he offers the Falcons an injection of athleticism on the defensive front.

Possible trade: If Ed Oliver starts to drop, the Falcons get aggressive and move up as far as 7 or 8 to snag him.

15. Washington: Daniel Jones, QB, Duke. Rather than try to forecast the trade up to land Jones, I'll just marry the player and team here in the original Washington slot. I expect Jones to come off higher and the rumors of the Skins looking to move up -- way up -- to get him have been present for some time.

16. Carolina Panthers: Clelin Ferrell, EDGE, Clemson. Rock-solid productive pass rusher and he's a local for the Panthers, making it a great fit for a position where they desperately need youthful help. This is also the range where Oakland or Seattle could move with their extra firsts.

17. New York Giants: Drew Lock, QB, Missouri. During Senior Bowl week the Giants media could not get enough of Lock, which tells me they've either been tipped the Giants had a real interest or are easily drawn to talented but flawed QB prospects. Tough to ignore Cody Ford or Andre Dillard here too.

18. Minnesota Vikings: Garrett Bradbury, C/OG, North Carolina State. I suspect this is a popular pick, matching the best center with the team that needs center more than any other.

19. Tennessee Titans: Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson. Those close to coach Mike Vrabel have strongly hinted he's a huge fan of the huge man on the DL. He and Jurrell Casey together make for a very difficult day for opposing offenses.

20. Pittsburgh Steelers: Rock Ya-Sin, CB, Temple. It might not happen at 20, but the Steelers interest in Ya-Sin appears legit. This is Devin Bush's absolute floor. Keep an eye on Oakland moving up here.

21. Seattle Seahawks: Brian Burns, EDGE, Florida State. After the Frank Clark trade, it's hard to see the Seahawks not aggressively targeting a pass rusher. Burns brings sizzle and speed off the edge despite questions about his size and run defense. They could trade back and still get him, and a team looking to snag a top corner or safety (Chargers, Rams?) might indulge them.

22. Baltimore Ravens: D.K. Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss. Tough choice here as I think they like both Erik McCoy and Cody Ford a lot, but the chance to get a lottery ticket in Metcalf at a position of need will woo new GM Eric DeCosta. At least one member of their scouting staff ranks the athletic freak WR considerably higher than this slot.

23. Houston Texans: Cody Ford, OL, Oklahoma. Expect the Texans to aggressively address the league's worst offensive line. Ford can play tackle or guard and Houston desperately needs help at both. They could draft as many as three linemen (and multiple CBs) this weekend.

24. Oakland Raiders: Noah Fant, TE, Iowa. More of a supersized WR, Fant would nicely replace Jared Cook. It's a bigger need than gets widely publicized, and Fant has potential to be a great NFL receiver.

25. Philadelphia Eagles: Jeffery Simmons, DT, Mississippi State. Simmons would likely have been a top-10 pick if he didn't tear his ACL in December. The Eagles have enough depth they can afford to take a redshirt guy with big upside. I can see Marquise Brown here too.

26. Indianapolis Colts: Jerry Tillery, DT, Notre Dame. Tillery posted several game tapes where he looks worthy of being drafted much higher than this. He's a nice fit and value for the monster of a youthful Colts defense GM Chris Ballard is building.

27. Oakland Raiders: Greedy Williams, CB, LSU. It came down to a playmaking corner or running back, and both after a trade; I expect the Raiders to make this pick very early on Friday instead of at No. 27. Williams brings size and ball skills to a secondary lacking both. New England moving up for a TE or Cleveland aggressively jumping in for a CB both make sense as trades.

28. Los Angeles Chargers: Dalton Risner, OL, Kansas State. Talented, versatile (he can play RT, either G spot or C) and physical, Risner is a great fit for what the Chargers want up front.

29. Seattle Seahawks: Byron Murphy, CB, Washington. Arguably the best CB in this draft (he's my top CB), Murphy helps restock a secondary in transition without having to relocate far from college.

30. Green Bay Packers: Marquise Brown, WR, Oklahoma. A pick that would firmly distinguish GM Brian Gutekunst as a definitive new leader, Brown is a high-risk/reward prospect. No other WR can come close to his dynamic skills, but at 166 pounds and coming off a potentially career-altering foot injury, it's a leap of faith. I suspect Aaron Rodgers would approve.

31. Los Angeles Rams: Darnell Savage, S, Maryland. He can play safety, he can play cornerback, he can play both in the same series without needing to sub out. Savage is a good fit for a team that figures to face a lot of pass attempts.

32. New England Patriots: Dawson Knox, TE, Ole Miss. A surprise pick for some, but little birdies have been chirping about Knox since the Combine. Just don't say he's replacing Gronk; Knox is a different kind of TE. I can definitely see a trade down from here to snag Knox a few picks later too. Wild card would be a QB.

Second round

The picks from here on out are much more about matching player to slot than team to player.

33. Cardinals:  Erik McCoy, OG/OC, Texas A&M

34. Colts: Nasir Adderly, S, Delaware

35. Raiders: Josh Jacobs, RB, Alabama

36. 49ers: N’Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State

37. Giants: A.J. Brown, WR, Ole Miss

38. Jaguars: Will Grier, QB, West Virginia

39. Buccaneers: Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia

40. Bills: Hakeem Butler, WR, Iowa State

41. Broncos: Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, S, Florida

42. Bengals: D’Andre Walker, EDGE, Georgia

43. Lions: Chris Lindstrom, OG/OC, Boston College

44. Packers: Irv Smith Jr., TE, Alabama

45. Falcons: David Long, CB, Michigan

46. Washington: Johnathan Abram, S, Mississippi State 

47. Panthers: Tytus Howard, OT, Alabama State

48. Dolphins: Greg Little, OT, Ole Miss

49. Browns: Justin Layne, CB, Michigan State

50. Vikings: Christian Miller, EDGE, Alabama

51. Titans: Blake Cashman, LB, Minnesota

52. Steelers: Deebo Samuel, WR, South Carolina

53. Eagles: Chase Winovich, EDGE, Michigan

54. Texans: Amani Oruwariye, CB, Penn State

55. Texans: Elgton Jenkins, OG/OC, Mississippi State

56. Patriots: J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, WR, Stanford

57. Eagles: Terry McLaurin, WR, Ohio State

58. Cowboys: Juan Thornhill, S, Virginia

59. Colts: Kelvin Harmon, WR, North Carolina State

60. Chargers: Taylor Rapp, S, Washington

61. Chiefs: Julian Love, CB, Notre Dame

62. Saints: Emanuel Hall, WR, Missouri

63. Chiefs: Amani Hooker, S, Iowa

64. Patriots: Charles Omenihu, DL, Texas

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Carson Wentz Admits Stress Fracture Hasn't Fully Healed Yet

Apr 15, 2019 6:00 PM

Carson Wentz admitted he's not fully recovered from his stress fracture in his back.

"It's still getting there. It's still getting there," Wentz said Monday at the start of the team's offseason training program, when asked if the bone is fully healed. "Some of this stuff just takes time, but that's not really the main concern. It's just kind of how I feel, and I feel pretty good with where I'm at."

The Philadelphia Eagles let Nick Foles leave in free agency this offseason.

Wentz said he has been cleared for some football activity and hasn't moved off his goal of taking part in OTAs when they begin in May.

"That's the goal, but there really is no timetable, no rush. But I feel good with the progression I've been on," he said. "Right now we're kind of taking it week by week. I'm throwing some, I'm running some and just kind of taking it week by week, and I feel good."

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Nate Sudfeld Signs Tender With Eagles
Nate Sudfeld has signed his second-round restricted free agent tender and will participate in the start of offseason programs with the Eagles.

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Duke Johnson Requests Trade From Browns
The Jets, Texans and Eagles have interest in Duke Johnson.

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Eagles Acquire Jordan Howard From Bears For 2020 Pick
The Bears will get a sixth-round pick that can become a fifth-round pick, according to a source.

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Eagles Prioritizing 'Volume' In Draft
The Eagles have seven selections in this year's draft and as many as 11, 12 or 13 in 2020.

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Eaglers Prioritizing Long-Term Extension With Carson Wentz
Howie Roseman said that management has been talking about the prospect of a long-term deal for Carson Wentz for the past two years.

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Eagles Proposed Change To Dallas-Detroit Thanksgiving Tradition
The Cowboys and Lions have hosted Thanksgiving games annually for decades, but the Eagles briefly attempted to change that.

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Haloti Ngata Announces NFL Retirement From Top Of Mt. Kilimanjaro
Haloti Ngata went to the Pro Bowl five times and won a Super Bowl with the Ravens.

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49ers Sign Jordan Matthews To One-Year Deal
Jordan Matthews appeared in 14 games and posted 20 receptions for 300 yards with two touchdowns.

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Golden Tate Agrees To Four-Year, $37.5M Deal With Giants
Golden Tate finished last season with the Eagles following his trade from the Lions.

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Eagles Acquire DeSean Jackson From Buccaneers
DeSean Jackson will get $13 million in guaranteed money on a restructured deal.

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Eagles Agree To Sign Malik Jackson To Three-Year, $30M Deal
Malik Jackson signed a six-year, $85.5 million contract with $31.5 million fully guaranteed and $42 million in total guarantees with the Jaguars.

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DeSean Jackson, Eagles Have Mutual Interest
The Buccaneers are attempting to trade DeSean Jackson this offseason.

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Patriots Acquire Michael Bennett From Eagles
Martellus Bennett is now contemplating a return to football to join his brother with the Patriots.

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Eagles Will Allow Tim Jernigan To Become Free Agent
The Eagles will not pick up Tim Jernigan's option for 2019, according to a source.

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Jaguars To Sign Nick Foles, Release Blake Bortles
Nick Foles wanted to become a starting quarterback this offseason.

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Brandon Graham Signs Three-Year, $40M Deal With Eagles
Brandon Graham had 4.0 sacks in 2018 after recording 9.5 in 2017.

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Eagles Decide Not To Use Franchise Tag On Nick Foles
The Eagles would have had to make several cuts to successfully pull off a tag-and-trade involving Nick Foles.

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2019 NFL Draft Mock Draft 2.0: Pre-Combine Edition
The Combine at the end of February into early March will provide even more clarity.

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Nick Foles, Jaguars Have Mutual Interest
Nick Foles sees the Jaguars as having an attractive roster

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Eagles' Rumored Tag-And-Trade Plan For Nick Foles Violates CBA
The Eagles and Nick Foles are engaging in a contract dance this offseason.

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