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Wednesday
Mar112015

Rams Trade QB Sam Bradford to Eagles For QB Nick Foles

NFL Shield (NFL)(PHILADELPHIA) -- The Philadelphia Eagles acquired quarterback Sam Bradford from the St. Louis Rams on Tuesday for quarterback Nick Foles. The Rams will also receive a fourth-round pick in 2015 and a second-round pick in 2016, while the Eagles will get a fifth-round pick in 2015.

The Rams originally selected Bradford out of Oklahoma with the  number-one overall pick in the 2010 NFL draft. In 49 regular-season games with St. Louis, he had 11,065 passing yards along with 59 touchdowns and 38 interceptions.

Bradford missed the entire 2014 season after tearing his left ACL.

“Throughout his five years with the Rams, Sam has been a consummate professional,” Rams owner Stan Kroenke said in a statement. “We thank Sam for his dedication to our team and community and wish him and his family the best moving forward.”

Foles came to Philadelphia as a third-round selection out of Arizona in the 2012 NFL draft. In 28 regular-season games, he passed for 6,753 yard with 46 touchdowns and 17 interceptions.

 “I’m extremely excited about adding Nick to our team,” Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said in a statement. “Nick is a talented young quarterback and will be a great addition to our offense. I look forward to getting him here as we prepare to start our offseason program.”


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Tuesday
Dec162014

NFL Injury Update: Foles Ruled Out, Murray Has Surgery

Scott Boehm/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- In the hotly-contested NFC East, both the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles got injury updates on star players Monday. The immediate future of both DeMarco Murray and Nick Foles are up in the air as the two teams head into the final two weeks of the year.

Murray, who fractured his left hand in Sunday's win over Philadelphia, had surgery Monday to repair the break. The Cowboys have not yet ruled the running back out for this weekend's matchup with Indianapolis.

"The biggest question we have to ask ourselves is, is he functional to do his job?" said head coach Jason Garrett. "Can he hold the football? Can he carry it under duress? Can he block? Can he do the things necessary to play the position?"

The NFL's leading rusher, Murray has carried the ball 351 times for 1,687 yards. He is 87 yards shy of eclipsing Emmitt Smith's franchise record of 1,773 yards set in 1995.

The Eagles announced Monday that quarterback Nick Foles is not yet ready to return to the field.

Head coach Chip Kelly says the broken collarbone is healing, but not enough to handle football contact.

"The bone is not healed," Kelly added. "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 has missed the last six games in which Philadelphia has gone 3-3 with Mark Sanchez at the helm. In the previous eight games he started, Foles threw 13 touchdowns and racked up 1,752 yards. Philadelphia is set to visit Washington on Saturday.


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Monday
Nov032014

ESPN: Eagles Quarterback Nick Foles Has Broken Collarbone

Rich Shultz/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- If the Philadelphia Eagles hope to win their second-consecutive NFC East crown, it'll have to be on the shoulders of backup quarterback Mark Sanchez. ESPN reports quarterback Nick Foles has suffered a broken collarbone and is out indefinitely.

Foles suffered the injury on Sunday during the team's win over the Houston Texans when he was taken down by linebacker Whitney Mercilus.

Last season, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers suffered the same injury and missed seven games.

Replacing Foles as the starting quarterback is former New York Jet Mark Sanchez, who in relief of Foles completed 15 of 22 passes for 202 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions.

"Since Day 1 here, you know what type of professional [Sanchez] is. ...We were fortunate when Nick did go down, we were able to bring Mark in," Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said. "I don't think we missed a beat."

Fortunately for the Eagles, they are 6-2 and are in first place in the NFC East.


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Sunday
Nov022014

Sanchez Leads Eagles In Relief of Injured Foles

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(HOUSTON, TX) -- Philadelphia Eagles starting quarterback Nick Foles injured his non-throwing shoulder in the first quarter against the Houston Texans.

Mark Sanchez took over and led the Eagles to a high-flying 31-21 victory over the Texans.

Sanchez entered the game and immediately led the Eagles on a scoring drive.  On his first play he connected with Jeremy Maclin for a 52-yard gain.  A few plays later he found rookie Jordan Matthews for his first touchdown pass since December 2012.

The former first-round pick of the New York Jets finished the day 15-22 for 202 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions.

Aiding the effort was the Eagles defense, as they harassed Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, sacking him four times and intecepting him once.

The Eagles are now 6-2 with an upcoming matchup against the Carolina Panthers on Monday Night Football.


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Sunday
Oct262014

Cardinals Fly High on Late Bomb

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(PHOENIX, AZ) --  The Arizona Cardinals won in dramatic fashion, 24-20, over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.

For the majority of the game it was a defensive struggle.

The fourth quarter proved to be the most exciting as the offenses began to gain steam. After tying the game at 17 with 9:01 to go, the Eagles methodically moved the ball on a 13-play, seven-minute drive down to the Cardinals' three. Cody Parkey lined up for the go-ahead field goal and gave Philadelphia a 20-17 lead.

With 1:21 remaining in the fourth quarter Carson Palmer heaved a pass up to rookie John Brown.  Brown was screaming past two Eagles defenders, reached out and caught the ball.  After a quick stumble, Brown regained his momentum and raced to the end zone for a 75-yard touchdown. 

The Eagles mounted a quick rally, driving the ball 64 yards to attempt several throws into the Cardinals endzone.  On the final play with one second remaining, pressure in his face, Nick Foles threw up a pass to rookie Jordan Matthews.  Matthews caught the ball but was shoved out by safety Rashad Johnson.

The Cardinals move to 6-1 and hold a firm grasp on the NFL West.


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Sunday
Sep212014

Eagles Defeat Redskins in 37-34 Shootout

Rich Shultz/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA, PA.) -- The Philadelphia Eagles moved to 3-0 with a 37-34 win over the Washington Redskins on Sunday.

Eagles quarterback Nick Foles tossed three touchdowns, including two to rookie wide receiver Jordan Matthews.

The game was full of hard hits, injuries and even a brawl as the teams battled back and forth. 

Washington receiver DeSean Jackson, a former Eagle, drew significant attention as he was a frequent target of Philadelphia defenders. Eagles running back LeSean McCoy briefly left the game after a stunning hit by Washington defensive back David Amerson.

Redskins defensive back DeAngelo Hall said after the game he believes he suffered a torn Achilles.

After an interception by Washington cornerback Bahaud Breeland (that was later overturned), Foles took a strong hit from Chris Baker.  Foles laid on the ground for several minutes as his teammates, including tackle Jason Peters, came to his defense and a brawl ensued on the Redskins sideline.  Several punches were thrown; both Baker and Peters were ejected. 


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Tuesday
Sep162014

Eagles Roar Back, Clip Colts at the Wire

Rich Shultz/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS) --  Trailing by seven with five minutes to play, Nick Foles led the Philadelphia Eagles on two scoring drives, the second ending with Cody Parkey hitting a go-ahead field goal with time expiring, as the Eagles clip the Indianapolis Colts, 30-27, Monday night.

The Colts (0-2) never trailed until Parkey hit the game-winning kick. Indianapolis went into halftime up 17-6 after Andrew Luck found tight end Jack Doyle for a two-yard touchdown. The Colts furthered their lead in the second half when Adam Vinatieri's field goal made it 20-6 with 6:43 remaining in the third quarter.

Despite the deficit the Eagles (2-0) never panicked, scoring on two touchdowns in less than two minutes to finish off the third tied 20-20.  The Colts answered back on their first drive of the fourth quarter when Luck threw his third touchdown of the game, a seven-yard pass to Ahmad Bradshaw, to go back up by seven.

The game stayed that way until the the 3:25 mark when Foles found Jeremy Maclin for a six-yard touchdown to tie it up. The Eagles defense made Indianapolis go four and out before Parkey hit the game-winning field goal.

"We felt we had some plays (in the first half), we just couldn't make them," Eagles coach Chip Kelly said. "But we're going to play 60 minutes and we played 60 minutes."

Darren Sproles made seven catches for 152 yards and a touchdown in the win.

Andrew Luck lost two consecutive games for the first time since joining the NFL, despite throwing three touchdowns. 


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Saturday
Sep132014

Andrew Luck and Colts Ready for Home Opener

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS) -- The Indianapolis Colts are hoping to get their first win of the season on Monday night when they host the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Colts fell to the Broncos in Denver last week, but quarterback Andrew Luck is staying positive.

"It's always a nice buzz I think for a Monday night game especially because it's the home opener," Luck said this week.  "To get in front of the fans at Lucas Oil is what is important.  We have to give our fans something to be proud of."

The Eagles offense will be led by head coach Chip Kelly, who Luck played against during his college days when Kelly coached Oregon.

"We lived it first hand in the Pac-12," Luck said of Kelly's explosive offensive ways.  "He does so many great things, so many inventive things I think in football.  I know as a player I've got a lot of respect for him."

The Eagles came from behind to beat the Jaguars 34-17 after trailing 17-0 at halftime last week.

"It's really difficult to defend," Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said of the Eagles offense.  "It's sideline to sideline, it's grass basketball. They run the football, they're a running team. They averaged I think 160 yards a game last year rushing the football and they rushed for 145 against Jacksonville. You think (Nick) Foles is throwing the ball down the field, and I know they were behind and he threw for 300-plus yards last week, but they're a running football team. They've got two dynamic runners that you've got to deal with."


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Saturday
Sep062014

Eagles' Nick Foles Prepares for Jaguars

Rich Shultz/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- The Eagles will kickoff their season at home against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.

Eagles quarterback Nick Foles is ready to prove himself again entering his second-year as the starter and is looking forward to the challenge that Jacksonville will bring up front.

"It's a very structured defense," Foles said on Tuesday. "They know what they do. They're not going to do a bunch of crazy stuff, but what they do, they do well. They have a great defensive front with a solid secondary that will get you if you try to force a ball. They're held down by (Paul Posluszny) who's a great player who really moves around a lot, so it's going to be a good challenge for us."

Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley interviewed for the open Eagles head coaching job before they eventually hired Chip Kelly last year.

"It was a great process," Bradley said of the interview process. "I'm lucky in that both of my experiences went well."

Bradley understands that his young defense will be tested by Foles and the Eagles offense.

"I believe that the NFL is a precision league. I think whatever you decide to do, you have to be precise. You have to be on your job," Bradley said Wednesday on a conference call. "They're precise, but they add that extra element of high tempo. They get you high tempo and they're precise. It's really a challenge. It's really a challenge on the defense."


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Monday
Jan272014

Team Rice Wins the Pro Bowl 22-21 

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(HONOLULU) --  Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray caught a 20-yard touchdown pass with 41 seconds remaining and Carolina Panthers running back Mike Tolbert dove into the end zone for a two-point conversion to give team Rice a 22-21 victory over team Sanders in Sunday's Pro Bowl in Hawaii.

Hall-of-Famers Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders selected the teams earlier in the week in a new draft format meant to improve the annual game. 

Rice's team rallied after Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles hit Cleveland Browns tight end Jordan Cameron for a touchdown to give Sanders a 21-14 lead.

The touchdowns scored by Cameron and Murray were the only scores in the second half.  The two teams combined for eight turnovers in what was the lowest scoring Pro Bowl since 2006.

"It was crazy, but we had fun with it," Browns receiver Josh Gordon said. "I loved it and enjoyed it."

Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker missed a 67-yard field goal on the game's final play.

Foles was named the game's offensive MVP in a losing effort, while Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson took home defensive MVP honors.

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