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Friday
May012015

Eagles' Chip Kelly Denies Making Blocksbuster Trade Offer for Marcus Mariota

Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- It was no secret that Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly was more than interested in reuniting with former Oregon and now Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota, but he denies making a massive trade offer in order draft him.

The Titans were reportedly seeking a king's ransom for the second overall pick, and the Eagles were unwilling to pay it.

"It’s like driving into a nice neighborhood and looking at a house and saying, ‘That’s really nice,’ and then they tell you the price and you turn around and drive away. We didn’t walk in the front door. We didn’t take a look around," Kelly clarified Thursday night.

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported that the Ealges offered the Titans with two first-round picks, a third-round pick, defensive lineman Fletcher Cox, linebacker Mychal Kendricks, and quarterback Sam Bradford.

“That’s false. We never had any conversations about players," said Kelly. "[The talks] didn’t get very far. The starting price for what it was wasn’t where we were gonna go."

Kelly coached Mariota while the two were both at Oregon.


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Monday
Apr272015

Mark Sanchez Explains Why the Eagles Signed Tim Tebow

Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez isn't worried that his job is in jeopardy after the team signed Tim Tebow to a one-year deal.

"He's obviously a great guy, he works hard. And we needed another guy to throw while [Sam Bradford] is still recovering," Sanchez told CSNPhilly.com. "So that's kind of the reason there [for the signing], at least as it was explained to me."

Sanchez and Tebow were both teammates back in 2012, but Tebow played sparingly.

After starting eight games for the Eagles in 2014, Sanchez re-signed with the Eagles for up to $16 million over two years.

"Coach Kelly knows what he's doing," Sanchez added. "Don't worry too much. It's only April. Things will fall into place. We'll be just fine."

Tebow last appeared in an NFL regular season game during his lone season with the Jets in 2012.


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Sunday
Apr192015

Report: Eagles to Sign Tim Tebow

Jared Wickerham/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Philadelphia Eagles are on the verge of signing quarterback Tim Tebow, ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter reports.

Tebow worked out with the Eagles in the middle of March, but the team had no plans to sign him back then.

Tebow last appeared in an NFL regular season game when he was with the New York Jets back in 2012. He did spend time with the New England Patriots in 2013, but was cut before the regular season started.

A true media magnet, Tebow was one of the greatest college football players of all time while he was with the Florida Gators.

He was a first-round pick by the Denver Broncos back in 2010, and even led the team to a division title in 2011. Despite his success, his erratic and unorthodox style never quite fit in the NFL, and he's been unable to gain many opportunities to continue his pro career at the quarterback position.

Tebow completed 47.9 percent of his passes for 2,422 yards with 17 touchdowns and nine interceptions during his pro career, while rushing for 989 yards and 12 scores.


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Tuesday
Apr072015

Bills' LeSean McCoy Takes Another Shot at Chip Kelly

Rob Carr/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- New Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy just can't seem to put his previous team behind him. The former rushing champion believes he was traded by the Philadelphia Eagles because Eagles head coach Chip Kelly doesn't like stars.

McCoy is time leading rusher in Eagles franchise history, and his trade to Buffalo sent shockwaves through the league and the fanbase.

"I don't think he likes or respects the stars. I'm being honest," McCoy told the Philadelphia Inquirer of his former coach. "I think he likes the fact that it's 'Chip Kelly and the Eagles.'"

Despite two prolific seasons playing for Kelly, the team shipped McCoy to Buffalo and signed former Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray to replace him for similar money. One reason suggested for the move was the Kelly may have felt that Murray was a better fit for his offense.

"There's nothing wrong with that," McCoy told the Inquirer. "Chip felt like I wasn't a fit for his offense. But why not say that?"

McCoy said in a previous interview that the Murray signing was a "panic move."

Since his rookie year in 2009, McCoy has the third-most rushing yards and fourth-most rushing touchdowns in the NFL.


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Tuesday
Mar312015

Eagles Sign Miles Austin to One-Year Deal

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(PHILADELPHIA, Pa.) -- The Philadelphia Eagles have signed wide receiver Miles Austin to a one-year deal, according to NFL Network.

The deal is worth $2.3 million, with an opportunity to earn $700,000 in incentives, according to Ian Rappaport of NFL Network.

Austin, 30, played 12 games last season for the Cleveland Browns, where he caught 47 passes for 568 yards and two touchdowns. 

Injuries have hampered the receiver over the past four seasons as he has missed 15 games due to various ailments.

The move is a bit of a homecoming for Austin, who is a native of New Jersey and alumnus of Monmouth University.

If Austin makes the final roster, he is expected to serve as the backup to Jordan Matthews, Josh Huff, and Riley Cooper.


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Saturday
Mar212015

Pro Football Hall of Famer Chuck Bednarik Dies at 89

NFL(NEW YORK) -- Pro Football Hall of Famer Chuck Bednarik died on Saturday, the Philadelphia Eagles said.  He was 89.

Bednarik was a two-time NFL champion and passed away at an assisted living facility in Richland, Pennsylvania, following a brief illness, the Eagles said in a statement.

Bednarik was one of the first tough hard hitting linebackers that played until the game was over.

"The positions I played, every play, I was making contact, not like that ... Deion Sanders," Bednarik once said. "He couldn't tackle my wife. He's back there dancing out there instead of hitting."

Bednarik also was an All-NFL center in 1950 and spent his entire 14-year career with Philadelphia.

"I have had the opportunity to spend time with Chuck Bednarik, who is truly one of the most unique players that this game has ever seen," Eagles coach Chip Kelly said in a statement released by the team. "The foundation of this organization and this league is built on the backs of past greats, with Chuck at the forefront.

"The way he played the game with an endless passion and tenacity helped establish the standard of excellence that this organization stands for; one that we strive to achieve each and every day," Kelly continued.

Bednarik famously knocked out Giants running back Frank Gifford in 1960 with a concussion that kept Gifford out until 1962.


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Tuesday
Mar172015

Tim Tebow Works Out for Eagles, but Team Doesn't Plan to Sign Him

Jared Wickham/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Tebowmania experienced a sudden jolt on Monday as Tim Tebow surprised the NFL world by working out for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Despite the workout, ESPN is reporting the Eagles have no plans to sign the former Heisman Trophy winner.

Tebow last appeared in an NFL regular season game when he was with the New York Jets back in 2012. He did spend time with the New England Patriots in 2013, but was cut before the regular season started.

A true media magnet, Tebow was one of the greatest college football players of all time while he was with the Florida Gators.

He was a first-round pick by the Denver Broncos back in 2010, and even led the team to a division title in 2011. Despite his success, his erratic and unorthodox style never quite fit in the NFL, and he's been unable to gain many opportunities to continue his pro career at the quarterback position.

Tebow completed 47.9 percent of his passes for 2,422 yards with 17 touchdowns and nine interceptions during his pro career, while rushing for 989 yards and 12 scores.


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Thursday
Mar122015

DeMarco Murray to Sign With Eagles

NFL via Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- The NFL's leading rusher in 2014, DeMarco Murray, is set to join the Philadelphia Eagles, according to ESPN Insiders Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen.

Murray is expected to sign a five-year, $42 million deal, including $21 million guaranteed.  

The Cowboys, now Murray's former team, were believed to have offered him a contract worth approximately $6 million per year on average, according to sources who spoke to ESPN's Ed Werder. Murray told teams this week he was seeking $8-10 million annually with $20-25 million guaranteed.  

Werder's source said the Eagles' final offer was "considerably ahead of the Cowboys' on all fronts," including guaranteed money, average salary and incentives.

Murray had 1,845 rushing yards on 392 attempts in 2014, both of which led the NFL.


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Thursday
Mar122015

ESPN: RB Mathews Agrees to Deal with Eagles

Donald Miralle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Running back Ryan Mathews has agreed to a three-year, $11.5 million deal with the Philadelphia Eagles, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

According to Schefter, the 27-year-old Mathews will receive $5 million guaranteed.

Mathews helps take the place of running back LeSean McCoy, who the Eagles officially traded to the Buffalo Bills on Tuesday.

Mathews, who the San Diego Chargers selected with the No. 12 overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, has played a full 16 game regular season only once during his five years in the league.

During his five seasons with the Chargers, Mathews has rushed for 4,061 yards, averaging 4.4 yards per carry, and 23 touchdowns. He's also caught 146 balls, for 1,110 yards and a touchdown.

Knee and ankle injuries hampered Mathews last season. He played in eight games, rushing for 330 yards and three touchdowns.


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Wednesday
Mar112015

Eagles Sign CB Walter Thurmond

JupiterImages/Photos.com(NEW YORK) -- The Philadelphia Eagles signed cornerback Walter Thurmond for a one-year deal, the team announced on Wednesday.

Thurmond spent last season with the Giants and prior to that was in Seattle for four years.

Thurmond tore his pectoral muscle in Week 2 last year and missed the final 14 games of the season, but will be reuniting with former Seahawks teammate Bryon Maxwell, who signed a six-year contract this week with the team.

Thurmond was a key player in Seattle's Super Bowl run in 2013 and is also a former Oregon Duck.


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