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Nick Foles received a vote of confidence from a key member of the offense Friday amid speculation that the Eagles might be moving in a different direction at quarterback.
LeSean McCoy, during an appearance on the NFL Network, was asked if Foles can be “the guy” for Chip Kelly‘s offense.
“I think so. I like Nick,” said McCoy. “The person and the player that everybody thought he was, he is. There were a lot of injuries this year — Nick obviously got injured. He gets all the blame and he shouldn’t. I think Nick is a good quarterback, he is the leader of this team, and things just didn’t work out for him this year due to injury. But we’ve got his back.” Read more »
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Add two more Eagles to the Pro Bowl list.
Jeremy Maclin and Jon Dorenbos are heading to Glendale, Arizona. Maclin replaces an injured Demaryius Thomas. Dorenbos was selected as a “need” player by coach Jason Garrett.
Maclin established career highs in receptions (85) and yards (1,318) and tied a personal best with 10 touchdowns. This will be Maclin’s first Pro Bowl and it’s the second for Dorenbos, who was selected in 2009.
That makes nine Eagles that have been selected to the Pro Bowl this year. LeSean McCoy, Evan Mathis, Jason Peters, Connor Barwin, Jason Kelce, Cody Parkey and Darren Sproles all received nods. McCoy will sit out as a precautionary measure after injuring his knee in the finale against the Giants.
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LeSean McCoy will not play in the Pro Bowl due to injury, according to the Inquirer’s Jeff McLane. McCoy sustained a left knee injury in the fourth quarter in the regular-season finale against the Giants and did not return.
“He asked to go back in on the last series, so from a severity standpoint, I don’t think it’s very severe,” said Chip Kelly immediately following the game.
The decision to sit out the Pro Bowl is likely a precautionary measure. Read more »
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Today’s question comes from Wiztopher in the comments section:
What is the biggest personnel move the Eagles execute this offseason? We know the franchise has migrated away from the “all-in” mentality of the Dream Team days, but one thing is obvious, change, whether big or small, is coming and especially so with all that juicy cap space. Read more »
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So much for that.
Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones announced at a Thursday press conference that he is returning to Ohio State next year. Read more »
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Here’s a roundup of what the media are saying about the Eagles this week. Read more »
Today’s question comes from reader Jason via email:
I’m curious to see your thoughts on Chip Kelly and his aggressiveness in the NFL. Coming out of college he had a reputation for taking more chances and being unorthodox during games (more 2 point conversions, on-sides kicks, going on 4th down, etc). We saw a little of this in 2013, but much less in 2014, IMO. Is this just a perception thing, or do you think he is acting like many college coaches before him and becoming more cautious/conservative in the NFL? Maybe a little too much. Read more »
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Marcus Mariota officially declared for the NFL Draft Wednesday.
“After meeting with my family I have decided to forego my final year of eligibility and apply for the 2015 NFL Draft,” Mariota said in a statement. “My four years at the University of Oregon have been an awesome experience. I cannot thank Coach Kelly, Coach Helfrich, Coach Frost, the rest of the Oregon coaches and the support staff enough for molding me as a person, player and student-athlete.
“The support I received from the University, the city of Eugene and Duck fans has been tremendous. I will always remember the great times and support I received. Once a Duck always a Duck.
“I will miss being with my teammates. Being a part of this team was something special that I will always treasure.” Read more »
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“Wherever football is being played” seems to be the appropriate answer. Read more »