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Bennie Logan. (Jeff Fusco)
The Eagles have nine players who are currently scheduled to be free agents when the new league year begins on March 9. Philadelphia’s front office must decide by then which players deserve to stick around. Here’s a look at the Eagles free agents and my take on which players should stay or go.
(Related: Click here for a list of potential Eagles cap causalities.)
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Josh LeRibeus (USA Today Sports).
UPDATE: In addition to Josh LeRibeus, the Eagles also signed free agent wide receiver Dom Williams. Williams spent the 2016 season on the Chargers’ practice squad after signing with San Diego as an undrafted free agent. Original story below.
The Philadelphia Eagles have signed yet another player to a reserve/futures contract. This time it’s former Washington Redskins offensive lineman Josh LeRibeus, according to a report from Chris Russell of 106.7 The Fan. Read more »
Bennie Logan. (Jeff Fusco)
With the Giants were eliminated from the postseason Sunday night, let’s check in with the rest of the NFC East and see what’s going on inside the division. Read more »
Kenjon Barner, Ryan Mathews, and Darren Sproles. (Jeff Fusco)
The 2017 NFL offseason has begun for the Philadelphia Eagles, which means Howie Roseman, Joe Douglas, and Doug Pederson will spend the next couple of weeks evaluating the 2016 roster. The team went 7-9 last season and improvement is clearly needed. By the time NFL free agency starts on March 9, the Eagles will have a good idea of which players they’ll want to bring back for the 2017 season. Today we’ll continue this offseason review series by looking at the running back position. [Quarterback]
Numbers: 287 snaps, 155 attempts, 661 yards, 4.3 yards per attempt, 8 rushing touchdowns, 13 receptions, 115 receiving yards, 8.8 yards per reception, 1 receiving touchdown, 3 fumbles
Review: The 2016 season did nothing to shake the book on Mathews. The former first-round pick is a talented player who runs hard, gets hurt a lot, and has trouble protecting the football. Mathews’ biggest mistake of the season cost the Eagles a win to the Lions in Week 4. His fumble late in the game against Detroit blew a win that Philadelphia virtually had wrapped up. Read more »
Sammy Watkins. (USA Today Sports)
One day after firing Greg Lewis, the Eagles reportedly have interest in a candidate to fill the team’s wide receivers coach vacancy. Philadelphia has “strong interest” in Bills receivers coach Sanjay Lal, according to a report from NFL insider Adam Caplan. Read more »
Kenny Stills. (USA TODAY Sports)
Here’s what the national media are saying about the Eagles as the NFL playoffs continue into the Divisional round. Read more »
Carson Wentz. (USA Today Sports)
The 2017 NFL offseason has begun for the Philadelphia Eagles, which means Howie Roseman, Joe Douglas, and Doug Pederson will spend the next couple of weeks evaluating the 2016 roster. The team went 7-9 last season and improvement is clearly needed. By the time NFL free agency starts on March 9, the Eagles will have a good idea of which players they’ll want to bring back for the 2017 season. Today we’ll start this offseason review series by looking at the quarterback position.
Numbers: 1127 snaps, 16 games started, 7-9 record, 607 attempts, 379 completions, 62.4% completion, 16 touchdowns, 14 interceptions, 3782 yards, 6.2 yards/attempt, 79.3 rating, 150 rushing yards, 2 rushing touchdowns, 14 fumbles
Review: Wentz’s rookie season wasn’t supposed to happen. The Eagles planned to bring the No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft along slowly while Sam Bradford handled the starting duties. That all changed, of course, when Teddy Bridgewater suffered a significant knee injury and the Vikings made a desperate trade for Bradford.
It’s important to remember the Eagles’ original plan for Wentz when putting his rookie season in context. By no means did Wentz enter the NFL as a finished product. That much was apparent in 2016. Read more »
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The Philadelphia Eagles signed former Canadian Football League cornerback Mitchell White to a reserve/futures contract, according to an official announcement from the team.
White first broke the news on his Twitter account over the weekend. White is one of eight players the Eagles worked out a few weeks ago. Read more »
Tim Williams. (USA TODAY Sports)
Brace yourselves for the grand finale, as Clemson and Alabama meet once again in the College Football Playoff National Championship game. Last year in Glendale, the Crimson Tide defeated the Tigers in a thrilling game, 45-40, after trailing after three quarters. Alabama has one of the best defenses in recent college football memory, as they defeated Washington in the Peach Bowl, 24-7. On the other hand, Clemson put up a shocking performance in New Year’s Eve, as they shut out Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl, 31-0.
Here are three players Eagles fans should keep an eye out for during tonight’s college football finale. Read more »