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This is the time of year when teams start shedding salaries. The Eagles released Riley Cooper Monday and freed up about $3 million of cap space in the process. The Raiders cut ties with Nate Allen yesterday to avoid paying his $4.9 million salary in 2016. The Saints parted with six-time Pro Bowl guard Jahri Evans to sidestep paying $3 million that would have come due Wednesday if he was still on the roster.
The list will grow, and could include a pretty big fish that may have interest in reconnecting with Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz. Read more »
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It may have been a ruse and it may have been a miscalculation. Either way, it was one of several moments of late that has shown this owner in an unflattering light. Read more »
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Here’s a roundup of what the local and national media are saying about the Eagles. Read more »
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Throughout the next two weeks, we’ll take a position-by-position look at where the Eagles stand going into the offseason. In the first installment, we’ll cover the quarterbacks.
STATE OF THE ROSTER
It’s fascinating how many different lenses you can look at Sam Bradford’s season through, and it reveals how a person feels about the quarterback when they pick their lens. Read more »
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The Eagles announced Monday they have released wide receiver Riley Cooper.
Cooper had three years left on the five-year, $22 million contract he signed after the 2013 season. His dead cap hit is $2.4 million, but he was due over $13 million over the next three years.
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LeSean McCoy is under investigation for an alleged assault on multiple Philadelphia police officers, according to 6ABC:
[Update] Here is the police report, obtained by Philadelphia magazine:
On Sunday, February 7, 2016, at approximately 2:45am, the Complainants were inside a Nightclub located at 1XX S. 2nd Street. An argument ensued as to the ownership of a bottle of Champaign, which led to pushing and shoving. At this point all below Suspects, engaged in a physical altercation with Complainant#1 who was then punched and knocked to the ground. While on the ground he was punched, kicked and stomped about his body and head multiple times by all four Suspects. Complainant#2 and security guards intervened and broke up the attack and all parties were ejected from the club. Complainant#1 transported himself to the Hospital where he was treated for a laceration to his right eye, broken nose, broken ribs, and a sprained thumb. Complainant#2, was admitted to the Hospital where he received eight stitches over his left eye and is currently receiving treatment for a possible skull fracture. The four suspects were subsequently identified through photographs by the complainants and by the security guards. Video surveillance was recovered from the outside of the club which shows both parties being ejected from the club; however, the incident itself wasn’t captured on video.
The investigation is active and ongoing; all updates will be sent upon availability.
Complainant #1: 40yrs old B/M off Duty Philadelphia Police Officer
Complainant #2: 40yrs old B/M, off duty Philadelphia Police Officer.
Suspect #1: 27yrs old B/M
Suspect #2: 30yrs old B/M
Suspect #3: 27yrs old B/M
Suspect #4: 26yrs old B/M
The complainants in this incident were off duty Philadelphia Police Officers and the Suspect are reported to be members of the National Football League.
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Like you, we spent most of Sunday taking in all the Super Bowl 50 festivities. Here are some of our observations (with a Philly slant): Read more »
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Super Bowl Sunday is finally upon us.
Peyton Manning and the Broncos face off against Cam Newton and the Panthers. Old guard vs. young gun. It should be an excellent game. Read more »
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Is Howie Roseman in the process of undoing a major part of Chip Kelly‘s 2015 offseason overhaul?
According to Adam Schefter, the Eagles are not expected to place the franchise tag on Sam Bradford, though he notes that they still have some interest in re-signing him. Schefter also names Nick Foles as a “name to watch” for the Eagles, saying that new head coach Doug Pederson is interested.
From what we’re hearing, however, nothing has been decided regarding Bradford at this point. Meanwhile, the Foles talk is being labeled as speculation and a potential trade for him very unlikely because of salary cap/dead money issues. While we’ve confirmed that Pederson does like Foles, the numbers likely wouldn’t work even if the Eagles did want to bring him back (at least via trade). Read more »
Terrell Owens in Super Bowl XXXIX. (USA Today Sports)
Terrell Owens was not named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, while Philadelphia product Marvin Harrison was, the selection committee announced Saturday night. Harrison will enter the Hall of Fame with Brett Favre, Kevin Greene, Orlando Pace, Tony Dungy, Ken Stabler, Dick Stanfel and Eddie DeBartolo Jr.
When the committee cut the 15 modern-era finalists to 10, Owens was eliminated. The wide receiver played for five teams, incuding the Eagles in 2004 and 2005. He ranks second in NFL history in receiving yards, third in receiving touchdowns and sixth in receptions.
In his one full season with the Eagles, Owens caught 77 passes for 1,200 yards and 14 touchdowns. He set franchise records with his seven 100-yard receiving games in 2004, as well as the 14 receiving touchdowns. Read more »