Eagles Bring Back Former Fan Favorite Wide Receiver

Photo By Jeff Fusco

Photo By Jeff Fusco

The Philadelphia Eagles are bringing back a familiar face. The team has signed free agent wide receiver Rasheed Bailey to a reserve/futures contract, according to an official announcement from the team. The news was first reported by NFL insider Adam Caplan. Read more »

Howie Roseman Signals Change In Draft Strategy

Howie Roseman. (USA Today Sports)

Howie Roseman. (USA Today Sports)

When the Eagles hired Joe Douglas to run their player personnel department last May, the move was hailed as a “home run.” Now, Philadelphia will get a firsthand look at just what he can do.

Howie Roseman revealed Wednesday morning that while he still has final say, Douglas is the one who will set the Eagles’ draft board in the next few months.

“He has full reign to set the draft board. He’s involved in every discussion we have about building this team and I think we’ll start seeing dividends,” Roseman said. “He’s got a way of looking at and evaluating players that is different than what we’ve done in the past, and quite frankly, we needed that.” Read more »

Howie Roseman Explains the Eric Rowe Trade

Howie Roseman. (Jeff Fusco)

Howie Roseman. (Jeff Fusco)

When the Eagles traded Eric Rowe to the Patriots before the season for a conditional fourth-round pick, defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz partially attributed it to Jalen Mills moving ahead of Rowe on the depth chart. But when Howie Roseman addressed the media during his end-of-season press conference Wednesday morning, he offered another explanation that hasn’t been given before.

“When we sat down and discussed the offer, we really started thinking about the likelihood we’d sign him to an extension,” Roseman said of Rowe, who isn’t eligible to sign a contract extension until after the 2017 season. “We want to build this team with some continuity. We felt at that time that we weren’t going to sign him to an extension and to be able to get that value for him and possibly add someone who would be here for a longer period of time made sense for where we were.” Read more »

Who Will the Eagles Cut To Save Money?

Connor Barwin. (Jeff Fusco)

Connor Barwin. (Jeff Fusco)

With the Eagles’ 2016 season in the rearview mirror, the focus will quickly shift ahead to the their offseason and how they plan to address their holes. But before the Birds can spend their resources on a running back, wide receiver, defensive end or cornerback, the team will have to make some cuts to give Howie Roseman more money to play with.

Roseman is one of the most active general managers in the NFL, but the Eagles currently have one of their worst 2017 cap situations in the league. According to Over The Cap, Philadelphia has around $9.4 million in projected 2017 cap space, which is 29th in the NFL.

Here are five players who may be cap casualties, ranked in order of likelihood (all figures are via Over The Cap): Read more »

Eagles Wake-Up Call: Carson Wentz’s Offseason Plan

Carson Wentz and Jordan Matthews. (Jeff Fusco)

Carson Wentz and Jordan Matthews. (Jeff Fusco)

After throwing a pair of touchdown passes en route to a 27-13 win over the Cowboys, Carson Wentz experienced a strange feeling that typically doesn’t come with victory: sadness.

“Yeah, we won last night and that was cool, but it was weird last night and this morning coming in like, ‘We’re not going to be back here.’ That same team, that same locker room will never be the same,” Wentz said on Monday. “It’s kind of a crappy feeling, but we’re gonna use that now. I know I’m going to personally use that; I never want to have that feeling again. I want to be playing into January the rest of my career, God willing.” Read more »

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