Sam Bradford. (Jeff Fusco)
Sam Bradford may have skipped some voluntary workouts while going a week without returning texts or phone calls from the Eagles, but his relationship with the team is “fine,” according to Tom Condon.
Bradford’s agent appeared on The Rich Eisen Show yesterday, mentioning that he called Howie Roseman before the quarterback returned this week and was told the Eagles are happy to have Bradford back and would “welcome him with open arms.” Condon also indicated he isn’t worried how the quarterback will be received in Philadelphia as it’ll come down to his performance on the field.
He explained that Bradford didn’t know the Eagles would draft a quarterback when he re-signed, and that the quarterback was unhappy because “it’s not really a competition” as it’s “just a matter of time” before the Eagles move on from him. He then noted why the trade request was made. Read more »
Howie Roseman. (Jeff Fusco)
The Eagles hired Joe Douglas as the vice president of player personnel and Andy Weidl as the assistant director of player personnel, the team announced Wednesday afternoon. Douglas, who is widely credited with pushing Joe Flacco as a regional scout in Baltimore, will report to Howie Roseman.
Here’s the full release: Read more »
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I wouldn’t go so far as to say they don’t care about character — I don’t think Greg Hardy is coming to Philadelphia any time soon — but it’s fair to say that, based off the rookie class they’re bringing in, Howie Roseman’s regime seems to have a different standard than Chip Kelly’s. Read more »
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Joe Douglas and Andy Weidl each have some notable names attached to their resumes. Douglas, who is expected to be announced as the Eagles’ new personnel head soon, is credited with scouting players like Ray Rice, Lardarius Webb and Pernell McPhee. Weidl — reported to be reuniting with Douglas in Philly — is tied to guys like Haloti Ngata, Tyrod Taylor and Torrey Smith.
One of their biggest hauls, though, proved to be a joint venture.
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Here’s what the media are saying about the Eagles this week.
ESPN’s Peter Keating thinks the Eagles and Rams’ trades for Carson Wentz and Jared Goff were a ‘sucker’s bet’.
Quarterbacks are so important in today’s NFL that landing a good one might seem worth any cost. But here’s the list of QBs acquired by teams trading into the top five picks of the NFL draft since 1980, according to ESPN Stats & Information: Jeff George, Kerry Collins, Ryan Leaf, Michael Vick, Mark Sanchez, Robert Griffin III — and now Goff and Wentz. Boost your confidence?
Truth is, winning organizations always give themselves the chance to find an Andy Dalton or a Russell Wilson later on. They take intelligent deep-draft gambles on interesting players, like Keenan Reynolds. And they maintain their ability to build depth. They accomplish all of this by hoarding picks and trading down. Read more »
Trey Burton. (Jeff Fusco)
Trey Burton could tell the reporter didn’t believe his answer.
What would you rather play: fullback or tight end?
“It’s the same position.”
“Honestly, yeah. When you see two tight ends line up, one’s the tight end and one’s the fullback. It’s the same exact thing. In the I formation is the only time it’s different. ‘F’ would be, obviously, in the backfield and ‘Y’ would be on the line of scrimmage, but for the most part, same thing. Interchangeable.” Read more »
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The ideal candidate will be extremely detail-oriented and have experience in online journalism. Deep knowledge of the Eagles and the NFL is a must. Knowledge of SEO, web headline writing, Photoshop, WordPress and other content management systems, and professional use of social media is a plus, but not required. Read more »
Sam Bradford. (Jeff Fusco)
UPDATE: Sam Bradford has returned to the Eagles today, the team confirmed. The quarterback also released the following statement via his agent, Tom Condon. Read more »
JaCorey Shepherd (Jeff Fusco)
A lot can happen in a year — especially when you’re talking about this team. From the collapse of the Chip Kelly regime to the front-office realignment to the resuscitation of the Andy Reid era; from drafting the quarterback of the future to the disappearing act by the quarterback of the present…there’s a lot to keep up with. So it would be forgiven if that sixth-round pick out of Kansas who flashed then crashed last summer made his way off your radar.
But JaCorey Shepherd has been here all the while. Read more »
Ezekiel Elliott (USA Today Sports)
Now that the draft is over, let’s check in with the rest of the NFC East to see how their new pieces fit, and what the teams’ moves mean for their rosters going forward.
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