Ron Brooks, Bennie Logan, Leodis McKelvin and Mychal Kendricks are “questionable” for the Eagles-Vikings game on Sunday as Sam Bradford returns to Philadelphia with an undefeated Minnesota squad. Meanwhile, Allen Barbre, Jason Kelce, Jordan Matthews, Rodney McLeod and Marcus Smith will be available to play. Read more »
After the 27-20 loss to Washington on Sunday afternoon, let’s see what the national media are saying about the Eagles. Read more »
Doug Pederson’s initial plan wasn’t to start Halapoulivaati Vaitai at right tackle in place of the suspended Lane Johnson, but after the rookie right tackle played well enough in practice, the Eagles plugged the rookie fifth-round pick in against Washington instead of moving Allen Barbre from left guard.
In his first NFL game, Vaitai allowed two sacks, two hurries and one quarterback hit in 29 pass plays, according to Pro Football Focus. But the Eagles’ head coach said Vaitai will start again against the undefeated Vikings on Sunday. Read more »
Bennie Logan is “questionable” to play in the Eagles’ game on Sunday against the Lions, Doug Pederson announced Friday morning. Logan left practice early on Thursday with a left calf spasm. Read more »
Jim Schwartz wanted to make a point today, and to ensure it came across clearly, he made it twice during his press conference.
First, when he was talking about veteran defensive backs. Read more »
A few hours after inking a one-year contract extension that will keep him in Philadelphia through 2017, Darren Sproles said he has two good years left in him. When asked if he plans to retire after his deal ends, the 33-year-old running back smiled, paused and repeated three words.
“We going see,” he said. “We going see.”
Sproles said his contract, which reportedly gives him $4.5 million in new money, “means a lot” because he wants to finish his career as an Eagle. The signing continues the Eagles’ offseason theme of extending players who have been good contributors, after Chip Kelly’s tumultuous tenure of making personnel decisions. Read more »
This week’s roundup of the best Eagles links around the web. Read more »
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Cox got his deal… who will Howie give big $ to next? -Sean S.
Looking through the lens of who’s next in line to get a contract extension, two names stand out. The first, of course, is Bennie Logan. As the MMQB’s Albert Breer pointed out yesterday, Logan is the only projected offensive or defensive starter who will be a free agent after this season.
The 2013 third-round pick has never put up big numbers, but if you turn on the tape, his impact is obvious. He started off last season playing like a Pro Bowler, although his performance dipped a bit as the season progressed, at least in part because of his calf injury that prevented him from playing in the final two games. Read more »
In his first media availability since the Eagles hired him in January, Jim Schwartz didn’t want to talk about Fletcher Cox much on Tuesday afternoon. He declined to comment on whether he’s spoken to the Pro Bowl defensive tackle, and he didn’t want to answer any additional questions about the biggest name missing from the Eagles’ OTAs.
But when he did discuss Cox, Schwartz didn’t seem concerned the 25-year-old will fall far behind.
“It’s voluntary, so you can only do so much,” Schwartz said. “Fletch was drafted in a scheme that was similar to this; he’ll catch up. I’m sure there’ll be some carryover for him, but I assume he’s a fast learner and I assume he’ll pick things up quickly.
“We think scheme-wise and technique-wise, what we’ll do will fit him very well.” Read more »