Kelly To Check Out Manziel, Evans

NCAA Football: Chick-fil-A Bowl-Duke vs Texas A&M

Eagles general manager Howie Roseman and team president Don Smolenski were on the same flight out of Orlando yesterday, both headed back home to Philadelphia.

Chip Kelly, however, said he was going on the road. And it looks like he’ll be attending yet another Pro Day: Read more »

Eagles Wake-Up Call: What We Learned In Orlando

NFL: Annual Meetings

We spent the first part of this week at the owners’ meetings in Orlando, Fla. discussing various football-related topics with Chip Kelly, Howie Roseman and Jeffrey Lurie, among others.

Now that we’re back in Philadelphia and have had some time to reflect on what went down, here are some takeaways. Read more »

Kelly Leaves Door Open For DeSean Trade

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ORLANDO, Fla. - Chip Kelly started and ended with a joke.

Upon seeing the enormous crowd at his table in the Ritz-Carlton ballroom Wednesday morning, Kelly pointed out that the table for the Super Bowl-winning coach, Pete Carroll, was down the way.

Then after about an hour of answering questions, Kelly threw one back at the reporters.

“Does this mean you guys don’t have to hang out in front of the bathrooms anymore?” he asked.

But everyone’s been waiting to get Kelly’s take all week on the DeSean Jackson situation. Both on a local level and a league-wide level, observers want to know what the future holds for the 27-year-old wide receiver. Kelly answered question after question, sometimes complimenting Jackson and other times leaving the door wide open for a potential trade. Read more »

Mathis Eyeing New Deal

NFL: San Diego Chargers at Philadelphia Eagles
ORLANDO, Fla. — Evan Mathis
would like a new contract and the Eagles are open to moving him. Sound familiar?

Right before the hour-long sit-down with Chip Kelly at the owners meeting this morning, with the DeSean Jackson trade talk on top of everyone’s mind, Ian Rapoport reported that Mathis wants a raise and that the Eagles, in turn, have made it known that the guard is available via trade. A league source confirmed the report. Read more »

Wake-Up Call: A Closer Look At Sanchez

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ORLANDO, Fla. — All the DeSean Jackson hoopla has overshadowed the news that the Eagles are taking a serious look at one Mark Sanchez.

The 27-year-old was released on Friday — the same day the Jets signed Michael Vick. Rex Ryan said they were entertaining the idea of holding onto Sanchez, but decided to move on when the opportunity to land Vick arose. Thus ended a peculiar up-and-down five seasons in New York. Read more »

Lurie: Kelly, Roseman Have a Plan

NFL: Preseason-Philadelphia Eagles at New York Jets

ORLANDO, Fla. – Like Howie Roseman, Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie did not want to talk about DeSean Jackson during a brief session with reporters Tuesday afternoon at the Ritz-Carlton.

Asked about the status of the wide receiver, Lurie responded: “Nothing to say.”

And that was that.

But the Eagles’ owner did emphasize that he has faith in what Chip Kelly and Roseman are trying to accomplish this offseason. Read more »

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