Brandon Brooks loves Wawa.
When the Eagles signed offensive lineman Brandon Brooks to a 5-year, $40 million deal earlier this month, his first words about the city of Philadelphia were pretty good.
Philly is “like a smaller, cleaner version of New York,” he said. Who knew the city derisively nicknamed “Filthydelphia” had a reputation as being clean, even if it was just in a comparison to New York? Brandon Brooks started off on the right foot.
Now things are getting even better. He’s embraced Wawa. Read more »
Vashti Cunningham holds the U.S. flag after winning the women’s high jump final during the World Indoor Athletics Championships, Sunday, March 20, 2016, in Portland, Ore. Cunningham won the event.
Randall Cunningham was one of the most exciting players the Eagles have ever had. A quarterback with the team from 1985 to 1995, Cunningham was an MVP, a first-team All-Pro and produced many a thrilling highlight.
Cunningham was an incredible athlete. But his children might be even better. His son, Randall Cunningham II, is a top high-jumper at USC. But it’s his daughter, Vashti Cunningham, who is the most successful.
Yesterday, Vashti won the world championship in the high jump at the IAAF World Indoor Track Championships. She is just a senior at Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, Nevada. High jumpers peak when they’re in their 20s; Vashti is just 18. Read more »
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Last week the Eagles got stability in their quarterback position, and Sam Bradford got a franchise tag contract without really getting a franchise tag contract.
Here’s the way his contract breaks down:
Bradford got a two-year contract that can make him a maximum (with incentives, roster bonuses and such) of $35 million. He got an $11 million signing bonus, but his salary cap this year for the Eagles is a manageable $12.5 million. In reality, Bradford will make $18 million this season in salary and the Eagles can buy him out of the second year of the contract for $4 million. Essentially, they have guaranteed him $22 million and he may only play for them for one season. Read more »
Jeffrey Lurie. (Jeff Fusco)
According to Jimmy Kempski of Philly Voice, the Eagles interviewed NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah for their head of player perosnnel job.
According to Kempski, a spokesperson for the Eagles “confirmed that the interview took place, but said that the Eagles did not make a formal offer.” Read more »
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Here’s a collection of the best Eagles-related material to keep you satiated on this football-less Sunday. Read more »
Paxton Lynch. (USA Today Sports Images)
During a nearly two-hour NFL Draft conference call Tuesday afternoon, much of which was spent discussing quarterbacks, NFL Network’s Mike Mayock said he believes finding a quarterback should be the Eagles’ No. 1 priority heading into the draft.
“If I’m the Eagles, my priority list is quarterback at No. 1,” Mayock said. “I don’t know what they’re going to do with Sam Bradford, but they’d better figure it out.”
Mayock then spent a good chunk of time talking about the Eagles’ potential interest in Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch.
“If they think there’s a franchise quarterback at No. 13, they’d better take him,” he said. “My belief is that [Jared] Goff and [Carson] Wentz will be gone. The question is, is Paxton Lynch there? And if Paxton Lynch is there at No. 13, if they believe he’s the guy, they’d better take him. Read more »
Sam Bradford. (Jeff Fusco)
With the combine just around the bend, here are some elite links to check out this weekend.
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Laquon Treadwell. (USA Today Sports Images)
Josh dropped the word “uninspiring” in the first sentence of his wide receiver position outlook last week, and for good reason. The Eagles’ wideouts were a comatose bunch in 2015; Jordan Matthews aside, no Eagles receiver hauled in more than 400 yards. It was the first time since 1991 that the Eagles had just one wide receiver with 400 yards.
But the corps is young, and believed to be talented. By jettisoning Riley Cooper and committing to the future, the Birds’ top three wide receivers heading into 2016 — Matthews, Josh Huff, and Nelson Agholor — have an average age of 23.
Will the Eagles feel the need to add another young face via the draft? Will they look to free agency for depth? Josh believes the latter. If they choose the former, here are some names to watch during the Combine as we prepare for the Draft.
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What offseason? Here’s what the local and national media are saying about the Eagles this week.
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