Eagles Sign Brent Celek To Three-Year Deal

Photo by Jeff Fusco

Photo by Jeff Fusco

The Eagles and veteran tight end Brent Celek have agreed to a three-year deal worth $13 million, including $6 million in guaranteed money. The deal, first reported by ESPN’s Adam Caplan, was confirmed by the Eagles.

This news comes a day after the Eagles announced a five-year deal with Zach Ertz, a deal that is reportedly worth $42.5 million, with $20 million guaranteed.

Read more »

Missanelli: In Doug We Trust?

Photo courtesy: USA Today Sports Images

Photo | USA Today Sports Images

Doug Pederson and Jeffrey Lurie were fashionably late to the press conference that would announce Pederson as the latest “Eagle fixer.” After hearing Pederson speak, I imagined that backstage he had been kicking a screaming and saying things like, “Please Jeff, don’t let me face that smelly mob!”

Pederson didn’t slay the presser. He appeared nervous, he talked in clichés and he unfurled a terribly panicky response to a question about his time management in last week’s Kansas City Chiefs playoff game, where they lost to the New England Patriots. The Chiefs were slow on their attack because they “didn’t want to give the ball back to Tom Brady?” Uh, Skip, you were down 14 points. Seems to me that you want to score as quickly as possible, and preserve more time on the clock for perhaps another offensive series that could get a touchdown to tie the game. But that’s just me.

Lurie said he had identified 25 candidates (he and his posse of selectors, which apparently included Bill Polian and Ron Jaworski; Jaworski said there were only 22 candidates, which means perhaps that Lurie rounded up to make himself look better). How Pederson emerged as the best of 25 candidates is a mystery to me, considering that just a few years ago, he was coaching Calvary Baptist High in Louisiana. Read more »

Eagles Hire Frank Reich As OC

Photo courtesy: USA Today Sports Images

Photo courtesy: USA Today Sports Images

According to CBS’s Jason La Canfora, the Eagles have hired former Chargers offensive coordinator Frank Reich as offensive coordinator. Birds 24/7’s Tim McManus has since confirmed that Reich has the job.

Read more »

Report: John DeFilippo To Be Quarterbacks Coach

Mike DeFilippo

Photo courtesy: USA Today Sports Images

Another day, another hire for Doug Pederson‘s staff.

According to a report last night from FOX’s Mike Garafolo, the Eagles will hire John DeFilippo as the team’s new quarterbacks coach.

Garafolo’s follow-up tweet makes it seem that Pederson snared a popular young coach for his staff in the 37-year-old DeFilippo.

Read more »

Three Leftovers From Doug Pederson’s Introduction

Photo courtesy: USA Today Sports Images

Photo courtesy: USA Today Sports Images

So much information came out of Doug Pederson‘s introductory press conference, Jeffrey Lurie‘s comments, and Howie Roseman‘s first public address in over a year on Tuesday that there was bound to be a few loose ends left on the cutting floor.

Luckily, we have tape recorders and notebooks to make sure no stone goes unturned. Here are a few noteworthy leftovers from a busy day in South Philadelphia.

Read more »

Roseman: ‘I Had No Idea’ What The Future Held

Photo by: Jeff Fusco

Photo by: Jeff Fusco

There was a point in time, during the past year, when Howie Roseman admits he didn’t know what his future held.

Roseman, then 39, had been removed by owner Jeffrey Lurie from his position as the Eagles’ general manager after the 2014 season, a step backward into a nebulous position within the organization.

“I had no idea what was going to go,” Roseman said Tuesday, speaking publicly for the first time since Chip Kelly took over personnel control during that offseason.

His back to a white wall, Roseman spoke at length about his year away from personnel decisions, what he learned, and how he dealt with the demotion, which could have derailed his career, both with the Eagles and in the league as a whole.

Read more »

Report: Jim Schwartz Set To Become DC

Photo courtesy: USA Today Sports Images

Photo courtesy: USA Today Sports Images

According to Sports Illustrated’s Don Banks, the Eagles will make former Lions head coach Jim Schwartz their new defensive coordinator.

Schwartz was most recently defensive coordinator for the Buffalo Bills in 2014. When then-head coach Doug Marrone resigned, Schwartz was not retained.

Read more »

What They’re Saying About the Eagles

Photo courtesy: USA Today Sports Images

Photo courtesy: USA Today Sports Images

The Eagles will introduce Doug Pederson as the team’s 23rd head coach at 2:00 this afternoon. Meanwhile, rumors continue to swirl about Pederson’s potential head coaching staff. We’ve put together a collection of Birds-related reading material to tide you over until this afternoon.

Read more »

What They’re Saying About Chip Kelly

Chip Kelly. (Jeff Fusco)

Chip Kelly. (Jeff Fusco)

San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York dropped a bombshell on the NFL early Thursday afternoon when he tweeted out the news — from his personal account — that the 49ers had hired former Eagles head coach Chip Kelly to fill San Francisco’s head coaching vacancy.

Kelly’s tenure in Philadelphia came to an ugly, disappointing end. Despite the early success he had, winning 20 games in two seasons, his third year with the Birds brought about plenty of questions about his viability in the NFL.

We’ve compiled a good collection of thoughts, comments and opinions on Kelly’s hiring for your reading pleasure. Read more »

« Older Posts  |  Newer Posts »