Eagles Release Riley Cooper

Photo by: Jeff Fusco

Photo by: Jeff Fusco

The Eagles announced Monday they have released wide receiver Riley Cooper.

Cooper had three years left on the five-year, $22 million contract he signed after the 2013 season. His dead cap hit is $2.4 million, but he was due over $13 million over the next three years.

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Roseman: ‘Fletcher Cox Is Always A Priority’

Howie Roseman. (Jeff Fusco)

Howie Roseman. (Jeff Fusco)

While the Eagles have signed four players in the last two weeks to new contracts, Fletcher Cox has posted multiple tweets that seemingly suggest he’s waiting for his turn.

When talking to the media after Vinny Curry’s press conference, however, Howie Roseman denied that the Eagles have been slow to engage Cox in contract negotiations.

“I would say the last person we’re trying to play games with or be disrespectful to is Fletcher Cox,” Roseman said. “Fletcher Cox is always a priority to us.” Read more »

Eagles Roundup: Evan Mathis’ Super Bowl Shot

Photo Credit: Jeff Fusco

Photo Credit: Jeff Fusco

With Super Bowl 50 just five days away, there’s plenty being written about the Panthers and Broncos, but there’s also a bevy of reading about a few former Eagles getting ready to do battle out in California. We’ve put together a compilation of the best reading you may have missed.

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Wake-Up Call: Roseman On Eagles’ New Coaches

Howie Roseman. (Jeff Fusco)

Howie Roseman. (Jeff Fusco)

While in Mobile, Alabama for the Senior Bowl, Howie Roseman stopped by a SiriusXM radio show Thursday night to discuss Doug Pederson, the Eagles’ new coaching staff and Philadelphia’s front office.

Roseman opined that Pederson has put together “an incredible staff,” which is now full of coordinators and head position coaches. Roseman also explained why the Eagles’ new head coach was an attractive candidate.

“We’re fortunate that we had the opportunity to be with Doug in Philadelphia as a player, as a coach,” Roseman said. “Incredibly bright mind. Has a history of developing quarterbacks. Being around great teachers of offense. Has a great offensive mind. Really good person. Really fits in with what we’re trying to build in Philadelphia.” Read more »

Why Sam Bradford May Reject Multi-Year Deals

Sam Bradford. (Jeff Fusco)

Sam Bradford. (Jeff Fusco)

Since the end of the regular season, one idea has picked up some steam: the Eagles should use the franchise tag on Sam Bradford, and then trade him to another team.

This theory, according to Joel Corry, a former agent and current contracts/salary cap expert for CBS Sports, is very unlikely to materialize. Corry quickly dismissed the concept because he believes teams would balk at paying Bradford whatever his market value is in addition to sending a draft pick or other compensation to the Eagles.

Instead, Corry thinks Bradford may test the waters in free agency and take a short-term contract. Read more »

Howie Roseman Talks Bradford, Wentz

Howie Roseman. (Jeff Fusco)

Howie Roseman. (Jeff Fusco)

MOBILE, AL — Howie Roseman is back in the personnel saddle after a year of exile, and there is plenty of work to be done.

He called it “exciting” to return to the scene and once again be around the people that he’s developed relationships with over the years. Asked if he feels like he’s playing catch-up, Roseman noted that he never stopped watching tape on prospects and said he has trust in the scouting staff.

The executive vice president of football operations had the notebook out, pen behind the ear and eyes focused on the North squad as they opened preparations for the Senior Bowl at Ladd Peebles Stadium Tuesday afternoon. The headliner on that team is North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz, who seemed to impress on Day 1. Read more »

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.

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