NFC East Roundup: The Giants’ Shopping Spree

Damon "Snacks" Harrison, who recently signed a five-year, $46.5 million contract with the Giants. (USA Today Sports)

Damon “Snacks” Harrison, who recently signed a five-year, $46.5 million contract with the Giants. (USA Today Sports)

This week’s roundup of the latest news and notes from around the NFC East with free agency in full gear. Read more »

Report: John DeFilippo To Be Quarterbacks Coach

Mike DeFilippo

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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.

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Eagles Draft Buzz: Mock Roundup

Eagles Draft 2015
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Tim Heitman / USA TODAY Sports

As the NFL draft inches closer and more mock drafts are released, one thing is becoming clear: the Eagles can go a lot of ways with their first-round pick. Here is the latest draft buzz, including seven new mock drafts that have the Eagles taking seven different players. Read more »

Wake-Up Call: Why Eagles Passed On Manziel, Lee

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

The Eagles had six players they hoped would be there at the No. 22 pick. But when they finally were put on the clock, none of the six was available.

Two guys who could have been had at that spot were Johnny Manziel and USC WR Marqise Lee.

Chip Kelly has had nothing but good things to say about Manziel publicly, but it seems clear that the Eagles never really thought about taking him with the 22nd pick. Read more »

Draft Debate: Will Eagles Take A QB?

NCAA Football: Virginia Tech at Miami

As we count down to Thursday, Tim and Sheil give their takes on how the Eagles will approach the 2014 draft.

In case you missed yesterday’s installment, they each gave their three most likely targets for the Birds at No. 22.

Today’s question: Will the Eagles spend one of their draft picks on a quarterback?

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Kelly On Manziel: ‘I Love the Kid’

Johnny Manziel
originally committed to play for Chip Kelly and the Oregon Ducks coming out of high school.

He attended an Oregon football camp with Marcus Mariota back in 2010 and both were planning on heading to Eugene. But Manziel had a change of heart and decided to stick closer to home by attending Texas A&M.

“When I coached at Oregon he was tailor-made for that [offense],” said Kelly. “Broke my heart. I love the kid. I think he’s a hell of a football player.”

Peter King brought up the possibility of a Kelly-Manziel union in his column Monday. Read more »

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 »

The Thinking Behind the Manziel Visit

Peter King mentioned in his Monday Morning Quarterback column that the Eagles were one of the teams that met with quarterback Johnny Manziel at the combine. Howie Roseman was asked to explain that decision on Thursday.

“We do interviews for a wide variety of reasons at a wide variety of positions,” said Roseman, who did not confirm that a meeting with Manziel took place. “We get 60 formal interviews at the combine, we get 30 players we’re allowed to bring in here.

“We’re trying to get as much background as possible on as many guys as possible. You never know when opportunity is going to come to get a player. It may be now in the draft, it may be in free agency, it may be via trade. Read more »

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