As we count down to the start of the regular season, Tim and Sheil try to answer some of the big questions facing the Eagles. Yesterday, they discussed life without DeSean Jackson. Today, the topic is how Nick Foles will perform in his second season with Chip Kelly. Read more »
We recently took the pulse of the Eagles’ locker room, asking a simple question: Which of your teammates has impressed you this summer and is primed for a big/breakout season?
Some players couldn’t name just one or two. Others identified half the roster. We removed those responses and were left with 19 answers. They are listed below. Read more »
Chip Kelly answered several questions last week about the number of Oregon players on the Eagles’ roster.
When the team made final cuts this weekend, five remained: defensive ends Brandon Bair and Taylor Hart; wide receivers Josh Huff and Jeff Maehl; and linebacker Casey Matthews.
General manager Howie Roseman met with reporters Saturday afternoon and defended his head coach when it comes to choosing former Ducks. Read more »
The Eagles made cuts today, trimming the roster down to 53 players in advance of the 4 p.m. deadline. Here’s a position-by-position look at what the squad looks like on defense. If you missed the post on the offense, click here.
Defensive line (7): Fletcher Cox, Cedric Thornton, Bennie Logan, Vinny Curry, Beau Allen, Brandon Bair, Taylor Hart.
If you would have told me a month ago that Bair was going to make the roster, I would have vehemently disagreed. But his preseason performance made keeping him seem like a no-brainer. Read more »
The Eagles made cuts today, trimming the roster down to 53 players in advance of the 4 p.m. deadline. Here’s a position-by-position look at what the squad looks like on offense. We’ll do the defense next.
Quarterbacks (3): Nick Foles, Mark Sanchez, Matt Barkley.
No surprises here. Those are your top three guys, with G.J. Kinne let go.
What’s interesting though is that the Eagles might not be totally done at quarterback. According to Jimmy Kempski of Philly.com, they seem to be fielding trade offers on Barkley. I’m not sure that the Eagles will get any suitors, but there could be a team or two that liked Barkley when he was coming out of USC and thinks about taking a flier on him.
Remember, the Eagles reportedly worked out former Bills and Browns QB Thad Lewis earlier this week.
Obviously, the top two spots will go to Foles and Sanchez. Read more »
The Eagles have to cut their roster down to 53 players by 4 p.m. today. Read more »
Eagles outside linebacker Travis Long suffered a torn ACL in his left knee during Thursday night’s preseason finale and is out for the season, according to the Inquirer’s Jeff McLane.
Long had drawn praise from the coaching staff all summer. An undrafted free agent last year, he figured to be a part of the rotation at outside linebacker. Long had also been cross-training at inside linebacker and was being counted on to add some depth there as well.
But because of the injury, he’ll be out for the season. Read more »
Part of the process for the Eagles over the next several days will be tracking which players are let go by other teams.
To that end, former Bills quarterback Thad Lewis reportedly had a tryout with the team this week, according to Tom Pelissero of USA Today. Lewis spent two seasons (2011 and 2012) with the Browns when Pat Shurmur was the head coach there. Read more »
The Eagles closed out the preseason Thursday night with a 37-7 victory. On Friday and Saturday, they will cut the roster down from 75 to 53.
One final time, here’s who we have making the cut. Read more »