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John McMullen

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John McMullen

Attrition presses pause on Eagles

PHILADELPHIA – I’ll always consider myself a reporter first but over the years the sojourn to talking head has manifested itself and that move requires participation in certain sports-talk tropes that are both mind-numbing and soul-crushing for those of us trying to elevate the medium. One of the biggest hat tips to the least common

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John McMullen

Eagles are running out of mulligans after loss to Saints

PHILADELPHIA – The Eagles have used all their mulligans and there is one more opportunity to seize the NFC East and the conference’s No. 1 seed, a Week 18 matchup against the playoff-bound New York Giants. What seemed like a foregone conclusion before Jalen Hurts’ SC joint sprain in Chicago last month, now is a

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John McMullen

Will he or won’t he?

PHILADELPHIA – There were a lot of words coming out of Nick Sirianni’s mouth at his pre-practice presser on Friday, along with the requisite Larry Kehres nostalgia, but few answers as the Eagles’ coach continues to push the competitive-advantage card as far as possible when it comes to Sunday’s game against New Orleans. Sirianni declined

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John McMullen

It’s status quo with Eagles and Jalen Hurts

PHILADELPHIA – It’s status quo when it comes to Eagles and star quarterback Jalen Hurts. Hurts is dealing with a sprained SC joint in his shoulder and did not take part in a walkthrough practice on Wednesday but Eagles coach Nick Sirianni continues to leave the QB1’s playing status open-ended when it comes to Sunday’s

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John McMullen

Eagles facing attrition late in season with Lane Johnson, Avonte Maddox injuries

Far bigger than a loss at Dallas is the attrition that the 13-2 Eagles suffered against the Cowboys on Christmas Eve with two key starters expected out for the rest of the regular season in which Philadelphia still has to either win one of its final two home games against New Orleans and the New

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A play away; Ian Book stands ready if Eagles need him

PHILADELPHIA – Things can happen quickly in the NFL. Take Tuesday afternoon when Jalen Hurts missed a walkthrough practice with the sprained throwing shoulder he suffered in Chicago and his backup Gardner Minshew was in Mississippi toggling between eulogizing the man who set the spark off to a professional career, his former Washington State coach

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John McMullen

Minshew Mania invades Dallas

PHILADELPHIA − Dallas Goedert said he couldn’t remember the football hitting the practice field on Wednesday when Gardner Minshew took over the Eagles’ first-team offense for the first time as Jalen Hurts continued to rehab his sprained throwing shoulder. While it’s not exactly a linear correlation the same almost held true just over a year

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John McMullen

NFL-high eight Eagles are Pro Bowl selections

PHILADELPHIA – A league-high eight Eagles players were selected to the 2023 Pro Bowl Team, including four first-timers. Quarterback and MVP candidate Jalen Hurts leads the list of first-time selections for Philadelphia and is joined by running back Miles Sanders, second-year left guard Landon Dickerson, and edge rusher Haason Reddick. The four making return trips

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John McMullen

‘Business as usual’ looked different at the NovaCare Complex Tuesday

PHILADELPHIA – Jalen Hurts proclaimed it was business as usual Tuesday at the NovaCare Complex but it was anything but with a Christmas Eve showdown at 10-4 Dallas on the horizon. Hurts did not participate in a walkthrough practice due to the sprained throwing shoulder he suffered in a 25-20 win over Chicago on Sunday

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John McMullen

Jalen Hurts sprains his throwing shoulder

Back in Week 6, it was Cooper Rush dueling against Jalen Hurts. On Christmas Eve, it’s more than likely going to be Gardner Minshew vs. Dak Prescott. If we are ever going to see Hurts and Prescott during the same game in the Eagles-Cowboys rivalry this season, it’s going to be in the playoffs. That’s

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John McMullen

A Mixed Bag in Chicago for the Eagles

CHICAGO — In a league where the reputation is parity, the Eagles’ 13-1 record obviously stands out. And you don’t get there without fighting through some things. Philadelphia didn’t pack its A-game next to the winter gear needed for the frigid Second City but the Eagles did pile some perseverance into the carry-ons, enough to

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John McMullen

It’s not official but expect Dallas Goedert back in Chicago

PHILADELPHIA – The Eagles are an NFL-best 12-1 with the No. 1 scoring offense in the league and they are about to re-integrate one of their best players into the mix. The Philadelphia offense is expected to get back star tight end Dallas Goedert on Sunday in Chicago. The Eagles officially opened his 21-day practice

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John McMullen

Arryn Siposs to IR, Anthony Harris back for Eagles

PHILADELPHIA – Arryn Siposs is out for at least the rest of the regular season with veteran Brett Kern set to replace the Eagles’ second-year punter. The Eagles signed Kern, a two-time former All-Pro, to the practice squad and moved Siposs to injured reserve after suffering an ankle injury during Sunday’s rout of the New

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John McMullen

A triple-threat QB; Jalen Hurts frustrates the Giants and his critics

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – On the same week Jalen Hurts called himself emotionless he finished it by dropping the Terminator persona for a few seconds after Sunday’s 48-22 rout over the New York Giants in which the MVP candidate threw for 217 yards and two touchdowns while adding another 77 yards on the ground, and

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Brian Daboll on the development of Jalen Hurts

PHILADELPHIA – Brian Daboll is one of the many football heavyweights who were in on the development of Jalen Hurts as a quarterback. The first-year Giants head coach was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Alabama in 2017 when Hurts was set to enter his sophomore season after becoming the first true freshman to

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John McMullen

James Bradberry isn’t thinking about revenge vs. Giants

PHILADELPHIA – A.J. Brown took care of Tennessee to the point some believe it was the tipping point for the Titans’ firing GM Jon Robinson despite being in first place in the AFC South. James Bradberry isn’t going to give Giants’ first-year GM Joe Schoen his pink slip no matter how the cornerback plays against

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John McMullen

Jalen Hurts earns second consecutive NFC Offensive Player of the Week honor

PHILADELPHIA – For the second consecutive week, Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts had been honored as the NFC’s Offensive Player of the Week. The on-field leader of the NFL’s top team at 11-1, was named the conference’s Player of the Month in September but his back-to-back weekly awards in wins over Green Bay and Tennessee are

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John McMullen

Eagles place DE Robert Quinn on IR

PHILADELPHIA – The Eagles made a plethora of roster moves on Tuesday, most notably placing defensive end Robert Quinn on injured reserve with a sprained knee and waiving defensive back Andre Chachere, opening two spots on the 53-man roster. One was immediately filled by activating DE Janarius Robinson off injured reserve. Philadelphia will also be

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John McMullen

Eagles’ D-Line ruins Derrick Henry, Titans

PHILADELPHIA – The adjective was as striking as it was descriptive. And it came from the quarterback of the Eagles defense that allowed 209 total yards and just 10 points in an emphatic 35-10 win over Tennessee. “Honestly, I thought our D-line just ruined that game,” said linebacker T.J. Edwards, who was graded out as

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John McMullen

Good News from Dallas Goedert on Eagles’ injury front

PHILADELPHIA – The Eagles are getting healthier. The team started the clock on Jordan Davis’ 21-day practice window on Wednesday and star tight end Dallas Goedert gave a promising update on his shoulder injury. Davis has missed the past four games with a high-ankle sprain suffered against Pittsburgh on Oct. 30. The rookie was placed

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John McMullen

Eagles’ C.J. Gardner-Johnson out indefinitely with lacerated kidney

PHILADELPHIA – NFL interception leader Chauncey Gardner-Johnson will be sidelined indefinitely with a lacerated kidney, a league source confirmed to JAKIB Sports. The Eagles are still gathering information on whether to place the veteran safety on injured reserve, something that would require Gardner-Johnson to miss at least four games. Philadelphia is currently 10-1 with six