PHILADELPHIA – It wasn’t supposed to be this way for Jalen Reagor, a dynamic playmaker in college at TCU who arrived in Philadelphia billed as the playmaker the Eagles’ offense desperately needed. The Eagles, of course, chose Reagor at No. 21 overall in the 2020 draft at the behest of the coaching staff, one spot
PHILADELPHIA – From the Eagles’ perspective, the hope is that Cam Jurgens’ first foray as the team’s starting center lasts about a month, just in time for Jason Kelce’s return on Sept. 11 in Detroit. Dubbed as a luxury pick back in April when Philadelphia selected him at No. 51 overall as the 34-year-old Kelce’s
By Paul Domowitch It’s no secret that this is kind of a big year for Jalen Hurts. If he plays well in this, his third NFL season and his second as the Eagles’ full-time starter, if he takes his team deep into the playoffs, there will be no offseason debate about whether the Birds should
PHILADELPHIA – The biggest news at a steamy NovaCare Complex on Tuesday came off the field when it was revealed that veteran center Jason Kelce will be undergoing a procedure to help his troublesome elbow with an eye on the season-opener Sept. 11 in Detroit. The team described the path forward as a “routine cleanout”
Over 30,000 gathered at Lincoln Financial Field at the one open practice the Eagles held for fans on Sunday. Everyone oohed and aahed at A.J. Brown’s pure athleticism and making Jalen Hurts look good, and at the immense size of Jordan Davis, and how the orchestrated session blossomed into one giant bouquet of positivity. That’s
PHILADELPHIA – The Eagles’ offense needed a spark Sunday night and it found it by using Jalen Hurts’ athleticism with a plethora of run-pass options plays in front of nearly 30,000 fans at Lincoln Financial Field during the team’s only open practice this summer. The highlight for most was a 35-yard touchdown pass down the
PHILADELPHIA – When it comes to the tight end position and who is going to backup emerging star Dallas Goedert, the Eagles might want to take some advice from Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. For over 50 years now, The Rolling Stones have been belting out “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.” with the
PHILADELPHIA – Nick Sirianni mentioned the natural ebb and flow of training camp the last time we spoke to reporters and Saturday was an example of that as the offense bounced back a bit during Saturday’s “yellow practice” which went about 90 minutes in the South Philadelphia heat. The offense had struggled mightily at the
PHILADELPHIA – By this point, the Eagles had expected a meaningful contributor when they drafted Jalen Reagor at No. 21 overall in the 2020 NFL Draft. It’s never fair to assume anyone is going to be a legitimate star at this point in the process but when struggles ensue and the next player selected, Minnesota’s
The preseason games have become an afterthought for players other than those fighting for a roster spot. Philadelphia’s large abundance of new talent needs to gain experience playing together in a game situation. Although they need that kind of experience, the odds of seeing the expected starters in the preseason are very low. Yet, it
Finalizing the Eagles’ 53-man roster this year will be no easy task with so much intriguing talent. With exceptional depth, it is easy to overlook certain players whether they are just role players or potential starters. Philadelphia has only started ramping things up at training camp, but some continue to impress more than expected. New
PHILADELPHIA – The Eagles’ offense came back down to earth Thursday morning, following its sharpest session of the summer with one of its shakiest in what was oppressive heat at the NovaCare Complex. With temperatures expected to soar close to 100 degrees and well past that for the “real feel,” practice was moved up an
By Paul Domowitch CANTON, Ohio – The love Dick Vermeil has for his former players and the love they have for him in return is no secret. It will be on display for all the world to see Saturday afternoon when more than 200 of his former players from the Philadelphia Eagles, St. Louis Rams,
Three numbers turned T.J. Edwards from college star to NFL longshot.Eagles It was the 4.87 40-yard dash that Edwards ran before the 2019 NFL Draft that erased the film of a first-team All-American and runner-up for the Butkus Award for many and turned tangible evidence of a good football player into a two-down dinosaur on
PHILADELPHIA – The temperature surged into the 90s in South Philadelphia on Tuesday so everyone gathered at the NovaCare Complex was warm. Jalen Hurt, however, was hot, red hot in fact, after struggling for the first week of training camp, for the Eagles’ first padded practice of the year. The first indication that Hurts was
PHILADELPHIA – The Eagles were in shells for the first time this summer as the calendar flipped to August for a 75-minute practice session under overcast skies in South Philadelphia. Prior to the practice, head coach Nick Sirianni claimed his offense was performing well despite two consecutive perceived lackluster practices last week, although he did say
PHILADELPHIA – It was a little bit strange to see Miles Sanders rotating in training camp on Friday to the point that the Penn State product was taking some reps with the second-team offense. To some that served as a late-July eyebrow raise that perhaps second-year back Kenny Gainwell was gaining ground on Sanders for
There is plenty to be excited about as the return of football has finally arrived. Philadelphia is set to embark on a season that most people believe and expect will be a memorable journey. There are still plenty of unknowns along the roster who need to shine during training camp to get valuable playing time
PHILADELPHIA – For a second consecutive day the Eagles’ defense proved to be ahead of the offense early this summer, this time in a 90-minute practice highlighted by a competitive third-down period in which Jonathan Gannon’s first-team defense shut down Jalen Hurts and the offense to “win,” per the scorecard of head coach Nick Sirianni.
There was a little contradiction at the NovaCare Complex on Friday. It all started before practice when defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon was asked about the skill set of his new $15 million edge rusher, Haason Reddick. Evidently in the 58 minutes of high-intensity practice Wednesday, Reddick dropped a bit too much into coverage for some.
PHILADELPHIA – The defense is supposed to be ahead of the offense early in training camp and that proved to be true Friday at the NovaCare Complex when Jonathan Gannon’s unit stymied Jalen Hurts and Co. to the tune of three interceptions and a stifling presence that put the screws on any potential splash plays.