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Miles Sanders
Eagles
John McMullen

Miles Sanders is ready for his contract year

PHILADELPHIA – The Eagles’ lead back is ready to go on Sunday in Detroit. The bigger question is how many of the 17 regular-season games with Sanders be available during a contract year for the talented back. Sanders has missed a total of nine games over the past two seasons with an assortment of injuries

NovaCare Complex
Eagles
John McMullen

Jason Kelce, Jalen Hurts downplay expectations

PHILADELPHIA – Take your expectations and shove them. That’s the message All-Pro center Jason Kelce had Wednesday at the NovaCare Complex and he brought along the expletives to get it across as the Eagles ramped up preparations for the season-opener in Detroit on Sunday. Kelce took control of his own narrative when asked a rather

Eagles'
Eagles
Joe Santoliquito

The Eagles’ secondary has some catching up to do before the season opener

The acquisition of safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson last week from the New Orleans Saints was huge news for the Eagles. It strengthened what had been perceived as a soft spot on the Eagles at safety, giving them a young, dynamic, talkative cover hybrid who often came down from the safety position to cover the slot receiver

Michael Clay
Eagles
John McMullen

Michael Clay isn’t spilling the Eagles’ secret at punt returner

PHILADELPHIA – Holding steady to Nick Sirianni’s strict edict regarding competitive advantage, Michael Clay admitted to JAKIB Sports that he knows who will return the first punt Sunday against the Detroit Lions but the Eagles’ special teams coordinator wasn’t letting anyone in on the secret just yet. “We have enough guys that we feel comfortable,

Andre Dillard
Eagles
John McMullen

Andre Dillard has surgery; Anthony Harris out again

PHILADELPHIA – A little bit of Labor Day news coming out of Philadelphia in advance of the Eagles’ Week 1 game at Detroit. The most notable is that backup left tackle Andre Dillard did undergo surgery as expected to stabilize his broken forearm and the veteran is expected to miss 4 to 6 weeks of

Edwards settles
Eagles
John McMullen

T.J. Edwards settles in as Eagles’ defensive leader

PHILADELPHIA – The defensive green dot is probably a little overrated, something Eagles fans should have learned back in 2017 when Jordan Hicks went down with an Achilles injury. Hicks was the on-field defensive leader at the time for Philadelphia and that role shifted to Nigel Bradham which was framed as a big deal, at

JasonPeters
Eagles
John McMullen

Jason Peters is about to become a Cowboy but he’s still revered by the Eagles

PHILADELPHIA – “This is 40” for the venerable Jason Peters looks like it’s going to be a homecoming for the nine-time Pro Bowl selection. Peters is a Queen City, Texas native, a small town in the northeastern part of the Lone Star state just under three hours from Dallas if you’re getting into the car

Philly Godfather
Eagles
John McMullen

The relationship that led the Eagles to Ian Book

PHILADELPHIA – The Eagles watched Reid Sinnett and Carson Strong all summer and felt the need for more. Although Sinnett was ultimately brought back to the practice squad after being waived, Howie Roseman wanted a little bit more at the QB3 spot on the 53-man roster and tried to claim 2021 third-round pick Kellen Mond

BritainCovey
Eagles
John McMullen

Who Returns Punts for the Eagles?

PHILADELPHIA – Be careful what you wish for. Most Eagles fans had so soured on Jalen Reagor that they wanted Howie Roseman to do anything to get the failed 2020 first-round pick out of town. Anything turned out to be more than expected as the Eagles’ GM flipped the embattled receiver to Minnesota, where he

Dallas Goedert
Eagles
Paul Domowitch

The sky’s the limit for Dallas Goedert in 2022

It’s good to set lofty goals. To paraphrase the late Norman Vincent Peale, if you shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars. Before he ever caught an NFL pass, former Eagles tight end Zach Ertz would look you straight in the eye and tell you that his goal was

NovaCare Complex
Eagles
John McMullen

Jalen Reagor is out and Jason Kelce is back on a busy day at the NovaCare Complex

PHILADELPHIA – The revolving door at the NovaCare Complex was busy with safety Chauncey Gardner-Johnson making his practice debut and quarterback Ian Book preparing to arrive via waivers. Exiting were two disappointing 2020 draft picks, receiver Jalen Reagor, who was dealt to Minnesota, and linebacker Davion Taylor, who was released. Veteran safety Anthony Harris, meanwhile,

IanBook
Eagles
John McMullen

Eagles awarded QB Ian Book off waivers

PHILADELPHIA – The Eagles have their third quarterback after being awarded Ian Book off waivers from the New Orleans Saints. The former Notre Dame star will fit in as Philadelphia’s QB3 behind starter Jalen Hurts and backup Gardner Minshew. The Eagles will have to make a roster to move by 4:00 PM to fit Book

Eagles
Eagles
John McMullen

Eagles initial 53-man roster set

PHILADELPHIA – Here is a position-by-position look at the Eagles’ initial 53: Quarterback (2) Jalen Hurts Gardner Minshew Running Back (3) Kenneth Gainwell Miles Sanders Boston Scott Wide Receiver (5) A.J. Brown Zach Pascal Jalen Reagor DeVonta Smith Quez Watkins Tight End (3) Grant Calcaterra Dallas Goedert Jack Stoll Offensive Line (10) Landon Dickerson Andre

Chauncey Gardner Howie Roseman
Eagles
John McMullen

Howie Roseman makes a splash at deadline with acquisition on Chauncey Gardner-Johnson

Dating back to an offseason run at Marcus Williams in free agency, the Eagles have understood they needed an upgrade at safety from the 2021 season. It took until cutdown day to find it but Philadelphia believes they’ve gotten that upgrade in an unconventional fashion by acquiring New Orleans nickel back Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, along with

Howie Roseman JAKIB Sports
Eagles
Joe Santoliquito

Howie Roseman still can’t get respect after a great offseason

The Athletic is a great website for the chronic sports junkie. It has everything (except comprehensive boxing coverage, wink, wink). It has fantastic writers, like the Eagles’ beat reporter Zach Berman, and national NFL guy Sheil Kapadia, and a cadre of connected writers throughout the country. The Athletic has also done something that in some

Philly Godfather
Eagles
John McMullen

2022 Eagles Cut Tracker

PHILADELPHIA – Moves are beginning to trickle in for the Eagles in advance of Tuesday afternoon’s cutdown deadline. Keep it here for a running look at the Eagles’ roster moves: TUESDAY: 2:19 – The Eagles are waiving versatile DB who cross-trained at safety and nickel back this summer. He also was a key special-teamer lasts

Patrick Johnson
Eagles
John McMullen

Patrick Johnson is among few brights spots in preseason blowout loss to Dolphins

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – Patrick Johnson was no sure thing to make the Eagles, especially after the team drafted the athletic Kyron Johnson in the sixth round back in April. The thought entering training camp was that the Eagles could only keep one backup to star pass rusher Haason Reddick at the SAM linebacker overhang

Jalen Hurts
Eagles
John McMullen

Inside Jalen Hurts’ ‘best practice’

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – To the outsider, it was pedestrian, a practice session filled with checkdowns and a conservative approach. To the ultimate insider, it was a sight for sore eyes. Jalen Hurts practice on Wednesday against the Miami Dolphins will likely be the last time the third-year quarterback sees an unfriendly face until Sept.

MarcusEpps scaled
Eagles
John McMullen

Handicapping the Eagles’ Backup Safety Spot

MIAMI GARDENS – On the eve of the Eagles’ final preseason game against the Miami Dolphins, much of the roster looks set with the initial cutdown to 53 set for Tuesday, Aug. 30. The notable exception to that is safety where players like Josiah Scott, K’Von Wallace, Jaquiski Tartt, Andre Chachere, and Reed Blankenship could

KyzirWhite
Eagles
John McMullen

Chargers put chip on Kyzir White’s shoulder

MIAMI GARDENS – Kyzir White is coming off an excellent season with the Los Angeles Chargers in what was a contract year for the 26-year-old Lehigh County native yet the payoff wasn’t there. And that has left a very big chip on a good player’s shoulder, something that should only help the Eagles this season.

EaglesQBs
Eagles
John McMullen

Stomach virus sidelines Dolphins; Nick Sirianni raves about Jalen Hurts

MIAMI GARDENS – Things didn’t go as planned for the Eagles Thursday in Miami. The Dolphins were forced to cancel the back end of consecutive joint practices due to a stomach virus that hit the team hard overnight. Miami head coach Mike McDaniel described the issue was with a few players and the goal was