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Eagles
John McMullen

Sua Opeta is up for Aaron Donald challenge

PHILADELPHIA – It’s out of the frying pan and into the fire for Eagles’ fourth-year guard Sua Opeta. A week after tagging in for injured right guard Cam Jurgens against Washington’s talented inside duo of Jonathan Allen and Daron Payne, the heat gets turned up in Los Angeles against seven-time All-Pro Aaron Donald, one of

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Eagles
John McMullen

Cam Jurgens loss is a layered one

PHILADELPHIA – It’s not the worst-case scenario but the Philadelphia Eagles are going to be without their starting right guard and backup center for the short term. Cam Jurgens sprained his foot in Sunday’s 34-31 overtime win over Washington, according to an NFL source, and the injury was described as week-to-week by head coach Nick

Offense Perseveres
Eagles
John McMullen

Brandon Graham feels rejuvenated by young D-Line talent

PHILADELPHIA – For years the numbers 55 and 91 were commonplace when opposing coaches discussed their plans to deal with the Philadelphia Eagles’ defense. Brandon Graham and Fletcher Cox are two of the best defensive linemen in franchise history with the former still a key part of the deepest defensive line rotation in the NFL

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Eagles
Paul Domowitch

Paul Domowitch: Eagles’ Tush Push makes a potent ground game even more lethal

The NFL had an opportunity to ban the Tush Push in the offseason but elected to punt, allowing the Eagles to once again pile up first downs with the QB-sneak-with-friends play. They’ve used the Tush Push eight times in the last two games, including five times in Monday night’s 25-11 win over Tampa Bay, and

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Eagles
John McMullen

Jalen Carter has skipped the startup costs for Eagles

TAMPA – The Jalen Carter era is off to an auspicious start. The young defensive tackle is the rare rookie who has eschewed any perceived startup costs and decided to dominate the NFL right away. In Monday’s 25-11 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Carter generated four pressures, a sack, and two quarterback hits, according

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Eagles
John McMullen

Nick Sirianni’s advice to ‘tush push’ critics: ‘Stop the play’

PHILADELPHIA – Turns out, the “tush push” itself isn’t unstoppable, it’s the Philadelphia version of Peter King’s favorite play that 92% of the time works every time, at least according to Jason Kelce and and Brian Fantana. The admittedly less-than-aesthetic play was dusted off for two touchdowns in a Week 2 win over Minnesota and

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Eagles
John McMullen

Eagles move on from Arryn Siposs; Sign Braden Mann to PS

PHILADELPHIA – This time, it feels like the Eagles have finally moved on from embattled punter Arryn Siposs. Many fans rejoiced at the cutdown to 53 when Philadelphia waived the strong-legged Aussie but the organization quickly responded by saying punters would be brought in for workouts but there was a good chance that Siposs was

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Eagles
John McMullen

Examining the Eagles slot options in the wake of Avonte Maddox’s pec injury

PHILADELPHIA – Avonte Maddox suffered through an injury-plagued season in 2022-23 but the Eagles’ star slot cornerback made it back to play in the NFC Championship Game and Super Bowl LVII despite needing offseason toe surgery. Maddox was one of the few key Eagles players to suffer through some hard injury luck in what was

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Eagles
Paul Domowitch

Paul Domowitch: D’Andre Swift has his limits

While Thursday night’s eye-popping 28-carry, 175-yard rushing performance might indicate otherwise, D’Andre Swift isn’t a workhorse running back. The 5-foot-9, 211-pound St. Joe’s Prep product had just 364 carries in three seasons with the Lions before getting traded to the Eagles in April. Averaged just 8.7 rushing attempts per game in Detroit. Had just four

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Eagles
John McMullen

Darius Slay takes aim at MetLife playing surface

PHILADELPHIA – Eagles star cornerback Darius Slay took aim at MetLife Stadium, a day after the New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers was lost for the season with a torn Achilles after just four plays during a 22-16 New York win over Buffalo. “He’s on a new (team) and then it’s like, ‘Damn, MetLife,’” Slay

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Eagles
John McMullen

Jalen Carter dominates in NFL debut vs. Patriots

Each time Jalen Carter stepped onto the football field in Athens, Ga. there were 92,000-or-so screaming obsessives for whom losing was not an option. To assume the NFL stage might be too big for Carter, the No. 9 overall pick in April’s draft, or any of of the 6-foot-3, 314-pound defensive tackle’s former teammates at

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Eagles
John McMullen

Eagles are tapping into Matt Patricia with Patriots up in Week 1

PHILADELPHIA – If you’re wondering why Matt Patricia is in Philadelphia, Sunday’s game at New England might be a good place to start. Patricia has spent 16 of his 20 seasons as a coach over two different stints with the Patriots and Bill Belichick, including five years as New England’s defensive coordinator before becoming the

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Eagles
John McMullen

Paul Domowitch: Eagles-Pats By the Numbers

By Paul Domowitch A year ago at this time, nothing was promised to Jalen Hurts. Not the Eagles’ starting quarterback job beyond the 2022 season. And certainly not a $51 million-a-year contract extension. The Eagles made sure to hang on to multiple first-round picks in the April draft in case they decided Jalen wasn’t the

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Eagles
John McMullen

A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith named Eagles’ captains for the first time

PHILADELPHIA – With seven returning captains from what was a Super Bowl team, change was never going to be the theme when it came to that honor. Turns out expansion was. Philadelphia officially named nine captains on Tuesday with dynamic receivers A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith added to the group of seven from last season.

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Eagles
John McMullen

‘Celebration’ is just the first step for Mario Goodrich

PHILADELPHIA – It was time to celebrate on Tuesday for Mario Goodrich when the first-year undrafted cornerback out of Clemson broke through and made the Eagles’ initial 53-man roster. “I was excited,” said Goodrich. “I was with my family. We went out to eat. I ended up going to the Lil Baby concert with the

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Eagles
John McMullen

Nakobe or bust for Eagles’ defense

PHILADELPHIA – Ready or not, Nakobe Dean is just over a week away from taking over the Philadelphia Eagles defense that was ranked second in the NFL last season en route to an NFC championship and Super Bowl berth. The unit that will arrive in Foxborough on Sept. 10 will be very different than the

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Eagles
John McMullen

Eagles get down to 53, go heavy on defensive front, cornerback

PHILADELPHIA – The initial cut to 53 is always a difficult day for Eagles general manager Howie Roseman and head coach Nick Sirianni. “This Is a hard day for us as an organization,” Roseman admitted. “We bring in these guys, and we ask them to give us everything they got during the offseason program, during

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Eagles
John McMullen

Derek Barnett wants path to playing time

PHILADELPHIA – Man plans, and the football Gods laugh. Forgive the hijacking of a rather famous Yiddish adage designed to explain the unpredictability of life but that’s the first thing that jumped to mind when the news broke that Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Derek Barnett wouldn’t mind being dealt in an effort to find more

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Eagles
John McMullen

Is Eli Ricks the Eagles’ preseason litmus test?

PHILADELPHIA – Eagles fans have spoken and most want undrafted rookie cornerback Eli Ricks on the team. Before the actual preseason games started that sentiment would have been laughed off by those attending practice every day but the former five-star recruit has showed up once the cosplay started with a pick-six against fourth-string Baltimore quarterback

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GameDay
John McMullen

Tyler Steen settling into backup life

PHILADELPHIA – Before the 2021 season the Eagles embarked on a legitimate competition at left tackle between Andre Dillard and Jordan Mailata. Dillard got one day with the first-team reps and Mailata got the next with the rotation continuing each and every day until Dillard, now the projected starting LT in Tennessee, was injured and