Philadelphia Eagles News, Rumors, Injuries & Recruiting
Bleeding Green Nation: Eagles News: Derek Barnett among 2019 breakout candidates
5 Eagles breakout candidates in 2019 - PhillyVoice
As we noted early in April, when the Eagles traded Michael Bennett this offseason, most observers rightfully pointed out that Bennett was the team's most productive edge rusher in 2018, as he had nine sacks, 15 tackles for loss, and an impressive 30 hits on the quarterback. With Barnett coming back as the starter at RDE in 2019, many consider that to be a downgrade from Bennett. I couldn't possibly disagree more. In Barnett's first four games, when he was healthy, he was a very disruptive player.
Fansided: 10 Philadelphia Eagles who absolutely have to stay healthy in 2019
Somewhere, when someone read the title to this one they thought 'well, you want everybody to stay healthy'. As correct as that statement is, if you're a Philadelphia Eagles fan, you know, full well, how an injury or two can change everything.
The next thing you know, practice squad guys are getting promoted, reserve guys are thrust into starting roles, and expectations morph into concerns.
What's been encouraging to a legion of Eagles fans is despite key losses in key positions, this team's fan base has seen this team outperform the expectations in each of the past two seasons.
Putting DBs on notice#FlyEaglesFly https://t.co/qx9wt9ApGC
Fansided: Fantasy football: NFL experts predict gaudy stats for Carson Wentz in 2019
There are new faces in the Philadelphia Eagles backfield. There's one or two stars in the wide receivers meeting room. Depending on how you grade tight ends, you could also argue that the Eagles have the best in the league at the position and still another that looks like he's going to be good too. There's a stacked offensive line, and then there's the guy that will be getting the calls from the sideline, Philly's QB1 Carson Wentz.
There are a lot of reasons to be excited about this Eagles offense in 2019. If you're a fantasy football guy or girl, you could, realistically, raid Philly's offensive cupboard and do some decent numbers.
Fansided: Former Eagles' quarterback Donovan McNabb believes he's a Hall of Famer
Getting into the Pro Football Hall of Fame is obviously the highest personal accomplishment an NFL player can have. Unfortunately, it takes a bit of a collaborative effort to make the best case possible. Typically, quarterbacks are better suited for the Hall of Fame when they have at least a Super Bowl under their belt. If not, it becomes more challenging to be considered.
Former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb is finding that out first hand. Since being retired in 2011, McNabb has been hopeful that eventually, he will find himself getting into the Hall of Fame.
Fansided: Dallas Goedert feels he improved every aspect of his game
The Philadelphia Eagles didn't exactly need to draft a tight end so high last year. Despite losing Trey Burton to the Free Agency market, and getting rid of Brent Celek's contract, the Birds could've found some cheaper replacements to play behind Zach Ertz. The Eagles did end up finding an affordable alternative, but with the cost of an expensive asset, which valued as a second-round pick.
Nobody hated the selection of Dallas Goedert in 2018, but it was sort of a puzzling pick. However, nobody was about to doubt Howie Roseman and Joe Douglas.
Fansided: Flashback Friday: Philadelphia Eagles take Sidney Jones 43rd overall
You've got to be some kind of special when an NFL franchise drafts you, and they know full well that you won't pay immediate dividends. That was exactly the situation when the Philadelphia Eagles addressed their cornerback needs by taking Sidney Jones 43rd overall.
That was a little over two years ago. On Tuesday, '22' celebrated another year of life as he turned 23 years young.
Philly issued a few birthday salutations courtesy of their social media pages. Take a look at this one:
As Jones, now, looks for material to include in another chapter of his own journey, so do the Eagles.
Bleeding Green Nation: Eagles defensive end concerns, Doug Pederson disrespected, and more
Memorial Day weekend is here and there's no better way to spend it than by listening to some Philadelphia Eagles talk. The latest BGN Radio podcast episode features John Stolns and I discussing the following topics:What Chris Long's retirement means for the Eagles. Is it safe to say defensive end is the biggest concern on the team right now? The Eagles are counting on bounce back seasons from Brandon Graham and Vinny Curry in addition to a breakout season from Derek Barnett. The fourth defensive end spot is unsettled and that's not insignificant -- especially if one of the top three guys gets hurt!
Bleeding Green Nation: Report: Jets request interview with Eagles executive Joe Douglas
The New York Jets have formally reached out to the Philadelphia Eagles to request an interview with vice president of player personnel Joe Douglas, according to a report from NFL insider Ian Rapoport.
This news obviously comes as no surprise considering the Jets' previous rumored interest in Douglas. Some believe Douglas is the "favorite" to replace Mike Maccagnan as New York's new general manager.
Developing story -- check back often for more updates.
Fansided: Flashback Friday: Chip Kelly selects Nelson Agholor 20th overall
If selecting an MVP from an NFL team in the playoffs mirrored the way the NBA does it (you know, selecting an MVP from an entire series), you could have made a strong case for Nelson Agholor during the Philadelphia Eagles' first-ever playoff run that ended with the hoisting of the Lombardi Trophy.
From the time Philly kicked off their Divisional Round bout with the Atlanta Falcons, Agholor wowed us with great play from the slot receiver position, timely catches, broken tackles that resulted in first downs, and even an unexpected 'jet sweep'.
Bleeding Green Nation: Eagles Rookie Profile: Six things to know about DeAndre Thompkins
The Philadelphia Eagles signed Penn State wide receiver DeAndre Thompkins as an undrafted free agent following the 2019 NFL Draft.
The odds are stacked against Thompkins making the final roster but he's a player to watch this summer. After all, the Eagles reportedly gave him the third highest amount of guaranteed money out of all their UDFA signings. Philly also has an opening at punt returner that Thompkins could fill.
In order to learn more about Thompkins, I reached out to SB Nation's Penn State blog: Black Shoe Diaries.
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Bleeding Green Nation: Eagles News: Donovan McNabb says he belongs in the Hall of Fame
Donovan McNabb Says He's A Hall Of Famer, 'My Nos. Are Better Than Aikman' - TMZ Spors
Donovan McNabb says he's "absolutely" a Hall of Fame player ... telling TMZ Sports his career yards AND touchdowns should make him a shoo-in for Canton. "My numbers are better than Troy Aikman," the ex-Eagles superstar says. McNabb joined the guys on the "TMZ Sports" TV show -- airing weeknights on FS1 -- and said he unequivocally expects to be wearing a gold jacket at some point in his future. "I'm not hesitating on that. I am a Hall of Famer," McNabb says .
Fansided: Timmy Jernigan is out to prove his doubters wrong in 2019
The past year has been a strange one for Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle, Timmy Jernigan. His mysterious injury, which he suffered at the beginning of the offseason led the Eagles to believe he was worth releasing. With a large cap hit looming over their heads, the Eagles felt it could've been beneficial to cut Jernigan since the injury occurred off company time. However, that didn't end up being the case. Well, not in 2018 at least.
Jernigan would remain on the Eagles' roster for the 2018 season, but he couldn't avoid landing on the Injured Reserve.