Chip Kelly adds to swirl of DeSean Jackson trade rumors


Will DeSean Jackson continue to fly as an Eagle through 2014?

Will DeSean Jackson remain a Philadelphia Eagle through the 2014 season or won’t he? Getting a clear answer to this question is growing stranger—and more exhausting–by the day.

Reports of the Birds’ interest in trading the talented receiver, coming off the best season of his career, have not been clear or consistent. Jackson netted over 1300 years in 2013 and pulled in 9 touchdowns. It is hard to comprehend, then,  why the Eagles would be so willing to part with such a valuable part of Chip Kelly’s offense.

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Philadelphia Eagles, Jason Peters agree to 5-year deal


A priority for any football team during the offseason is to take care of those who have taken care of them. The Philadelphia Eagles did just that on Wednesday when they signed All-Pro LT Jason Peters to a 5-year contract extension.

The veteran offensive lineman rebounded from injuring his Achilles twice during the 2012 offseason, leading him to miss all of the 2012 season. Peters returned to the Eagles in 2013 and produced yet another successful season with the Birds that got him his sixth Pro Bowl nod. The strength and stability of the o-line, with Peters’ assistance, led RB LeSean McCoy to a record setting season as the NFL’s leading rusher and helped QB Nick Foles have a breakout season. Continue reading ‘Philadelphia Eagles, Jason Peters agree to 5-year deal’

Morning Muse: Philadelphia Eagles will be ‘cautious’ in free agency


Yesterday marked the first Sunday since August with no NFL football. Yes, that’s right–this cold, unrelenting winter just got worse. As we try to come to terms with the long, dark offseason, let’s take comfort in the fact that there is still news about the Eagles. Here’s a look at some of the best headlines from the weekend.

We all remember the spending spree that marked the summer of 2011 for the Philadelphia Eagles. They landed the league’s hottest free agent, Nnamdi Asomugha, and all was supposed to be good in green. Well, we know how that turned out.  That’s why GM Howie Roseman has said that the organization now knows and values using caution in free agency.

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Philadelphia Eagles announce Bill Musgrave as new QB coach, other additions to coaching staff


When your quarterback is Nick Foles and he delivers the series of astonishing performances that marked his 2013 season, your quarterbacks coach is going to be in demand. That was indeed the case with the Philadelphia Eagles, who saw Bill Lazor  depart the Birds to become the offensive coordinator for the Miami Dolphins.

After many reports, the Eagles confirmed on Monday that Bill Musgrave joined the team as its new quarterbacks coach. This is his second stint with the team. Musgrave previously served as offensive assistant with the team in 1998 before finishing the final 10 games of the season as offensive coordinator. Continue reading ‘Philadelphia Eagles announce Bill Musgrave as new QB coach, other additions to coaching staff’

McCoy, Mathis on Team Rice; Jackson, Foles join Team Sanders at Pro Bowl

DeSean Jackson proudly displaying his Team Sanders jersey. Image via jaccpot10 on Instagram

DeSean Jackson proudly displaying his Team Sanders jersey. Image via jaccpot10 on Instagram

The NFL’s attempt to invigorate the Pro Bowl by having teams led by Deion Sanders and Jerry Rice has begun, with the draft selection of Pro Bowl players completed on Wednesday night. It remains to see if the elimination of the AFC and NFC designations will add additional interest to the league’s all-star game. For now, a two-day draft to select who among the best will be selected to each team was enacted to try to drum up enthusiasm. Just where did the four Eagles in Hawaii for the game land?

Evan Mathis and Ryan Kalil, proud members of Team Rice at the Pro Bowl. Photo via @nflnetwork on Twitter.

Evan Mathis and LeSean McCoy will be together on Team Rice. They will face teammates Nick Foles and DeSean Jackson on Team Sanders. Foles escaped the embarrassment of being the last player chosen to a team, leaving that honor to former coach Andy Reid’s new quarterback, Alex Smith.

But does any of it matter? Will more people watch—or care? There seems to at least be mild interest in knowing where players wind up and who will be their opponents. Beyond that we’ll have to wait until Sunday to find out.

The Pro Bowl airs this Sunday, January 26 at 7 pm on NBC. Will you be watching?

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