After a crazy offseason thus far for the Eagles, Jeff Lurie broke his silence at the NFL owners meetings in Arizona on Tuesday. He covered a range of topics, including why Chip didn’t want LeSean McCoy and what led to the shakeup that left Howie Roseman without control of personnel.
Lots to cover, so let’s get to it.
A full transcript of Lurie’s remarks, for your reading pleasure. – philly.com Continue reading ‘Morning Muse: Jeff Lurie talks on how Chip Kelly plans to take the Eagles ‘from good to great’’
Something to smile about: The Eagles sign Demarco Murray, as Jerry Jones’ heart sinks.
It may be the offseason, but the Eagles have pulled off a rousing victory over the Dallas Cowboys: they landed RB Demarco Murray. Whether you trust in Chip Kelly, or many of his transactions over the past week have left you scratching your head, this is one move that makes sense. In the wake of the loss of LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills, the Birds needed a star in the backfield, and that is exactly what they have gotten with Murray, who reportedly inked a 5-year deal with $21 million in guaranteed money. Continue reading ‘Howdy, Cowboy: The Eagles land Demarco Murray’
In a move that was widely reported, the Philadelphia Eagles announced the release of offensive lineman Todd Herremans on Friday.
He helped protect Donovan McNabb, Mike Vick and Nick Foles. He provided a consistent presence on the offensive line when the line was ravaged by injury. But the 32-year old veteran, who spent ten years on the Eagles, will no longer form the core of Philadelphia’s o-line.
In a statement, Chip Kelly said, Continue reading ‘Eagles make it official: Todd Herremans released’
Indianapolis is the focal point of the NFL this frigid weekend as the combine is underway. The upcoming draft’s most promising players are putting their physical prowess on display for all to see, and scouts are giving their undivided attention.
The Eagles are there (they’re not talking, but they’re there), of course, evaluating who should be targets for the team come late April.
Here’s a roundup of some stories of interest.
Eric Kendricks is the brother of defensive beast Mychal Kendricks. Eric is also a linebacker. And he’s good: “Eric led the NCAA with 93 solo tackles and is the all-time leading tackler in UCLA history.” Whaddya say: Family reunion in Philadelphia in May? – Inquirer Continue reading ‘Morning Muse: Could Mychal Kendricks and his brother Eric be teammates on the Eagles?’
The assumption of innocence until guilt is proven is often overlooked in the court of public opinion. That is why Nate Allen is working hard to clear his name after his arrest in Fort Myers, Florida on Monday night.
Allen, who will soon become an unrestricted free agent, was detained by police in Fort Myers after being accused of exposing himself to a 16-year old girl. After the accuser’s story shifted a number of times, he was ultimately released. Continue reading ‘Nate Allen on arrest: ‘Having my name associated with something like this disgusts me’’