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NFL Draft Day 2: Eagles pick DB Eric Rowe and LB Jordan Hicks

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The Eagles traded up to make Eric Rowe their first selection in the 2nd round.

Day 2 of the 2015 NFL draft saw the Eagles move up to get a versatile defensive back in Utah’s Eric Rowe with their second-round selection, and more depth at linebacker with Texas’ Jordan Hicks in the third round.

Philadelphia moved up from 52 to the 47th pick overall, trading with the Dolphins, to get Rowe (6’1, 205).  He has played both safety and corner, and what do you know–the Eagles need help at both. Continue reading ‘NFL Draft Day 2: Eagles pick DB Eric Rowe and LB Jordan Hicks’

Chip Kelly talks 1st-round pick Nelson Agholor, denies trade offers for Mariota

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Welcome Nelson Agholor to Philadelphia, the first-round pick of the Eagles in the 2015 draft.

In the end, the anticipated drama, intrigue and complex trade scenarios did not come to pass for the Philadelphia Eagles. Despite reports of late inquiries with the Buccaneers and the Titans regarding the top two spots to get Marcus Mariota, Chip Kelly stayed with the 20th overall spot and selected WR Nelson Agholor from USC for their first round pick in the 2015 draft. Continue reading ‘Chip Kelly talks 1st-round pick Nelson Agholor, denies trade offers for Mariota’

Morning Muse: Mychal Kendricks trade talk and a roundup of Eagles draft day rumors

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The day has finally arrived. The NFL draft starts tonight and finally, we will have answers. Eagles fans will find out how much more–or less–they understand the enigma that is Chip Kelly.

In the lead-up to the main event, there is an intense scramble of rumors and goings-on behind the scenes, as is always the case. Here’s a roundup of the latest rumors as they relate to Philadelphia:

The Mariota Madness will not end until he is drafted by one of the many teams in the league speculated to be after him. Chief among them are the Eagles, who reportedly are doing “all they can” to get him. –ProFootballTalk  Continue reading ‘Morning Muse: Mychal Kendricks trade talk and a roundup of Eagles draft day rumors’

It’s almost here: Who will the Eagles take first in the draft?

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After five months of talk and speculation, the 2015 NFL draft is almost here. The intrigue surrounding Chip Kelly and the Philadelphia Eagles is at record levels. Have his series of bold moves this offseason all been part of a brilliant master plan to snag Oregon QB Marcus Mariota? Will all be revealed (and make sense) come Thursday night?

The stakes are as high as they’ve ever been for the Birds. It is the first draft where Kelly will fully wield power. After a disastrous selection of Marcus Smith in the first round last year, the Eagles have got to make a pick able to make a positive impact on the field this season. No room for excuses. Continue reading ‘It’s almost here: Who will the Eagles take first in the draft?’

Philadelphia Eagles MNF season opener in Atlanta headlines 2015 schedule

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There are still five long months to endure until football is back, but hope arrived in the form of the Philadelphia Eagles 2015 schedule release on Tuesday evening.

The season starts for the Birds with the Monday Night Football opener on September 14 at Atlanta. The thrill of a new season continues to soar when the Eagles meet the Cowboys in Week 2 for the home opener at the Linc. Continue reading ‘Philadelphia Eagles MNF season opener in Atlanta headlines 2015 schedule’