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Philadelphia Eagles add another piece to new defense with DE Clifton Geathers

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The Philadelphia Eagles continued to make moves to shore up their new defense by acquiring DE Clifton Geathers  from the Colts on Thursday in a trade, giving up fullback Stanley Havili.

Clifton Geathers

Geathers’ (6-7, 325) collegiate career was spent at the University of South Carolina, where he played in 36 games and finished with 72 tackles, 12 tackles for a loss, six sacks and two forced fumbles. He was a sixth-round draft pick of the Cleveland Browns in 2010. Since that time, he has spent time in the NFL with Cleveland, Miami, Seattle, Dallas and Indy. The 25-year old Geathers has appeared in 15 total games during his three years of playing professional football. He played in eight games for Indianapolis in 2012, recording five tackles and a sack. Geathers will bring his run-stopping skills to Philadelphia’s new 3-4 defensive front. Continue reading ‘Philadelphia Eagles add another piece to new defense with DE Clifton Geathers’

Chip Kelly to stay at Oregon; Who’s the next target for the Philadelphia Eagles?

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It was an eventful weekend in the NFL’s coaching carousel that ultimately left the Philadelphia Eagles exactly where they started–still in need of a head coach.

On Friday, Oregon head coach Chip Kelly was said to be close to a deal with the Cleveland Browns, but everything changed when he met with the Eagles brain trust for a lengthy nine- hour meeting on Saturday.

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Was Jeffrey Lurie about to steal the #1 choice of his once close friend and former business partner Joe Banner and the Browns? It seemed like it could happen. But Kelly never hid his lack of enthusiasm for joining the NFL, and ultimately the trio of Lurie, Howie Roseman and Don Smolenski knew that any decision would have to  outweigh Kelly’s love of coaching at Oregon.

For the second year in a row, that did not happen. On Sunday, Kelly decided that he would stay in the college ranks. Continue reading ‘Chip Kelly to stay at Oregon; Who’s the next target for the Philadelphia Eagles?’

Philadelphia Eagles: Who will replace Andy Reid?

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Who will replaced AR? Image via voxxi.com.

With Andy Reid out as Philadelphia Eagles head coach, the major question facing the franchise now is who will replace him.The speculation has swirled for months, as Reid’s fate was sealed further by each successive loss. Here’s a look at some of the possibilities.

Chip Kelly

The name that has been tossed around most in relation to the Eagles head coaching gig is University of Oregon head coach Chip Kelly. His innovation and reputation as an offensive mastermind certainly has to peak the interest of the Birds—and many other teams. However, he is untested in the NFL. Philadelphia has worked hard to establish itself as an elite franchise in the NFL and taking the plunge with someone with no league experience following Reid’s success is quite a gamble. Add to that a desire for control that team owner Jeffrey Lurie will likely not surrender. According to SI’s Don Banks, Continue reading ‘Philadelphia Eagles: Who will replace Andy Reid?’

Philadelphia Eagles sign veteran Jake Scott to bolster offensive line

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The Philadelphia Eagles hope that veteran offensive lineman Jake Scott can add some much needed help to their offensive line, signing him to a one-year contract on Monday.

The team hopes that Scott’s experience with Howard Mudd for four seasons with the Indianapolis Colts from 2004-07 will help him adjust to the Birds’ line quickly. The 6-5, 292 lineman most recently played for the Tennessee Titans from 2008 to 2011.

There is a chance that Scott will play right guard immediately, meaning that the other remaining players to line up at tackle are Demetress Bell, Dennis Kelly, and King Dunlap, whose name should now be synonymous with a swear word after his string of bone-headed moves on Sunday. Danny Watkins may return to practice this week after missing three games due to his mysterious ankle ailment. Continue reading ‘Philadelphia Eagles sign veteran Jake Scott to bolster offensive line’

Philadelphia Eagles send LBs Fokou, Lloyd to Indy, get CB in return

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New Eagles CB Kevin Thomas

Ever since former Philadelphia Eagles Director of Player Personnel Ryan Grigson went to Indianapolis to replace Bill Polian as the new GM for the Colts, the relationship between that team and the Eagles has been cozy, engaging in multiple trades.

And they did it again on Thursday with Philadelphia sending linebackers Moise Fokou and Greg Lloyd to the Colts in return for CB Kevin Thomas (6-0, 192) and a 2013 conditional seventh-round draft pick. Continue reading ‘Philadelphia Eagles send LBs Fokou, Lloyd to Indy, get CB in return’