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The Philadelphia Eagles May Still Be Eyeing Mariota

April 23rd, 2015 at 7:48 PM
By Eric Craig Herder

The Philadelphia Eagles have been linked to Marcus Mariota throughout the offseason for several reasons. Chip Kelly coached and helped recruit Mariota to Oregon. Obviously, Mariota will feel very comfortable in a system that strongly resembles what he ran at Oregon. Kelly has been talking up Mariota from the beginning, saying he believes Mariota will win "multiple Super Bowl's" during his career.

Mariota is expected to be selected in the top ten during next week's draft. The Eagles are currently have the 20th selection. If the Eagles want to move all the way up to select the quarterback, they have to be giving up a lot to do so.

Several weeks ago, Kelly was speaking to the media and said that he will not "mortgage the future" just to select one player. When pressed about what he felt was "mortgaging the future" meant, Kelly said he would not give up a lot of picks to move up. Kelly feels the draft is a crap-shoot, it is better to have as many picks as possible, because it gives you a greater chance to "hit" on a player.

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The Philadelphia Eagles 2015 Regular Season Schedule Released

April 22nd, 2015 at 1:32 PM
By Eric Craig Herder

The NFL released the 2015 regular season schedule Tuesday night. The Philadelphia Eagles will be playing in eight nationally televised games. They will open the season on the road against the Atlanta Falcons in the first game of Monday Night Football's double header, they will also be playing on Thanksgiving for the second year in a row.

Week 1 Sept. 14 – at Atlanta Falcons, 7:15, ESPN's Monday Night Football.

Week 2 Sept. 20 – Dallas Cowboys, 4:25, FOX

Week 3 Sept. 27 – at New York Jets, 1:00, FOX

Week 4 Oct. 4 – at Washington Redskins, 1:00, FOX

Week 5 Oct 11 – New Orleans Saints, 1:00, FOX

Week 6 Oct 19 – New York Giants, 8:30, ESPN's Monday Night Football

Week 7 Oct 25 – at Carolina Panthers, 8:30, NBC Sunday Night Football

Week 8 Nov. 1 – BYE

Week 9 Nov. 8 – at Dallas Cowboys, 8:30, NBC Sunday Night Football

Week 10 Nov. 15 – Miami Dolphins, 1:00, CBS

Week 11 Nov. 22 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1:00, FOX

Week 12 Nov. 26 – at Detroit Lions, 12:30, FOX Thanksgiving Day (Thursday)

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The Philadelphia Eagles are Getting Ready to Trade Mychal Kendricks?

April 21st, 2015 at 3:15 PM
By Eric Craig Herder

Philadelphia Eagles starting middle linebacker Mychal Kendricks missed the first day of offseason workouts on Monday.

There has been a lot of speculation that the Eagles could try to trade Kendricks and picks to move up in the draft to get Marcus Mariota. After the signing of Tim Tebow on Monday, the Eagles now have four quarterbacks on their roster. Chip Kelly has said Bradford will be the starter, and players have been saying they believe what Chip is saying.

So why would they trade a talented young linebacker, who shows flashes of becoming a great player?

Kendricks has missed six games in his three years. He missed four games last year with a calf injury and during press conferences Chip sounded like he was starting to get frustrated with Kendricks' inability to bounce back from an injury that was only meant to keep him out for a short period of time. It also did not help that fellow starting middle linebacker Demeco Ryans was also injured, so the Eagles felt like they needed him back sooner than he was able to.

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The Philadelphia Eagles Sign Tim Tebow

April 20th, 2015 at 4:59 PM
By Eric Craig Herder

The Philadelphia Eagles have officially signed Tim Tebow to a one-year contract.

Tebow was in Philadelphia earlier this offseason for a workout, but left without signing a contract. At the time, Chip Kelly said that he was doing his due diligence.

Tebow has played just three seasons in the NFL after being drafted with the 25th overall pick by the Denver Broncos in the 2010 draft. His best season came in 2011 when he completed just 46.5 percent of his passes for 1,729 yards, 12 touchdowns and six interceptions. That season he also ran the ball 122 times for 660 yards and six touchdowns. For his career Tebow has thrown for 2,422 yards, 17 touchdowns and nine interceptions. He also has 197 rushing attempts for 989 yards, and 12 touchdowns.

The NFLNetwork spoke with former G.M. Charley Casserly who said,

"when I graded him as a passing quarterback, to me he only had one game, as I remember it, that I thought he was a winner as a passing quarterback. For the most part he is not real accurate. His vision down field is inconsistent, and if you put pressure on him he won't stand in there and beat you with his accuracy. He does give you a running ability at the quarterback position."

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The Philadelphia Eagles First Round Pick Will Be…

April 19th, 2015 at 4:29 PM
By Eric Craig Herder

With the 20th pick in this year's draft, the Philadelphia Eagles should select Landon Collins, safety out of Alabama. Assuming, of course, that Chip Kelly does not trade up or down in the first round.

Ever since long-time Eagles safety, and future Hall of Famer, Brian Dawkins left the Eagles in 2008, the team has been looking for his replacement.

It is not that the Eagles have not had their chances to replace Dawkins. In 2010 they passed on Earl Thomas, who has since become one of the premier safeties in the league as a member of the Seattle Seahawks. In last year's draft, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix was available just five picks before the Eagles were on the clock. Chip Kelly said Dix was one of his top six players in the first round, but for some reason the Eagles did not make an effort to move up to select him. Instead they selected Marcus Smith, and he has yet to see the field.

That is why the Eagles cannot afford to pass on another safety, an area of need for the Eagles, in this year's first round. Landon Collins has been projected to be selected by the Eagles in the first round in almost everyone on NFL.com and ESPN's latest mock draft.

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