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Philadelphia Eagles Trade LeSean McCoy, per Reports.

March 3rd, 2015 at 7:43 PM
By Eric Craig Herder

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Philadelphia Eagles are going to trade LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills in exchange for linebacker Kiko Alonso.

McCoy, 26, was drafted by the Eagles in the second round in the 2009 draft. During his six seasons with the Eagles McCoy became the franchise's all-time leader in rushing yards with 6,792. He also scored 44 rushing touchdowns, had 2,282 receiving yards, and ten receiving touchdowns.

McCoy was rumored to be trade bait in Chip Kelly's attempt to move up in the draft to get Marcus Mariota, so trading McCoy does not come as a total shock. However, the initial report does not indicate any draft picks changing hands, which is surprising.

In return, the Eagles get a third year linebacker in Kiko Alonso. Alonso, 24, was drafted out of Oregon in the second round of the 2013 draft by the Buffalo Bills. During his rookie season he recorded 159 combined tackles, had two sacks and four interceptions. He finished third in the NFL in total tackles that season. He missed the 2014 season due to a torn ACL.

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Reports Say the Philadelphia Eagles Will Release Trent Cole

March 3rd, 2015 at 5:58 PM
By Eric Craig Herder

According to reports, the Philadelphia Eagles will release its second all-time leader in sacks Trent Cole.

Cole, 32, has spent ten seasons in Philadelphia after being drafted by the Eagles in the fifth round of the 2005 draft. During the ten years playing for the Eagles, Cole recorded 436 tackles, 85.5 sacks, 19 forced fumbles, and one interception in 145 games started. Cole made it to the Pro Bowl twice as a member of the Eagles in 2007 and 2009. In each of those Pro-Bowl seasons, Cole recorded 12.5 sacks on the year.

Reports indicate Cole was released after both sides failed to agree on restructuring his deal. Cole set to make $11.5 million this upcoming season.

The Eagles will now save $8.4 million against the cap. With the Eagles releasing Cole, Cary Williams, Todd Herremans, and James Casey, they now have around $41 million in cap space heading into the free agency period.

The Eagles will now have to look to sure up the linebackers as well as the secondary. Once free agency starts the Eagles would have lost four members of the starting defense, as well as a key backup in Brandon Graham.

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The Philadelphia Eagles Release Cornerback Cary Williams.

March 3rd, 2015 at 12:41 PM
By Eric Craig Herder

The Philadelphia Eagles released cornerback Cary Williams Tuesday morning.

Williams signed with the Eagles in 2013 and started every game while in Philadelphia. During his two seasons with the Eagles, Williams recorded 118 tackles, five interceptions, one sack, and 22 passes defended.

Williams, 30, was a seventh round selection by the Tennessee Titans in the 2008 draft. He did not see the field much while playing with the Titans. He then joined the Baltimore Ravens during the 2009 season. Williams started every game for the Ravens during their Super Bowl run in 2012.

Williams stint in Philadelphia did not get off to a smooth start. After signing with the Eagles Williams missed offseason OTA's because he was going to his daughters dance recital. Which may not sound like a huge deal, but coming into his first season with a new team, he almost made it impossible for the fans in Philadelphia to like him.

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The Philadelphia Eagles Bring in Linebacker Brad Jones for a Visit.

March 2nd, 2015 at 2:30 PM
By Eric Craig Herder

Update: The Philadelphia Eagles have announced the signing of Brad Jones. The deal is for two years.

The Philadelphia Eagles have linebacker Brad Jones is visiting the Eagles on Monday, according to CSNPhilly's Geoff Mosher.

Jones, 28, was drafted in the seventh round of the 2009 draft by the Green Bay Packers. Jones has spent time playing inside and outside linebacker during his six years in Green Bay. During his career he has recorded 186 tackles, ten sacks and has forced three fumbles.

The Eagles will have to make a decision regarding two ageing veterans that are on the roster, DeMeco Ryans and Trent Cole. Ryans, 30, is coming off a torn Achilles injury and is set to make $6.8 million this upcoming season with the Eagles. Chip Kelly has said that he wants Ryans back on the team, but if the Eagles were to cut him it would save the team $6.9 million against the cap.

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Philadelphia Eagles and Jeremy Maclin Expect to Get a Deal Done.

February 28th, 2015 at 5:47 PM
By Eric Craig Herder

Jeremy Maclin and the Philadelphia Eagles have both expressed interest in getting a deal done that would keep Maclin in midnight green.

Maclin, who was participating in the Jefferson's Heart Health Day in the King of Prussia Mall on Saturday, spoke to a couple reporters and said, "I've always said I want to be here in Philadelphia, but I've also said it's a business. Both sides have made it known that we want each other back, so the rest is in God's hands."

It would be in the Eagles best interest to get a deal done with the Pro-Bowl receiver before he is able to sign with another team on March 10th. Maclin is coming off his best season as a pro, catching 85 passes for 1,318 yards and ten touchdowns in his first season in Chip Kelly's system. If the Eagles wait until he becomes a free agent they are running the risk of having to overpay to keep a player that wants to stay in Philadelphia.

After missing the 2013 season with a torn ACL, Maclin was in position to become an unrestricted free agent. The Eagles offered him a multi-year deal, which Maclin declined, opting for a one year deal instead. He signed that contract one year ago Saturday.

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