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Will the Philadelphia Eagles Target Free Agent Safety D.J. Swearinger?

May 11th, 2015 at 1:48 PM
By Eric Craig Herder

Houston Texans safety D.J. Swearinger has apparently been released by team, this according to his personal Instagram account.

One heck of an opportunity #texannation I appreciate everything and the opportunities and memories!! It's time for a new chapter and the defining moment of my career!! So long #HOUSTONTEXANS

The team has yet to make any statement about the move, but the Texans were reportedly trying to trade the safety earlier this offseason.

The Philadelphia Eagles still do not have a clear cut starter at the safety spot opposite Malcolm Jenkins.

During the draft, the Eagles selected Eric Rowe, who has the ability to play either safety, or cornerback. Over the weekend the Eagles held a rookie mini-camp and had Rowe working exclusively at cornerback. Rowe said during his introduction to the Philadelphia media that he would like to be put at one position and stay there during the season. So do not expect him to be moved to safety.

Swearinger, 5'11" 208 lbs, was drafted in the second round from South Carolina during the 2013 draft by the Houston Texans. During his two years in the NFL, Swearinger started 22 of 32 games at safety for the Texans. He recorded 106 tackles, 10 passes defended, three interceptions, one sack, four forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery.

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The Philadelphia Eagles Anncounce the Signing of Four Rookies.

May 8th, 2015 at 12:30 PM
By Eric Craig Herder

The Philadelphia Eagles announced the signing of four out of the six rookies they drafted last week. They have agreed to terms with Nelson Agholor, Eric Rowe, Randall Evans, and Brian Mihalik.

The Eagles signed first round pick Nelson Agholor to a four-year deal on Thursday. NFL.com's Chris Wesseling is reporting that the deal is for $9.377 million over the four years with a signing bonus of $5.1 million and $8.8 million guaranteed.

Agholor is expected to make an immediate impact on the offensive side of the ball. The six foot, 198 pound receiver could be the replacement for Jeremy Maclin on the outside, while Jordan Matthews remains in the slot. Chip Kelly has said he likes his rookies to focus on one thing during their first year, so if he is on the outside, expect him to stay there for season.

The Eagles have also announced the signing of second round pick Eric Rowe on Wednesday. The details of his contract have not been disclosed by the team, but the length of the contract is for four years.

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LeSean McCoy Tells ESPN That Chip Kelly ‘Got Rid of All the Good Black Players’

May 6th, 2015 at 12:46 PM
By Eric Craig Herder

Former Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy said he was done talking about Philadelphia and the Eagles, and the Eagles' thought they were done talking about him.

Guess not.

In an interview with ESPN The Magazine, which hits the stands on May 25th, McCoy was asked to compare his former coach Chip Kelly with his new head coach Rex Ryan.

The relationship was never really great. I feel like I always respect him as a coach. I think that's the way he runs his team. He wants full control. You see how fast he got rid of all the good players. Especially all the good black players. He got rid of them the fastest. That's the truth… It's hard to explain with him. But there's a reason why he got rid of all the black players – the good ones – like that.

While some of Kelly's moves are questionable, implying he is racist does not make any sense.

Kelly replaced McCoy with DeMarco Murray, who led the league in rushing a year ago. In case McCoy did not realize, Murray is an African American. The Eagles have added 11 African Americans to their roster this offseason. So the argument that Kelly is a racist is just absurd.

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The Philadelphia Eagles Select Defensive End Brian Mihalik in the Seventh Round.

May 3rd, 2015 at 2:36 PM
By Eric Craig Herder

The Philadelphia Eagles finished this year's draft selecting defensive end Brian Mihalik from Boston College in the seventh round.

Mihalik, 6'9" 295lbs, played for four years while attending Boston College. During his college career Mihalik recorded 86 total tackles, 16 tackles for a loss, 8.5 sacks, one interception and three forced fumbles.

Mihalik mainly played in a 4-3 while at Boston College, "All along I felt like I was better suited to play in a 3-4. It will definitely be a little bit of a learning curve, some stuff I will have to pick up, but I think overall it should be a pretty smooth transition."

Chip Kelly talks about his size and switching to a 3-4 defense,

He's six-foot-nine, weighs 300 pounds, he's a 34-inch vertical jump, he ran a 4.88 and he's a productive player. He just played wide defensive end in a 4-3 defense. He hasn't been a two-gap player, but we feel with the physical skill set he has that we can convert him to a four technique.

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The Philadelphia Eagles Select Randall Evans with Their Second Sixth Round Pick.

May 2nd, 2015 at 7:07 PM
By Eric Craig Herder

The Philadelphia Eagles selected cornerback Randall Evans from Kansas State with their second pick in the sixth round. Evans is the third cornerback the Eagles have selected in this year's draft.

Evans, 6'0" 200 lbs, appeared in 51 games while at Kansas State, he recorded 210 total tackles, 10.5 tackles for a loss, two sacks and seven interceptions. Like the other defensive backs the Eagles have selected in the draft this year, Evans has played in different positions and has a long, athletic build.

Evans was asked where he thinks he might play for the Eagles.

During the process, Philly is looking at me to play corner for the most part. With my versatility, I bring a lot to the table. When I get up there, I'll let the coaches decide on where they want to me to play.

I just feel like I'm athletic enough to play corner, safety, or nickel. That's something I did at K-State and I got accustomed to it by learning the playbook. Once I learned the playbook, it was better on my behalf to make me for versatile.

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