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Philadelphia Eagles LB Jake Knott Suspended for First Four Games of 2014 Season
April 4th, 2014 at 11:23 PM
For the first four games of the 2014 season, the Philadelphia Eagles will be without linebacker Jake Knott.  The linebacker was handed a four game suspension by the NFL for violation of the performance-enhancing substances policy that the league has in place. ***PHOTO1*** With all of these policies in place, players need...

Injury Update: Philadelphia Eagles Expecting Two Defensive Starters to Return After Bye Week
November 22nd, 2013 at 9:00 AM
The Philadelphia Eagles are in healing mode as they have been bit by the injury bug multiple times since training camp.  However, the Eagles finally have some good news for the defense as they expect two of their starters to be back and ready for action after the bye week. ***PHOTO1*** The...

DeMeco Ryans Fined for Hit on San Diego Charger Malcom Floyd
September 20th, 2013 at 8:56 PM
Philadelphia Eagles linebacker DeMeco Ryans was fined $21,000 by the NFL today for his hit on San Diego Chargers wide receiver Malcom Floyd. ***PHOTO1*** Floyd was carted off of the field in the third quarter of the Eagles-Chargers game and was immobilized by a backboard.  Video of the hit showed Floyd's neck...

Roster Deadline Passes, Philadelphia Eagles Waive Linebacker Phillip Hunt to Trim Roster to 75
August 28th, 2013 at 9:04 AM
All NFL teams had to trim their roster down to 75 players by 4 p.m. Tuesday.  As the deadline approached, the Philadelphia Eagles were still sitting at 76 players.  To get down to 75, the Eagles waived linebacker Phillip Hunt. ***PHOTO1*** Hunt was placed on injured reserve in training camp after he...

Philadelphia Eagles 2013 Offseason Acquisitions (Part Eight) – Connor Barwin, Linebacker
July 9th, 2013 at 10:40 PM
While the secondary had a complete overhaul, the Philadelphia Eagles added linebacker Connor Barwin for their new 3-4 defense as the fourth starting linebacker. ***PHOTO1*** Barwin was drafted by the Houston Texans in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft.  He played college football for the University of Cincinnati. While at Cincinnati,...

Philadelphia Eagles 2013 Offseason Acquisitions (Part Six) – Jason Phillips, Linebacker
July 6th, 2013 at 9:00 AM
The Philadelphia Eagles continued to add to their defense through the 2013 free agent market with the signing of another Phillips... linebacker Jason Phillips. ***PHOTO1*** Phillips was a fifth round draft pick by the Baltimore Ravens in the 2009 draft.  Phillips played linebacker for Texas Christian University. Going into his college career, Phillips...

Eagles’ 5 Best Draft Picks of All-Time
April 14th, 2013 at 11:33 AM
***PHOTO1*** The other day we discussed the Eagles' worst five draft picks of all-time. So today we wrap up this two-part series on a lighter note with the Eagles' five best draft picks of all-time. Let's get to it.    Honorable Mention: DE Reggie White (1984) - 4th Overall (Supplemental Draft)   "The Minister of...

Philadelphia Eagles Trade RB Dion Lewis to Cleveland Browns for LB Emmanuel Acho
April 11th, 2013 at 11:35 PM
  Chip Kelly continues to shake up the Philadelphia Eagles roster. ***PHOTO1*** The Eagles traded running back Dion Lewis to the Cleveland Browns for linebacker Emmanuel Acho Thursday afternoon. It's surprising that the Eagles and Browns and still trade partners not too long after Philadelphia beat out Cleveland for Kelly's head coaching services....

Philadelphia Eagles Take on the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday Night Football
December 13th, 2012 at 11:55 AM
The 4-9 Philadelphia Eagles, fresh off of a win, will play the 7-6 Cincinnati Bengals at Lincoln Financial Field tonight at 8:20 pm EST. The Bengals lost last week to the Dallas Cowboys and are fighting for a playoff birth.  They need this game to keep up with the other...

How Good are the Philadelphia Eagles?
September 18th, 2012 at 3:41 PM
If you look at the NFL standings after the second week, you will see the Eagles sitting at the top with a record of 2-0.  Only 5 other teams are undefeated.  Sounds like the Philadelphia Eagles are one of the teams to beat.  However both of their wins have been...

Defense Saves the Day for the Philadelphia Eagles
September 10th, 2012 at 12:58 PM
The Philadelphia Eagles escaped with a win against the Cleveland Browns 17-16 yesterday.  Most of the discussion following the game has been about Michael Vick.  Vick threw four interceptions, but did lead the Eagles on a last minute drive to get the W.  The unsung hero of the game was...

Philadelphia Eagles Name Akeem Jordan Starting Weakside Linebacker
August 29th, 2012 at 12:12 PM
***PHOTO1***Earlier this week the Philadelphia Eagles named Akeem Jordan the starting "Will" or weakside linebacker.  Jordan had not been getting much attention from the media throughout the position battle, but he must have gotten the attention of the coaching staff.  Akeem was in competition with Brian Rolle for the position....

Preseason Game 1 Preview Steelers Vs Eagles
August 8th, 2012 at 5:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** Football season will officially be underway for the Eagles Thursday, August 9 as they kick off the preseason against the Pittsburgh Steelers at 7:30 pm EDT.  Although it is a preseason game, Eagles fans will pack Lincoln Financial Field to catch their first glimpse of the team.  The Eagles family...

Eagles Acquire CB Kevin Thomas and 7th Round Pick from Colts
August 2nd, 2012 at 7:28 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Philadelphia Eagles have traded away linebackers Moise Fokou and Greg Lloyd to the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for former third round pick Kevin Thomas and a conditional seventh round pick.  Both Fokou and Lloyd did not appear to be on pace to make the 53 man roster, so shipping...

Philadelphia Eagles Potential Position Battles for 2012
May 22nd, 2012 at 3:48 AM
  With camps starting to get under way around the league, I thought this would be a great time to explore some of the position battles we might see play out during the Philadelphia Eagles preseason – since, as we all know, it’s about the only exciting part of the preseason. Number...

Philadelphia Eagles Acquire Former Houston Texans LB DeMeco Ryans
March 21st, 2012 at 2:14 PM
Former Houston Texans linebacker Demeco Ryans is now an Eagle.  In return for him the Eagles gave up a fourth-round pick and they swapped third-round selections with the Texans in this year’s draft. ***PHOTO1*** Ryans has two Pro Bowl appearances and has been a pro for six years now.  He will bring...

Casey Matthews Says Family was Harassed at Lincoln Financial Field
December 8th, 2011 at 6:56 PM
It has been a rough rookie season for Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Casey Matthews. First, he lost his job as starting linebacker early in the season. Then, he called his benching a "relief" while also having some words for Eagles fans. Now, Matthews has said that his fiancee was left crying after...

Philadelphia Eagles’ Casey Matthews Calls His Benching a “Relief”
November 30th, 2011 at 4:09 PM
Philadelphia Eagles' rookie linebacker Casey Matthews was the Eagles' starting middle linebacker when the 2011 season began, but he has since been benched and has not seen the field. Matthews does not seem too concerned over the benching though, in fact, in a recent interview with Tim McManus, Matthews called...

Juan Castillo Has Confidence in the Philadelphia Eagles’ Linebackers
August 22nd, 2011 at 11:48 AM
No matter how worried you are about the Philadelphia Eagles' linebacking corps, and I think most of us are pretty worried, Eagles' defensive coordinator Juan Castillo is not worried. Despite the lack of experience that the Eagles are suiting up with at the linebacker position, Castillo doesn't think that his...

Andy Reid is Sticking with Casey Matthews Whether You Like It or Not
August 20th, 2011 at 10:31 PM
Despite what we all saw in the second game of the preseason against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Eagles' head coach is sticking by his fourth-round draft pick Casey Matthews for now. Really, it's the right move for now. It's two weeks into the preseason schedule. Whether you think you do...