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  1. ESPN's Dan Orlovsky breaks down how Jalen Hurts is staying one step ahead of defenses Glenn Erby December 23, 2021 1:33 pm ET It took a few minutes for Jalen Hurts to shake the rust off against Washington, but once the second-year signal-caller was able to find his rhythm, the Eagles young star carved up the opposition while moving his team much closer to a playoff birth. Hurts logged two rushing scores and only rushed for 38 yards on 8 carries, but it was his precise passing and sound decisions that carried the Eagles when Philadelphia needed it most. Hurts completed 20 of 26 passes (77%) for 296 yards, while finally gaining chemistry with Dallas Goedert, who led the Eagles with seven grabs for a career-high 135 yards. Former NFL quarterback and top NFL analyst, Dan Orlovsky loves to do film study on young quarterbacks and his breakdown of 3 throws from Hurts shows just how far Philadelphia’s 2020 second-round pick has progressed as a passer. 1. Orlovsky breaks down Hurts hookup with Reagor for huge gain (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) From Orlovsky’s point of view, Hurts did a marvelous job of checking to this screen call by promptly spreading Reagor out more, providing extra room for the second-year wideout to come back for the screen and go. 2. Orlovsky breaks down Hurts working through progressions Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports In this play, Hurts does a good job of working through his initial progression, while not staring down a specific player. Hurts was able to find Dallas Goedert on a deep crossing route, squeezing the ball in on three defenders. Hurts may or may not have missed a deep ball attempt up the sidelines, but that’s a discussion for another time. 3. Hurts uses supreme footwork and vision to find Goedert Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) throws against the Giants in the second half. The Giants defeat the Eagles, 13-7, at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021, in East Rutherford. Nyg Vs Phi In what can be described as his best work of the night, Orlovsky breaks down how Hurts, trained by Quincy Avery, works through his progressions while keeping his feet and eyes steady throughout the process of wideouts clearing out. Hurts passed on the check-downs, before evading the rush and making a dynamic cross-body throw to Dallas Goedert on the sideline. https://theeagleswire.usatoday.com/lists/jalen-hurts-eagles-dan-orlovsky-film-study-quincy-avery-espn-breakdown/ NOTE: CLINK ON LINK TO ARTICLE TO VIEW VIDEOS
  2. 5 moves the Eagles can make to create $30 million in cap space for 2022 Glenn Erby December 10, 2021 1:25 pm ET The NFL recently confirmed that the salary cap will rise to $208 million this spring, after the league and NFLPA previously set the salary cap for the 2021 season at $182.5 million but agreed back in May to raise the floor in 2022, and again in 2023. With the Carson Wentz dead money and several other huge deals coming off the books, here’s how the Eagles can create even more cap space for 2022. Eagles expected salary cap Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports While teams like the Packers, Cowboys, Rams, Saints, and Texans all project to be over the $208 million cap next year, Philadelphia will sit with around $14 million as of now and the potential for $30 million more to be freed up if Philadelphia makes moves or restructure the deals for Fletcher Cox, Brandon Graham, and others. That number is dwarfed by the cap space expected for teams like the 49ers, Chargers, Dolphins, Jaguars, Washington, Bengals, and Colts, who could all have in excess of $50+ million in initial cap space. 1. Extend CB Darius Slay New York Jets wide receiver Elijah Moore (8) cannot complete a pass with pressure from Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Darius Slay (2) in the second half. The Eagles defeat the Jets, 33-18, at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021, in East Rutherford. Nyj Vs Phi Cap savings: $12,304,000 Slay will be 31 at the start of the 2022 NFL season and he’s a viable candidate for an extension after a potential All-Pro season in 2021. Slay is due $16 million in 2022, with a cap hit of $22 million. 2. Cut Brandon Brooks (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, Pool) Cap savings: $13,500,000 — dead money $5.9 million One of the top right guards over the past five years, Brooks will be 33 at the start of the 2022 NFL season and Jack Driscoll has shown that he’s fully capable of being a solid right guard. Brooks could return at a reduced rate after a post-June 1 release date. 3. Cut Isaac Seumalo Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports Cap Savings: $5,856,000 With Landon Dickerson ascending and the Eagles continuing to add depth along the offensive line, Seumalo could be in-line for a sizable pay cut or moving on permanently. 4. Let Derek Barnett walk Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports Cap hit: $7,248,800 2022 is a void year on his contract anyway, but in terms of actual production versus value, allowing Barnett to move on would be huge for Philadelphia. 5. Trade Andre Dillard (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) Cap savings: $2.2 million After signing Le’Raven Clark to an extension, look for the Eagles to package Dillard in a deal, potentially for 2023 assets, as Philadelphia saves cap space and moves on into the Jordan Mailata era officially from a contract standpoint. Random salary cap information (AP Photo/David Becker) Cutting Fletcher Cox with a post-June 1 designation would save the Eagles $25 million, but Philadelphia would also deal with an incredible $40 million in dead cap space per Over The Cap. A post-June 1 designation would save Philadelphia $2 million and they’d incur a dead cap hit of $12 million. https://theeagleswire.usatoday.com/lists/philadelphia-eagles-roster-moves-salary-cap-2022-fletcher-cox/
  3. Eagles' Jason Kelce led all NFC centers in Pro Bowl votes Glenn Erby December 20, 2021 10:55 am ET The Eagles are guaranteed to have at least one player represent them in the 2022 NFL Pro Bowl, as Jason Kelce led all NFC centers in total votes with 98,380, NFL communications announced. The official Pro Bowl rosters will be announced on Wednesday, December 22, live on NFL Network’s Pro Bowl special "NFL Total Access: Pro Bowl Players Revealed presented by Panini Trading Cards” at 8:00 PM ET. The Chiefs, Cowboys, 49ers, Patriots, and Packers led all NFL teams with the most Pro Bowl votes. Roster selections were determined by the consensus votes of fans, players, and coaches. Each group’s vote counts one-third toward determining the 88 All-Star players. The top-five vote-getters regardless of position were as followed. 1. RB — Jonathan Taylor — Indianapolis Colts 265,370 2. DE — Nick Bosa — San Francisco 49ers 264,687 3. TE — Travis Kelce — Kansas City Chiefs 262,540 4. FB — Kyle Juszczyk — San Francisco 49ers 244,714 5. CB — Trevon Diggs — Dallas Cowboys 242,900 The 2022 Pro Bowl presented by Verizon will be played at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Sunday, February 6, at 3:00 PM ET and will be televised on ESPN, ESPN Deportes, and simulcast on ABC. Tickets are available now on ProBowl.com and will allow fans special benefits on gameday including access to the Pro Bowl Red Carpet and other family-friendly activities. https://theeagleswire.usatoday.com/2021/12/20/jason-kelce-eagles-pro-bowl-votes-centers-creed-humphreys/
  4. How the NFL's expected $208M salary cap will impact the Eagles in 2022 Glenn Erby December 7, 2021 7:53 am ET The Eagles had to shuffle some things around to get under the 2021 salary cap, but 2022 has the potential to be a monster offseason for GM, Howie Roseman. On Monday, Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport confirmed that the salary cap will rise to $208 million this spring. The league and NFLPA previously set the salary cap for the 2021 season at $182.5 million but agreed back in May to raise the floor in 2022, and again in 2023. With the Carson Wentz dead money and several other huge deals coming off the books, here’s how the Eagles will be impacted by the record number. Eagles expected salary cap Eagles general manager Howie Roseman watches players warm up during rookie minicamp at the NFL football team’s training facility, Friday, May 14, 2021, in Philadelphia. (Tim Tai/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, Pool) While teams like the Packers, Cowboys, Rams, Saints, and Texans all project to be over the $208 million cap next year, Philadelphia will sit with around $14 million as of now and the potential for $30 million more to be freed up if Philadelphia makes moves or restructure the deals for Fletcher Cox, Brandon Graham, and others. That number is dwarfed by the cap space expected for teams like the 49ers, Chargers, Dolphins, Jaguars, Washington, Bengals, and Colts, who could all have in excess of $50+ million in initial cap space. Dead Cap Space Jun 16, 2021; Berea, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns defensive end Malik Jackson (97) works out during minicamp at the Cleveland Browns training facility. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports Thanks to Howie Roseman pushing money back during some of his high-profile contract signings, the Eagles will carry $22 million in dead cap space, highlighted by 13 contracts. Malik Jackson ($9M), Alshon Jeffery ($5M), and Zach Ertz ($3M) headline the highest numbers. Eagles 2022 free agents Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports The Eagles will have 15 guys eligible for some form of free agency, with guys like Anthony Harris, Derek Barnett, Eric Wilson, Steven Nelson, and Ryan Kerrigan all hitting the open market. Top 2022 NFL Free Agents Feb 7, 2021; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin (14) makes a catch during the third quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports List of top free-agent per Spotrac. CB J.C. Jackson, New England Patriots WR Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers WR Chris Godwin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Edge Haason Reddick, Carolina Panthers WR Michael Gallup, Dallas Cowboys S Marcus Williams, New Orleans Saints 2021 rollover Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports After handing out four contract extensions to 2018 draft picks, the Eagles will currently roll over about $18.5 million to 2022. $18,489,755 https://theeagleswire.usatoday.com/lists/eagles-2022-nfl-salary-cap-free-agency-nfl-draft/
  5. Week 14 Rooting Guide: Best outcomes for Eagles fans with playoff picture clearly developing Glenn Erby December 11, 2021 12:40 pm ET The Eagles are off this Sunday and with the Colts and Dolphins on bye’s as well, there won’t be any snap counts to watch, or draft positioning to track. There’s still a playoff picture developing and despite their 6-7 record, Philadelphia is clearly in the thick of the postseason hunt. Because the Eagles have been so inconsistent at times this season, they’ll need help along with wins in their final four contest. Here’s your Week 14 rooting guide for Philadelphia fans. Eagles current status Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports Philadelphia sits at No. 9 in the current playoff picture and thanks to wins over the Falcons, Panthers, and Saints, the Eagles can’t drop any lower this week. Losses by Washington and San Francisco would put Philadelphia in a tie for the 6th and 7th playoff spot. New Orleans Saints at New York Jets 1:00 PM Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports The Eagles already have wins over both teams and Sunday’s matchup is an obvious rooting situation for the AFC East Jets team looking for continued development from rookie quarterback, Zach Wilson. Atlanta Falcons at Carolina Panthers 1:00 PM Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports Philadelphia holds wins over both teams, but because the Falcons have a Week 15 matchup against the 49ers, Eagles fans should root for Atlanta this week and next week as well. Dallas Cowboys at Washington Football Team 1:00 PM Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports This is a tough one and can Philadelphia Eagles fans actually root for the Dallas Cowboys in any fashion? If you can’t stomach rooting for Dallas, then lean the Cowboys way in this matchup because Philadelphia still has two matchups with Washington on deck and likely won’t be able to make up enough ground to secure the NFC East. San Francisco 49ers at Cincinnati Bengals 4:25 PM (AP Photo/Rich Schultz) The Bengals are the obvious rooting choice, with a 49ers loss putting them at 6-7 on the season along with the Eagles. San Francisco’s head-to-head win over Philadelphia also means the Eagles need the 49ers to lose another game as well down the stretch. https://theeagleswire.usatoday.com/lists/eagles-week-14-rooting-guide-cowboys-washington-49ers-vikings/
  6. 2022 NFL mock draft roundup Week 14: Eagles shore up trenches on both sides of ball Glenn Erby December 8, 2021 7:33 am ET The Eagles are at home resting, finally getting a much-needed bye week, and as critics and pundits debate Gardner Minshew vs. Jalen Hurts, NFL draft gurus around the league are delivering their Week 14 mocks. Philadelphia will have three first-round picks s thanks to last offseason’s trade of Carson Wentz and some draft-day wheeling and dealing that landed the Eagles a 2022 first-round pick from the Dolphins. With the Birds underachieving in the pass rush department this season, several outlets have Philadelphia rebuilding in the trenches. PFF Michigan linebacker David Ojabo cheers the crowd before a play against Ohio State during the first half at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. PFF has the Eagles rebuilding through the interior drafting studs with all 3 picks. CBS Sports Nov 27, 2021; Auburn, Alabama, USA; Auburn Tigers cornerback Roger McCreary (23) breaks up a pass intended for Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver John Metchie III (8) in the fourth quarter at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Reed-USA TODAY Sports CBS Sports has the Eagles and Howie Roseman creating some discussion with their first pick in the draft. Sports Illustrated Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports Sports Illustrated has Philadelphia addressing the wide receiver position for the third year in a row, this time with local talent. Pro Football Network (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) Pro Football Network has the Eagles rolling with two big named prospects and an under-the-radar first-round pick. Sporting News The Sporting News has the Eagles rolling with 3 of college football’s top players from Midwest schools. https://theeagleswire.usatoday.com/lists/eagles-2022-nfl-mock-draft-linderbaum-david-ojabo/
  7. Could the Eagles look to trade 2022 first-round picks for more draft assets in 2023? Glenn Erby December 10, 2021 7:00 am ET Philadelphia wheeled and dealt their way to three first-round picks in the 2022 NFL Draft, but according to one NFL insider, Howie Roseman could have something even more brazen up his sleeves. The Eagles are technically still in the midst of a rebuild and although they are clearly in playoff contention, this season was still supposed to be about seeing what they had at quarterback and other key positions. Rob Maaddi of the Associated Press is reporting via an AFC Executive, that Roseman could continue that evaluation, giving Hurts another year as the starter, while moving his coveted 2022 assets in hopes of greener pastures in 2023. With the Dolphins, Colts, and Eagles all with 6 wins or more, the luxury of potential top-five picks has vanished and Philadelphia could be picking in the middle of the pack. If Roseman still has dreams of a more conventional downfield star passer, the 2023 draft could offer a lot more potential for Philadelphia and other teams to start targeting. Here are some of the top 2023 signal-callers, a star running back, and one all-world edge rusher that could have Roseman waiting patiently for greener pasture. https://theeagleswire.usatoday.com/lists/eagles-nfl-draft-trade-jalen-hurts-evaluation-2023-bryce-young/
  8. Eagles sign Le'Raven Clark to a two-year contract through 2022 Glenn Erby December 8, 2021 7:11 pm ET With the Eagles focused on supreme depth along the offensive line, the team signed reserve offensive tackle, Le’Raven Clark to a contract extension. The deal runs through 2022. Clark, who was on the team’s practice squad, is now on the active roster, and to make room, the Eagles waived rookie cornerback Mac McCain. A former teammate of Patrick Mahomes at Texas Tech, Clark was signed by the Eagles in May after spending the first five NFL seasons with the Indianapolis Colts. The 6-foot-5, 311-pound Clark played in 47 regular-season games with 15 starts at left tackle, right guard, and right tackle prior to this year. https://theeagleswire.usatoday.com/2021/12/08/philadelphia-eagles-leraven-clark-nfl-contract-extension-free-agency/
  9. NFC playoff picture: Eagles have a manageable path to the final Glenn Erby November 23, 2021 7:44 am ET The Eagles are on the way up and flourishing heading into Week 12. After searching for an identity early on in the season, Nick Sirianni’s Birds are taking the "nasty approach” to getting wins these days. Entering Week 12, Philadelphia sits in a prime position to make a late run to the postseason. The mentally tough Arizona Cardinals are now the No. 1 overall seed in the conference after a win over the Seahawks on Sunday. Philadelphia currently sits in second place in the NFC East and just a game out of the seventh and final playoff spot. The 5-6 Eagles will have winnable matchups upcoming against both New York teams (Giants-Jets), along with two division matchups against Washington, a home matchup against the Giants, before closing with Dallas. NFC East standings (AP Photo/Rich Schultz) NFC EAST Dallas Cowboys 7-3 Philadelphia Eagles 5-6 Washington Football Team 4-6 New York Giants 3-7 NFC playoff picture Dec 6, 2020; Glendale, Arizona USA Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) options the ball against Los Angeles Rams linebacker Leonard Floyd (54) during the third quarter. Mandatory Credit: Michael Chow-Arizona Republic Nfl Cards Game L A Rams At Arizona Cardinals NFC Playoff Picture 1. Arizona Cardinals (9-2) / Next up: at Bears (Week 13) 2. Green Bay Packers (8-3)/ Next up: vs. Rams 3. Dallas Cowboys (7-3)/ Next up: vs. Raiders 4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-3)/ Next up: at Colts 5. Los Angeles Rams (7-3)/ Next up: at Packers 6. Minnesota Vikings (5-5)/ Next up: at 49ers 7. New Orleans Saints (5-5)/ Next up: vs. Bills In the NFC hunt San Francisco 49ers (5-5) vs. Vikings Philadelphia Eagles (5-6) vs. Giants Carolina Panthers (5-6) vs. Dolphins https://theeagleswire.usatoday.com/lists/eagles-nfc-playoff-picture-wild-card-vikings-saints-49ers/
  10. 7 Eagles who could be first time Pro Bowlers in 2021 Glenn Erby November 18, 2021 6:44 am ET With the second half of the NFL season rolling full speed ahead, the NFL just announced the opening of Pro Bowl voting all across the league, and the Eagles had 27 players land on the ballot. Miles Sanders was a shocking omission, but this talented team could have several first-time Pro Bowlers if Philadelphia can make a late playoff run. Below is a look at seven Eagles who could get the nod. 1. QB Jalen Hurts Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports The Eagles quarterback has an excellent chance of making the team. Hurts is 9th in the NFC in passing yards with 2,159, and touchdowns (13), while his 547 rushing yards are 6th in the NFC. Hurts is the 5th highest-graded quarterback in the NFC. 2. WR DeVonta Smith Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports Smith is 16th in the NFC in receptions with 42. His 603 receiving yards are 12 in the NFC. Barring a monster five or six-game stretch, Smith would probably need a few guys to drop out and a few teammates to make the Super Bowl. 3. LT Jordan Mailata (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Mailata is the 9th highest graded tackle in the NFC and 15th highest graded in the entire NFL according to Pro Football Focus. 4. DT Javon Hargrave Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports Hargrave is the 60th highest graded defensive tackle in the NFL, his 6.0 sacks are top-10 in the NFC. 5. LB Shaun Bradley (AP Photo/Bart Young) Bradley is in his second NFL season after the Eagles made him a sixth-round draft pick out of Temple, and the South Jersey native is carving out quite the niche. The athletic linebacker is currently tied for first in the NFC and tied for second in the NFL with 10 tackles on special teams. 6. Punter Arryn Siposs (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) Arryn Siposs has a 46.3 yard average and 40.6-yard net. 7. TE Dallas Goedert (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey) Goedert is the 3rd highest graded tight end in the NFL according to Pro Football Focus. Now the Eagles’ top tight end, Goedert has 29 catches for 429 yards, with a 14.8 yards per catch average and 2 touchdowns. https://theeagleswire.usatoday.com/lists/philadelphia-eagles-pro-bowl-2021-devonta-smith-javon-hargrave-shaun-bradley/
  11. 10 highest-paid TE's in the NFL following Dallas Goedert's 4-year, $59M extension Glenn Erby November 19, 2021 12:57 pm ET A positive week at the NovaCare Complex just got even better after the Eagles announced a four-year contract extension through 2025 for tight end Dallas Goedert, joining defensive end Josh Sweat and offensive tackle Jordan Mailata as key pieces who’ve been extended. One of the top tight ends in the NFL, Goedert has now leaped over Travis Kelce on the highest-paid list per Over The Cap. Here’s the new top-10 list after Goedert’s monster deal. 1. George Kittle -- $15M (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) Kittle signed a 5-year contract extension worth $75 million with the 49ers. Kittle received $40 million in guarantees. Kittle’s 2020 and 2021 salaries are fully guaranteed. 2. Dallas Goedert -- $14.75M Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports Dallas Goedert’s four-year extension with the Eagles is worth $59 million with $35.7 million guaranteed. 3. Travis Kelce -- $14,312,500 Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports Kelce signed a four-year, $57.25 million contract extension with the Chiefs on August 14, 2020. Kelce received $27 million in guarantees, $20.25 million of which is guaranteed at signing. Kelce’s 2020 and 2021 base salaries are fully guaranteed. 4. Mark Andrews -- $14M Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports Andrews signed a four-year, $56 million contract with the Ravens on September 6, 2021. Andrews received $37.58 million in guarantees of which $30 million is guaranteed at signing. 5. Hunter Henry -- $12.5M Syndication The Providence Journal Henry signed a three-year, $37.5 million contract with the Patriots. Henry’s guarantee is worth $25 million, all of which is fully guaranteed at signing. 6. Jonnu Smith -- $12.5 Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports Smith signed a four-year, $50 million contract with the Patriots. Smith received $31.25 million in fully guaranteed salaries. Smith’s 2021 and 2022 salaries are fully guaranteed and $6.5 million of his 2023 salary is fully guaranteed. 7. Austin Hooper -- $10.5M Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports Hooper signed a four-year contract with the Browns worth $42 million with $23 million guaranteed. Hooper received a $10 million signing bonus. 8. Zach Ertz -- $8.5M (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) Eagles signed Zach Ertz to a 5-year contract extension worth $42.5 million on January 25, 2016. Ertz is set to become a free agent this offseason. 9. Kyle Pitts -- $8.2M Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported Pitts gets $32.9 million fully guaranteed over four years, with a signing bonus just north of $21 million. 10. Logan Thomas $8,021,667 Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports Thomas signed a three-year, $24.065 million extension with the Football Team. Thomas received a $7 million signing bonus. https://theeagleswire.usatoday.com/lists/eagles-dallas-goedert-highest-paid-tight-end-kelce-george-kittle/
  12. Biggest surprises from Eagles first 10 games Glenn Erby November 17, 2021 7:00 am ET The Eagles are 10 games through the 2021 NFL season and the team starts preparation for a huge NFC matchup against the Saints on Sunday, we’re taking a look at the biggest surprises thus far. Quez Watkins has emerged, Landon Dickerson has been as good as advertised and DeVonta Smith is a true start, but those are just some of the developments we expected. 1. Jalen Hurts arrival (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Say what you want about the Eagles’ second-year quarterback, but he’s on his way to starting 17 games, all while logging 3,500+ passing yards and likely 1,000 yards as a rusher. He’s quickly erasing any doubt that he can lead the Eagles and his ascension has been a pleasant surprise. 2. Miles Sanders lack of usage Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports This is more about Sanders’s first three seasons in the NFL and less about the first ten games of this year. Even with the 3 games spent on injured reserve, Sanders was unlikely to reach 1,000-yards on the ground and the electric running back has yet to eclipse the mark as a pro. 3. Nick Sirianni Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports The Eagles head coach is building a culture and his players are responding as he continues to learn on the job. Sirianni was criticized for his early run-pass ratio, but he quickly got the hint and has responded, pushing the Birds towards the playoffs. 4. RG Jack Driscoll (AP Photo/Terrance Williams) Driscoll surely isn’t a better talent than Brandon Brooks, but he’s played well at right guard and has answered questions about his ability to become a legit starter for Philadelphia moving forward. 5. Jalen Reagor's struggles Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports Justin Jefferson has now amassed 2,175 receiving yards, the 2nd most by any player through 25 games in the Super Bowl era, trailing only Odell Beckham, Jr. (2,625). Jefferson and Beckham Jr. are also the only players with 100+ receiving yards in at least 10 of their first 25 games too. As Justin Jefferson barrels towards Last year’s 1st-round pick has 22 catches for just 171 yards through 10 games, on pace for less than 400-yards through 17-games. Reagor averages 17 yards per game while losing snaps to Quez Watkins. 6. Alex Singleton's reduced snaps (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) Singleton has taken a step backward from last year, and although he still leads the team in tackles, his snaps have been reduced drastically. 7. Avonte Maddox's development (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey) Back in the slot where he belongs, Maddox is flourishing and playing his best football with free agency approaching. His 48 tackles are fourth on the team and he’s top-10 at his position in tackle for loss. https://theeagleswire.usatoday.com/lists/philadelphia-eagles-biggest-surprises-10-games-jack-driscoll-landon-dickerson/
  13. Looking at the Eagles top offseason needs Glenn Erby November 12, 2021 2:30 pm ET The Eagles currently have two first-round picks in April’s NFL draft and the potential to turn a second into a first if Carson Wentz meets a snap count threshold. It’s never too early to start projecting the biggest needs, as ESPN and PFF took a look at the top offseason needs for all 32 NFL teams, and adding another edger rusher took precedent over addressing the linebacker position. The Eagles’ conflict with countering versatile tight ends and pass-catching running backs should make upgrading the linebacker position a priority early in April’s draft regardless of needs at edge rusher. Even if Derek Barnett moves on, Brandon Graham will be returning, Tarron Jackson offers potential, and Howie Roseman will have the draft assets and free agency to find a suitable pass rusher. https://theeagleswire.usatoday.com/2021/11/12/philadelphia-eagles-offseason-needs-nfl-draft-edge-rusher/
  14. 6 injured or absent Eagles account for over $20 million in salary cap space Glenn Erby November 13, 2021 1:00 pm ET Injuries are a part of the NFL, and all 32 teams across the league are likely dealing with season-ending situations or short-term personnel changes. Philadelphia is currently healthier than they’ve been in about two years, but there are still millions in salary-cap space sitting on injured reserve currently. Here’s a breakdown of the almost $21 million the Eagles have currently sidelined. Brandon Brooks (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) $7,014,235 An All-Pro level right guard when healthy, there’s currently no timeline for Brooks’ return and Philadelphia could keep the lineup intact, with Jack Driscoll playing well in relief. Jason Croom Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports $465,000 A reserve tight end, Croom was placed on injured reserve after suffering a season-ending knee injury in late August. Croom had one catch for a touchdown in four appearances with the Eagles last season. Miles Sanders Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports $1,461,881 The Eagles star running back will miss the final game on injured reserve, after suffering an ankle injury just 12 snaps into their loss to the Las Vegas Raiders. In the first game where Nick Sirianni actually emphasized the running game, Sanders 30 yards on six carries and one catch for -3 yards in the limited time on the field. Isaac Seumalo Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports $3,008,000 Seumalo left the Eagles Monday night loss to the Cowboys with a foot injury. Philadelphia’s left guard suffered a Lisfranc injury that required season-ending surgery, the team announced. Brandon Graham Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports $7,988,000 The heart of the Philadelphia defense, Graham suffered an Achilles injury in the Eagles’ loss to the 49ers. Joe Ostman Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports $440,000 The Eagles waived Ostman with an injury designation back in August to reach the league-mandated 80-player limit ahead of the 53-man roster deadline. A rookie free agent signing of the Eagles in 2018 out of Central Michigan, Ostman made his NFL debut for the team last season. https://theeagleswire.usatoday.com/lists/philadelphia-eagles-injuries-salary-cap-brandon-brooks-brandon-graham-miles-sanders/?itm_source=parsely-api
  15. Instant analysis from Eagles 30-13 win over the Broncos in Week 10 Glenn Erby November 14, 2021 7:33 pm ET Don’t look now, but the Eagles (4-6) are in a position to control their playoff destiny after defeating the Denver Broncos 30-13 on the road. Jalen Hurts played well, Jordan Howard and Boston Scott ran strong, allowing DeVonta Smith the space to roam free for two first-half touchdowns. Here’s some instant analysis and observations from the Week 10 win. T.J. Edwards is a keeper Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports The Eagles simply need to find a playmaking outside linebacker, but T.J. Edwards should remain the man in the middle for Philadelphia. Edwards had 7 tackles, 1 pass defended and played a major role in limiting the Broncos to about 20 yards total rushing in the second half. Hurts making Howie Roseman's decision hard A couple of days after Howie Roseman watched Kenny Pickett and Sam Howell in person, Hurts dominated the Broncos with his pace and utilizing his legs when needed. Hurts was 16-23 passing for 178-yards and two touchdowns, with one ugly interception. As a rusher, Hurts carried the ball 14 times for 52 yards, with several timely first downs. He and Nick Sirianni are meshing at the right time. Jonathan Gannon responded to the adversity Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports A week after Justin Herbert looked near perfect in a Chargers win, Gannon mixed things up on defense, pressured Bridgewater, played some man, and held a Broncos offense that thumped the Cowboys in Week 9, to 13 points and 96 yards rushing. Gannon’s defense held Melvin Gordan and Javonte Williams to under 50-yards rushing apiece. https://theeagleswire.usatoday.com/lists/eagles-broncos-jalen-hurts-darius-slay-devonta-smith/?itm_source=parsely-api
  16. 5 takeaways from Eagles 30-13 win over the Broncos in Week 10 Glenn Erby November 14, 2021 8:14 pm ET A Darius Slay 82-yard touchdown return off a Melvin Gordon fumble and two scores from rookie wide receiver DeVonta Smith was really all that was needed for Philadelphia, as the Eagles made a statement with a 30-13 win over the Denver Broncos on Sunday. The Eagles (4-6) won for the fourth time on the road and took a giant step towards controlling their own destiny in the hunt for a playoff spot. Here are five takeaways from the 30-13 road win. 1. Darius Slay making a statement Nov 14, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Darius Slay (2) returns a fumble recovery for eighty two yards the third quarter against the Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports Slay has talked the talk since the past summer and he’s living up to his ‘Big Play’ moniker. The veteran has a 2 interception performance under his belt and now a game-changing fumble return for a touchdown. Slay also had 5 tackles and 1 tackle for loss. 2. More on Gannon (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) His defense held Courtland Sutton to 2 catches, and Teddy Bridgewater without a touchdown pass on Sunday. 3. Eagles building momentum Nov 14, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) passes the ball in the second quarter against the Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports The Saints aren’t the same without Drew Brees, Alvin Kamara, and Jameis Winston, making the Week 11 matchup one that could shift playoff focus for both squads. After New Orleans, the Eagles will face both New York squads, before getting a much-needed bye. A 3-0 stretch would leave the Birds at 7-6, with games against Dallas, the Giants, and Washington (2x) to finish the year. 4. DeVonta Smith headed for Eagles stardom Nov 14, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeVonta Smith (6) is tackled by Denver Broncos cornerback Pat Surtain II (2) in the second quarter at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports Smith is humble, reserved and a player that could one day soon, shatter every Eagle receiving record before his time is done. He certainly will surpass the 912 yards that DeSean Jackson posted as a rookie and he’ll challenge for the title of the NFC’s best wideout at some point down the line. 5. Nick Sirianni can coach Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports He may not be the best at public speaking or getting his direct point across, but Sirianni knows the sport and he’s improving by the week. Whether it was adjusting his offensive approach, embracing Jalen Hurts, or simply having the knowledge to take a later flight to Denver to avoid altitude issues, the rookie head coach is gaining respect across the league and leading his team towards a playoff birth. https://theeagleswire.usatoday.com/lists/philadelphia-eagles-broncos-takeaways-analysis-jalen-hurts-teddy-bridgewater-courtland-sutton/?itm_source=parsely-api
  17. Eagles activate 21-day practice window for TE Tyree Jackson and SS K’Von Wallace Glenn Erby October 20, 2021 11:36 am ET As the Eagles begin preparation for their trip to Las Vegas, one of the most important young pieces on the roster is returning to practice. Philadelphia activated the 21-day practice window for safety K’Von Wallace and talented tight end, Tyree Jackson. K'Von Wallace (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) Wallace suffered a shoulder injury against the Cowboys and should provide Jonathan Gannon another chess piece for his versatile defense. Tyree Jackson (AP Photo/Chris Szagola) Jackson’s huge summer was a major reason the Eagles felt so comfortable moving on from Zach Ertz. The former quarterback has outstanding athleticism and a unique frame that should allow him to become a matchup nightmare going forward. https://theeagleswire.usatoday.com/lists/philadelphia-eagles-tyree-jackson-practice-zach-ertz-trade/
  18. Eagles announce 2 more roster moves ahead of Week 7 vs. Raiders Glenn Erby October 20, 2021 11:50 am ET With the Eagles starting preparation for Sunday’s afternoon matchup against the Raiders in Las Vegas, the team announced two roster moves surrounding two familiar names. Richard Rodgers signed to the practice squad Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports The Eagles added a familiar face to the practice squad on Wednesday, signing tight end Richard Rodgers. Rodgers has been with the Eagles off and on since the 2018 season, playing in 21 games. Casey Tucker Casey Tucker With Philadelphia bringing back Rodgers, Tucker was cut from the practice squad for the second time this season. https://theeagleswire.usatoday.com/lists/eagles-announce-2-more-roster-moves-ahead-of-week-7-vs-raiders/
  19. Eagles DC Jonathan Gannon is noncommittal on Darius Slay shadowing Bucs top WR Glenn Erby October 13, 2021 4:34 am ET Darius Slay capped off a big week by welcoming a new baby boy and then snagging two interceptions from Sam Darnold in Philadelphia 21-18 come from behind win. Jonathan Gannon went away from his mostly zone approach, allowing Slay to shadow Panthers star wide receiver, D.J. Moore, for parts of the game. During game action where Slay was matched up with Moore, the veteran logged 2 passes defended, 3 solo tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 2 interceptions, and 42 total yards allowed. With the Eagles set to match up against Tom Brady and the explosive Buccaneers offense, Gannon was noncommittal on whether Slay would travel or stay on his preferred side. The Buccaneers will counter with Mike Evans (29-393-4), Antonio Brown (20-325-3), and Chris Godwin (29-366-2) at the skill positions. The addition of Steven Nelson gives Gannon another option, but Avonte Maddox against Antonio Brown could be the one big matchup to watch. https://theeagleswire.usatoday.com/2021/10/13/eagles-darius-slay-jonathan-gannon-shadow-mike-evans-antonio-brown/
  20. Eagles franchise history: Jalen Hurts joins elite company with 2 TD performance Glenn Erby October 10, 2021 5:41 pm ET Jalen Hurts is as steady as they come and as long as the Eagles surround him with talent and scheme to his strengths, he’ll be a successful quarterback for years to come. Hurts helped the Eagles snap a three-game skid on Sunday, and in doing so, he made franchise history, joining Randall Cunnigham as the only other Philadelphia signal-caller to have multiple two-touchdown performances as a runner. In all, Hurts was 22 of 37 passing, for 198 yards and one interception. As a runner, the second-year star carried the ball 9 times for 30-yards and the two touchdowns. Hurts and the Eagles will now quickly start preparing for a matchup on Thursday night against the Buccaneers. https://theeagleswire.usatoday.com/2021/10/10/eagles-jalen-hurts-randall-cunningham-franchise-rushing-tds-in-game/
  21. Eagles vs. Panthers: Lane Johnson ruled out, Jordan Mailata will return to lineup Glenn Erby Fri, October 8, 2021, 12:46 PM As the Eagles return to action on Sunday in Carolina the team will be without star right tackle Lane Johnson, while Jordan Mailata will return to the lineup. Lane Johnson Philadelphia Eagles’ Lane Johnson walks onto the field during organized team activities at the NFL football team’s training facility, Tuesday, May 25, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, Pool) Whatever Johnson is dealing with is not football-related, but serious enough that the Eagles head of security had to get involved. Jordan Mailata San Francisco 49ers’ Nick Bosa (97) in action against Philadelphia Eagles’ Jordan Mailata (68) during an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz) Mailata returns to the starting lineup after missing two straight games and he could slide down to right tackle in place of Lane Johnson, leaving Andre Dillard in his more comfortable position of left tackle. https://sports.yahoo.com/eagles-vs-panthers-lane-johnson-164653546.html?guccounter=1
  22. Jonathan Gannon says the Eagles don't have a dime package on defense Glenn Erby October 5, 2021 12:52 pm ET The Eagles allowed 11 catches, 186-yards, and 3 touchdowns to Chiefs star wide receiver Tyreek Hill on Sunday, eliminating any chance of Philadelphia pulling off the upset. On several big plays from Hill, the electric wide receiver was actually matched up on middle linebacker, Eric Wilson. Afterward, media pundits and critics couldn’t understand why Gannon didn’t employ a dime defense, with more defensive backs and fewer linebackers. On Tuesday, Gannon met with the media, and gave an interesting response, stating that this Philadelphia roster is without a ‘Dime’ Package on defense. In terms of extra defensive backs, the Eagles have Mac McCain, Zech McPhearson, Josiah Scott, and Andre Chachere as extra cornerbacks on the active roster, as well as, Michael Jacquet and Craig James on the practice squad. The Eagles’ lack of a dynamic middle linebacker or ability to seriously address the position via the draft, makes the statement even more unsettling. Gannon’s lack of faith in adding any one of those seven cornerbacks to the defense on obvious passing downs is concerning and speaks volumes about where Philadelphia’s biggest holes are at on defense. https://theeagleswire.usatoday.com/2021/10/05/eagles-jonathan-gannon-dime-defense-linebackers-eric-wilson/
  23. Nick Sirianni calls Jalen Hurts’ game vs. Chiefs one of the best performances he's ever seen Glenn Erby October 3, 2021 5:05 pm ET Lost in the Eagles’ third straight defeat was the performance of quarterback Jalen Hurts, who again battled to the end while redeeming a poor outing in Week 3 against the Cowboys. After Sunday’s loss to the Chiefs, head coach Nick Sirianni had high praise for Hurts, calling his game against Kansas City, "one of the best performances” he’s ever seen. Hurts finished Sunday’s matchup with Patrick Mahomes, 32 of 38 passing, for 387 yards, two touchdowns, and zero interceptions. Hurts averaged 8.1 yards per completion, and also added 47 rushing yards on 8 attempts. https://theeagleswire.usatoday.com/2021/10/03/eagles-nick-sirianni-jalen-hurts-best-performance-chiefs/
  24. Looking at the 5 most disappointing Eagles through 3 games Glenn Erby October 1, 2021 10:29 am ET The Eagles (1-2), are searching for an identity on both sides of the ball and will need to find some synergy over the next three weeks with matchups against the Chiefs, Panthers, and Buccaneers. Philadelphia didn’t enter the season with huge expectations, but after several low-key free agent signings, the expectation was that the Eagles could contend for an NFC playoff spot. After three weeks, the Birds have had disappointing moments on both sides of the ball, and we’ve highlighted the five most disappointing Eagles through 3 games. 1. Derek Barnett October 4, 2020; Santa Clara, California, USA; San Francisco 49ers offensive tackle Trent Williams (71) blocks Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Derek Barnett (96) during the third quarter at Levi’s Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports Barnett leads all Eagles edge rushers in snaps played, and all he has to show for it is penalties, emotional outbursts, and a lack of sacks. 2. Miles Sanders Sep 12, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (26) runs against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports Sanders shouldn’t be on the list, but a running back with his talents should be listed with Derrick Henry and Alvin Kamara as the league’s best at the position. In Philadelphia, Sanders has failed to log a 1,000-yard season through his first two years in the league. 3. Eric Wilson PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – SEPTEMBER 19: Tight end George Kittle #85 of the San Francisco 49ers looks to avoid a tackle by linebacker Eric Wilson #50 of the Philadelphia Eagles during the second half at Lincoln Financial Field on September 19, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) Wilson’s playing time has decreased each week. and through three games, he’s one of Pro Football Focus’s worst-graded linebackers. Wilson has struggled in pass coverage while maintaining his penchant for missed tackles. 4. Ryan Kerrigan Philadelphia Eagles’ Ryan Kerrigan (90) in action against San Francisco 49ers’ Trent Williams (71) during an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz) He’s supposed to be terrorizing the opposition like he did the Eagles for almost a decade. Through three weeks, a lot of people have forgotten that Kerrigan was on the roster. 5. K'Von Wallace Dec 20, 2020; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Philadelphia Eagles safety K’Von Wallace (42) against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports A star at Clemson, there was excitement galore around the franchise when Wallace was available on Day 3 of the 2020 NFL Draft. Wallace hasn’t lived up to the hype and he’s proven to be injury-prone. https://theeagleswire.usatoday.com/lists/philadelphia-eagles-most-disappointing-players-ryan-kerrigan/
  25. Eagles practice squad: Marvin Wilson among Philadelphia's protections for Week 3 Glenn Erby September 22, 2021 1:08 pm ET The Eagles protected four practice squad players from being signed to other teams’ active rosters in advance of Sunday’s matchup at Dallas. Cornerback Craig James, guard Sua Opeta, safety Elijah Riley, and defensive tackle Marvin Wilson were all protected and could see time on Monday night. With Brandon Brooks out, Opeta could be a potential call-up along with Riley. https://theeagleswire.usatoday.com/2021/09/22/eagles-practice-squad-protection-marvin-wilson-week-3/?utm_campaign=trueanthem&utm_medium=trueanthem&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR1B4CYmJt4rkWaI_UvjviAb_0X8oNPlX76R8Nixb_lvH8z8_ZNBMEy4pgA
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