LeSean McCoy - RBPosted 3/4/15 12:53pm ET
Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy is unhappy with the trade to the Bills, according to a source close to him. 'He's a Pennsylvania kid. He's never played football outside of Pennsylvania,' the source said. 'So of course he's not happy. Sounds like it's pretty final to me unless LeSean is refusing to go to Buffalo.' When the source was asked if McCoy was going to make the trade difficult, they said: 'he's not going to make it easy, that's for sure.'
Huddle Up: So McCoy isn't going to report to Buffalo? That could cause some problems. Also tough to see the Bills ponying up more money to woo McCoy. Looks like Rex Ryan will have some selling to do to get McCoy to buy into Buffalo Ground & Pound.
LeSean McCoy - RBPosted 3/3/15 8:32pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy will reportedly be traded for Buffalo Bills LB Kiko Alonso. The trade cannot be made official until the new league year begins next Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET. According to an ESPN report, the Bills will owe McCoy, who is signed through 2017, $10.25 million this season.
Huddle Up: Here's the first real fantasy (and reality) blockbuster move of the offseason as McCoy has compiled the third-most fantasy points among NFL RBs since entering the league in 2009. It's an instant upgrade for the Bills' backfield, and for now, it leaves Philly with a Darren Sproles-Chris Polk combo atop the depth chart, although that certainly could change given the depth of the free-agent and 2015 draft RB classes.
Jeremy Maclin - WRPosted 3/2/15 9:01am ET
Free-agent WR Jeremy Maclin (Eagles) and the Philadelphia Eagles are trying to work out a new contract, but the team has until 4 p.m. Monday, March 2, to put the franchise tag on Maclin.
Huddle Up: If Philly doesn't have any other plans with the tag they could lock Maclin up with the tag while still working on a long-term deal. Either way, sounds like Maclin will at minimum be an Eagle for the 2015 season--and most likely beyond.
Jeremy Maclin - WRPosted 3/2/15 6:31pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin did not receive the franchise tag before the deadline Monday, March 2. Maclin and the Eagles have been working on a long-term deal and have until Tuesday, March 10, to get one done or else Maclin will become a free agent.
Huddle Up: Philly could still lock down Maclin, but now the receiver has a chance to talk to other teams and see what the market will offer for his services.
James Casey - TEPosted 2/19/15 4:53pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles TE James Casey was released Thursday, Feb. 19.
Huddle Up: After looking to be on the upswing after catching 34 passes for 330 yards and 3 TDs in 2012 with the Texans, Casey's two seasons with the Eagles netted six receptions, 90 yards and pair of scores and the versatile TE/FB will now be looking for a new home. Could a reunion with former coach Gary Kubiak, now in Denver, be his next stop?
Nick Foles - QBPosted 2/17/15 4:04pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon was offered to the Philadelphia Eagles at the start of the 2013 season, but the Eagles did not want to trade QB Nick Foles for Gordon, according to a source. The Eagles were concerned about Gordon's two-game suspension, while the Browns wanted Foles to be their starting quarterback.
Huddle Up: Tough luck for the Browns, who are likely now faced with waiving the troubled WR without getting anything in return, let alone a potential starting QB.
Jeremy Maclin - WRPosted 2/17/15 8:12pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles impending free-agent WR Jeremy Maclin is unlikely to receive the franchise tag because of the kind of financial commitment it would entail. It's still likely that the Eagles will work out a long-term deal with him.
Huddle Up: Maclin hit career highs across the board -- 85-1,318-10 -- for Philly, which got rid of DeSean Jackson a year ago and can't afford to let another top WR walk given its lack of depth at the position.
Brandon Graham - LBPosted 2/13/15 4:27pm ET
Free-agent DL Brandon Graham (Eagles) is seeking a four-year contract worth $30 million in free agency, with $20 million in guaranteed money.
Huddle Up: Graham, the Eagles' first-round pick in 2010, has registered 8.5 of his 17 career sacks over the last two seasons but has only started one game since shifting to LB when Chip Kelly brought his 3-4 defensive scheme to Philly in 2013. The Eagles would like to retain him at the right price, but he'll likely receive a better deal elsewhere.
Jeremy Maclin - WRPosted 1/31/15 12:04pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin confirmed negotiations between his representation and the Eagles are ongoing. The veteran receiver is likely seeking a five-year deal worth over $10 million per year, but he also could receive the franchise tag.
Huddle Up: Maclin bet on himself after missing 2013 with an injury and came up a winner. He's a great fit for the Philly system, but if Chip Kelly believes those results are less Maclin and more "system" they won't be willing to meet his asking price. That the Eagles are talking to Maclin sooner rather than later bodes well for his return to the City of Brotherly Love.
LeSean McCoy - RBPosted 1/30/15 3:48pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy has said he would restructure his contract to lower the $11.95 million cap hit for 2015, but he will not take a pay cut.
Huddle Up: If any RB is worth the big $$$, it's McCoy, who is an strong fit for Chip Kelly's offense so bet on a restructured contract or possibly even a trade if Philly receives attractive compensation in return.
Zach Ertz - TEPosted 1/27/15 1:09pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz ranked ninth among tight ends in 2014 with 293 receiving yards out of the slot, but PhillyMag.com's Sheil Kapadia believes Ertz could see more time in the slot next year if WR Jordan Matthews spends more time outside.
Huddle Up: Although he caught one fewer TD pass (4-3), Ertz saw solid increases in his reception (36-58) and receiving-yard (469-702) totals this past season, and there's no reason to believe his numbers won't continue to climb in 2015, putting him in low-end TE1 territory.
Jordan Matthews - WRPosted 1/27/15 1:09pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jordan Matthews played 65 percent of the offensive snaps and ran 92.4 percent of his routes from the slot in 2014, per Pro FootballFocus.com. That was the role Eagles head coach Chip Kelly envisioned him in when the club drafted him last year. However, according to PhillyMag.com's Sheil Kapadia, the team could benefit from expanding Matthews' role by playing him outside more in two-wide receiver sets while keeping in him in the slot when the Eagles use three or more wide receivers.
Huddle Up: Matthews definitely saw his workload and production increase during the second half of his rookie season and even managed to stand out among the bumper class of first-year wideouts, finishing fifth in receptions (67) and yards (872) and fourth with eight TD catches.
Jeremy Maclin - WRPosted 1/18/15 1:46pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin will replace Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas in the Pro Bowl due to injury.
Huddle Up: Fitting end to a big-time bounce-back season for Maclin, who set career highs across the board in 2014 with his 82 catches for 1,269 yards and 10 TDs after sitting out the previous season with a knee injury.
Nick Foles - QBPosted 1/18/15 2:02pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles is the leader of the team and is capable of leading the team to the playoffs, RB LeSean McCoy said Friday, Jan. 16.
Huddle Up: Foles fell back to Earth this past season after his stellar 2013 with his passer rating falling from 119.2 to 81.4 and his interceptions increasing from 2 to 10 in five fewer games, and it'll be interesting to see which Foles we'll see going forward.
Evan Mathis - OGPosted 1/7/15 3:26pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles OG Evan Mathis was added to the Pro Bowl Wednesday, Jan. 7. Mathis is replacing New Orleans Saints OG Jahri Evans, who is not able to participate due to injury.
Huddle Up: Nice for Mathis to get some recognition, as he's consistently been one of the best guards in football.
Jeremy Maclin - WRPosted 12/30/14 2:13am ET
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, but head coach Chip Kelly said he hopes the Eagles will be able to re-sign Maclin.
Huddle Up: Maclin returned to Philly on a one-year deal after missing out on his previous free agent opportunity due to a knee injury. He was everything Kelly and the Eagles expected him to be this season, and Kelly's endorsement suggests that perhaps the team thinks of him as more important than just another cog in the machine.
Nick Foles - QBPosted 12/30/14 2:13am ET
Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles expects to return as the starting quarterback next season. 'I expect to be back here,' Foles said. 'I expect to be the quarterback. I love my teammates and I expect to be back out there leading them and winning some games. I'm excited to come back better than I ever have been.' Head coach Chip Kelly won't commit yet to Foles as the starting quarterback heading into the offseason. Foles broke his collarbone Nov. 2 and missed the rest of the season.
Huddle Up: Mark Sanchez was merely okay in place of Foles, and he's a free agent in the offseason anyway. Expect him to find a possible starting gig elsewhere, with Foles resuming his gig in Philadelphia.
LeSean McCoy - RBPosted 12/29/14 9:24am ET
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy is scheduled to earn $9.75 million in 2015 and said he is expected to be asked to restructure his contract. He has not ruled out reworking his deal, saying he understands it is a business. McCoy is under contract through the 2017 season.
Huddle Up: With the running back position being devalued in the NFL--and, to be honest, McCoy not exactly being overworked in Chip Kelly's offense--that's a steep price tag for the Eagles to pay. We'll see how the franchise goes about the restructuring process if that's the route they go.
Mark Sanchez - QBPosted 12/22/14 9:03am ET
Philadelphia Eagles QB Mark Sanchez will start in Week 17 against the New York Giants instead of QB Matt Barkley, according to head coach Chip Kelly.
Huddle Up: If your fantasy team has been riding Sanchez since he took over for the injured Nick Foles, and your championship game is in Week 17, then you're all set. Both of you.
LeSean McCoy - RBPosted 12/18/14 10:12am ET
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy opened practice on the sidelines Wednesday, Dec. 17, while RB Chris Polk opened with first-team reps. After practice McCoy did not seem too concerned. 'We rotate all the time,' McCoy said. '(Running backs coach Duce Staley) pulled me out. (RB Darren Sproles) wasn't in either.' Shady played a season-low 34 of 55 offensive snaps in Week 15 against the Dallas Cowboys, his fewest in two seasons under head coach Chip Kelly.
Huddle Up: You think you'd want your best offensive player on the field more than 62% of the time, but maybe that's why Chip Kelly is a genius. If Philly gets to the playoffs and has a well-rested McCoy, then maybe the move will make sense.
Chris Polk - RBPosted 12/18/14 10:12am ET
Philadelphia Eagles RB Chris Polk opened practice Wednesday, Dec. 17, running with the first-team offense while RB LeSean McCoy looked on from the sideline.
Huddle Up: First Polk steals a couple touchdowns from Shady, now he's angling for his job. No reason for concern just yet, unless word of an undisclosed McCoy injury slips out. Right now it's just Philly getting their backup some reps with the ones.
Jordan Matthews - WRPosted 12/18/14 3:33pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jordan Matthews (knee) fully practiced Thursday, Dec. 18.
Huddle Up: If you weren't scared off by his untimely Week 15 doughnut (0 catches), the rookie wideout will be good to go Saturday against the Skins.
Chris Polk - RBPosted 12/18/14 3:33pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles RB Chris Polk appears to have become the team's goal-line back of late, and two of the three snaps he played in Week 15 led to short rushing touchdowns. On another snap inside the five-yard line, RB Darren Sproles took the ball for a TD. The Eagles have struggled in the red zone this year, and they think Polk's size and power gives him an advantage at the goal line. "Some of the short-yardage stuff, Polk's obviously a little bit more powerful back, so they've been giving him some of the runs in short-yardage in a couple games, especially last game," RB LeSean McCoy said. McCoy has 10 carries inside the 5-yard line this year and has three touchdowns.
Huddle Up: McCoy ranks 11th among fantasy RBs in standard-scoring formats, but he's been tough to fully trust given his drop in receptions (52-24 from last season) and now, lately, the goal-line situation. Weigh your options wisely.
Trent Cole - LBPosted 12/17/14 5:00pm ET
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Eagles LB Trent Cole (hand) had plate inserted into his hand. Cole will miss the team's Week 16 game. It is not known if Cole will be available in Week 17.
Huddle Up: IDP alert as Philly on Saturday will be without Cole who has 48 total tackles, 6.5 sacks and three forced fumbles, giving RGIII and the Washington offense a rare break.
Nick Foles - QBPosted 12/15/14 1:32pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles (collarbone) has been ruled out for Week 16, because his collarbone is not completely healed, according to head coach Chip Kelly.
Huddle Up: The struggling Mark Sanchez will get another start for the Eagles. Sanchez has been awful the last two games but he gets a break against a bad Redskins pass defense this week if you need to start him.
Nick Foles - QBPosted 12/15/14 8:42pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles (collarbone) likely will not be able to play in Week 17. It is not known if he would be able to play if the team makes the playoffs.
Huddle Up: It'll be the Mark Sanchez Show the rest of the season, and it's a production that hasn't played to rave reviews the past 2 weeks with the QB throwing for only 348 yards, 2 TDs and 3 interceptions since Philly's last win on Thanksgiving Day in Dallas.
Cody Parkey - PKPosted 12/5/14 6:25pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles PK Cody Parkey (groin) was limited in practice Friday, December 5th, and is probable for Week 14.
Huddle Up: A green light for fantasy's top kicker.
Jeremy Maclin - WRPosted 12/4/14 2:36pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin is expected to be lined up across from Seattle Seahawks CB Richard Sherman often in Week 14.
Huddle Up: Not good news for Maclin who has tailed off some of late anyway after his scorching start. Meanwhile, this could mean more looks for red-hot rookie Jordan Matthews on the other side.
Cody Parkey - PKPosted 12/4/14 6:58pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles PK Cody Parkey (groin) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 4.
Huddle Up: Eagles coach Chip Kelly said the rookie will be able to play Sunday against the Seahawks so no real worries right now for the owners of fantasy's top kicker.
Nick Foles - QBPosted 12/1/14 2:37pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles' (collarbone) broken collarbone is healing but has not fully healed yet, according to head coach Chip Kelly. Foles is not cleared to play at this point.
Huddle Up: There's no reason for owners to hold onto Foles at this point. With fantasy playoffs starting this week and Mark Sanchez playing well, it's highly unlikely Foles sees the field again this season to help owners.
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