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LeSean McCoy - RB Posted 7/17/14 7:43pm et
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy is unlikely to be in line for a smaller workload this year after leading the league in carries (314) and touches (366) last year. There were no signs that McCoy's production suffered because of his heavy workload in 2013, and he often mentions that his running style helps him take fewer big hits.
Huddle Up: If any of McCoy's numbers are going to take a dip, it's likely his reception totals. Here's all you need to know: McCoy's 232 receptions rank third among all NFL RBs from 2010-13. The clear No. 1 on that list is Darren Sproles with 291. Sproles is now in Philly after being acquired in a trade for a 5th-round pick.

Jordan Matthews - WR Posted 7/15/14 3:06am et
Philadelphia Eagles rookie WR Jordan Matthews was recently praised by wide receivers coach Bob Bicknell, who said Matthews has looked very good, is physical and has a good feel for what he wants to do.
Huddle Up: Matthews is pushing his way into Philly's receiver rotation, and in Year Two of Chip Kelly's offense there should be more than enough passing production to fill a third receiver's fantasy coffers.

Chris Polk - RB Posted 7/15/14 12:20pm et
Philadelphia Eagles RB Chris Polk should serve as RB LeSean McCoy's primary backup this year with RB Darren Sproles maintaining a secondary role in the offense, according to ESPN.com's Joe Kaiser.
Huddle Up: With the addition of Sproles, Polk has sort of been lost in the shuffle, and that's somewhat understandable given the 2012 college free agent only has 15 career NFL touches. But Polk is a player who belongs on the fantasy radar given LeSean's lofty status and the overall potency of Chip Kelly's offense.

Trent Cole - LB Posted 7/15/14 7:30pm et
Philadelphia Eagles LB Trent Cole said earlier this week he feels good and believes he has at least three years left in the tank. With his experience, Cole said he knows how to rush the passer the right way and knows more about the game in general.
Huddle Up: Cole's 55 sacks from 2007-11 trailed only the totals put up by DeMarcus Ware (80) and Jared Allen (77.5) during that span, but the soon-to-be 32-year-old has only 11 combined over the past 2 campaigns. He may be his prime, but definitely don't write him off just yet.

Darren Sproles - RB Posted 6/25/14 3:14pm et
Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles received praise about his work ethic from Eagles head coach Chip Kelly. 'We heard from the coaches that coached him what an intelligent football player he is and [we] learned that from the first day he was in this building and how sharp he is and how dedicated he is,' Kelly said. 'I talked to Norv Turner and he remarked to me when I saw him at one of the pro days, he said, 'You'll have to slow him down because he only knows one speed.' And that's the same thing you see. Darren practices and trains at one speed. It's awesome. He fits in with the culture that we want in terms of preparation, but it's everything we wanted when we got him here.'
Huddle Up: A speed guy like Sproles is a perfect fit for Kelly's system; given the right opportunities, Sproles could return to his Saints level of productivity (pre-last year), which makes him a viable RB2 in PPR formats.

Nick Foles - QB Posted 6/21/14 12:51am et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles has impressed new quarterbacks coach Bill Musgrave with his ability to process everything that is happening on the field quickly. 'We know he's a gifted athlete. He can throw the ball exactly where he wants to. He can add air, add touch. He can add velocity and really drive it when it's needed. But to see the way that he can visualize formations, coverages, and process what he sees has been impressive,' Musgrave said. Musgrave thinks Foles can work on getting rid of the ball faster, taking fewer hits and moving the ball forward with his legs when needed.
Huddle Up: Consider that Musgrave comes to the Eagles from Minnesota, where quality quarterbacking wasn't an everyday occurrence. If Musgrave can help Foles get ride of the ball even faster in Chip Kelly's already-rapid offense, the Eagles will put up video game numbers--a situation welcomed by fantasy owners everywhere.

Jordan Matthews - WR Posted 6/18/14 11:32am et
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jordan Matthews took a number of repetitions with the first-team offense Tuesday, June 17. Matthews seems to be the early favorite for the slot wide receiver position with the team this year. He is competing with WR Josh Huff. 'Matthews is a big, physical, athletic guy that is going to I think do really well. I love his attitude. He's been a great teammate,' QB Nick Foles said.
Huddle Up: The third receiver in Philly's offense should have some fantasy value, and if Matthews works his way into the top end of the Eagles' receiver rotation he'll definitely be on the fantasy radar heading into 2014.

Jeremy Maclin - WR Posted 6/18/14 11:32am et
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin (knee) has been working without restrictions since the team began practicing this spring. Maclin is recovering from a torn ACL in his right knee that he suffered last July, and he has not experienced any setbacks since he began practicing. 'I've done everything since April 21st, when we were able to get out here as a team,' Maclin said. 'I've been getting better each and every day, and I'm really happy with my progress.'
Huddle Up: Maclin slides into the top role of a receiver rotation that also includes Riley Cooper and rookies Jordan Matthews and Josh Huff. If healthy, he should account for most--if not all--of the numbers vacated by DeSean Jackson's departure.

Alex Henery - PK Posted 6/15/14 4:00pm et
Philadelphia Eagles PK Carey Spear is not expected to win the kicker job over PK Alex Henery during training camp.
Huddle Up: Henery, a fourth-round pick in 2011, made a career-low 82.1 percent (23-of-28) of his FG attempts in 2013, but the college free-agent Spear is there to give him a training-camp nudge.

Jordan Matthews - WR Posted 6/10/14 10:21pm et
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jordan Matthews has been very impressive during offseason workouts so far, although he has been running with the second-team offense. Matthews has been working hard, showing up to the facility early, and head coach Chip Kelly said Matthews' love for getting in early to study film was one of the reasons the team had to have him in the draft.
Huddle Up: The second-round pick is the team's No. 3 WR right now, and could move up quickly if Jeremy Maclin's knee-surgery comeback hits a snag or if Riley Cooper is unable to follow up on his breakout 2013.

Jeremy Maclin - GM Posted 6/8/14 5:55pm et
The Philadelphia Eagles fully expect Jeremy Maclin (knee) to be ready to go for the start of the 2014 season, according to general manager Howie Roseman. 'I think it depends on the player. We saw Adrian Peterson come back after six months, and did he win the MVP award after that? So I think it depends on the genetics. And all I know is what our doctors are telling us, and he;s doing a great job in his rehab. We fully expect him to be ready to go once the season starts.'
Huddle Up: If healthy, Maclin is in a prime spot to bounce back strong with DeSean Jackson and his 2013 team-leading 126 targets and 82 receptions having departed for D.C. this offseason.

Jeremy Maclin - WR Posted 6/3/14 11:30pm et
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin (knee) fell to the ground holding his left knee during OTA events on Monday, June 2. While Maclin tore the ACL in his right knee last year, causing him to miss the entire season, this incident left him clutching his left knee. Maclin quickly got to his feet, and later noted that he felt fine.
Huddle Up: Philly fans and Maclin's keeper-league owners are breathing normally again, with the WR figuring heavily in the team's post-DeSean Jackson plans after missing all of the 2013 campaign.

Arrelious Benn - WR Posted 5/19/14 3:19pm et
The Philadelphia Eagles re-signed WR Arrelious Benn to an undisclosed deal.
Huddle Up: Benn doesn't project to be much more than a depth guy in Chip Kelly's receiver rotation.

Michael Vick - QB Posted 5/5/14 12:11am et
New York Jets QB Michael Vick said QB Geno Smith will be the team's starting quarterback this upcoming season. 'Ultimately our goal is to try to help Geno become the best quarterback that he can be. Myself and [QB Matt Simms] are all trying to put him in a position where he can get better from year one to year two,' Vick said.
Huddle Up: Meanwhile, what might be better for the Jets in 2014 is having Vick start and having Smith watching and learning. Expect an open competition in camp.

LeSean McCoy - RB Posted 4/27/14 3:49pm et
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy said he believes the addition of RB Darren Sproles will help him this upcoming season, because it will allow him to stay fresh longer in games. 'Being in the prime of my career and bringing in a guy like Sproles who can do so much, we'll work well together. I think having me fresh in the fourth quarter with fewer carries can be even more dangerous,' McCoy said.
Huddle Up: McCoy had a league-high 314 rushing attempts and a career-most 356 touches this past season, and while that netted a a league-leading 2,146 yards from scrimmage, the workload would start to take its toll.

Chris Polk - RB Posted 4/25/14 1:55am et
Philadelphia Eagles RB Chris Polk's (shoulder) January surgery was a major procedure, but details remain unknown.
Huddle Up: Polk saw only 16 snaps a year ago but made an impression with 11 carries for 98 yards and 3 TDs. The term "major procedure" and Philly's stacked depth chart (LeSean McCoy, Darren Sproles, Bryce Brown), however, don't exactly bode well for his fantasy prospects.

Jeremy Maclin - WR Posted 4/25/14 2:02am et
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin said he expects the offense to be fine even though they lost Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson this offseason. '[Head coach Chip Kelly] said it himself: The offense is not built around one guy,' Maclin said. 'We have multiple guys that go out there and make plays.'
Huddle Up: With the return of Maclin and the addition of RB Darren Sproles, the wideout does have a point -- and we're not even to the draft yet.

Jason Avant - WR Posted 4/8/14 2:24pm et
The Carolina Panthers have signed free-agent WR Jason Avant (Eagles) to an undisclosed 1-year deal.
Huddle Up: The Panthers are remaking their entire WR corps, and Avant has a chance to be a starter and immediately better his career single-season highs (53 catches, 679 yards) attained in recent seasons in Philly.

Jason Avant - WR Posted 4/6/14 10:02pm et
The Carolina Panthers are scheduled to meet with free-agent WR Jason Avant (Eagles) on Monday, April 7.
Huddle Up: Carolina already has signed free-agent wideouts Jerricho Cotchery and Tiquan Underwood, but after purging their entire WR corps from this past season, there's still more work to be done at the position -- either in free agency, the draft or possibly even both.

DeSean Jackson - WR Posted 4/2/14 1:10am et
Tuesday's deal between the Washington Redskins and WR DeSean Jackson appears to be a 3-year pact. Financial terms of the deal are still undisclosed.
Huddle Up: With the offseason additions of Jackson, the deep burner they've lacked, and ex-Cardinal Andre Roberts paired with 2013 receptions leader Pierre Garcon, the Skins suddenly have a potent WR corps for RGIII. At the same time with all the targets -- especially if TE Jordan Reed can come back strong -- don't count on Jackson or Garcon approaching their career-high numbers.

DeSean Jackson - WR Posted 4/1/14 8:27pm et
Free-agent WR DeSean Jackson (Eagles) has left Redskins park, but will stay in Washington in hopes of getting a deal done with the team. His agent reportedly is in negotiations with the club.
Huddle Up: The speedy Jackson and RGIII's big arm could form a potent combo -- one that could turn out to haunt the in-division rival Eagles. See what develops.

DeSean Jackson - WR Posted 3/30/14 2:27pm et
The Buffalo Bills are said to be a serious suitor for free-agent WR DeSean Jackson (Eagles) but will not get into a bidding war.
Huddle Up: Sure, the Bills could always use another outside weapon for second-year QB EJ Manuel, but they'll be fine with the likes of Stevie Johnson, TJ Graham, Robert Woods and Marquise Goodwin if the right price can't be agreed upon.

DeSean Jackson - WR Posted 3/30/14 10:49pm et
Updating a previous report, the Carolina Panthers will not pursue free-agent WR DeSean Jackson (Eagles).
Huddle Up: The Panthers, with their limited budget, signed free agents Jerricho Cotchery and Tiquan Underwood, and those two could wind up being the team's starters, pending what Carolina does in the draft.

DeSean Jackson - WR Posted 3/30/14 10:49pm et
The Oakland Raiders are willing to make a substantial offer to free-agent WR DeSean Jackson (Eagles) but will not get into a bidding war for him.
Huddle Up: The Silver & Black already have signed wideout James Jones, but luring Jackson back to the Golden State would a strong WR corps for new QB Matt Schaub.

DeSean Jackson - WR Posted 3/28/14 1:16pm et
The Philadelphia Eagles released WR DeSean Jackson Friday, March 28.
Huddle Up: Well, that escalated quickly. Trade rumors surrounding DJax had been swirling, but the Eagles evidently couldn't find a willing partner and had enough of Jackson's act. Jackson is still capable of providing a team with a dangerous playmaking element, and now he has his pick of teams. This should be interesting.

Jeremy Maclin - WR Posted 3/27/14 10:45pm et
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said WR Jeremy Maclin is on schedule in terms of his recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament that shelved him for the 2013 season. Kelly said he is not sure if Maclin will be able to participate in offseason workouts but should be 100 percent by training camp.
Huddle Up: Maclin averaged 67 catches, 893 yards and 7 TDs in his last 3 full seasons and could be in line for even more work if Philly winds up trading DeSean Jackson as has been rumored.

Chip Kelly - HC Posted 3/26/14 2:08pm et
After speaking with Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson in a private meeting, head coach Chip Kelly was non-committal as to whether the team will actually trade Jackson this offseason. 'I like DeSean. DeSean did a really nice job for us (last season). But we're always going to do what's best for the organization,' Kelly said. Kelly also said Jackson hasn't approached the team about adding money to his contract.
Huddle Up: Rumors continue to swirl that the Eagles are dealing Jackson, that Jackson wants out, etc. Philly has enough talent at wide receiver (Jeremy Maclin, Riley Cooper) to offset the potential loss of Jackson, but they don't seem eager to unload him. It's a situation fantasy footballers want to see sorted out before draft day, as it impacts the value of multiple players.

DeSean Jackson - WR Posted 3/23/14 4:07pm et
The New York Jets have measured interest in Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson that will intensify if the Eagles release him.
Huddle Up: Jackson became more interesting to the Jets with the signing of ex-Philly teammate Michael Vick, but there are plenty of hurdles ahead, including the number of other teams interested in the wideout and Jackson's high salary-cap figure ($12M).

DeSean Jackson - WR Posted 3/21/14 8:32pm et
The Philadelphia Eagles have intensified their efforts to try to trade WR DeSean Jackson within the past week.
Huddle Up: This has been a much-rumored move, and with Philly having inked Riley Cooper and Jeremy Maclin they do have a surplus of wide receivers. Jackson still has plenty left in the tank, and in the right situation would be a viable fantasy WR1.

Michael Vick - QB Posted 3/21/14 8:32pm et
The New York Jets signed QB Michael Vick to a one-year, $5 million deal Friday, March 21, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Vick will compete with Geno Smith for the starting gig in New York. They might also have a pay-per-view arm wrestling match for Smith's jersey number "7".

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