Nick Foles - QBPosted 3/27/15 5:06pm ET
St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said it's the team's intention to draft a quarterback in this year's draft, despite trading for QB Nick Foles in the offseason. Florida State QB Jameis Winston and Oregon QB Marcus Mariota are expected to be off the board when the Rams pick with the 10th overall pick in the first round, but the Rams could also trade up to take one of them. The Rams could also look at the second tier of quarterbacks in this class, which includes Baylor QB Bryce Petty, California-Los Angeles QB Brett Hundley, Oregon QB Sean Mannion and Colorado State QB Garrett Grayson. Petty indicated that he has a visit planned with St. Louis. Rams QBs Austin Davis and Case Keenum will compete for the backup job, and the loser might be on the street if the Rams draft another quarterback.
Huddle Up: It's hard to see the Rams trading up for Winston or Mariota unless it was only a spot or two, but it's certainly within reason that the franchise would target Petty or a fellow member of the second tier in third or fourth round with Foles still a largely unproven commodity.
Darren Sproles - RBPosted 3/25/15 10:58am ET
The Philadelphia Eagles traded RB LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills because head coach Chip Kelly desires a one-cut running back, according to Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie. Lurie praised McCoy as a player, but the move was not financially driven. Kelly felt he could garner more production from a different running back or two. Lurie used the term 'power spread' on multiple occasions to describe Kelly's offense. RBs DeMarco Murray, Darren Sproles and Ryan Mathews figure to share the work.
Huddle Up: In Philly, Kelly's system is king. And if a player isn't a fit, especially if they command a large share of the salary cap, you can expect Kelly to find a replacement.
LeSean McCoy - RBPosted 3/22/15 4:23pm ET
Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy should receive plenty of carries if head coach Rex Ryan has his way. 'We prefer to ground and pound it, we're going to run it 50 times if we can on you,' Ryan said late last week.
Huddle Up: McCoy is coming off 314- and 312-carry seasons in Philly. Also with 80 catches over the two seasons, McCoy has shown he's accustomed to heavy workloads. However, the flip side is that the wear and tear might start to catch up, and keep in mind that the Bills also have the ageless Fred Jackson to share in the load as well.
Jordan Matthews - WRPosted 3/17/15 2:30pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles WRs Jordan Matthews and Josh Huff will forcibly have increased roles in 2015 with the departure of WR Jeremy Maclin to the Kansas City Chiefs. The Philadelphia staff is reportedly confident enough in the development of the two receivers, as well as second-year TE Zach Ertz.
Huddle Up: Matthews, a 2014 second-round pick, stood out as a rookie -- even in the deep and productive 2014 WR class -- and finished second on the team to Maclin with 103 targets, 67 catches, 872 yards and 8 TDs. He certainly had a stronger debut than the third-rounder Huff, who finished with eight receptions for 98 yards, but the latter still figures to be much more involved while Matthews projects as the team's No. 1 WR. Still, given Chip Kelly's myriad maneuverings so far this offseason, don't be surprised Philly adds another WR, too, before all is said is done.
Jeremy Maclin - WRPosted 3/11/15 3:34pm ET
Free-agent WR Jeremy Maclin (Eagles) officially signed with the Kansas City Chiefs Wednesday, March 11. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: This makes official what we all knew was coming. Maclin's fantasy value takes a hit moving from Chip Kelly's offense to Andy Reid's, but he will at minimum be the Chiefs' top target so the drop shouldn't be dramatic.
Nick Foles - QBPosted 3/10/15 8:42pm ET
St. Louis Rams QB Sam Bradford has officially been traded to the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles also receive a 2015 fifth-round draft pick and surrender QB Nick Foles and a 2015 fourth-round draft pick and a 2016 second-round draft pick. However, the 2016 second-round pick will go back to Philadelphia if Bradford does not start. The Eagles can also pick up a conditional pick in 2016 based on how many snaps Bradford takes. If Bradford plays less than 50 percent the Eagles will get a 4th-round pick, if he does not play at all it becomes a 3rd-rounder. If Bradford plays more than 50 percent of snaps the Eagles will not receive any additional compensation.
Huddle Up: A very interesting deal in an offseason already full of them, and perhaps the Eagles are viewing Bradford as their long-term answer more than originally thought as Pat Shurmur, his former offensive coordinator in St. Louis, is now Chip Kelly's OC in Philly. Bradford, though, has started only 49 games out of a possible 80 since entering the league in 2010 and owns an 18-30-1 mark as a starting QB.
Jeremy Maclin - WRPosted 3/9/15 12:31am ET
Impending free-agent WR Jeremy Maclin (Eagles) is expected to sign with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Huddle Up: Maclin, coming off a career year (85-1,318-10) following his knee-injury absence in 2013, is a big get for the WR-needy Chiefs and the wideout's former coach, Andy Reid. Fantasy-wise, Maclin's yardage and TD numbers are almost certainly headed for a dip in K.C. while his departure from Philly clears the way for second-year WR Jordan Matthews to become the Eagles' No. 1 wideout.
Jeremy Maclin - WRPosted 3/9/15 6:14pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles impending free-agent WR Jeremy Maclin is expected to sign a contract with the Kansas City Chiefs that is close to the $10 million a year Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb received from the Packers, according to a source. Maclin could even receive a little more than Cobb received in his contract.
Huddle Up: Not surprising that Andy Reid was able to woo Maclin, especially with that kind of money. Maclin should be able to end the Chiefs' year-long WR scoring drought, but the chances of him matching his numbers from Philly are extremely limited.
LeSean McCoy - RBPosted 3/8/15 3:12pm ET
Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy has agreed to a new five-year deal worth $40 million. McCoy will make $16 million in the first year of the contract and will receive $26.5 million in guaranteed money as part of the contract.
Huddle Up: The new deal -- expected to become official Tuesday once his trade goes through -- adds two years to the already existing contract for McCoy, who has rushed for the third-most yards in the league since being drafted by Philly in the second round in 2009.
Mark Sanchez - QBPosted 3/8/15 8:26pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles impending free-agent QB Mark Sanchez has agreed to re-sign with the team. According to FOX Sports, Sanchez is getting a two-year deal worth $9.5 million with $5.5 guaranteed.
Huddle Up: Interesting move which not only takes perhaps the top free-agent QB off the market but also increases speculation that Nick Foles could be moved in a bid to trade up and draft Marcus Mariota. Stay tuned ...
Byron Maxwell - CBPosted 3/8/15 8:26pm ET
Updating a previous report, Seattle Seahawks impending free-agent CB Byron Maxwell has reportedly agreed to a six-year, $63 million deal to join the Philadelphia Eagles. It was previously reported that he had agreed to a five-year deal.
Huddle Up: The Legion of Boom loses some punch as Maxwell was regarded as the top free-agent CB on the market. He started 12 of his 13 games in Seattle last season, finishing with 13 passes defensed, two interceptions and 50 total tackles and instantly upgrades a Philly D which ranked 31st in the league last season with 264.8 passing yards allowed per game.
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.
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