Category Archives: Philadelphia Eagles
The Eagles announced Monday that Donnie Jones has agreed to terms on a one-year contract. The nine-year NFL veteran replaces Mat McBriar, whom the team released in a corresponding move.
Jones spent last season with the Houston Texans, for whom he averaged 47.2 yards per kick with a net of 40.5. He ranks fifth in NFL history in gross (45.6) and net punting average (39.0), and is a two-time All-Pro selection.
Former Philadelphia Eagles 3-4 defensive end and 4-3 defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins will be visiting two NFC West powerhouses soon in the Seattle Seahawks andSan Francisco 49ers. Per a tweet from Adam Schefter, Jenkins will visit the Seahawks on Monday and the 49ers on Tuesday after already checking in with the New York Giants yesterday.
From USA Today’s Mike Garafolo, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid would be interested in being reunited with Foles, assuming the second-year QB becomes available. However, league sources have told CSNPhilly.com’s Reuben Frank that the Eagles have no plans to trade Foles, unless they’re blown away by an offer.
The Eagles have made quality deals in the past for their quarterbacks. Three times under Reid they traded a QB — Kevin Kolb, Donovan McNabb and A.J. Feeley — and each time they acquired a second-round pick. For Kolb, they also received cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, and they also got a fourth-round pick in the McNabb deal.
Alex Smith was the first overall pick of 2005 draft, but struggled to find success in San Francisco until the 2011 season, when he led his team the NFC championship game under first-year head coach Jim Harbaugh.
The 49ers have dealt Smith to the Chiefs but that the deal cannot be officially completed until March 12, when the new league year begins.
The Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles spoke this week about a possible trade involving Eagles quarterback Nick Foles, but no progress has been made toward a deal, according to a person informed of the talks between the teams.
The person, who spoke to USA TODAY Sports on condition of anonymity because the conversations weren’t to be discussed publicly, said the Eagles conveyed to the Chiefs what they’ve been saying through the media – they like Foles and plan on giving him a chance to compete with Michael Vick for the starting job.
They have about a million decisions to make. None bigger than what to do with Nnamdi Asomugha.
As the offseason heats up with the Combine this week in Indianapolis, free agency a few weeks away and the draft in two months, the Eagles must determine if Asomugha, the one-time dazzling All-Pro corner with the Raiders, is salvageable.
Asomugha was inconsistent in 2011 in his first year with the Eagles but downright awful this past season.
The Eagles don’t have a long, impressive list of players who will become unrestricted free agents in March outside of Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, who started all 16 games last year.
But they won’t be using their franchise tag this year to retain the erratic cornerback, according to a team source.
Today is the first day NFL teams can use the franchise tag to retain potential unrestricted free agents under a one-year deal worth the average of the league’s top-five salaries at the position. The deadline to apply the tag is March 4.
Nick Foles played in seven games last season for Andy Reid and the Eagles and threw for six touchdowns.
Chiefs head coach Andy Reid would be interested in being reunited with Foles, assuming the second-year QB becomes available. However, league sources have told CSNPhilly.com’s Reuben Frank that the Eagles have no plans to trade Foles, unless they’re blown away by an offer.
Offensive tackle Ed Wang played six games for the Bills in 2010.
Wang (6-5, 315 pounds) played six games in 2010 for the Bills, who drafted him in the fifth round out of Virginia Tech. He hasn’t played in an NFL game since, although he spent some time last season with the Raiders.
Wang, 25, will compete for a roster spot this spring and summer. The Eagles have a stable of tackles behind projected starters Jason Peters and Todd Herremans, including Dennis Kelly, Nate Menkin, Allen Barbre, Matt Reynolds and Matt Kopa. Veteran tackle King Dunlap, who just finished his fifth season, had his contract expire and isn’t expected to return.