Sunday, August 2, 2015

Kendricks happy he won't be leaving

Sunday, August 2, 2015, 3:59 PM
The day after trading Brandon Boykin, Chip Kelly moved to cut off speculation that another popular Eagle who might not have ideal Kelly-prototype height could be next. "MIke Kendricks is not going anywhere. I can tell you that right now. You can write that down in ink, not pencil. Mike’s not... Read more

Kelly defends himself against latest racist accusations

Sunday, August 2, 2015, 12:38 PM
On Saturday night, after informing Brandon Boykin that he had been traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers, Chip Kelly said the 25-year-old cornerback shook his hand and gave him a hug. But a few hours later, in a text to CSN’s Derrick Gunn, Boykin was singing a different tune. He joined another recently... Read more

Boykin: Surprised, but 'Super Excited'

Saturday, August 1, 2015, 11:37 PM
The long-running saga of whether the Eagles would ever give corner Brandon Boykin a chance to work outside ended abruptly Saturday night, when the Birds traded Boykin to the Pittsburgh Steelers for a fifth-round draft choice that ESPN's Adam Caplan reported can be a fourth-rounder depending on playing... Read more

Chip: Only takeaway from spring work is good energy

Thursday, June 18, 2015, 10:51 AM
Eagles coach Chip Kelly spoke with reporters Thursday for the last time before training camp, as the Eagles wrapped up spring work. Kelly said he can't make evaluations during no-contact, short pants practices, but he is happy with his reworked roster's attitude and enthusiasm as the Birds break until... Read more

Chip touts Mathews' size, speed, says Mathis dispute was a money matter

Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 12:12 PM
Eagles coach Chip Kelly has high hopes for running back Ryan Mathews, the guy the Birds aimed for in free agency before they realized they could get DeMarco Murray. At least in the early going, this doesn't look like a reprise of James Casey and Zach Ertz from two years ago, when the Eagles signed... Read more

Chip: Mathis asked for release, Bradford not ready for 11-on-11

Tuesday, June 16, 2015, 11:29 AM
Eagles coach Chip Kelly said Tuesday that Drew Rosenhaus, agent for guard Evan Mathis, asked for Mathis' release "on multiple occasions" before the team cut the two-time Pro Bowl left guard last Thursday. Asked about this, Mathis said any release request would have occurred "no time recently'' --... Read more

A few thoughts on Chip's tight ship

Friday, June 12, 2015, 1:24 PM
I don't think releasing Pro Bowl guard Evan Mathis dooms the Eagles this season. I don't think any of the stuff Chip Kelly has done since taking over personnel control in January necessarily dooms the Eagles this season, or beyond. I still think there's a real good chance the guy is smarter than all... Read more

Chip really did it: Mathis released

Thursday, June 11, 2015, 4:18 PM
IT WAS EARLY afternoon in Arizona. Evan Mathis was heading into a workout when his phone buzzed; Chip Kelly was calling. "We're going to release you so you can see if you can get what you want," is how Mathis recalls his message. This, the Eagles' two-time Pro Bowl left guard was not expecting, he... Read more

It's beginning to look a lot like Thurmond at safety

Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 12:53 PM
Chip Kelly again praised Walter Thurmond, when the Eagles' coach met with reporters before Tuesday's OTA session at NovaCare. Thurmond is a veteran nickel corner, signed as a free agent, who is bidding to become the starter at safety opposite Malcolm Jenkins. In contrast, when Kelly was asked about... Read more

Bradford: No cartilage damage

Monday, June 8, 2015, 3:35 PM
Sam Bradford was asked over and over to provide some sort of timeframe on when he will be 100 percent. Over and over, Bradford politely declined. Bradford said he doesn't want to set a date and then ignite panic if he is unable to meet it. (He didn't really say "ignite panic." But that would be what... Read more
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