Monday, August 31, 2015

Bradford says he wishes he were playing; Surgery sidelines Ertz for preseason

Friday, August 14, 2015, 11:58 AM
Eagles coach Chip Kelly said he has decided not to play quarterback Sam Bradford on Sunday in the preseason opener, because Bradford has been working 11-on-11 for only a few weeks, as he returns from back-to-back ACL tears. Kelly also said tight end Zach Ertz will sit out the entire preseason with... Read more

Jenkins 'chairs' Eagles' injury committee

Thursday, August 13, 2015, 3:51 PM
Supposedly, no one is seriously hurt, but the list of Eagles sitting out Thursday’s training camp workout was lengthy: DeMarco Murray, DeMeco Ryans, Mychal Kendricks, Zach Ertz, Jerome Couplin, Kiko Alonso, Bryan Braman and Earl Wolff did not take part. Safety Malcolm Jenkins was concerned... Read more

Marcus Smith Slowly Making Progress

Thursday, August 13, 2015, 12:21 PM
Maybe it’s something or maybe it’s nothing, but Marcus Smith appears to be losing that deer-in-headlights look he had most of his rookie season, when the 2014 first-round pick played just 79 defensive snaps. He has been more aggressive in 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 team work, and he put backup... Read more

Cooper says he hopes he isn't cause of Kelly's image problem

Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 4:05 PM
THE ANSWER was brief, but it was delivered in a heartfelt tone, with eye contact toward the questioner. "I hope not," Riley Cooper said, after he was asked whether he thinks Chip Kelly's image problems started two years ago, when he kept Cooper in the wake of a controversy over a racial epithet captured... Read more

Ertz improving as a blocker

Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 12:28 PM
Tight end Zach Ertz spent a good chunk of the offseason in Arizona doing MMA training in his never-ending quest to improve his blocking. Judging by his play so far in training camp, it worked. “He’s certainly a more efficient blocker,’’ offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur said... Read more

Rowe joins Watkins and Biggers in nickel chase

Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 12:23 PM
ERIC ROWE'S morning began with a text from defensive backs coach Cory Undlin, telling Rowe he would be getting some nickel-corner reps at practice. "Luckily, I've been paying attention," Rowe said, after working in the nickel for the first time, behind Jaylen Watkins. During "teach" periods yesterday... Read more

MRI reveals torn ACL for Eagles' JaCorey Shepherd

Sunday, August 9, 2015, 5:12 PM
JaCorey Shepherd, who has taken the most reps in the first week of Eagles training camp at first-team nickel corner, went down with a right knee injury Sunday. The Eagles announced on Monday morning that after an MRI, Shepherd has been diagnosed with a torn ACL, confirming earlier reporting by the... Read more

Davis says Kiko's fine, though he isn't practicing today

Sunday, August 9, 2015, 12:51 PM
There hasn't been a sense that linebacker Kiko Alonso's concussion is a longterm problem, even in this concussion-sensitive NFL age. Eagles defensive coordinator Bill Davis confirmed that assessment Sunday, saying that although Alonso hasn't completed the league's concussion protocol, he's feeling... Read more

Murray, Ertz, Kendricks return to Eagles' practice; Alonso still sidelined

Saturday, August 8, 2015, 12:12 PM
Speaking before the Eagles' Saturday training camp workout at NovaCare, Chip Kelly said he expected DeMarco Murray, Mychal Kendricks and Zach Ertz all to practice after returning from minor ailments today. Kelly said Kiko Alonso is still going through the NFL's concussion protocol, and Jerome Couplin... Read more

Early riser Graham plans to hit the sacks

Friday, August 7, 2015, 5:28 PM
Brandon Graham, finally a starter as he embarks upon his sixth year with the Eagles, was asked yesterday about his goal for sacks this season. At first, Graham didn’t want to say, noting only that “WE are going to have a lot of sacks.” Then he said fans could expect double-digits... Read more
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