Player News - Eagles

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Philly Voice's Jimmy Kempski believes Darren Sproles (knee) will play fewer snaps on offense this season.

It is not a surprising prediction considering Sproles is 35, coming off a torn ACL, and Corey Clement emerged as a viable secondary option last season. Kempski believes Sproles will still have a role on offense, but he expects him to make most of his contributions as a returner. Sproles has already said 2018 will be his final season.
Jul 16 - 11:28 AM

Philly Voice's Jimmy Kempski believes Eagles second-round TE Dallas Goedert "has a great chance to put up better numbers" than Trey Burton did as the No. 2 tight end.

Burton caught 60 passes for 575 yards and six touchdowns over the last two seasons, but much of that production came with Zach Ertz sidelined. Impressed by how the rookie performed in the offseason program, Kempski thinks Goedert will be able to do more than that even with Ertz healthy, although it still seems unlikely the rookie carves out redraft value on a loaded offense unless Ertz goes down. Still, Goedert looks like an exciting Dynasty prospect.
Jul 16 - 11:24 AM

Philly Voice's Jimmy Kempski writes there is a "good chance" Jay Ajayi sees a "much higher workload than he had a year ago."

With LeGarrette Blount around, Ajayi saw just 31 percent of the Eagles carries after arriving in Week 9 last season. Blount is gone, however, and Ajayi saw 48.8 percent of the work in the playoffs even with him still on the roster. The Eagles have tended to use a committee under Doug Pederson, but it would not be a surprise if Ajayi bucked that trend in 2018.
Jul 16 - 11:04 AM

Eagles coach Doug Pederson said he "can't say" if Carson Wentz (ACL) will be ready Week 1.

"I can tell you it’s not going to be a Doug Pederson decision. It will be a doctors’ decision," the coach added. "Carson will have to be 100 percent before he takes the field. I am going to rely totally on my medical staff." Considering Wentz took part in 7-on-7 drills during OTAs, this sounds like a coach being extra cautious. Still, it is at least a possibility Wentz is not ready to go Week 1, something to seriously consider at his sixth-round ADP.
Jul 16 - 9:38 AM

Darren Sproles wrote Sunday that 2018 will be his final NFL season.

Sproles, who turned 35 last month, is coming off a torn ACL. "Coming back from any injury is tough -- especially a knee injury for a running back," he wrote. "I wondered if I was going to come back the same, if I would still have my quickness. ... Once I started rehabbing and running again I could tell I was good and ready for one more healthy year." Sproles noted he is currently eighth on the NFL's all-time list for career all-purpose yards, and his goal is to catch Tim Brown at No. 5. Sproles is currently 527 total yards behind Brown.
Jul 15 - 5:01 PM

Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice suggested Mack Hollins could see a "modest increase in opportunities" this season.

Hollins showed flashes as a rookie, logging 16 catches for 226 yards and a touchdown across 282 offensive snaps last year. Still, the 24-year-old was targeted just twice in the postseason and remains a distant fourth on the team's receiving depth chart behind starters Alshon Jeffery, Nelson Agholor and veteran Mike Wallace. It would likely take an injury to one of those three for Hollins to gain relevance in re-draft leagues.
Source: PhillyVoice
Jul 15 - 10:29 AM

Eagles sophomore WR Shelton Gibson had a strong offseason program.

A fifth-round pick last year, Gibson had a disastrous offseason and training camp as a rookie, struggling with drops and mental mistakes before playing just 17 snaps. Thanks to encouragement from Nelson Agholor, Gibson was a different player this spring. "[Agholor] asked me a couple of weeks ago, when we first came back, if I’m doing everything I can do to be great," Gibson said. "So I started coming in early with him, me and Greg Ward. And ever since then, I’ve been progressing, progressing, progressing." Gibson is unlikely to earn a big role behind Alshon Jeffery, Agholor, Mike Wallace, and Mack Hollins, but he should stick on the roster if he keeps performing well in training camp.
Jul 2 - 9:55 AM

NFL suspended Eagles LB Nigel Bradham one game for violating the league's personal code of conduct.

He'll miss the season opener against Atlanta on September 6. The ban stems from an aggravated battery arrest in 2016, for which the linebacker accepted a deferred prosecution program last summer. The 28-year-old was also arrested for carrying a concealed weapon in 2016, but those charges were dropped. Bradham led the Super Bowl champs with 88 tackles last season while also earning PFF's No. 1 coverage grade among 4-3 outside linebackers.
Jun 29 - 4:22 PM

NJ Advance Media's Zack Rosenblatt suggested Eagles contract-year DE Brandon Graham is unlikely to get an extension.

Graham is entering the final year of a four-year, $26 million contract. Coming off a 9.5 sack season in which he helped seal the Super Bowl win with a strip sack, Graham is likely looking for more on his next deal, but Rosenblatt cautions GM Howie Roseman has been reluctant to give big extensions to players over 30, a mark Graham hit in April. If he does hit the open market, Graham should command around $15 million a year.
Jun 25 - 11:37 AM

The Philadelphia Inquirer expects second-round TE Dallas Goedert to be an immediate red-zone threat.

With Trey Burton gone, Goedert is stepping into to the No. 2 tight end role. He reportedly "didn't look like a rookie" in spring workouts and will open the year behind Zach Ertz. There's talk Goedert could get some slot snaps in three-wide sets.
Jun 16 - 2:26 PM

Eagles CB Sidney Jones ("soreness") suffered a setback and will be sidelined for minicamp.

The Eagles haven't clarified the area of Jones' "soreness," only saying it's in Jones' "lower body." Jones missed his entire rookie season with a torn Achilles'. Early-round draft picks who miss their rookie years have struggled to find long-term success. Jones was said to be standing out at slot corner before the hiccup. The Eagles haven't said whether they anticipate Jones being all systems go for training camp.
Jun 13 - 9:55 PM

Eagles placed LB Paul Worrilow (knee) on injured reserve.

Worrilow went down with a torn ACL early in OTAs. He'll miss all of 2018 on IR. 28-year-old Worrilow has depth and special teams value, but may struggle for interest next offseason.
Jun 13 - 4:51 PM

Eagles assistant head coach/RBs coach Duce Staley suggested Jay Ajayi will be the workhorse this season.

"I'm pretty sure that Jay is excited about being able to go out there and dominate and being able to be that guy," Staley said. "Just him being focused, coming in, knowing he's the guy, knowing he's the guy that's going to step up there and just put everything on his back and ride with him." The Eagles have utilized a committee backfield thus far under Doug Pederson, but Ajayi did average 14 carries a game over his final six including the playoffs last season. With LeGarrette Blount gone, it is not out of the question Ajayi sees 250 carries this year.
Jun 12 - 8:54 AM

Eagles DE Michael Bennett reported for the start of minicamp.

The veteran skipped the majority of the offseason program, but he will attend the mandatory session this week. More important than his participation in offseason practices is his pending legal situation. Bennett was indicted on a felony charge after an incident at Super Bowl 51 in which he allegedly injured a 66-year-old paraplegic woman. Bennett's lawyer said the case against his client is "ludicrous."
Jun 12 - 8:44 AM

According to Philly Voice's Jimmy Kempski, Mike Wallace has "looked the part" at OTAs.

Wallace turns 32 this summer and signed a one-year, $1.915 million deal with the Eagles in March despite a relatively productive two years in Baltimore despite playing with Joe Flacco and Ryan Mallett. Wallace should be locked into No. 3 receiver duties ahead of Mack Hollins and Shelton Gibson.
Jun 8 - 12:49 PM


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