Why trading Evan Mathis would be a bad idea for the Eagles

Pretty much every household name from the Andy Reid Era is gone from the Philadelphia Eagles. DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin, LeSean McCoy, Nick Foles, Trent Cole and Todd Herremans are all gone. Will G Evan Mathis be added to that list this offseason? It was reported a couple weeks ago that Mathis was on the trading block, a move that baffled me and almost everyone else related to the Eagles. A bunch of teams apparently showed … Continue reading

Links of the week: assessing the state of the Eagles roster

The craziness of free agency has passed, and now the smoke has settled. The Eagles are left with a much different roster already than last year, and I expect more moves to be made during the draft. To be honest, I’m not really sure if the roster has gotten better since the beginning of the offseason, but nonetheless, it’s important to assess where the Eagles are in terms of their roster. Here are some links … Continue reading

Eagles additions and subtractions: tracking all the players the team has brought in and let go

There’s absolutely no doubt that this offseason has been one of the craziest in Eagles history. Chip Kelly was given the reins at the beginning of the offseason to essentially do whatever he wants, and he’s doing exactly that. He’s getting rid of players that were the key players of the Andy Reid Era and finding a new group of guys that are “perfect fits” for his system, no matter what position. No player on … Continue reading

Is Chip Kelly scaring free agents away? Looking back at yesterday’s moves and future ones

It didn’t fully occur to me until yesterday, but is it possible that Chip Kelly is scaring people away with the way he’s trying to build his team? I mean, he’s let go of DeSean Jackson, LeSean McCoy and Jeremy Maclin in the past two seasons, all of whom are Pro Bowl caliber talents. He’s replaced them with cheaper, younger guys (in some cases), but some people questions his “scheme over players” ideology. Here’s what … Continue reading

Fallout of Eagles roster moves yesterday: what does this mean?

The Eagles definitely had the busiest day in yesterday among the entire NFL, signing people, missing out on signing people, and apparently being linked to trades with other people. It is absolutely crazy, and free agency hasn’t even started yet. Yesterday was part of the period of time in which teams can talk with free agents and work out deals, but nothing becomes official until Tuesday when free agency actually starts. There’s a lot to … Continue reading

Links of the week: Eagles in process of big roster changes

The Eagles dropped a bomb on the entire world this past week when they decided to trade their star running back LeSean McCoy to the Bills for LB Kiko Alonso. While that trade technically can’t go through until next Tuesday, it’s likely going to remain intact and change the Eagles’ offense completely. Chip Kelly wants to take this team to the next level, but he’s not worried about doing it in an unorthodox way. Here … Continue reading

Eagles agree to trade LeSean McCoy for Kiko Alonso, cut Cole and Williams

Chip Kelly was wearing a Sam Hinkie costume yesterday as he made a series of big moves to the roster, the biggest of which was trading the team’s star running back LeSean McCoy to the Bills for LB Kiko Alonso. It’s been a little while since the deal actually happened and I still haven’t fully comprehended what they’ve done. I can’t say I’m 100% surprised that they dumped him, but the inner Eagles fan in me … Continue reading

Links of the week: cap casualties continue, free agent interest expands

Preparation for free agency is heating up around the league as teams have already begun to cut some high-priced veterans to clear some more cap space. The Eagles are among those teams, releasing their second player in as many weeks. They are definitely gearing up to make a couple important signings, and they’ll have to make some big decisions about the future of their franchise, especially defensively. Here are some links from the past week … Continue reading

Links of the week: Eagles prepare for Combine, begin to make roster moves

This is week two of the “lull” period of the NFL offseason, but teams still continue to make some moves and move forward in their evaluations of players for the NFL Draft. This week, the Eagles released their first player, had a player wrongly arrested for indecent exposure and hypothetically traded all their 2015 draft picks to get Marcus Mariota. Sounds like an interesting week to me. Props to the blog Bleeding Green Nation this … Continue reading

Eagles 2015 free agents: stay or go

While the Eagles don’t have a ton of players on their team whose contracts are expiring, they definitely have some big names on that list. Guys like Jeremy Maclin and Brandon Graham should both get paid this offseason regardless of the team they end up on. It seems most likely that Maclin will re-sign and Graham will go elsewhere, but nothing is final. Here are all of the guys on the roster who have expiring … Continue reading