Philadelphia Eagles

Stadium: Lincoln Financial Field | Coach: Chip Kelly
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense5th124.5 (9th)272.2 (6th)
Defense28th110.7 (15th)264.9 (31st)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
51Acho, Emmanuel ILB6-224011/10/19904Texas
0Agholor, Nelson WR6-01985/24/1993RUSC
16Ajirotutu, Seyi WR6-32156/12/19876Fresno State
94Allen, Beau DT6-233311/14/19912Wisconsin
50Alonso, Kiko LB6-32388/14/19902Oregon
68Andrews, Josh G6-23116/21/19911Oregon State
19Austin, Miles WR6-22156/30/198410Monmouth (N.J.)
93Bair, Brandon DE6-629011/24/19843Oregon
76Barbre, Allen T6-43106/22/19848Missouri Southern State
2Barkley, Matt QB6-22279/8/19903USC
41Barner, Kenjon RB5-91954/28/19892Oregon
98Barwin, Connor OLB6-426410/15/19867Cincinnati
30Biggers, E.J. DB6-01856/13/19877Western Michigan
22Boykin, Brandon CB5-101857/13/19904Georgia
8Bradford, Sam QB6-422411/8/19876Oklahoma
56Braman, Bryan LB6-52415/4/19875West Texas A&M
47Burton, Trey TE6-323510/29/19912Florida
23Carroll, Nolan CB6-12051/18/19876Maryland
87Celek, Brent TE6-42551/25/19859Cincinnati
14Cooper, Riley WR6-42309/9/19876Florida
21Couplin, Jerome DB6-12158/31/19912William & Mary
91Cox, Fletcher DE6-430012/13/19904Mississippi State
75Curry, Vinny DE6-32796/30/19884Marshall
46Dorenbos, Jon LS6-02507/21/198013Texas-El Paso
86Ertz, Zach TE6-525011/10/19903Stanford
 Evans, Randall CB6-019012/26/1991RKansas State
66Gardner, Andrew G6-63084/4/19866Georgia Tech
53Goode, Najee ILB6-02446/4/19894West Virginia
77Graf, Kevin T6-63096/17/19911USC
55Graham, Brandon LB6-22654/3/19886Michigan
97Hart, Taylor DE6-62812/22/19912Oregon
57Hepburn, Brandon LB6-423512/6/19891Florida A&M
0Hicks, Jordan OLB6-2244//4No College
11Huff, Josh WR5-1120610/14/19912Oregon
27Jenkins, Malcolm FS6-020412/20/19877Ohio State
65Johnson, Lane T6-63175/8/19903Oklahoma
59Jones, Brad LB6-32424/1/19867Colorado
8Jones, Donnie P6-22217/5/198012Louisiana State
62Kelce, Jason C6-329511/5/19875Cincinnati
74Keliikipi, Wade NT6-23037/21/19911Oregon
67Kelly, Dennis G6-83211/16/19904Purdue
95Kendricks, Mychal ILB6-02409/28/19904California
4Kinne, G.J. QB6-221812/1/19881Tulsa
96Logan, Bennie NT6-231512/28/19893Louisiana State
57Long, Travis OLB6-42557/24/19912Washington State
88Maehl, Jeff WR6-01843/16/19893Oregon
42Maragos, Chris FS5-102001/6/19876Wisconsin
24Mathews, Ryan RB6-022010/10/19876Fresno State
69Mathis, Evan G6-529811/1/198111Alabama
81Matthews, Jordan WR6-32127/16/19922Vanderbilt
41Maxwell, Byron DB6-12072/23/19885Clemson
 Mihalik, Brian DE6-92958/21/1992RBoston College
63Molk, David C6-129012/15/19883Michigan
84Murphy, Will WR6-21935/15/19901Oregon
29Murray, DeMarco RB6-02172/12/19885Oklahoma
1Parkey, Cody K6-01932/19/19922Auburn
71Peters, Jason T6-43281/22/198212Arkansas
10Pratt, Quron WR5-111954/25/19911Rutgers
33Prosinski, Chris SS6-12084/28/19875Wyoming
30Reynolds, Ed SAF6-120610/18/19911Stanford
0Rowe, Eric CB6-120510/3/1992RUtah
59Ryans, DeMeco ILB6-12477/28/198410Alabama
3Sanchez, Mark QB6-222511/11/19867USC
0Shepherd, JaCorey CB5-11199//RKansas
16Smith, Brad (FA) WR6-221312/12/198310Missouri
90Smith, Marcus LB6-32513/31/19922Louisville
43Sproles, Darren RB5-61906/20/198311Kansas State
5Tebow, Tim QB6-32368/14/19874Florida
72Thornton, Cedric DE6-43096/21/19884Southern Arkansas
24Thurmond, Walter DB5-111908/12/19876Oregon
64Tobin, Matt G6-62906/5/19903Iowa
39Tucker, Matthew RB6-12275/24/19912Texas Christian
61Vandervelde, Julian G6-230010/7/19874Iowa
37Watkins, Jaylen CB5-1119411/27/19912Florida
28Wolff, Earl SS5-1121012/15/19893North Carolina State
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
Philadelphia6-4309.26-3301.226.22234
 
 
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Position Listing
Jerome Couplin
News
The Eagles declared quarterback Nick Foles (collarbone), cornerback Bradley Fletcher (hip), safety Jerome Couplin, wideout Jeff Maehl, offensive linemen Dennis Kelly and Julian Vandervelde, and defensive end Taylor Hart inactive for Sunday's game at the Giants.

With Fletcher inactive, corner Nolan Carroll will start.

Seyi Ajirotutu
News
The Eagles have agreed to one-year deals with cornerback E.J. Biggers and wide receiver Seyi Ajirotutu, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Biggers spent the last two seasons with the Redskins after joining the Buccaneers in 2009. Over his six-year career, the 27-year-old has compiled 235 total tackles, 34 passes defensed, four interceptions and two forced fumbles.

Ajirotutu, 27, was a special teams ace for the Chargers for four of the last five seasons. As a receiver, he has 24 receptions for 420 yards and three touchdowns.

Eric Rowe
News
Eagles second-round draft pick Eric Rowe met the media, and the defensive back from Utah sounded confident he'll be able to start immediately. 

"It is a really good opportunity for me to come in and play right away," Rowe said Saturday , per NJ.com. "I'm kind of fortunate that it's not a situation that I'm behind [Darrell] Revis." 

Rowe could play corner or sfaety. He doesn't have a preference. 

"I hope that wherever they place me that that's where I stay the whole season," he said. "Just so I can focus on it. If it happens that I need to switch out of necessity, I'll happily do it."

Brandon Hepburn
News
The Eagles signed linebacker Brandon Hepburn and offensive lineman Tyler Hoover to the practice squad Tuesday and released linebacker Colton Underwood.
Earl Wolff
News
Eagles safety Earl Wolff told reporters he underwent "mini-micro fracture" surgery on his injured knee, according to the Delaware News Journal. Wolff, who was placed on injured reserve, is expected to be fully recovered by the end of April.
Nelson Agholor
News
Eagles first-round pick Nelson Algholor knew where he wanted to play from the moment he took his pre-draft visit to Philadelphia. 

"When I got here, I kind of evaluated the way they did things, and I knew if I ended up in an organization, I wanted it to resemble the way they do things," Algholor said, per PhiladelphiaEagles.com. "I really wanted it to be in this place, with this coaching staff, and these people."

"It all starts with the people," Agholor continued. "We have truly special people here. The coaching staff, the players that they bring in to this organization and even the guys that work beneath the coaching staff - they're all really good people. I felt like that's where I wanted to be."

Ed Reynolds
News
The Eagles announced their final cuts to trim the roster to 53 players Saturday.

The following players were all released Saturday: linebackers Emmanuel Acho and Josh Kaddu; defensive linemen Wade Keliikipi and Damion Square; defensive backs Curtis Marsh, Roc Carmichael, Keelan Johnson and Ed Reynolds; quarterback G.J. Kinne; running backs Kenjon Barner (waived/injured), Henry Josey and Matthew Tucker; wide receiver Ifeanyi Momah, Quron Pratt, Will Murphy and Damaris Johnson ; kicker Alex Henery; and offensive linemen Kevin Graf and Josh Andrews.

The team also added wide receiver Arrelious Benn (back) and linebacker Travis Long (knee) to injured reserve. 

E.J. Biggers
News
The Eagles have agreed to one-year deals with cornerback E.J. Biggers and wide receiver Seyi Ajirotutu, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Biggers spent the last two seasons with the Redskins after joining the Buccaneers in 2009. Over his six-year career, the 27-year-old has compiled 235 total tackles, 34 passes defensed, four interceptions and two forced fumbles.

Ajirotutu, 27, was a special teams ace for the Chargers for four of the last five seasons. As a receiver, he has 24 receptions for 420 yards and three touchdowns.

Taylor Hart
News
The Eagles declared quarterback Nick Foles (collarbone), cornerback Bradley Fletcher (hip), safety Jerome Couplin, wideout Jeff Maehl, offensive linemen Dennis Kelly and Julian Vandervelde, and defensive end Taylor Hart inactive for Sunday's game at the Giants.

With Fletcher inactive, corner Nolan Carroll will start.

Travis Long
News
The Eagles announced their final cuts to trim the roster to 53 players Saturday.

The following players were all released Saturday: linebackers Emmanuel Acho and Josh Kaddu; defensive linemen Wade Keliikipi and Damion Square; defensive backs Curtis Marsh, Roc Carmichael, Keelan Johnson and Ed Reynolds; quarterback G.J. Kinne; running backs Kenjon Barner (waived/injured), Henry Josey and Matthew Tucker; wide receiver Ifeanyi Momah, Quron Pratt, Will Murphy and Damaris Johnson ; kicker Alex Henery; and offensive linemen Kevin Graf and Josh Andrews.

The team also added wide receiver Arrelious Benn (back) and linebacker Travis Long (knee) to injured reserve. 

Injury
Knee - Questionable for start of training camp
Brad Jones
News
The Eagles have signed linebacker Brad Jones to a two-year contract, the team announced Monday.

Jones played all 70 snaps in the Packers' season opener last year but was a part-time player for the remainder of the season. He saw just seven of the team's 56 defensive snaps in a divisional-round win over the Cowboys and did not play in the NFC Championship. Jones played in 13 games in all last season, recording 16 tackles and forcing one fumble.

Mychal Kendricks
News
Eagles rookie receiver Jordan Matthews is active for Sunday's game at the Giants after being listed as probable with a knee injury. Also suiting up for Philly are outside linebacker Trent Cole (hand), defensive tackle Beau Allen (shoulder), defensive end Brandon Bair (knee), tight end Trey Burton (back), linebacker Mychal Kendricks (ankle) and safety Chris Maragos.
David Molk
News
Eagles center Jason Kelce, who's coming back from sports hernia surgery, is among the team's inactives Sunday at Arizona. David Molk will continue to fill in.

Also sitting out are running back Darren Sproles (knee), wideout Brad Smith (groin), quarterback Matt Barkley, offensive lineman Dennis Kelly and defensive end Taylor Hart.
Connor Barwin
News
Eagles outside linebacker Connor Barwin has restructured his contract to remain with the team, he said in a tweet Wednesday.

Barwin spent his first four seasons with the Texans before joining the Eagles in 2013. Last year he had a career-high 14.5 sacks. In six seasons in the NFL he has recorded 232 total tackles, 38.5 sacks, one interception and four forced fumbles.

Sam Bradford
News
The trade rumors involving Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford on draft day either proved to be false or potential deals simply fell through. Either way, Chip Kelly has announced the the team is discussing a contract extension with agent Tom Condon, according to NJ.com.

Kelly added that there was no truth to the rumors that the Eagles were seeking to unload Bradford to the highest bidder.

"We never discussed players," Kelly said.

Bradford is set to play out the final year of his rookie contract that will pay bim $12.9 million. Injuries have hampered his career. He missed all of last season after playing in just seven games in 2013.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for start of training camp
DeMeco Ryans
News
The Eagles signed linebacker DeMeco Ryans to a one-year contract extension, the team announced on Monday. 

The deal keeps Ryans under contract to the team through the 2016 season. 

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Ryans receives a $2.5 million signing bonus, and his 2015 salary is reduced from $6.9 million to about $2 million, giving the Eagles more salary cap flexibility. 

Injury
Achilles - Questionable for start of season
Jeff Maehl
News
The Eagles declared quarterback Nick Foles (collarbone), cornerback Bradley Fletcher (hip), safety Jerome Couplin, wideout Jeff Maehl, offensive linemen Dennis Kelly and Julian Vandervelde, and defensive end Taylor Hart inactive for Sunday's game at the Giants.

With Fletcher inactive, corner Nolan Carroll will start.

Malcolm Jenkins
News
Eagles free safety Malcolm Jenkins, whose thievery has resulted in one interception in each of the last three games, has earned the praise of Chip Kelly.

"We've said since day one, (he) can play anywhere," Kelly told Eagles Insider. "He's been unbelievable since he arrived here."

Jenkins has shown off his range this season. Each of his picks have been snagged on a different part of the field. The veteran has more interceptions in four games this year than he has in any of his five previous full seasons.

Kenjon Barner
News
The Eagles announced their final cuts to trim the roster to 53 players Saturday.

The following players were all released Saturday: linebackers Emmanuel Acho and Josh Kaddu; defensive linemen Wade Keliikipi and Damion Square; defensive backs Curtis Marsh, Roc Carmichael, Keelan Johnson and Ed Reynolds; quarterback G.J. Kinne; running backs Kenjon Barner (waived/injured), Henry Josey and Matthew Tucker; wide receiver Ifeanyi Momah, Quron Pratt, Will Murphy and Damaris Johnson ; kicker Alex Henery; and offensive linemen Kevin Graf and Josh Andrews.

The team also added wide receiver Arrelious Benn (back) and linebacker Travis Long (knee) to injured reserve. 

Brandon Bair
News
Eagles rookie receiver Jordan Matthews is active for Sunday's game at the Giants after being listed as probable with a knee injury. Also suiting up for Philly are outside linebacker Trent Cole (hand), defensive tackle Beau Allen (shoulder), defensive end Brandon Bair (knee), tight end Trey Burton (back), linebacker Mychal Kendricks (ankle) and safety Chris Maragos.
Beau Allen
News
Eagles rookie receiver Jordan Matthews is active for Sunday's game at the Giants after being listed as probable with a knee injury. Also suiting up for Philly are outside linebacker Trent Cole (hand), defensive tackle Beau Allen (shoulder), defensive end Brandon Bair (knee), tight end Trey Burton (back), linebacker Mychal Kendricks (ankle) and safety Chris Maragos.
JaCorey Shepherd
No Updates
Allen Barbre
News
The Eagles placed offensive lineman Allen Barbre (ankle) and linebacker Najee Goode (pectoral) on injured reserve Tuesday. Guard Evan Mathis (knee) was also placed on injured reserve with a designation to return.
Matthew Tucker
News
The Eagles announced their final cuts to trim the roster to 53 players Saturday.

The following players were all released Saturday: linebackers Emmanuel Acho and Josh Kaddu; defensive linemen Wade Keliikipi and Damion Square; defensive backs Curtis Marsh, Roc Carmichael, Keelan Johnson and Ed Reynolds; quarterback G.J. Kinne; running backs Kenjon Barner (waived/injured), Henry Josey and Matthew Tucker; wide receiver Ifeanyi Momah, Quron Pratt, Will Murphy and Damaris Johnson ; kicker Alex Henery; and offensive linemen Kevin Graf and Josh Andrews.

The team also added wide receiver Arrelious Benn (back) and linebacker Travis Long (knee) to injured reserve. 

Zach Ertz
News
Eagles coach Chip Kelly believes he can get a lot more out of tight end Zach Ertz, who caught 58 passes for 702 yards and three touchdowns last year. "I still think there's a big jump that can happen between Year 2 and 3," Kelly said, per the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Ertz played just half the snaps last season because he didn't block as well as tight end Brett Celek. With wideout Jeremy Maclin's departure via free agency, Philly could lean more on Ertz's receiving skills in 2015.

Andrew Gardner
News
Eagles right guard Matt Tobin, who suffered a concussion Week 11, has been cleared and is practicing Thursday, reports Philly.com. Still, Andrew Gardner took the first-team reps at right guard, the report added.
Darren Sproles
News
Eagles head coach Chip Kelly told reporters at the NFL meetings on Wednesday that he would like to get running back Darren Sproles on the field more often in 2015, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

The Eagles recently signed running backs DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews in free agency.

Sproles came over from the Saints after beginning his career with the Chargers. Over his 10-year career, he has rushed for 2,550 yards and 17 touchdowns. As an option as a receiver out of the backfield, he has 418 receptions for 3,768 yards and 27 touchdowns. 

Bryan Braman
News
The Eagles signed former Texans linebacker Bryan Braman to a two-year, $3.15 million deal, including $1 million guaranteed, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Josh Andrews
News
The Eagles announced their final cuts to trim the roster to 53 players Saturday.

The following players were all released Saturday: linebackers Emmanuel Acho and Josh Kaddu; defensive linemen Wade Keliikipi and Damion Square; defensive backs Curtis Marsh, Roc Carmichael, Keelan Johnson and Ed Reynolds; quarterback G.J. Kinne; running backs Kenjon Barner (waived/injured), Henry Josey and Matthew Tucker; wide receiver Ifeanyi Momah, Quron Pratt, Will Murphy and Damaris Johnson ; kicker Alex Henery; and offensive linemen Kevin Graf and Josh Andrews.

The team also added wide receiver Arrelious Benn (back) and linebacker Travis Long (knee) to injured reserve. 

Jaylen Watkins
News
Eagles cornerback Nolan Carroll left the game at the Giants in the third quarter to be evaluated for a concussion. He had four tackles and two passes defensed before getting hurt.

Corner Jaylen Watkins replaced Carroll.

Brandon Graham
News
The Eagles re-signed outside linebacker Brandon Graham to a four-year, $26 million deal with $14 million guaranteed, reports Birds 24/7. Graham chose Philly over the Giants.

"I'm just happy to be back with the Eagles," Graham told the website.

Graham, 26, is a rising star who registered 46 tackles, 5.5 sacks and four forced fumbles as a part-time player last season. The 6-2, 265-pounder has not missed a game in the past three years.

The Eagles announced it as a four-year deal without specifying the money involved.

Randall Evans
No Updates
Evan Mathis
News
Eagles coach Chip Kelly said that the team hasn't received any offers for disgruntled offensive lineman Evan Mathis in the last two years. 

Kelly confirmed that the team gave Mathis' agent, Drew Rosenhaus, permission to seek a trade, per Philly.com

"That's through his agent and him," Kelly said on Saturday. "They've asked if he could renegotiate a contract and see what he could get, and we've obliged him with that, but we've never had an offer." 

Kelly said he didn't know if Mathis would be back with the Eagles next season. "That's a question for Evan," he said.

Cedric Thornton
News
Defensive tackle Cedric Thornton will remain with the Eagles in 2015, signing a one-year restricted free agent contract with the team on Monday, according to BleedingGreenNation.com.

The deal is a one-year tender worth approximately $2.356 million.

Thornton has been a starter for the Eagles for the last two seasons.
Josh Huff
News
Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin caught four of his five targets for a team-high 98 yards in his team's 38-27 loss to the Cowboys in Week 15.

Maclin's highlight came courtesy of a bad decision by his defender, who went for an interception despite having no help behind him. Maclin hauled in the catch and then followed a teammate blocking the one defender remaining between him and the goal line but was dragged down at the one-yard line on the 72-yard play.

Tight end Brent Celek racked up 52 yards while catching four of his six targets. Rookie Josh Huff received just one target but hauled it in across the middle and weaved his way toward the sideline for a 44-yard gain. Tight end Zach Ertz contributed three catches for 32 yards, while wide receiver Riley Cooper managed 17 yards on two receptions. Rookie Jordan Matthews recorded just one target but didn't catch it.

The Eagles will look to rebound against the Redskins in Week 16.

Brandon Boykin
News
The Eagles are almost completely healthy for their Sunday game against Tennessee. Only quarterback Nick Foles (collarbone) will be red-lighted. All of his teammates should play.

Included are probables such as defensive end Brandon Bair (elbow), cornerback Brandon Boykin (hamstring), center Jason Kelce (thumb), linebacker Mychal Kendricks (calf/hamstring) and wideout Jeff Maehl (foot).

Vinny Curry
News
The Eagles sacked Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith five times in Week 3, in a 26-16 loss. Three of those sacks came from a trio of specialists, as linebackers Vinny Curry and Brandon Graham, as well as defensive lineman Trent Cole each picked up a sack as their lone tackles of the game.
Wade Keliikipi
News
The Eagles announced their final cuts to trim the roster to 53 players Saturday.

The following players were all released Saturday: linebackers Emmanuel Acho and Josh Kaddu; defensive linemen Wade Keliikipi and Damion Square; defensive backs Curtis Marsh, Roc Carmichael, Keelan Johnson and Ed Reynolds; quarterback G.J. Kinne; running backs Kenjon Barner (waived/injured), Henry Josey and Matthew Tucker; wide receiver Ifeanyi Momah, Quron Pratt, Will Murphy and Damaris Johnson ; kicker Alex Henery; and offensive linemen Kevin Graf and Josh Andrews.

The team also added wide receiver Arrelious Benn (back) and linebacker Travis Long (knee) to injured reserve. 

Bennie Logan
News
The Eagles have ruled quarterback Nick Foles (collarbone) and linebacker Trent Cole (hand) out for Saturday's contest against Washington, according to the team's final injury report. Outside of Foles and Cole, the Eagles enter Week 16 relatively healthy.

Linebacker Emmanuel Acho (groin), defensive tackle Beau Allen (shoulder), defensive end Brandon Bair (knee), tight end Brent Celek (neck), defensive tackle Bennie Logan (pectoral), safety Chris Maragos (hamstring), wide receiver Jordan Matthews (knee), kicker Cody Parkey (right groin) and running back Chris Polk (ankle) were labeled as probable.

Lane Johnson
News
Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson, who's returned from his four-game PED suspension, is in "great shape" according to offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur, reports Philly.com. Johnson is expected to start Sunday against the Rams.

"We'll put him in there and get him going," Shurmur said.

Kevin Graf
News
The Eagles announced Monday they activated tackle Lane Johnson from the reserve/suspended list. To clear a roster spot, tackle Kevin Graf was released.
Riley Cooper
News
For as productive as Jeremy Maclin and Jordan Matthews have been in the second half of the season, neither seemed to be a big target for quarterback Mark Sanchez in Week 16 at Washington. Tight end Zach Ertz got all the targets for the Eagles, but wide receiver Riley Cooper scored the touchdowns, hauling in a 3-yard slant late in the second quarter and making a leaping 16-yard grab early in the fourth. He finished with five catches for 53 yards.

Cooper entered the game with just one touchdown all season, and he hadn't topped 50 yards since Week 8 at Arizona. Matthews, a rookie, had seemingly overtaken him in the pecking order, but now Matthews has averaged just 33.0 receiving yards in his last four games.

The bigger upset for Cooper in Week 16 was outperforming Maclin, who had four catches for 62 yards. Maclin had only one fewer target than Cooper, though, and still finished with more yardage, so you have little reason to believe Cooper is now the preferred option. He and Matthews may be 2A and 2B, though, which makes both hard to trust Week 17 at the Giants.

Chris Prosinski
News
The Eagles have signed strong safety Chris Prosinski to a two-year contract worth $1,048 million, per ESPN, which is further reporting that none of it is guaranteed.

Prosinski was picked up by Philadelphia recently after losing his spot with Jacksonville in late September. He played in three games early this year before losing time to an elbow/triceps strain.

Matt Tobin
News
Eagles right guard Matt Tobin, who suffered a concussion Week 11, has been cleared and is practicing Thursday, reports Philly.com. Still, Andrew Gardner took the first-team reps at right guard, the report added.
Miles Austin
News
The Eagles announced Tuesday that they have signed wide receiver Miles Austin to a one-year contract. The deal was reported Monday and became official Tuesday after Austin, who caught 47 passes for 568 yards with two touchdowns in 2014, passed his physical.

"It just seemed like it was the right thing to do," Austin said on a conference call, per ESPN.. "The team’s already great, obviously, without me. I just figured it was something I wanted to be a part of and join in and go in, full swing, and be a part of it. I grew up in Jersey, so that was part of the decision process."

Austin said the "opportunity to win" was the primary factor that led to him signing with the Eagles. His former Cowboys teammate DeMarco Murray also joined the team this offseason.

"Obviously, me and DeMarco are really close," Austin said. "So I was in communication with him as a friend when he was figuring out what he was doing in his process of being a free agent. Me and him, we were talking back and forth when he signed up with Philly. He was telling me how he experienced coming in and speaking with the coaches. It kind of reaffirmed all the positive thoughts I already had."

Matt Barkley
News
The Eagles would trade third-year quarterback Matt Barkley for a late-round draft pick, reports ESPN's Chris Mortensen. Barkley has appeared in four career games, accounting for five turnovers and zero touchdowns.
Kiko Alonso
News
Eagles linebacker DeMeco Ryans likes the changes that the team has made to its defense in the offseason.

"We got better on the outside, which we struggled at last year,” Ryans said, per ESPN. “We had a lot of struggles there on the outside at the corner position, so I feel we've upgraded there with (Byron) Maxwell , a guy that you've seen make a lot of plays for the Seahawks. A guy like Kiko (Alonso), who his rookie year was a really outstanding player, up for defensive rookie of the year, a playmaker all over the field, and another guy in (Walter) Thurmond , who is expected to definitely push guys to be the starting corner on the other side. So I feel like we upgraded at a lot of positions, and I feel like it's really going to improve our defense."

Injury
Knee - Questionable for start of season
Walter Thurmond
News
Eagles linebacker DeMeco Ryans likes the changes that the team has made to its defense in the offseason.

"We got better on the outside, which we struggled at last year,” Ryans said, per ESPN. “We had a lot of struggles there on the outside at the corner position, so I feel we've upgraded there with (Byron) Maxwell , a guy that you've seen make a lot of plays for the Seahawks. A guy like Kiko (Alonso), who his rookie year was a really outstanding player, up for defensive rookie of the year, a playmaker all over the field, and another guy in (Walter) Thurmond , who is expected to definitely push guys to be the starting corner on the other side. So I feel like we upgraded at a lot of positions, and I feel like it's really going to improve our defense."

Najee Goode
News
The Eagles placed offensive lineman Allen Barbre (ankle) and linebacker Najee Goode (pectoral) on injured reserve Tuesday. Guard Evan Mathis (knee) was also placed on injured reserve with a designation to return.
Jordan Hicks
No Updates
Will Murphy
News
The Eagles announced their final cuts to trim the roster to 53 players Saturday.

The following players were all released Saturday: linebackers Emmanuel Acho and Josh Kaddu; defensive linemen Wade Keliikipi and Damion Square; defensive backs Curtis Marsh, Roc Carmichael, Keelan Johnson and Ed Reynolds; quarterback G.J. Kinne; running backs Kenjon Barner (waived/injured), Henry Josey and Matthew Tucker; wide receiver Ifeanyi Momah, Quron Pratt, Will Murphy and Damaris Johnson ; kicker Alex Henery; and offensive linemen Kevin Graf and Josh Andrews.

The team also added wide receiver Arrelious Benn (back) and linebacker Travis Long (knee) to injured reserve. 

Quron Pratt
News
The Eagles announced their final cuts to trim the roster to 53 players Saturday.

The following players were all released Saturday: linebackers Emmanuel Acho and Josh Kaddu; defensive linemen Wade Keliikipi and Damion Square; defensive backs Curtis Marsh, Roc Carmichael, Keelan Johnson and Ed Reynolds; quarterback G.J. Kinne; running backs Kenjon Barner (waived/injured), Henry Josey and Matthew Tucker; wide receiver Ifeanyi Momah, Quron Pratt, Will Murphy and Damaris Johnson ; kicker Alex Henery; and offensive linemen Kevin Graf and Josh Andrews.

The team also added wide receiver Arrelious Benn (back) and linebacker Travis Long (knee) to injured reserve. 

Donnie Jones
News
The Eagles signed punter Donnie Jones to a three-year deal and released safety Patrick Chung, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Mark Sanchez
News
The Browns believe they have a good chance to trade for Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford before the start of Thursday's NFL Draft, a source told Peter King of Sports Illustrated on Wednesday.

Philadelphia acquired Bradford and a 2015 fifth-round pick from the Rams in exchange for quarterback Nick Foles, a 2015 fourth-round pick and a 2016 second-round pick back in March. Bradford missed all of last season due to his second torn ACL in as many years.

St. Louis coach Jeff Fisher confirmed to reporters after the deal that the Browns tried to trade for Bradford before the Rams and Eagles agreed to a trade.

Soon after the trade was completed, Philadelphia coach Chip Kelly dispelled the notion that he will trade up for Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, reiterating that Sam Bradford and Mark Sanchez are his quarterbacks for 2015.

"We didn't bring Sam in here to be a [trading] chip," Kelly said back in March.

The Eagles and the Titans are expected to deliberate at some point before the draft on Thursday. If Kelly sends Bradford to Cleveland, then all signs would point toward the Eagles making a run to acquire the No. 2 overall pick of the draft for Mariota.

A team has traded up for a quarterback in Round 1 in 11 of the past 12 drafts, per Chris Sprow of ESPN.

Julian Vandervelde
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The Eagles declared quarterback Nick Foles (collarbone), cornerback Bradley Fletcher (hip), safety Jerome Couplin, wideout Jeff Maehl, offensive linemen Dennis Kelly and Julian Vandervelde, and defensive end Taylor Hart inactive for Sunday's game at the Giants.

With Fletcher inactive, corner Nolan Carroll will start.

Ryan Mathews
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Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie said the team traded running back LeSean McCoy to the Bills and replaced him with DeMarco Murray because Murray better fits Chip Kelly's system, reports Eagles 24/7.

"We’ve been talking about the asset value of LeSean for a long time because he wasn’t the style of runner that Chip prefers, but a great player," Lurie said.

"Getting players that fit more of what he’s all about in terms of their style of play. LeSean McCoy is a great running back -- all-time franchise leader. Great guy in every way. To maximize his power spread offense, he’s always admired the one-cut runners. That’s what he admired.

"You’ve gotta let a coach try to bring in the players that fit best what he’s all about to maximize what he’s trying to accomplish. It really boils down to that. You have a decision as an owner: Do you want to fight that? Or do want to adopt it? I went all out to try and get Chip as the coach, and I’m really happy we did. He’s got a great potential future, and I’m happy to be able to provide him the resources to be able to maximize what he’s all about."

The Eagles also signed running back Ryan Mathews in free agency, who is closer in style to Murray than McCoy.

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Brent Celek
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The Eagles received contributions from several role players in a Week 16 defeat to Washington.

Darren Sproles registered 67 yards of total offensive. He took four handoffs for 24 yards and caught six of nine targets for 43 yards. Jordan Matthews was limited to only three grabs on five targets for 58 yards. Brent Celek caught his lone target for 15 yards.

Nolan Carroll
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Eagles cornerback Nolan Carroll, who left in the third quarter against the Giants to get checked for a concussion, returned in the fourth quarter. Carroll started the game in place of corner Bradley Fletcher (hip).
Brad Smith
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Most of the Eagles who were probable on the injury report are active for Monday's game against the Panthers. The list includes center Jason Kelce (hernia), guard Evan Mathis (knee), safety Nate Allen (hamstring), linebacker Mychal Kendricks (calf) and wideout Brad Smith (groin).
Emmanuel Acho
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The Eagles have ruled quarterback Nick Foles (collarbone) and linebacker Trent Cole (hand) out for Saturday's contest against Washington, according to the team's final injury report. Outside of Foles and Cole, the Eagles enter Week 16 relatively healthy.

Linebacker Emmanuel Acho (groin), defensive tackle Beau Allen (shoulder), defensive end Brandon Bair (knee), tight end Brent Celek (neck), defensive tackle Bennie Logan (pectoral), safety Chris Maragos (hamstring), wide receiver Jordan Matthews (knee), kicker Cody Parkey (right groin) and running back Chris Polk (ankle) were labeled as probable.

Dennis Kelly
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The Eagles declared quarterback Nick Foles (collarbone), cornerback Bradley Fletcher (hip), safety Jerome Couplin, wideout Jeff Maehl, offensive linemen Dennis Kelly and Julian Vandervelde, and defensive end Taylor Hart inactive for Sunday's game at the Giants.

With Fletcher inactive, corner Nolan Carroll will start.

Jordan Matthews
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With Jeremy Maclin no longer in Philadelphia, a question remains as to how the Eagles will fill the void at receiver. 

As far as second-year wideout Jordan Matthews is concerned, that question is irrelevant. Speaking to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Matthews said the receiving corps that is still in Philadelphia will be able to pick up the slack

"People ask me about being the No. 1 wide receiver; forget it," Matthews said. "I want us to be a receiving corps. That's what I want it to be."

Matthews added that the perception a team needs a so-called No. 1 receiver is overblown, evidenced by the Patriots and Seahawks reaching the Super Bowl this past season. 

"I don't think one 'No. 1 wide receiver' was in the Super Bowl this year, but they're two Super Bowl-winning teams that have receiving corps that work their butts off, that block in the run game, that catch the ball when they have to," Matthews said. "Whatever public perception about what they think we should look like or what they think we need, if we go out there and put a product on the field that wins games, then we can change all perceptions."

Matthews finished the 2014 season with 872 yards and eight touchdowns. 

Byron Maxwell
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Eagles linebacker DeMeco Ryans likes the changes that the team has made to its defense in the offseason.

"We got better on the outside, which we struggled at last year,” Ryans said, per ESPN. “We had a lot of struggles there on the outside at the corner position, so I feel we've upgraded there with (Byron) Maxwell , a guy that you've seen make a lot of plays for the Seahawks. A guy like Kiko (Alonso), who his rookie year was a really outstanding player, up for defensive rookie of the year, a playmaker all over the field, and another guy in (Walter) Thurmond , who is expected to definitely push guys to be the starting corner on the other side. So I feel like we upgraded at a lot of positions, and I feel like it's really going to improve our defense."

Fletcher Cox
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The Eagles have reportedly exercised their fifth-year team option on defensive tackle Fletcher Cox, according to NFL Network.

Cox is entering his four season in Philadelphia, where he has missed just one game his career. Cox has totaled 109 tackles and 12 1/2 sacks in his three seasons with the club.

Trey Burton
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Eagles rookie receiver Jordan Matthews is active for Sunday's game at the Giants after being listed as probable with a knee injury. Also suiting up for Philly are outside linebacker Trent Cole (hand), defensive tackle Beau Allen (shoulder), defensive end Brandon Bair (knee), tight end Trey Burton (back), linebacker Mychal Kendricks (ankle) and safety Chris Maragos.
Jason Peters
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Eagles wideout Jordan Matthews (knee) and tight end Zach Ertz (oblique) are active for the game at Dallas after being listed as probable. Also suiting up for Philly are linebacker Emmanuel Acho (groin), safety Nate Allen (ankle), defensive end Brandon Bair (elbow), kicker Cody Parkey (groin) and left tackle Jason Peters (quadriceps).
Cody Parkey
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Eagles kicker Cody Parkey will replace Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski in Sunday's Pro Bowl, the team announced Monday. Parkey went 32 of 36 on field goals in 2014, including 4 of 4 from 50 yards or longer.

He is the first undrafted rookie kicker to be named to the Pro Bowl since 1989 when Broncos kicker David Treadwell was named.

Jason Kelce
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The Eagles are almost completely healthy for their Sunday game against Tennessee. Only quarterback Nick Foles (collarbone) will be red-lighted. All of his teammates should play.

Included are probables such as defensive end Brandon Bair (elbow), cornerback Brandon Boykin (hamstring), center Jason Kelce (thumb), linebacker Mychal Kendricks (calf/hamstring) and wideout Jeff Maehl (foot).

G.J. Kinne
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The Eagles announced their final cuts to trim the roster to 53 players Saturday.

The following players were all released Saturday: linebackers Emmanuel Acho and Josh Kaddu; defensive linemen Wade Keliikipi and Damion Square; defensive backs Curtis Marsh, Roc Carmichael, Keelan Johnson and Ed Reynolds; quarterback G.J. Kinne; running backs Kenjon Barner (waived/injured), Henry Josey and Matthew Tucker; wide receiver Ifeanyi Momah, Quron Pratt, Will Murphy and Damaris Johnson ; kicker Alex Henery; and offensive linemen Kevin Graf and Josh Andrews.

The team also added wide receiver Arrelious Benn (back) and linebacker Travis Long (knee) to injured reserve. 

Tim Tebow
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Eagles coach Chip Kelly thinks Tim Tebow could eventually develop into a quarterback and isn't just a camp arm, as Mark Sanchez said last month, according to NFL.com.

Tebow was signed in April as the fourth quarterback on the roster after the team traded for Sam Bradford and re-signed Sanchez.

"No, I think everybody here that we bring to our organization is here to compete for a job," Kelly said. "That's what Timmy is going to do. He's an unbelievable competitor. ... If we were just going to have guys throw drills, we'd take (Mike) Mayock in the offseason and bring him down here and let him throw to them."

Tebow hasn't played in the league since 2012.

DeMarco Murray
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Eagles running back DeMarco Murray was really hoping to remain with the Cowboys this offseason. So much so, he asked quarterback Tony Romo to take a pay cut to remain with the team, Romo said on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas on Tuesday, per the Dallas Morning News.

"DeMarco ended up asking me, 'Why don't you take a pay cut?' I said, 'I will. I would take a pay cut to go do this,'" Romo said. "I was like, 'They're going to restructure me.' That's the same thing in some ways, just for the salary cap purposes. He was like, 'OK, now we're back to being friends again.' I would take $5 million less if meant getting him back.

"He knew that. It was just funny how he was literally worried about that part of it for a week. I'm like, 'That's not the reason.' I'm like, 'Obviously I'll restructure. I would even take a pay cut.' He was like, 'OK, we can be friends again.' It's amazing what you think about in those moments."

Marcus Smith
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Eagles coach Tra Thomas wants rookie linebacker Marcus Smith to get stronger during the offseason. A lot stronger.

"He's definitely going to have to get a little stronger out there because when you look at even his body type, he has the build of like a high school athlete still -- a young college athlete," Thomas said. "He needs to put on probably about a good 15 to 20 more pounds so he can really execute and be an effective out there."

Smith played eight games for the Eagles in 2014 but did not record a tackle or any statistics.

"He has the same movement pattern as Connor (Barwin)," Thomas said. "Where you can teach him how to work and throw his different moves in and how to help him with his timing."

Chris Maragos
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Eagles rookie receiver Jordan Matthews is active for Sunday's game at the Giants after being listed as probable with a knee injury. Also suiting up for Philly are outside linebacker Trent Cole (hand), defensive tackle Beau Allen (shoulder), defensive end Brandon Bair (knee), tight end Trey Burton (back), linebacker Mychal Kendricks (ankle) and safety Chris Maragos.
Jon Dorenbos
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Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin and long snapper Jon Dorenbos have been added to the Pro Bowl roster, the team announced Friday.

Maclin, who will be replacing Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas, recorded career highs across the board in 2014, catching 85 passes for 1,318 yards and 10 touchdowns. He is set to reach free agency after the season.

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