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Your 2019 Eagles Schedule

Kevin Kinkead - April 17, 2019

No Christmas, no Thanksgiving:

Week 10 bye is good. That’s right in the middle of the season and gives the Birds time to prepare for the disgusting New England Patriots.

There are five primetime games, which is a pain in the ass for me, because it’s less time to write the big Monday morning takeaways article. Four straight NFC East games to wrap up the season is a nice meaningful chunk. I dig that. What I don’t dig is three straight road games in October. Better to get them out of the way early? Perhaps.

The Eagles did a pretty cool schedule release video, after the jump:

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Jalen Mills Apologizes for Arrest

Kevin Kinkead - April 16, 2019

The Eagles cornerback was arrested over the weekend when he got into a fight with Washington Wizards player Devin Robinson outside of a D.C. nightclub. The Birds released a statement saying they were “aware of the situation” and “continuing to gather information.”

Mills went on Instagram today to apologize:

I laughed at these dumb responses to the apology, after the jump:

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Eagles Notes: Jason Kelce Played Through Three Injuries Last Season

Kevin Kinkead - April 15, 2019

Let’s get it back to the Eagles.

Offseason activities began today, and we’ve got Carson Wentz in front of the entire media, not just six guys in a super-secret setting. Zach Ertz and Jason Kelce also spoke, but Carson was first at the microphone, so let’s go in chronological order and begin with him:

  • His back is still in the process of healing, says “it’s still getting there” in terms of the stress fracture that forced him out towards the end of last season. He is feeling good, taking it week by week, and that the goal is to be out there for week one of OTAs.
  • He is leaving contract extension talks to his agent. “Hearing that, it’s exciting, (the idea of) being here long term.”

He’s looking forward to putting durability concerns behind him:

More after el jumpo:

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Josh Adams Will Miss the Start of Offseason Activities

Kevin Kinkead - April 15, 2019

From Mike Kaye over at NJ.Com, citing a “person with knowledge of the situation” –

Adams underwent labrum surgery following the team’s divisional-round playoff loss to the New Orleans Saints in January, the individual said. Adams was given a six-month timetable for a return, so he should be able to participate in training camp in July.

Dave Zangaro confirmed.

Josh Adams did not run the ball in that divisional round postseason game. He had one attempt for two yards in the wildcard round win against Chicago. At the time, Darren Sproles was back in the fold and the Birds went with Wendell Smallwood for the bulk of the carries.

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Nate Sudfeld Will Reportedly Return to Eagles in 2019

Kevin Kinkead - April 15, 2019

Nate Sudfeld signed his second-round tender and will back up Carson Wentz in 2019, according to Pro Football Talk:

Sudfeld, the backup to Carson Wentz in Philadelphia, signed his second-round restricted free agent tender and will participate in the start of the team’s offseason program, a league source tells PFT.

He was a RFA this offseason, meaning that he was able to negotiate with other teams. The Eagles would then be given the option to match any deal made to Sudfeld, and if they decided not to act, they would have received a second-round draft pick instead. That’s what the second-round “tender” means. His salary, based on that tender, will be about $3 million this year, according to Over the Cap. 

Sudfeld was a 6th round draft pick in 2016, then the Redskins waived him after his rookie year. He signed to the Eagles’ practice squad and made his NFL debut in the 2017 season finale with Dallas, completing 19 of 23 passes for 134 yards in a meaningless 6-0 loss.

Jalen Mills Arrested Following Nightclub Altercation

Kevin Kinkead - April 13, 2019

We interrupt your Sixers playoff programming to bring you Eagles news.

Cornerback Jalen Mills was arrested after getting into a fight with a Washington Wizards player:

NBC 10 cited details of the police report in a story on their website:

Mills and Robinson were in the middle of a verbal argument that turned into a fight on the sidewalk next to the Opera Night Club shortly before 3 a.m., according to an arrest report by the Metropolitan Police Department.

Mills was arrested for disorderly affray, which is a charge for public fighting. Robinson was also arrested for disorderly affray and taken to Sibley Hospital for treatment of his injuries.

More details after the jump:

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If Philadelphia Sports Figures were Game of Thrones Characters

Kevin Kinkead - April 12, 2019

(Caution: this post contains spoilers, so if you aren’t caught up on GOT, you’ve got less than 72 hours to binge)

 

Ah yes.

Fire and blood. Incest and dragons and whatnot.

Game of Thrones returns this weekend.

I’ll be 100% honest with you; I’m not as hyped as I thought I would be. Maybe the two-year break dulled my senses, or maybe some of the story arcs lost me when the show writers moved past George R.R. Martin’s book material. It took Arya Stark five seasons to cross the sea, for example, then she came back and started killing everybody in five seconds, with laughable ease.

It felt like some plot lines were taking forever to develop, then they put the characters in a DeLorean time machine and stuffed four years worth of material into one season, like a high fantasy burrito. We had to endure the Sand Snakes and redundant Ramsey Bolton behavior along the way. Every sadistic move delivered diminishing returns, in my opinion.

But I’m still ready to roll. Jon and Daenerys are on the same side. Cersei can’t be trusted. The Hound is still out there, ready to eat every chicken in Westeros.

Here’s how we imagined Philadelphia sports figures as GOT characters:

Markelle Fultz as Jaime Lannister

Both were excellent at their craft, then they suffered arm issues and were never the same.

What role will they play in 2019?

-Kinkead

any Sixers 1st round draft pick as Bran Stark

We see great things in their future, then they get hurt, can’t use their legs, and just watch things happen.

-Coggin

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Brandon Brooks Describes Philly Voice Carson Wentz Article as “Bull****”

Kevin Kinkead - April 10, 2019

Brandon Brooks was one of the first Eagles to poo-poo the Philly Voice article describing Carson Wentz as selfish and uncompromising. That was a few months ago.

This week, he went on Don and Sean Bell’s “Zero Fs Given” podcast and delivered a lot of candid thoughts on being a professional athlete, navigating social media, dealing with his anxiety issues, and pretty much everything in between.

The trio also touched on the Joe Santoliquito story from January, which Brooks called “bullshit.”

Said Brooks, in part:

“…Carson’s driven. Yeah, damn right Carson is hard on himself. You’re damn right Carson’s hard on his teammates. He wants the best for everybody. I think all the great quarterbacks were the same way. They demanded the best from everybody. They want to win games. Does Carson have input in the offense? Clearly he has input in the offense. I mean any quarterback that’s a starter is going to have input in the offense. You know what I’m saying? I just thought the article was just a lie. But Carson is thick skinned, man, he’ll be fine. If anything he’ll use that to ball out. This past year, it wasn’t his knee bothering him, it was his back. The man is out there playing with a stress fracture in his back, had 20+ touchdowns and single digit interceptions.”

Brooks praised Nick Foles for his contributions to the Eagles while describing him as a tremendous person, teammate, and talent. He also said this about Wentz, after the jump:

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