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Jason Kelce Signs Extension With Eagles

Coggin Toboggan - March 2, 2019

The hits keep on coming. Two days after the Eagles inked Brandon Graham to a new deal, the team announced an extension for former All-Pro and Pro Bowl center Jason Kelce that will keep him in Philly through the 2021 season.

Kelce signed the extension despite rumors he was considering retirement this offseason.

Kelce had two years remaining on a seven-year contract he signed in 2014, according to the Eagles. He will remain under contract with the Eagles for the next three seasons.

The news comes as a relief for Eagles fans after a writer and radio host for ESPN 610 reported in January that a non-NFL source indicated Kelce would “likely retire” in 2019.

 

Mike Francesa went on 94 WIP to Address his Jason Kelce Comments

Kevin Kinkead - February 22, 2018

Retired New York radio host Mike Francesa course corrected on Thursday morning during an appearance on the 94 WIP morning show.

You might recall the longtime WFAN host calling Jason Kelce a “moron” for his “profanity-laced” diatribe at the Eagles’ Super Bowl parade. Francesa said he’d cut Kelce from the team if he was Jeffrey Lurie.

He talked about that and more in a 15 minute interview with Angelo Cataldi. The Kelce part begins around the eight minute mark:

The interview was… pretty good?

They spent the first seven or eight minutes talking about the Super Bowl and New York and Philly sports before getting into the Kelce thing, which I transcribed a section of below:

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MAYORAL WARS – Jim Kenney vs. Jason Kelce

Kevin Kinkead - February 8, 2018

When examining historic speeches, I think any top five has to include Mel Gibson, John F. Kennedy, and Jason Kelce. It’s Braveheart, presidential politics, and Eagles football, in no particular order.

“Kelce for mayor!” shouted the crowds after their football champion’s impassioned address, one hoarsely extolling the virtue of proving others wrong.

With his popularity immediately skyrocketing, SportsRadio 94 WIP then ran a poll: who would you vote for in a Jim Kenney vs. Jason Kelce election?

As of Thursday night, Kelce was leading 98% to 2%.

Kenney happened to be listening in the car when the poll was mentioned on-air, so he dialed up Jon Marks and Ike Reese and dropped an accidental expletive that WIP safely dumped out of.

Audio after the jump:

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Eagles – Dolphins: 6 Disgusting Failures

Mark Saltveit - November 16, 2015

“This was a team effort” they always say after a win. Well, this defeat was a team effort too, and there is a lot of blame to go around.

There were a handful of players on the Eagles who performed well, or were at least solid. Josh Huff had a strong game, for once. Brent Celek was incredible. And Walter Thurmond had a beautiful sack for a forced fumble safety. Donnie Jones had another great punting game.

Sam Bradford was 19-for-25 for 236 yards and a touchdown. Yeah, he got injured, but how many people can say they expected him to take as many hard shots as he has this year and not get hurt? Even when he did, it was his shoulder and a concussion, not his twice-repaired knee. Win?

The Eagles secondary did a good job on Jarvis Landry, aside from his one ridiculously lucky catch on the bounce off Connor Barwin’s helmet. Then again, it was inexcusable how easily Landry caught that ball; he didn’t even have to lift his arms. Just as with Dez Bryant’s leaping catch on Matt Cassel’s early Hail Mary last week, the DBs should have been able to find that ball and slap it down, if not catch it.

And, um, who else… I guess Brandon Bair warmed the bench well? Pretty easy when you’re inactive. Other than that, everybody was terrible and deserves at least a share of the blame for one of the worst losses in Eagles history, relative to how bad the opponent was. [Editor’s note: I don’t think the Dolphins are as bad as everyone else does. They’ve been playing significantly better under the new coach.]

Here are a quick six nominations for Big Failure of the Day.

1. Chip Kelly

I like Chip. I’ve written books about the guy. I wish him the best going forward. But he’s the captain of the ship, and he has total control. The buck stops with him.

Some people don’t like the way he assigns blame after games, talking about drops or execution. Tonight, for example, he said that long snapping was a big factor in the loss. Well, yeah, it was. I like the way he speaks honestly and describes the elephant in the room. Dorenbos was terrible today. That’s fine.

But Chip is the boss. If a players stinks, that’s on Chip for choosing him and playing him and calling plays that involve that guy.

Tonight, for example, Chip knew that he needed a way to coach around Suh. And…. nothing. Suh had his biggest game of the year, and disrupted Philly’s run game and pass protection.

End of the first half — I have no problem with Chip taking a shot. If you don’t like aggressive play calling, you shouldn’t have hired Chip. And the same people complaining about that also complain when he plays it safe, saying they miss “Big Balls Chip.” You can’t have it both ways.

That said, when you take your shot, you need to make damn sure it’s a safe one. If no one’s open, throw it away, or take the sack, or scramble. Don’t risk an interception + return. It’s on Chip to communicate that to his quarterback.

Other mistakes — getting away from the run when you know your dinged up offensive line is much less effective in pass protection. As GM, trying to skate by without beefing up the OL in the first place. Not a secret, but a real, big error. Not going to Celek more than four times, when he’s averaging more than 33 yards per catch carry.

2. Jon Dorenbos

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The Run Game Has No Easy Answers

Mark Saltveit - September 21, 2015

The Eagles’ loss to the Cowboys is a tough one to digest. And as much as some people want to crow “I told you so!” about Chip Kelly’s decision to release Todd Herremans and Evan Mathis, the problems with the running game are not nearly that simple. It wasn’t just the guards. Some of the most reliable blockers on the team — Jason Peters, Jason Kelce and Brent Celek — had rough games, too.

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You Can Finally Put Jason Kelce in Your Mouth

Jim Adair - August 17, 2015

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NOT YOU, MAMA DIETZ! NOT YOU!

Four meats, two different horseradish-tinged toppings, presumably no beard hair– this actually sounds delicious. I’m sure the Connor Barwin is available, but it’s full of things you haven’t heard of yet.

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Kyle: I have jokes, too. The Chip Kelly: white meat chicken slathered in mayo and topped with white onion, minced garlic and just a few black pepper flakes, on white bread. Too soon?

Jason Kelce, Everyman

Kyle Scott - May 15, 2015

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Today in Jason Kelce, Everyman, we find the bearded wonder taking in the St. Denis fair in Havertown, which might be the most everyman thing a human in the Philadelphia area could do, just short of picking up a hoagie at Wawa on their way to a birthday party at Pica’s.

Meanwhile, for contrast, the last time we heard from LeSean McCoy he was hopping a private jet to Vegas to eat hot wings out of the cleavages of a harem of wannabe socialites:

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Side note: I’m passing no judgment here. If I had LeSean McCoy’s money (or Kelce’s, for that matter), I’d be encircled by so many rings of handlers and PR consultants that my pictures from the tarmac wouldn’t be Gram’d out until I was safely on final to my private island. Which I suppose is the sort of temptation that makes Kelce’s normality all the more impressive.

Jason Kelce Is at Coachella, May Only Own One Shirt

Jim Adair - April 12, 2015

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The jorts are a nice touch, but I’m beginning to really hope that Kelce has multiples of that shirt. It’s been through a lot.