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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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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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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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The Eagles’ 2019 Preseason Schedule is Out

Russ Joy - April 9, 2019

We now know who the Eagles will play this preseason:

While we don’t yet have the dates and times, it’s nice to know who the Birds’ first victims of their redemption tour will be.

The first game features former object of affection Marcus Mariota, who just might be fighting for his job against former Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill. Week 2 is a skippable affair and… wait a second. Isn’t that where Nick Foles signed? Sure is. Should be nice to see Carson Wentz and Nick Foles settle the QB controversy once and for all: HEAD-TO-HEAD. Week 3 features Baltimore, with whom the Eagles will be conducting joint practices this coming training camp. The final game of the preseason schedule pits the Birds against their annual opponent in the New York Jets. We’ll see if Nate Sudfeld can separate himself from the competition and lock down that backup quarterback slot on the depth chart.

Eagles go 4-0, right? If Carson Wentz doesn’t lead them to an undefeated preseason, should Nate Sudfeld start Week 1? Was letting Nick Foles a mistake? Phone lines are open for the first time today…

Philadelphia Eagles Reportedly Signing AAF Quarterback

Kevin Kinkead - April 9, 2019

The collapse of the Alliance of American Football was kind of sad, if we’re being honest.

Jokes aside, you’ve got a bunch of players with nowhere to go, a lot of former NFL guys who were trying to fight their way back to the top.

Some of those players were snagged by NFL teams, like ex-Eagle De’Vante Bausby, who signed with the Broncos. The Birds are reportedly getting in on the AAF fire sale action as well:

Perez was a 2017 national champion at division two Texas A&M-Commerce. He completed 421 of 596 pass attempts that year (70.6%), throwing for 5,001 yards, 46 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions while winning the Harlon Hill trophy, awarded to America’s most valuable D2 player.

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