Posts Tagged ‘Byron Maxwell’

Just What is Howie Roseman Doing?

March 9th, 2016 by Ryan Waterman | Comments Off on Just What is Howie Roseman Doing? | Filed in Eagles, Football, General, NFL, TalkSportsPhilly
Source: Mitchell Leff/Getty Images North America

Source: Mitchell Leff/Getty Images North America

We’re approximately 24 hours removed from the two blockbuster trades that were made by the Eagles on Monday. By now, I’m sure that Eagles fans have had a chance to digest what happened yesterday, and hopefully make sense of it. If you’re an Eagles fan that has yet to make sense of the deal, then look no further. In this article, I will take an in-depth look at the trades made yesterday, what they mean for Free Agency, the Draft, and the team’s culture going forward.

Entering Monday, the Eagles had about $18.5 million to work with in cap room. With the legal tampering period scheduled to begin yesterday, it was expected that the Eagles would be busy. Just how busy they were, was not expected. There were no discussions with Free Agents, nor their agents. Instead, the Eagles opted to clear more cap space, by working on a pair of blockbuster trades. The first trade, as reported first by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, would see Byron Maxwell and Kiko Alonso head to the Miami Dolphins in exchange for “draft pick compensation.”

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Reports: Eagles trading Byron Maxwell, Kiko Alonso to Dolphins

March 8th, 2016 by Sam Shipley | Comments Off on Reports: Eagles trading Byron Maxwell, Kiko Alonso to Dolphins | Filed in Eagles, Football, NFL

Howie Roseman is wasting zero time trying to correct the mistakes made by Chip Kelly a year ago.

The legal tampering period started at 12:00 pm, and already the Eagles are reportedly making big waves around the league. According to multiple reports, the Eagles are trading Byron Maxwell and Kiko Alonso to the Miami Dolphins for undisclosed draft picks.

The trade was first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter:

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Eagles Reportedly Sign Maxwell, Gore

March 9th, 2015 by Sam Shipley | Comments Off on Eagles Reportedly Sign Maxwell, Gore | Filed in Eagles, NFL

 

Byron Maxwell and Frank Gore are reportedly the two newest members of the Eagles. Photo Credit: ESPN

According to multiple reports, Byron Maxwell and Frank Gore have reportedly agreed to terms with the Philadelphia Eagles to become the teams new starting cornerback and running back when the new league year starts on Tuesday at 4:00 PM EST.

There is no question that the Eagles weak spot last season was the secondary, which led to many Eagles fans clamoring for the team to go out and get serious help, and Byron Maxwell is step one to that process. In four seasons with the Seattle Seahawks Maxwell started 17 games, while appearing in 47, racking up six interceptions, 30 passes defensed, 78 tackles, and three forced fumbles. Maxwell also held opposing receivers to an astounding 1.8 yards after the catch in 2013, and 2.9 yards after the catch in 2014.

The 6’0, 202 pound cornerback fits perfectly into the scheme of defensive coordinator Billy Davis, which is man-to-man press coverage, Cover 3, and having a single-high safety.

CBSSports Jason La Canfora reported that the deal for Maxwell is a six-year deal worth $63 million, with $25 million guaranteed.

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Report: Birds Ship McCoy to Bills for LB Alonso

March 6th, 2015 by Ryan Waterman | Comments Off on Report: Birds Ship McCoy to Bills for LB Alonso | Filed in Eagles, Football, General, NFL

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LeSean McCoy has been traded.

Late Tuesday Evening, Chip Kelly once again stunned the NFL community. ESPN’s Adam Schefter broke the news that the Philadelphia Eagles and Buffalo Bills have agreed to a deal exchanging RB LeSean McCoy for LB Kiko Alonso. Reaction immediately began pouring out. Some was good, some was well…not so good. But, this move makes it clear that Chip listens to no one’s opinion, except for his own. While the deal cannot officially be announced until the 2015 League Year rolls over, multiple sources including Jason La Canfora, and Ian Rappoport have confirmed the deal too.

On the surface, it may seem like Buffalo got a “steal” of a deal. However, once you dig into the details of the trade, you’ll see that it makes sense. LeSean McCoy was due for a $12 Million payday for the 2015 season. When approached about restructuring his deal, he refused. In regards to his 2014 performance, McCoy was sub par. Recording 1,319 yards and 5 TDs on 312 carries, McCoy didn’t produce enough to warrant his large salary.

Meanwhile, Alonso missed the entire 2014 season with a torn ACL. In his 2013 rookie campaign, Alonso recorded 159 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 forced fumble, 2 fumble recoveries, and 4 interceptions. The 24-year-old phenom is no stranger to Coach Kelly, as he spent his collegiate years under Kelly’s supervision at Oregon. The 46th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft has earned the praise of numerous “experts”, because of his work ethic, intensity, and never say die attitude on plays.

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Report: Eagles “Front Runners” For Byron Maxwell

February 21st, 2015 by Sam Shipley | Comments Off on Report: Eagles “Front Runners” For Byron Maxwell | Filed in Eagles, Football, NFL

The Eagles are “Front Runners” to land top corner Byron Maxwell.

There are three things that I am certain of: Death, Taxes, and The Eagles needing to bring talent into the secondary.

It seems that help may be on the way in the form of a former Super Bowl Champion.

According to Tony Pauline of DraftInsider.Net, the Eagles are the “front runners” for the top Cornerback on the market, Byron Maxwell.

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Looking Ahead To Free Agency

December 31st, 2014 by Sam Shipley | Comments Off on Looking Ahead To Free Agency | Filed in Eagles, NFL

After starting the season 9-3 and in prime position to not only win the NFC East, but also potentially securing a first round bye, the Philadelphia Eagles fell apart down the stretch winning just one of four December games which resulted in a 10-6 record that wasn’t good enough to make the playoffs.

Looking back on the season, there were many ups and downs on both sides of the football. On the offensive side of the ball Jeremy Maclin stayed healthy and had a Pro Bowl caliber year, posting 85 catches for over 1,300 yards and 10 touchdowns. Rookie Jordan Matthews also had a very good season, catching 67 passes for 872 yards and eight touchdowns. Even though LeSean McCoy fell off a little bit this year as far as total yardage, McCoy still ran for over 1,300 yards and finished third in the NFL in rushing.

On the defensive side of the ball, Malcolm Jenkins had a very productive year bringing leadership and good play out of the Safety position. The entire front seven was very good, including standouts such as Connor Barwin who led the NFC in sacks with 14.5, and Fletcher Cox who had a Pro Bowl caliber year. Brandon Graham made great strides this year, along with Vinny Curry as they both showed great pass rushing ability.

However, like I said there were many “downs” as well. The secondary was horrible. No other word to use for them, outside of Malcolm Jenkins and Brandon Boykin. Bradley Fletcher and Cary Williams were absolutely torched all year long. Down the stretch in December when the Eagles were in prime position to seal the deal, Fletcher and Williams came up very small for the Eagles. Fletcher’s best play that I can think of was the pass on third down that he stopped with his helmet in the fourth quarter against Washington in week 16.

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