Posts Tagged ‘Eagles Trade News’

Eagles-Browns Trade: Will History Repeat Itself?

April 23rd, 2016 by Robert Waterman | Comments Off on Eagles-Browns Trade: Will History Repeat Itself? | Filed in Eagles, Football, General, NFL
Source: Michael Chang/Getty Images North America

Source: Michael Chang/Getty Images North America

“Patience is a virtue and the best things in life are worth waiting for”- Julie Spira

I bring up this quote because it seems that the common Philadelphia sports fan has very little of this anymore as it pertains to the Philadelphia Eagles, and the yearly disappointments that we have endured. This seemed to get magnified after Wednesday’s blockbuster trade with the Cleveland Browns, in which the Eagles obtained the second overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. Now, common perception among NFL insiders is that the Los Angeles Rams will take QB Jared Goff from Cal with the top selection, allowing the Eagles to take QB Carson Wentz from North Dakota State. There are a lot of people saying that we gave up too much, in addition to questioning whether or not it’s worth it to have this pick. I think we need to take a few steps back, remember the last time we drafted at No.2, and what we obtained from that pick. Yes, I’m talking about Donovan McNabb. Before I go into the current draft situation, I want to relive this pick again for those who have forgotten how good we had it during the Andy Reid Era.

In 1999, rumors were swirling that Philadelphia would take Texas Longhorns RB Ricky Williams. Williams was fresh off of a Heisman Trophy campaign the previous year, that saw him break the NCAA career rushing record. However, the Eagles stunned everyone on draft day when they drafted QB Donovan McNabb out of Syracuse instead. I remember it like it was yesterday, because people were saying the same thing about McNabb that they are about Wentz. What followed this pick was a period of time in which McNabb sat for the first year under then QB Doug Pederson, before ultimately leading the Eagles to five NFC Championship Games, and a Super Bowl appearance in 11 seasons with the team. However, as his production slipped, he was eventually traded to the Washington Redskins in 2009. Since that point, the Eagles have gone though six starting quarterbacks in the last six seasons, and not has shown that they could be the franchise QB.

Fast forward to 2016, enter Carson Wentz. Doug Pederson is now the head coach for the Eagles, and he is a big part of the reason that this trade ultimately happened. After crisscrossing the country with the other members of the Eagles front office and working out the top QB prospects, Howie Roseman pulled the trigger on the trade which may very well land us our new franchise signal-caller. While this might be a big risk, in the end the payoff could well outweigh the risks. The Eagles already have Sam Bradford and Chase Daniel in the nest at this point, and adding Wentz will either bring out the best in him or he will succumb to the pressure of being in Philadelphia. If history is any indication, then this could end up being just as successful, if not even more successful than taking McNabb. So again, I implore you Eagles fans………… patience is a virtue.

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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
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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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Breaking: Eagles trade DeMarco Murray to Titans

March 8th, 2016 by Sam Shipley | Comments Off on Breaking: Eagles trade DeMarco Murray to Titans | Filed in Eagles, Football, NFL

In what has been a crazy day so far that has already featured Byron Maxwell and Kiko Alonso being sent to Miami, Howie Roseman wasn’t done there.

According to multiple reports, running back DeMarco Murray is being traded to the Tennessee Titans. The news was first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter:

Adam Schefter is also reporting that the return for the Eagles will include draft pick compensation, similar to the Maxwell/Alonso trade.

Murray was signed by the Eagles last year to a five-year, $40 million deal, however, the running back was not happy with his role in Chip Kelly’s offense or Philadelphia in general. In 2015 Murray ran for 702 yards on 193 carries, which was a vast drop off from his over 1,800 yard rushing performance in 2014.

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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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