According to Geoff Mosher of CSNPhilly.com, the Philadelphia Eagles are interested in boosting their wide receiving corps by adding the St. Louis Rams’ Danny Amendola.
They’re interested in pursuing Rams wide receiver Danny Amendola, a person with direct knowledge of the team’s free agency plans told CSNPhilly.com. Amendola, who has two 60-plus catch seasons in the past three years, is one of the NFL’s most productive slot wideouts, although he can also play outside and is an excellent return specialist.
If he signed with the Eagles (he was on the their practice squad in 2009), Amendola would join a stable of WRs that already includes: Pro Bowler DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin, Jason Avant and Damaris Johnson.
During the 2012 season, Amendola missed five games with a clavicle injury, but still managed to haul in 63 catches for 666 yards and 3 touchdowns.
According to a tweet by Adam Schefter, the New York Giants have agreed to a 3-year deal with former Philadelphia Eagles’ defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins.
The reported deal is said to be worth $8 million, with $3 million in guaranteed money and a $2 million signing bonus.
In 16 games last season, the 32-year-old Jenkins had 26 tackles, 4.0 sacks and 1 forced fumble.
Hat tip to Schefter for the financial details.
With the required monetary means you can buy a lot of cool and awesome things in this life, like the original Frogger arcade game.
But a championship is not available for purchase. It’s a basic mantra we find ourselves repeating every March: winning in the offseason doesn’t necessarily lead to winning in the regular season. The Eagles have learned this over the past two seasons after they were the big spenders in August of 2011 at the beginning of an especially frenzied free agent period following the lockout. That led to those two awful words coming from Vince Young’s mouth: dream team.
Gradually with Chip Kelly aboard the dreamy team that prompted oh so many nightmares with only four wins this season is slowly being disassembled. It started with Jason Babin in late December, and now another key defensive signing that summer is gone, with Cullen Jenkins released this afternoon.
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Wow. After being spurned by Gus Bradley, the Eagles shot for the moon and found their man. Chip Kelly will replace Andy Reid in Philadelphia, according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.
Exhale. The value placed on head coaches, be it college or pro, is insanely high. Chip Kelly told the NFL he was staying put. After being courted by a myriad of teams, teams that came to him while Oregon prepared for their bowl game in Arizona, Kelly declared he was staying in Eugene. Phil Knight was slated to offer Chip a small island, full of matte helmets and other demonstrative motifs that would sicken most after repeated exposure. The Eagles had moved on, courting Gus Bradley, the coordinator behind the Seahawks impressive defensive attack.
Chip Kelly changed his mind. Jason La Canfora reports the reason the Eagles and Kelly could not agree to a deal two weeks ago was because of power. Kelly wanted the final say on all personnel matters. Today’s hiring indicates he’s gotten that. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s a good morning to be a prospective NFL head coach. Just a few hours ago there were six head coaching vacancies. Now we could be down to four.
Shortly after the Mike McCoy rumor train finally reached its destination in San Deigo, this happened…
We’ll be careful with this report that’s bubbling in the wicked cauldron of hiring season speculation. It’s not that we don’t trust Chargers beat guy Kevin O’Connell, and we’re sure he’s a very nice man. But we’d like to hear this echoed by someone in Philly, which will surely happen short. Actually, the way this morning is going, it’ll happen as I type this very sentence.
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That was quick. The Eagles finished with a record of 4-12, recording their most losses in a season since 1998 — the season before Reid was hired. The Eagles didn’t fight for their coach in what was Reid’s last game in Philadelphia. A 42-7 loss sums up what has been a miserable season for a team with lofty expectations.
Bryce Brown’s dalliance with the starting job in Philadelphia will come to an end when the Eagles host Washington this weekend. Yes, Shady is back.
Before McCoy owners begin to pop the bubbly Andy Reid provided caution, stating McCoy would not be on a normal workload when he returns.
After busting onto the scene in week 12, Brown’s production has dropped off a cliff. 178 and 169 yard performances was followed by just 40 rushing yards in two games. His drop off has been plagued with fumbling issues, losing the ball three times in two weeks.
McCoy owners get their workhorse back just in time for the championships — but beware. We’re not sure how involved he’ll be as Reid aims to ease him back into the lineup. Before the injury McCoy averaged 98.5 yards per game.