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Eagles extend Ryans' contract

By The Sports Network, 2 weeks 4 days ago
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Philadelphia Eagles announced that they have signed linebacker DeMeco Ryans to a one-year extension, keeping him under contract through 2016. Terms of the new contract were not disclosed, but Ryans was set to make $6.8 million for the 2015 season. Ryans started 40 games in three seasons with Philadelphia before sustaining an Achilles tear...

Eagles Hall of Famer Chuck Bednarik dies at 89

By The Sports Network, 3 weeks 6 days ago
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Philadelphia Eagles Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker and center Chuck Bednarik died early Saturday morning following a brief illness at an assisted living facility in Richland, Pennsylvania, the team announced. He was 89. One of the last two-way players in the NFL, Bednarik played a franchise-record 14 seasons with the Eagles from 1949-1962 and was...

Extra Points: Remembering 'Concrete Charlie'

By The Sports Network, 3 weeks 6 days ago
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Father Time is the one opponent that beats us all but you get the feeling he's in the tub icing himself down this morning after taking on "Concrete Charlie." The great Chuck Bednarik passed away at the age of 89 this weekend after a short illness. Professional football is full of lore and a lot of it starts with Bednarik, the epitome of the so-...

Tim Tebow works out for Eagles

By The Sports Network, 1 month 2 days ago
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Yes, Tim Tebow worked out for the Philadelphia Eagles. No, it doesn't appear Chip Kelly and the Eagles will sign the former Heisman Trophy winner anytime soon. Out of the league the past two seasons and currently working as an analyst on TV, Tebow worked out for the Eagles on Monday, a team spokesman confirmed to SportsNetwork.com. But the...

Extra Points: Foles feels wanted in St. Louis

By The Sports Network, 1 month 5 days ago
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - NFL power brokers tend to play things close to the vest so if you really want to know what they're thinking, ignore the words and watch the actions. Chip Kelly was never enamored with Nick Foles in Philadelphia despite the fact that the lengthy signal caller was really the only player who took the coach's supposed "quarterback-proof" system and turned...

Eagles sign Murray, Mathews

By The Sports Network, 1 month 6 days ago
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Philadelphia Eagles have replaced 2013 NFL rushing champion LeSean McCoy with the winner of last year's rushing title. And to make things even sweeter, the Eagles stole that guy away from the NFC East rival Dallas Cowboys. That guy is DeMarco Murray. He landed in Philadelphia on Thursday and signed a five-year contract. "I felt that this...

Extra Points: Examining Chip Kelly

By The Sports Network, 1 month 6 days ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - Chip Kelly is a New Hampshire native and his football philosophy is a lot like the weather where he grew up. If you don't like it, wait five minutes. The Philadelphia Eagles head coach and now de facto general manager is playing fantasy football for real these days turning his team inside out with a series of roster moves that are about as predictable as Rob Ford on his...

Eagles sign Mathews; Murray next

By The Sports Network, 1 month 6 days ago
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Philadelphia Eagles, apparently close to a deal with NFL rushing champion DeMarco Murray, announced Thursday they have agreed to terms on a three-year contract with veteran running back Ryan Mathews. With reports swirling that Chip Kelly and the Eagles were about to sign Murray away from the Dallas Cowboys, the team confirmed earlier reports that it...

Eagles agree to 1-year deal with CB Thurmond

By The Sports Network, 1 month 1 week ago
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Philadelphia Eagles agreed to terms with cornerback Walter Thurmond on a one-year contract, the team announced Wednesday. Thurmond, 27, becomes the 10th former Oregon Ducks player brought in by coach Chip Kelly, who was Oregon's head coach from 2009-2012. Thurmond is coming off an injury-shortened season with the New York Giants. He landed on...

Chiefs officially sign Maclin

By The Sports Network, 1 month 1 week ago
Kansas City, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - The Kansas City chiefs made it official Wednesday, reuniting wide receiver Jeremy Maclin with head coach Andy Reid. Maclin, who signed a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles prior to last season after missing all of 2013 with a torn ACL, caught 85 passes for 1,318 yards and 10 touchdowns while playing all 16 games. Reid was the head coach...