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2015 NFL Training Camp Dates and Locations

By Mark Ross, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The New England Patriots are the defending Super Bowl champions and won't officially open defense of their title until Sept. 10 when they host the Pittsburgh Steelers to kick off the 2015 NFL regular season. However, the real work for Bill Belichick's team begins July 23 when rookies report to training camp in Foxborough, Mass. Baltimore, Cleveland and New Orleans get a...

Philadelphia Eagles 2015 Team Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Chip Kelly’s short tenure as Philadelphia’s coach has been anything but dull. It’s too early to tell if the many changes Kelly has made will pay off in postseason success, but there can be no denying the interest the team has created. In a town starving for good news in the light of the horrible play of the Phillies, Sixers and Flyers, the Eagles’ offseason personnel...

NFC East Players That Will Need to Step Up in 2015

By Josh Hamburger, 2 months 6 days ago
After only producing one playoff team last season, the NFC East will be looking for a better outcome this year. The top two teams finished with mirror records of the bottom two, as they look to close the gap between them. There is certainly room for improvement among all the teams, as the Cowboys look to take the division for the second straight year. Related: NFC South Players That...

Extra Points: A 'Battle' worth fighting?

By The Sports Network, 2 months 1 week ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - Talented Clemson left tackle Isaiah Battle is set to enter the NFL Supplemental Draft next month, and plenty of teams could show some interest. Most draft observers believe Battle is a third-round talent right now and another solid season in Death Valley could have vaulted the Brooklyn native into the first-round conversation when it comes to the 2016 draft. "...

Extra Points: Spring is the time to tinker

By The Sports Network, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Chip Kelly often tries to downplay what goes on in June but a few eyebrows were raised this week when defensive end Vinny Curry got a few looks at outside linebacker during the Eagles' minicamp. Curry is one of Philadelphia's best pure pass rushers but he's also a throwback to the Andy Reid regime and a prototypical end for a 4-3 system. Expecting the 6...

Eagles add OL Wheeler

By The Sports Network, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Philadelphia Eagles added some much-needed depth along the offensive line on Monday, signing Jared Wheeler to a one-year contract. The Eagles released two-time Pro Bowl guard Evan Mathis last week. Wheeler was signed as a rookie free agent in 2014 by the Panthers. He was waived by Carolina and signed on with the Bills before training camp. He...

Extra Points: Evan is hardly almighty in Chip's world

By The Sports Network, 2 months 3 weeks ago
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - You either buy in or you don't. That's the message Eagles head coach Chip Kelly sent Thursday as he officially parted ways with veteran Pro Bowl guard Evan Mathis. Philadelphia never officially announced the move, but Mathis took to Twitter to confirm it himself. "Thanks for the memories Philly," the Alabama product wrote. Despite what...

Eagles release Pro Bowl guard Mathis

By The Sports Network, 2 months 3 weeks ago
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Philadelphia Eagles reportedly released offensive lineman Evan Mathis on Thursday, cutting ties with the two- time Pro Bowl guard amid a long-running contract dispute. Mathis, who signed a five-year, $25.5 million contract in March 2012, had been skipping the team's voluntary offseason workouts before the start of next week's mandatory minicamp....

Extra Points: Marcus Smith, from pawn to player?

By The Sports Network, 2 months 3 weeks ago
Philadelphia, Pa. (SportsNetwork.com) - The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference and that, perhaps more than anything else, explains Marcus Smith's reality in Philadelphia. After spending two days at the Eagles OTAs, you can't help but get the feeling that the team's 2014 first-round pick was used as a pawn by Chip Kelly in his power struggle with ex-general manager Howie Roseman...

Extra Points: Foles brings a different mentality to Rams

By The Sports Network, 2 months 4 weeks ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - Philadelphia can have the arm talent, the St. Louis Rams want the intangibles for a change. Legendary NFL personnel executive Gil Brandt has always believed in Sam Bradford. Back in 2010, the long-time Cowboys front-office man, who now works for NFL Media, called Bradford's pro day one of the best he's ever seen by a quarterback. "Sam Bradford's workout Monday...