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Extra Points: Anatomy of the offseason star

By Anonymous (not verified), 3 years 3 days ago
Philadelphia, PA ( - Back in 2002 Minneapolis was my home and my summer was spent covering the Vikings.That's when I came across a 6-foot-3, 215-pound athlete, straight out of central casting in Kyries Hebert. If God decided to create an NFL safety from scratch, the then-rookie out of Louisiana-Lafayette might have been the mold.In shorts and a T-shirt Hebert looked as...

Eagles reach deal with first-round pick Smith

By Anonymous (not verified), 3 years 2 weeks ago
Philadelphia, PA ( - The Philadelphia Eagles signed outside linebacker Marcus Smith, the team's first-round selection in the 2014 NFL Draft, to a four-year contract Monday.Smith, the 26th overall choice in last month's draft, was named the American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year in 2013 after registering 14 1/2 sacks and 42 tackles, including 18 1/2 for loss,...

Eagles extend Barbre through 2017

By Anonymous (not verified), 3 years 3 weeks ago
Philadelphia, PA ( - The Philadelphia Eagles and Allen Barbre have agreed to a three-year contract extension that will keep the versatile offensive lineman under team control through the 2017 season.Primarily a journeyman over the course of his six-year NFL career, Barbre emerged as the Eagles' primary backup at both tackle spots while appearing in 15 games during his first...

Eagles sign second-round pick Matthews

By Anonymous (not verified), 3 years 1 month ago
Philadelphia, PA ( - The Philadelphia Eagles signed second- round draft pick wide receiver Jordan Matthews on Tuesday.Matthews was the 42nd overall selection out of Vanderbilt during this year's NFL Draft. The Eagles traded up to pick him.Matthews is the all-time SEC leader in career receptions (262) and receiving yards (3,759). He also had 24 career touchdown catches.

Eagles bring back Benn

By Anonymous (not verified), 3 years 1 month ago
Philadelphia, PA ( - The Philadelphia Eagles have re-signed wide receiver Arrelious Benn just three days after releasing him.Benn missed the entire 2013 season after suffering a torn ACL during training camp and was released on Friday.The Eagles acquired Benn last summer from Tampa Bay. He had 59 receptions for 862 yards and five touchdowns in 37 games over three seasons with...

Extra Points: Active duty to the NFL, Villanueva chases his dream

By Anonymous (not verified), 3 years 1 month ago
Philadelphia, PA ( - At the end of the day most NFL fans are rooting for their favorite laundry.Jerry Seinfeld captured that sentiment beautifully in one of his on-stage bits: "Loyalty to any one sports team is pretty hard to justify, because the players are always changing; the team could move to another city," the comedian said before deadpanning, "you're actually rooting for...

Philadelphia Eagles 2014 NFL Draft Review

By Anonymous (not verified), 3 years 1 month ago
( -1 (26) - Marcus Smith, OLB, Louisville; 2 (42) - Jordan Matthews, WR, Vanderbilt; 3 (86) - Josh Huff, WR, Oregon; 4 (101) - Jaylen Watkins, CB, Florida; 5 (141) - Taylor Hart, DE, Oregon; 5 (162) - Ed Reynolds, FS, Stanford; 7 (224) - Beau Allen, DT, Wisconsin;Top Picks Analysis: Philadelphia traded out of No. 22, enabling Cleveland to select Johnny Manziel. Four spots later...

Bills acquire Bryce Brown from Eagles

By Anonymous (not verified), 3 years 1 month ago
Orchard Park, NY ( - The Buffalo Bills acquired running back Bryce Brown from the Philadelphia Eagles on Saturday in exchange for a conditional draft pick.The pick obtained by the Eagles could be a fourth-round selection in 2015, a third-round pick in 2016, or a fourth-round pick in 2016.The Eagles and Bills also swapped seventh-round selections in this year's draft, with...

Eagles sign U.S. Army ranger Villanueva

By Anonymous (not verified), 3 years 1 month ago
Philadelphia, PA ( - The Philadelphia Eagles have signed defensive lineman Alejandro Villanueva, recently an active member of the U.S. Army.Villanueva spent the last four years serving three tours of Afghanistan and was most recently promoted to captain. He has earned numerous honors for his service, including the Bronze Star Medal for valor.The Eagles watched Villanueva perform...

Philadelphia Eagles 2014 Draft Preview

By Anonymous (not verified), 3 years 1 month ago
( - Going defense in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft looked like a foregone conclusion for the Philadelphia Eagles, that is until they surprisingly released big-play receiver DeSean Jackson back in March.Now finding a potential replacement for the explosive Jackson, who now calls Washington D.C. his home, is just as important as getting the edge pass rusher or snaring a...