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philly.com Apr 19, 2016

Ryan Mathews, Eagles' lead back, stays low-key

When Ryan Mathews said that his mother spent more time following the Eagles' offseason and how it affected her son than he did, it seemed utterly believable.
Niners Nation Apr 15, 2016

49ers interested in Ryan Mathews if Eagles draft RB, per report

The 49ers have some need for running back depth, but would they give up a pick for Ryan Mathews? The Philadelphia Eagles are reportedly interested in Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott, and that could open the door for Ryan Mathews to be available in a trade. Walter Football writer Tony Pauline is reporting the 49ers and Cowboys are two teams interested in Mathews if he is available in a trade. The San Francisco 49ers running back depth chart is in fairly decent shape, but odds are pretty good the team will look to add some more talent. They dealt with numerous injuries last season,...
Bleeding Green Nation Apr 15, 2016

Ryan Mathews Trade Rumors: Two NFL teams interested in Eagles running back

Should the Birds move him? Two NFL teams are expected to have interest in Eagles running back Ryan Mathews if Philadelphia selects Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott in the 2016 NFL Draft, according to a report from Tony Pauline. The Dallas Cowboys and the San Francisco 49ers are the two teams who might be targeting Mathews. I'm told if the Philadelphia Eagles select running back Ezekiel Elliott with the draft's eighth pick, the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers are two teams interested in Ryan Mathews, the Eagles' present starter. Insiders I spoke with think its unlikely Mathews...
Bleeding Green Nation Apr 15, 2016

NFL Schedule 2016 Predictions: ESPN writers think Eagles will finish with a losing record

What does *your* Eagles schedule prediction look like? The NFL schedule is out and everyone has made their way-too-early record predictions for the 2016 season. I personally have the Eagles finishing at 8-8. ESPN Eagles writer Phil Sheridan is a little less optimistic than I am. He has the Birds finishing at 7-9. The rest of ESPN is even more down on the Eagles. I went through the game-by-game predictions from the ESPN writer for each of the Eagles' 2016 opponents. Here are the results. Week 1 vs. Browns - WIN "Philadelphia does not seem like a threatening team. But it has enough talent to...
Bleeding Green Nation Apr 15, 2016

Stop trying to find the next great late round quarterback

Why search for a needle in a haystack when it's next to a crafts store? outlier noun  out·li·er  \-ˌlī(-ə)r\ a statistical observation that is markedly different in value from the others of the sample By their nature, drafts are unpredictable. No one truly knows what everyone else is going to do until they do it, leading to unpredictability on draft day. Scouting is an inexact science, so there are always busts and late round gems. Uncertainty is a theme in all drafts in all sports. But amid the chaos, there are some near certainties. In the NFL, one of those is that taking a QB...
Bleeding Green Nation Apr 15, 2016

Eagles News: Jordan Hicks is fully healthy and ready to start at middle linebacker

Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 4/15/16. Let's get to the Philadelphia Eagles links ... Fully healed, Jordan Hicks ready for MIKE and leadership role - CSN PhillyHicks was medically cleared in February and then spent time in Austin (he went to the University of Texas before the Eagles’ used a third-round pick on him last season) to train and rehab some more. On Wednesday, Hicks said he’s "100 percent" and will participate fully in the team’s OTAs and minicamps in a few weeks.  That’s good news for the Eagles, who will be relying heavily on the second-year player in 2016....
Bleeding Green Nation Apr 14, 2016

NFL Schedule 2016: Eagles are big favorites to beat the Browns in Week 1

Are you betting on the Birds? For the third time in the last three years, the Philadelphia Eagles will open their season as favorites in Week 1. The Birds are already favored to beat the Cleveland Browns by 7.5 points, according to Westgate Las Vegas. That's 4.5 more points than the standard three point home favorite. So if you want to bet on the Eagles to win, you have to be confident they'll win by at least eight points. The Eagles were favored at home against the Jaguars in 2014 and on the road against the Falcons in 2015. Philadelphia split those games by winning the former and losing...
Bleeding Green Nation Apr 11, 2016

NFL Mock Draft 2016: Eagles end up with you know who at No. 8

Check out our (2016 Eagles mock draft central) for more opinions on who could be the #8 pick in April. The 2016 NFL Draft is a little over two weeks (17 days) away. In the meantime, we're going to kill some time with our regular Mock Draft Monday series. Last week SB Nation's Adam Stites had the Eagles taking an offensive lineman in the first round. This week Dan Kadar is back and he has the Eagles taking ... you guessed it ... Ezekiel Elliott. Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State - DeMarco Murray is long gone and Ryan Mathews may not be far behind him. Enter Elliott, a true building block...

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