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Report: Eagles re-sign Jordan Matthews

JMatt’s back. The Philadelphia Eagles are re-signing free agent wide receiver Jordan Matthews, according to a report from Jordan Schultz. Adam Schefter is also confirming the move. The Eagles’ 2014 second-round pick is back in Philly. Matthews was spotted at the Eagles’ facility on Tuesday. The Eagles were likely putting the 26-year-old through a workout to check up on his health status. Matthews has dealt with a number of injury issues over the past few years. His most recent ailment was a hamstring injury that ultimately caused him to be waived by the Patriots with an injury...

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Eagles Injury Report: Updates on Jay Ajayi, Alshon Jeffery, Darren Sproles, more

Updates on Philadelphia’s injury situation. The Philadelphia Eagles released their first official injury report on Wednesday in advance of their Week 3 game against the Indianapolis Colts. To no surprise, Carson Wentz was a full participant in practice for the first time this season. He’ll resume his role as the team’s starting quarterback on Sunday. That’s the good news. Elsewhere, the Eagles are dealing with a number of injury issues. Running backs Jay Ajayi and Darren Sproles did not practice. Doug Pederson described both of them as “day-to-day” but noted that Sproles will...

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Eagles bring back receiver Jordan Matthews

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Eagles have signed wide receiver Jordan Matthews and placed Mike Wallace on injured reserve.Matthews played his first three seasons with the Eagles before he was traded to Buffalo in August 2017. He signed with the Patriots in April but was released during training camp.A 2014 second-round pick from Vanderbilt, Matthews averaged 75 receptions, 891 yards and six touchdowns per season in Philadelphia. He had 25 catches for 282 yards and one TD in 10 games for Buffalo.The Eagles (1-1) are missing top receiver Alshon Jeffery following offseason shoulder surgery....

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Eagles place Mike Wallace on injured reserve to make room for Jordan Matthews

The vet WR is headed to IR. The Philadelphia Eagles placed Mike Wallace on the injured reserve list in order to make room for Jordan Matthews on the 53-man roster, according to an official announcement from the team on Wednesday morning. Wallace suffered a fractured fibula during the Eagles’ Week 2 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He also seemingly underwent surgery on Tuesday: Went under the knife for the first time ever!! I think it well lol— Mike Wallace (@Wallace17_daKid) September 19, 2018 Losing Wallace hurts the Eagles’ deep passing game. Although the 32-year-old...

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Eagles RBs Jay Ajayi, Darren Sproles both considered day-to-day

The Philadelphia Eagles are heading into Week 3 action against the Indianapolis Colts, but the team may be a bit short-handed in the backfield with two factors dealing with injuries. According to Mike Garafolo of The NFL Network, head coach Doug Pederson has voiced on Wednesday that both running backs Jay Ajayi and Darren Sproles […] The post Eagles RBs Jay Ajayi, Darren Sproles both considered day-to-day appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Eagles bring back rookie linebacker to their practice squad

Season saved. The Philadelphia Eagles signed rookie linebacker Asantay Brown back to their practice squad, according to an official announcement from the team on Wednesday afternoon. Brown originally signed with the Eagles as an undrafted rookie free agent following the 2018 NFL Draft. He didn’t stand out much during the offseason, and he actually missed most of the summer with some kind of injury, but he did manage to play in the preseason finale. The Eagles waived Brown during final roster cuts but they did sign him back to their original 10-man practice squad. Brown then got released...

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Eagles reportedly planning to work out Jeremy Maclin

Philly is showing interest in their former wide receivers. Jordan Matthews isn’t the only former Eagles wide receiver that Philadelphia is showing interest in. The Eagles are also planning to work out free agent pass catcher Jeremy Maclin, according to John Clark. The problem is that it sounds like the workout won’t be able to take place ahead of the Eagles’ Week 3 game against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. Clark reports that Maclin is still dealing with a hamstring injury he suffered while preparing for the 2018 season. The workout might have to wait until “next week or...

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Carson Wentz is getting one of his best friends back

Looking back at all the times these two Eagles players bro’d out. The Eagles re-signed Jordan Matthews following a string of injuries to the wide receiver group, and while most of the team’s fan base is busy arguing about the decision online, there’s at least one guy who has to be stoked: Carson Wentz. The two quickly became friends during Wentz’s rookie season in 2016, and the quarterback targeted Matthews 116 times — although BLG will argue that’s because there wasn’t really anyone else to go to — for 73 receptions and 804 yards that season. Whether Matthews was as...

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Eagles’ Lane Johnson says Carson Wentz doesn’t have to be Superman in his return

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz returns to the field on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, and right tackle Lane Johnson wants to remind his franchise quarterback that he doesn’t have to be Superman. Wentz is coming back from a serious ACL injury, so how well he plays is up in the air. That is why […] The post Eagles’ Lane Johnson says Carson Wentz doesn’t have to be Superman in his return appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Jordan Matthews works out for the Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles have seen their group of wide receivers ravaged by injuries with Alshon Jeffery still on the mend from shoulder surgery and Mike Wallace now dealing with some ankle issues. This has pushed the Eagles to venture into the free agent market to work out one of their former players in veteran wideout Jordan […] The post Jordan Matthews works out for the Eagles appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Eagles RB Jay Ajayi will likely sit out Week 3 vs. Colts

The Philadelphia Eagles took a step back with a 27-21 loss to the upstart Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday afternoon. Compounding the defeat, running back Jay Ajayi exited the contest early with a back injury. That issue has persisted into this week, as offensive coordinator Mike Groh voiced it will likely keep Ajayi out of […] The post Eagles RB Jay Ajayi will likely sit out Week 3 vs. Colts appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Eagles reportedly promote Josh Adams from practice squad to active roster

Hey, that’s not a wide receiver. The Philadelphia Eagles are signing practice squad running back Josh Adams to their 53-man roster, according to a report from NFL insider Mike Garafolo. This news is a bit unexpected considering the Eagles desperately need help at wide receiver. But apparently they need help at running back as well. Adams being promoted to the roster doesn’t seem like a great sign for the availability of Jay Ajayi and/or Darren Sproles this week. Ajayi suffered a back injury early in the Eagles’ Week 2 game against the Buccaneers. The Jay Train later returned but...

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Eagles practice squad linebacker signs with Arizona Cardinals

Another change to the scout team. Josh Adams being signed to the Eagles’ 53-man roster isn’t the only change being made to Philadelphia’s practice squad this week. The Inquirer reports the Arizona Cardinals are signing Joe Walker to their 53-man roster. The Eagles originally drafted Walker with a late seventh-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. As a rookie, he showed some potential in the preseason before suffering a season-ending ACL injury. Walker made it back to the field to play in 12 games (three starts) for Philadelphia in 2017. He mostly served as a backup and special teams...

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Eagles players celebrate the return of Carson Wentz

Let’s all just take a minute to celebrate this great news. It’s been a long time since the Eagles’ franchise quarterback Carson Wentz went down with a knee injury. (Granted, he didn’t stay down for long and threw for a touchdown before heading to the locker room, but I digress...) But now, HE’S BACK! Wentz has finally been cleared for contact, which means he’ll be out on the field with his Philadelphia brothers in this Sunday’s Week 3 contest against the Colts. Doug Pederson stepped up to the podium on Monday with the biggest smile to deliver the news, and Wentz and his...

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Eagles WR Mike Wallace out indefinitely with potentially season-ending ankle injury

According to NFL Insider Adam Schefter, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Mike Wallace might have suffered a season-ending ankle injury in their Week 2 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Wallace was seen in a boot after the game, but needs further evaluation before the team gives a timetable for his return. He just signed a […] The post Eagles WR Mike Wallace out indefinitely with potentially season-ending ankle injury appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery still ‘week to week’ with injury

Following weeks of anticipation, the Philadelphia Eagles have officially announced the return of Pro Bowl quarterback Carson Wentz with him being in line to be the starter for Week 3 against the Indianapolis Colts. However, head coach Doug Pederson has made it clear that star wide receiver Alshon Jeffery is still recovering from his offseason […] The post Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery still ‘week to week’ with injury appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Receivers the Eagles Could Look At Following Wallace Injury

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Carson Wentz cleared to return for Eagles

PHILADELPHIA — Hes back.Carson Wentz has been cleared to return and is slated to start for the Philadelphia Eagles against Indianapolis in Week 3.I was impressed with how well he attacked his rehab throughout the offseason, coach Doug Pederson said Monday. Hes done everything weve asked him to do and hes ready to go.Wentz tore his left ACL and LCL on Dec. 10, 2017 in a game against the Los Angeles Rams and had surgery three days later. Backup quarterback Nick Foles led the Eagles to their first NFL title since 1960 and was Super Bowl MVP in the 41-33 victory over New England.Foles embraced...

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9 wide receiver options for the Philadelphia Eagles

Who should the Eagles go after? The Philadelphia Eagles’ wide receiver corps is not in good shape. As it currently stands, the Eagles are without three of their top four receivers; Alshon Jeffery, Mike Wallace, and Mack Hollins are all injured. Jeffery’s return is on the horizon, though it’s unclear if he’ll be ready for Week 3. Wallace, meanwhile, suffered a “potentially season-ending” ankle injury on Sunday. Hollins isn’t eligible to return from injured reserve until after Week 8 at the earliest. It’s clear the Eagles need help at the receiver position. The team can’t...

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Carson Wentz will start for the Eagles on Sunday

Wentz has received medical clearance to return to action a little more than nine months after undergoing knee surgery.

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Young Colts defense ready to face Wentz, Eagles

The Indianapolis Colts defense looks primed and ready to face Carson Wentz and the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles.Fresh off holding the Washington Redskins without a touchdown in a 21-9 victory Sunday, the Colts (1-1) turn their attention to the Eagles (1-1), who are coming off an upset loss at Tampa Bay but could be getting Wentz back. If Wentz is cleared to return nine months after surgery to repair torn ligaments in his left knee, hell present another big challenge for Indys young group.Just being technique and fundamentally sound, safety Malik Hooker said. Hes a great...

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Eagles vs. Bucs game reaction and analysis

BGN Radio Episode 9 Well, that wasn’t fun. The Philadelphia Eagles are now 1-1 after losing to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. Benjamin Solak and I got together to react to the game and give you our takeaways. Full show description: The Eagles’ weapons are paper thin and in-game injuries made a bad situation worse. Ben takes issue with the defensive game-plan relying too much on the pass rush. Home-road splits foretold this, but we didn’t listen. BLG defends Nick Foles? What world is this? The eventual Josh Gordon debate. Plus looking at the rest of the NFC contenders and why the...

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Falcons vs. Panthers recap: The train is back on the tracks

The Falcons fell short on defense and squandered opportunities on offense, yet they still won. The Atlanta Falcons needed this win. They didn’t need it in the sense that the season was going to fall apart if they didn’t get it, of course, because it’s the second week of the season. But they had a lot to prove after the Eagles game, as we’re all aware, and the injuries they were facing only magnified the concerns about their ability to put away quality football teams. This Panthers team had plenty of injuries of their own, but the Falcons did what they needed to do, and they...

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Report: Eagles WR Mike Wallace expected to be out for a while

This isn’t good. Hey, here’s some more bad news following the Philadelphia Eagles’ Week 2 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. NFL Network is reporting that the Eagles are preparing to be without veteran wide receiver Mike Wallace for “a while” as he recovers from the ankle injury he suffered on Sunday. “Evaluations ongoing but it’s clearly going to be an extended absence for Wallace,” said NFL insider Mike Garafolo. “Another tough blow at for Philly.” This news isn’t unexpected considering the signs didn’t look good for Wallace. The 32-year-old had to be carted off...

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Eagles’ Doug Pederson talks Carson Wentz’s return, wide receiver position

THE NEWS WE HAVE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR IS FINALLY HERE! The Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson talked to the media on Monday following the team’s first loss of the year on Sunday. There was a lot to get into with several injuries early on against Tampa Bay, not to mention concerns about the secondary, but to get started, Pederson announced — what we’ve all been waiting months to hear — Carson Wentz will be the team’s Week 3 starting quarterback. (HE’S BAAAAACK.) Here’s what the head coach had to say about getting Wentz ready to go, and the team’s plans to add some...

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Mike Wallace's injury in loss to Bucs could force Eagles to move for a wideout

So far, the plan for replacing Torrey Smith isn't looking too good. A speedy return for Alshon Jeffery would be nice.

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Eagles offense quickly plagued by injuries against Buccaneers

The running back was sidelined during the first drive of the Week 2 matchup in Tampa Bay. Things didn’t start off great for the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 2 against the Buccaneers, first with DeSean Jackson breaking free for a 75-yard touchdown, and then running back Jay Ajayi being sidelined with a back injury during the Eagles first offensive drive. Injury Update: RB Jay Ajayi (back) is questionable to return.— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) September 16, 2018 The Eagles reported that the rusher is now questionable to return, which will have big implications on the team’s game...

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Eagles vs. Buccaneers Inactives

Who’s in and who’s out. The Philadelphia Eagles have officially announced the inactives list for their Week 2 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The following players will NOT play: Carson Wentz, Alshon Jeffery, Darren Sproles, Chance Warmack, Matt Pryor, Jordan Mailata, and Josh Sweat. It is worth noting that Shelton Gibson, who was ruled questionable on Friday, is not on that list. He will be active despite the fact he missed Thursday’s practice with a quad injury. Gibson only played four offensive snaps against Atlanta but it’s good to have him active since the Eagles...

Brandin Cooks Leaves Game After Hit from Malcolm Jenkins | Eagles vs. Patriots | Super Bowl LII News

New England Patriots wide receiver Brandin Cooks leaves the field after a head injury during Super Bowl LII. Watch full games with NFL Game Pass: https://www.nfl.com/gamepass?campaign=sp-nf-gd-ot-yt-3000342 Sign up for Fantasy Football! http://www.nfl.c

Eagles Defense Steps Up After Losing Carson Wentz to Injury (Week 14) | NFL Turning Point

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz stays in the game despite a torn ACL and leads the Eagles to a postseason berth.

Carson Wentz needs to be more cautious after injury

Philadelphia Eagles' Carson Wentz must be smarter about running out of bounds if he wants to play for a long time in the NFL.