Tee Higgins, Henry Ruggs III, insert receiver here, a top corner; rinse and repeat. So has been the story for early Eagles mock drafts in 2020. The same lines of thinking are likely to be repeated up until Philadelphia is on the clock in late April. It makes sense, after all, the Birds have an […]Read more "Will this finally be the year that the Eagles draft an LB in the early rounds?"
“Eagles don’t value LBs”. While all things point to that statement being true, it doesn’t mean it shouldn’t change. The Eagles linebacking corps may actually be among the worst in the NFL and it’s being picked on by opposing offenses as a result. League leaders…in missed tackles Pro Football Focus measured missed tackles in ratios […]Read more "Why the Eagles have to start valuing the linebacker position"
I want to cast your mind back to 2016. The Philadelphia Eagles were facing the Detroit Lions in a game where Matt Stafford and his offense jumped out to a 14 point lead and starting linebacker Nigel Bradham was nowhere to seen. Bradham was inserted into the game during the second half and stayed there […]Read more "The Eagles need to start valuing the linebacker position before it’s too late"
T.J. Edwards has been defying all odds since day 1. Not being drafted despite being a college star, fighting every day to make the roster in what was a crowded LB room, and now, after impressing coaches and teammates, T.J. is set to play a significant role on Eagles’ defense. After 6 weeks, a release […]Read more "T.J. Edwards has a unique opportunity after impressing Eagles coaches"
The Eagles made a slightly surprising move yesterday in releasing LB Zach Brown. The 29-year old notably took shots at Kirk Cousins just days before being completely embarrassed by Minnesota’s ‘weak link’. His contract was only worth $1.5M, so it’s no big loss if the Eagles feel comfortable fielding other linebackers in his place who […]Read more "Which Eagles LB’s will step up to fill Zach Brown’s shoes?"
After a weekend of tough calls and roster-shaping decisions, the Eagles roster now stands at 53. The team would make 12 moves on Saturday following on from last night’s initial announcement (which you can read more on below). Firstly, CB Jalen Mills was placed on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list. This is a separate […]Read more "Instant analysis: Eagles make surprising cuts as roster is trimmed to 53"
The first wave of roster cuts are in the books but the Eagles still have 12 more roster moves to make before 4PM today. There were some surprising decisions yesterday, but who’s in good stead to make the team as a result? S Rudy Ford The Eagles have experienced a lot of movement at Safety […]Read more "Which underdogs could sneak onto Eagles roster after first wave of cuts?"
This is it, the lights seem a bit brighter now on the Philadelphia Eagles. They had an offseason for the ages. The focus was on depth, playmaking ability, and the trenchers. They somehow mastered all three goals without breaking much of a sweat but now, it seems the sweat may just make an appearance after […]Read more "How preseason finale impacted Eagles biggest positional battles"
Well, the Eagles were shutout in the preseason finale and judgement day is now upon us. The roster will soon be trimmed from 90 down to 53. But who did enough to make some waves on Thursday night? Linebackers will break my heart Alex Singleton: 15 tackles and a fumble recoveryT.J Edwards: 10 tackles and […]Read more "Linebacker heartbreak & 4 other takeaways from Eagles preseason finale"
Two time All-Big 10, four year starter with 367 tackles, 37.5 tackles for loss, 8 sacks, 10 interceptions, 2 forced fumbles, and an All-American title. Wisconsin star linebacker T.J. Edwards did everything to prove he is a 3 down LB. “Below-average initial quickness” “Limitations in man coverage” “Limited sideline-sideline range” NFL.com Despite running a 4.77 […]Read more "A closer look at the rise of UDFA Eagles linebacker T.J Edwards"