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The Philadelphia Eagles Sign John Moffitt

June 29th, 2015 at 8:09 PM
By Eric Craig Herder

The Philadelphia Eagles announced the singing of guard John Moffitt on Monday. The signing of Moffitt will add much needed depth on the offensive line.

Moffitt, 28, was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the third round of the 2011 draft. He started 15 games for the Seahawks in his first two seasons in the NFL.

During his rookie season Moffitt suffered a knee injury after his ninth start and miss the rest of the year. During that time he was suspended for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing policy. After returning from suspension in 2012, Moffitt was involved in multiple off-the-field issues.

He was traded to the Denver Broncos in 2013 and played in just two games. Moffitt then decided that he had had enough of football and suddenly retired. He said he was not wiling to put his body on the line for money and that he was not happy playing football.

Moffitt has been working with FOX's NFL insider Jay Glazer, who also trains professional athletes. Glazer tweeted that he is proud of Moffitt for deciding to come back to the NFL and thinks he is physically ready for a return to football.

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The Philadelphia Eagles Sign OL Jared Wheeler

June 15th, 2015 at 7:51 PM
By Eric Craig Herder

The Philadelphia Eagles signed offensive lineman Jared Wheeler to a one-year deal Monday afternoon.

Wheeler, 24, attended the University of Miami and, according to the Eagles' website, was recruit of current Eagles' offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland. Wheeler appeared in 38 games while at Miami, starting six games as a senior at both guard positions and center. His ability to play either guard or center makes fills one of Chip Kelly's criteria as a player.

The Carolina Panthers signed the unrestricted free agent in 2014. He was cut and signed on with the Buffalo Bills before training camp. He appeared in all four pre-season games for the Bills before being released during the final roster cuts. He signed with the Seattle Seahawks after the season, but was again released before the Draft in April.

Wheeler adds much needed depth on the offensive line for the Eagles. His familiarity with Stoutland should help him make the team as a back-up. Allen Barbre is going to be starting at one of the guard spots for the Eagles, so there is still one open spot that will likely be filled via a competition during training camp.

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The NFLPA is Reviewing Mathis’ Release

June 12th, 2015 at 5:57 PM
By Eric Craig Herder

The NFL Players Association is reviewing the Philadelphia Eagles' releasing of Evan Mathis, this according to a tweet from Tim McManus of Eagles 24/7.

The Eagles have not violated any rules regarding their decision to release Mathis. He had been seeking a new contract from the Eagles, something the team was not going to do, and the team allowed his agent to seek a trade. According to Kelly, there were no offers for Mathis.

The only way the Eagles could really be in any trouble is if the NFLPA finds that the Eagles cut Mathis for not attending the team's voluntary OTA's. Because of the contract dispute that had been going on for two years, it would be tough for the Players Association to find any violation.

The Eagles will begin mandatory mini-camp next week, something that Mathis had planned on attending. He told reporters that he had a flight to Philadelphia scheduled for Monday.

Mathis, 33, was set to make $5.5 million this season. By releasing him, the Eagles saved roughly $4.4 million against the cap.

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The Philadelphia Eagles Release Evan Mathis.

June 11th, 2015 at 4:37 PM
By Eric Craig Herder

The Philadelphia Eagles released Evan Mathis on Thursday. Mathis has been a no-show at voluntary OTA's this offseason and was wanting more money from the team.

Mathis, 33, was seeking a new contract from the Eagles. He felt that he had out-preformed the contract that he signed in 2012. He was set to make $5.5 million this season, which made him the 13th highest paid guard in the NFL.

The news of Mathis' release should not be shocking to anyone who has followed his situation this off-season. He wanted a new deal, something the Eagles were not going to give him. During the 2014 off-season the Eagles granted Mathis' agent to seek out a trade. Nobody gave them an offer. They, again, were granted permission to seek a trade this off-season. Still nobody gave the Eagles an offer.

Chip Kelly was asked at several press conferences if there was an update on the Mathis situation. Kelly would respond by saying he has not talked to Mathis and that the OTA's were voluntary. He told reporters that he had given Mathis permission to seek a trade and that he had not received one phone call about him.

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Cary Williams Rips Chip Kelly’s Methods. He May Have a Point.

June 11th, 2015 at 2:34 PM
By Eric Craig Herder

Last season, after a 37-34 win over the Washington Redskins, Cary Williams told reporters that the Philadelphia Eagles were being overworked in practice by head coach Chip Kelly.

Williams was a free agent this off-season and signed with the Seattle Seahawks, and he still stands by the comments he made nine months ago. He was recently interviewed on ESPN 710 in Seattle and was asked about the week leading up to the December 7th match-up between the Seahawks and Eagles.

We were talking about the fact that our conditioning and things like that were going to kick in because we worked harder than everybody in the National Football League with the Chip Kelly thing. When we got out there, we got our teeth kicked in, so all that conditioning didn't necessarily work. The preparation wasn't necessarily the greatest that week. So when you're going up against teams that prepare, practice well, coach well, it's difficult in games like that. And I think towards the end of the year, we were exhausted, and we got out-coached the majority of the games.

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