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Philadelphia Eagles Name New V.P. of Player Personnel

January 29th, 2015 at 11:07 AM
By Eric Craig Herder

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly has promoted Ed Marynowitz from assistant director of player personnel to vice president of player personnel.

Marynowitz got his first NFL job in 2007, when he was a scouting assistant with the Miami Dolphins. While he was in Miami he was working closely with Bill Parcels and Jeff Ireland.

From 2008-2011 Marynowitz worked as the University of Alabama's director of player personnel. During his time at Alabama the school had three number one ranked recruiting classes in the country. Eight of the players that Marynowitz recruited turned out to become first round selections in the NFL Draft. Alabama won two national championships, 2009 and 20011, while amassing a record of 36-5.

Marynowitz joined the Eagles front office in 2012, becoming the assistant director of pro scouting and was promoted to assistant director of player personnel a year later. Marynowitz was also part of the search committee to find a replacement for Andy Reid that eventually brought Chip Kelly to Philadelphia.

Kelly, in a statement through the team's website, had this to say about Marynowitz.

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Philadelphia Eagles Nick Foles Drawing Interest from Three Teams.

January 26th, 2015 at 5:57 PM
By Eric Craig Herder

There have been reports that the Philadelphia Eagles are going to do just about to do anything to get Marcus Mariota in this year's draft. The only problem is that the Eagles are picking at 20 and Mariota has been projected to go high in the first round. In order to get up that high the Eagles would have to give a team a lot to select the Heisman Trophy winner.

So, what do the Eagles do with Nick Foles?

According to NJ.com's Elliot Shorr-Parks there are three teams that are interested in Foles, should the Eagles choose to trade him.

According to a person familiar with the situation, but who requested anonymity, the St. Louis Rams have interest in Foles should the Eagles decide to trade him this offseason.

Foles' possible availability was a topic of conversation among coaches and scouts last week at the Senior Bowl, with the Tennessee Titans and Houston Texans also mentioned as teams that would have interest if Foles hit the market.

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Philadelphia Eagles Hire New Quarterbacks Coach

January 23rd, 2015 at 1:57 PM
By Eric Craig Herder

The Philadelphia Eagles announced that Ryan Day has been hired to coach the quarterbacks. Day replaces Bill Musgrave, who is now the offensive coordinator for the Oakland Raiders.

Day, 35 years-old, was a three year starting quarterback at New Hampshire while Chip Kelly was the offensive coordinator. While at New Hampshire Day set several school records including most touchdown passes. After graduating, Day got his coaching career started off at New Hampshire as a tight ends coach in 2002.

Day spent the 2005 season as a graduate assistant under Urban Myer at the University of Florida.

In 2006 Day was the wide receivers coach at Temple, where he would also become the offensive coordinator in 2012.

For the last two years Day has been the offensive coordinator at Boston College. From 2007-2011 Day was the receivers coach at Boston College. He had previously been a graduate assistant at Boston College from 2003-2004 while attending class to get his master's degree.

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Reports Indicate Philadelphia Eagles Will Try to Get Marcus Mariota in the Draft.

January 20th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
By Eric Craig Herder

With Chip Kelly now being in charge of the Philadelphia Eagles personnel decisions it is easy to come to the conclusion that he will go after Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota in the upcoming draft. Kelly recruited the quarterback while he was the head coach at Oregon and has had nothing but glowing remarks about the Mariota.

Mark Eckle, of NJ.com, is reporting that the Eagles will make a serious attempt at drafting Mariota in the draft that starts on April 30th. The Eagles have the 20th pick and Mariota is likely to go in the top 10 if not number one overall. Someone with knowledge of the Eagles offseason plans said to Eckle.

From No. 20, it's certainly not going to be easy. It's probably going to take moving up twice to do it. There's going to be some wheeling and dealing involved. Can it happen? I don't know. But they're going to try.

Mariota being the quarterback of the Eagles makes a lot of sense. Kelly already thinks highly of him and has coached him for a couple of years, and Mariota is already familiar with the Eagles offensive. Mariota also has the ability to run, which would add an element to the Eagles offense that has been lacking in the first two season while Kelly has been head coach.

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Three Philadelphia Eagles Will not Be Playing in the Pro Bowl

January 20th, 2015 at 11:05 AM
By Eric Craig Herder

At the end of last week the Philadelphia Eagles had nine players that were selected to play in the Pro Bowl.

Out of those nine players, three are officially not going to participate in this Sunday's exhibition; LeSean McCoy, Jason Peters, and Jeremy Maclin.

The other six Eagles' are still going to be representing the Eagles this week in Arizona; Connor Barwin, Jason Kelce, Jon Dorenbos, Darren Sproles, Evan Mathis, and rookie Cody Parkey.

McCoy made his first Pro Bowl appearance last season. This year he got off to a slow start that left many people questioning if he was playing hurt or if he was not as good as he was in 2013, when he led the league in rushing. McCoy finished the 2014 season with 1,319 rushing yards, which was the third most in the league. As the offensive line started to get healthy, McCoy's numbers started to improve and return to a level that was similar to last seasons. He also set the franchise record in rushing during the season. During the 2014 season McCoy became the franchise's all time leading rusher. McCoy is missing the Pro Bowl because of an undisclosed injury. He did come out of the last game of the Eagles' season with a knee injury but said it was nothing major in a post-game press conference.

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