Eagles OC Frank Reich One of the Candidates for the Titans Head Coaching Job

Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich is a candidate for the newly-open Tennessee Titans head coaching job according to Terry McCormick of Titan Insider.

A longtime NFL backup quarterback, Reich’s coaching specialty has been wideouts and signal callers. He earned a promotion to offensive coordinator for the Chargers in 2014-2015, and then served as the Eagles’ offensive coordinator the past two years under Doug Pederson. Reich deserves part of the credit for the rapid development of QB Carson Wentz and the Eagles’ imaginative game plans but it should be noted that Pederson calls the plays in Philly.

The Titans also plan to interview Texans defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel and Carolina Panthers DC Steve Wilks for the opening in the coming days.

Eagles to Play the Vikings in the NFC Championship Game Sunday Evening

The Philadelphia Eagles road to the Super Bowl is set, as the team will host the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship Game Sunday, January 21st at 6:30pm.

The Vikings got a miracle finish to top the New Orleans Saints 29-24 on Sunday, as they scored on a 61-yard touchdown pass on the final play of the game.

The two teams last played in 2016 in a week seven game at Lincoln Financial Field, with the Eagles beating the Vikings 21-10 to improve at the time to 4-2, this before they went 3-7 the rest of the way to wrap up the season 7-9.

Eagles Release Ticket Information for the NFC Championship Game

The Eagles will host the NFC Title game Sunday, January 21st, as they will take on either the Minnesota Vikings or New Orleans Saints for a trip to the Super Bowl.

After Saturday’s win over the Falcons 15-10, the team released the following regarding getting tickets for the huge showdown.

A limited number of tickets for the NFC Championship Game will go on sale Tuesday, January 16 at 10 AM ET.

Tickets can only be purchased online at www.Ticketmaster.com or by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000. General ticket prices range from $170 to $255 and standing room only tickets are $135. There is a four ticket limit per household and all tickets will be available on a first come, first served basis.

The Eagles will host the NFC Championship Game on Sunday, January 21 at 6:40 PM ET. The game will be televised on FOX.

Eagles Do Enough; Top Falcons 15-10 to Advance to NFC Title Game

Pretty? No. Effective? Yes.

The Eagles are headed back to the NFC Title game, as Saturday afternoon they needed every inch in grunting out a home playoff win over the Atlanta Falcons 15-10.

They will host the winner of the New Orleans Saints and Minnesota Vikings next Sunday evening for the right to play in the Super Bowl on February 4th.

The key in the five-point win was the play of the Eagles offensive line, as well as their ability to get to Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, which really was the play with the game on the line that saved the game in the final seconds.

Eagles QB Nick Foles went 23-of-30 for 246 yards and no turnovers, and he should get some credit for playing well enough for the Eagles to get the win, and not being the reason they would have lost.

The game came down to that saving play, and Ryan’s final pass to Julio Jones went through his hands, and with it the Eagles were flying high onto the next round.

Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills couldn’t hear a sound, even though the crowd at Lincoln Financial Field was loud as a jet engine.

“Can’t hear the crowd, but you can feel them,” Mills would say later. “You can feel that energy. The ground felt like it was shaking out there, it was so loud. When they broke the huddle and I saw [Jones] come to my side, I said, ‘I know where the ball’s coming.’

“As a true competitor, you love that. You live and die for that.”

It was quite a win for the Eagles, and now we will see what lies ahead as they are just one step away from playing in the biggest game on planet earth.

Battery Case Against Eagles LB Nigel Bradham Closed

Miami-Dade court records show the battery case against Eagles linebacker Nigel Bradham has been closed, Tim McManus of ESPN reports.

Bradham was charged with aggravated assault, a second-degree felony, following an incident at the Hilton Bentley Miami in South Beach in July of 2016. He was accused of striking a hotel employee and breaking his nose.

Bradham accepted a deferred prosecution program this past July, which offered the possibility of no jail time if the conditions of the program are met. It appears Bradham met those conditions.

The 28-year-old Bradham also faced a misdemeanor gun charge for a separate incident, when he brought a weapon to the Miami airport. That case was closed in October, records show.

Eagles Say ‘No’ To VP of Player Personnel Joe Douglas to Interview with Texans for GM Job

The Patriots rejected Houston’s request to interview Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio and director of college scouting Monti Ossenfort for the Texans’ general manager job, and the Eagles told the Texans the same about their vice president of player personnel, Joe Douglas, a league source told Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Although Caserio and Ossenfort were prohibited from interviewing in-season, it doesn’t mean the matter is closed.

Under the NFL’s loosened rules for hiring executives from other teams, Caserio and Ossenfort still might be able to interview for the Texans’ GM job after the Patriots’ season ends, according to a league source.

Packers director of player personnel Brian Gutekunst was scheduled to interview for the Texans’ opening Sunday but instead was promoted to general manager by Green Bay, a source told ESPN. Buffalo Bills vice president of player personnel Brian Gaine is now considered the favorite for Houston’s GM job, sources told ESPN.

Dallas Cowboys vice president of personnel Will McClay has permission to speak with the Texans but has not heard from the club yet.

Eagles 2017 Second-Round Pick CB Sidney Jones Added to Teams’ Active Roster

Eight months after the Eagles drafted him with their second-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, cornerback Sidney Jones is heading to the active roster, Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ Advance Media reports.

The team announced on Saturday that Jones, who has been recovering from a torn Achilles he suffered back in March, has been activated from the non-football injury list and has been placed on the 53-man roster.

According to a report from NFL.com, the Eagles plan to play Jones on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys in the team’s final regular season game.

To make space for Jones on the roster the Eagles placed linebacker Joe Walker on the injured reserve list with a neck injury on Friday. The move ends Walker’s season.

Eagles Starters to Play, But Likely Not the Entire Game Sunday Against Dallas

Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said Friday that Eagles starters will play Week 17 against the Cowboys, but “at the same time be smart with how much they play.” according to Jimmy Kempski of Philly Voice.

“The idea is to just keep the starters going,” Pederson explained. “I don’t want to not play them, and then it’s three weeks later and you’re playing a game. I think that would be foolish on my part, so I want to make sure that they stay in the moment, but at the same time be smart with how much they play, how long they play, and go from there.” The Eagles have secured home field advantage throughout the playoffs and have little incentive to risk their best players. The most likely scenario is for Nick Foles and company is to play the first half and then cede their spots to backups for the remainder of the game.