Eagles Set to Deal LB Alonso and CB Maxwell to Miami for Draft Picks

It looks like with a new coach comes changes to the Eagles, as reports say the team is on the verge of moving linebacker Kiko Alonso and cornerback Byron Maxwell to the Miami Dolphins.

Miami will send draft picks to the Eagles. The exact terms of the trade are not known yet.

Eagles Expected to Ink QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson

The Eagles plan to sign quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson, Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports citing a league source.

Bethel-Thompson, 27, has been on eight NFL rosters since 2011. He was most recently on the San Francisco 49ers’ practice squad. He spent parts of 2012 and 2013 on the Minnesota Vikings’ active roster, although he never has attempted a pass in a regular-season game. In 12 preseason games since 2011, Bethel-Thompson has three touchdown passes and nine interceptions.

The 6-foot-3, 236-pound journeyman even moved around in college. He started at UCLA and finished at Sacramento State before going undrafted in 2011.

Eagles Bring Back LB Najee Goode with a One-Year Deal

The Eagles have re-signed linebacker Najee Goode to a one-year contract according to the team’s official website.

Goode was originally a fifth-round pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers out of West Virginia in 2012 but has spent the last three seasons on and off the Eagles roster.

The Eagles re-signed him in September and he appeared in 14 games, primarily as a special teams contibutor. Goode also provides linebacker depth. He was scheduled to become a restricted free agent in March.

Eagles Hire Frank Reich as New Offensive Coordinator


The Eagles have their new offensive coordinator, as Adam Caplan is reporting the deal with former NFL QB and coordinator Frank Reich is done, and he’ll join Doug Pederson’s new staff.

The 54-year-old was fired as the Chargers offensive coordinator on January 4th.

Doug Pederson to Take Over as New Head Coach of the Eagles

Doug Pederson will be the Eagles’ next coach, an NFL source confirmed to Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News.

Pederson, the Chiefs’ offensive coordinator, can’t be hired until his team loses in the playoffs. The Chiefs play at New England this weekend.

Pederson, who turns 48 at the end of the month, is a former Eagles quarterback and quarterbacks coach, who has been mentored by former Eagles coach Andy Reid.

Eagles Running Backs Coach Staley Interviews for Head Coaching Job


The Eagles will look high and low for a coach this offseason, and started with one of their own on Friday, as reports say the team spoke to running back coach Duce Staley.

Last Tuesday the Eagles fired Chip Kelly with a week left in the season. Pat Shurmur will coach the finale against the Giants tomorrow.

The 40-year-old Staley is no stranger to Eagles fans, he played for the team from 1997-2003, rushing for over 1,000 yards three times.

He’s been on the Eagles coaching staff since 2013 when he was hired as the running backs coach.

Murray Says the Firing of Kelly is a ‘Fresh Start’ for Eagles Team


Running back DeMarco Murray clearly was disgruntled throughout much of the season with his playing time and production.

In the wake of coach Chip Kelly’s dismissal, Murray spoke with the media Thursday, Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports.

“You never wish this on anyone,” the Eagles back said of Kelly being fired, via Rueben Frank of CSN Philadelphia. “But it’s a fresh start for everybody.”

Murray told reporters he has spoken to Kelly since the coach was fired, but wouldn’t indicated who initiated the call.

Murray was an ill-fit for Kelly’s scheme, which often required backs to move laterally — something Murray struggled with, looking very slow — before getting down hill.

“Schematically, there are probably some things we could have done better,” Murray said, also noting he could have played better.

Eagles Fire Coach Chip Kelly with One Game Left in 2015 Season


The first shocker of the Eagles offseason took place on Tuesday, and it’s not even the true offseason yet.

Three days after losing to the Washington Redskins at home to end their hopes of the postseason, the club has announced they have fired coach Chip Kelly.

In a statement, team Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie said, “We appreciate all the contributions that Chip Kelly made and wish him every success going forward.”

Coach Pat Shurmur will be interim head coach for Sunday’s game against the Giants. VP of player personnel Ed Marynowitz was also released.