New Eagles Coach Pederson Says QB Wentz Not Likely to Be Active on Gameday Early On

Carson Wentz

Ever since the Eagles selected Carson Wentz with the No. 2 overall pick, they’ve made it clear that they want to be extremely patient with him. Wentz is a player the Eagles view as the long term centerpiece of the franchise, but not in any way some kind of short term fix, Jimmy Kempski of reports.

They’re so dedicated to their patient approach, in fact, that Wentz probably won’t even be active on game day initially, according to head coach Doug Pederson.

“Typically, the third quarterback is down,” said Pederson. “It’s hard right now to look down the road, but if we had to play this week, Carson would be down. He’d be the third quarterback. He’d be deactivated. That’s probably the direction we’re heading, I would think is going that route. Obviously barring injury and, as you know, how this game is, but typically the third quarterback, whoever that is, is down on game day.”

What if the Eagles Logo Went Pokémon Style?


Ever wonder what would happen if the NFL went Pokémon style with their logos?

Well, with the new sensation Pokémon Go hitting the market, Daily Snark put out all the NFL teams if their logos were done in the style of Pokémon – with the Eagles instead of being the Eagles being known as the Philadelphia Braviaries.

Here’s the complete list of teams at the link HERE

Is the NFL Draft Coming to Philadelphia in 2017?


Depending on who you are listening to, the 2017 NFL Draft, which for the last two seasons has been held in Chicago, could be on its way to one of the most rabid fan bases in the NFL – Philadelphia.

U.S. congressman Bob Brady stated on Thursday the mega three-day event would be coming to the city of Brotherly Love next year, but that’s yet to be confirmed by anyone running the show in Philly.

Bob Brady says the 2017 NFL draft will be held in Philadelphia.

The city says: Not so fast.

The U.S. congressman said in an interview Thursday that the draft, held in Chicago the last two years, would take place in Philadelphia in April.

Although the city did not confirm that a deal had been made, Brady (D., Phila.) said that Mayor Kenney called him Thursday to tell him that the city had agreed to host the draft and to commit $5 million to pull off the three-day event.

Brady said the mayor initially had expressed concern about the financial commitment but changed his mind after he was convinced that the city could raise the money and not put the burden on taxpayers.

Brady said the Building Trades Union would put in more than $1 million toward building a temporary stage and arena on the Ben Franklin Parkway with seating for about 3,000 spectators.

It all sounds great, but until it’s confirmed by the city and the NFL, I wouldn’t buy into anything anyone says – but no doubt it would be great to see the awesome NFL event in Philly in 2017.

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.