Eagles to Ink Veteran LB Dannell Ellerbe

The Eagles plan to sign 31-year-old veteran linebacker Dannell Ellerbe on Monday, Matt Lombardo of NJ Advance Media reports.

Ellerbe adds veteran depth to a linebacking corps that will play the rest of the season without All-Pro caliber middle linebacker Jordan Hicks, who ruptured his Achilles three weeks ago against Washington.

After playing in just 15 games over the last two seasons with the New Orleans Saints, Ellerbe was released by New Orleans back in July after suffering a foot injury and had not latched on elsewhere.

Eagles Acquire Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi for a Fourth-Round Pick

Not happy with their running game for a team that is 7-1, the Eagles today pulled off a stunner of a move, acquiring Miami Dolphins number one running back Jay Ajayi for a fourth-round pick.

Ajayi has rushed for 465 yards on 138 carries this season — his third with the Dolphins since being selected in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL draft out of Boise State.

In 31 games, Ajayi has rushed for 1,924 yards and nine touchdowns.

It’s a move that sounds like the Eagles feel like they are ‘all in’ on going for it this season, and with LeGarrette Blount, the run game has had it’s struggles, and Blount has 467 yards and two scores on the year.

Look for Ajayi to be a force in the run game, and it could be a steal of a trade for the Eagles as they get to the posteason.

Eagles vs Redskins NFL Week One Inactives

The Eagles have declared CB Rasul Douglas, WR Shelton Gibson, CB Dexter McDougle, DE Steven Means, RB Donnel Pumphrey, DT Elijah Qualls, OG Chance Warmack inactive for Week 1.

Redskins inactives

G Tyler Catalina
OL T.J. Clemmings
RB Mack Brown
TE Jeremy Sprinkle
DE Anthony Lanier
CB Josh Holsey
ILB Josh Harvey-Clemons

Eagles Trade Long Snapper Jon Dorenbos to the Saints

Men’s Journal

The Eagles traded long snapper Jon Dorenbos to the Saints on Monday night for a 2019 seventh-round pick, parting ways with their longest-tenured player and one of the most organization’s most popular figures, Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Dorenbos, 37, signed with the Eagles late in 2006. He twice went to the Pro Bowl and played in a franchise-record 162 consecutive games. It’s the sixth-most games played in franchise history. He also became a fan favorite off the field, popular for his magic and inspirational story to reach the NFL. Dorenbos won the Eagles’ Ed Block Courage Award in 2008 and was nominated for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award in 2016.

“Jon is one of the most inspiring people I have ever known,” Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie said in a statement. “He gave everything that he had to this organization for more than a decade, but his legacy in Philadelphia goes far beyond his performance on the field, his Pro Bowl selections or the consecutive games streak. His true impact is measured by the number of people in this city that he connected with, the lives he has been able to change and the courage he displays every day after battling such tremendous adversity as a child. Jon’s enthusiasm and positive outlook are contagious; he’s one of the most genuine, caring people you could ever meet. I speak on behalf of the entire organization when I say we are incredibly proud to have called him an Eagle and our doors are always open to him in the future.”

Eagles Deal Offensive Tackle Matt Tobin to Seattle for 5th Round Pick in 2018

The Eagles made a trade on Monday, sending offensive tackle Matt Tobin and a 2018 7th-round pick to the Seattle Seahawks for a 2018 fifth-round pick, Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ Advance Media reports.

Tobin has appeared in 42 games over the past four seasons for the Eagles, starting in 21 games, including 13 games in 2015.

The deal lands the Eagles an extra pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, as they now have two fifth-round picks. The team now owns their own first-round pick, two fourth-round picks, two fifth-round picks and a sixth-round pick.

Eagles Safety Malcolm Jenkins Calls Out Teams For Not Inking QB Colin Kaepernick

Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins sent a strong message to NFL owners Thursday, calling them “cowards” for their apparent reluctance to sign free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick for fear of public backlash, E.J. Smith of Philly.com reports.

“This is just some other teams being, quite honestly, cowards, to say that they’re afraid of backlash to sign someone to make their team better, when fans’ input has never been in the equation when it comes to signing people in the past,” Jenkins told delawareonline.com. “It’s certain owners’ way of making an example out of [Kaepernick] to discourage anybody else from doing what he did.”

Kaepernick, who protested police brutality by sitting and later kneeling during the national anthem last season while playing for the San Francisco 49ers, opted out of his deal and has yet to find a new team. Kaepernick’s protest drew many supporters and detractors. Jenkins was a supporter, so much so, he raised his fist above his head during the national anthem for some of the Eagles’ games.

“Four months ago, there was a debate as to whether [Kaepernick] is talented enough or whatever,” Jenkins said. “I think at this point in time, when you look at the quarterbacks who have jobs around the league, and the amount of owners and GMs who have only spoken of what fans would think about his stance. I think it’s safe to throw out that talent argument, and basically focus on the fact that he doesn’t have a job solely because he didn’t stand for the anthem last year, even though he already expressed that he planned on standing this year.”

“That message, to me, is loud and clear from owners as to where their priorities stand and how they go about picking and choosing who they want on their teams. It’s definitely unfortunate, but it’s shining a light on just how the NFL operates and what we deem is acceptable. It really has nothing to do with what’s right or wrong, but what affects dollars. That’s business as usual, but I think it’s an unfortunate precedent to set.”

Bud Light Gives Eagles Fans One More Reason To Be Excited for This Season

Earlier today, Lane Johnson promised Philadelphians that he’d “buy them a beer if the Eagles win the Super Bowl”. Bud Light decided to step up and support Eagles fans, offering to throw the city of Philadelphia a Super Bowl party like it’s never seen if The Birds go to the Super Bowl and win it all.

They shared this news on Twitter:

It should be interesting to see how the season plays out! 🙂

Eagles Pickup Draft Pick From Denver for Offensive Lineman Allen Barbre

USA Today Sports

The Eagles today made a move with the Denver Broncos, grabbing a conditional late-round for offensive lineman Allen Barbre according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.

The Eagles had announced earlier in the day they were cutting the 33-year-old veteran but in the end were able to get something back for him.

Barbre has spent nine years in the league, with the last four seasons playing in Philly. He signed a new multi-year deal with the Eagles in 2014 but fell out of favor under new head coach Doug Pedersen. He primarily played left guard for the Eagles but can play both guards spots and right tackle and has made 36 career starts.

Denver may be the perfect place for him to finish his career given their offensive line issues. He will likely compete with Max Garcia for the right guard position.