DeSean Jackson on His Eagles Release: “It Was a Slap in the Face”

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DeSean Jackson’s new reality show on BET, Home Team, debuted on Tuesday night, and it didn’t take long for the Pro-Bowl receiver to take a shot at the Eagles, who released him just over a year ago, Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ Advance Media reports.

“When I was released by the Eagles, I felt they tried to paint a picture that definitely wasn’t true,” Jackson said, according to About.com. “It was a slap in the face coming off one of my best seasons in the NFL.”

Jackson was released by the Eagles coming off a season in which he hauled in 82 catches for 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns. His release, however, had much more to do with off-the-field issues.

As reported by NJ Advance Media prior to his release, the Eagles had concerns about the company Jackson kept off the field, and the negative impact he had on the younger players in the locker room.

Jackson was released less than an hour after the report.

“It was a smear campaign,” Jackson said. “It’s like the Eagles tried to blow me up. That’s cold.”

The Eagles called the decision to release Jackson a “football decision,” although it appears the wide receiver felt it had much more to do with off-the-field issues than his play on the field.

“That’s why I think they fired me,” Jackson said. “What have I done? Have I gone to jail? Am I in federal? No.”

“I call myself a Cowboy killer, and a Giant killer,” Jackson said. “Now I’m an Eagles killer.”

Eagles Pull Contract Offer to Evan Mathis Off Table – May Not Attend Minicamp

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The Eagles offered Evan Mathis a restructured contract in Sept. 2014 that could have increased his yearly salary $1 million, but he declined the new deal that was full of incentives, and now the team has taken the offer off the table, Jeff McLane of te Philadelphia Inquirer reports citing NFL sources.

The original offer came when Howie Roseman was general manager. It also came before the 2014 season when Mathis missed seven games with a knee injury, but returned and was still voted into his second straight Pro Bowl.

Chip Kelly was given full authority over personnel this offseason and the explanation given to Mathis, according to sources close to the situation, was that the previous offer was from the old regime.

Mathis has missed all of spring voluntary workouts, and risks getting fined around $70,000 should he skip next week’s three-day mandatory minicamp. Kelly was asked on Tuesday if Mathis had expressed to the Eagles his interest for a new deal.

“We’re not going to discuss any players’ contracts,” Kelly said. “We never have, never will.”

Kelly said that he hasn’t spoken to Mathis this offseason. Asked how he would proceed if Mathis continued to miss time, Kelly said, “We’ll just take it as it comes.”

Eagles Agree to Terms with Three Draft Picks

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The Eagles announced they have agreed to terms on four-year contracts with defensive backs Eric Rowe (seond round), defensive back Randall Evans (sixth round) and defensive end Brian Mihalik (seventh round).

Rowe (6-1, 205) appeared in 47 games (45 starts) during his four-year career at Utah and accumulated 261 tackles, three interceptions and 34 passes defensed in his career. He earned honorable mention All-Pac-12 honors as a senior in 2014 after starting 10 games and totaling 59 tackles, one interception and a team-leading 13 pass breakups.

A former walk-on at Kansas State, Evans (6-0, 195) started 31 games for the Wildcats, recording 210 tackles, seven interceptions and 35 passes defensed in his career. As a senior, he earned first-team All-Big 12 accolades, while leading Kansas St. with four interceptions and 14 passes defensed in 13 games.

A seventh-round draft choice of the Eagles in 2015, Mihalik (6-9, 302) started 13 games as a senior at Boston College in 2014 and set career highs in tackles (31) and sacks (4.5). He appeared in 44 career games at BC, finishing his collegiate tenure with 86 tackles, 16 tackles for a loss and 8.5 sacks.

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Eagles Take WR Nelson Agholor With 20th Pick in Round One

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The Eagles and Chip Kelly got themselves a new weapon for their offense, as they took USC wide receiver Nelson Agholor with the 20th pick of the first round.

Here’s a scouting report on Agholor.

Over the past few years the USC offense has been led by a productive receiver and Agholor is the latest in the line of Trojan wideouts. Robert Woods and Marqise Lee were previous stars for USC, and Agholor took over as the feature receiver in 2014 after backing them up.

In 2012, Agholor had 18 catches for 341 yards and two touchdowns as a freshman backup. A year later Woods was in the NFL and Agholor took over as the secondary receiver to Lee. With Lee drawing lots of attention in 2013, Agholor broke out with with 56 receptions for 918 yards and six scores. As a junior Agholor took over as the No.1 receiver with Lee in the NFL and Agholor had a fine season. He had 104 receptions for 1,313 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2014. That included some huge, clutch catches to help USC beat Stanford. Agholor also destroyed California.

For the NFL, Agholor is a well balanced receiver. He is a very good route-runner and has experience running a variety of routes in the West Coast offense. Agholor is dangerous for yards after the catch. He is very quick to catch a slant and rip through the defense for a nice gain. Agholor uses his good route-running and speed to get separation from cornerbacks. He is sudden in and out of his breaks with some quickness.

Agholor is a well-balanced receiver but he isn’t overly fast or overly physical. Thus for the NFL he looks more like a very good No.2 receiver rather than a true No.1. Agholor also needs to work on his hands as he can be prone to some drops. In the 2015 NFL Draft, Agholor could be a late first-round pick or second-round pick.

Check Out What The Eagles 2015 Draft Hats Look Like

2015 Philadelphia Eagles Draft Hats

When the players in attendance at this week’s NFL Draft hear their name called, they’ll come up to the stage sporting a snazzy draft hat that they’ll be given for their new team.

Here’s what the Philadelphia Eagles version of this year’s draft hat will look like. The hat has the Eagles logo on the front and a drawing of the city of Philadelphia underneath the brim.

You can get your hands on one by clicking the link below!

Buy your Philadelphia Eagles draft hat HERE!

Which picks do the Eagles have in the 2015 NFL Draft?

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The Eagles have already shaken their roster up big time this offseason, and are going to be busy on NFL Draft weekend coming up in May, as it’s a time for the club to try to build on their 2014 season and start to get ready for 2015. The team will look to the draft weekend to keep building. Find out how the picks may influence the NFL betting odds at Mybookie.ag.

The Eagles have 8 picks in the draft, which this year is moving from New York to Chicago. Here’s a list of the eight picks that the Eagles and staff will have when the draft kicks off, this is unless the team makes a deal to give away or even add more picks to try and get their roster where they want to be.

Round 1 (20), Round 2 (52), Round 3 (84), Round 4 (113), Round 5 (145), Round 5 (156), Round 6 (196), Round 7 (237).

There’s still a few areas of needs for the team as they get ready to compete in the always competitive NFC East in 2015.

The biggest need for the team in the minds of many is at cornerback, where the club could easily look to spend that first pick in the first round.

Bradley Fletcher was okay last season, but the team really should long term look to put him in more of a role of a nickel or dime corner on the teams defense.

Cary Williams has been average at best, but he’s probably gone as a free agent in 2016. The club needs either an All-Pro safety or corner on defense to slow opposing offenses down some.

Another spot that needs filled is that of strong safety, another important piece in the teams defense getting set for 2015.

The team was able to snag Malcolm Jenkins, but they still need help, with Nate Allen playing the role of strong safety, though, he was drafted as a free safety 37th overall in 2010.

He has not been the impact player the team needs at the position, and the Eagles do not have strong CBs presently on the roster, so they had better make this position better in 2015.

Overall beyond free-agent addition Byron Maxwell, the Eagles’ CB cupboard will be empty after 2015, so finding a starter is probably the most important piece of the pie for the Birds.

The Eagles are getting old on the left side of their O-line, so they could look for Evan Mathis’ replacement at left guard. Philadelphia has size at WR but lacks a dynamic playmaker, and finding more speed off the edge at OLB will always be a priority for the team.

Eagles Come to Terms with Free Agent Running Back DeMarco Murray

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Many Eagles fans were irate when the team dealt running back LeSean McCoy. Today, the team found his replacement – a younger, better version of McCoy.

The team has agreed to terms with running back DeMarco Murray on a five-year deal worth $42 million with $21 million guaranteed.

Murray was the hardest working back in the game last season, going for a career-high 392 rushing attempts for 1,845 yards.

The Eagles revamped their running back core not only with the signing of Murray, but also the team came to terms with running back Ryan Mathews Wednesday on a three-year deal.

Eagles to Meet with Cowboys Free Agent RB DeMarco Murray

Green Bay Packers vs Dallas Cowboys, 2015 NFC Divisional Playoffs

As if things haven’t been interesting enough this offseason for the Eagles and the rest of the NFL, the birds could be landing the biggest free agent out there as they have a meeting set up with running back DeMarco Murray on Thursday.

The move would not only add one of the biggest playmakers in the NFL to the Philly roster, but also would seriously hurt their biggest rival in the Cowboys.

Last season Murray ran for 1845 yards and 13 touchdowns, putting up 4.7 yards per carry. The meeting could net the Eagles a huge piece of their offensive puzzle for years to come.