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Eagles Malcolm Jenkins Called a ‘Sellout’ Over Protest Movement by Panthers Eric Reid

Eric Reid and Malcolm Jenkins turned the fight for racial and social justice into a skirmish on the field. Reid then went on offense with his postgame comments, calling the Eagles safety and co-founder of The Players Coalition “a sellout.”

Reid split from the coalition last year because Jenkins had excluded Colin Kaepernick from meetings, and asked players if they would stop protesting during the national anthem if the NFL made a charitable donation to causes they support.

Reid, who signed with the Panthers in September, said he believed he no longer had shared interests with the socially-active coalition and would continue on his own path with the unsigned Kaepernick, who was the first player to sit and then kneel during the anthem to protest racism and police brutality.

“We believe a lot of players should have stepped up for Colin,” Reid said Sunday after the Panthers beat the Eagles 21-17. “I believe Malcolm capitalized on the situation. He co-opted the movement that was started by Colin to get his organization funded. It’s cowardly. He sold us out.”

Jenkins took the high road when told in the Eagles’ locker room of the criticism.

“I’m not going to get up here and say anything negative about that man,” Jenkins said. “I respect him. I’m glad he has a job. I’m glad he’s back in the league. I’ll leave it like that.”

Reid, who was not supposed to be at midfield, and Jenkins jawed at each other shortly before kickoff.

Reid continued his tradition of taking a knee during “The Star-Spangled Banner,” while none of his Carolina teammates joined him or stood near him at midfield. Reid is trying to call attention to social and racial injustice.

“It’s systematic oppression which is what I’m protesting and neocolonialism,” he said. “Man, it keeps happening.”

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He’s Back! Eagles QB Carson Wentz Gets Full Medical Clearance for First Time Since December

Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz received full medical clearance for the first time since his knee injury in December 2017 and will start Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts, coach Doug Pederson announced.

“He has been cleared,” Pederson said. “We’re all excited about that. Medically, from the date of surgery to where he’s at today, all his rehab, 11-on-11, everything about it was a big part of getting to this point.”

Wentz has participated in non-contact drills and most football activities since training camp began. The Eagles scaled him back to “controlled” drills and workout environments only as preseason wrapped up, prompting concerns Wentz might not be ready to go until October, but Pederson said the QB now has no limitations.

Eagles Bring Back Wide Out Markus Wheaton, Place TE Richard Rodgers on IR

The Eagles re-signed wide receiver Markus Wheaton on Tuesday and put tight end Richard Rodgers on injured reserve.

Rodgers was in line to to be third tight end behind Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert but suffered a knee injury and has been sidelined for the past couple of weeks.

Wheaton was originally signed by the Eagles in May. He was released as the team trimmed its roster to 53 over the weekend. The re-signing of Wheaton helps bolster a receiving corps that will be without Alshon Jeffery (shoulder) on Thursday against the Falcons. Second-year wideout Mack Hollins was ruled out for Thursday by coach Doug Pederson on Tuesday. He’s been dealing with a groin injury and missed practice Monday.

Wheaton has 110 career receptions for 1,559 yards with eight touchdowns in five seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Chicago Bears.

Falcons at Eagles NFL Week One Capsule

The 2018 season kicks off on Thursday, September 6 (8:20 PM ET, NBC) as the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles host the Atlanta Falcons at Lincoln Financial Field in a rematch of the 2017 NFC Divisional Playoffs, which the Eagles won 15-10. The Falcons and Eagles meet for the 31st time in the regular season, with Philadelphia holding a 16-13-1 series advantage.

The Eagles, who won their first Super Bowl with a 41-33 victory over New England in Super Bowl LII, have won their past two home openers played on Kickoff Weekend and six of their past seven overall in Week 1. Philadelphia ranked third in the NFL averaging 28.6 points per game last season and were the only team to have three players with at least eight touchdown catches each – wide receivers ALSHON JEFFERY (nine) and NELSON AGHOLOR (eight) and tight end ZACH ERTZ (eight).

On the path to Super Bowl LII, the Eagles finished the regular season with a 13-3 record and earned the No. 1 seed in the NFC. Philadelphia won the NFC East a season after finishing in last place with a 7-9 record in 2016, joining the JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (AFC South) as teams to complete a “worst-to-first” turnaround in 2017. At least one team has won its division the season after finishing in or tied for last place in 14 of the past 15 seasons.

Atlanta advanced to the postseason for the second consecutive season in 2017 and has won three of their past four season openers. Falcons quarterback MATT RYAN passed for 4,095 yards last season, his franchise-record seventh consecutive season with at least 4,000 passing yards, and tied for the second-longest streak in NFL history. Linebacker DEION JONES led Atlanta’s defense with 138 tackles, which tied for fourth in the NFL, and safety KEANU NEAL led all NFC safeties with 113 tackles in 2017.

Dunkin Donuts Cups Celebrating the Eagles Super Bowl Win Accidentally Sent to Boston Stores

The Super Bowl feelings are still very raw for both the Patriots and the Eagles, and today there’s even more salt in the wound for Pats fans, as reports state that (on accident) cups celebrating the Super Bowl win for the Eagles were sent to Boston area Dunkin Donuts.

Here’s the tweet with the ‘accident,’ reported on twitter today.