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Former NFL player Brandon Bair rescues man after fiery train crash

Brandon Bair, who played 21 NFL career games, played the part of hero after a chance encounter Thursday. The former defensive lineman rescued a truck driver after his semi was struck by a train. Bair was driving on a highway in St. Anthony, Idaho, when he saw a train hit a semitruck, which burst into [more]

Eagles claim Kerryon Johnson off waivers from Lions

The Eagles claimed running back Kerryon Johnson off waivers from the Lions, according to agent Drew Rosenhaus. Johnson, 23, will join a running backs room that includes Boston Scott, Kenneth Gainwell and Jordan Howard. The Lions made Johnson a second-round choice in 2018. Johnson is heading into the final year of his rookie contract and [more]

Frank Reich: I don’t think drafting another player sent Carson Wentz in a tailspin

After the 2020 season, it was clear quarterback Carson Wentz needed a fresh start. He got one when Indianapolis agreed to trade for him in February, reuniting him with his former offensive coordinator, Colts head coach Frank Reich. That Wentz was even available would have likely been a shock a year ago at this time, [more]

Howie Roseman: We want to see Jalen Hurts grab the job and run with it

The Eagles have elected to go all-in with quarterback Jalen Hurts for 2021. Trading out of No. 6 overall in late March made that decision clear, though the club did jump back into the top 10 last week to select wide receiver Devonta Smith. Hurts started just four games as a rookie, which means the [more]

Tom Donahoe didn’t know he was on camera for awkward moment with Howie Roseman

Eagles G.M. Howie Roseman has explained the incident that resulted in images of an awkward exchange between himself and senior director of player personnel Tom Donahoe. Now, Donahoe has shared his side of the story. Via Chris Mortensen of ESPN.com, Donahoe said that he was flabbergasted by the viral video, and by the fact that [more]

Howie Roseman: DeVonta Smith is somebody I think our fans are going to love

The Eagles traded up to select wide receiver Devonta Smith, giving the club a key offensive weapon for new head coach Nick Sirianni and quarterback Jalen Hurts. During a Tuesday radio interview on 94WIP, Philadelphia General Manager Howie Roseman touted Smith’s skill and the way he stood out among Alabama’s wide receivers. “Obviously, DeVonta is [more]

Howie Roseman explains awkward moment with Tom Donahoe

One of the most real moments from the NFL’s annual reality show happened in Philadelphia. After making defensive tackle Milton Williams the 73rd overall pick, Eagles G.M. Howie Roseman was doing a fist-bump victory-lap in the draft room. Senior director of player personnel Tom Donahoe, a former G.M. of the Steelers and Bills, provided a [more]

Free agent signings no longer count in compensatory pick formula

When the Ravens brought in tackle Alejandro Villanueva for a visit last month, word from Baltimore reporters was that the team was not expected to make a move until after the draft. Compensatory draft picks were central to that approach. The Ravens and other teams have prized the picks doled out to teams who see [more]

Report: Panthers request permission to interview Ian Cunningham

The Panthers are lining up candidates to interview for their assistant General Manager job under Scott Fitterer. The team has requested permission to interview Eagles assistant director of player personnel Ian Cunningham for the job, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. The Panthers also have requested permission to interview Dan Morgan, the Bills’ director of [more]

21 fifth-year options picked up for 2018 first-round picks

The deadline for NFL teams to exercise their fifth-year contract options on 2018 first-round picks passed on Monday afternoon and 21 players had those options picked up. Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold is part of that group. Carolina traded for Darnold last month and announced their decision on his option after the draft. That total is [more]

Howie Roseman: Zach Ertz is a good player, a good person and he’s under contract

The feeling heading into the offseason was that the Eagles and tight end Zach Ertz could be parting ways and chatter about an imminent trade in March made it seem like his departure was a sure thing, but Ertz wasn’t traded and remains on the Eagles roster. Eagles General Manager Howie Roseman didn’t select a [more]

Eagles draft Fletcher Cox’s cousin, Kenneth Gainwell

The Eagles made an interesting pick in the fifth round, selecting Memphis running back Kenneth Gainwell. Gainwell joins his cousin, Fletcher Cox, on the Eagles, according to Dave Zangaro of NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com. Gainwell and Cox both hail from Yazoo City, Mississippi. The Eagles selected Cox with the 12th overall pick in 2012. Gainwell, who opted out [more]

Eagles draft picks 2021: All of Philadelphia’s selections, NFL draft results, team order

With 11 picks in the draft, the Eagles can address a slew of needs following their 4-11-1 season. The first of those is likely to be at receiver, as Philadelphia released Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson. Jalen Reagor, last year’s first-round selection, showed flashes of promise but was sidelined after thumb surgery; he will likely [more]

In the early rookie of the year odds, Najee Harris stands out

The first overall pick is the first favorite to win the rookie of the year award. But the 24th pick could be the one to watch. Via PointsBet, Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence has +250 odds to win the prize the night before Super Bowl LVI. That part was predictable. After that, it gets interesting. Bears [more]

Eagles’ choice of Milton Williams wasn’t met with enthusiasm from entire draft room

Televised shots from draft rooms around the league have shown owners, front office personnel, coaches, scouts and other staffers celebrating picks in the first three rounds. They are always something of a photo op. But the Eagles’ third-round selection of Louisiana Tech defensive lineman Milton Williams didn’t deliver the expected reaction from everyone in the [more]

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