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Kyle Shanahan unbothered by 49ers coaches being unable to return to facility

The NFL is allowing coaches to return to team facilities as long as state and local mandates allow it. That means 31 of 32 teams can have coaches return Friday. The 49ers are the only team not allowed back in the building with a Santa Clara County order preventing their return yet. “I mean, it [more]

Eagles reopening facilities with limited employees Monday

The Eagles will partially reopen the NovaCare Complex and Lincoln Financial Field on Monday, the team announced. Although coaches are eligible to return to the facility, the Eagles will continue their virtual offseason program remotely. The Eagles’ facilities closed March 13. “Over the last 12 weeks, our organization has remained connected, united, and focused on [more]

Malcolm Jenkins writes an essay explaining why he is marching

Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins wrote an essay for the Philadelphia Inquirer explaining why he is in the streets, taking part in the nationwide protests following George Floyd’s death. Jenkins explains that even though he lives comfortably, owns a business, is famous and has privilege that he’s “still afraid.” “I’m afraid because I am very aware [more]

Timmy Jernigan says agreement with Texans is off, won’t be joining Houston

When the Houston Texans determined they could no longer pursue a re-signing of defensive tackle D.J. Reader due to the price tag, they pivoted to add former Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan instead. Now it appears they’ll have neither Reader or Jernigan on the roster in 2020. In a posting to his instagram account [more]

DeSean Jackson praises white teammates, Jeffrey Lurie for “stepping up”

DeSean Jackson spoke out at a team meeting Tuesday. He spoke publicly later in the day, praising white teammates who have “stepped up.” Jason Kelce, Carson Wentz and Zach Ertz are among those who have decried social injustice in the wake of the senseless death of George Floyd on May 25. Kelce said he felt [more]

Jeffrey Lurie: We have battled a relentless social pandemic our entire history

Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie asked coach Doug Pederson to speak during a virtual team meeting Monday, Tim McManus of ESPN reports. Lurie opened a discussion on the events of the past week following George Floyd’s death. Lurie said the Eagles are an extended family expected to deal with things together. Receiver DeSean Jackson, quarterback Carson [more]

Jason Kelce speaks out on George Floyd after Eagles team meeting

NFL teams are continuing to meet remotely this week as part of their offseason programs, but the focus hasn’t been entirely on football of late. The killing of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis, the ensuing protests and social unrest has been the subject of conversations between teammates around the league. The Seahawks [more]

The Simms top 40 QB countdown, No. 31: Nick Foles

The Super Bowl LII MVP has had a rollercoaster career. It’s currently unclear whether 2020 will be a high or a low. He’s starting the year fairly low on the Chris Simms top 40 quarterback countdown. Nick Foles, the likely Bears starter, comes in at No. 31. That’s 15 spots lower than last year, and [more]

Nick Foles: Sports shows us what’s possible when we stop looking at skin color

Many quarterbacks are standing up and speaking out, and Nick Foles has added his name to the list. The Bears quarterback said on social media he has been “torn up” by the death of George Floyd. He listed two Bible verses related to equality and urged everyone to “love our neighbor,” saying, “We are not [more]

DeSean Jackson reflects on getting cut, smeared by Chip Kelly

If Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson were wearing a microphone for a reunion with former Eagles coach Chip Kelly, plenty of words likely would have to be bleeped. Jackson revisited Kelly’s decision to cut Jackson, which came in March 2014 after a failed effort to trade him — and as Jackson has claimed an effort to [more]

DeSean Jackson: Players should wear microphones if stadiums are empty

If the NFL has to play some games in empty stadiums this season, Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson thinks the league should take advantage of the audio responsibilities. Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson and Jackson had a YouTube conversation that featured Johnson suggesting “mic’ing up everybody” so that fans watching at home can get an [more]

Eagles’ Lane Johnson, DeSean Jackson hoping for a LeSean McCoy return

With reports that the Eagles would consider bringing running back LeSean McCoy back to Philadelphia, a couple of current Eagles are hoping to see it. Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson and wide receiver DeSean Jackson had a conversation on Johnson’s Instagram live show about their desire to play with McCoy again. “I want to see [more]

Carson Wentz on George Floyd’s murder: Societal failure to value all human life is “heartbreaking and disturbing”

More and more NFL players are speaking up in the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. In this case, players of all races and backgrounds are making their voices heard. Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has joined the effort, with a message posted on Twitter. “Been thinking about the George Floyd situation [more]

Eagles have interest in Devonta Freeman, LeSean McCoy

It’s not a great time to be a free agent running back, but the Eagles are one team with some interest in adding a veteran at the position. The Eagles have interest in Devonta Freeman and LeSean McCoy, according to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Both players have been mentioned as possibilities for the [more]

Pennsylvania re-opens to pro sports teams sans fans

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf cleared the way for professional sports teams in the state to return, Mike Kaye of NJ.com reports. Wolf issued a “Green Phase Order” on Wednesday, which includes the resumption of pro sports, pending a COVID-19 safety plan. Fans, though, are not yet allowed to attend sporting events. “Professional sports, defined as [more]

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