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Former NFL linebackers coach Bill McGovern dies at 60 following cancer battle

Former NFL assistant coach Bill McGovern died Tuesday after a cancer battle, UCLA announced. He was 60.McGovern served as the Bruins defensive coordinator in 2022 but missed the second half of the season with his health issues. He transitioned into an administrative role with the program earlier this year. “Early [Tuesday] morning we said goodbye [more]

Halapoulivaati Vaitai considered retirement after back surgery

Earlier this year, the Lions apparently considered moving on from offensive lineman Halapoulivaati Vaitai after he missed all of the 2022 regular season after undergoing back surgery. Vaitai apparently considered moving on from football.“After surgery, I was like, ‘Let me just rest. Let me just enjoy this time,’” Vaitai said recently, via Justin Rogers of [more]

On conspiracy theories and pursuing truth

The recent #PFTPM interview with Eagles G.M. Howie Roseman included an effort to shed a little more light on the Jonathan Gannon tampering situation.I doubted I’d get anything from Roseman, but I wanted to at least try. Because I firmly believe — given the way the league dropped the news minutes before the draft began [more]

Patrick Mahomes is trying to strike the balance between too much and not enough

The headline that came from Patrick Mahomes‘s recent comments regarding his contract, which is already outdated less than 40 months after it was finalized, focused on his decision to prioritize legacy over money. The full contents were far more nuanced.Mahomes is trying to strike the right balance between taking too much and not being paid [more]

Kelce brothers are huge fans of Thursday night games, criticize players who oppose them

Many players hate Thursday Night Football. The Kelce brothers are not among them.Eagles center Jason Kelce and Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce both said on their podcast that they’re in favor of more games on Thursdays, and in favor of the new rule that allows the league to move games in the schedule from Sunday [more]

D.J. Fluker works out for the Eagles

It’s been a while since offensive lineman D.J. Fluker has played in an NFL game, but he’s not ready to throw in the towel on his career.According to multiple reports, Fluker is working out for the Eagles on Wednesday.Fluker was a Chargers first-round pick in 2013 and he went on to play for the Giants, [more]

Eagles sign first-round pick Nolan Smith

The Eagles are down to one unsigned draft pick.The team announced the signing of first-round edge rusher Nolan Smith on Monday morning. That leaves fourth-rounder and Smith’s Georgia teammate Kelee Ringo as the only member of the draft class without a contract.Smith was Philly’s second first-round pick this year as another Georgia teammate Jalen Carter [more]

A.J. Brown was almost hit by a car during charity bike ride

We mentioned last night the good news arising from the Eagles Autism Foundation’s annual Autism Challenge. The group has raised more than $6.2 million this year for autism research and care, a record.There was almost a little bad news. Via, receiver A.J. Brown was nearly struck by a car.Brown was on Instagram live during [more]

Eagles Autism Foundation raises a record $6.2 million in 2023

Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie started the Eagles Autism Foundation in 2018. This year, it has raised more than $6.2 million, a record for the group.The foundation had its annual Eagles Autism Challenge on Saturday, with more than 4,500 biking, walking, and running in support of the effort.Since it launched, the Eagles Autism Foundation has raised [more]

A.J. Brown on Jalen Hurts’ contract: It didn’t change him; if anything, it motivated him

Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts and receiver A.J. Brown have been good friends for years, which translated to solid on-field chemistry during their strong 2022 season.This week, Brown was asked what his reaction was when he learned Hurts had signed a five-year, $255 million extension last month.“Just to be sitting beside him is a blessing,” Brown [more]

Lane Johnson fully cleared, three months after adductor surgery

Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson has been cleared for all offseason work, three months after surgery on a torn adductor.“Officially cleared!” Johnson wrote on Twitter.Johnson suffered the injury late in the regular season but decided to delay surgery so that he could play in the playoffs. Johnson missed the final two games of the regular [more]

Nakobe Dean: We don’t feel like we have a target on our back, we feel like we’re hunting

Eagles center Jason Kelce said this week that “it’s going to be even harder to have a really, really good season” after winning the NFC title because other teams are going to be keying on stopping the things that they did well during that run.Kelce’s comments fit the notion that the Eagles will enter the [more]

Jason Kelce: Eagles lost “smartest player I’ve ever been around” when Steelers signed Isaac Seumalo

Eagles center Jason Kelce says losing guard Isaac Seumalo in free agency is going to be a big blow.Seumalo signed with the Steelers in March, and Kelce told reporters he’s going to miss lining up next to Seumalo.“I think he’s one of the best guards in the NFL, and I think he has been,” Kelce [more]

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