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Alshon Jeffery calls on South Carolina to take Strom Thurmond’s name off building

Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery is calling on his alma mater to take Strom Thurmond’s name off a campus building. “To celebrate well known segregationist Strom Thurmond’s legacy by keeping his name on our Wellness Center sends a contradicting message to our black students,” Jeffery wrote on Twitter. “We can no longer be held back [more]

Brandon Brooks: The work doesn’t stop because of injury

Brandon Brooks has been here before. The Eagles guard unfortunately knows the drill. Brooks, who was rehabbing a shoulder injury at the team facility, tore his left Achilles’ tendon while working out Monday. He tore his right Achilles’ in the 2018 playoffs. He explained how the injury happened in a social media post Tuesday. “I’ve [more]

Eagles plan for Jalen Reagor to learn from DeSean Jackson

The Eagles drafted wide receiver Jalen Reagor in the first round with the idea that the perfect mentor to him is already in the locker room: DeSean Jackson. Eagles coach Doug Pederson said today that Jackson’s veteran leadership is going to be perfect for Reagor, who will be shadowing Jackson in training camp. “He’s going [more]

Doug Pederson supports Eagles players in protests

Everyone wants to know what players are going to do for the national anthem this season and how coaches, the front office and ownership will respond. The season remains three months away, so those conversations have not taken place for most teams yet. But some coaches already are publicly supporting players in whatever they choose [more]

Eagles plan to keep roster together during training camp

With the NFL proposing a coronavirus protocol on which the NFL Players Association has yet to sign off and with which Ravens coach John Harbaugh believes is “human impossible” to comply, the league’s plans for football season in a pandemic remain unclear, to say the least. Eagles coach Doug Pederson made it clear on Tuesday [more]

Doug Pederson: No timetable for Alshon Jeffery yet

There was word early in the offseason that wide receiver Alshon Jeffery was looking for a trade away from the Eagles as well as word that the team discussed trading him in the past, which led to a feeling that Jeffery might not be back in Philadelphia for the 2020 season. The Eagles added wideout [more]

Eagles will first look at current roster in replacing Brandon Brooks

The Eagles lost guard Brandon Brooks for the season to a torn Achilles tendon on Monday, and immediately there was talk that they may be more motivated than before to bring back longtime left tackle Jason Peters. But Eagles coach Doug Pederson is hoping the current roster still has the right combination of offensive linemen. [more]

Brandon Brooks tears Achilles tendon, will miss 2020 season

One of the best guards in the NFL is going to miss the entire 2020 season. Eagles guard Brandon Brooks tore his left Achilles tendon during a workout today and will miss the entire 2020 season, Derrick Gunn of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports. “So I guess now that news is out yes I tore my [more]

Eagles end offseason program Monday

Eagles coach Doug Pederson informed players Monday that their virtual offseason program was finished. The team could have gone through the end of next week. “I just really feel like we’re in a good place right now as a football team,” Pederson told Dave Spadaro of the team website Monday. “With the uncertainty of when [more]

Washington has never discussed Colin Kaepernick

During Friday’s PFT Live draft, Washington came up as one of the teams that should consider signing Colin Kaepernick. You’ll have to watch the video to hear the reasoning. Washington, though, has never discussed the former 49ers quarterback. Doug Williams, the first black quarterback to win a Super Bowl who now serves as Washington’s vice [more]

Derek Barnett training with ex-Eagles defensive line coach Jim Washburn

Jim Washburn had a decades-long career as a defensive line coach, including in Philadelphia. But Washburn was gone from the Eagles’ staff before they drafted Derek Barnett in the first round of the 2017 NFL draft. Washburn and Barnett are working together now, however, as Barnett wanted some high-quality coaching when the NFL closed team [more]

Avalanche of sports figures sign Players Coalition letter seeking to end qualified immunity

Police brutality has been fueled in part by qualified immunity, a legal doctrine that routinely gives police officers and police departments a pass when excessive force has been used against a citizen. The potential change flowing from the murder of George Floyd includes an effort to end this defense to civil lawsuits against police who [more]

Malcolm Jenkins: NFL won’t get it right until Colin Kaepernick gets apology

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell released a video statement Friday that received strong reviews, but it landed one step short in the view of some NFL players. In his video supporting players’ fight for social injustice, Goodell never mentioned Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick, who was the first NFL player to protest racial inequality during the national anthem, [more]

Carson Wentz working with some of his teammates in Houston

Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz makes his offseason home in Texas, so he invited some teammates to work with him in the heat. Rookie Jalen Reagor, who is from Texas and played at TCU, posted a video on Instagram from work he was doing with Wentz on a turf field in Houston, John Clark of NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com [more]

Malik Jackson won’t accept Drew Brees’ apology, looks forward to playing him

Although several NFL players have said they appreciated Drew Brees apologizing for equating kneeling during the national anthem with disrespect for the country Eagles defensive lineman Malik Jackson is not among them. Jackson told ABC 6 in Philadelphia that he does not think Brees’ apology was sincere. “I don’t accept his apology,” Jackson said, via [more]

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