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Carson Wentz’s back issue “still getting there”

Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz was upbeat and positive yesterday, saying his plan was still to be ready by the time the Eagles hit the field for OTAs. That is not the same as being healed. As noted by Dave Zangaro of NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com, Eagles coach Doug Pederson announced that Wentz’s stress fracture in his back would [more]

Cedric Thornton unretires, rejoins 49ers

The 49ers reinstated defensive lineman Cedric Thornton from the reserve/retired list, according to the NFL’s transactions wire. Thornton retired last Aug. 22 after seven years in the NFL. Thornton, 30, signed a free agent deal with the 49ers last July 26. He spent the 2017 season in Buffalo and has played for two other teams. [more]

Jason Kelce returning despite the “nagging” injuries in 2018

Jason Kelce needed a couple of months to recover before making a decision on his future. Although he didn’t need surgery, the Eagles center said Monday he played through a Grade 2 medial collateral ligament tear, a broken foot, a torn elbow and “other nagging things” last season. “At one point, I had a brace [more]

Carson Wentz still plans to be ready for OTAs

The Eagles did better than get by without their franchise quarterback — they won a Super Bowl. Now with the safety net of Nick Foles removed, all eyes will be on Carson Wentz. On the occasion of the start of the Eagles’ offseason program, Wentz told reporters his plan was still to be ready for [more]

Report: Eagles RB Josh Adams sidelined after shoulder surgery

Running back Josh Adams‘ bid for a role with the Eagles this year is reportedly on hold for the time being. Mike Kaye of NJ.com reports that Adams had shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum after the team was eliminated from the playoffs and that he will not be taking part in the early [more]

Nate Sudfeld signs Eagles tender

Nate Sudfeld is ready to go for the Eagles’ offseason program. Sudfeld, the backup to Carson Wentz in Philadelphia, signed his second-round restricted free agent tender and will participate in the start of the team’s offseason program, a league source tells PFT. The 25-year-old Sudfeld has never started a game but has seen some playing [more]

Eagles are gathering information about Jalen Mills arrest

The Eagles have issued the type of standard, perfunctory statement that almost always gets issued in the aftermath of a player arrest. “The Philadelphia Eagles are aware of the situation involving defensive back Jalen Mills and are continuing to gather more information,” the team said in a statement issued Saturday afternoon. “No further comments will [more]

Reports: Eagles’ Jalen Mills arrested for fight with NBA player

Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills and Washington Wizards forward Devin Robinson got into a street fight that resulted in Robinson going to the hospital and Mills getting arrested, according to multiple reports. The 6-foot-0, 191-pound Mills was arrested for disorderly affray, according to NBC 10. The 6-foot-8, 200-pound Robinson was arrested as well but was taken [more]

Report: Eagles rework Zach Ertz’s contract to free up cap space

The Eagles converted $7.195 million of Zach Ertz’s contract into a bonus, Field Yates of ESPN reports. It created $5.756 million of cap space in 2019. Ertz is signed through 2021. Ertz, 28, has become one of the league’s top tight ends. His 116 receptions were the most by a tight end in NFL history [more]

WR Charles Johnson confident “I can succeed at a high level”

Wide receiver Charles Johnson is getting another chance in the NFL. Johnson parleyed 45 catches for 687 yards and five touchdowns for the AAF’s Orlando Apollos into a contract with the Eagles this week. He produced 60 catches for 834 yards and two touchdowns in 39 games for the Vikings from 2014 to 2016 and [more]

AAF safety Ed Reynolds has a workout with the Falcons

The unexpectedly robust pipeline from the AAF to the NFL continues to flow. Safety Ed Reynolds will work out with the Falcons today, per a league source. This is just the first stop; other teams have interest in Reynolds. A fifth-round draft pick of the Eagles in 2014, Reynolds has spent time with Philly and [more]

Shoulder healed, Jerry Tillery makes the rounds before the draft

Notre Dame defensive tackle Jerry Tillery had shoulder surgery last month, and he’s now healed and ready for the draft. Per a league source, Tillery’s recent return to Indianapolis for a medical recheck went well. He had played eight games last year with a torn labrum. His pre-draft visits include the Saints, Bucs, Eagles, Colts, [more]

Doug Pederson to adjust his schedule to keep from getting stale

The good news is, the Eagles have had recent success, and a stable core of veteran players. The bad news is, that group has heard most of coach Doug Pederson’s material before. According to Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Pederson said he was adjusting his offseason program schedule, so when players show up Monday [more]

Miles Sanders drawing lots of interest

Penn State running back Miles Sanders is a popular man. He has visits with five teams and workouts with eight others. He has traveled to or will travel to Philadelphia, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Baltimore and Buffalo, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Sanders also will workout for the Bears as well as the Texans, Cowboys, [more]

Which teams failed to meet expectations most spectacularly?

With the Lake Show unexpectedly becoming a sh-t show for 2018-19, capped by Magic Johnson resigning from his job with the team by telling reporters before telling his boss, Wednesday’s PFT Live became obvious: Which NFL teams failed to meet expectations in the most memorable way? Plenty of good examples of unexpectedly bad seasons are [more]

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