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Eagles release Nnamdi Asomugha

Mar 12, 2013

In 2011, the Philadelphia Eagles were the big winners of the Nnamdi Asomugha sweepstakes after inking the longtime Oakland Raiders shutdown (or so everyone thought) cornerback to a five-year, $60 million contract. Now, at the beginning of the new league year in 2013, the Eagles and new head coach Chip Kelly have decided to cut their losses and part ways with the disappointing veteran cornerback after the two sides were unable to agree on a restructured contract. “Coach Kelly and I each had a chance to speak with Nnamdi earlier and he took the news with a lot of class,”…

Michael Vick returning to Eagles in 2013 after signing re-structured one-year deal

Feb 11, 2013

Michael Vick will be donning a Philadelphia Eagles uniform for the 2013 season, after all. The team announced on Monday that the two sides had agreed to a one-year deal, potentially worth up to $10 million for the 2013 season, replacing the six-year, $100 million deal Vick signed with the team in 2011. The 33-year-old Vick is now scheduled to be a free agent after next season, but barring anything unforeseen, he will have his opportunity to be the quarterback pulling the strings in new head coach Chip Kelly‘s aggressive, up-tempo offensive scheme. “I feel like this is the perfect…

Eagles head coach Chip Kelly reportedly targeting former Oregon quarterback Dennis Dixon

Jan 30, 2013

According to most analysts, one of the biggest questions about the hiring of Chip Kelly in Philadelphia is whether or not any of the current Eagles quarterbacks–namely, Michael Vick or Nick Foles–is the right fit for Kelly’s up-tempo spread offense. Let’s forget for a moment that Kelly and new offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur may be more than willing to tailor the offense to fit current personnel. The simple fact that Kelly has not gushed over either Vick or Foles since joining the organization has led pundits to speculate that the former Oregon head coach will look to free agency or the draft to add a hand-picked…

Browns claim Chip Kelly was ‘too big a gamble’

Jan 22, 2013

By now, we all know that former Oregon head coach Chip Kelly has taken over as the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. We know that the surprising move came a week after Kelly had announced that he had decided to remain at Oregon to coach the Ducks for at least another season. We also know that both of these events came after several media outlets had reported that Kelly was “very close” to reaching a deal to become the next head coach of the Cleveland Browns. What we don’t (and may never) know is what exactly transpired between the Browns…

Philly Flip Flop: Chip Kelly leaves Oregon to coach the Eagles

Jan 16, 2013

Two weeks ago, Chip Kelly was leaving the University of Oregon. Then he decided to stay. And now he has decided to leave again. On Wednesday, the Philadelphia Eagles announced that Kelly would be their next head coach. Not much more than a week ago this would have seemed like something that people just expected. But after Kelly spurned NFL teams and announced his intentions to stay with the Ducks, this decision is, well, puzzling. Except maybe it isn’t. As NFL teams have noticed more and more this season, the league is changing. There will always be a spot for pocket…

Brian Kelly is NFL ready, but the Eagles might not be the best first job

Jan 9, 2013

Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly gave a very uninspired answer when he was asked about staying in South Bend following the National Championship on Monday night. Only if there were an uninspired NFL team out there in need of a head coach. Oh wait, there is!!!! According to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia Eagles are interested in Kelly. So far, the Eagles have been spurned by three college coaches, Oregon’s Chip Kelly, Penn State’s Bill O’Brien and Syracuse’s Doug Merrone, who didn’t interview because he was hired by the Buffalo Bills. ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that the Eagles have already met with Kelly….

Chip Kelly spurns suitors, will return to coach Oregon Ducks

Jan 7, 2013

In what must be a disappointing turn of events for the Philadelphia Eagles and Cleveland Browns, Oregon head coach Chip Kelly had decided not to enter the NFL. According to NFL.com‘s Ian Rapoport, Kelly has informed the Eagles on Sunday that he intends to return to Oregon and will remain the head coach of the Ducks. Kelly had a lengthy meeting with Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and CEO Joe Banner on Friday, and another long engagement with Eagles owner Jeff Laurie on Saturday. However, on Sunday it was reported that Nike chairman and Oregon booster Phil Knight was heavily pushing for Kelly to return…

Phil Knight pushing Chip Kelly toward Oregon Return

Jan 6, 2013

Forget the all the excitement of the NFL playoffs, the real drama to watch this wildcard weekend can be found surrounding the future of Oregon head coach Chip Kelly. On Friday, Kelly reportedly met with the Cleveland Browns for seven hours to discuss their vacant head coaching position. Apparently, the talks were so productive, that members of the major media were quick to proclaim the union a virtual “done deal,” some even going so far as to discuss Kelly’s plans for Cleveland’s current crop of quarterbacks. On Saturday, however, Kelly spent an even longer period meeting with the Philadelphia Eagles about…

Andy Reid named Chiefs head coach

Jan 3, 2013

Dear Chiefs fans, get ready to have your quarterback sling it 50 times per game, while also having arguably your best offensive player in running back Jamaal Charles isolated out of the offense, unless he’s catching a pass. That’s right, Andy Reid is coming to town. It was initially believed that Reid would take the reins over in Arizona, but after apparently delaying his meeting with the Cardinals to continue talks with the Chiefs, the desert birds started to look like a long-shot at best to land Reid’s services. But the Chiefs seem like a perfect fit for Reid and…

Andy Reid reportedly out as head coach of Eagles

Dec 30, 2012

It has seemed virtually inevitable for a while. Soon it will be official. After 14 seasons, Andy Reid is out as the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. According to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport, Reid has already been notified by Eagles owner Jeff Laurie that he will be let go. An official announcement is expected on Monday. Over the past two seasons, the Eagles have produced a disappointing 12-20 record, including a disastrous 4-12 campaign this season. Philadelphia is hoping that a coaching change can provide a quick turnaround, but finding a suitable replacement for Reid won’t be easy. Reid, the league’s longest-tenured head coach,…