James Bradberry Headed To Philadelphia

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

Fans may have been disappointed with the Eagles free agency period last month, when they landed Hasson Reddick as the only star and were outbid on other players, particularly at defensive back and receiver.

While the acquisition of AJ Brown has certainly helped to calm the latter issue, the Eagles are hoping to do the same with the former following today's signing.

The Eagles announced on Wednesday that they had agreed to a one-year deal with James Bradberry.

Bradberry was perhaps the Giants top defender, but he was also set to make over $13 million this year and $21 million next year, neither of which were doable for the Giants in their current cap situation.

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Eagles Grab Nakobe Dean In Third Round

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

So far in the 2022 draft, the Eagles have made just two picks (A defensive tackle and a center) after making a big-time trade for an established number one receiver.

After all that, the Birds had yet to address any of the needs they had entering the draft, which consisted of essentially every defensive position except for defensive tackle.

The Eagles have been going best available in an attempt to build the best team (and lines) they can.

The third round proved to be a positional match for the Eagles, as they Birds drafted Nakobe Dean out of Georgia with the 83rd pick.

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Eagles Land Center Jurgens In Second Round

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

The Eagles have had a very unconventional drafts by their own standards.

Instead of standing pat, the Birds first moved up to draft DT Jordan Davis.

The Eagles then made a move to acquire AJ Brown and solidify their receiving corps.

It wasn't long after the second trade that a new extension for AJ Brown was announced.

The two trades, however, had left the Eagles with only four more picks in the draft with essentially all of the defensive needs they had entering the draft (S, CB, DE and LB) entirely unaddressed.

The Eagles must have chosen to go best-available, however, taking a center out of Nebraska.

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Philadelphia Eagles Draft: Five Names to Watch on Night Two

By Michael Lipinski, Sports Talk Philly Editor

The Philadelphia Eagles made quite the splash on Thursday night during the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft.  First, the Birds traded up and drafted Georgia defensive tackle Jordan Davis with the 13th overall pick.  Then Howie Roseman did his wizard stuff and traded the 18th overall pick to the Tennessee Titans for Pro Bowl wide receiver A.J. Brown

The Eagles did what many draft experts expected them to do, fix the defense and get a wide receiver.  Granted, no one expected the wide receiver to be A.J. Brown.  

The Eagles currently have two picks on night-two one in each round, 51st overall and 83rd overall, respectively.   There’s still plenty of talent on the board that can provide an immediate impact for the Birds. 

So, what do the Eagles do on night two of the NFL Draft?  Here are five names that fit the Eagles immediate needs.

 

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AJ Brown Agrees To $100 Million Extension

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

The Eagles have made a blockbuster move to acquire AJ Brown and solidify their receiver room.

It was certainly anticipated that the Eagles were not making this move for just one year of play that he had left on his contract, but it was not expected that they would be able to get an extension done so quickly.

It would seem that the Eagles had some time to work on this the agreement came so quickly.

Just about 15 minutes after the trade, NFL Network's Adam Schefter reports that the Eagles and Brown have a $100 million extension in place.

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Eagles Acquire AJ Brown From Titans

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

Eagles fans are on the edges of their seats tonight watching a first round of the draft where the Birds had two picks.

Of course, the Eagles had selected Jordan Davis following a trade up earlier.

With their second pick in the round, they've decided to get a seasoned vet in AJ Brown.

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Eagles Trade Up, Select Jordan Davis At 13

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

After months of speculation, we finally know who the Eagles top pick in the 2022 Draft is.

Though they did not trade up nearly as far as the top 10 as it was reported they were looking to, they did move up to 13.

The Eagles gave up picks 124, 162 and 166 to move up from 15 to 13. That means they no longer have a fourth-round pick and they lose two of their fifth-round picks (they still have one left).

With the trade up, they went with building the defensive line.

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NFL Draft: Eagles Only Mock Draft

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By Michael Lipinski, Sports Talk Philly Editor

Welcome to the final, waning hours of NFL Draft season!  By now you’ve probably been mock drafted to sleep but I urge you to read just one more.  The most important one if you’re asking me.  Yes, I am very biased. 

Welcome to the 2022 Eagledelphia “Eagles Only” Mock Draft! 

Here’s how this is going to go, Eagles picks only, no trades.  Was the headline not a giveaway?!  Sorry, I just don’t have the energy to create an alternate universe where the Birds are trading picks.  Will Howie make moves, absolutely! But not in this draft.  

So, how did I reach my picks? Glad you asked, it was done with the help of the PFF Mock Draft Simulator.  The simulator was adjusted to avoid as many shenanigans as possible and to create an accurate-ish NFL Draft experience.

Now, with the 15th pick in the 2022 Eagledelphia Mock Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles select:

 

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Rodney McLeod Goes to the Colts, Tyrann Mathieu Talks Linger

By Jennifer McGraw, Sports Talk Philly Contributor

Late Friday afternoon, multiple Twitter sources announced that Philadelphia Eagles safety and co-founder of the "Change Our Future" foundation, Rodney McLeod would be heading to the Indianapolis Colts.

Though McLeod was not a major big-name player on the team, he aided in a lot of the Eagles' success over the years, including leading them to their first Super Bowl win in the 2017 season. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the St. Louis Rams in 2012, but four short years later, he landed in Philly and hasn't looked back.

Over the course of his six years on the Eagles, McLeod had 11 interceptions for 147 yards, four forced fumbles, 347 tackles, 239 solos and eight tackles for loss. At the end of the 2021 season, McLeod had two remarkable back-to-back interceptions that helped make it easier for the team to get into the playoffs. 

McLeod had major success on the field and has been a consistent asset to the Eagles' defense, but maybe some of his greatest achievements off the field bloomed from his work with the Philadelphia community.

Rodney and his wife, Erika, both founded the "Change Our Future" foundation after finding love for giving back in St. Louis.

"It started in the community there, getting involved, that's something that was always a part of Erika and I," said Rodney in a previous interview.

The two were excited to come to Philadelphia as it made sense with their location and jobs. The McLeods found a love of the city and always got to work on giving a voice to the voiceless. As Philadelphia youth struggle with educational inequality, lack of school funding, career resources and mentors, the McLeods worked to create something that would address those issues.

The McLeods started the "Change Our Future" foundation at the heart of the COVID-19 pandemic to do exactly just that.

"We're proud to bring attention to the issues that matter most to us and the footprints we want to leave behind," Rodney said.

Another issue they addressed, with the help of the Philadelphia Eagles organization, was gun violence.

"What keeps me encouraged is that [the youth] want to get out and do something about it. They want to use their voice for good," Rodney said.

One of the ways the McLeods raised money for the foundation was through their Sneaker Ball in December of last year. Those in attendance could get dressed up and rock their favorite pair of sneakers. It was a night of donating toys, sneakers and money that would go directly back to the children.

The 2021 Sneaker Ball raised over $250,000.

Though there will be an adjustment to not seeing Rodney McLeod in the midnight green in the upcoming season, Eagles fans are taking this news as a sign that Tyrann Mathieu will be the new defensive asset. There have been multiple talks of the Eagles pursuing the former Chiefs safety.

If the deal can get done to get Mathieu in midnight (or kelly) green, this would be one of the most impactful Eagles offseason moves this year so far.

 


Eagles Add Olympic Athlete To Roster

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

The Eagles have remained quiet for some time before the draft here, but they did make a move on Friday, though it isn't one fans will be clambering over.

The Athletic's Zach Berman reported on Friday afternoon that the Eagles had signed an Olympian to the roster.

Devon Allen is an Olympic Hurdler who went to the University of Oregon.

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Eagles Agree to Blockbuster Deal, Trade Back in 2022 Draft

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

The Eagles traded back in the draft on Monday afternoon, arming themselves for the future in the 2023 draft.

The deal with New Orleans brings back a 2023 first-rounder, giving the Eagles two next season, as well.

At this point, the Eagles maintain their highest pick at 15.

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