Eagles Sign Brandon Brooks Through 2024

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

On the Monday following the Eagles bye week, Howie Roseman made one of his signature moves by re-signing one of the team's best players to a contract mid-season.

The new deal will keep guard Brandon Brooks with the Eagles through the 2024 season.

Brooks has been the Eagles best player this season and is line for a slew of awards.

After tearing his Achillies' tendon in the Divisonal Round, Brooks rebounded to start week one of the season and be Pro Football Focus' best offensive lineman in 2019.

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Bye Week Is Good To Eagles, Birds Very Much In Playoff Hunt

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

For as much as it feels like the Eagles have been getting beat down this season, the team is actually still in pretty good shape in regards to the playoffs, especially after this week.

Sure, a bye week is almost always in favor of the team on bye getting a chance to heal, but the Eagles got a little help from the schedule this week.

The Eagles are not exactly in an ideal position in regards to the playoffs with a 5-4 schedule, but they find themselves tied for a the sixth-best record in the NFC following their bye and just 2.5 games out from the second first-round bye.

The Eagles are now focused on trying to go 12-4 with arguably the easiest part of their schedule set to end the season following match-ups with the Patriots and Seahawks - both Eagles home games.

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Eagles Claim Safety Marcus Epps Off Waivers

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

Following the signing of Jordan Matthews to his third stint with the team earlier in the week, the Eagles still had one roster spot vacant due to their release of Andrew Sendejo.

On Thursday afternoon, the Eagles announced they had claimed safety Marcus Epps off of waivers to fill that spot.

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Eagles To Bring Back Jordan Matthews

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

With DeSean Jackson possibly out for the rest of the season and the team clinging to Mack Hollins, a special teams "ace" that has more penalties on special teams than impact plays, and JJ Arcega Whiteside, who lost the Eagles a game with a drop of a ball that hit him in the face, the Eagles needed reinforcements at receiver.

The Eagles are reportedly finally making a move, signing receiver Jordan Matthews for his third stint with the team, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.

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Eagles Place DeSean Jackson on Injured Reserve

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

On Monday, it was announced DeSean Jackson would have surgery on Tuesday to repair his core muscle injury.

After having successful core muscle surgery, the Eagles have placed wideout DeSean Jackson in injured reserve.

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Eagles Release Andrew Sendejo

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

Andrew Sendejo garnered a reputation among Philadelphia Eagles fans this season when he nearly crippled corner Avonte Maddox with a helmet to helmet collision and lost the Eagles another one of their corners for four weeks.

Having played nine games, his time in Philadelphia has come to an end.

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DeSean Jackson To Have Surgery, Could Be Done For Season

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

Did DeSean Jackson come back too soon?

That is a question that may have no sure answer. What we do know are that reports from John Clarck of NBC Sports Philly say, "he tore the abdominal muscle completely off the bone yesterday, worse than his injury in week two."

DeSean will have surgery on the injury and Ian Rappoport of the NFL Network Reports his season may be over.

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Eagles Evaluation: Eagles Survive Bears Second-Half Surge

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

The Eagles were on their way to a totally dominant win, but the brakes fell off at the half.

The team defense pitched a shutout in the first half and then gave up huge drives in the second. The offense cruised at times and then would suddenly cease to function.

The team has plenty to address in their upcoming bye week before they host two of the leagues best teams following that.

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Injury Report: Bears at Eagles

By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

The Eagles upped their record to 4-4 last week, making them a team with losses to teams like the 3-3-1 Lions and the 1-7 Atlanta Falcons but with wins against the 7-1 Packers and the 5-2 Bills.

The team chose not to mortgage their future by adding some veteran on an expiring deal at the deadline and will instead rely on the personnel they have in the building or sign mid-season.

The Bears' injury report may be small, but with Akeem Hicks and Kyle Long on IR, the Bears are missing the top run stuffer and their best offensive lineman.

Meanwhile, the Eagles roster has been getting healthier and they have a bye week following this match-up, so the team should be getting guys back either this week or against the Patriots.

Coming off the report this week are Avonte Maddox, who is expected to start as the nickel corner over Sidney Jones, and Darren Sproles, who may or may not retake the punt return duties from Boston Scott.

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Howie Roseman Made The Right Move

By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

On Monday, Eagles GM Howie Roseman acquired DE Genard Avery from the Cleveland Browns. He's a player that could very well fill the role that Chris Long had played for the Eagles over the previous two seasons.

On Tuesday, he did not make a move ahead of the NFL trade deadline.

Immediate reactions on Twitter were harsh, criticizing Roseman for not addressing corner or wide receiver.

The issue is that Roseman made the right move.

The team had holes on the defensive line, in the cornerback room and at receiver.

The Monday trade addressed the line and the team already has players at the other spots - or at least other options.

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