Lane Johnson Added To 2020 Pro Bowl Roster

Embed from Getty Images

By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

When the 2020 Pro Bowl rosters were announced a few months ago, the Eagles found five starters selected to the team, including two of their offensive linemen.

There were, of course, snubs in the popularity contest and chief among them was Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson.

On Monday night, Adam Caplan of Sirius XM announced that the oversight is being rectified with Johnson being added to the roster.

Continue reading "Lane Johnson Added To 2020 Pro Bowl Roster" »


Eagles Coaching Staff Updates

Embed from Getty Images

By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

It has been a few weeks since the Eagles moved on from a few coaches and found themselves in a need of a new coordinator to assist Doug Pederson.

On Friday, there were quite a few significant updates on those searches for the first time since the announcement and the Eagles announced another coaching change for the 2020 season.

Defensive Line Coach

On Friday, Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reported that the Eagles were moving on from defensive line coach Phillip Daniels.

The sentiment was confirmed by Daniels' own tweet.

Continue reading "Eagles Coaching Staff Updates" »


Eagles Legend Harold Carmichael Selected To Hall of Fame

Embed from Getty Images

By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

While the announcement of two other coaches being inducted this last weekend meant that former Eagles head coach Dick Vermeil would not get into Canton, there was another legendary Eagle on the ballot.

Receiver Harold Carmichael had to wait for the official list announced Monday morning and his name was atop the list.

Continue reading "Eagles Legend Harold Carmichael Selected To Hall of Fame" »


Jaguars Move On From Offensive Coordinator John DeFilippo

Embed from Getty Images

By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

Last offseason, former Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo was fired by the Vikings and hired by the Jaguars to be their offensive coordinator with Nick Foles at quarterback.

While Nick Foles didn't work out well in Jacksonville, DeFilippo did well developing late-round rookie Gardner Minshew.

Despite that, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that the Jaguars are moving on from their former offensive coordinator.

Continue reading "Jaguars Move On From Offensive Coordinator John DeFilippo" »


Lions Hire Cory Undlin To Be Defensive Coordinator

Embed from Getty Images

By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

With Carson Walch out as the wide receivers coach, there was only one other positional coach that had drawn the ire of fans: defensive backs coach Cory Undlin.

On Monday morning, it was reported that he too would be leaving the Philadelphia coaching staff.

Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Detroit Lions have hired Undlin to be their next defensive coordinator.

Continue reading "Lions Hire Cory Undlin To Be Defensive Coordinator" »


Phillies Avoid Arbitration With Four, Two Key Phillies Remain Without Deals

Embed from Getty Images

By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

On Friday, the Phillies avoided arbitration with four of their players.

All four players that have agreed to deals are pitchers: Jose Alvarez, Zach Eflin, Adam Morgan and Vince Velasquez.

Closer Hector Neris and star catcher J.T. Realmuto remain without deals and are currently scheduled to go to arbitration hearings.

Continue reading "Phillies Avoid Arbitration With Four, Two Key Phillies Remain Without Deals" »


Jadeveon Clowney Not Fined For Hit On Carson Wentz

Embed from Getty Images

By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

Jadeveon Clowney, the character man pictured above with a reporter of the same character in Josina Anderson, has been assessed a fine for his hit on Carson Wentz in the Wild Card round.

You probably know the one: The "bang bang" play where his head suddenly points straight down and smacked Wentz's helmet into the ground, concussing him and giving Pete Carroll's team a significant advantage.

Any fine, according to the NFL's rules, would be dependent on what they deem the hit to have been.

A late hit has a minimum first-time offense of $10,527 and second-time offense of $21,056. Spearing carries $28,075 and $56,156. Impermissible use of the helmet (including illegal launching) carries the same fines as spearing.

Of course, Rodger Goodell could have stepped in on this if he wanted to set an example, like he did with fellow repeat offender Vontaze Burfict, considering Clowney was fined for illegal hits on two quarterbacks in the 2018 season alone.

Continue reading "Jadeveon Clowney Not Fined For Hit On Carson Wentz" »


Eagles Sign Corner With Starting Experience To Futures Contract

Embed from Getty Images

By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

Shortly after their wild card round loss in Philadelphia, the Eagles signed eight of their 10 practice squad players to futures contracts to bring them back to camp for the 2020 season.

On Friday, the Eagles signed another player to a futures deal; someone who has starting experience in the league.

The Eagles announced the signing of corner Trevor Williams to a futures deal.

Continue reading "Eagles Sign Corner With Starting Experience To Futures Contract" »


Josh McCown Tore Hamstring Against Seahawks, Kept Playing

Embed from Getty Images

By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

On Thursday , Eagles fans learned that linebacker Nate Gerry played the entire season with a core injury.

On Friday, they got word of another Eagle who played through injury: Josh McCown.

Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network reports that during the Wild Card game, McCown tore his hamstring off of the bone and played the second half with that injury.

Continue reading "Josh McCown Tore Hamstring Against Seahawks, Kept Playing" »


Nate Gerry Has Surgery To Correct Core Injury Suffered During Training Camp

Embed from Getty Images

By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

Nate Gerry certainly takes a lot of flak from the Eagles fan base.

He may not be the best linebacker in the game and he certainly earned some of the flak he gets with his missed tackles, but he provides solid play and is perhaps the Eagles top coverage linebacker. With the offseason approaching, he may very soon be the longest tenured linebacker on the team.

On Thursday , however, it was reported by John Clark of NBC Sports Philadelphia that Gerry had surgery to repair a torn core muscle.

Continue reading "Nate Gerry Has Surgery To Correct Core Injury Suffered During Training Camp" »