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Philadelphia Eagles upbeat over return of Carson Wentz

Philadelphia Eagles upbeat over return of Carson Wentz

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It had only been about 30 hours or since his Philadelphia Eagles teammates heard the news that quarterback Carson Wentz would be starting his first game since her tore two knee ligaments on Dec. 10. Still, there was plenty of reaction in the locker room of the reigning Super Bowl champions. "All he has to do is be Carson Wentz," said Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson. "We have to protect better, run the ball efficiently and everything else will take care of itself." Wide receiver Nelson Agholor was asked if there was a change in the players' mood now that the franchise quarterback is back on the field. "Well this is the Philadelphia Eagles so the mood is always going to be when you come into this building, you come in hungry and excited," Agholor said. "Carson's been in this building ...
Philadelphia Eagles aim to win battle of backups vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Philadelphia Eagles aim to win battle of backups vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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A pair of backup quarterbacks with decorated resumes will be out to send their respective teams to a 2-0 record to start the season. Nick Foles, who is the reigning Super Bowl Most Valuable Player, leads the Philadelphia Eagles (1-0) into Raymond James Stadium to face Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-0) on Sunday (1 p.m. ET). Eagles head coach Doug Pederson announced Foles as the team's starter while franchise quarterback Carson Wentz continues his rehabilitation from a torn ACL and LCL in December. Wentz, who has not been cleared for contact, watched Foles step in and play superbly in the team's championship run last season. Foles, however, sputtered throughout the preseason and labored in Philadelphia's 18-12 victory versus the Atlanta Falcons on Sept. 6. The 29-yea...
Watch: Jay Ajayi carries Philadelphia Eagles to win vs. Atlanta Falcons

Watch: Jay Ajayi carries Philadelphia Eagles to win vs. Atlanta Falcons

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Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Jay Ajayi was the star of a game lacking offensive fireworks, helping the Eagles beat the Atlanta Falcons 18-12 to open the season on Thursday in Philadelphia. The Eagles running back capped off the effort with an 11-yard touchdown run with 2:25 remaining to give his team a 16-12 advantage. He followed the scoring scamper with two-point conversion run. Ajayi finished the game with 62 yards and two scores on 15 carries. Atlanta took the initial lead in the rematch of a January NFC Divisional round playoff bout. Matt Bryant made that possible with a 21-yard field goal in the first quarter. Eagles kicker Jake Elliott responded with a 26-yard field goal in the second quarter to tie the score at 3-3. Bryant earned the lead back for the Falcons with a 52-yard field goal with 2:...
Eagles RB Darren Sproles plans to retire after 2018 season

Eagles RB Darren Sproles plans to retire after 2018 season

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Philadelphia Eagles running back Darren Sproles signed a one-year, $ 1.415 million contract extension in May. That appears to be his last NFL deal as he announced his decision to retire after the 2018 season. In a blog post, the 35-year-old Sproles said he plans to play just one more NFL season. He had planned to make 2017 his final season but he tore his ACL in Week 3 so he decided to return for 2018. "I feel like I left a lot out there, and I couldn't let my career end like that," Sproles wrote in the post. "I'm excited to come back and I am even more excited to come back to the defending Super Bowl champion, Eagles," Sproles wrote. "We have something special here with the team, the fans, and the city. We made history bringing the first Lombardi trophy to Philly and now we want to g...
NFL suspends Philadelphia Eagles LB Nigel Bradham for one game

NFL suspends Philadelphia Eagles LB Nigel Bradham for one game

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Linebacker Nigel Bradham of the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles has been suspended for the first game of the season for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy, the NFL Network reported on Friday. The suspension is the result of a July 2016 incident in which Bradham was arrested by Miami Beach police on suspicion of battery/aggravated assault. In a post on Twitter, Bradham wrote: "I would like to apologize to my fans, coaches, teammates and the entire eagles organization for the 1 game suspension. This stems from a July 2016 incident and the matter is now resolved .I look forward to giving it my all this season and helping the team win another Championship."I would like to apologize to my fans, coaches, teammates and the entire eagles organization for the 1 game suspension....