Philadelphia Eagles

Stadium: Lincoln Financial Field | Coach: Doug Pederson
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense22nd113.3 (11th)224.1 (24th)
Defense13th103.2 (15th)239.5 (13th)

Schedule

1:00 pm EDT
Sun Sep 10
at WAS
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Sep 17
at KC
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Sep 24
NYG
4:05 pm EDT
Sun Oct 1
at LAC
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Oct 8
ARI
8:25 pm EDT
Thu Oct 12
at CAR
8:30 pm EDT
Mon Oct 23
WAS
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Oct 29
SF
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 5
DEN
8:30 pm EST
Sun Nov 19
at DAL
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 26
CHI
8:30 pm EST
Sun Dec 3
at SEA
4:25 pm EST
Sun Dec 10
at LAR
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 17
at NYG
8:30 pm EST
Mon Dec 25
OAK
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 31
DAL

Standings

NFC
East
Overall
W-L-T
Division
W-L-T
Dallas13-3-03-3-0
New York11-5-04-2-0
Washington8-7-13-3-0
Philadelphia7-9-02-4-0
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Eagles' Alshon Jeffery: Draws praise from coach
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jeffery has enjoyed his best offseason since 2013, according to wide receivers coach Mike Groh, ESPN's Tim McManus reports.

Jeffery worked under Groh in Chicago from 2013 to 2015, and the wide receivers coach says he's pleased with where Jeffery is both physically and mentally upon being reunited in Philadelphia. It's worth noting that Jeffery's lone Pro Bowl appearance came in 2013, when he caught a career-high 89 passes for 1,421 yards and seven touchdowns. Given that success, it's intruiging to hear Groh compare Jeffery's current form to that of his best offseason to date. While Jeffery still needs to solidify his chemistry with quarterback Carson Wentz ahead of the regular season, the fact that he'll be playing on a one-year contract should motivate him to have another strong campaign.

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Eagles' Jordan Matthews: Expects to be ready for camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Matthews (knee) acknowledged that his absence from most of the offseason program wasn't ideal, but he said he isn't too worried about his availability for training camp, Les Bowen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Matthews has dealt with tendinitis in his left knee since training camp last year, but both of his absences in 2016 were attributed to an ankle injury, and his per-game production in terms of catches and yards was similar to what he did the previous two years, albeit with a dip in touchdowns (three) and yards per target (6.9). While he said he won't discuss the injury until it has fully healed, he did mention the potential impact of Philadelphia's offseason additions, acknowledging he might draw fewer looks but should find it easier to get open. The additions of Torrey Smith and Alshon Jeffery make it unlikely Matthews approaches his average of 8.1 targets per game over the past two seasons, but he should improve upon last season's poor mark in yards per target while benefiting from playing nearly all of his snaps in the slot.

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Eagles' Nelson Agholor: Impressing in spring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Agholor has been the "standout star" of spring practices, Dave Zangaro of CSN Philly reports.

Eagles receivers coach Mike Groh had nothing but high praise for the former first-round pick, citing Agholor's productive spring practices and versatility. As Jordan Matthews nursed a knee injury, the USC product took over first team reps in the slot and continued to shine. While Agholor has disappointed in his NFL career thus far and is slated to be Philadelphia's fourth receiver behind Matthews, Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith, it is not as if the first two on that list are bastions of good health. The 24-year-old could still see plenty of playing time and a possible breakout if he can translate his spring production to the regular season.

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Eagles' LeGarrette Blount: Should help Eagles achieve balance
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Eagles hope Blount's presence will help them achieve balance on offense, ESPN.com's Tim McManus reports.

The 2016 Eagles had a rookie quarterback from a non-FBS school, an above-average defense and a poor group of pass catchers -- a trio that typically would beg for a run-heavy approach. Of course, the backfield wasn't all that much better than the receiving group, which led to a middle-of-the-pack ranking in pass-play percentage (16th, 59.4). The team's transactions during the free agency period and draft hinted at the possibility of a pass percentage above 60.0 in 2017, but the mid-May addition of Blount on a one-year, $1.25 million contract suggests the Eagles do still aspire toward some degree of balance. While he presumably won't have the opportunity to match last season's 299 carries, Blount projects as the primary early down runner and top goal-line option in what should be an improved offense. Once Ryan Mathews (neck) is released, Blount will be the team's only running back heavier than 210 pounds with any significant NFL experience.

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Eagles' Wendell Smallwood: May be falling behind Pumphrey
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fourth-round rookie Donnel Pumphrey got more reps than Smallwood (knee) during the offseason program, Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice.com reports.

At 5-foot-10, 208 pounds, Smallwood is the closest thing the Eagles have to a typical NFL lead runner in a backfield that also includes Darren Sproles, the 170-pound Pumphrey and 250-pound thumper LeGarrette Blount. Smallwood represents a happy medium in terms of size, speed, pass catching and pass blocking, but his lack of a defining trait could leave him without a clear role, as Blount figures to get the short-yardage work and a good chunk of early down carries, with some combination of Sproles and Pumphrey handling the passing downs. Smallwood is probably the only one of the bunch with three-down potential, but his lack of specialization will probably work against him unless one or two of the other running backs is unavailable. An injury to Blount may represents Smallwood's best path to a sizable role, as Pumphrey profiles as the long-term replacement for Sproles.

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