Eagles have luxury of drafting talent over need
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Adding proven veterans in trades and free agency has allowed the Philadelphia Eagles to stick to their philosophy of selecting talent over need in the NFL draft.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills and Washington Wizards forward Devin Robinson were arrested after a fight outside a nightclub, Washington police said...
Eagles acquire RB Jordan Howard in trade with Bears
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles have acquired running back Jordan Howard from the Chicago Bears for a conditional sixth-round pick in next year's NFL draft.
Former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin has announced he is retiring from playing football after nine NFL seasons.
The 30-year-old Maclin announced his decision in a Twitter...
MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — A man was convicted of passion provocation manslaughter in the stabbing death of another man after a street fight in New Jersey during celebrations over the Philadelphia...
Eagles bolster secondary with safety Andrew Sendejo
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to a one-year contract with safety Andrew Sendejo, who earlier this month was released by Minnesota.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers didn't make much of splash on the opening day of NFL free agency.
The team needs helps in a number of areas — especially on defense — but doesn't...
AP sources: DeSean Jackson close to returning to Eagles
The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to acquire wide receiver DeSean Jackson from Tampa Bay along with a 2020 seventh-round draft pick for a sixth-round pick this year, two people familiar with the...
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Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham gets 3-year deal
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles and defensive end Brandon Graham have agreed to a three-year contract extension, preventing the team's longest-tenured defensive player from testing...
State: School’s ‘football flu’ policy can be challenged
BURLINGTON CITY, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey school employee has won a round in a dispute over using a sick day during last year's Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl victory parade.
Eagles hire former Browns executive Andrew Berry
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles have hired former Cleveland Browns executive Andrew Berry as vice president of football operations.
Truex makes move to Joe Gibbs Racing with championship goal
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. was just one of many Philadelphia Eagles fans bummed when Nick Foles' pass deflected off a receiver and was intercepted to end a playoff push toward a second straight Super Bowl.
"They had a shot," Truex said. "Without that interception, I think they could have pulled it off."
The Eagles were smacked with the same forlorn reality Truex suffered through only two months earlier — it's hard to win back-to-back championships.
Eagles’ player who dropped pass thanks 2nd-grader for letter
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery has been getting lots of support from fans after dropping a critical pass in a playoff game, including from a second-grader who wrote him a supportive letter.
Jeffery stopped by Abigail Johnson's classroom in West Chester on Thursday to thank her and her classmates at Sarah Starkweather Elementary.
Police: Irate Eagles fan put girlfriend’s dog in microwave
HANOVER TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — Police say a woman upset about the Philadelphia Eagles' loss to the New Orleans Saints got into an argument with her girlfriend and put the friend's dog in a microwave.
Kirsten Gaskins of Philadelphia faces charges including assault, harassment and cruelty to animals.
The alleged incident occurred at a hotel in Hanover Township.
Eagles face tough offseason decisions, starting with Foles
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nick Foles fell 27 yards short of leading the Philadelphia Eagles to a third straight comeback win in the postseason.
His next opportunity likely will come in a different uniform.
The Eagles (10-8) were eliminated with a 20-14 loss at New Orleans on Sunday, ending the team's bid to repeat as Super Bowl champions. The front office faces several difficult decisions in the offseason, starting with Foles.
Chiefs’ Reid trying to rewrite history of playoff letdowns
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Andy Reid sat inside an opulent suite high above the field in Arrowhead Stadium six years ago, a sparkle in his eyes and a broad smile hiding underneath his bushy, red mustache.
He had just been fired by the Philadelphia Eagles after a mostly successful 14-year run highlighted by a Super Bowl appearance, and by all accounts he should have been weary and beaten. But he was instead wired and buoyant, eager to take on the vast rebuilding job of the Kansas City Chiefs.
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Foles denied fantastic finish in possible Eagles finale
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Nick Foles got the Philadelphia Eagles off to a fast start, only to be robbed of another fantastic finish by a veteran receiver's uncharacteristic drop.
"Football is a funny sport, especially playoff football. It's tough," Foles said after a tense 20-14 divisional playoff loss in New Orleans on Sunday. "We started the game off hot, battled the rest of the game and gave ourselves an opportunity to win at the end."
Saints rally past Eagles 20-14, will host NFC title game
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When the New Orleans Saints finally found their rhythm, they marched one step closer to the Super Bowl.
Using a dominant ball-control offense and a few gambles that paid off, the Saints got two touchdown passes from Drew Brees and two interceptions from Marcus Lattimore in a 20-14 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.
Bears’ Amos, Eagles’ Bennett fined for roughness in playoffs
NEW YORK (AP) — Chicago safety Adrian Amos has been fined $26,739 by the NFL for his unnecessary roughness penalty in the Bears' playoff loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Amos hit tight end Zach Ertz, who was deemed a defenseless receiver, in the third quarter of Philadelphia's 16-15 win last Sunday. It came on a third-down play that extended the drive that gave the Eagles a 10-6 lead on Dallas Goedert's 10-yard touchdown catch.
Bears’ Parkey off social media after missed field goal
CHICAGO (AP) — Kicker Cody Parkey is staying off social medial after his missed field goal at the end of the Chicago Bears' 16-15 wild-card loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Parkey told NBC's "Today" show Friday he feels "worse than anybody about missing that kick." He also says "football is what I do; it's not who I am."
Backups, castoffs, youngsters step in Eagles’ secondary
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When injuries ravaged the secondary, the Philadelphia Eagles turned to inexperienced guys and castoffs.
The no-names are making themselves known.
Cre'von LeBlanc, Tre Sullivan, Rasul Douglas and Avonte Maddox have stepped up in a big way down the stretch, helping the Eagles (10-7) win four straight games and advance to an NFC divisional playoff at New Orleans (13-3) on Sunday.
Philly has St. Nick but New Orleans has lots of Saints
The Philadelphia Eagles have St. Nick, and he hasn't let them down in the clutch. The problem on Sunday is that New Orleans has a lot of Saints — and a stronger team.
Nick Foles has been nothing short of superb in replacing Carson Wentz, first in the 2017 season when he guided Philly to its first NFL championship since 1960. And now, with Wentz again injured, Foles helped the Eagles slalom their way to an NFC wild-card berth.
Recently banged-up Saints line showing signs of healing
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — When Saints starting right guard Larry Warford came out of the trainer's room, he scooped a mini basketball off the floor of the locker room and casually executed a quick, spinning dribble around a teammate.
Nick Foles knows his time in Philly is likely nearing an end
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nick Foles is in a unique situation, a Super Bowl MVP trying to lead his team to a second straight championship knowing he will most likely play somewhere else next season.
Nothing about what Foles has done for the Philadelphia Eagles is ordinary.
"I'm not worried about the future but I understand where I stand and every time I wear that jersey is special," Foles said Wednesday. "We get one more week together, at least."
Eagles are different team since worst loss by a champion
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When the Philadelphia Eagles went to New Orleans in Week 11, their leaders lost their composure before the team lost the game.
Carson Wentz walked off the field punching at the air after throwing one of his three interceptions, an uncharacteristic display of frustration by the third-year quarterback.
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Gaudreau scores twice as Flames beat Blackhawks 4-3
CHICAGO (AP) — Johnny Gaudreau had a blast during Calgary's short stay in Chicago.
Gaudreau scored two more goals, David Rittich made 32 saves and the Flames beat the Blackhawks 4-3 on Monday.
The 25-year-old Gaudreau extended his goal-scoring streak to five games one night after the New Jersey native watched his beloved Philadelphia Eagles beat the Chicago Bears 16-15 in the first round of the NFL playoffs.
Bears come to grips with cruel end to breakthrough season
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears receiver Allen Robinson had a tough time coming to grips with the fact that there was no game to prepare for this week when he woke up Monday morning.
"Pretty crazy," he said.
Safety Adrian Amos figured the Bears would be planning for their next opponent, not cleaning out their lockers.
"Things happen, you know, time to take it in, put it behind you and start working for next year," he said.
NFL rules Cody Parkey’s missed field goal was blocked
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Cody Parkey got an excuse he probably won't use.
Parkey's missed 43-yard field goal in the final seconds that gave the Philadelphia Eagles a 16-15 upset win over the Chicago Bears in Sunday's wild-card playoff game was officially ruled a block by the NFL.
Reigning Super Bowl champion Eagles aren’t done yet
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When the Philadelphia Eagles gather around their coach in the locker room after each win, Doug Pederson yells: "We're not done yet."
The defending Super Bowl champions were written off after a 48-7 loss to the New Orleans Saints dropped their record to 4-6 in November.
Broncos interview Bears defensive coordinator Fangio
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — John Elway met with Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio about the Denver Broncos' head coaching vacancy Monday, a day after Chicago's 16-15 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC wild-card playoffs.
Ratings dip to 18.6M for Golden Globes despite NFL lead-in
NEW YORK (AP) — Preliminary figures from Nielsen show that Sunday night's Golden Globes were watched by 18.6 million viewers, a slight drop from the 19.1 million that tuned in last year.
Foles gives Eagles lift they need just in time to beat Bears
CHICAGO (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles were desperately seeking a lift with little time left to save their season.
Nick Foles came through for the defending Super Bowl champions. And he did it just in time.
Foles threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Golden Tate on fourth down in the final minute, and the Eagles hung on for a 16-15 wild-card victory over the Chicago Bears after Cody Parkey's missed field goal hit the upright and crossbar.
Parkey hits upright again, Bears lose to Eagles in wild card
CHICAGO (AP) — Cody Parkey sat by his locker with a glazed look, struggling to explain how he did it again.
The Chicago Bears' embattled kicker somehow managed to nail yet another upright and hit the crossbar while missing a 43-yard field goal in the closing seconds of a 16-15 wild-card loss to the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.
Foles leads Eagles to 16-15 upset of Bears
CHICAGO (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles needed help to get into the playoffs, and Chicago provided it.
Look how the defending Super Bowl champions repaid the Bears.
Nick Foles hit Golden Tate with a 2-yard touchdown pass on fourth down with 56 seconds remaining against the NFL's stingiest defense, lifting the Philadelphia Eagles past the Chicago Bears 16-15 on Sunday in the final wild-card game.
Rivers versus Brady in divisional round of NFL playoffs
CHICAGO (AP) — Philip Rivers has come up empty against Tom Brady every time.
He gets another shot next weekend.
Rivers directed the Los Angeles Chargers to a 23-17 playoff victory at Baltimore on Sunday, setting up another high-stakes matchup with Brady and the New England Patriots. For all of Rivers' success during his 15 years in the NFL, he is winless in seven career starts against Brady.
Eagles stave off Bears on missed FG; Chargers edge Ravens
CHICAGO (AP) — Nick Foles hit Golden Tate with a 2-yard touchdown pass on fourth down with 56 seconds remaining against the NFL's stingiest defense, lifting the Philadelphia Eagles past the Chicago Bears 16-15 on Sunday in the final wild-card game.
Former Eagles kicker Cody Parkey hit the left upright and then the crossbar with a field-goal attempt from 43 yards with 10 seconds remaining, silencing the raucous crowd.
Illinois, Pennsylvania governors wager on wild-card game
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf have made a friendly wager over Sunday's football game between the Chicago Bears and the Philadelphia Eagles.
Pritzker says he made the bet because "Here in Illinois, we all know" the Bears will win the wild-card game at Soldier Field.
If Chicago defeats the defending Super Bowl champions, Wolf says he'll send cheesesteaks with cheese and fried onions from Tony Luke's in South Philadelphia.
After big jump, Bears look to KO defending champion Eagles
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Not long after he was hired, Matt Nagy watched the Super Bowl with his wife at a bar near the Chicago Bears' practice facility. His good friend Doug Pederson was coaching the Philadelphia Eagles to their first Super Bowl championship.
The place was just about empty. He even had to ask for the game to be turned on.
Bears safety Eddie Jackson questionable for playoff game
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears will wait until right before game time for Sunday's playoff matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles to make a determination on the availability of safety Eddie Jackson.
Jackson was officially listed as questionable Friday on the final injury report after he went through a second straight limited practice. He hasn't had a full practice since before the Dec. 16 game against Green Bay when he suffered a right ankle injury.
Man accused of guitar thefts has 1 thing to say: ‘Go Eagles’
PITTSTON, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man accused of breaking into a music store and stealing guitars tells reporters he has one thing to say: "Go Eagles."
WNEP-TV reports 49-year-old Dale Sourbeck, of Pittston, was charged Thursday with burglary.
Police say Sourbeck used a hammer to break into the Rock Street Music store in Pittston around 3 a.m. Thursday. He was captured on surveillance taking two guitars.
30 years after Fog Bowl, Bears-Eagles meet again in playoffs
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Buddy Ryan's feud with Mike Ditka dominated headlines when the Philadelphia Eagles returned to the playoffs following a six-year absence to play the Chicago Bears on New Year's Eve 1988.
Then weather stole the show.
Late in the second quarter with the Bears leading 17-6, things got weird. A dense fog rolled in off Lake Michigan and seeped into Soldier Field.
Saints earn NFC’s top seed for first time since 2009
Half of the NFC playoff field is back from last year, including the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles , who wobbled and hobbled into the postseason party as the sixth and final seed after a season-long slog.
Alshon Jeffery’s return to Chicago all business
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Alshon Jeffery is all business this week.
The talented wide receiver is playing in Chicago for the first time since he left the Bears after five seasons and joined the Philadelphia Eagles. He's not feeling sentimental. The Eagles (9-7) have a tough road trying to defend their Super Bowl title, starting with a wild-card game against the Bears (12-4) on Sunday.
Bears’ Trubisky tries to steer clear of playoff mistakes
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — It hasn't been a streak of accuracy on a level with Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees or Tom Brady. Nevertheless, Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky has eliminated interceptions over his past three starts.
Whether Trubisky can continue making good decisions and throws in his first playoff game at Soldier Field against the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles could go a long way toward determining if the Bears' season continues.
Eagles back in familiar role as playoff underdogs
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles are back in a familiar role with a different disguise.
The defending Super Bowl champions traded in the dog masks for ski masks, but they're still playoff underdogs for the second straight year.
Their road is much tougher this time around, however.
Eagles OC Mike Groh has familiarity with Bears DC Vic Fangio
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Mike Groh's transition from wide receivers coach to offensive coordinator for the Philadelphia Eagles has been bumpy.
His familiarity with Vic Fangio's defense could give the team a slight edge against the Chicago Bears.
NFC North champion Bears look to keep rolling in playoffs
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears are rolling into their first playoff appearance in eight years, with nine wins in 10 games and their sights set on a bigger prize after capturing the NFC North.
"This is where it gets real," coach Matt Nagy said Monday.