Once again, here are your Eagles rookies from the draft class of 2013. Welcome Aboard!
Here are the results from yesterday’s draft as it came to an end:
In the fourth round the Eagles traded up their 101th pick and selected QB Matt Barkley from University of Southern California with their 98th overall pick. This position just got cluttered and interesting
In round five, the Eagles selected Safety Earl Wolff from North Carolina State University with their 136th pick
The Eagles had no picks in the sixth round, but in the seventh and final round, the Eagles had three picks. With those three picks, the Eagles selected DE Joe Kruger from the University of Utah (212 Overall), CB Jordan Poyer from Oregon State University (218 Overall) and DE David King from the University of Oklahoma (239 Overall)
The Eagles made a few additions on Friday Night as they selected TE Zach Ertz from Stanford University with the 35th pick in the second round…..
…..and selected DT Bennie Logan from Louisiana State University with the 67th pick in the third round
Lane Johnson, OT from university of Oklahoma
FYI, I find the NFL draft absolutely boring, so I’m going to wait to each day after the draft to post the picks Chip Kelly and the Eagles make. If you are the type of person that likes to follow the draft, however, here are the time and dates for the next rounds:
Friday, April 26- Second and Third round picks. Starts at 6:30 P.M
Saturday, April 27- Fourth to Seventh round picks. Starts at 12:00 P.M
If anyone is interested, here’s a photo schedule for the 2013 season, from philadelphiaeagles.com:
The NFL today released the schedules of all 32 teams, including your beloved Eagles. Here ‘s the teams that they’ll be playing for the 2013 season:
Week 1- Aug. 9: New England Patriots 7:30 P.M
Week 2- Aug. 15: Carolina Panthers 7:30 P.M
Week 3- Aug. 24: @Jacksonville Jaguars 7:30
Week 4- Aug. 29: @New York Jets 7:00
Week 1- Sept. 9: @Washington Redskins 7:10 P.M on ESPN (Monday Night)
Week 2- Sept. 15: San Diego Chargers 1:00 P.M on CBS
Week 3- Sept. 19: Kansas City Chiefs 8:25 P.M on NFL Network (Andy Reid’s Return!)
Week 4- Sept. 29: @ Denver Broncos 4:25 P.M on FOX
Week 5- Oct. 6: @ New York Giants 1:00 P.M on FOX
Week 6- Oct. 13: @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1:00 P.M on FOX
Week 7- Oct. 20: Dallas Cowboys 1:00 P.M on FOX
Week 8- Oct. 27: New York Giants 1:00 P.M on FOX
Week 9- Nov. 3: @Oakland Raiders 4:05 P.M on FOX
Week 10- Nov. 10: @ Green Bay Packers 1:00 P.M on FOX
Week 11- Nov. 17: Washington Redskins 1:00 P.M on FOX
Week 12- BYE
Week 13- Dec. 1: Arizona Cardinals 1:00 P.M on FOX
Week 14- Dec. 8: Detroit Lions 1:00 P.M on FOX
Week 15- Dec. 15: @Minnesota Vikings 1:00 P.M on FOX
Week 16- Dec. 22: Chicago Bears 1:00 P.M on FOX
Week 17- Dec 29: @Dallas Cowboys 1:00 P.M on FOX
NOTE: Not sure if anyone noticed, but there is a hell of a lot of 1:00 P.M games and they all seem to be on FOX. Also, no Sunday Football Games on NBC. Not sure how to feel about this.
Once 4:00 P.M stuck on Tuesday afternoon, the Eagles wasted no time in signing some free agents. Here are your new Philly Eagles that will be wearing midnight green in 2013:
CB Bradley Fletcher (2-year deal)
TE James Casey (3-year deal)
S Patrick Chung (3-year deal)
LB Jason Phillips (2-year deal)
DL Isaac Sopoaga (3-year deal)
I personally like the signing of Chung since we need middle linebackers. These are nice additions to defense along with a new tight end, but I would like to see the front office get some offensive linemen for QB protection. There is always the draft, though.
The Eagles today announced their release of the highly paid corner back Nnamdi Asomugha after only two seasons in Philly. His release will save the Eagles $9 Million in Salary cap space. Asomugha was the biggest signing during the 2011 off-season. In those two seasons, Asomugha became a bust, only recording four interceptions in all the 32 games he played.
It’s a shame that he became a bust and never played to his potential like he did back in Oakland. Asomugha just couldn’t adjust in Philly as the Eagles now set to get a replacement for him in the corner back position.
Keep in touch as Just a Philly Eagle will report any breaking news, releases and signings during the Free Agency period.
Here’s a move that might upset Eagles fans since they released Brian Dawkins after the 2008 season. Today, the Eagles let go of DT Mike Patterson after eight seasons. Here is his quote that the Eagles release today:
“I want to thank the fans for all of their support over eight years in Philadelphia. It is never easy to say goodbye to a fan base that supported me no matter what. My goal was to come to work every day to try and make the Philadelphia Eagles the best organization we could be. The Eagles organization has treated me and my family with nothing but respect since the day I was drafted and I wish Mr. Lurie, Howie, the new coaches and all of my teammates all the best going forward. I will miss them all and I will always have a place in my heart for the Eagles and for the city of Philadelphia.”
Not sure what to think of this. Patterson was an amazing defensive player who gave it his all for eight seasons in Philly. Someone will grab him in free agency, but he will be missed. Patterson had played 122 games (including playoffs) and recorded 551 tackles, 16.5 sacks, seven fumble recoveries, four forced fumbles and one interception.
Eagles also released DT Cullen Jenkins after his two year stint in Midnight Green. Jenkins registered 9.5 sacks during his playing time with the birds. These moves will make room for up and coming defensive young stars like Fletcher Cox and Cedric Thornton
Hey Guys! Angel Ortiz from Just a Philly here! Hope you didn’t forget about me. Okay, so I haven’t been posting a lot recently. That’s because I have been dealing with a lot of technical difficulties for the last month and a half. Let’s just say I have bad luck with technology. First, someone had spilled ice tea on my laptop accidentally . You could just imagine my rage when I got home. After getting a replacement laptop from Sony a few weeks later, the hard drive for the laptop crashed! I couldn’t get a replacement until this weekend.
Non of the less, I have return! What’s even better is that I left my job for an internship with better hours which means I will be posting more frequently than I have had in the last few months.
Well, enough about me.This is a blog about the Eagles, after all. So, what has happened with the Eagles since they last hired Chip Kelly as head coach? For starters, the former Oregon coach filled in his coaching staff which includes Offensive Coordinator Pat Shurmur, Defensive Coordinator Billy Davis and Special Teams coordinator Dave Fipp.
The biggest news today, though, is the re-signing of Michael Vick as he will remain an Eagle for the 2013 season. The Eagles restructured his contract to just 1-year, worth $10 Million. Now that’s a hell of a lot of money for one year, but remember Vick and the Eagles had agree to a 5-year deal after the 2010 season. Since things haven’t gone Vick’s way in the past two seasons, he would have to settle to one-year contract.
The Eagles are concern about Vick and they wanted to eat up his contract. What makes this contract more interesting is that Vick is not guarantee the starting quarterback position. He will have to fight for that along side Nick Foles in training camp in a few months.It is said that Vick could fit right into Kelly’s offensive scheme which is the fast break offense. The scheme, however, requires fast thinking which is something Vick has not dealt well with in the past (interceptions, anyone?)
Anyways, the Eagles just found away to eat up Vick’s contract. It’s a shame they had to keep you for another year instead of letting him go. Now, it’s not to say Vick would fail under Kelly. He might just bounce back, but at age 33 Vick is just about done in Philly. The only way he could stay if he was to take the Eagles in a long playoff run next year.
Hell, I’ll take an NFC Championship appearance at this point. If Vick can improve upon the turnovers and is given a good offensive line, than maybe he will win back his starting job. Even if the Eagles fail again to make the playoffs in 2013, if Vick puts up good numbers and lower his turnovers, than maybe Vick can stay longer than 2013. Until then, he is down to just one year. One year to prove himself, the Eagles and the rest of the NFL that he’s not done yet!