Earlier this offseason, Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly made it a priority to address the team’s awful secondary. Kelly’s top target on the market was former Seattle Seahawks cornerback Byron Maxwell and he reeled him in with a controversial 6-year, $63 million contract. Immediately there was a reaction that this was the “Dream Team” all over again in Philadelphia. But Maxwell is nothing like former Eagles cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha who has become known for his failures in the City of Brotherly Love. All that and more in this morning’s serving of Bacon, Eggs and Eagles!
Why Byron Maxwell Won’t Be Next Nnamdi Asomugha for Eagles – Team Stream Now of BleacherReport.com (Video)
"The Philadelphia Eagles made a big splash during this offseason by signing cornerback Byron Maxwell.Why should Eagles fans be confident in Maxwell? What does Maxwell bring to a defense?Watch as Adam Lefkoe and Bleacher Report NFL Analyst Chris Simms discuss Maxwell’s ability in the video above."
John Moffitt a Low-Risk, High-Reward Option for Eagles to Replace Evan Mathis – Gary Davenport of BleacherReport.com
"The Philadelphia Eagles fielded one of the better offensive lines in the National Football League in 2014, but that line was left staring at a massive hole when the Eagles surprisingly released guard Evan Mathis earlier this month.That release of arguably the NFL’s best guard over the past several seasons left more than a few pundits scratching their heads at the latest splash move made by head coach Chip Kelly.But on Monday, the Eagles made a move that showed there just might be a method to Kelly’s madness after all."
Weatherford clarifies comments, apologizes to Kelce – Geoff Mosher of CSNPhilly.com
"Steve Weatherford, the Giants punter who recently irked many Eagles fans and a prominent Eagles player by making comments about Eagles coach Chip Kelly and the team’s quarterbacks, is backpedaling with the aplomb of an All Pro defensive back.Weatherford on Monday appeared on Philly sports talk station 97.5 The Fanatic and essentially waved the white flag in what was becoming a war of words between NFC East rivals.Weatherford, who made his comments about the Eagles on Friday during an interview with New York station WFAN, didn’t say he was misquoted but said headlines and Twitter chatter caused the public to misinterpret him."
Walter Thurmond Talks Chip Kelly, Eagles’ Super Bowl Potential and More – Brent Sobleski of BleacherReport.com
"PHILADELPHIA — The only constant is change. This is the life of an NFL player.Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Walter Thurmond III knows this as well as any other after joining his third team in three years.As an original member of the Legion of Boom secondary, Thurmond won a Super Bowl with the Seattle Seahawks before he tested free agency for the first time. The cornerback signed a one-year deal with the New York Giants last offseason but only played in two games after suffering a torn pectoral muscle in Week 2 against the Arizona Cardinals. He was then placed on injured reserve. After the injury-plagued season, Thurmond once again entered the free-agent market and eventually reunited with his collegiate coach, Chip Kelly, in Philadelphia when he signed a one-year, $3.25 million deal with the Eagles."
Predicting Last 5 In, Last 5 out for Philadelphia Eagles’ Final 53-Man Roster – Andrew Kulp of BleacherReport.com
"Say what you want about head coach Chip Kelly’s roster overhauls, but the Philadelphia Eagles are heading into 2015 with a ton of talent. At a few positions in particular, the coaching staff is going to have some very difficult decisions over who stays and who goes when training camp concludes.The Eagles roster sits at 90 men for now, but come September, the team will have to cut down to 53 players. As you can see from our predictions over the last five in and last five out, it won’t be easy."
After being destroyed earlier yesterday on Twitter by Eagles center Jason Kelce, New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford backpedaled faster than Nick Foles regarding his comments, offering this apology to Kelce:
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