It appears as though Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford will play out his current contract instead of signing an extension with the team prior to the upcoming season. That is likely good news for the Eagles considering Bradford’s injury history, extending him now would be cheaper but much riskier. It makes more sense for both sides to let the 2015 season play itself out and then begin discussions once again when the season comes to a close. All that and more in this morning’s serving of Bacon, Eggs and Eagles!
Sam Bradford reportedly playing out season without new contract is good news for Eagles – Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ.com
"Maybe the Eagles didn’t offer Sam Bradford what he was looking for.Maybe Bradford turned down a big offer from the team.Either way, the result is the same — good news for the Eagles.Eagles fans and the front office can breathe a sigh of relief after Monday’s report from Ian Rapoport of NFL.com that Bradford plans to play out the 2015 season without a contract."
DeMarco Murray vs. the “Curse of 370” – Mark Saltveit of BleedingGreenNation.com
"When the Eagles signed DeMarco Murray at top dollar as a free agent to replace LeSean McCoy, there was a lot of skepticism. He was written off as used up and injury prone. FootBallDocs.com said that the Cowboys “road [sic] him into the ground like a rental car.”We can dismiss the “injury prone” label right now, because Murray had his career year in 2014, playing all 16 games after all of those injuries, and he kept going even when the Eagles broke his hand. (He probably signed with Philly just to avoid further pummeling.)"
#EaglesCamp Preview: Quarterback – Chris McPherson of PhiladelphiaEagles.com
"1. The Development Of Sam BradfordIt’s not just the biggest storyline of Eagles Training Camp. It’s, as The MMQB’s Peter King noted on Monday, one of the most significant in the entire National Football League.The Eagles traded away a Pro Bowl quarterback in Nick Foles to acquire Sam Bradford, the former No. 1 overall pick. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Lurie noted how the Eagles considered Bradford the best young quarterback prospect since Peyton Manning back in 2010. Head coach Chip Kelly has lauded Bradford’s size and skill set. Offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur worked with Bradford when he was the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year.Fran Duffy’s brilliant All-22 breakdown of Bradford shows exactly why the Eagles were so excited to get the quarterback."
10 reasons the Eagles will be a dumpster fire this season – Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice.com
"Last week we took a vitriolic look at each of the Eagles’ divisional enemies, in detail. We blasted the Redskins, busted on the Giants, and poked holes in the Cowboys. Today, (GASP!), we will take a look inwardly at the Philadelphia Eagles. Also to note, this will be published in the Eagles Almanac, which you can pre-order here.1) The Eagles’ new QB apparently has a history of injuries.Over the weekend I did some research on Sam Bradford, and it turns out that he tore his ACL. Twice!After doing some more digging, I learned via several credible sources close to the team that Chip Kelly knew about Bradford’s injury history when he traded his existing starting QB, a second round pick and other stuff for Bradford, while taking on his $13 million salary."
#EaglesCamp Preview: Running Back – Bo Wulf of PhiladelphiaEagles.com
"1. Will DeMarco Murray Hold Up?Despite the silly recent comments by the likes of Joseph Randle and Emmitt Smith, DeMarco Murray’s 2014 season is beyond reproach. In leading the league with 1,845 rushing yards, 13 rushing touchdowns and 2,261 yards from scrimmage, Murray was the league’s best back. Whether or not he “left some meat on the bone” is a ridiculous argument, as if Aaron Rodgers should be reprimanded for every incompletion or J.J. Watt should be criticized for the handful of missed tackles he had last season.The issue at hand, however, is projecting Murray’s future in a league where the shelf life of an elite running back can often be so short. In leading the league with 392 carries last season, Murray took on a workload that puts him in rare company – company which has not typically worked out well in the past. The admittedly arbitrary cutoff of 380 carries in a season has been hit 17 times, with Hall of Famers like Walter Payton and Eric Dickerson among the group. Of those 17, Dickerson and Payton are the only two whose yards per carry increased the following season (Dickerson did it twice in fact). They’re Hall of Famers for a reason."
Eagles wide receiver Jordan Matthews (sixth from right) is apparently working at EXOS with his teammate, outside linebacker Marcus Smith (fourth from right) and many other NFL players but check out how jacked Matthews looks in this photo:
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