Eagles news: Howie Roseman gets his due, updates on Avonte Maddox

Howie Rosemanm Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Howie Rosemanm Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

Eagles general manager Howie Roseman is named Pro Football Writers of America’s Executive of the Year.

Finally, someone got something right! Normally, we wouldn’t let Philadelphia Eagles snubs bother us. Sadly we’ve gotten accustomed to them, but for whatever reason, we’ve been racking our brains trying to figure out how Hason Reddick isn’t a finalist for Defensive Player of the Year and how Brandon Graham isn’t a finalist for the NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year Award.

We could take things a step further and ask how a coach who shall remain nameless winds up being a finalist for the AP NFL Coach of the Year Award when his team finished in third place in its division. Who knows? Maybe we’re being salty because that same coach earned the Pro Football Writers of America’s nod for NFL Coach of the Year, but hey, at least Eagle Vice President/General Manager Howie Roseman got his due. He’s been named PFWA’s Executive of the Year.

If you’re keeping score, this is Howie Roseman’s second PFWA Exec of the Year trophy after winning for the first time in 2017. Truthfully, that was good to see as we needed some good news. The snubs and the disrespect is beginning to take their toll.

Oh well, hopefully, this fires the Eagles up and they respond by throttling the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.

More Eagles news: Avonte Maddox nears a Championship Game return, hopefully.

Just as we’re seeing our heart rates and blood pressure readings return to normal levels after stressing over Jalen Hurts’ throwing shoulder and Lane Johnson’s tear in his abdomen, here comes an NFC Championship Game to get everyone back on the stress train again.

If you’re like us, you’re encouraged by the rear-end whooping the Eagles put on the hated New York Giants, but the San Francisco 49ers are most certainly a step up in terms of levels of competition. It would be nice to know the Birds have the comfort of knowing they’re battling the Niners at full strength. It appears that they may get their wish.

After only having two starters on their injury report on Wednesday (both Lane Johnson and Avonte Maddox were limited), ten veterans were given much-needed rest days on Thursday. Here’s the full report.

Twitter was littered with photos and videos of everything that Maddox was saying and doing on Thursday. Here are some of the highlights:

There’s been no official word on whether he’ll play on Sunday or not, but as you can imagine, everyone has their fingers crossed. Having him in the lineup would be huge feathers in the cap for the Eagles and their secondary.

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