Thursday, February 27, 2014

Cooper, Kelce discuss signing with Eagles

Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper could have become an unrestricted free agent in a couple of weeks.

All things considered, signing a five-year $25 million contract extension to remain here was much more important.

Make no mistake the second chance the Eagles gave Cooper after he was caught on video screaming the N-word went a long way in shaping his choice. That, and a career season.

Cooper also likes Chip Kelly's fastbreak system and reckons that the tempo will increase if Jeremy Maclin re-signs with the club.

Eagles center Jason Kelce, on the other hand, sounded as if he had all the money and security he'll ever need after inking a six-year contract extension worth $37.5 million, including $13 million guaranteed per

Kelce effectively is tied to the Eagles for seven years.

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Kelce's deal puts him in good company

Jason Kelce inks 7-year pact.
If Jason Kelce hits the incentives in his new contract extension, the $5.72 million average would rank among the top salaries in the league per

Kelce's original contract with the Eagles was for four years and $2.137 million. He's a sixth-round pick 0ut of Cincinnati in 2011.

Wide receiver Riley Cooper's reported $5 million average in his new pact would rank in the top 15. Cooper inked a four-year $2.11 million deal with the Birds in 2010. He was a fifth-round choice out of Florida.
Riley Cooper gets 5-year deal.

The players are at the NovaCare Complex lifting weights to, ahem, get in shape for a presser later today.

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Roseman: 'Hard to look at JP as a 31-year-old'

While GM Howie Roseman said the Eagles made a statement signing offensive tackle Jason Peters to a five-year, $51.3 million contract, don't expect re-signing elder statesmen to become a trend.

Peters, who got $19.5 million guaranteed,  is unique per Roseman.

At the same time Peters is happy enough with the pact that includes $41.3 million in new money that he wants to retire with the Eagles ... whenever that time comes.

Peters suspects he will leave with a legacy as he feels the Eagles under Chip Kelly are poised to take another major step in 2014.

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Peters guaranteed $19.55 M in new deal

Richer ...
The contract extension Jason Peters signed keeps him among the top-paid offensive linemen in the NFL according to his agent.

Peters is due $51.3 million over the next five years, including $41.3 million in new money over four years.

The deal contains $19.55 million in guaranteed money, including $10 million this season.

Peters said his first NFL contract netted him a $5,000 signing bonus with the Buffalo Bills, who signed him as an undrafted tight end in 2004.

Peters, 32, is the third-oldest Eagle after Jon Dorenbos (33) and Donnie Jones (33).

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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Broncos scratch defensive tackle

Broncos warming up.
The Broncos deactivated defensive tackle Sione Fua, who was unable to practice all week due to a calf injury.

Also scratched were quarterback Zac Dysert, running back Ronnie Hillman, cornerback Quintin Jammer, offensive tackle Vinston Painter, guard Chris Kuper and tight end Joel Dreessen.

The Seahawks deactivated wide receiver Bryan Walters, running back Christine Michael, offensive tackles Michael Bowie and Caylin Hauptmann, tight end Kellen Davis, defensive end Benson Mayowa and defensive tackle Jordan Hill.

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