Eagles chat: Les Bowen talks free agency, 2017 outlook

  The Philadelphia Daily News’ Les Bowen joined Cody Benjamin and EaglesNotebook.com to talk all things Philadelphia Eagles Wednesday, running through pressing headlines of the 2017 offseason. Projecting the Eagles’ plans to upgrade the wide receiver position, assessing the debated value of Jordan Matthews and speculating on other potential veteran targets of the team, Bowen…

How about John Brown (or another WR trade)?

Wide receiver help is on the way. There’s no guarantee, of course, but if Howie Roseman and the Philadelphia Eagles don’t deliver something in the pass-catching department this offseason, then the Birds will probably have a whole lot more than defensive inconsistencies to worry about in 2017. As free agency draws closer, this particular writer…

Ideal free agent targets for the Eagles’ top five needs

The Philadelphia Eagles’ biggest need heading into 2017 might best be described as finding “anyone with talent who can play outside,” whether as a deep threat for Carson Wentz or on the opposite side of the ball at cornerback. The potential holes-to-be-filled stretch beyond wideout and corner, however. And the ways the Birds may or may…

Game-by-game 2016 Eagles notebook

Week by week. Analysis in a nutshell. EaglesNotebook.com presents its second annual game-by-game notebook, a running recap of the 2016 Philadelphia Eagles season: Week One: Eagles 29, Browns 10: It was the Carson Wentz show as the Birds opened the year at home. New defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz’s unit got after Cleveland quarterback Robert Griffin III…

Addressing CB and WR in 2017

The winds of change, at least when it comes to roster turnover, are sure to start howling as the 2017 NFL offseason draws nearer and the Philadelphia Eagles look to up their chances of a postseason run following a second consecutive 7-9 finish. Whereas some spots, like at quarterback and safety, appear to be stocked…

Top five Eagles stories of 2016

Since December 2015, the Philadelphia Eagles have undergone a not-so-subtle makeover. From changing head coaches and starting quarterbacks to vying for attention in a suddenly red-hot NFC East division, the team has been an overt example of the year-to-year parity in the NFL. And unless the Birds rally down the stretch – and get a…

An Audience of One: The faith that drives Carson Wentz

It’s February 2015 in Fargo, North Dakota. Tucked inside a local IHOP, momentarily shielded from the brisk Midwestern air and inevitably closer to the smell of made-to-order pancakes, is Carson Wentz. He isn’t hard to miss, at least to the Bison football fans that will later stumble upon the restaurant, coaxing a few pictures out…

My life: Or, Eagles and Vikings together forever

2006. I’ve been seriously following the Philadelphia Eagles for about a year now. (Young bull, I know.) I’m about three seasons from starting to write about the team on a regular basis, so Cody the Fanboy is in full regalia, repping the Eagles as if I were born next to the Liberty Bell, not a small…

Rewind: Every Eagles starter of the last decade

Another year of Philadelphia Eagles football is around the corner. With lineups all but set, here’s a look back at every single player who’s started for the Eagles over the last 10 seasons, with this year’s projected first-teamers marked with asterisks: QB: Donovan McNabb, Jeff Garcia, A.J. Feeley, Kevin Kolb, Michael Vick, Vince Young, Nick Foles,…

On trades, Norman and other Eagles things

With the 2016 Philadelphia Eagles season right around the corner, I’ve got a handful of random thoughts … On Howie’s dealing: Unofficial general manager Howie Roseman has long been an advocate of unlikely player-for-player trades through his actions in the front office (see: Jerome Harrison, Jorrick Calvin, J.J. Arrington, Darryl Tapp, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie), so Jason La…