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Eagles News: Riley Cooper's time in Philadelphia could be coming to an end

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Riley Cooper's lackluster Eagles era is probably over - Inquirer
The last time Riley Cooper touched the football this season it glanced off his left hand and fell to the turf at MetLife Stadium and the Eagles were forced to punt. It probably was the last time he was targeted as an Eagle. If so, it was a fitting way to go out. The Eagles gambled on third down late in the game and Sam Bradford went to Cooper, who had run a post route. The ball was thrown a touch high, but the timing was off. Cooper didn't look back at his quarterback until the last moment and the ball ricocheted off his outstretched hand. The incomplete pass didn't affect the outcome of the game. The Eagles still won. But it was meaningless, like so many of Cooper's catches over the last two seasons. Never was there an Eagles wide receiver who played so often and made so little impact. And that's saying something. It could be the epitaph for his tenure in Philadelphia.

Eagles' Jordan Matthews: I can be 'one of the greatest' receivers in the league - PhillyVoice
"I think coming in as a rookie, there's a lot of things you go through," Matthews said. "There's a lot of great players around you, so you feel like, 'OK, if I just do this, I can just be in this kind of role right here and then I'll be fine.' But then, when you're in that role and you're just doing it over and over again, that's average. So you're like, 'If I just do better at this; if I cut out these mistakes and these missed opportunities; if I take advantage of this opportunity that my quarterback may give me or this thing or that -- I can be one of the greatest in the league.

Times tough in Philadelphia for fans of Eagles, 76ers, Phillies, Flyers - ESPN
"The Eagles are a total letdown, because that was supposed to be what buoyed the whole city," Missanelli said. "It's been all Eagles. There was no need to focus on the other teams. There still isn't any need to focus on the other teams, unless the Flyers can save something. It's really a long, bleak winter and even into the spring, when you're talking about a Phillies team that's such an unknown. They're so far away, as is everybody else.

Still Quiet - Iggles Blitz
Adam Gase had his interview with the Eagles today. That’s basically all we know. Gase left town for his next interview. Before you go into panic mode, understand that he’s a hot candidate and does want to look around. I also think the Eagles are scared of just jumping on the first guy. So far the Eagles have interviewed Duce Staley, Pat Shurmur and Gase. As of now, we haven’t heard about any other interviews set for this week. There is a possible reason for that.

Sources: Eagles yet to contact McDermott, Jackson - CSN Philly
There have been plenty of names linked to the Eagles coaching search since the team fired Chip Kelly. As of late Tuesday afternoon, there were two notable omissions. The Eagles have not yet reached out to Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott and have not yet requested permission to interview Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson, according to league sources. McDermott and Jackson are considered to be two of the hottest names on the market.

Why Pat Shurmur Should Not Be Overlooked - Birds 24/7
Asked about the new front-office structure, Lurie said that Howie Roseman would remain executive VP of football operations and that senior director of player personnel Tom Donahoe would run the day-to-day player personnel department, calling Donahoe a "crucial hire in crucial position in terms of player personnel." It has since been widely reported that Donahoe is more or less a placeholder for a to-be-determined front-office exec who will team up with Roseman and the new head coach in "a collaborative approach" to personnel. However you want to slice it, Roseman is back in the player personnel game and seemingly in a big way. The new coach is going to have to work well with Roseman and be comfortable in Lurie's desired front-office design.

As The Coaching Search Continues ... -
The locker room is empty. The weight room is silent. A football season ends and the NovaCare Complex goes dark as the Eagles put their focus in multiple areas ...

Philadelphia Eagles fan destroyed on Facebook by ballet - Extra Mustard -
The Eagles did not have a good year, leading to the firing of coach Chip Kelly and the discontent of many of their fans. One of the team’s dissatisfied supporters wrote that Philadelphia had played "like they were wearing tutus," a comparison that did not sit well with the Pennsylvania Ballet.

Tom Coughlin tells Eli Manning 'it's not you, it's us' during farewell speech - SB Nation
The New York Giants and coach Tom Coughlin parted ways on Monday, which is a bittersweet moment for both parties. At Tuesday's press conference, Coughlin took some time to say farewell to the team and thank them for everything. At the end of his speech, Coughlin was asked if he had a message to Eli Manning, and he spoke highly of him, which you can hear at 17:35 in the video below.

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