The Eagles continue to build chemistry and their roster by reuniting former teammates and coaches.
The latest came Wednesday afternoon when the Birds announced they had agreed to a contract with 26-year-old veteran wide receiver Chris Givens.
Givens has played in 60 games with 31 starts in his four-year career and has compiled 107 receptions for 1,779 yardsand five touchdowns. He played most of his career in St. Louis where he worked with Sam Bradford but was traded to the Ravens last season.
With Bradford, he had his best season as a pro as a rookie, setting a rookie-record for consecutive games with a 50-yard reception and setting season highs in receptions, yards and touchdowns.
“I feel like he’s finally going to come into his own and be the Sam Bradford everybody knows he can be,” the wideoutsaid in a press conference.
Givens will join a wide receivers room void of much veteran leadership with a bevy of first second and third year players slated to line up for the Eagles WRs in 2016.
“We have to set the bar high to be one of the better groups,” he said. “That’s my mindset going into the wide receivers room.”
It’s not Fairley
Another Eagles reunion, one between linebacker Nick Fairley and defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz seems all but dead after looking like a likely move just a few days ago.
ESPN’s Adam Scheftersaid on 97.5 the Fanatic:”Nick Fairley, I don’t think the Eagles are as in as people say.I texted a few different people. I don’t think you’re going to see that today and I don’t know if you’ll see that at all. We’ll find out.”
Fairley had his best performances under Schwartz with the Lions a few years back and the linebacker continues to explore his free agency options.
Take that Chip
Evan Mathis got cut by Chip Kelly less than a year ago. It seems he has landed on his feet. And then some.
The Pro Bowl guard won a Super Bowl last season with the Broncos and today, signed with another very respectable organization, the Cardinals, for just north of $6 million it was confirmed Wednesday.
To add insult to injury, the outspoken lineman will face Kelly twice a year in the NFC West. It’s curiousif that factored in to his decision.
Reports say that 15 Philadelphia Eagles received bonuses for performances of more than $100,000. According to CSNPhilly, offensive lineman Matt Tobin earned an extra$307,101.44 to lead the way after playing more than 85 percent of Philly’s snaps and starting in 13 games.
E.J. Biggers, Josh Huff, Jordan Hicks and Jordan Matthews were among the others to get a nice, extra payday.