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Nick Foles and girlfriend Tori Moore are engaged

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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles is engaged. He recently proposed to his longtime girlfriend Tori Moore, who played volleyball at Arizona from 2008 to 2011. Foles and Moore met when he was a quarterback at Arizona.

Moore posted a photo on Instagram after Foles proposed, which was passed along by Barstool Sports.

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It goes without saying that Foles is on an incredible hot streak after having cemented himself as the Eagles’ starter of the future with an excellent season in 2013. Things appear to be going as well in his personal life as they are on the gridiron.

Foles has two more years remaining on his rookie contract, but the Eagles will likely look to extend him before it expires. At that point, he and Ms. Moore will be very, very wealthy.

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Nick Foles’ dirty block negates DeSean Jackson touchdown (GIF)

Nick-Foles-blockQuarterbacks are very rarely fined in the NFL, but Nick Foles will likely earn himself one this week for a dirty block he threw against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. Foles negated a Philadelphia Eagles touchdown when he was called for a crack-back block on Vikings linebacker Erin Henderson.

Coaches often tell quarterbacks not to throw blocks because they could hurt themselves. The block Foles threw is the type that can end a defender’s season. Henderson had no chance of catching the speedy DeSean Jackson, who sprinted into the end zone.

If it’s a dirty play when Ndamukong Suh does it, it’s a dirty play when Foles does it. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured.

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Michael Vick: Nick Foles should remain Eagles’ starter

Nick-Foles-EaglesThe Philadelphia Eagles have been a better team with Nick Foles as their starting quarterback this season. Over the past seven games in which he has appeared, Foles has thrown 16 touchdowns and not a single interception. He has successfully put to rest any speculation about a quarterback controversy when Michael Vick is healthy again. Even Vick himself realizes that.

“In all honesty, in all fairness, how can you take a guy out of the game who’s been playing so well?” Vick said Thursday during his weekly appearance on 94 WIP radio, via CSNPhilly.com’s Reuben Frank. “I’ve been in this stage before, and I know what it’s like. I understand the position that this team is in, and the one thing I never want to do is be a distraction or put our team or our coaches in a position where they feel like they’re not doing the right thing or I feel like they’re not doing the right thing.”

Foles has made the decision easy. Many people — myself included — thought Chip Kelly’s offense would be better suited for a running quarterback like Vick. Instead, Foles has proven to be far more effective with his accuracy and ability to connect on the deep ball to DeSean Jackson. The incredible play of LeSean McCoy has also helped open things up.

“I thought Nick went out and put on a great performance against the Redskins,” Vick said. “He went out and did everything the coaches asked him to do, and that’s what you want in a must-win game, and that’s what the magnitude of that game was.

“He can potentially be a starter in this league for a long time. It’s just about timing, as of right now. As long as he keeps doing what he’s doing, he’s going to continue to build that case.”

The Eagles have a bye this week, which gives Vick more time to get healthy. It won’t matter, as Foles is in no danger of losing his job against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 13. Remember all that stuff Marcus Vick said on Twitter when the Eagles struggled against the Dallas Cowboys last month? That was merely a blip on the radar, and Marcus is still an idiot.

Week 10 fantasy pickups include Nick Foles, Rashad Jennings, Aaron Dobson

Nick-Foles-EaglesAs we mentioned last week, you have probably reached or are nearing the trade deadline in your fantasy league. That means the only way to acquire players who can help you down the stretch is by working the waiver wire. We’re here to help out with that as best we can, and there were a couple of players who had breakout performances in Week 9 that can certainly give you a boost in the coming weeks. Here are your Week 10 fantasy football pickups.

Nick Foles, QB, Eagles: The Eagles have had an unprecedented revolving door at quarterback this season, mostly because of injuries. With a seven-touchdown performance against the Raiders on Sunday, you can bet your bottom dollar Foles has secured the job for the immediate future. Foles’ game against Oakland will likely be his best of the season, but he has plenty enough weapons at his disposal to produce at a high level in fantasy formats. DeSean Jackson is having his best season as a pro and LeSean McCoy makes it so teams can’t commit to defending the pass. Philly’s next five games are against the Packers, Redskins, Cardinals, Lions and Vikings. Those matchups lock Foles in as a fantasy starter.

Rashad Jennings, RB, Raiders: Stop me if you’ve heard this before — Darren McFadden is battling a hamstring injury. Run DMC tweaked his already tender hamstring in the second quarter against the Eagles and did not return. Jennings stepped into the feature back role and carried the ball 15 times for 102 yards and a touchdown. He also added 74 yards receiving on seven catches. Philly’s defense is very soft, but Jennings will be handling the bulk of the work for Oakland going forward. The Raiders are unlikely to rush McFadden back this time, as we see what happens when they do.

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Week 7 fantasy pickups include Nick Foles, Joseph Randle, Keenan Allen

Nick-Foles-EaglesA number of fairly significant injuries across the NFL in Week 6 should lead to a fairly hot waiver wire in fantasy football leagues heading into Week 7. With offensive approaches becoming more clear, we are now able to tell which sleepers are for real and which ones will likely turn out to be duds. We’re hoping the players on our Week 7 fantasy pickups list turn out to be studs.

Nick Foles, QB, Eagles: Michael Vick missed Philadelphia’s Week 6 game with a hamstring injury, and as many expected Nick Foles filled in admirably. Foles and Vick split most of the first-team reps throughout training camp, so Foles is plenty familiar with Chip Kelly’s offense. He doesn’t have the running ability that Vick has, but he can compensate for that with his superior passing ability. Foles threw for a combined 497 yards and five touchdowns against the Giants and Buccaneers over the past two weeks. More importantly, he has not thrown an interception. He has a good chance to put up solid fantasy numbers in Chip Kelly’s video-game offense. He should make for a great bye week filler if nothing else.

Joseph Randle, RB, Cowboys: Surprise, surprise — Demarco Murray has gone down with an injury. He could miss several weeks with a sprained MCL, and backup running back Phillip Tanner is also injured. As a result, Randle is in line to handle most of the work for the foreseeable future. The rookie out of Oklahoma State ran for just 17 yards on 11 carries Sunday night, but he should make for a viable flex play from a pure volume standpoint. The Cowboys move the ball. Any running back that receives most of the carries in an offense that moves the ball is worth rostering.

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DeSean Jackson: Michael Vick will ‘probably’ be Philadelphia Eagles starter

Michael-Vick-NFL-top-100-list-jokeOne thing Chip Kelly has already had success with at the NFL level is keeping everyone in the dark about who the Philadelphia Eagles’ starting quarterback will be come Week 1. There have been a few stray reports about the ongoing competition between Michael Vick and Nick Foles, but we have yet to hear anything concrete.

Despite the uncertainty, DeSean Jackson has his own prediction.

“In my opinion, honestly, I don’t want to be put on the spot, I know y’all gonna do me like that, but Michael Vick’s got a lot of confidence in himself,” Jackson told ESPN earlier this week (via PhillyMag.com). “He’s been there, going on 12 years in the NFL, I think he’ll get the job.

“Nick Foles is a great, great talent coming in from Arizona, actually a Pac-12 guy. He has the hype, he has the skills as well too. Going into camp, I think Michael Vick will probably be the starter, but we still don’t know. I think Chip Kelly’s gonna keep everybody honest and keep everybody open.”

That’s exactly what Kelly has done to this point, but a recent report indicated Foles may have the edge over Vick. It should be noted that even Jackson has had to speak to Kelly this offseason to clarify his role with the team, so the former Oregon coach has a lot of people guessing.

As we mentioned before, Vick may really have to outplay Foles to win the job. Vick carries a much bigger cap hit than Foles ($7 million) if he makes the 53-man roster. Plus, Kelly could be looking to start fresh as he begins his NFL coaching career. With the way it has gone so far, we’ll probably have to wait until preseason begins to get our answer.

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Nick Foles believed to have edge over Michael Vick for Eagles starting job

Nick-Foles-EaglesWhen most of us think about the 2013 Philadelphia Eagles, we think about the exciting possibilities that exist with Michael Vick running Chip Kelly’s offense. Second-year quarterback Nick Foles may have something to say about that by the time training camp comes to a close.

According to CSNPhilly.com Eagles insider Geoff Mosher, Foles has a better chance to earn the starting quarterback job this summer than Vick. Before the NFL Draft, Mosher said he felt Vick was in line to win the job. Now that Philly has drafted Matt Barkley, the landscape has changed.

You could make the argument that drafting Barkley proves Kelly is not necessarily looking for a mobile quarterback to run his offense. Vick and Foles have been splitting all of the reps in practice almost right down the middle, but Vick is much older and more expensive. Even with his restructured deal, the 33-year-old will be owed more than $7 million if he makes the Eagles’ roster.

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Foles and Barkley, on the other hand, are signed to much more team-friendly contracts. As Mosher mentioned, new NFL coaches tend to like building their programs around young players as opposed to veterans. Even if Vick and Foles are dead even in their offseason competition, Kelly might lean toward naming Foles the starter, keeping Barkley as the backup and releasing Vick.

If Kelly feels he can do as much with Foles as he can with Vick, Philadelphia’s salary cap situation gain a lot of flexibility.

H/T Rotoworld