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Eagles troll Kirk Cousins with famous quote

Kirk Cousins smiles

Aug 29, 2019; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) looks on from the sidelines against the Buffalo Bills during the second quarter at New Era Field. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Eagles cruised against the Minnesota Vikings on Monday night, and the team’s Twitter account had some fun during the win.

Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins had a bad game and went 27/46 for 221 yards, a touchdown and 3 interceptions.

The second interception came late in the third quarter when Avonte Maddox picked off a pass intended for Adam Thielen.

After Maddox made the sweet play, the Eagles’ Twitter account trolled Cousins.

“YOU LIKE THAT?!” their Twitter account said, while sharing a highlight of the play.

That line was Cousins’ famous quote he delivered to a reporter after he led a huge comeback win for Washington against Tampa Bay in 2015.

Cousins brought back the famous line during training camp, and now the Eagles are using it against him..

Justin Jefferson admits he had draft day surprise

Justin Jefferson holding a ball

Sep 11, 2022; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) scores a touchdown on a pass from quarterback Kirk Cousins (not pictured) against the Green Bay Packers during the second quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

The Vikings selected wide receiver Justin Jefferson with the 22nd overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. That has proven to be a wise choice for Minnesota, but it wasn’t how Jefferson thought things were going to play out.

As the Vikings prepare to visit the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday Night Football, Jefferson has done a little reflecting. He admits that like many, he experienced his own draft day surprise that year. He fully anticipated going to the Eagles when they were put on the clock at No. 21 overall.

Instead, Philadelphia selected Jalen Reagor, leaving Jefferson for the Vikings.

“Every mock draft had me going to Philly. So when Philly was on the board, getting the phone call and it being Minnesota was definitely a shocker,” Jefferson told Vikings reporters this week.

As shocking as that moment was for Jefferson, it worked out just as well for him as it did the Vikings.

“I’m definitely happy, way more happy, to be here than there,” he said.

Jefferson was named Second Team All-Pro in each of his first two seasons and also made two Pro Bowl rosters. He put up more than 3,000 yards with 17 touchdowns and got off to an equally hot start this season, going for 184 yards and two scores in Week 1.

By comparison, Reagor has just 695 yards and three touchdowns in 29 career games.

Jefferson refused to call Monday night a revenge game, but admits he’s “exited” to silence Eagles fans.

AJ Brown had unfortunate mishap before Eagles practice

AJ Brown warms up before a game

Tennessee Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown (11) warms up before the game against the Chicago Bears at Nissan Stadium Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020 in Nashville, Tenn. Credit: George Walker IV / via Imagn Content Services, LLC

AJ Brown is getting set to play in his first regular season game with the Philadelphia Eagles, but the star wide receiver had to overcome an unfortunate obstacle during his preparation on Friday.

A photo that made the rounds from the Eagles’ practice on Thursday showed Brown looking out of breath while the rest of his teammates were in the middle of a drill. Brown sent a tweet saying he got stung by a bee 15 minutes before the start of practice and the photo showed him trying to control his breathing. He said he needed an EpiPen shot because he is allergic to bees, though he later deleted the tweet.

Brown was still able to practice. He told reporters that was the first time he had been stung since he was 5 years old, so he was unsure how his body would react.

Brown then sent a tweet making light of the situation.

The Eagles acquired Brown in a trade with the Tennessee Titans this offseason. He has been one of the most dominant receivers in the NFL when healthy. The 25-year-old should give Jalen Hurts a major boost in the quarterback’s first full season as a starter.

Between Brown getting stung by a bee and the issue Dak Prescott had with his ankle, this has been a tough week of practice for NFC East teams.

Jason Peters’ old anti-Cowboys quote goes viral

Jason Peters looks ahead

Sep 1, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles tackle Jason Peters (71) walks off the field after win against the New York Jets at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Jets, 14-6. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Jason Peters might have some explaining to do after joining the Dallas Cowboys.

Peters, a future Hall of Fame offensive lineman, agreed to join the Cowboys on Monday and should help the team amid an injury crisis. However, it did not take long before some comments Peters made about the Cowboys organization in the past resurfaced.

While a member of the Philadelphia Eagles in 2018, Peters said the Cowboys were “arrogant” as an organization and suggested that the team attracts bandwagon fans.

“They’re just arrogant — the organization, everybody. America’s team,” Peters said. “Right now, they’re not winning, so let’s see how many people jump off the bandwagon.”

Peters will be changing his tune now, of course. At the time, Peters had spent the bulk of his career with Philadelphia, so he would not have been shy about stoking the rivalry with the hated Cowboys. Still, don’t be shocked if someone presses Peters to answer for these remarks.

The Cowboys and Eagles first meet in Week 6, a game that might be worth marking on the calendar.

Eagles give up on former 1st-round pick

Jalen Reagor at a press conference

Feb 25, 2020; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; TCU Horned Frogs receiver Jalen Reagor speaks during the NFL Scouting Combine at the Indiana Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Eagles are moving on from a former first-round pick.

The Eagles on Wednesday traded wide receiver Jalen Reagor to the Minnesota Vikings. The Eagles will receive a pair of draft picks in exchange. They’re getting a 2023 7th-round pick and conditional 2024 4th-round pick in return.

Whatever the pick turns out to be, it certainly shows that the 2020 first-round pick was a bust for Philadelphia. The Eagles elected Reagor 21st overall and simply never got enough production from him. He was clearly on borrowed time with the team judging from comments made about him earlier in the offseason.

In his two seasons with the Eagles, Reagor made 64 catches for 695 yards with three touchdowns. He will be looking for a fresh start in Minnesota, though he won’t have much of a role there to begin with.

Eagles make huge addition in surprise trade with Saints

Howie Roseman speaks with the media

Jul 28, 2021; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles general manager Howie Roseman speaks with the media at training camp at NovaCare Complex. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Eagles have made a huge move to bolster their defense with fewer than two weeks to go until the start of the 2022 NFL season.

The Eagles acquired starting defensive back Chauncey Gardner-Johnson in a trade with the New Orleans Saints on Tuesday. Gardner-Johnson is in the final year of his contract and had been seeking a new deal.

The official terms of the deal involved Gardner-Johnson and a 2025 7th-round pick going to the Eagles in exchange for a 2023 5th-round pick and 2024 6th-round pick.

Gardner-Johnson, a fourth-round pick in 2019, should immediately step into a starting role with the Eagles. The former Florida star had three interceptions and two sacks in 12 games last season. He is listed as a safety but played mostly as the Saints’ top slot cornerback over the past two years. Gardner-Johnson is projected to be a starting safety in Philly, which could lead to him landing a bigger contract.

Some of you may be familiar with Gardner-Johnson from the nasty fight he was involved in two years ago. He also trolled Tom Brady last season after Brady threw a tantrum on the sideline.

DeVonta Smith has brutal response to trash-talking Browns safety

DeVonta Smith warming up

Nov 7, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeVonta Smith warms up before action against the Los Angeles Chargers at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

DeVonta Smith was the Philadelphia Eagles’ leading receiver during his rookie season in 2021, and it appears that his game is not the only thing he has been working on over the offseason.

During Thursday’s joint practice between the Eagles and Cleveland Browns, things apparently got a little chippy between Smith and Browns safety Richard LeCounte III.

The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Josh Tolentino reported that LeCounte was directing some trash-talk towards Smith, who had the ultimate retort.

“Joint practices getting spicy!” Tolentino wrote. “Browns Richard LeCounte extended his trashtalking toward #Eagles DeVonta Smith. Smith says last time he saw LeCounte he put him on the bench in reference to Alabama-Georgia days.”

LeCounte, who played for the Georgia Bulldogs, was also drafted in 2021. Smith played for Alabama, who got the best of the Bulldogs on more than one occasion while both players were in college.

In 2018, Alabama beat Georgia 26-23 in the national championship game, and won 41-24 in the 2021 title game.

Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni jokingly backed Smith up, referencing how Smith likely won some matchups with LeCounte on his way to winning the 2020 Heisman Trophy.

Smith and LeCounte will get a chance to back up their trash-talk once and for all when the two teams play on Sunday.

Jordan Davis shares why he hates video of him that went viral

Jordan Davis at a press conference

May 6, 2022; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Jordan Davis speaks with the media during Rookie Minicamp at NovaCare Complex. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Eagles first-round pick Jordan Davis has an incredible combination of strength and explosiveness, and a video that went viral this week illustrated how much potential he has. The defensive tackle is not a fan of the clip, however.

A fan who attended Eagles training camp shared a video on Sunday that showed Davis absolutely bullying center Cam Jurgens. The clip had been viewed more than 4 million times as of Thursday morning.

A reporter asked Davis about the impressive video, and his response might surprise you.

“I hate it, honestly,” Davis said. “I just feel like it’s very one-sided. You see one rep, but you don’t see Cam getting me at practice and getting me in the other reps. I always say looks can be deceiving. One rep goes viral or whatever, whoop-de-whoop. Cam is holding his own and is a very good player. It’s good competition. It’s iron on iron. Don’t let the hype get to you.”

Eagles players have to appreciate the rookie’s mindset. Davis obviously prides himself on being able to dominate opposing linemen, but the former Georgia star is not out to make teammates look bad. That will likely go a long way in the locker room.

Philadelphia took Davis with the 13th overall pick in this year’s draft. As you can see, the 336-pound tackle is the type of player who commands double-teams.

AJ Brown has bitter reaction to Deebo Samuel contract extension

AJ Brown warms up before a game

Tennessee Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown (11) warms up before the game against the Chicago Bears at Nissan Stadium Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020 in Nashville, Tenn. Credit: George Walker IV / via Imagn Content Services, LLC

AJ Brown was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles over three months ago, but he still apparently holds some resentment over not getting a contract extension from the Tennessee Titans.

The Eagles acquired Brown from the Titans during the first day of the 2022 NFL Draft for a first-round pick (No. 18) and third-round pick (No. 101).

The Titans were unwilling to give Brown the massive contract he desired, and Brown appeared to take a shot at his former team on Sunday shortly after the San Fransisco 49ers and Deebo Samuel agreed to an extension.

“Basically all 4 of us got the same contract and I’m the only one got traded…yeah keep believing it was me,” Brown tweeted. “Anywho Go Birds #CarryOn.”

Brown was likely referring to Samuel, Seattle Seahawks receiver DK Metcalf, Washington Commanders receiver Terry McLaurin, and himself in the tweet. All four players got similar contracts this offseason.

Samuel and the 49ers agreed to a three-year contract extension worth up to $73.5 million. Metcalf received a three-year contract extension worth $72 million from Seattle, which included a record $30 million signing bonus for a receiver. McLaurin and the Commanders agreed to a three-year extension worth up to $71 million.

Brown’s issue is with the Titans, and the fact that they did not give him a big-time extension while the Seahawks, 49ers and Commanders did so for their homegrown receivers. After he was traded, the 25-year-old blamed the Titans for the two sides not being able to come to an agreement. Brown said that the organization gave him a low offer, while he reportedly asked for close to $80 million.

While the Titans did not give Brown what he wanted, the Eagles had no issue. After trading for Brown, the two parties agreed to a four-year, $100 million deal with $57 million guaranteed. Brown may have wanted to stay in Tennessee, but by leaving he got exactly what he wanted.

AJ Brown unloads on ‘fake’ report about Jalen Hurts

AJ Brown warms up before a game

Tennessee Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown (11) warms up before the game against the Chicago Bears at Nissan Stadium Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020 in Nashville, Tenn. Credit: George Walker IV/ via Imagn Content Services, LLC

AJ Brown has been with the Philadelphia Eagles for less than three months, but the star wide receiver is already tired of what people are saying about his new quarterback.

Longtime Eagles reporter Derrick Gunn recently shared some concerning information about Jalen Hurts during his “Sports Take” show with co-hosts Rob Ellis and Barrett Brooks. He said he spoke with people connected to the Eagles in late May about Hurts’ progress and was told the former Alabama star has “got a ways to go.” Gunn said one person told him there was a 10-play stretch during OTAs where Hurts threw three interceptions, four incomplete passes and was sacked three times.

Brooks said he has heard the same concerns about Hurts. On Monday, Brown took to Twitter to mock what he referred to as “fake” information. The receiver questioned how Hurts could be sacked in 7-on-7 drills when there is no pass rush. Brown then sarcastically showed off his knowledge of Eagles history.

If the Eagles are concerned about Hurts, they certainly have not been letting on publicly. Head coach Nick Sirianni praised Hurts last month for one big change he has seen in the third-year QB. There was also a recent report that Philly will likely give Hurts a massive contract extension a year from now, though that obviously will depend upon how he plays this season.

Hurts has a big opportunity to prove he can be a viable NFL starter in 2022. Now that he has Brown to throw to, the expectations will be even higher.