Believe it or not, the beginning of the 2014 season is rapidly approaching. Players will report back to the NovaCare Complex on April 21 for the start of the offseason program. Join us as we count down the days until the Eagles are back in town ...
First Player To Wear 85: John Shonk (1941)
Current Eagle To Wear 85:
James Casey came to the Eagles as the first free-agent signing of the Chip Kelly era. He was lauded as a Swiss Army Knife-type of player who would create matchup problems for the defense and contribute as a tight end, fullback and wide receiver. Casey’s role on the team shifted, however, with the emergence of rookie tight end
After the insertion of Casey, the Eagles run game took off, as McCoy broke the franchise single-game record with 217 yards and the team rushed for 299 yards total against the Lions. The trend continued over the final three games of the regular season, as McCoy averaged 5.7 yards per carry and broke the 100-yard barrier twice, en route to leading the NFL in rushing.