It looks like Nick Foles won't play vs. Jets, will miss entire preseason

It looks like Nick Foles won't play vs. Jets, will miss entire preseason

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Get ready for more Matt McGloin tonight. 

Backup quarterback Nick Foles worked out with a large group of starting and veteran Eagles around 4:30 p.m., two and a half hours before kickoff Thursday, indicating he won't play against the Jets. 

Foles will go through this preseason without playing a snap thanks to a sore elbow that has bothered him dating back to last season with the Chiefs. Foles returned to practice on Monday, but was held out Tuesday with an illness. 

McGloin will likely start the game and undrafted rookie Dane Evans will take over from there. 

Here's the long list of players in that workout group with Foles (who won't play tonight): Fletcher Cox, Brandon Brooks, Ronald Darby, Brent Celek, Malcolm Jenkins, Vinny Curry, Wendell Smallwood, Zach Ertz, Carson Wentz, Chris Long, Mychal Kendricks, Derek Barnett, Trey Burton, Patrick Robinson, Tim Jernigan, Rodney McLeod, Darren Sproles, Jason Kelce, LeGarrette Blount, Isaac Seumalo, Stefen Wisniewski, Nelson Agholor, Alshon Jeffery, Halapoulivaati Vaitai, Nigel Bradham, Jason Peters, Lane Johnson. 

Brandon Graham (elbow) and Jordan Hicks (groin) weren't on the field, but they're not going to play either. 

While all those guys won't play, veteran defensive tackle Beau Allen wasn't a part of the group and was wearing game pants pregame, a good sign he'll get at least a few snaps against the Jets. Allen just returned from the non-football injury list earlier this week. 

New corner Dexter McDougle will also probably get a few snaps after joining the team on Sunday. 

Here are 10 players to watch in tonight's game (see story)

Vinny Curry reportedly heading to the Buccaneers

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Vinny Curry reportedly heading to the Buccaneers

One day after being released from the Eagles, Vinny Curry has reportedly already found a new home.

The defensive end is heading to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on a three-year deal worth up to $27 million, with an $11.5 million injury guarantee, according to ESPN's Jenna Laine.

After signing him to a five-year, $47.25 million extension in 2016, the Eagles moved on from Curry and his $11 million cap hit on Friday. The transaction saved the Eagles $5 million in cap space with $6 million in dead money — the final three years of prorated signing bonus money.

While Curry had the best season of his career in 2017, his production still didn't match his high cap number and he became more expendable after the Eagles acquired Pro Bowler Michael Bennett from the Seahawks.

Curry will join former Eagles defensive tackle Beau Allen in Tampa Bay. Allen signed a three-year with the Buccaneers earlier in the week. 

As Bradham re-signs, he lauds former teammate

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As Bradham re-signs, he lauds former teammate

After getting the opportunity to stay with the Super Bowl champions, Nigel Bradham spoke at length and quite passionately about someone who didn’t get the same opportunity.
Brent Celek.
Bradham, the veteran linebacker, spent the last two years with Celek, who the Eagles released earlier this week after 11 seasons.
“That’s obviously devastating, man,” Bradham said. “Taking about a guy who was here his whole career and the way he came every day and his character every day.
“He really … me and a lot of guys on our team what it takes to win a Super Bowl, and he let us know it doesn’t come easy, it takes work, and he came in and worked every day. Like no other.”
Celek was due to earn $5 million in 2018 but is counting only $1 million in dead money against the 2018 cap, so the Eagles gained $4 million under the cap by releasing him.
That cap space certainly helped them find room to re-sign Bradham, who enjoyed a career-best season in 2017 for the Super Bowl champs.
But Bradham was effusive in his praise for the veteran tight end, who has played the fourth-most games in Eagles history.
“You would never know he was (11) years in because of the way he worked,” Bradham said. “So when you lose a guy like that it obviously takes a toll on your team.
“You hate to lose guys like that that meant so much and impacted this team so much. His leadership was on another level. He went over and beyond the things he could have done as a leader. Obviously, wish he could be here still.”