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Nick Foles can't even go to Whole Foods anymore

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Nick Foles can't even go to Whole Foods anymore

The Nick Foles World Tour continued on Thursday night as the Super Bowl MVP appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

The comedian and the backup-turned-Super-Bowl-MVP chatted about the newfound fame that had Foles in Los Angeles for this appearance and has had him seemingly everywhere since the Eagles beat the Patriots in Super Bowl LII.

Nothing is sacred anymore for Foles. 

"It's a little bit different," Foles said. "My safe spot to go was always Whole Foods. No one cared, no one recognized. But I can't go into Whole Foods now and I love going there. I knew things had changed when I went in there and got recognized."

Whole Foods had a suggestion for Foles.

Kimmel then noted how many Eagles fans are in L.A. (Remember when the Eagles basically had home games twice there this season?) Kimmel asked Foles if he's been seeing a lot of Birds fans while in L.A. 

Foles: "Everywhere. Everywhere we've been there's been a ton of Philly fans, which is awesome." 

Kimmel: "What do they do when they see you?"

Foles: "Most of the time it's ... cry. It starts off as a normal conversation, then it turns into tears. And everyone asks me, 'What do you do?'"

Kimmel: "Yeah, what do you do?" 

Foles: "I simply just say, 'I understand. I get it.' Trust me, I've been in Philly. I get it. I get it; I know. And it means a lot. And the fact that the whole city cried, it was so emotional, that's what was so special to us. To be a part of winning this thing and bringing it back home to where it hasn't been. That's what was so special. And if you look at the parade and everything that went on, all the fans, all the speeches players gave, Jason Kelce gave. If you haven't watched that speech, watch Jason Kelce's speech." 

Kimmel: "That was a beautiful speech. That was right up there with Dr. Martin Luther King. That was some speech and some outfit he was wearing." 

From there, Foles tried to explain Kelce's speech and what he was saying about Eagles fans. He, of course, noted Kelce did it with a little bit different language. 

Then Kimmel asked Foles about being a backup. The host noted that there's no way Foles could go back to being a backup, right? Well, what Kimmel might not know is that Foles is under contract in Philly for 2018 and Carson Wentz is still recovering from a torn ACL and LCL. 

"We love Philly," Foles said. "You know, that stuff's out of my control. My agents, they handle all that. But we love Philly, we love the situation. And we'll worry about it when that time comes."

Finally, Kimmel asked Foles if he's heard from Tom Brady since the end of the game. Foles said not yet. Foles did offer that after the Super Bowl ends, there's chaos on the field and it's hard to move or get anywhere.

Kimmel came up with a solid solution. Brady should send Foles a pair of Ugg boots ... with a pebble inside. 

Here's the full appearance: 

Nelson Agholor, Corey Clement to miss Eagles-Patriots preseason game

Nelson Agholor, Corey Clement to miss Eagles-Patriots preseason game

FOXBORO, Mass. — Topping the list of several Eagles who won’t play in Thursday night's preseason game against the Patriots are Nelson Agholor and Corey Clement. 

Both key offensive contributors have missed several practices with lower-body injuries. Earlier this week, head coach Doug Pederson said the team’s goal was to rest them and get them ready for Week 1. 

Clement played in the first preseason game, but hasn’t practiced since and has been seen with a compression sleeve on his leg. Agholor missed the last game too, but seems confident he will be ready for the season opener on Sept. 6. 

Joining Agholor and Clement among the players who aren’t expected to play are Mack Hollins, Josh Adams, Donnel Pumphrey, Chandon Sullivan, Asantay Brown and Markus Wheaton. 

Of course, Brandon Graham, Tim Jernigan, Alshon Jeffery and Chris Maragos (all on Active/PUP or Active/NFI) will also miss the game at Gillette Stadium in Massachusetts. 

Look for the Eagles to rest a few veterans too: 

And for Christian Hackenberg to get in there: 

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10 players to watch in Eagles’ Super Bowl LII preseason rematch with Patriots

10 players to watch in Eagles’ Super Bowl LII preseason rematch with Patriots

The Eagles are up in Foxboro tonight to take on the Patriots in the second game of their preseason. 

Somehow, there won’t be as much at stake as the last time these two teams met. 

But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing at stake. This is a great opportunity for a lot of young players to prove themselves before the starters get extended time in the third preseason game. We did a list like this before Preseason Game 1, so we excluded some players to get new names in this one: 

Nick Foles
Let’s start with the QB. Foles missed the first preseason game with spasms in his trap/neck area. But the Super Bowl MVP is expected to play at least a little bit in a preseason rematch of Super Bowl LII. I don’t expect to see a ton of Foles in this game, but I’m curious to see if he looks rusty or if things click for him. Remember, when he took over for Carson Wentz last year, it took him a few games to find a rhythm. Preseason games might be more important for him than other QBs. 

Matt Jones 
Jones also missed the preseason opener with a hip injury, so this is our first chance to see him in game action. For a big back like Jones, game action just seems much more important than anything he could show during training camp practices. With that fourth RB spot up for grabs and with Corey Clement and Donnel Pumphrey on the shelf, there should be plenty of opportunity for Jones. 

Wendell Smallwood 
The same type of opportunity for Smallwood, who is quickly running out of chances with the Eagles. He looked OK in the preseason opener, but he’s entering his third season with the Eagles and every time it looks like he’s going to have a role, he either gets hurt or can’t capitalize. I still think Smallwood could carve out a decent career, but if he wants it to be in Philly, he needs to start showing up in these games. 

Mike Wallace
Another guy who missed the first preseason game. Wallace missed the game and a few practices with tendinitis, but the 32-year-old has been good this week in camp. He still has his signature speed, which will be fun to watch this season. 

Jordan Mailata 
OK, I’m officially intrigued. I didn’t expect much from Mailata in his first-ever football game last week, but he actually did really well. He’s kind of like a giant baby because he’s learning so much in such a short amount of time. Every time I see him, he looks like a different player. 

Kamar Aiken 
In the absence of Alshon Jeffery, Mack Hollins and Greg Ward, the veteran wideout has actually been working with the first team. That’s impressive to me because when he first arrived, Aiken struggled with dropping passes, but it now appears like that was just because he was getting adjusted to his new offense and surroundings. He’s been much better recently and is pushing for a roster spot. 

Christian Hackenberg 
I’m not sure if Hackenberg will even play against the Patriots, but if he does, that’s must-see for me. He’s been in the Eagles’ offense for just a few days, but the former second-round pick is a super interesting story. He’s never played in a real NFL game and has been a complete disaster as a pro. But a couple years after being a highly-touted prospect, I wonder if he’ll ever be able to resurrect his career. 

Bruce Hector 
Who? Good question. Hector is an undrafted free agent defensive tackle from South Florida who has been really impressive during training camp. In fact, he’s been getting second-team reps above former sixth-round pick Elijah Qualls. Before the first preseason game, I asked a bunch of vets who they were excited to see. Fletcher Cox didn’t hesitate before he said, Hector. 

Cameron Johnston 
I know I’m a jerk for telling you to watch a punter in the preseason, but here we are. Punter is a real question mark because as talented as Johnston appears to be, he’s equally inconsistent. He did, however, punt a ball 81 yards (it didn’t count) in the first game. I had never seen that before. 

Avonte Maddox 
The fourth-round pick out of Pittsburgh has been getting first-team reps as the nickel cornerback this week, so I’d imagine that’s where he’ll be against the Patriots. Maddox never played inside in college, so he’s been learning a new position and has really excelled, jumping De’Vante Bausby on the depth chart. Eventually, Maddox could figure into the rotation of the future. 

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