Eagles sign punter Ryan Quigley to 1-year deal


Eagles sign punter Ryan Quigley to 1-year deal

Donnie Jones has some competition.

The Eagles on Monday signed veteran punter Ryan Quigley to a one-year deal, presumably to compete with incumbent punter Jones, which will be an uphill battle.

Quigley, 26, went undrafted out of Boston College in 2012 and has been with the New York Jets for the last three seasons after a brief stint with the Chicago Bears. He was a restricted free agent, but the Jets chose not to tender him or re-sign him. Over his three years with the Jets has been good at times, but inconsistent. Quigley's yards-per-punt average is 45.1, with two blocked in three seasons.  

Meanwhile, Jones has been very good for the Eagles.

Heck, at times last season, he was one of the team's best players. In his three seasons with the Eagles, he has an average of 45.3 and has been very good at pinning opposing teams deep. Jones, 35, is entering the final year of his deal and will make $1.75 million in 2016.

In addition to having two punters, the Eagles also have two kickers on the roster in Caleb Sturgis and Cody Parkey, who will battle for that starting spot.

Avonte Maddox suffers knee injury, out for rest of game vs. Saints

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Avonte Maddox suffers knee injury, out for rest of game vs. Saints

NEW ORLEANS — Eagles defensive back Avonte Maddox (knee) is out for the rest of the game in the Superdome.

Maddox came down awkwardly in the end zone in the first quarter and very gingerly walked off the field.

This is another injury to a secondary that has already been completely depleted. Without Maddox, the Eagles have put in Cre’Von LeBlanc at nickel corner.

For a short time, Sidney Jones left the game, which meant Chandon Sullivan played outside. But Jones returned.

Maddox has been one of the few real bright spots for the Eagles this season. The rookie has played well at safety and now nickel corner. Remember, the Eagles lost Ronald Darby for the season and Jalen Mills (foot) is still out.

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Eagles at Saints live: Score, highlights, analysis from NFL Week 11 game

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Eagles at Saints live: Score, highlights, analysis from NFL Week 11 game

5:25 p.m.: Hey! The Eagles have some life. Apparently, they just had to wait to get out of that dreaded first quarter. Carson Wentz led them on a 75-yard drive early in the second quarter to get on the board in just six plays. Josh Adams had a big 28-yard touchdown run. It was the first touchdown of his career. There's just under 9 minutes left in the half. 

Saints 17, Eagles 7 

5:09 p.m.: That quarter didn’t go well for the Eagles. The Saints had 190 yards. The Eagles had 15. Yikes. At least it’s only a two-score game for now. 

Saints 10, Eagles 0 

5:04 p.m.: The Eagles didn’t go 3-and-out, but Carson Wentz did under throw a deep ball into double coverage to Nelson Agholor that was intercepted. Things aren’t going well. It seemed like Wentz was just trying to make something happen, but it was a bad idea. 

4:57 p.m.: The Saints are up two scores now after driving 86 yards and punching in the game’s first touchdown. The big play of the drive was a 30-yard pass to Michael Thomas. Sidney Jones was in coverage and has had a couple rough plays so far. There’s 3:12 left in the first quarter. 

To add injury to insult, Avonte Maddox got hurt and had to leave the game. 

Saints 10, Eagles 0 

4:42 p.m.: Two Eagles’ drive. Two 3-and-outs. This offense is broken. They have just 15 yards on six plays and haven’t gotten a first down yet. Against this Saints team, they’re going to need to score some points. 

4:36 p.m.: The Saints took a 3-0 lead on a 38-yard field goal that capped a 57-yard drive. The Eagles gave up a 38-yard run from Mark Ingram on the first play, but rebounded to get a big stop. Malcolm Jenkins made a big tackle on third down. 

Saints 3, Eagles 0 

4:29 p.m.: The Eagles went 3-and-out on their first possession. They nearly got a first down on 3rd-and-long but didn’t. 

4:18 p.m.: There were a lot of Eagles fans around town, but Saints fans are going to drown them out. This place is so loud. It’s not going to be a home on the road for the Eagles this week.  

3:50 p.m.: The Cowboys got a 42-yard field goal at the buzzer to take down the Atlanta Falcons and move to 5-5 on the season. That means the Eagles need to win today to keep pace. 

Meanwhile, in New Orleans, they’re getting ready to face this guy. 

2:59 p.m.: Eagles inactive are out: 

2:29 p.m.: Washington was about to take a lead at the end of the half, but Alex Smith threw a 101-yard pick-6 and the Texans extended their lead. It’s 17-7 at halftime. In Atlanta, the Falcons are clinging to a 6-3 lead over the Cowboys. 

1:40 p.m.: Keep an eye on the game in Washington. The Texans have a 10-0 lead after one quarter. The Eagles can use all the help they can get in the NFC East. 

1:15 p.m.: After about a half hour of trying to figure out how to get in the Superdome and then how to get up to the press box, I have finally arrived. This is my first trip to the Superdome. First impressions, it’s kind of a dump, but also kinda cool. I’m looking forward to seeing how loud this place gets in a few hours. 

10:53 a.m.: Good morning, everyone. It’s game day! And it’s a big one for the Eagles. I’m getting ready to walk to the Superdome from my hotel and we’ll follow this entire game day together. 

For what it’s worth, I was out about town last night and saw a ton of Eagles fans. Another big showing from Eagles fans in another city. We’ve seen that on every trip this year. I think it was a perfect storm for it. The Eagles are coming off a Super Bowl and have a tremendous road schedule. A lot of good options for fans and they’re making the most of these trips. 

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