Jeff McLane began covering the Eagles in April 2009 after covering college sports and Penn State football in particular. Before that he wrote about high school sports and before that he worked in the mailroom (not quite).

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Is there a case for the Eagles to start Jordan Mailata ahead of Jason Peters at left tackle?

In some corners, the former rugby player has done enough to warrant a permanent stay at left tackle.

Birds at the Bye: A look at a disappointing first half of the Eagles’ season

The Eagles lead the NFC East by 1? games at the bye, and, if just awakened from a deep, two-month sleep, most would have been quite all right with that.


Carson Wentz or Doug Pederson: Who’s the Eagles’ biggest problem? | Jeff McLane

Something is rotten in Wentz, and the big-picture concern is that the first half of this season wasn’t an anomaly.

Eagles-Cowboys up-down drill: Birds win, everyone else loses

T.J. Edwards and Rodney McLeod impressed in the Eagles’ 23-9 win over the Cowboys, but there were plenty of lowlights on Sunday night.

Despite injury setbacks and success of other rookie receivers, Jalen Reagor is ready to explode for the Eagles | Jeff McLane

Many of Reagor’s draft classmates at receiver established their NFL bona fides. And even on his own team, there was a breakout performance at the position. Now it's his turn.

Eagles vs. Cowboys: Our beat writers' predictions for the Week 8 game

It's unanimous for this Sunday night game. Our staff picks ...


Darius Slay is giving the Eagles the best cornerback play they’ve had in years | Jeff McLane

Slay has been everything the Eagles hoped he'd be. He'll have a tall order this week trying to stop Amari Cooper and the Cowboys' talented WR trio.

Are we seeing the real Derek Barnett? | Early Birds

The Giants game was a step in the right direction, but the Eagles defensive end has been overall inconsistent.

Rodney McLeod is emerging from Malcolm Jenkins’ shadow as the leader of the Eagles' defensive backfield

The Eagles showed their confidence in McLeod's leadership ability when they released Jenkins.

Why can’t fourth-quarter Carson Wentz play that way for an entire Eagles game? | Jeff McLane

Wentz has never looked more like the 2017 MVP-caliber version of himself than he has in the fourth quarter of the last two games, against the Ravens and the New York Giants.