Jeff McLane, Philly Inquirer

Jeff McLane

Philly Inquirer

Philadelphia, PA, United States

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Past articles by Jeff:

Eagles positional reviews: Wide receiver

The first of 10 position-by-position stories previewing the Eagles’ 90-man roster. New segments will appear daily on → Read More

Eagles hoping medical staff changes will reverse dubious injury numbers

Injuries have plagued the Eagles going back to even the Super Bowl run. GM Howie Roseman is well aware of the problem and has made moves to try and fix it. → Read More

Eagles’ WR picture further muddied by absence of offseason workouts

The Eagles won't know what their rookie wide receivers can do until they get them on the field. → Read More

The sports world stopped, and unironically so did my father’s life

Joseph J. McLane died May 5 after a battle with lung cancer. He bonded with his son through sports and other interests, and watching Masters telecasts will never be the same. → Read More

2020 Eagles schedule: Picking wins and losses for all 16 games

Our writers picked apart the 2020 Eagles schedule and made predictions, game by game. → Read More

Eagles to open the 2020 season at the Redskins on Sept. 13 as NFL schedule is set to be released

The Eagles swept the season series over Washington last season. → Read More

Rating the draft: Eagles beat team weighs in on fourth-round picks K’Von Wallace and Jack Driscoll

There seems little for anyone to quibble with on these two picks. → Read More

Rating the draft: Eagles beat team weighs in on third-round pick Davion Taylor

Taylor brings plenty of athleticism. The question is whether the linebacker can develop his game enough to be effective within the Eagles' defense. Our beat writers weigh in. → Read More

Eagles exercise fifth-year option for Derek Barnett

The defensive end. a former No.1 pick, is entering his fourth season. → Read More

Eagles’ drafting of Jalen Hurts, factoring in Carson Wentz, unprecedented in the NFL

What does the move say about the Eagles' confidence in Carson Wentz's durability? → Read More

Eagles’ second-round selection of QB Jalen Hurts is a head-scratcher I Jeff McLane

There is nothing wrong with selecting a quarterback like Hurts, whether you view him as a developmental project or a multipurpose weapon to play a handful of snaps every game. But to expend a second-round pick when you have just invested long-term in your 27-year-old quarterback reeks of hubris. → Read More

Did Howie Roseman push a need for speed in drafting Jalen Reagor?

Reagor was clearly a prospect the Eagles had targeted. It’s hard to knock them for wanting to upgrade at receiver and find outside speed. → Read More

Jeff McLane’s mock NFL draft: Eagles get their receiver, D’Andre Swift joins Patrick Mahomes in K.C.

Inquirer Eagles beat writer Jeff McLane offers his predictions for the first round of the NFL draft. → Read More

NFL draft: Our Eagles beat writers rank 10 first-round possibilities for the Birds

Is Alabama wide receiver Henry Ruggs the man for the Eagles at No. 21? → Read More

What J.J. Arcega-Whiteside and other dubious picks say about the Eagles’ drafting: It’s more of a crapshoot than you think

For nearly a year, a meticulous approach is taken to building the team's draft board. But when the actual selecting of players begins, the process is anything but workmanlike. → Read More

Andy Weidl’s career as a scout has been building toward him running the Eagles’ draft

And Weidl, the Pittsburgh-born, former undersized center, who loves nothing more than talking ’ball, will be at the wheel for the first time in his career. In some way, his whole life has been building toward this moment. → Read More

The 10 Eagles most affected by limited offseason workouts

Second-year players Andre Dillard and J.J. Arcega-Whiteside are among the Eagles who could be most impacted by the restricted offseason or the lack of one entirely. → Read More

Eagles great Pete Retzlaff dies at 88

The tight end was named to five Pro Bowls and four all-pro teams over an 11-year career with the Eagles. → Read More

Eagles’ attempts to trade Alshon Jeffery extend to last season

The Eagles began actively shopping Alshon Jeffery as the receiver's production waned and injuries mounted in 2019. → Read More

Jeff McLane’s Eagles All-Decade Team

Nick Foles nearly was the choice at quarterback for his Super Bowl heroics, but Carson Wentz's consistency in leading the Eagles to the top seed gives him the nod. → Read More