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Crazy NFL Off-Season Continues: Eagles Sign 5 Undrafted Free Agents to Their Roster

The NFL just took a wacky turn for the crazier this year. Teams have fallen apart, come together with trades and draft picks have been flying everywhere. Now that we’re into the training camp stage of the off-season, teams are looking to sure up their rosters for the year ahead and the Philadelphia Eagles have just made an unprecedented move, signing 5 undrafted free agents. Press conference video after the break. 

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As the defending champs, the Giants are going to have to keep an eye on the Eagles in the NFC this year with Angry Birds coming to their roster. But in all seriousness, Rovio and the Eagles have come together for a new themed game later this year, near when the NFL season will start. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that there will even be a big marketing campaign to follow and that the Eagles will even get the rights to use Angry Birds on their jumbotrons in the stadium.

Andrew Stalbow, Rovio’s General Manager for North America, was quoted as saying that this is just one part of Rovio’s “aggressive” plans going forward. I can’t see how it gets more aggressive than this. Do you like these mobile games tying in with marketing campaigns? This and Temple Run’s recent tie-in with the movie Brave seem to hint towards it happening more often.

Via: WSJ

  • eagletrippin

    LOL! Go EAGLES!!!

  • androidfan

    and the Eagles are in the same division as the Redskins, whose fans dress up like Hogs.

  • AlexKCMO

    I hate to say this but…

    I have a feeling this is going to be a iOS exclusive. The main AB doesn’t even have the mighty eagle yet.

    Sorry to be the rain on the parade, just being a realist.

  • Wayne Randall

    this is the lamest article EVAH. both content and context..

    maybe XDA has some good banana nut muffin recipes..

  • AnotherAndroidKid

    Even these birds won’t help them catch the GMen.

  • elemeno

    Trying to decide if this article is dumber than what it is reporting on…

  • Boswd

    just when thought Angry Birds couldn’t jump any more sharks.

  • spickle

    ewwwwwwwwww!!! i was just talking about the Angry Birds guys becoming part owners of the Eagles and jokingly said they will start using the logo in the game. (Philly guy btw)

  • FortitudineVincimus

    “Do you like these mobile games tying in with marketing campaigns?”.. Answer = no

    Even worse though is my favorite sites tying in with this crap.

  • http://twitter.com/havens1515 Randroid

    For a second there, I thought Eric was writing for 2 different sites, and happened to post this one on the wrong site.

  • ANDY REID

    HELL YEAH BITCH PHILLY IN DA HOUSE. GO BIRDZ

  • deez

    With all the success of Rovio’s Angry Birds title, can’t they put their heads together and come up with a great, NEW game? In their defense, Angry Birds Space was fun – albeit for about 30 minutes – but I just think this is beginning to cross into “beating a dead horse” territory.

    • Inquizitor

      Just beginning? I think they’re just beginning to resurrect the horse in order to beat it to death again. Again.

  • JMac726

    Can’t wait to attack some Giant pigs

  • Tomemabe

    Up Next….
    Ravens
    Cardinals
    Falcons
    Seahawks

    • Michael_NM

      I’m not sure I like the Hawks being last. I’m might be used to it, but I don’t like it. :P

    • michael arazan

      Up next; arkansas razorbacks recruit the pigs

  • Liderc

    lol wtf, totally got me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=739332592 Joe Bertolino

    As a Philadelphia fan, I’m not looking forward to seeing these promos run all year

  • s23

    First Reaction: What is this doing on Droid life.Am I on ESPN?
    ..

    • Jonathan Ofalla

      Same here. Maybe would make more sense if the title mentioned the tie-in with Angry Birds.

  • David Gilson

    I love how they made Andy Reid looked jacked

    • Chuckers

      Everyone looks jacked when next to angry birds

    • http://dasalehaus.wordpress.com/ Enzy

      They didn’t manage to make him look any less like a walrus though.

    • http://www.facebook.com/doug.kulp Doug Kulp

      They definitely made Reid’s shoulders way too big. For a big guy, Reid has a chicken neck with a turkey beard for a chin. Maybe one of the angry birds could give them a more decisive QB & an offensive line that doesn’t resemble a sieve….

  • Buy This

    That video is way too generous to Andy Reid.

  • http://twitter.com/HowdyFellers Inspector Butters

    o i c what you did there

  • Christian

    I’m not gonna lie, this story confused the hell out of me at first.

  • Mack

    Maybe the big red one can actually get some blocking done for them…

  • Droidzilla

    As long as they keep Vick, I’m not a fan. But hey, winning games is far more important than the character of your players, right?

    /dontgetsportsfans

    • marty jones

      Hey, Mike Vick did his time! Now forget anything he’s ever done in his past!

      • Droidzilla

        That’s true; he does throw a ball real good. I’m now cool with him being a sadistic psychopath.

        I know I won’t win this one; sports fans are just too invested in victory at all costs. I wish we actually cared about people’s character and there were repercussions to celebrity actions that lasted, but I know that’s not our society. You can be someone who tortures animals, molests children, beats your wife, etc. and we’ll all be cool with it because you can sing or act or run with a ball. Just makes no sense to me. It would be one thing if Vick was remorseful (or even if he was “only” involved in dog fighting and didn’t drown, beat to death, electrocute, etc. dogs for fun; sick guy), but he’s not even that. He just did a little jail time and is back to making millions.

        • Chuckers

          Lets not digress away from the topic. As is true of most trolls you obviously know very little about which you speak.

        • DoctorOta

          I’m a die hard eagles fan. I don’t personally like vick as a person, as an athlete I don’t mind him. They’re too separate things. He did his time and has every right to work, while he’s on that field i’m all for him, when he’s off it I don’t care to read or hear about him.

    • ty

      Kobe Bryant has admitted to cheating on his wife 93 times, and caught a rape charge and all of LA (not to mention bandwagon fans nationwide) still worships the ground he walks on.

      • Droidzilla

        I’m not cool with him, either. Real scumbag, that one.

    • Liderc

      Mike Vick didn’t even hurt dogs, his friends did, read the court release.

      He just got shoved in prison because it was happening at 1 of his homes.

      Guy did 2 years in prison for some freaking dogs he didn’t have anything to do with, I’d say he’s paid the price.

      I love dogs, have my whole life, but putting someone in prison for 2 years because they were associated with dog fighters? lol, absurd.

    • http://dasalehaus.wordpress.com/ Enzy

      He did his time – do you expect anyone who went to jail to never work again once they’ve gotten out?

      Let’s say an auto mechanic goes to jail for a couple of years for the same crime. Once he gets out, should he not be allowed to be an auto mechanic anymore? Should he only be put in a position that you or society approves of? Vick has followed the terms of his probation, and went back to work after he got out. His job just happened to be a very visible and lucrative one as an NFL quarterback.

  • pubasnacks77

    GO EAGLES!!! Super Bowl Champs this season!

  • http://www.facebook.com/waldragon Luke Sketch Brickley

    O.o almost thought this had nothing to do with DL for a second…

    • New_Guy

      Yeah, I thought Eric was a straight Eagle’s fan and sneaked that one in =).

      • EricRees

        Colts all the way baby.

        • New_Guy

          Hell yeah!!! It may take a couple of years, but the Colts fans are going to realize that we really got “Lucky” this draft. 13 years of greateness with the Man’ himself. Hopefully we’re in for 13 more =D!!!

          • Edwin M

            Well, as long as we have the better Manning brother, our reign on top won’t be short like leprachauns.

    • eagletrippin

      lol i thought i accidentally clicked my Eagles website link in my browsing history :)