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Isaac Sopoaga Anchors SF Defense
Perhaps Tomsula’s favorite aspect of his nose tackle is his meticulous note-taking in meetings. In fact, San Francisco’s defensive line coach has kept Sopoaga’s personal notes and looks back on them from time to time. "I show people all the time," Tomsula detailed. "He writes notes, and then he re-writes them. You could actually hand them out as manuals, it’ so detailed. I save them. Oh, I have them, the ones he’ll let me have. Some of them I look back on." At one point of the regular season, Jim Harbaugh asked his lineman for his notebook to share with reporters. Besides copious details on opponents, schemes and alignments, there were illustrations to separate the notes.

Gameday feautre: James Casey, Up from Nothing
James Casey overcame tragedy and long odds to get to where he is today.

Emerging Talents: Hybrid James Casey | The Rookie Scouting Portfolio
Casey the football player is ahead of his time, but may not be not so far ahead that he missed the entire era. The term "hybrid" may be trendy, but just a few years ago these where "players without a position," - a phrase football people labeled versatile athletes with good fundamentals but physical dimensions and athleticism that didn't fit one specific role.

Plenty of talent available at cornerback and running back - NFL.com
The deep cornerback group could work against free agents such as Sean Smith, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Brent Grimes. The only cornerbacks signed Tuesday were mid-tier guys like Fletcher and Greg Toler (by the Indianapolis Colts). No running backs signed, although Reggie Bush is visiting Detroit on Wednesday and Rashard Mendenhall continues to be closely linked to the Denver Broncos.

Iggles Blitz " Blog Archive " Eagles Tip-toe into Free Agency
You may look at the stat sheet and see that Fletcher wasn’t a full time starter in 2012 and wonder what the Eagles were thinking. Watch the tape. I wrote a few times about this guy recently. He had the best pure cover skills of any CB on the market.

Eagles agree to terms with five players | Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
The Eagles made a splash in the opening hours of free agency Tuesday night by signing five unrestricted free agents in the first 4½ hours of the open signing period.

Source: Eagles interested in LT Jake Long | Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
A league source confirmed an ESPN report Tuesday that the Eagles have spoken internally about pursuing the four-time Pro Bowl pick, who is considered one of the top free agent linemen on the market. But the source said Long is not at the top of the Eagles’ shopping list and said it’s not likely they’ll wind up signing him.

Vince Young says he will work out for Raiders - Silver And Black Pride
Vince Young revealed today that he will be getting a workout with the Raiders next week.

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