The Linc - Eagles take on Tim Tebow tonight

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Philadelphia Eagles links for 8/9/2013.

Today is the Eagles' preseason opener against the New England Patriots! Are you not excited? Don't forget to follow the BGN writers on Twitter. Jimmy and I will be covering tonight's game from the press box at the Linc.

Jimmy Kempski - @JimmyKempski

Brandon Lee Gowton - @BrandonLeeSBN

Mike E. Kaye - @mike_e_kaye

Let's get to the links:

Eagles training camp 2013: What they're saying: The 'fake QB competition' - James Kempski,
Glazer's tweet was not a report. It was an opinion, which is probably partly based on what he saw yesterday, but perhaps more importantly to some, on conversations he has had with players on the team. Glazer has excellent relationships with players across the league, and is as dialed in as any reporter covering sports, as Rotoworld notes.

Eagles Notebook - Tommy Lawlor, Iggles Blitz
Tommy discusses a number of subjects including DeSean/Damaris, Chris Polk/Bryce Brown, and more.

You Come At The BoyKing... - Derek Sarley, IgglesBlog
If it's a day ending in 'Y' someone out there is telling us in the newspaper, on twitter or over the radio that the almost-5-10 Brandon Boykin is simply too small to play cornerback outside, where literally every team has multiple 6-5 receivers who all run 4.5-40s. This is ridiculous.

State Of the Eagles’ Roster: Offense - Sheil Kapadia, Birds 24/7
Fans love Ifeanyi Momah’s size, but he seems raw and hasn’t made a lot of plays at camp. Momah seems more likely to land on the practice squad than to contribute. But he’ll have opportunities Friday night. Greg Salas will have a tough time sticking, but he’s had some impressive moments at camp and could potentially steal a spot with a strong preseason.

Eagles not interested in NFL's 2,878th-best player - Reuben Frank, CSN Philly
There’s a pretty simple reason the Eagles’ roster is at 87 going into the first preseason game, three below the NFL preseason roster limit. There just isn’t anybody out there worth signing.

Quick release? Brady has it, Birds QBs don't - Jeff McLane, Philadelphia Inquirer
Many variables go into a passing play and how quickly (or not) the football is thrown. But there is one constant - the time it takes for the quarterback to deliver the ball to a receiver. Michael Vick and Nick Foles, comparatively speaking, take forever. In the NFL, forever means about five-tenths of a second too long. And that five-tenths of a second can be the difference between a touchdown and an interception, between success and failure.

Computer Simulation Says 49ers Most Likely To Win Super Bowl, Eagles 0.5% Chance - Spike Eskin, CBS Philly
So you're saying there's a chance.

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