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2014 NFL Draft prospect Kevin Van Voris talks about his college career, kicking and more - MK, BGN
ICYMI in the madness of yesterday's Eagles news, Mike Kaye interviewed a kicker. Check it out.
Eagles notes: Brandin Cooks review, Chip's recruits, and DeMarcus Ware in Philly? - JimmyK, Philly.com
One of my favorite players in college football this season had a monster day at the NFL Combine over the weekend. That would be Oregon State WR Brandin Cooks. Cooks ran a 4.33 40, a 3.81 short shuttle, and a 10.71 60 yard shuttle. Those times were all tops among WRs who competed at the Combine this year, in what is considered by some to be the best WR class ever.
Looking at Some OLBs - Tommy Lawlor, Iggles Blitz
Anthony Barr had a very good workout. He measured in at 6-5, 255, which is bigger than I expected. I’m sure Chip Kelly is in love with that frame. Barr almost matched Mack in the 40, running a 4.66. He only posted 34.5 in the VJ. Barr had an outstanding 3-cone time of 6.82. That is great agility for a tall, longer player. That agility shows up on tape as you see him bend and dip by OL when he’s pass rushing. Barr could be a Top 5 pick or he could slide to pick 15. I don’t think he gets anywhere close to 22. The Eagles could move up for him, depending upon how far he falls. If Barr makes it outside the Top 10, the price might become reasonable. The question is whether he’s worth giving up a 2nd round pick (possibly more) to get.
Notes On the Peters Signing - Tim McManus, Birds 24/7
Asked how much he dealt with Chip Kelly during the Jason Peters contract negotiations, agent Vincent Taylor responded, "Man, not at all." Kelly told reporters at the beginning of the offseason that he would not be delving into the contract side of things, and it appears he is staying true to his word. The lines were a little more gray under Andy Reid, who had final say over personnel decisions and by the end of his tenure was sitting in on some of the negotiations.
Didinger: The Integration Of Pro Football - Ray Didinger, PE.com
The year was 1995, 50 years after the color barrier came down in professional football. I was in Canton, Ohio, for the dedication of the expanded Pro Football Hall of Fame and found myself seated next to Marion Motley, the great fullback who was part of the game's integration following World War II.
NFL Scouting Combine wrap-up: Winners, losers, questions and observations - Dan Kadar, SBN NFL
Winner: Deone Bucannon, S, Washington State
If teams are looking for a safety after HaHa Clinton-Dix and Calvin Pryor, Bucannon may be their guy. He doesn't have the size concerns Jimmie Ward of Northern Illinois or Lamarcus Joyner of Florida State may. A 40-yard dash of 4.53 seconds will help prove his speed and his tape shows an intense hitter. Bucannon likely locked up a spot in the second round of the draft.
Banner had new Browns coordinators reporting directly to him - Will Brinson, CBS
Ousted Cleveland CEO Joe Banner -- who is transitioning out of his role in Cleveland after being not asked back along with GM Mike Lombardi -- had the new offensive and defensive coordinators reporting directly to him, CBS Sports NFL Insider Pat Kirwan reports.