The Linc - Tony Romo has the Worst Contract in the NFC East

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The 10 worst contracts in the NFC East - JimmyK, Philly.com
With Dan Snyder and Jerry Jones presiding over 50 percent of the NFC East, the most popular division in football has seen its share of awful contracts in the last decade, with Albert Haynesworth probably being the poster child for bad cap management. At the present time, the number of egregiously bad contracts are down, although there are still some pretty bad ones.

More on CBs - Tommy Lawlor, Iggles Blitz
I expect the Eagles to draft a CB, as early as the 1st round or possibly in the middle rounds. They have a pair of starters in place for 2014, but there is a need to upgrade the position for the long haul. So let’s talk about what the Eagles are looking for. Bill Davis and Chip Kelly haven’t offered exact information, but they have talked about wanting big corners. Davis also wants physical corners. The goal in his defense is for the corner to play tight and affect the receiver. Don’t give him a clean release. You can do this by jamming the receiver or by playing press coverage and simply not giving him room to work with. Bump ‘n run and press coverage are not the same thing. Press doesn’t mean there has to be contact. The CB can simply line up on top of the receiver and then mirror his steps at the release. Some players/coaches are hesitant with jamming receivers for fear of missing and getting burned. By pressing, the receiver is affected in a less risky way.

Draft Daily: Buzz Building on FSU WR Benjamin - Sheil Kapadia, Birds 24/7
Kelly has talked about the various ways receivers can beat man coverage. One is size; another is speed. He said he considers receivers elite when they possess both. Clearly, Benjamin does not have the latter. And consider this: In the last three drafts, only one wide receiver (Kendall Wright) who ran a 4.6 or worse at the combine was taken in the first two rounds.

Film Room: Evaluating The NFL Draft's Top WR's - PE.com
Our Film Room series continues as Bo Wulf and NFL Films Senior Producer Greg Cosell break down the wide receivers in the upcoming NFL Draft who have a chance to hear their names called in round one ...

DeSean recalls fateful phone call with Chip Kelly - CSN Philly
"It was almost unreal, honestly. My agent called me because I missed the call from head coach, and I'm sitting there like, what's the reason behind it, what's going on? Somebody tell me," Jackson recalled. "Basically, [Kelly] told me 'I think it's best for the team and I think it's best for yourself [to part ways]. We're gonna let you negotiate with 31 other teams.' So I'm like 'Are you sure?' I asked him one more time, I asked him what's the reason, he said that's what it was. I'm like, let's get it started, let's get it going."

In 1984, three hours changed NFL history. | SportsonEarth.com, Mike Tanier
The NFL drafted 10 new players in less than 12 minutes in June 1984, but teams had no idea when, if ever, the newcomers -- including future Hall of Famers Steve Young, Reggie White and Gary Zimmerman -- would arrive.

Meet Hoge, the meme that's wrong about the NFL Draft - David Roth
Let's be charitable, to the extent possible: some of what makes ESPN's Merril Hoge such a clownish figure is Merril Hoge, but a lot of it is Merril Hoge's job. There is even a sense in which Merril Hoge -- the barking anthropomorphized Slim Jim and former NFL fullback filling the role of Designated NFL Draft Heel at ESPN, and devoted anti-apostle of Johnny Manziel and Jadeveon Clowney -- is good at this terrible job.

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