The Linc - Which Wide Receiver Will the Eagles Target in the Draft?

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Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 4/3/2014.

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DeSean Jackson betting odds - JimmyK, Philly.com
Now that DeSean Jackson has found a new home down I-95, Vegas has placed odds on how productive he'll be a Redskin. The betting odds are as follows, via Bovada.lv:

What Kind of WR Will the Eagles Go For? - Tommy Lawlor, Iggles Blitz
There is room for the Eagles to draft 1 or 2 WRs. Some will argue the team must go for one in the 1st round. I’m not on that bandwagon. I do think the Eagles need a WR early, but I think they can find good help in the 1st, 2nd or even 3rd round. This is a deep, talented class. There will be lots of choices. If a WR is the best player at 22, they can go for him. If not, they don’t need to force the issue. The Eagles do have Cooper and Maclin coming back. The cupboard isn’t bare.

Eagles coach must know something - Sam Donnelon
Turns out, the only thing Kelly really needs for his offense to hum is a team buy-in. One guy does his own thing - missing meetings, going after coaches on the sideline, occasionally disappearing from games when he isn't targeted enough - and that one-for-all, all-for-one mentality takes a big hit.

Stardom Doesn’t Change Where You’re From - Richard Sherman
Amid reports of gang ties, the Eagles cut DeSean Jackson. I grew up with him. I believe him to be a good person. I also know why NFL players from inner-city neighborhoods like mine in L.A. keep friends from when we were nobodies

Can't win playing race card in Cooper vs. Jackson - Geoff Mosher, CSN Philly
It’s a convenient argument for those still struggling to come to grips with Jackson’s departure and subsequent signing with the rival ’Skins. But it’s not a rational debate. It’s baseless and groundless, mainly because it’s an apples-to-oranges comparison more rooted in resentment and anger than actual logic.

Some Thoughts On DeSean - Tim McManus, Birds 24/7
Jackson not only landed on his feet, but did so less than 150 miles from here. Had the Eagles been successful in their trade pursuits, perhaps they could have shipped him out of conference or to the other side of the country. They forfeited any control when they cut him, and he ended up in their back yard. It’s going to be a huge, league-wide story line for at least the upcoming season. (Something tells me the NFL, which is expected to release the 2014 schedule at the end of the month, will have Jackson’s return to Philly prominently featured.)  If Jackson ended up in Oakland, say, the Eagles would still be questioned and the Jackson decision would still impact the way the upcoming campaign is discussed and analyzed. But distance and time have a way of dulling even the sharpest of angles.

Crips Release DeSean Jackson Over Concern About His Affiliation with Washington Redskins Organization - Sports Pickle
The Crips street gang announced today they will be releasing DeSean Jackson, amidst rumors of possible ties with one of the most troubled and controversial franchises in the NFL, the Washington Redskins. "We enjoyed our time with Desean.  We had a lot of good years together," said an anonymous Crips member.  "But we don’t want his rumored association with such a terrible institution to sully our name.  We’re a group that represents intimidation and toughness, and his ties with Washington contradict those values.  So it was best to cut ties."

Journey To The Draft Podcast: Charles Davis & WRs - PE.com
This week in our 'Journey To The Draft' Podcast, Chris McPherson, Bo Wulf and Fran Duffy discuss some of the most attractive options at the wide receiver position in the upcoming NFL Draft and NFL Network analyst Charles Davis joins the crew ...

2014 NFL Draft: Taking a look at where Mike Mayock hit and missed over the years - James Brady, SB Nation NFL
We give you all the tables you could possibly want if you happen to want tables. Also it probably has something to do with Mike Mayock. Tables.

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