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Ex-Ducks feel at home in Kelly's system with Eagles - Zach Berman, Inquirer
For two Eagles draft picks at rookie minicamp, getting used to Chip Kelly's demands did not take much time. Wide receiver Josh Huff, a third-round pick, and defensive end Taylor Hart, a fifth-round selection, are both former Oregon standouts who played three seasons for Kelly. They are used to what the coach expects out of players and have been exposed to the nuances of Kelly's science-driven approach.
Allen is one large seventh-round pick for Eagles - Jeff McLane, Inquirer
Beau Allen has legs like tree trunks. You look at the 6-foot-3, 329-pound nose tackle and you can understand why the Eagles drafted him in the seventh round. There's more to playing the position in the NFL, but coach Chip Kelly and his staff have certain size parameters for each position.
Seasons will hinge on these players in the spotlight. | SportsonEarth.com, Mike Tanier
Wide receiver: Jeremy Maclin, Eagles. The Chiefs have one No. 2 receiver and a bunch of No. 3s in search of a numero uno guy. The Eagles have a fleet of No. 2s, led by Maclin, who returns from his ACL tear to a world where his signature 64-catch, 800-yard season stat line may no longer be enough. If Maclin cannot lift the lid on opposing defenses, the release of DeSean Jackson will be Exhibit A in the angry Philly Boo Birds' case against Chip Kelly.
Matthews On His Mindset, ‘Murderleg’ - Tim McManus, Birds 24/7
Since the Eagles selected him 42nd overall back on May 9, stories have emerged about the extra lengths Jordan Matthews will go to ensure that he is putting his best foot forward. Like how he broke down Eagles film prior to his visit to Philly (Matthews said he tried to do that for every team he had a meeting with during the pre-draft process); or how he asked for tape of the defensive backs he’d be facing at the Senior Bowl, then woke up before dawn to dissect it.
Improved Eagles still not ready for Super Bowl - Geoff Mosher, CSN Philly
Camp season is about to begin, which marks the unofficial curtain pull on free agency and the draft as teams shift focus from reshaping and upgrading their rosters to coaching up the players they’ve got and scheming for the upcoming season. There’s always another veteran or last-gasp trade between now and the season opener, but the window of opportunity to make drastic improvements has opened and closed. Which leads us to this question: Are the Eagles good enough right now to be considered Super Bowl contenders? It’s hard to confidently answer with, "Yes."
AT&T can bail on $48.5 billion merger if DirecTV loses NFL Sunday Ticket | The Verge
If DirecTV fails to lock up NFL Sunday Ticket beyond this coming season, AT&T has given itself the right to back away from the colossal $48.5 billion acquisition announced yesterday. The out clause contained in the proposal’s fine print shows just how valuable of a property the NFL is. "The parties also have agreed that in the unlikely event that DirecTV’s agreement for the NFL Sunday Ticket service is not renewed substantially on the terms discussed between the parties, AT&T may elect not to consummate the merger," it reads.
Questioning the Practice | The MMQB
The 2011 CBA was negotiated to reduce mileage on players in the offseason. Coaches hate it, players want access to the facilities, but the time away may make teams better