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The Linc - There's a shark in the water

Eagles' top pick Graham meets Obama, completes first minicamp | Philadelphia Daily News | 05/03/2010
THE HIGHLIGHT of Brandon Graham's weekend was shaking hands with President Obama after Michigan's commencement Saturday. But the other part, Friday and yesterday, where Graham lined up in the Eagles' defense for the first time, went pretty well, too, he felt.

Rookies' first day is picture perfect | Philadelphia Inquirer | 04/30/2010
It looked so good, Brandon Graham had to take a picture. Seeing his first NFL locker, with three pairs of shoes, a No. 54 jersey and his nameplate, the Eagles' top draft pick snapped two photos with his cell phone. "That's going to be my screen saver," the defensive end said.

Post-McNabb era becomes reality | Philadelphia Inquirer | 05/01/2010
For a few players who asked not to be named, the McNabb show, and all his baggage, had become burdensome. In describing Kolb, they used words like fresh, all business, and genuine. Of course, the 25-year-old is playing with a blank slate.

Eagles Notebook: Eagles' Jean-Gilles has lap-band surgery to lose weight | Philadelphia Daily News | 05/01/2010
"My wife and I just researched it, and we felt it would be the best alternative for losing the amount of weight I wanted to lose, in a small amount of time," said Jean-Gilles, who took part in some drills but observed much of yesterday's workouts. He said he should be full-speed for the next round of organized team activities. "I'd like to weigh around 335 when the season starts," Jean-Gilles said. He said he weighs about 375 right now, and is consuming only clear liquids for the first week after the procedure.

Eagles' Sims thrives in the heat -
"Ernie's been a welcome addition," [Eagles defensive coordinator] Sean McDermott raved. "He loves to play the game, first of all. He's our type of guy, intangibly, and you ... see it out there. He can fly. The speed factor -- there's a shark in the water out there right now, and that's Ernie Sims."