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The Linc - Could the Eagles trade down?

Al Bello

2013 NFL Draft trade talk: Could the Eagles move down? -
Philly already addressed several of its needs in the offseason. The Eagles added experienced starters to all three levels of their defense via free agency. The offensive line should be drastically improved, as long as key players like Jason Peters and Jason Kelce return to form following injuries in 2012. There is still a question mark at quarterback, but there isn't a glaring weakness at another position that could only be addressed with the fourth overall pick in the draft. The Eagles could easily slide down a few slots and still get an impact player who fits into their new defensive scheme.

Don't bet on the Eagles drafting Geno Smith
There may be plenty of reasons the Eagles won't draft Geno Smith with the No. 4 overall pick. But Chip Kelly's belief that his offense can thrive without a franchise quarterback suggests that a team with many needs will pass on the West Virginia prospect.

2013 NFL draft -- Geno Smith to visit Kansas City Chiefs on Monday, source says - ESPN
Former West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith, projected by many to be the first quarterback selected in April's NFL draft, is scheduled to visit the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Lions bringing in kicker David Akers for a visit | Detroit Free Press |
With Jason Hanson still undecided about whether to accept their minimum-salary offer, the Detroit Lions are beginning to entertain options for his replacement. Next week, the Lions will host kicker David Akers on a free agent visit.

Lawrence Okoye hopes to move from Olympics to NFL -
Lawrence Okoye has his sights on an NFL career despite having never played football in high school or college. The 21-year-old British discus record-holder is putting his career on hold to make the switch to the NFL. If he makes it, Okoye would be part of a small number of British-born players who have competed in the NFL.

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