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The Linc - Lane Johnson steps out for the first time as an Eagle


High hopes for Lane Johnson at start of Eagles career
There will be expectations heaped on the shoulders of Lane Johnson, but they may come earlier than normal, even for a top-five draft pick, because of the position he plays.

Eagles top pick Johnson not rushing success | Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
Lane Johnson took the fast track from failed junior college quarterback to prized offensive tackle chosen fourth overall in last month’s NFL draft. But the Eagles’ first-round pick isn’t trying to rush his path to starting, or even officially signing with his new team.

Andy Reid gear sale has 'secret players showing up'
This morning on SportsTalk 94 WIP, Tammy Reid elaborated on Saturday's memorabilia sale at Harriton High School in Rosemont. "And there might be some more secret players showing up!" she said.

Matt Barkley plans to push for Eagles' starting QB job | Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
Matt Barkley hasn’t met Michael Vick but he’s competed against and has gotten to know Nick Foles. Regardless of whether he knows the other Eagles’ quarterbacks, or where he was taken in the NFL draft, or where he’s slotted on the depth chart, Barkley’s mission remains undeterred. He plans to compete to be the first starting quarterback of the Chip Kelly era, not defer or cower to anyone else with the same objective.

Eagles Roll Dice With 'Problem Child' Punter Brad Wing - Birds 24/7
On talent alone, there’s little question about whether Wing (6-2, 205) warrants a spot in the league. But in an uncommon twist, the punter’s off-the-field transgressions are what scared teams away. According to Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Wing was told by LSU that he was no longer welcome on the team, even though he had two years of eligibility remaining.

How much does your team’s defensive front 7 weigh? – Blogging the bEast
Weights and projected starters aggregated from Ourlads’ depth charts.

Do no harm: Who should bear the costs of retired NFL players’ medical bills? - The Washington Post
The NFL’s health insurance ends years before many physical consequences of a player’s career appear. So who should pay?

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