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The Linc - Matt Barkley will make it work

Steve Dykes

NFL personnel guy likes Eagles' draft
AS I DO every year, I sought out an NFL player personnel executive and asked him for his thoughts on the Eagles' draft. He was largely complimentary of the first Howie Roseman-Chip Kelly collaboration.

Matt Barkley Thinks He, Chip Kelly Will Make It Work - Birds 24/7
“I don’t exactly know what type of system it is going to be. I probably have similar questions that you do,” said Barkley in an interview with Jon Marks and Sean Brace on 97.5 The Fanatic. “Once we get into rookie camp next week I’ll have a better idea. But in terms of what style of quarterback he needs, I have heard him say multiple times both to the public and to me personally that he is going to make the personnel he has fit in the system. So without a doubt I have confidence that I can come in right away and make an impact, or just help the team in whatever way I can."

Previewing the 2013 rookie deals | National Football Post
A comprehensive breakdown of what every rookie should expect to receive in their new NFL contracts.

Note to NFL prospects next year: If you’re invited to the Senior Bowl… Go. – Blogging the bEast
There were 7 players who were healthy, but declined invites to the Senior Bowl. An argument could be made that at least 3 of them may have been hurt by that decision:

Filling out draft report cards for each NFL team. | : Mike Tanier Article
How'd your team do in the NFL draft? Grading drafts less than a week after the fact is always arbitrary and premature, but luckily our former teacher is here to evaluate teams on different terms and hand out report cards that are recognizable to any parent.

Andy Reid, Philadelphia Eagles both better off after parting ways -
Andy Reid became synonymous with Philadelphia, brilliantly leading the Eagles for 14 seasons. The end came in December, at the conclusion of a 4-12 season, the worst of Reid's career. He deserved to be celebrated for his 130-93-1 record and eight seasons of double-digit wins, but after a 12-20 mark over the final two years, it was time for a fresh start. Since the divorce, both the Eagles and Reid seem on track for a better 2013 (and beyond).

Jeremiah Trotter Makes Acting Debut
During his eight seasons with the Eagles, Jeremiah Trotter played the role of a fierce, hard-hitting star middle linebacker. Now, three years removed from the gridiron, he’ll be starring in the role of Benjamin “Big Ben” Jones in the independent feature film, The North Star, which premieres Thursday at the County Theater in Doylestown, Pa. and Saturday at the Newtown Theatre in Newtown, Pa.

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