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Eagles let head pro scout Lou Riddick leave
The Eagles did not renew the contract of Lou Riddick, who was the team's director of pro personnel the last three years, team sources said. Eagles Insiders : The Eagles may have an absolute steal in Oregon State CB Jordan Poyer
After the 2012 season, he garnered a place on the NCAA All American team. Among the All Americans declaring for the draft, Poyer was the only player drafted after the 4th round

Draft analysts need to stop falling into the same traps. | : Mike Tanier Article
Year after year, NFL draft analysts make the same mistakes, refusing to learn from what went wrong in past years. At the forefront in 2013 is Geno Smith, who can provide many lessons in scouting and reporting that need to be addressed in the future.

2013 NFL draft - Best NFL draft fits - ESPN
Zach Ertz, TE, Philadelphia Eagles - Ertz is what I call the "move guy" in Ace personnel (two wide receivers, two tight ends, one running back) when he is on the field with veteran tight end Brent Celek. In the playbook, we can label Ertz as the "U" or the "F." He's a tight end with an H-back skill set that can align off the ball in a wing set, in the slot, the backfield or as a backside "X" receiver (think slant or fade here). Various alignments which give the quarterback positive matchups in the passing game. Ertz isn't a dominant in-line blocker, but he doesn't have to play the "Y" (on the line tight end) in Kelly's playbook. I see him more as a receiver running the short to intermediate route tree and testing the secondary on the deep 7 route or seam inside of the red zone.

Did You Know? S Earl Wolff
The Philadelphia Eagles will welcome its Class of 2013 for the rookie minicamp this weekend. As we learn about the new Eagles as football players and begin to project how they will help this football team, here's an opportunity to learn about the players off the field as well. Here are some notes on the Eagles' fifth-round pick, safety Earl Wolff ...

Underwood to sing SNF theme | Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
Carrie Underwood will take over the theme song for "Sunday Night Football," with NBC sticking to the formula of a female country music star for its intro.

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