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The Linc - Should Eagles trade for Vincent Jackson?

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Q & A - Iggles Blitz
Ian Rappoport tweeted out on Sunday that the Bucs have been getting a lot of calls about veteran WR Vincent Jackson. The team isn’t looking to dump him, but they are having an awful season and might be open to moving him for a pick or two. The Eagles WR play has been solid. There have been some impressive games and some below-average showings as well. I would certainly have no problem with adding a player like Jackson. He is a big, physical WR that would almost certainly help the struggling Red Zone offense. That said, Jackson is 31. I’d be careful about acquiring an older WR. If the price was right, he might be of definite interest. I just don’t see the Bucs as having a fire sale. I’m not looking for the Eagles to deal a high pick for an older WR.

Five Things: Getting To Know the Cardinals - Birds 24/7
For the second straight game, the Birds face a pure pocket passer in Carson Palmer. Against the Giants, Billy Davis did a great job of scheming up ways to disrupt Eli Manning’s timing, and the defense sacked him six times.

How Eagles spent bye week: Hunting, fishing, and a few surprises - Inquirer
The Eagles reunited on Tuesday at the NovaCare Complex after a week away from work. During the bye week, they scattered from one end of the country to the other. They went back home to visit family and friends. They went hunting and fishing. They returned to their high schools or colleges to see how things were going. They sat their aching bodies down and put their feet up. They did a lot, and they did nothing.

Expect the Cardinals to load up against the run - Inquirer
If there's a lesson for the Cardinals to learn from the New York Giants' defensive game plan in last week's 27-0 loss to the Eagles, it is that LeSean McCoy and the Eagles' ground attack are still potent against even or minus-one numbers in the box.

Percy Harvin situation mirrors DeSean Jackson’s Philly exit - The 700 Level
Obviously, Jackson’s situation was not an exact replica. Mainly, he’s a far more accomplished player who was coming off a career year that ended with a third trip to the Pro Bowl. Harvin has never eclipsed 1,000 yards receiving in a season, never averaged better than 13.2 yards per reception and recently dealt with some significant injuries. Still, it’s not as if the two players are incomparable. Jackson and Harvin are separated by only a year in age. They are both under six feet tall, short for starting receivers. They both have a history of issues on and off the field. Both were making way too much money for all of the hassle, especially given some of their limitations in the offense.

Despite record, Nick Foles having a curious year - CSN Philly
There are, of course, some causes for concern. A year ago, Foles completed 64 percent of his passes. This season, the number has dipped to 59.5 percent. For a quarterback who prides himself on smart decisions, that’s a noticeable drop-off. Foles is just 29th in the league in completion percentage. Among quarterbacks with at least 100 attempts, he trails such uninspiring passers as Blake Bortles, Alex Smith, Joe Flacco, Ryan Tannehill, Kirk Cousins (who just got benched for Colt McCoy), Teddy Bridgewater and Derek Carr, among others.

Eagles-Cardinals: Pass rush a major advantage for Eagles in game with playoff implications -
Compared to the Cardinals, the Eagles are averaging more than five more hits, hurries or sacks per game.

Refreshed, Ready Eagles Back On Field -
The Eagles took a big gulp of real-world air during their bye week and returned to the practice field on Tuesday healthier, filled with energy and ready for a long road to the 2014 finish line ...

Breaking Madden Roster Cuts, Week 8: A Big Gulp full o' poop - SB Nation
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