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Kempski's Corner: Running backs, quarterbacks, and receivers to watch at NFL Combine - JimmyK,
Join's Jimmy Kempski and Pat Gallen as they look ahead to this weekend's NFL Scouting Combine - specifically running backs, quarterbacks, and receivers - in a new edition of "Kempski's Corner."

At combine, Eagles may be looking at big receivers - Zach Berman, Inquirer
In a different era, Kelvin Benjamin could have been moved to tight end or defensive end. But he's instead one of a new breed of wide receivers - specifically, ones with the size of tight ends or smaller defensive ends. The Florida State standout officially measured at 6-foot-5 and 240 pounds in this week's NFL scouting combine, and confessed he carries only four percent body fat. Benjamin tried to think of any receiver in football whose measurements compared to him.

Howie Speaks - Tommy Lawlor, Iggles Blitz
I sometimes think people misunderstand the word "competition". It isn’t an insult to the players currently on the roster. You aren’t necessarily saying "we must have competition here to get better". You’re really talking about stocking up on talent and letting the players battle for snaps. If the Broncos came to you and said for a 7th round pick you can have S Rahim Moore, S Duke Ihenacho or TE Julius Thomas, the decision would take less than one second and would be Thomas. The Eagles need Safety help, not another TE. But Thomas is too talented to pass up. You grab him. If the talent level is close, you always go for need, but things don’t always work that way. And sometimes competition is a good thing because it can push the players already on your roster. The goal is to find the best players possible, whether through free agency, the draft or on your own roster.

Eagles expect Logan to grow into dominant DT - Reuben Frank, CSN Philly
Eagles general manager Howie Roseman brushed off the notion that the Eagles need to upgrade the nose tackle spot during a chat with Philly reporters at the NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. He said Logan, a third-round pick out of LSU in 2013, can carry another 20 pounds on his frame and said Logan’s lack of height – he stands 6-foot-1 – is tempered considerably by his freakishly long reach.

Counting Down the Eagles’ Needs: No. 4, Defensive Line - Andrew Kulp, T7L
You can probably go ahead and pencil that name in at right defensive end for the next 5-7 years. There were some reservations about how Cox would adapt going from playing defensive tackle in a 4-3 alignment to end in a 3-4, but he handled the transition well.

Sorting Through the Receiver Situation - Tim McManus, Birds 24/7
The quality of this wide receiver class is impacting the Eagles thinking. There’s no denying that. Analysts and general managers alike are raving about the talent in this draft, and receiver is the first position they cite to illustrate their point. If you’re in need of a wideout, chances are you’ll be able to find one come May.

How Lane Johnson Won Over The Eagles - CMac,
"Great sense of humor. He sat down with us and he's making jokes about being newly married and having a baby on the way," Roseman said. "He's a Texas guy. He was extremely comfortable with us. Then he went out and tested off the charts.

Jason Kelce - Shot of Ginn
Jason Kelce started all 16 games for the Philadelphia Eagles last season, and I'm sure he had lots of fun. However, I think he may or may not be having a little more fun this offseason. Here is Kelce getting drunk apparently after doing the Polar Plunge in Jersey. From Polar Bear hats to pig masks, I need to party with this man.

Jim Harbaugh 'nearly traded' to Browns, per head-scratching PFT report - SBN NFL
Was your Friday boring and without NFL news? Well, the Browns tried to trade for Jim Harbaugh, per a Pro Football Talk report. Yep.

Amazing tweet from 49ers owner Jed York:

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