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2014 NFL compensatory pick projections - JimmyK,
Over the last 2 years, my friend Craig Turner has done compensatory pick projections very accurately for my former football blog. Last year, he correctly matched 24 teams with the correct round for which they received a pick. He projected an additional 5 teams to receive a pick, but missed by just one round. The 3 remaining picks he missed on were due to some gray area, which he learns from every year. Since the NFL does not make the compensatory pick formula public, learning how to accurately project them for the entire league takes time and practice. Projecting comp picks is fairly complicated, and we'll go deeper into the methodology of projecting them later in the post.

Eagles know they should extend Jason Kelce now, not later - Reuben Frank, CSN Philly
As a late-round draft pick still playing on his rookie contract, Jason Kelce is among the NFL’s most underpaid players. And until now, the Eagles couldn’t do anything about it. Eagles General Manager Howie Roseman said this week that while he couldn’t comment specifically on whether the Eagles have opened contract talks yet with Kelce, they hope to re-sign him at some point. "The kind of guy that you'd like to have in Philadelphia for a long time," Roseman called Kelce. A league source said the Eagles and Kelce’s agent, Jason Bernstein, have not yet started contract talks but plan to fairly soon.

Offseason Outlook: Safeties - Birds 24/7
Should the Eagles make a splash in free agency at this spot?
Kapadia: The signals coming out of the NovaCare Complex in regards to free agency so far have been fascinating. The company line (and take that for what it’s worth) is that the team is not looking to go big in free agency. They’ll follow the same methods as a year ago: see how the market plays out, add some mid-tier guys who fit the scheme/culture and are willing to compete, and go from there. But I think safety has to be an exception. I won’t run through all the names that have been in and out of here in the past few seasons (but Tim, feel free to do so if you like). The bottom line is the Eagles have tried and failed time and again – in the draft, free agency, trades – to find adequate safety play. So my answer is yes.

WRs: A Group Worth Watching - Dave Spadaro,
There are going to be players added and names removed from the depth chart, and once again the wide receiver spots are going to be fascinating to watch as the Eagles construct this 2014 roster.

Video: The NFL offseason survival guide - SBN NFL
With the NFL season over, we're all in danger of football withdrawal. It's important to go into the offseason with a plan to stay entertained until next September. The Daily Win is here to help.

The great fan snowball debacle involving Philadelphia you probably never heard of - The700Level
Why do national television broadcasters fail to mention April 11, 1907 when the Philadelphia Phillies took on the New York Giants on a snowy Opening Day. An incident so unruly that the game was called due to ravenous fans throwing snowballs at, not only each other, but also at the umpire? Probably because the game took place at the Polo Grounds in New York.

Ex-Eagle Hugh Douglas to plead no contest in assault case - Dave Collins, AP
Former NFL defensive end and ex-ESPN analyst Hugh Douglas is expected to plead no contest to a misdemeanor to resolve a case that accused him of assaulting his girlfriend at a Hartford hotel, his lawyer said Friday. Douglas, 42, of Bryn Mawr, Pa., had faced felony assault and strangulation charges, but he is expected to plead no contest to a breach of peace charge Monday in Hartford and avoid a jail sentence, attorney Corey Brinson told The Associated Press.

Terrell Owens' Wife Wants a Divorce Two Weeks After Wedding - TMZ
Well, that didn't take long ... TMZ Sports has learned Terrell Owens' wife is already demanding a divorce from the former NFL star ... just two weeks after tying the knot. It was only back on January 23rd that T.O. married Rachel Snider in a secret ceremony at a courthouse in Newhall, CA. But now, we've learned ... Rachel has left T.O. -- moved out of California -- and plans on filing for a divorce asap. Rachel tells TMZ Sports ... she believes Terrell only married her for money -- and claims he used her so he could get a loan for a $2 million home in Sherman Oaks, CA. "I felt in love ... and now I feel betrayed and heartbroken," Snider says.

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