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NFL's Super Bowl decision not a good sign for Eagles - Mike Sielski, Inquirer
The NFL announced on Tuesday that Minneapolis and the Minnesota Vikings' as-yet-unfinished football stadium would host Super Bowl LII in 2018, and this created two potential problems, one of which affects the Eagles. The first problem is that, with hundreds of thousands of people flocking to town for the game, the likelihood that someone's left ear will freeze, fall off, and be lost forever in a snow bank has increased far beyond what is customary for Minneapolis in late January and early February. The second problem is the one that concerns the Eagles and more specifically their owner, Jeffrey Lurie.

More on Skill Player Expectations - Tommy Lawlor, Iggles Blitz
Some of you asked about how a big WR like Matthews can play the slot. Isn’t that the home for smaller, quicker guys? Not necessarily. Calvin Johnson got moved to the slot a lot in 2013. The Lions obviously felt it would be tougher to contain Johnson if he worked the middle of the field. Johnson is a freak and can play anywhere, but the point is that big guys can work the slot. You need players than are comfortable in traffic. Smaller guys can use quickness to get open. Big guys use muscle to fight through contact and give the QB a target.

Roseman: ‘It’s About Building Your Team’ - Tim McManus, Birds 24/7
"We have to build our team. And going forward, we have a lot of faith in the guys that we drafted over the last couple years. We’re trying to get some continuity with our young players, being able to re-sign them. Obviously we want to be a championship-caliber team this year and every year going forward, but we also have to build it and sustain it…If we want to keep our team together, we’re looking at a situation where going forward that was going to be a challenge for us, and so how are we going to do that?" said Roseman.

Already knowing offense gives Josh Huff leg up - CSN Philly
"There are things I know in the offense already," Huff said at rookie camp last week. "Just getting things separated from the Oregon offense to the Philly offense. "The play calls are different, the hand signals are different. I have to reboot my whole system and that's why each and every day I stay late and try to get things done and then go home and study and test myself."

Eagles' Spear gets kick out of 'Murderleg' persona - Daily News
WHEN CAREY SPEAR kicked at Vanderbilt, he would lift weights alongside the wide receivers and running backs. According to receiver Jordan Matthews, his teammate in college and now as a professional, Spear put up as many as 16 or 17 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press. "He's not your regular kicker," said Matthews, the Eagles' recent second-round pick, "not your regular special-teams guy."

Audio: Journey To The Draft - Barwin In-Studio -
In the final edition of the 'Journey To The Draft' Podcast presented by AAA, Eagles linebacker Connor Barwin joins the show to talk about music, football, pizza trucks and his newest work in the community ...

An article that is just honestly almost all jokes about Johnny Manziel's weiner - PFT Commenter, SB Nation NFL
Funny how when you apply to the PFWA you know that your going to be hanging around a bunch of dicks all day but no one says youll have to write about them. But here we are in Obamas America when its ok to make fun of a white guy just because hes got huge balls. Some yahoo filed a lawsuit against Johnny Football, alleging among other things that the former Heisman trophy winner put his tiny dick inside a hotdog bun and took pictures of it. But let he who hasnt sent a Manwich snapchat cast the first stone. Anyone? *crickets* Ferris? Anyone? Thats what I thought.

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