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Eagles OTA practice notes: May 29, 2014 - JimmyK,
Among the obvious things that stood out today was that Mark Sanchez was taking reps with the 2nd team, while Matt Barkley will start out his 2014 campaign running with the 3's. Last year, during the competition for the starting QB job between Nick Foles and Michael Vick, the two QBs would alternate days taking first team reps. That does not appear to be the case with Sanchez and Barkley, as Barkley explained after practice that he also took reps with the 3's on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Expectations - Tommy Lawlor, Iggles Blitz
Last year I expected the Eagles to go 8-8 or 9-7. They had a last place schedule. They had more talent in place than many people gave them credit for. There was also the new coach effect. The players were hungry to win and having a new guy in charge brought out the best in them. Everyone is on their toes around the new boss.

Running Diary: Eagles Practice Observations - Sheil Kapadia, Bird 24/7
The second-team offensive line from left to right is: Matt Tobin, Allen Barbre, Julian Vandervelde, Michael Bamiro and Dennis Kelly. Perhaps most notable there is that the 6-foot-8 Bamiro is getting reps at right guard.

#16- Things You Can't Coach - ChipWagon
In honor Nick Foles being named #70 on the NFL Network's Top 100 Players we'll dedicate #16 of the ChipWagon Top 25 to our newly crowned franchise QB. Of course until Nick can prove for another season, and earn a long-term contract with the Eagles, the debate around Nick Foles' 2013 season will rage on.

Foles acting like a team leader - Sam Donnellon, Daily News
At this time last year, it was believed that Chip Kelly would wait to find that guy, spend a full NFL season with a 33-year-old quarterback whose foot speed, while reduced from its peak years, would allow him to test out the "spread" offense that was so successful at the University of Oregon and the University of New Hampshire before that, and made Kelly himself the axis of a sometimes contentious debate among those within the NFL community.

After practice, DeSean Jackson says leg is fine - CSN Philly
After a scary few minutes that saw Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson on the ground stretching his hamstring, the prized free agent signee said his hamstring was fine. Jackson grabbed at his left leg after a deep fly route that fell incomplete during Redskins organized team activities on Thursday. After getting back toward the line of scrimmage, Jackson went to the ground while trainers helped worked on the hamstring. Redskins medical staff later applied an ice pack to the upper left leg.

A Punter Could Totally Whoop Your Butt | The Tailgater
Punters, contrary to popular opinion are large, powerful athletes by any reasonable definition of the term. They stand a good chance of beating not just quarterbacks in arm wrestling matches, but wide receivers and cornerbacks, too, and could kick your butt or mine

NFL, NFLPA could find middle ground in HGH, marijuana testing | The MMQB with Peter King
The NFL wants to test for human growth hormone. The players want rules banning marijuana use relaxed. Is there a compromise to be made? It's more complicated than that, but several bridges to resolution are on the horizon

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