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Eagles OTA practice notes: June 2, 2014 - JimmyK,
Otherwise I thought Maclin looked good. His cuts on routes were sharp, and he seemed to be getting off the line at the snap with some burst. There was one play in which he tried to adjust to a ball thrown over the wrong shoulder. It was a difficult play, but he didn't look very good attempting to track down the pass. I would attribute that more to rust than lingering effects from an injury.

Some Hope for the Defense - Tommy Lawlor, Iggles Blitz
I started thinking about the Chargers game yesterday and a couple of things occurred to me. First, Bradley Fletcher missed the game. That meant that Brandon Boykin started and Brandon Hughes had to play a lot. Patrick Chung started at FS. My review of his game began with "Not a good game…". That was also when Vinny Curry was banished to the bench. Damion Square was the backup RDE. He was useless as a pass rusher in that game. You had Sopoaga at NT. He got no push on pass plays. It really shouldn’t be a surprise that the Eagles gave up 539 yards and 33 points.

Preseason 'All NFC East' team: Offense edition - JimmyK,
Some people are dismissing Foles' 2013 season by saying that he is a product of Chip Kelly's potent offensive attack. I personally think that Kelly's system and a very strong rushing attack both helped Foles quite a bit, but Foles also legitimately played outstanding football last season. Whether you have reservations about Foles or not, by process of elimination, he's a pretty easy selection here, in my opinion.

Running Diary: Eagles Practice Observations - Sheil Kapadia, Birds 24/7
If you're wondering about the Eagles' fifth and possibly sixth receivers, keep an eye on Brad Smith. He's getting a lot of reps in the slot with the ones. The sense here is that he's got a good chance to make the 53-man roster.

Eagles practice report: Mark Sanchez rebounds from tough practice; Trent Cole impresses - ESP,
At this point last year, Cole was just beginning his transition from a defensive end to a linebacker. Although it sounds easy to say after a year at the position, Cole's improvement at linebacker is clear during these practices. He looks much more comfortable dropping back into coverage, and compared to his body at the beginning of last offseason, looks much more like a linebacker.

Alex Henery welcomes competition from Spear - Kevin Rossi, CSN Philly
Alex Henery finally has some competition. The Eagles after the draft signed former Vanderbilt kicker Carey Spear -- aka "Murderleg" -- as an undrafted free agent. For a guy whose career has been nearly devoid of competition -- he's been the first-team kicker since his freshman year at Nebraska and hadn't been challenged as an Eagle -- Henery seems to be handling the pressure well.  Henery needs to improve on last season's pedestrian performance, and he says Spear's presence will help.

Ranking the NFC East: Quarterbacks - BBI, Big Blue View
Now wait just a second. This might seem like blasphemy for the Giants to be ranked dead last, especially at quarterback. Consider that this system that I just made up off the top of my head is anything but scientific (and thus flawed), I think I might agree for now ... but leave room for this to be a huge shakeup this time next year.

Ranking the best and worst offensive lines in the NFL. | : Mike Tanier
Evaluating offensive lines can be tough: Some quarterbacks can make their lines look great, and some schemes are more conducive to low or high sack totals than others. We're here to cut through the noise and identify the NFL's best and worst.

The next wave of sports-themed businesses - Eric Sollenberger, SB Nation NFL
Why are there so many business in America that don't have anything to do with sports?