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VIDEO: Eagles make first round of cuts - Philly.com
Philly.com's Jimmy Kempski and the Inquirer's Zach Berman report from the NovaCare Complex after the Eagles made their first round of roster cuts.

Something About Alex - Iggles Blitz
Some of you wonder why Chip Kelly didn’t address this in March. Why did a very smart coach keep Henery around? I don’t know the answer. It is obvious that Kelly and STs coach Dave Fipp must feel that Henery can be a good kicker. If they didn’t see the potential, they’d have made a move. Maybe Alex talked to them about making technique changes and everyone felt that would help him. Or maybe Henery has nude photos of Kelly and Fipp in a hot tub with the Kardashians. My assumption, based on Kelly’s love of logic, is that they felt Henery was worth keeping because his flaws could be worked on. His kickoffs do seem better to me this summer. But now we’ve got the missed FGs. Ugh.

Kicker Options For the Eagles - Birds 24/7
It’s possible that the Eagles’ kicker for the 2014 season is not currently on their roster. They are obviously not totally sold on Alex Henery, who has missed from 47 and 31 yards this preseason. Cody Parkey was acquired from the Colts for running back David Fluellen on Wednesday and will get a brief tryout for the job. If the team isn’t satisfied with either option, they’ll look to the outside for help. Where could they turn? With a little help from ESPN’s Adam Caplan, we put together a list of possible options.

The Jordan Matthews Jailbreak Screen - ChipWagon
Over the last 2 weeks Chip Kelly has unveiled a play I don't recall us running last year but my memory might be failing me. It's a common spread offensive concept called the  jailbreak screen that is a form of a WR screen that requires the OL to release off the line of scrimmage and get downfield to lead block for the receiver. His target? New slot receiver Jordan Matthews

The case for the Eagles to keep Mark Sanchez - Inquirer
But would it be worth the risk? Foles can't be deemed injury prone, but Kelly also can't pencil in his quarterback for 16 starts the way some other coaches can. Foles has already been injured twice in his first two NFL seasons.

Back at practice, Eagles RB Polk has to catch up - CSN Philly
Chris Polk is back. Beyond that? He just doesn’t know. Polk returned to practice Saturday after missing nearly a month of practice time with a torn hamstring muscle. He returned, but he conceded he’s not 100 percent. It’s possible he’s not even close.

News, Notes On State Of Team - PE.com
This is an example of what I saw, and what the coaching staff saw after reviewing film: I saw Malcolm Jenkins make an outstanding pass breakup on a throw intended on Thusday night for wide receiver Antonio Brown. It illustrated to me the importance of Jenkins' coverage skills. Defensive coordinator Bill Davis saw a whole lot more on that particular play. "The pass rush was very good on that play, and we moved the quarterback off the spot, so then it was kind of a backyard football play and everybody was scrambling to stay attached," said Davis. "Malcolm did a great job of staying attached to his coverage and making a play underneath, and really the thing that impressed me more than that is if he had missed that, it could have been a big play. But Bradley Fletcher was coming over the top. One of his concepts that (Fletcher) understands now if he had been there to make that play had Malcolm not. I love the growth of the defense. I love the understanding of the players and Malcolm's a great addition in that area."

The 2014 College Football Guide - SB Nation
SB Nation's 2014 college football guide