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The Eagles' five biggest concerns heading into the regular season -
Many of the Eagles' biggest concerns heading into training camp, such as the backup quarterback spot, have been quelled. However, the Eagles are not without their share of issues, like every other team in the NFL. Here are the Eagles' five biggest concerns heading into the regular season.

The Bottom of the Roster - Iggles Blitz
he Eagles love Mac, Coop and Matthews. Josh Huff looks like a standard rookie. Beyond that, things are open. Brad Smith had a good camp, but injuries have limited him in the preseason. It sounds like Kelly is still high on him, but it would be nice to have seen more out of him in games. Arrelious Benn shows up on STs and as a blocker, but hasn’t caught many passes. Is the STs play enough for him to win a spot? Ifeanyi Momah stepped up in a big way. I think he’s more practice squad than roster material, but he’s at least made the conversation a possibility. It would have been nice for some UDFA or unheralded player to really shine this summer. Didn’t happen. The guys will get a lot of reps vs the Jets. That is going to be a huge game for them.

Eagles Wake-Up Call: Getting Cut By Chip - Birds 24/7
For Emmanuel Acho, cut-down day last year was all positive. The Eagles’ linebacker had played well in the preseason and earned a surprise spot on the 53-man roster. But things change quickly in the NFL, and two days later, Acho got a call from GM Howie Roseman, telling him the team was letting him go in favor of Najee Goode. Acho made his way to the NovaCare Complex, but it wasn't just to turn in his playbook. He met separately with Chip Kelly, Billy Davis and linebackers coach Rick Minter. The process wasn't exclusive to Acho. The Eagles offer the same courtesy to every player who is let go.

Ertz poised for a breakout season with Eagles - Daily News
THE GUY WHO is going to make you forget about DeSean Jackson this season isn't Jeremy Maclin or Riley Cooper or even rookie Jordan Matthews. The guy who is going to make you forget about Jackson isn't even a wide receiver. He's a tight end. He's Zach Ertz. He's not Jimmy Graham. Yet.

The Eagles still need Brandon Graham - T7L
Even Brandon Graham seems surprised he’s still a member of the Philadelphia Eagles. Offseason trade chatter never came to fruition, though, so Graham appears set to resume last year’s critical role in the club’s 3-4 defense. As Trent Cole’s backup.

Eagles' 2nd-team O-line outstanding through preseason - CSN Philly
Once the first–team offense is finished with its work in these preseason games, all-pro Evan Mathis walks to the sideline with one thing on his mind. Watching the scrubs. "When we come out of the game, we love being able to watch the second team and see them perform," said Mathis, a first-team all-pro last year. "They’re that good. We love watching them play."

Eagles find it's not easy being green - ESPN
First, some quick background: When Nike took over for Reebok as the NFL's uniform supplier in 2012, most teams switched to Nike's "Elite 51" jersey template -- the one with the weird-looking collar and all the pieced-together fabric panels, made from high-tech performance textiles. But a few teams chose to stay with Reebok's old tailoring template and fabric, even though the jerseys were now being made by Nike. One of those teams was the Eagles. The explanation at the time was that Nike had "color matching issues" with the Eagles' shade of midnight green.

Barner Joins The Eagles Insider Podcast -
Running back Kenjon Barner joins the Eagles Insider Podcast crew to talk about playing for Chip Kelly at Oregon, how he's transitioning to Philadelphia and what life was like growing up in a highly competitive family ...

Josh Gordon is a victim of the NFL's discipline delusion - SB Nation
Games need rules, and leagues need to enforce them. That's not quite what the NFL is doing in upholding its year-long suspension of Josh Gordon.

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