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Eagles training camp practice notes, August 5: Brandon Boykin wins the day -
Today Boykin saw a lot of some guy named Jordan Matthews. It was the first time during camp that Matthews faced Boykin extensively, and the matchup against Boykin was something Matthews requested. Matthews did not dominate like he's been doing in practices since June. Matthews won some, and Boykin won some, and the competition between those two was very fun to watch. But it was clear that the competition level that Matthews saw from Boykin today was nothing like what he saw from the two's and three's during the rest of camp.

Beau Ain’t No Bobo - Iggles Blitz
The Eagles drafted Beau Allen in the 7th round, hoping he could compete for a backup spot on the D-line. If he wasn’t good enough to make the team, maybe he could make the practice squad and develop for the future. That’s what you generally expect for a late round pick. You certainly can’t expect those guys to make the team and contribute. You hope for that, but don’t expect it. Allen doesn’t appear to be a normal 7th round pick.

Expect More Base Looks From Eagles ‘D’ - Birds 24/7
Billy Davis and the Eagles made a decision going into last year’s playoff game against the Saints: Commit resources to stopping Drew Brees,and force New Orleans to move the ball with its ground game. In the first half, the gameplan worked well as Sean Payton’s offense managed just six points. But in the second half, the Saints got going, scoring on four of five possessions to secure a victory. In reality, it was a pick-your-poison situation. Against the Saints' prolific passing attack, Davis wanted Brandon Boykin on the field. But against the Eagles' nickel package, New Orleans ran 13 times for 84 yards (6.5 YPC). Fast-forward to 2014, and Davis feels like he has more options - specifically because of the addition of Malcolm Jenkins.

Receiver Huff has plenty on his plate at camp - Inquirer
Josh Huff was drafted just one round after Jordan Matthews, and yet he has been lost in his fellow rookie wide receiver's shadow at this Eagles training camp. While the coaches have earmarked Matthews for a starting spot in the slot, and narrowed his playbook load, Huff has been asked to learn every receiver role.

Remember me? Curtis Marsh turning heads at camp - CSN Philly
There’s always one every camp, a guy given no shot to make the team who suddenly starts to turn heads with big plays. Veteran cornerback Curtis Marsh, who’s already been cut once by the Eagles in his four-year career, has slowly asserted himself as camp has progressed. On Tuesday, he just dominated.

Eagles All-Time Fantasy Team -
A number of current Eagles figure to put up huge fantasy numbers this season, but who would make the all-time Eagles fantasy football team? Based on single-season performances, here’s one possible lineup for the ultimate Eagles fantasy football team …

The NFL is experiencing a rapid tactical evolution. |
Chip Kelly got the jump on the NFL in his rookie coaching season. His innovative Eagles offense finished second to the Broncos in total yards (6,676, or 417 yards per game) and tied with the Broncos in yards per play (6.3). While Kelly's read-option offense got most of the attention at the college level, his up-tempo, no-huddle scheme proved far more dangerous in the NFL. The Eagles lined up without a huddle on 68 percent of their offensive plays, often leaving defenders disorganized and sucking wind.

Stop slut-shaming Jerry Jones - SB Nation
Jerry made some offseason moves, but let's not rush to judge him.

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