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Eagles free agent target: Seahawks CB Byron Maxwell - PhillyVoice
The Eagles' needs in their defensive secondary are obvious, as they've ranked 32nd and 31st against the pass the last two seasons. Clearly, they desperately need help both at cornerback and safety. One player who seems to make a lot of sense for Philly is Seattle CB Byron Maxwell. Maxwell is the type of CB Seattle's "Legion of Boom" has become known for. He's big, attacks in the run game, and gets physical with opposing wide receivers. The Eagles have tried (and failed) to collect those kinds of corners the last few years under Chip Kelly and Billy Davis.

Senior Bowl Day 1 - Iggles Blitz
The best interview of the night was with CB Quentin Rollins. That is one sharp dude. He’s smart and seems to have a good sense of reality. Some of these guys are a bit delusional. Rollins told us good stories about the past year, his first playing college football. Prior to that he was a star basketball player for Miami OH. Jimmy and I asked him about the Eagles. Rollins said he was interviewing with them Tuesday night. We then asked what he knew about the team. He went back in time and talked about McNabb, Dawk and Reid at first. He then talked about the current team and said "I think they need corner help." Jimmy and I both said "They definitely need corner help." As long as he doesn’t become a Dallas Cowboy, I’ll be pulling for Rollins wherever he goes.

Ex-Oregon QB Bennett Gets a Shot - Birds 24/7
The Bennett story has long been about waiting for an opportunity. He was recruited by Chip Kelly and Mark Helfrich at Oregon and red-shirted in 2010. The next season, Darron Thomas became the starter, although Bennett saw some action, completing 25 of 46 passes for 369 yards and six touchdowns. He also ran 23 times for 200 yards.

Senior Bowl: Pauline's Wednesday Risers -
Lorenzo Mauldin/OLB/Louisville – Mauldin, 6-3, 256, has made the switch from college defensive end to outside linebacker prospect with few bumps in the road. He's looked very comfortable playing in space, easily moving laterally or in reverse and has done a good job diagnosing plays from the snap of the ball. In many ways Mauldin's Senior Bowl performance parallels the play of Marcus Smith, his former Louisville teammate and first-round pick of the Eagles last year.

Eagles shopping for secondary help at Senior Bowl workouts - Inquirer
The only certainties in life are death, taxes, and the Eagles' arriving at the Senior Bowl in need of defensive back help. OK, so the third part might be an exaggeration, but it certainly has been the case for the Eagles over the last half-decade, in particular at safety. But this offseason it's quite possible that Chip Kelly will look at his starting secondary and blow up three-fourths of it.

What is Trent Cole worth to the Eagles? - The 700 Level
With the 2014 season winding down, and the Philadelphia Eagles aware they would miss the playoffs, Trent Cole was aware he might be playing his last game in midnight green. However, he hoped aloud that’s not how his 10-year chapter with the Birds would come to an end, admitting he wants to retire with the team his career began. It’s a nice sentiment, one Cole certainly is worthy of, second all-time in franchise history with 85.5 sacks. Unfortunately, that simply may not be the reality of the business end.

Senior Bowl roundup: Relax, Duce says, Chip's got it covered - CSN Philly
They have no chief personnel executive. They have nobody to coach their quarterbacks. They have scouts with unassigned responsibilities. The Eagles flew to the Gulf Coast for Senior Bowl week as an incomplete staff, but running backs coach Duce Staley offered some advice for those concerned about the state of the front office and coaching staff. Relax, the former Eagles star halfback said. Chip’s got it covered.

How Many Quarterbacks Have to Pass Up a Spot for Johnny Manziel to Make the Pro Bowl? - Grantland
Did you know that Kyle Rudolph is a former Pro Bowl MVP?

Miami Hurricanes players Phillip Dorsett, Clive Walford stealing the show at the Senior Bowl - SB Nation
The U may have only been 6-7 this season, but two of their best offensive players are showing off in front of NFL coaches and evaluators.

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