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Eagles News: It's time for Chip Kelly to play the young guys

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Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 11/29/15.

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How Kelly can make Eagles' remaining games watchable - Delaware Online
And at wide receiver, the Eagles need to do whatever they can to keep Miles Austin off the field, and to limit Riley Cooper's snaps. Use Josh Huff more, activate Jonathan Krause, whom the Eagles just promoted from the practice squad, and keep Nelson Agholor on the field more. There's nothing to gain by playing Cooper and Austin anymore. The Eagles still might lose every game, but at least they'll have a better idea of what they'll need in the offseason.

Time for Eric Rowe to give Eagles reason to be optimistic going into offseason - NJ.com
At 4-7, with a loss to the New England Patriots and a 4-8 record almost certainly in their future, the result of the Eagles' next five games might not even matter. The team has major issues, and this offseason, plenty of changes could be coming. One thing that does matter over the next five games, however, is the play of cornerback Eric Rowe.

The Eagles are officially a disaster -- so where do they go from here? - PhillyVoice
Sorry, Chip. You can't blame Howie Roseman for this one. Stripping Kelly of his general manager powers would be the first, most logical move. Since his arrival following Andy Reid's ouster, Kelly's Eagles have gotten worse and worse as the former Oregon Ducks coach has injected more and more of "his" players onto the roster. And since Kelly supplanted Roseman as GM, it's only gotten worse. For context, here are some of the moves that have backfired for Kelly since he took full control.

Playing with pain a way of life for Eagles and other NFL players - Inquirer
Jason Kelce ruptured the bursa sac in his left knee. Lane Johnson had a herniated disc that sent shock waves down his leg. He still does. Connor Barwin hyperextended his elbow. Their injuries, however minor, never popped up on the Eagles' injury report this season. The players spoke of their various injuries as if they were bankers talking about the occasional dip in the stock market - an occupational hazard.

Eagles Mailbag: Bad Contracts, Offseason Moves - Birds 24/7
Neither were good signings, but based on value, production and team need, DeMarco Murray was the worse offseason move. On the surface, Byron Maxwell’s deal looks considerably bigger because his contract could be worth up to $63 million (compared to Murray’s $40 million), but the running back has more guaranteed money per year, according to Spotrac. Maxwell, however, does have one more season on his deal. It has also become easier to find running backs who can contribute because the position has — based on NFL draft trends — become devalued. In the last five years, 19 cornerbacks have been selected in the first round, compared to just five running backs. If you look at the Pro Bowl rosters last year, five of the eight cornerbacks were first round draft picks while only one of the five running backs were.

Breaking down highly-touted QB prospect Paxton Lynch - CSN Philly
On its opening possession, an uptempo offense goes three-and-out after a receiver drops a sure first-down pass that hits him right in the hands. Sound familiar? No, it wasn't the 2015 Eagles. This is exactly how highly-touted prospect Paxton Lynch and the Memphis Tigers started their game against Temple last Saturday. It was far from Lynch's best performance, and the Tigers were beat up by the Owls in the trenches in a 31-12 loss. Even in an outing full of ugly stats, Lynch still managed to flash what makes him so special and why he has the potential to be shaking Roger Goodell's hand in April. If Chip Kelly is still in Philadelphia next season, Lynch would seem to fit what he likes to do as far as tempo. Given the way the Eagles are playing and what their record might be, they could have a shot at Lynch.

Burton Makes The Most Of Game Reps - PE.com
Trey Burton has come a long way since he was Mr. Everything at the University of Florida. Back then he played receiver, running back, quarterback and the Guy Who Had To Have The Ball for an offensively challenged Gators team. In the NFL, he had to learn a position. He’s done that well, becoming a tight end for the Eagles when he signed with the team following the 2014 NFL Draft. In Thursday’s loss at Detroit, Burton was a bit of a bright spot with his first two career receptions, the first of which gained 43 yards and set up the Eagles’ first touchdown to tie the game at 7-7 in the second quarter.

How do you stop Rob Gronkowski? - SB Nation
Rex Ryan and the Bills gave the Broncos and everyone else a recipe for preventing a Gronking to remember.

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