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Eagles News: Seahawks reporter says Seattle won't re-sign Byron Maxwell

Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 2/6/2015.

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Pencil in the Eagles to play the Patriots in the 2015 kickoff game - PhillyVoice
Each year, with the exception of the 2013 Ravens (who ran into some scheduling conflicts with the Orioles), the reigning Super Bowl winner has hosted the Thursday night NFL kickoff game against another marquee opponent. As Chris Chase of For the Win pointed out, the only two teams worth putting in that spot to face the Patriots in 2015 are the Steelers and Eagles.

More on the Front Office - Iggles Blitz
A few of you have asked questions or expressed concern about the front office. Can Chip Kelly and Ed Marynowitz really handle free agency and the draft? Can they do a good job of fixing problems and adding talent? Aren’t they just too young/inexperienced? They know college, but this is the NFL. Right? I was a strong advocate of the Eagles going after Chip Kelly when it became clear Andy Reid was headed out the door. I looked long and hard at coaches around the NFL and in college football. I felt the Eagles needed to take a chance on greatness if possible. Kelly jumped out at me the more I studied him. He reminded me a bit of a modern day version of Jimmy Johnson.

Eagles Offseason Outlook: Running Back - Birds 24/7
I don't think McCoy is going anywhere. He's still a productive player, and the Eagles do not have a suitable replacement for him on the team right now. The run game is the foundation of the offense, and getting rid of the best ball-carrier makes no sense. The best veterans on your roster are going to take up the most cap space. That's just how it works. But it's worth noting that McCoy's cap hit drops to a more manageable $8.85M in 2016 and $7.85M in 2017. The Eagles can cut ties with several different veterans or restructure contracts if they need to create cap space. With McCoy, they certainly can discuss a restructure that works for both sides. But I just don't see any reason to consider cutting ties with him.

Seahawks reporter: 'No way' Byron Maxwell is re-signed - CSN Philly
Byron Maxwell said during Super Bowl week that he felt like the prettiest girl at the dance. The Seahawks cornerback is set for free agency and looks like not just one of the top defensive backs on the market, but one of the top defensive players available overall. Cornerback is among the Eagles' biggest positions of need, making Maxwell a fit. But would Seattle let its emerging, 26-year-old cornerback walk without making a push to re-sign him? "We talked to Byron after the Super Bowl and we kind of felt like that's the last time we're gonna be talking to him,", Paul Silvi of King 5 news in Seattle said on CSN's Quick Slants Tuesday.

Will Eagles' Kelly be a team player? - Daily News
What we don't yet know, but are about to find out, is what kind of talent evaluator Kelly is. Many people assume that a good coach also is a good judge of football flesh. But the two don't necessarily go hand in hand. They're two very different jobs, two very different talents.

Revisiting Super Bowl XXXIX Emotions -
February 6, 2005, Jacksonville, Florida. It was a day that thrills and haunts to this day, and a Super Bowl game that I had never re-lived until now, until 10 years later with the pain still bubbling. Time now to watch the television broadcast of Super XXXIX for the first time ...

Darnell Dockett: NFL hypocrites on concussions, guaranteed contracts | The MMQB with Peter King
While the media obsesses over quiet players and PSI, the biggest problems in professional football go unnoticed. From concussions to non-guaranteed contracts, players are getting fed up with the league's rampant hypocrisy

Breaking Madden - SB Nation
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