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Eagles News: Could Marcus Mariota fall to No. 20?

Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 3/13/2015.

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Brett Hundley met with Eagles for private workout - BGN

Timeline: A recap of the Eagles' gains and losses this offseason - PhillyVoice
We're not even a full three days deep into the official start of free agency, and the Eagles' roster has changed drastically. I cover the team full time, and it's difficult even for me to remember all the moves they've made this offseason, so let's recap what they've done. Here's a visual aid of the players the Eagles have gained and lost, in stick figure form.

Conway: After pro day, Marcus Mariota will fall to Eagles in draft -
"I have a feeling, especially after this pro day, that Marcus Mariota will fall to No. 20 and Chip Kelly will get exactly what he wants," NFL Media analyst Curtis Conway said on NFL Network's "Path to the Draft." "When I look at the teams that are drafting before the Eagles, I don't see a need at quarterback. They need things at different positions, and there's no way I would draft a quarterback who I think would have to sit for a couple of years."

RBs ‘r Us - Iggles Blitz
The Eagles signed DeMarco Murray today. And Ryan Mathews. I think I predicted that a few weeks back. Or maybe not. Okay, no man or machine in the known universe had any idea this was coming. Chip Kelly continues to surprise us. He now has Sam Bradford handing the ball to a 2-headed monster of Murray and Mathews, while throwing to Darren Sproles on 3rd down. Crazy.

Chip Explains: Plan Was Always To Add Two Backs - Birds 24/7
According to Chip Kelly, this was always part of the plan. When the Eagles dealt LeSean McCoy to the Bills for Kiko Alonso, they determined their best approach to replace his production was to add multiple ball-carriers. The names at the top of their list? Frank Gore, DeMarco Murray and Ryan Matthews.

How Chip Kelly rebuilt Eagles and stuck it to Dallas - Inquirer
We are seeing now what Chip Kelly truly believes, and what he is willing to do to get the football team that he wants, and it is utterly enthralling. The Eagles on Thursday signed DeMarco Murray - the NFL's leading rusher in 2014, arguably the most valuable player on the Dallas Cowboys last season - and they signed former San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews even after speculation that they had scuttled a handshake deal with him to create room for Murray on the roster and under the salary cap. This is fun. This is fascinating. This doesn't require Marcus Mariota to be the most interesting story in the NFL.

From T.O. to Dream Team, this Eagles offseason tops them all - CSN Philly
In one week, the Eagles’ starting running back went from LeSean McCoy to Frank Gore to Ryan Mathews to DeMarco Murray. (And they still have Mathews.) In one week, the Eagles’ starting quarterback went from Nick Foles to perhaps Mark Sanchez to maybe Sam Bradford to still maybe Marcus Mariota. In one week, the Eagles’ best wide receiver went from Jeremy Maclin to ... well, we’re still waiting for an answer on that one. This is one of the most bizarre, unpredictable, surreal offseasons in Eagles history.

Options Enticing With Star Group At RB -
If you thought the Eagles played it fast in the first two seasons of the Chip Kelly Era, well, the idea is that there is another gear to hit. And to hit that gear, the Eagles need to roll through their running backs, and to have a three-pronged attack featuring DeMarco Murray, Ryan Mathews and Darren Sproles is absolutely ideal …

Assessing best and worst-case scenarios for the Eagles. |
Many NFL observers are rightly skeptical about the moves Chip Kelly has made recently in the trade and free agent market. But before we declare him officially insane, let's take a closer look on how all this could shake out next season.

The 10 Worst Free-Agent Deals (So Far) | Grantland
Eagles make the list once, but the Giants get on 3 times!

Saints willing to trade almost entire team - SB Nation
The Saints bolstered the running game by signing running back Mark Ingram to a four-year extension and taking one of the best run-blocking centers in football, Max Unger, from the Seahawks. Those moves, coupled with reports that the team is trying to trade wide receiver Kenny Stills, suggest that New Orleans may be trying to make over its pass-happy, Brees-heavy identity.

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