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An Oral History of the Frank Gore Era - BGN
This was really good.
Former GM Charley Casserly identifies Browns as mystery 'No. 1 pick for Bradford' team - PhillyVoice
While discussing his mock draft, Casserly casually noted, "I'm looking at Cleveland, the information I have is that they offered a one for Sam Bradford, OK, so clearly they're aggressive in trying to get a quarterback. They've got two one's. (They) can't be sold on what (they've) got. I think they'll be aggressive in the draft." So there you go -- It was the Browns. Unless everyone is lying.
Gotta Let Chip Be Chip - Iggles Blitz
The fact Chip is making the right kind of moves does not mean they are the right moves. Only time will tell on that front. The Sam Bradford deal has grown on me, but it could still end up not working out. Then you’ve got Mark Sanchez starting and you’re out a 2016 pick. I think you can really see where there would have been issues between Howie and Chip as you think about these moves. Howie was an aggressive GM, but was also pretty conventional. He also was value-oriented. Chip is not focused on getting maximum return from his deals. He wants his players.
Kelly: Everyone Discussed As a Trade Chip - Birds 24/7
At the end of Chip Kelly’s press conference Thursday, he was asked about reports that the Eagles are looking to deal left guard Evan Mathis. Kelly didn’t confirm or deny the reports, but his response provided some further insight into what’s been a hectic offseason.
Even after their busy week, Eagles still have work to do - Inquirer
The Eagles have only $6.7 million in cap space remaining, according to an NFL source. The space they had was mostly swallowed up by the additions of Murray, Sam Bradford, Byron Maxwell, Ryan Mathews, Walter Thurmond, and Kiko Alonso, plus re-signing Brandon Graham and Mark Sanchez.
The Chip Kelly Gamble - Grantland
This is where the Chip Kelly bandwagon makes a sudden stop on the hard shoulder and half of the occupants wander off in a daze. Thursday became the day when you were either all in with Chip or wondering why you ever had been. Paying Byron Maxwell like he’s Deion Sanders was aggressive and desperate, but understandable for a team that had no cornerbacks. Trading for Sam Bradford was worrisome, but you can understand a team with no quarterbacks taking a risk on a passer who might be a buy-low candidate.
Meet The Prospect: OL Jake Fisher - PE.com
There may be no prospect in this year’s NFL Draft who better profiles as a potential selection for the Eagles than offensive lineman Jake Fisher. Position of need? Check. Played for Chip Kelly? Check. Requisite athleticism? Check. A standout tight end in high school, Fisher moved to the offensive line at Oregon, earning playing time as a reserve tackle and guard as a true freshman. He took over as the starting right tackle the following year, Kelly’s final season as head coach of the Ducks. After playing right tackle again as a junior, Fisher moved to left tackle in 2014, earning All-Pac 12 honors and a third-team All-America nod. He was considered a leader for the Oregon offense.
NFL free agency: The biggest Ponzi scheme in American labor - SB Nation
Folks, it was a aboslute hell of a NFL Free Agency week. I don't know about all of you but I couldn't keep track of who was coming or going, but now that the dust has settled a little bit, it's time where I can really dig my teeth in and give you some analysis on all of the new signings and trades. So without further adue, here are your Free Agency Winners and Losers.
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