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Eagles News: Greg Hardy signs with Dallas Cowboys

Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 3/19/2015.

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What they're saying: 'WHEEEEEL ... OF... TEBOOOOOW!' - PhillyVoice
The Eagles tried to trade Barkley last offseason and didn't get any takers, or at least they didn't get any offers they liked. They aren't getting anything for Barkley this time around. Mayyyybe they can package him with a 7 to get a 6, but nobody is just going to give up a pick for him, straight up. It feels like the Eagles have moved on from him, so teams can just wait until the Eagles cut him.

Smart Move - Iggles Blitz
The Eagles have lost some really good people this offseason. Trent Cole, Todd Herremans and Jeremy Maclin were good players and team leaders. They were the kind of guys you want to build the team around. The Eagles decided to go with younger options over Cole and Herremans. Maclin simply cost too much. Today the Eagles rewarded OLB Connor Barwin by restructuring his deal and giving him a raise.

Three-And-Out: Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down - Birds 24/7
The issue to me is what the Eagles gave up. Not only did they take on Bradford's salary, which carries a cap hit of $12.895 million, but they also included a 2016 second-round pick. The Eagles' last four second-round picks have been Jordan Matthews, Zach Ertz, Mychal Kendricks and Vinny Curry. In other words, that pick has a lot of value. One of my concerns with the Chip Kelly-Ed Marynowitz partnership is that neither guy has experience negotiating deals and assessing the market. Kelly said the Eagles did not have discussions about Foles with any other teams. Did the Eagles do their due diligence in finding the best deal? Or did the just decide they wanted Bradford and cave to the Rams' demands?

How injuries launched Chip Kelly's offseason spree - Inquirer
Chip Kelly likes to say that durability is the best ability. A lack of durability can sometimes lead to affordability. When a player becomes available, it's up to the team acquiring him to try to figure out why. In recent weeks, Kelly has often found that answer to be health.

Will Eagles trade for Marcus Mariota? Who will be traded next? Biggest need in draft? | Eagles Mailbag  -
Speaking of the inside linebacker position, one player to keep an eye on for a surprise starting job is Najee Goode. Goode was having an impressive preseason, and was thought of very highly by the coaches last season before suffering a season-ending pectoral injury in the team's Week 1 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. If Kendricks isn't back, and Ryans is still recovering from his injury, Goode could be your Week 1 starter next to Alonso.

Meet The Prospect: CB Marcus Peters -
The string of talented players with potential character concerns continues with the focus on former Washington cornerback Marcus Peters. Peters has the size everyone seems to covet these days with his 6-0, 197-pound frame and he is said to be one of the more physical press corners in the draft class. Though he ran a disappointing 4.53-second 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine, Peters showed the ability to run with receivers downfield during his time on the field with the Huskies. His 11 interceptions over three seasons prove that he also has a nose for the ball.

No, the Eagles are not a finished product, but… - The 700 Level
True, the Eagles as they stand today are not a finished product. Nobody is predicting wins and losses yet. Nobody is saying Kelly can’t plug anymore leaks between now and opening day. The draft or unforeseen trades could very well provide answers to some of the pressing issues that are currently facing the roster. That being said, we’re past the point in the offseason where there are guaranteed solutions to any of the Birds’ problems. The quality free agents have all been snapped up. It’s impossible to forecast a trade that brings additional veteran talent to Philly. And as the old cliché constantly reminds us, the draft is a crapshoot—you certainly can’t count on coming away with immediate contributors.

Greg Hardy Signs One-Year Deal With Cowboys - BTB
The Dallas Cowboys have been patient all along but steadfast in their attempt to improve on their defense. The biggest need has arguably been filled with their newest acquisition.

Please have pity on 49ers fans - SB Nation
Internet comment sections are a fascinating culture, in the science class sense. Introduce a stimulus, and watch the ideas and emotion grow and branch like hungry germs, ending only when everything has been consumed. Eventually, even the trolls run out of fuel, but what they leave in their wake can reveal the temperature of a fanbase. Let's use Niners Nation as an example.

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