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Eagles News: Philip Rivers in Philadelphia?

Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 3/23/2015.

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5 places Philip Rivers could play if he bolts the Chargers - CBS
You think Sam Bradford is a good theoretical fit for Chip Kelly's offense? Rivers would light up the NFL if he was placed in Kelly's system. Despite his unconventional mechanics, Rivers has as quick a release as there is in the NFL and last year was the most accurate quarterback in the NFL with less than 2.5 seconds to work in the NFL (76.6 percent according to Pro Football Focus; he had the 15th-most drop backs in the league). Rivers is one of the most cerebral quarterbacks in the league, an excellent deep-ball passer and fully capable of working with less than the highest-end weapons. Yes it would be weird for someone from Decatur, Alabama to choose Philly after refusing to play in LA. No offense to cheesesteaks.

Fan-Demonium: Mock Draft, Version 1.0 -
First round (No. 20 overall): OL T.J. Clemmings, Pitt
Second round (No. 52 overall): WR Nelson Agholor, USC
Third round (No. 84 overall): S Damarious Randall, Arizona State
Fourth round: CB Eric Rowe, Utah
Fifth round: OL Mitch Morse, Missouri
Fifth round: WR Vince Mayle, Washington State
Sixth round: QB Bryan Bennett, Southeastern Louisiana
Seventh round: LB Obum Gwacham, Oregon State

Chuck Bednarik, a legend - Daily News
We see so much today, see so much and know so much, that it is impossible not to notice the flaws. It is the downside of our sporting culture. It has never been a better time to be a fan of the game and the spectacle but, at the same time, it has never been harder to manufacture a hero. A celebrity, yes, but not a hero. Maybe that’s better -- because they were never heroes after all, not really. And while everybody always knew that -- you know, if they were thinking at all -- and while "hero" might not even be the right word, the distance that used to exist between fan and athlete nurtured a mystery that was so, so powerful. The best athletes are more famous today but the best athletes back-when had a greater hold over the imagination.

Frank Gore backed out of Eagles' deal because they didn't have a 'great' quarterback -
"When I knew I wasn't going back to the 49ers, my first option was I wanted to be with a great quarterback," Gore said. "I feel that you have to have a great quarterback to have a chance. (Andrew) Luck is a young quarterback and he does everything. He can throw. He can run. He's physical. He's a leader."

Chip Kelly gets delayed start on rebuild - ESPN
That sounds quite a bit like Kelly’s agenda for the past couple of weeks. He did a teardown of his offense, removing the quarterback, running back and the top wide receiver. He parted ways with pricy veterans like Todd Herremans, Trent Cole and Cary Williams. And he brought in Sam Bradford, who has a chance to be his cornerstone quarterback, along with DeMarco Murray, Byron Maxwell and Ryan Mathews. But Kelly is just beginning his makeover of the team after two seasons. That’s a little peculiar.

Mosher's Mailbag: Will Eagles move Sam Bradford? - CSN Philly
Gut feeling? I think Sam Bradford is the Eagles’ quarterback in 2015, and possibly beyond. There are tons of Bradford trade theories out there, and apparently plenty of folks around the NFL aren’t convinced that Chip Kelly really plans to forge ahead with him, but the evidence sure seems to point to Bradford's sticking around. I think Kelly decided in the offseason that Nick Foles wasn’t the best fit for his scheme and needed another option in case his uphill climb pursuit of Marcus Mariota didn’t pan out.

Undrafted Free Agent Targets For Eagles - Eagles Addict
Every year at the end of the NFL draft every team grabs a handful of NFL hopefuls and add them to the rosters. These are all players that did things well in college, but for whatever reason, just weren’t up to standards on earning a draft pick. Currently on the roster the Philadelphia Eagles employ Trey Burton on special teams who was an UDFA last year. So, who’s this years Trey Burton? I have a list of players I’ll be keeping an eye on I think can make an impact in the NFL, but for several reasons I think will either be drafted in round 7 or slip through the cracks and be our gold!

The Family Hour recaps NFL free agency - SB Nation
SB Nation's NFL podcast -- featuring Stephen White, Danny Kelly and Ryan Van Bibber -- breaks down the best and worst from free agency, looks at potential rule changes and discusses Chris Borland's retirement.

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