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Updating the Eagles' pre-draft visits - PhillyVoice
According to a source, the Eagles "met extensively" with Colorado State-Pueblo defensive lineman Josh Bredl. According to that source, they also met with San Diego wide receiver Reggie Bell.
Some Draft Q&A - Iggles Blitz
The most frequent question was why I projected OL T.J. Clemmings at pick 20 instead of going with Jake Fisher? After all, Fisher is from Oregon and Chip Kelly loves his Ducks. Simply put, Clemmings is the better player. Beyond that, Clemmings is probably the better fit. The Eagles have a hole at RG. I think Clemmings would make a better OG than Fisher. Clemmings has never played the position, but his style fits. Fisher is more athlete than mauler. I think he’s better at OT. Fisher was a RG early in his career, but I don’t think he ever started there. He does have 2 years experience at RT and one at LT.
Failed Completions 2014 - Football Outsiders
The NFC East produced another interesting split with Mark Sanchez ranking third and Nick Foles ranking 32nd. Foles was also much more vertical with his passes than Sanchez in Chip Kelly's offense. Sam Bradford has been known for dinking and dunking in his career, but his St. Louis replacements, Shaun Hill and Austin Davis, finished in the top nine here.
Eagles Wake-Up Call: Bradford And the System - Birds 24/7
When Bradford won the Heisman Trophy in 2008, Oklahoma ran more offensive plays (1,089) than any other team in the country. He threw 50 touchdowns to eight interceptions that year, completing 68 percent of his throws. He appeared in just three games in '09 because of an injury to his throwing shoulder. The following offseason he was selected by the Rams No. 1 overall and went on to play under three different offensive coordinators in St. Louis (Pat Shurmur, Josh McDaniels, Brian Schottenheimer), none of whom ran a style that resembled the Sooners' attack as much as the Eagles' offense does.
Jerry Jones doesn't sound too happy Dallas Cowboys lost DeMarco Murray to Eagles - NJ.com
As he walked from one meeting room to another at the Arizona Biltmore during the NFL Owners Meetings, Dallas Cowboys Jerry Jones made it clear he wasn't too happy about running back DeMarco Murray going from his team to the divisional rival Eagles this offseason. "He's world class in every way," Jones said of Murray. "He will leave a big hole with the Cowboys. He's very much a competitor."
LeSean McCoy deal may not have been about money at all - CSN Philly
When Chip Kelly finally surfaced and explained the trade, he said the Eagles essentially got Kiko Alonso and Byron Maxwell for McCoy. Almost every decision, Kelly insisted, "is governed by money." He explained that the Eagles couldn’t "keep everybody" and "pay everybody" because the salary cap didn’t permit it. Kelly said money was "the biggest factor" with trading McCoy. That made sense — until it didn’t.
Meet The Prospect: G Ali Marpet - PE.com
At the Senior Bowl, where Marpet first emerged as a prospect of interest, the New York native proved that he could hang with the best that college football had to offer, holding up well in pass-protection drills throughout the week. At 6-4, 307, Marpet is likely slotted to be an interior lineman at the next level – he said at the Senior Bowl that teams have expressed an interest in Marpet for his likely ability to play four of five offensive line position, excluding left tackle. Despite not playing guard in college, Marpet did not miss a beat in holding up against the beefiest of defensive linemen at the Senior Bowl.
Connor Barwin’s Small-ish, Expensive Condo is For Sale - Crossing Broad
Connor Barwin is moving up in the world. His salary this year will come in at $6,400,000, up from $4,300,000 last season, and that’s letting the everyman (likely) get himself a nicer place. So, he’s selling his relatively small, $1.25 million condo at 1800 Pine St. in Rittenhouse. The sale listing on Philly.com details the 2232 sq. ft. space.
What's happening at the NFL annual meetings? - SB Nation
The NFL moves at a glacial pace. It seems unlikely that owners will kill off the PAT completely, not now at any rate. There is a proposal from the Patriots (activist NFL teams, smh) that would move the ball back to the 15-yard line, making it less automatic. The Colts want to make extra points really crazy.
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