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Eagles News: Marcus Mariota will not attend 2015 NFL Draft

Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 4/1/2015.

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A look at the recent injury histories of the guys the Eagles acquired or re-signed this offseason - PhillyVoice
Chip Kelly must reeeeaaaally believe in his sports science stuff, as the Eagles signed a mix of the most injury prone players in the NFL this offseason. Let's recap all the Eagles' signings, and take a look at their recent injury histories (in alphabetical order).

Marcus Mariota will not attend 2015 NFL Draft - Addicted to Quack
We've still got a month before the 2015 NFL Draft, so that means we get to scrutinize every possible aspect of Marcus Mariota and his draft stock. While there's no new developments on where he might end up, we now know where Mariota will be when his name is called on April 30 in Chicago.

Taking A Look at the Eagles Offense - Iggles Blitz
Obviously the key to all of this is having the right trigger-man. We’ve talked about Sam Bradford quite a bit. All we can do for now is speculate. If things go as Kelly envisions them, the offense will be even better. You’ll have a veteran QB with a strong and better accuracy running the show. He’ll get the ball to the open receivers and run the explosive attack at a high level. If things go as others fear, we’ll see Mark Sanchez on the field too often and being as erratic as he always has through his NFL career, meaning the offense is in trouble in critical situations. Time will tell on this.

The Philosophy and Evolution of the Eagles Run Game Part 11- Foles vs. Bradford; Same Old Scheme, Same Old Compromises - ChipWagon
The updated thinking goes that if Sam Bradford (or Mark Sanchez) is running the show, the defense will not respect him on the keeper and will happily give him 3-5 yards. In principle, this is absolutely correct but in reality, defenses rarely did that. Watch the Eagles film and 90% of the time you’ll see the defense respecting both Foles and Sanchez on the keeper. Looking ahead, I think the notion that defenses will simply give free yards to Bradford or Sanchez in Chip’s scheme is one of the biggest misconceptions around. NFL defensive coordinators are generally not in favor of giving up free yards. That said, while defenses will respect Foles or Sanchez, they absolutely will not overreact to the QB keeper and this has consequences on the overall scheme.

Eagles Wake-Up Call: Bradford And the Zone Read - Birds 24/7
The confusion here is in the read aspect of the play. It's relatively simple to identify the Eagles' zone runs, which they use over and over again throughout the course of a game. But on some plays, the quarterback is given the option to read the edge defender and keep the ball, while on other plays it's a straight give to the running back without a read. Kelly's numbers certainly seem low. In the first Cowboys game, for example, Mark Sanchez kept the ball on several zone-read plays. But again, there are instances when the QB hands it off, and it's difficult to tell if he's reading a defender or not.

Eagles sign multiyear radio broadcast rights agreement - Philadelphia Business Journal
The Philadelphia Eagles and CBS Radio have agreed to a multiyear extension of a broadcast partnership to air play-by-play coverage of all Eagles games on SportsRadio 94WIP. Financial terms and the length of the contract were not revealed but the new deal begins immediately. The agreement calls for all Eagles pre-season, regular season and post-season games to continue airing on WIP and includes new elements such as an HD Radio station devoted exclusively to the Eagles 24/7 with year-round programming. CBS Radio’s Philadelphia stations have aired the games since 1992. Games will air on WIP and the 11 station Eagles Radio Network across the region.

With new-look Eagles, pressure now on Kelly's sports science - CSN Philly
Eagles trainer Chris Peduzzi and sports science coordinator Shaun Huls should both march into Howie Roseman’s office this morning and demand raises. Because they might be the two most important guys in the organization this year.

Austin Here To Challenge At WR -
Add Miles Austin to the list of possibilities for the Eagles at wide receiver, and do so knowing that Austin adds experience, size and productivity to a group that is far from being a finished product.

The most intriguing receiver in the NFL Draft - SB Nation
He's not getting the attention that others are, but Arizona State's Jaelen Strong has the potential to be the best receiver in this year's draft class, according to retired NFL defensive end Stephen White.

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