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Source: Chip Kelly working out FCS star wideout R.J. Harris - CSN Philly
On Saturday, the Eagles coach trekked to his former stomping grounds, New Hampshire, to check out an obscure former college receiver who’s catching the attention of several NFL teams. Kelly, according to a source close to the situation, worked out R.J. Harris, a 6-foot, 201-pound senior from Maryland who caught 310 career passes at FCS powerhouse New Hampshire for 4,328 yards and 36 touchdowns.

Florida's Burton Bros. looking to share success in NFL - FCN
A family producing two college football players is impressive, but the Burtons of Venice (Fla.) are hoping to have two NFL players at family reunions come May. Both former Florida Gator tight ends, Clay and Trey Burton, hope to share the success they had in Gainesville in the NFL. Leaning on each other, the pair of brothers seem destined to be on training camp rosters in the Fall.

Podcast: Debating the Miles Austin signing, and some draft options at 20th overall - PhillyVoice
Last night, Tommy Lawlor of and I recorded a podcast for Liberty Broadcast Co. I can say conservatively that it is the finest 45 minutes of radio in the history of mankind. We touched on a variety of topics, including...

Why Mike Mayock Feels Mariota Is Best QB In Draft - Daily News
But last week, even before Winston’s former attorney, David Cornwell, acknowledged that the 2013 Heisman Trophy winner wasn’t ready "off the field’’ to be an NFL player, Mayock had a change of heart and moved Mariota ahead of Winston. Winston had a solid Pro Day workout two weeks ago. So that had little to do with Mayock bumping him down below Mariota. So what did?

Bengals to keep Cedric Peerman after Eagles showed interest - PFT
The Bengals didn’t seem to be in a hurry to declare their intentions for Cedric Peerman, at least until he found an option. According to Paul Dehner of the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Bengals are expected to re-sign the veteran running back later today. Peerman recently visited the Eagles, despite their spending a pile of money on front-line backs DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews.

Before Polamalu, There Was Dawkins -
Troy Polamalu announced his retirement this week from the NFL after a sterling 12-year career, one that should result in the safety being placed in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. But Polamalu's farewell should serve as a reminder that there is another safety who deserves a call to the Hall first. Brian Dawkins. Dawkins remains arguably the most beloved Eagle of all time as he just won the first-ever Bird Bracket, a fan vote celebrating the best current and former players in team history. But Dawkins changed the way the league viewed the safety position.

Redskins know they need more than DeSean Jackson to produce - ESPN
The Redskins certainly could use more help -- and more players to produce like Jackson. In the past, his big plays usually meant wins: From 2010-13, the Eagles were 16-4 when he scored a touchdown and 9-4 when he surpassed 100 yards. Last year, the Redskins were 0-6 when he scored and 2-5 when he went over 100.

Too many men on the field? NFL hires first woman ref, joins the war on masculinity - SB Nation
Ok, now that there closed I want you to envision a scenario- its 4th and inches in the 4th quater of the Superbowl, Andrew Luck takes the snap, hands it to Frank Gore who gets hit in the backfield and the whistle blows  before his knee touches the ground then he fumbles and JJ Watt returns the ball 99 yards for a TD. But it doesnt count, because the referee blew the play dead before Gore was tackled. Now open your eyes and think about the dumbass ref who just literally blew the Superbowl.

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