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Eagles paying more attention to the OL: Updating their pre-draft visits - PhillyVoice
The Eagles currently have very athletic interior offensive linemen who do a great job sealing off holes with technique, getting to the second level, and getting out into open space out in front of receivers and backs in the screen game. What the Eagles don't have is a guy who can physically move defensive linemen against their own will. Collins can be that type of guy.

Another QB to Consider - Iggles Blitz
Grayson played at Colorado State and had an outstanding Senior season. He went to the Senior Bowl and was the best QB down there, although he wasn’t facing murderer’s row. Grayson has NFL talent, but I’ve gone back and forth on whether I like him or not. I watch one game and don’t like him. Then I watch another and I feel differently. He throws a good deep ball. He makes some good throws over the middle in traffic. He shows good accuracy and seems to be a smart decision-maker. He’s not reckless, but will take some chances. Grayson had a good workout at his Pro Day, but I didn’t see that athleticism on the field with any consistency.

Draft Daily: ASU Safety Damarious Randall - Birds 24/7
From a scheme fit perspective, Randall looks like a good option. He has man cover skills, something the Eagles find attractive, and some see him as a cornerback. But how likely is he to be the answer at safety? And where might he go off the board? We take a look.

Eagle Eye: WRs Who Win Big And Small -
The evolution of the wide receiver position in the NFL is fascinating to me, particularly over the last 10 to 15 years. It used to be common knowledge that the receiver position owned perhaps the biggest first-round "bust rate" in the draft on an annual basis. If you go back and look at some of the classes even in the early 2000s, that was absolutely the case. 2005 saw Braylon Edwards, Troy Williamson, Mike Williams, Matt Jones and Mark Clayton all go off the board in the first round, none of whom lived up to those expectations. 2004 featured (after Larry Fitzgerald) Roy Williams, Reggie Williams, Lee Evans, Mike Clayton and Michael Jenkins as early selections. I could keep going with this, but you get the general idea.

Westbrook skeptical that McCoy didn't fit Chip's system - Inquirer
Westbrook speculated that McCoy initial's contact came quicker on carries last season than in 2013. He was correct - McCoy rushed for 51 percent of his yards before contact last season, according to Pro Football Focus, which was a 2.5 percent decrease from 2013. But, if that's the metric used, then the Eagles should be encouraged by Murray, who rushed for only 46 percent of his yards before contact.

Gargano to join 97.5 The Fanatic for new morning show -
The new show, rumored to begin before the end of April, will reportedly replace ESPN’s "Mike and Mike" show, co-hosted by Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic. The Fanatic has been an ESPN affiliate since 2009, and there’s no word yet if they’ll lose that status if they make a change.

NFL Draft Wish List, Part 2 | Grantland
Finally, a chance to write about the Eagles this offseason! Philadelphia’s dramatic roster turnover under Chip Kelly has left new quarterback Sam Bradford with little in the way of receiving options. The Eagles can expect more out of Zach Ertz, Jordan Matthews, and Josh Huff as they mature, but unless Kelly is counting on a bounce-back season from Riley Cooper or Miles Austin, the Eagles will need to add a wideout early in this year’s draft.

NFL Draft Alternates: Six Cases When Picking Production Over Promise Will Make Sense This Year - Grantland
We’ve singled out six players whose projected draft status far exceeds their college accomplishments, and have suggested an alternative who will be available for a much lower price.

Former Bill Brad Smith visits One Bills Drive -
The Bills welcomed a familiar face for a free agent visit at One Bills Drive Tuesday.

Browns unveil new Nike uniforms - SB Nation
The team showcased nine different uniform combinations, consisting of three uniform jerseys to be paired with three pants. The color combos are brown, orange and white. While sticking to the traditional Cleveland colors, the updated uniforms have quite a different look with striping around the shoulders and a new number font. Here are the nine color combinations:

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