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Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 4/3/2015.

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Eagles hosted (or will host) three more big name pre-draft visits - PhillyVoice
If the Eagles' pre-draft visits are any indication, they are going to be selecting a wide receiver very early. Of the 13 pre-draft visits so far, five of them have been wide receivers, four of whom are projected to be drafted in the first three rounds, and a fifth (Conley) who might sneak in there.

Wake-Up Call: Roseman’s Role In Negotiations - Birds 24/7
Based on that statement, you're right Chris. If Roseman's handling the cap and contracts, then the criticism over how the Eagles are utilizing some of their finances should be directed towards him. But there's a problem with this theory: It's extremely difficult to envision a scenario where Kelly gives Roseman even an ounce of power in these negotiations. The bottom line here is that Kelly is picking the players. My guess is that when he targets someone, the braintrust comes up with a reasonable number for how much the team is willing to pay. As long as the contract falls in line with that number, it's on Roseman to get something done.

What Will Happen At Safety? - Iggles Blitz
The Eagles went hard after free agent Devin McCourty. He proved to be a complete traitor by re-signing with the evil Patriots. If you can’t convince a man to leave his friends and teammates by throwing money at him, you have to wonder what kind of a world we really live in. Since Traitor McCourty turned his back on the innocent children of Philadelphia, who dreamed of having a star FS for the first time since 2008, the Eagles are now faced with the task of figuring out what to do at Safety. Malcolm Jenkins is a good player, but the spot opposite of him is more open than DeSean Jackson being covered by Bradley Fletcher.

Strong work ethic defines Eagles' Barwin - Daily News
To Eagles fans, Barwin is the outside linebacker with the hipster haircut who notched an NFC-high 14 1/2 sacks last season and made his first Pro Bowl. (Asked whether fans recognize him around town, Barwin said, "Not if I'm wearing a hat.") In terms of results so far, he probably ranks as the top acquisition of the Chip Kelly era, having arrived in 2013 as a free-agent signee from the Houston Texans, who drafted him in the second round in 2009.

If Landon Collins is gone, will Eagles start Earl Wolff at safety? - NJ.com
The Eagles have hit on plenty of their targets this offseason, such as cornerback Byron Maxwell and running back DeMarco Murray. Their one miss, however, might end up being a big one.

Malcolm Jenkins Discusses The Offseason Moves - PE.com
Safety Malcolm Jenkins talks about the departure of Nick Foles, and also explains how he understands Chip Kelly's philosophy toward building the team ...

The 2010 NFL Draft changed everything - SB Nation
Even Bradford's hot start in 2013, prior to his season-ending ACL tear, was not enough for St. Louis to stay committed. They reportedly tried to restructure his deal prior to this upcoming season and after getting pushback on that from Bradford's camp, they decided to go in another direction, trading him to the Eagles for Nick Foles. It's a bold move for St. Louis, who apparently got offers of a first-round pick for Bradford but preferred to go with a guy they've been high on for some time in Foles. In one fell swoop, the futures of two teams changed drastically. It's inarguable that quarterback is the most important position the football field, and the Rams and Eagles are two teams to watch in 2015 because of this trade.

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