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Eagles News: Sam Bradford still has a limp

Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 5/29/2015.

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Eagles OTA practice notes, May 28, 2015: The first glimpses of the new guys - PhillyVoice
Quasi-GM Ed Marynowitz was involved in practice. He threw passes to defensive backs during interception drills. Marynowitz used to be a QB for La Salle.

Will Bradford be ready? For now, Sanchez is the man - Inquirer
Bradford wore a large brace around his left knee Thursday. He was the only player who did not participate in conditioning warm-ups. He threw only during individual drills. He jogged without a limp in between the drills, but when he walked off the field after practice he was clearly favoring his left leg. Maybe it was the heavy brace. Maybe it wasn't. But if Bradford isn't participating in seven-on-seven drills next week, as Kelly said he expected him to, or if he isn't taking 11-on-11 repetitions by minicamp in mid-June, or if he isn't ready by training camp in early August, then how ready will he be learning a new offense in a short time? More important, where will he be mentally?

Bradford Slowly Working His Way Back - Birds 24/7
The 27-year-old is now nine months removed from ACL surgery, and acknowledged that it has been slower-going compared to the first time he ruptured the left knee in 2013. Have there been any setbacks? The Inquirer reported that Bradford did not participate in practice for a week shortly after the start of Phase 2 of the spring workouts earlier this month. "I think that was part of the plan. I don't think it was necessarily a scale back," he said. "I think they wanted to push it and see how it responded. It responded well and they knew that it could handle it but then we just took it back because we had an extra amount of time."

Eagles players respond to LeSean McCoy's race comments - CSN Philly
Not far from where Murray was laughing off the comments with a circle of reporters, Zach Ertz addressed the same issue. He didn’t seem to think it was quite so funny. The tight end said he doesn’t know how McCoy’s remarks "could have any justification" and added that the Eagles have a lot of "talented African American players." Ertz noted that the Eagles replaced McCoy with Murray, and he cited Malcolm Jenkins as a talented black player. So did Jason Kelce. "It upsets me that our team has to deal with those comments," Kelce said. "It upsets me that it’s just another distraction to put in front of the guys who all bought in and are doing things the right way."

Learning Day - Iggles Blitz
Allen Barbre is playing LG with Evan Mathis skipping the voluntary OTAs. Matt Tobin is one of several guys playing RG. This is interesting to me. Mathis is expected to be the LG this year. Barbre would then play RG. Why not let him spend as much time as possible there this summer so he can get as comfortable as possible? Every rep is a chance to work on footwork, technique and things like that. Does this mean Tobin could win the RG job? Or does this mean something could happen with Mathis and the starting OGs could be Barbre and Tobin? You don’t want to read too much into something like this, but it does seem interesting to me.

Despite rule change, Eagles will not try more 2-point conversions - The 700 Level
The Philadelphia Eagles are not going to abandon extra point tries in favor of the two-point conversion simply because the NFL moved the kick back. That kind of seems like it goes without saying, or at least it should have. However, Chip Kelly was asked about the rule change regarding the two-point play at OTAs on Thursday, and the head coach confirmed there will be no difference in philosophy.

Sanchez: Everyone Wants To Be The Starter -
Entering the 2014 season, Mark Sanchez had completed 55.1 percent of his 1,867 career pass attempts. He finished all four of his seasons with the New York Jets with completion percentages between 53 and 57 percent. Then, in 2015 with the Eagles, Sanchez's efficiency spiked to the tune of a 64.1 completion percentage, while his yards per attempt also jumped from a career 6.5 mark to 7.8 in 2015. And, as Sanchez described following Thursday's Organized Team Activity, "that was with a crappy arm."

Chip Kelly is not crazy. He has a plan for Philly. - SB Nation
Let’s explore the insane theory that maybe he’s not a genius or a madman, but rather just someone doing smart, sensible things.

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