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Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 5/30/2015.

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Envisioning an Eagles OL without Evan Mathis - PhillyVoice
Mathis reached out to me to say that his "deez nuts" tweet was not in response to Chip Kelly's comments. He did not appreciate the "[redacted] sensationalist attempt at connecting a deez nuts tweet to a random line from a Chip Kelly presser." He also pondered whether a poop he took on 9/11 caused 9/11.

Brandon Boykin, Casey Hayward lead top slot cornerbacks -
At 5'10" and 185 pounds, Boykin doesn't fit Kelly's prototype of a starting outside cornerback, but that's less relevant in the grand scheme of things, because Boykin—like all the best slot corners—provides more value from more spaces.

Eagles' Alonso ready to go, earlier than expected - Inquirer
"I honestly didn't think I'd be doing this much," Alonso said. "I've just been going on how I feel, and it's feeling really good." Unbridled optimism is a rite of May in the NFL, but there's evidence it's well-founded with Alonso. He's not even wearing a brace on his knee. It was hard to tell that he missed a year.

Tim Tebow Working To Improve - Birds 24/7
Tebow's mechanics did seem to be a bit improved and he was pretty accurate on his short and intermediate throws Thursday. But he was at times deliberate in his decision-making and delivery. During seven-on-seven drills, Tebow often held on to the ball for several beats too long before eventually deciding to check down or take off. One of his passes ended up being tipped and intercepted by seventh-round pick Brian Mihalik.

Evan Mathis definite to return eventually? Maybe not - CSN Philly
But the sight of projected starter Allen Barbre working at left guard in OTAs instead of right guard, where the Eagles have a definite hole to fill, suggests that Mathis might not be around when the season begins. Eagles center Jason Kelce didn’t exactly echo a sentiment that Mathis was a slam dunk to come back.

Mark Sanchez won't dare take the Tebow name in vain - The 700 Level
As many Eagles fans wondered just how Tebow could be effectively used on the Birds, Chip set the record straight right from the start. Tebow is a quarterback. End of discussion. But others were asked about Tebow, including the starting quarterback for much of last season Mark Sanchez. He's been around Tebow in the past so he'd surely have some interesting things to say, right? Not exactly.

Bradford Making Right Kind Of Progress -
First, some perspective: On first the day that the Eagles opened their Organized Team Activities to the media, an unofficial 105 reporters, cameras and erstwhile information gatherers watched from the sidelines, a number nearly three times high than a normal busy, crazy, fun afternoon.

Is Pete Carroll a hair thief? - SB Nation
This is how the Seahawks coach stays so vibrant.

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