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Eagles News: Tim Tebow has a real shot to make Philadelphia's roster

Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 5/4/2015.

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Let's meet the Eagles' undrafted free agents - PhillyVoice
The highest rated player (by CBS, anyway) is Eagles' UDFA class is Devante Davis, who has a nearly identical height-weight combination (6'3, 220) as Riley Cooper. Davis only played eight game in 2013, but in a full season in 2014 he had 87 catches for 1290 yards and 14 TDs.

Draft Wrap - Iggles Blitz
The Eagles didn’t land Marcus Mariota, but also passed on mid-round QBs. They didn’t even sign an undrafted QB. This is good news for Matt Barkley and Tim Tebow. They are battling for the #3 job. There is no QB of the future to push them out. I really thought Kelly would want someone to develop behind Sam Bradford. It sure seems that Matt Barkley isn’t part of the long terms plans anymore. Bradford is the present and future for now. While that is a scary statement, this is a situation of Chip Kelly’s  choosing. He is going to do everything in his power to make this work.

Chip Kelly: Eagles didn't sign Tim Tebow just to have him practice -
Maybe Tim Tebow has a shot to make the Eagles after all. Speaking on the NFL Network, Eagles head coach Chip Kelly refuted statements made by quarterback Mark Sanchez last month that Tebow was signed solely as a practice arm. "No. I think everybody here that we bring to our organization is here to compete for a job. That's what Timmy is going to do," Kelly said. "He's an unbelievable competitor."

The Eagles may not be better, but they're definitely different - Inquirer
Regardless of how you felt about Andy Reid as a coach and talent evaluator, the former Eagles coach used to say two things that were undeniably true: Every year is different and We'll see. Big Red is long gone, but those truths have never been more evident than during Chip Kelly's first offseason as the Eagles' chief executive of final decisions.

Mayock, Kiper On Rowe And Hicks - Birds 24/7
"One of my favorite players in the draft. Almost 6-1, 205, Eric Rowe played free safety for three years before kicking over to corner this year. He's got length and cover skills, he's a top-50 pick all day long, and Charles, we both felt like this was a guy that could line up outside as a matchup guy against some of those big wide receivers in today's NFL, but also kick inside on the tight ends like [Rob] Gronkowski."

Chip Kelly's 1st draft with total control a smooth operation - CSN Philly
Chip Kelly didn’t mention Howie Roseman by name. He didn’t have to. When Kelly discussed the Eagles’ new front office structure and how seamlessly the process worked during his first draft with total control of personnel, everybody who was paying attention had a pretty good hunch who he was talking about.

49ers pick up a pair of 2016 draft picks - PFT
The Eagles came away with the highest future pick, snagging a 2016 third-rounder from Detroit for a 2015 fourth-round pick. However, the Lions are likely to get a 2016 third-rounder as a compensatory pick after losing defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh in free agency.

5 Takeaways From Kelly's Post-Draft Presser -
Only one of the Eagles' six draft picks came on the offensive side of the ball, and it was their first-round pick, wide receiver Nelson Agholor. That meant the Eagles did not draft an offensive linemen, a position at which Kelly knows the Eagles have been looking in terms of building up its future. Kelly acknowledged that the Eagles had their eyes on a number of offensive linemen in the draft, but weren't lucky enough to snag their targets for a number of reasons. "There were guys that we really wanted in this draft, but in each round they were taken before we had the opportunity to take them. We were going to stick to our board," Kelly explained.

How much is an NFL running back really worth? - SB Nation
Evin Demirel digs into the data to understand why the NFL doesn't value marquee running backs like it used to and the two rookies who could break that trend.

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