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Eagles News: Zach Ertz says Sam Bradford has a stronger arm than Michael Vick, Nick Foles, and Andrew Luck

Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 5/8/2015.

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What they're (not?) saying: Is Mychal Kendricks in the Eagles' plans? - PhillyVoice
As pointed out by the great "The Guy," there's a very interesting omission from Spadaro's linebacker write-up. In SAT reading comprehension style, we'll give you multiple choice options of which player does not appear: A) Brad Jones B) Najee Goode C) Travis Long D) Mychal Kendricks The answer can be found at the end of this post.

Zach Ertz: Luck, Vick, Foles ... Sam Bradford's arm the strongest - CSN Philly
"We’ve been throwing for the past three weeks and I can honestly say I’ve thrown with Andrew, Nick and other guys, and I don’t think I’ve thrown with a guy who has a stronger arm than Sam Bradford," Ertz said. "He hasn’t been able to really truly get his full legs underneath him. But the ball still comes out effortlessly, and it’s a lot of fun to run routes with him."

Eagles Wake Up Call: Kiper, McShay Bullish On Chip - Birds 24/7
"What I do love about Chip is he's committed to what he's doing," said McShay. "He's not going to let public outside opinion sway what he's doing and really up until the last few months, its been about getting the right guys in place and every time I talk to Chip, the phrase, 'guys that buy in,' he brings it up every time I talk to him and just wanting to make sure he has a roster full of guys that are buying in. And so whether it's with the sleeping regimen, the nutrition, whether it's with the mental aspect of it, that's what you're talking about.

Forget black or white - Kelly wants players who conform - Inquirer
Chip Kelly isn't a racist, as LeSean McCoy has implied. He doesn't care if you're black, white, brown, yellow or rainbow, as long as you're a conformist. The Eagles coach wants like-minded individuals who behave in a manner that is accepted by most on the team and especially Kelly.

LeSean McCoy: The Running Back Who Cried Wolf - OTC
So the Eagles got rid of a guy who’s cap hit was out of line with what a running back should be paid in today’s NFL and who was Pro Football Focus’ 55th rated running back…out of 57 running backs. Something that very few people realize is that the Eagles offensive line was one of the best in the NFL last season, they were rated by PFF as the #1 run blocking offense in the NFL. Their rating of 85.7 was 30 points higher than the Cowboys who were #2, but their rush rating was 22nd at -3.1, largely because LeSean McCoy had a -1.4 rushing rating behind the best blocking in the NFL.

How Asante Samuel Still Helps The Eagles -
The Eagles signed cornerback Asante Samuel, then the crown jewel of the free agency market, back on February 29, 2008. He earned Pro Bowl honors in his first three seasons in Philadelphia and was tied for the league lead with nine interceptions in 2009. Samuel's tenure with the Eagles ended on April 25, 2012 when he was sent to Atlanta in exchange for a seventh-round draft pick. Even though Samuel hasn't played for the Eagles in the past three seasons, he still continues to help the team to this day.

2016 NFL Draft: 125 players to know for next year - SB Nation
It's obviously early, but it doesn't look like there's a clear-cut top player for next year's draft. Could it be Florida cornerback Vernon Hargreaves? Possibly, but Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa and Notre Dame offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley are in the discussion as well.

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