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Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 6/13/2015.

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Sports Illustrated: DeMarco Murray is basically Ray Charles playing running back - PhillyVoice
DeMarco Murray is blinder than a bat, or so I've been told by Cowboys fans ever since the Eagles signed him during free agency this past offseason. He doesn't see holes, he doesn't make the most the of his opportunities when he gets into the second level of the defense, he should have had 4000 yards instead of 1800+, blah blah blah. That rhetoric was further emphasized by Murray's backup, Joseph Randle, who said during OTAs that Murray left "a lot of meat on the bone," which means he didn't gain as many yards as he should have.

Dez Bryant may opt out of Cowboys' season opener - SB Nation
Bryant wants to sign a long-term contract extension prior to July 15 or he may choose to sit out when the Dallas Cowboys' season kicks off.

Herremans: Mathis ‘Brought It Upon Himself’ - Birds 24/7
"I think it's kind of unfortunate for Evan. I think he kind of brought it upon himself, though, by not showing up. We expect them to stick to the contract that they offer us, that they sign us to, and they expect us to do the same. If you're going to violate some of the things that are expected out of you then you have to be able to deal with what comes next."

NFLPA investigating Eagles release of Evan Mathis - NJ.com
The Eagles could be under some heat for their decision to release offensive guard Evan Mathis. According to Tim McManus of Eagles 24/7, the NFL Players Association is "reviewing" the release of Mathis.

Mathis cut again shows Kelly's belief in system - Inquirer
The latest discarding by Chip Kelly has resurrected the familiar trope about the Eagles coach - that he whacks those who dare to cross him, all in the name of "culture over scheme." But what that line of thinking often overlooks is Kelly's stringent belief in his offense. It was likely a confluence of factors that led to the release of Evan Mathis on Thursday. But Kelly would have never parted with the two-time Pro Bowl guard unless he was convinced the offense could function at a high level with what on paper looks like a weaker offensive line.

Vinny Curry comes to terms with business of NFL - CSN Philly
Vinny Curry is in a good place. For a while, for a good portion of his days in Philadelphia, that wasn’t always the case. Part of that was owed to his inconsistent playing time and the incessant and attendant rumors that he might get traded to a team where he’d be a better fit. It bothered him — until, one day last year, he resolved that it shouldn’t. As Curry came off the practice field at the NovaCare Complex following OTAs this week, you could hear him talking and laughing with several teammates. He had a smile on his face. The irony is that Curry didn’t really start having fun playing football until he accepted that football is a business.

Trusting Kelly And The O-Line Picture - PE.com
Jeff Stoutland coaches the Eagles' offensive line with every ounce of energy and passion he has, directing his players in the nuances of the methods he teaches. He is demanding, caring and completely confident in the way he conducts his business.

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