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Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 6/14/2015.

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What they're saying: Will Dez Bryant hold out? - PhillyVoice
If I were to make a 53-man projection right now, I would not have Wolff on it. Chip Kelly has his version of Wolff's medical diagnosis, and Wolff has his. My read is that the team clearly thinks he should be practicing, and he is not. Whether the team is being fair or not (if indeed my read is correct) is another debate, but at what point do the Eagles tire of a player who can't stay healthy?

Fletcher Cox: Eagles' front seven 'No. 1 in the league' - CSN Philly
"Being honest, I think we should be No. 1 in the league," Cox said. "I say that for (several) reasons. We have a bunch of great guys, and they are going to put everything they got on the field. They are going to leave it on the field. They are a bunch of selfless guy that’s going to play for another and to let each other know they are there to win the games."

Chip Kelly Update: A Vision Takes Shape - Fishduck
At Oregon, Kelly had two years as offensive coordinator to get his bearings before he took over as coach. It looks like 2013-4 were his equivalent in the NFL. Now Kelly is making his move, and none too soon. He’s almost halfway through his five year contract, and Philadelphia is not a patient city. Fans have waited 54 years since the city’s last NFL championship, and owner Jeffrey Lurie has given Kelly everything he wants: money, staff and full control over player personnel. There are no excuses left."

More on Mathis - Iggles Blitz
The big question now is whether Kelly’s methods can help turn some combination  of Allen Barbre, Matt Tobin, Andrew Gardner and Dennis Kelly into a good pair of starting OGs for 2015. If that happens, Kelly will look all that much wiser and the team is going to be that much better.

NFC East Roundup: Giants Suitors For Mathis? - Birds 24/7
The Eagles made headlines Thursday when they released Evan Mathis. Could he remain in the division? A look at what is being said around the NFC East.

A few thoughts on Chip's tight ship - Daily News
I don't think releasing Pro Bowl guard Evan Mathis dooms the Eagles this season. I don't think any of the stuff Chip Kelly has done since taking over personnel control in January necessarily dooms the Eagles this season, or beyond. I still think there's a real good chance the guy is smarter than all of us. But I do think we'll look back someday on all this restructuring and we'll either cite it as the time when "the Kelly way" turned the franchise toward championship contention, or we will cite this offseason as the beginning of the end, when Kelly's inflexibility irreparably marred his genius and started him on the path back to college coaching.

The Education Of Eric Rowe - PE.com
Now in Philadelphia, Rowe is focused first and foremost on learning the cornerback position. To accelerate the process, he's wisely leaning on the experience in the defensive backs room, picking the veterans’ brains for any nuggets of wisdom that will give him an advantage. What has he learned?

Chip Kelly's high-wire act puts him in a very vulnerable spot - Yahoo
Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly is trying out something new in the NFL: winning by eliminating many of his best players from the roster. Cutting unhappy guard Evan Mathis came out of the blue, though at least it might show some critics that Kelly isn’t racist. Kelly doesn’t seem to care about a player’s skin color, just if they’re entirely bought into what he’s selling. Or, cynically, he cares if he hand-picked each player, because his ego wouldn’t allow anyone to get the credit when he wins.

Genius Washington safety tapes his cleats to look like pretty slippers - SB Nation
Washington's Duke Ihenacho is a genius. I don't just throw that word around. This is genius.

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