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Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 6/23/2015.

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A random Eagles note for each position, offense edition - PhillyVoice
Bradford would have to be absolutely horrific in training camp and the preseason, and Sanchez would have to look like the next coming of Joe Montana for Sanchez to win the job. The notion that any "competition" wouldn't be heavily biased toward Bradford is ridiculous.

Allen Barbre hoping to help solidify Eagles offensive line - Burlington County Times
All eight of the 6-foot-4, 310-pound Barbre’s pro starts have been at right tackle (the other seven were in 2009 with the Packers). But he said the transition to guard has been smooth and relatively seamless. It’s not lost on Barbre that his teammates, including Kelce and Peters, and coach Chip Kelly have been supportive and encouraging. "I’m pretty confident," said Barbre, who turns 31 Monday. "I feel like I can play there and play well. I’m not worried I’m going to fail. I’m excited for the opportunity. "I think it makes a big difference to get comfortable (at one position) and learn there and allow us all to grow together and get some unity."

Better Be Better - Iggles Blitz
The good news…this is the most talent that Bill Davis has had to work with. There are still some holes and some question marks, but this group has a good combination of size, skill, athleticism and experience. This will be the third season in the 3-4 for many of the players. They should be in a real comfort zone when it comes to this scheme. I think there is better depth this year. There looks to be real competition at ILB and CB. That wasn’t the case in the past. The DL could turn out to be plenty deep if the young guys develop as expected.

Eagles Wake-Up Call: What We Learned This Spring - Birds 24/7
I was stunned during the Evan Mathis saga by how many players offered passionate defenses of the organization. Normally you'll hear guys in that situation decline comment or speak in general terms with support for their teammate. Not the case with Mathis. Players went out of their way to basically take the team's side. Many made it quite clear that they'd be fine moving on without Mathis.

The Big Question: Offseason Takeaways - PE.com
For me, despite his limited participation, the answer is Sam Bradford. Sure, Mark Sanchez will compete for the top job this summer and he has looked much improved from last spring. But Bradford, to me, was the critical addition of the offseason, with apologies to Murray, Maxwell and all the rest. That Kelly and Ed Marynowitz valued Bradford so highly that they were willing to part with an experienced, and cheap, starter in Foles and a future second-round pick tells you all you need to know about the expectations for Bradford in this offense. Watching him this spring, there's no doubt that the ball comes out of his right hand with a different zip than we've been accustomed to over the last couple years. He has to prove that he can stay healthy, but Bradford remains the key, for me.

After massive changes, are the Eagles any better? - CSN Philly
In less than half a year, the entire franchise has been reconfigured, refurbished and undergone a metamorphosis that has changed the complexion of the team and the direction of the franchise. With Kelly ascending to the top of the totem pole, the Eagles are either gearing up for another golden era or about to embark on a steep downward spiral. Because now that the dust storm has finally settled, one question still remains: Are the Eagles any better prepared now to contend for a Super Bowl than they were at the end of last year’s 10-6 campaign?

MMBM: Tony Romo should be sent to Cleveland where he belongs - SB Nation
Will someone teach this punk to wear his damn hat the right way?

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