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Eagles News: Tim Tebow and Michael Sam were almost on the same team

Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 6/26/2015.

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Marcus Mariota remains the only unsigned No. 1-pick; OMG can Chip still get him?!? - PhillyVoice
According to Lynch (via, before the Eagles started signing their own rookies, they had a cap for drafted rookies of $4,570,941. That cap money cannot be traded, but it could have been divided among drafted players any way the team wanted. So in other words, if say, the Eagles traded for Mariota after the draft, they would have had $4,570,941 to pay seven draft picks instead of six, including Mariota.

Michael Sam backed by Alouettes GM: 'He needed a break. I think he'll be back'
Popp was perhaps even closer to signing Tebow, the former Florida star and Heisman Trophy winner whose NFL career had stalled after leading the Denver Broncos to the playoffs in 2011. Last August he met with Tebow at an undisclosed location in the US with the intention of bringing him to the Alouettes. He said Tebow had packed his bags for Montreal and brought the luggage with him, which Popp took as a sign Tebow would come to Montreal.

Eagles to Sign John Moffitt - Iggles Blitz
Glazer is best known as an NFL insider. But he also runs an MMA gym in Los Angeles that helps football players and other athletes that are looking for a training edge. Lane Johnson spent time there in the offseason. Glazer works his guys brutally hard. He has developed a reputation for being good at what he does. He’s not going to vouch for someone casually. That would only make Glazer and his partners look bad. Let’s not turn Moffitt into a saint, but if he has cleaned up his act and eliminated the problems, he could be a good addition for the Eagles.

Eagles Wake-Up Call: Can Lane Johnson Make the Leap? - Birds 24/7
In some ways, Lane Johnson has become a forgotten man on the Eagles offensive line. Jason Kelce has emerged as a team spokesman of sorts. Jason Peters gets national accolades every year. And there’s been plenty of talk about Allen Barbre and Matt Tobin, guys who will be asked to take on bigger roles in 2015.

A Time To Remember Jerome Brown -
Twenty-three years ago, the news came out like a bolt of sadness and the impossible was true: Eagles defensive tackle Jerome Brown was dead after "careless driving" in his hometown of Brooksville, FL.

DeMarco Murray heads NFL's most fascinating players in 2015 -
First of all, I think Dallas made a major miscalculation in letting the reigning rushing king and Offensive Player of the Year walk in free agency. The Cowboys didn't want to overpay a running back, essentially banking on the assumption that anyone can put up stats behind the best offensive line in football. So the onus is on Murray to prove Dallas wrong and make Chip Kelly out to be a genius. And I'd have a difficult time betting against the 27-year-old back.

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