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Eagles News: Jordan Matthews is already serving as a mentor to NFL rookies

Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 6/28/2015.

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A random Eagles note for each position, defense edition - PhillyVoice
Remember last offseason when everyone was killing Bennie Logan because the Saints converted a bunch of third and fourth down conversions in the 2013 playoffs? While the Eagles often got destroyed in the passing game in 2014, there's no longer much to complain about in regard to Logan or the rest of the defensive line in the run game. Last season, the Eagles gave up just 3.7 yards per carry, which was tied for fourth best in the NFL. They also gave up first downs on 18.6% of opposing offenses' rushes (sixth in the NFL), and they were one of just four teams not to give up a rush of over 40 yards.

Switching Seats - Jordan Matthews' Blog
There are two key nuggets of information that I really wanted these guys to take away from this. First, stay even-keeled. Never get too high and never get too low. Create a positive environment that allows you to stay in a mindset of peace and focus when it comes to football and your life…and then stay there. If you can stay in that lane, then the game of football is going to come a lot easier. Go to work, study film, spend time with your family, but stay in that lane.

The Man in the Middle - Iggles Blitz
One of the reasons that the Eagles had so many long runs in the past few years is that Kelce could get up the field or out in space and take out a player. If the runner could get to that spot, there would be one less defender and that turned a 5-yard run into a 15-yard run.

Chip Kelly Update: The Coach’s Reading List for Players - Fishduck
There’s a funny paradox. In many ways, Chip is very secretive. Fans and scribes are lucky if he gives three or four press conferences between the end of a season and draft day, and he never gives reporters direct interviews or one-on-one access for a profile. And yet, at press conferences, Chip is amazingly open. If he’s not in a bad mood from just having lost a game or something like that, he is prone to launch into deep and offbeat discussions of football strategy, goofy movies, or management strategies.

Potential Eagles guard John Moffitt has quite a story -
If, and when, the Eagles sign guard John Moffitt they will be getting a player with a history unlike any other they have signed during the Chip Kelly regime. Moffitt, who unretired after sitting out all of 2014, could be the missing piece to the team's thin offensive line, or he could simply walk away from the game again as he did in 2013. This is a guy who retired at the peak of his career, was arrested, spent a night in jail, and a lot more time in a Malibu rehab.

News, Notes And Odds And Ends -
Wide receiver is going to be a fun group to watch in camp. Riley Cooper and Josh Huff, along with Jordan Matthews inside, took many of the starting reps in the spring -- and I know, I know, it doesn't matter to the coaching staff at this point -- and Miles Austin and Nelson Agholor are in the mix for major playing time, too. It was hard to get a read on the other young receivers -- Devante Davis and Rasheed Bailey, in particular -- as they are learning the offense. A wild card? Quron Pratt, who showed up with some catches and secure hands. He has been in the scheme for a year, so he's playing much faster than he did a year ago. He's intent on pushing for a roster spot. Seyi Ajirotutu is a huge body and he's had some success in the league, primarily as a star on special teams.

The Onside Kick Family Hour: Is Peyton Manning still elite and other important questions - SB Nation
This week on the Family Hour, Stephen White, Danny Kelly, RVB and PFT Commenter discuss those Peyton Manning trade rumors, the latest on DeflateGate, Dan Snyder the humanitarian (lol), Russell Wilson's future in Seattle, HBO's "Ballers," and so much more!

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