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Eagles News: Eric Rowe can be a top-level cornerback in the NFL

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

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Eagles jersey buyer's guide - PhillyVoice
16 - Seyi Ajirotutu - I say with no sarcasm whatsoever that I'm firmly confident that this guy is going to be a fan favorite for his work on special teams. Buying a Seyi Ajirotutu jersey would be nod to the Eagles' continued dedication toward their special teams units. You could also go with Chris Maragos, Brian Braman or Trey Burton for similar reasons, but it'll be more fun saying 'Ajirotutu' repeatedly when you're drunk.

Why Rowe Is Starting Out At Corner - Birds 24/7
Cory Undlin was succinct in his explanation of why Eric Rowe is starting out at cornerback instead of safety. "I strongly believe the kid can be a top-level corner in this league. That’s it," he said. What skill set does Rowe possess that gives him that type of ceiling?

Assistants Are People Too! - Iggles Blitz
That isn’t the same as taking actual practice reps, but it is the best Bradford can do right now and it will help him when he does get back on the field. While Bradford isn’t throwing the ball, those mental reps help him to read the defense and to find the open receiver. Bradford is an accurate passer with good mechanics so the mental side of things and finding the right receiver is the big issue for him.

Eagles OTAs: Practice observations - EaglesNotebook
Also, after practice, in between an inevitable interruption by always-forthright teammate Bennie Logan, practice squad veteran G.J. Kinne said he thinks it’ll take “a combination of receiver and special teams” skills to warrant a final roster spot as a converted QB.

What Is Culture's Role In Roster Moves? -
Jeremiah asked Gordon how much a role culture played in some of the Eagles' roster moves over the past two offseasons. "When I see that from the outside, I get the sense that this coach wants to build his culture and maybe their influences are too strong," Gordon said. "The longer you allow someone from an old culture to contaminate the new culture that you're trying to build, the longer it takes to turn things around. You have to make sure you're getting those energy vampires off the bus. Maybe these guys were contaminating the culture that he was trying to create. Maybe they weren't all in. I'm not sure, but maybe that's why."

Eagles didn't rest on defense in offseason - Daily News
BILL DAVIS can tinker more now. It's too early to worry about who starts where in his base defense, the Eagles' defensive coordinator said yesterday, but Davis does see, with, say, three top-notch inside linebackers, some interesting variations.

Rams WR Kenny Britt: 'We love' Nick Foles - CSN Philly
"We love him," wide receiver Kenny Britt said Thursday after the second OTA session and first open to reporters. "Great deep ball, he puts it on the money every time. "He can throw every pass in the book."

Ryan Mathews, Giovani Bernard tops among NFL's best No. 2 backs of 2015 - SB Nation
Mathews has had some impressive seasons since being made a first-round pick in 2010, but he also missed 10 games in 2014, and another 10 combined over the three seasons prior. As a backup to DeMarco Murray, Mathews should get his carries and flourish against Murray-battered defenses.

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