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Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 7/24/2015.

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I'm totally getting into LeSean McCoy's private party - PhillyVoice
It's 'all-female', but I figured, "Screw it, I'm trying anyway," and fired off this email.

Matthews, Agholor have chance to be Eagles' best WR duo ever - CSN Philly
Can Jordan Matthews and Nelson Agholor be the greatest 1-2 wide receiver tandem in modern Eagles history? Honestly, it will be hard for them not to be. The Eagles have not had a ton of big-time wide receivers over the years, and they’ve rarely had two at the same time.

Was Nick Foles A Bad Fit For Philly? - Birds 24/7
"My experience with Nick is that he was very even-keel, very mellow, very much so not affected by a lot of outside things, but more...I've talked with people directly that were with him every day and coached him, and he was the kind of guy who behind the scenes didn't necessarily like being criticized, didn't necessarily like maybe being coached hard, being gotten on in the way that some quarterbacks and some players can take," he said. "So is it surprising that maybe he would fit in a little bit better in a town like St. Louis where, not necessarily that they don't have high expectations, but it's not the same kind of scrutiny he'll face here in Philadelphia? Yeah, that doesn't shock me. That doesn't shock me that he would feel more comfortable there.

#EaglesCamp Preview: Wide Receiver - PE.com
Cooper has racked up 1,412 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns over the last two seasons, and his length has made him difficult to cover in red zone situations. Not to mention, Cooper’s blocking ability makes him a valuable asset in the Eagles' running game, the main pillar of the team’s offensive philosophy. Austin, a newcomer to Philadelphia, is a two-time Pro-Bowl selection with over 5,000 career receiving yards. He was a key member of Cleveland’s receiving group in 2014 before a freak incident ended in a kidney injury that cost him the final quarter of the season. As for names like G.J. Kinne and Seyi Ajirotutu, a spot on the roster may come down to how well the pair can perform on special teams.

How will Eagles deal with Bradford in the long run? - Inquirer
Hence, the Eagles' conundrum. If Bradford reinjures his knee or can't stay on the field for any health-related reason, it would be the worst-case scenario for both player and team. But even if Bradford has a terrific season, Kelly and the Eagles will still have courted instability at football's most important position, because then they'll have to decide whether to keep Bradford and, if so, how much they'd be willing to pay (or overpay) him to stay. In turn, Bradford could sign elsewhere for more money, and the Eagles would have to start searching for a prospective franchise quarterback all over again.

DeMarco Murray Paid for This Seemingly Random Couple’s Meal Last Night - Crossing Broad
Now, this seems like a good time to contrast the dining of habits of DeMarco Murray, who buys random people dinner, to LeSean McCoy, who leaves 10 cent tips. Adv: Murray. #culture

Harvard Study: Dolphins will win AFC in 2015, Giants will win NFC East - CBSSports.com
Are the Chiefs and Dolphins the two best teams in the AFC? Will the Giants win the NFC East? A prediction model from Harvard says yes to both of those question.

Good agents do a lot more than negotiate contracts - PFT
Good agents get players out of a wide variety of personal problems that never become public, pulling the plug on off-field situations before they impact the players’ careers — often without the team ever knowing about it. From late-night phone calls following bar fights to panicked pleas from players stuck at an airport without the ability to get to camp on time, good agents mobilize on a moment’s notice to fix things, at no extra charge beyond what they make for negotiating the contract.

The 9 most interesting NFL training camp battles - SB Nation
When the Cowboys refused to re-sign DeMarco Murray they gave up a running back who carried the ball 392 times for more than 1,800 yards and 13 touchdowns. Where do all those carries go? The Cowboys oddly didn't draft a running back this year and will instead turn to backup Joseph Randle, the oft-injured Darren McFadden and Lance Dunbar. When he's been given a real opportunity, Randle has done little. He had double-digit carries just once last season, and in that game carried the ball 13 times for only 37 yards. McFadden actually played in all 16 games last season but still only managed 534 yards and two touchdowns. How good Randle and McFadden look battling for the starting job in training camp will go a long way in developing the perception of the Cowboys this season, especially if one emerges as the clear starter.

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