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Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 7/27/2015.

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A common denominator in some of the Eagles' high-profile releases: They're Drew Rosenhaus clients - PhillyVoice
"I don’t really deal with agents," Kelly said. "I think we have a real good relationship. We have a real good relationship with Drew I can tell you that. I think Drew has been very professional, very detailed, I think he gets a bad rap to be honest with you in my dealings with him. I think he’s been above board, straight ahead, detail-oriented, very organized and you know exactly where you stand. I think anybody will tell you that when you deal with Drew you know exactly where you stand. Wish more people acted like that to be honest with you."

Eagles' Byron Maxwell confident, but knows he can improve - Inquirer
During Super Bowl week, Maxwell's name never neared the debate about who was the best cornerback in the NFL - the Seahawks' Richard Sherman or Darrelle Revis, formerly of the Patriots. When that debate takes place at the end of this season, Maxwell expects another contestant. "I can definitely be in that mix," Maxwell said. "You'll see."

Why did Kelly dismantle Eagles? 'I didn’t feel we were close' - CSN Philly
When last year ended, the Eagles found themselves with the 10th-best record in the NFL, No. 5 offense in the league and the fourth-most wins of any team against playoff-bound teams. They opened the season 9-3, finished the season with a win at the Meadowlands, ranked eighth in the NFL in point differential and set a franchise record for points. Conventional wisdom said the Eagles would rebuild the secondary and cut ties with a few older players. So Chip Kelly did the only thing that made sense to him. He blew it all up.

Chip Kelly knows Eagles need a franchise quarterback, and it might not be Sam Bradford - NJ.com
Speaking to reporters during a roundtable session earlier this summer, however, Kelly made it clear -- he knows he needs a signal caller.  "We'd like to get a quarterback in here that we can hang our hat on," Kelly said, "and build the rest of the team around." Kelly hasn't been able to find that quarterback yet, and his search for a franchise player at the position was the main topic of conversation this offseason.

Chipmania - Iggles Blitz
We have discussed this premise a few times this offseason. The Eagles were a winning team. They were a good team. They were not a championship team. They didn’t have the potential to be great. You can try to tweak a good team for a while and hope you can put it over the top. That generally only works when you have a franchise QB to build around. And even then it isn’t a sure thing. Kelly loved Nick Foles as a person, but just didn’t think he was ever going to be good enough to put the team over the top. That meant something had to be done at QB. There weren’t great options so Kelly made the risky trade for Sam Bradford, a player who does have a higher ceiling than Foles.

Fan-Demonium: An Underrated LB Trio - PE.com
When you think about the all-time best linebacker corps in the history of the NFL, you tend to think of 3-4 teams. There were the great Giants linebackers of the 1980s that were led by Lawrence Taylor and Harry Carson. The Steelers had some great groups, especially with Greg Lloyd and Kevin Greene attacking off the edges. The Saints had a group called the Dome Patrol that featured Ricky Jackson, Pat Swilling and Sam Mills. But what about 4-3 teams?

DeMeco Ryans needs to hit Eagles training camp ground running - MCall
Yes, it's true Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly referred to inside linebacker DeMeco Ryans as "our Mufasa" last November, right after Ryans was lost for the second half of the 2014 season with a torn Achilles tendon. But it's also true that Kelly likely will not play sentimental favorites when it comes to putting his best team on the field this coming September.

NFC East Roundup: Is RG3 Done? - Birds 24/7
Two years ago, Robert Griffin III was the toast of the nation’s capital, but after a pair of injury-plagued seasons, it’s worth considering whether 2015 is a do-or-die campaign for the Heisman winner. Rich Tandler takes it a step further, wondering if Griffin is done.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame won't let Junior Seau's family speak at his enshrinement - SB Nation
The Pro Football Hall of Fame, citing time constraints and precedent, will not allow Seau's family to speak at his posthumous enshrinement ceremony next month.

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