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Eagles News: Players Philadelphia can least afford to lose to injury

Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 7/5/2015.

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Eagles to miss some key opposing defenders to start 2015 season - PhillyVoice
In previous stops in the NFL, McClain retired from football twice, racked up a laundry list of arrests, and was suspended for conduct detrimental to the team. The Cowboys traded for McClain last offseason, and got unexpectedly good play from him. But, with any player with a long history of character issues, they're likely to continue, and the Cowboys will be without McClain in their first four game against quality offenses in the Giants, Eagles, Falcons, and Saints.

Here are 10 players the Eagles can't afford to lose to injury this season -
Jenkins isn't the best player on the Eagles, and had a mediocre second half of the season. But if he goes down, the Eagles are left with nobody behind him, and a cornerback impersonating a safety (Walter Thurmond) as their top guy at the position.

Afternoon Links: Why the Parting Shots? - Birds 24/7
"Or going full-speed practices on a Saturday when that's kind of the walkthrough day getting ready for the big game on Sunday," added Willie McGinest. "And I agree. A lot of times you are dealing with individual franchises. You've got to look at these players like individual franchises with opinions, and a lot of them are outspoken and have opinions that they want to talk about and say. If you come in with that type of mentality, then a lot of players are going to be like, 'Hold on. What have you done? How much experience have you had?' If you want a player to buy in, you've got to be able to communicate. Everybody is not just going to fall in line."

Looking Back – 2005 - Iggles Blitz
The total number of players who kicked a ball for the Eagles that year…9. Stop and think about that for a second. Nine different guys either punted, kicked off, tried an extra point or field goal. Insane. Test yourself. How many of the 9 can you name?

Ranking the QBs the Eagles will face in '15 -
The Philadelphia Eagles have an intriguing schedule that pits them against the AFC East. That division, though, is fairly weak at quarterback minus one particular guy.  What about the other quarterbacks on the team's schedule? Let's get right into it, starting that guy from the AFC East.

Season Preview: A Saintly Matchup -
Brees has passed for at least 4,300 yards in each of his nine seasons in New Orleans. He led the league with 4,952 last year after three straight 5,000-yard campaigns. However, Brees will have to survive without his top two pass catchers from last season - tight end Jimmy Graham, who was traded to Seattle, and wide receiver Kenny Stills, who was shipped to Miami. Expect 2014 first-round pick at wide receiver Brandin Cooks to become the go-to weapon for Brees.

The Onside Kick Family Hour: Predicting the next big NFL news dump - SB Nation
It's the offseason, but Stephen White, Danny Kelly and PFT Commenter ponder what kind of news the NFL is going to surprise us with this week. Also, a theory as to why a person might actually need to steal underwear.

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