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Eagles News: Jason Peters wants Philadelphia to have two 1,000-yard rushers in 2015

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Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 8/22/15.

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Jason Peters projects 1,000 yards apiece for DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews - PhillyVoice
This preseason, Peters is confident in the run game once again, and he has lofty goals for the Eagles' two new running backs, DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews. When asked for a number of rushing yards this season, Peters said, "Get Murray and Mathews over 1,000 yards each." Peters then added that all three running backs, which would include Darren Sproles, should have over 600 yards each. So that's at least 1,000 for Murray, 1,000 for Mathews, and at least 600 for Sproles. That would total at least 2,600 yards. When the Eagles led the league in rushing in 2013, they amassed 2,566 yards.

The Billy Penn Twitter Power Rankings: The 12 best accounts that are must-follows for Eagles fans - BillyPenn
2) @BrandonGowton - First off, this guy’s avi is literally the most patriotic thing ever. Second, Gowton is the editor Bleeding Green, which is SB Nation’s Eagles vertical that pretty much covers everything about the team and also apparently fields some bitchy Internet comments. Go figure.

Chip Kelly Update: A Great Start - Fishduck
Matt Barkley had the best game of his NFL career, but since his only two regular season appearances were turnover-laden disasters, that’s not saying much. His numbers looked pretty good (12-of-20 for 192 yards, no TDs, 1 INT) and he dropped in two perfectly targeted passes to Matthews and Miles Austin right away, for 26 and 39 yards, respectively. He even had a good little run to evade a sack, which ended with a perfect slide. The problem is that his passes remain super soft and floaty. Any decent cornerback would intercept them easily, and if they had been even two feet off target, even the Colts DBs (remember Eagles’ safety Colt Anderson?!) could have grabbed them. Watching those puffballs drop in was nerve-wracking, like watching your grandma land a blimp on a busy wartime aircraft carrier.

Learning Curve: What Eagles’ Rookies Must Know - Birds 24/7
Nelson Agholor: "You want to have a clean release so you can have the same timing as your quarterback. Winning at the line of scrimmage is like a chess match. You have to counter what other people try to do. You just do what you need to do to get leverage and get that angle."

With linebacker Marcus Smith hurt, Eagles may turn to Bryan Braman - Daily News
With Smith out, special teams ace Bryan Braman now is the third outside linebacker behind Graham and Connor. Braman played just nine defensive snaps for the Eagles last year and has played a total of 109 defensive snaps in four NFL seasons. He has half a sack. "The coaches prepare you for this," Braman said. "Next man up. You've got to be prepared and ready to go. Make sure you're in your playbook and know what you're doing. "All I can do is come out here and work hard and show them that the plays I make in the special teams phase of the game will roll over into the defensive phase of things."

Eagles 53-man roster projection - The 700 Level
Biggers has been terrible in previous stints with Washington and Tampa Bay, but the seventh-year veteran is having such a strong camp, I think he sticks. He can play inside or out and pitches in on special teams as well. That's a tough break for Denzel Rice, who's made some plays as well, but maybe the undrafted rookie makes the practice squad.

Eagles' Mychal Kendricks expects to play vs. Baltimore Ravens -
Eagles defensive coordinator Bill Davis said Friday morning that he still wasn't certain whether DeMeco Ryans or Kiko Alonso will be available for Saturday's preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens. However, it sounds as if Mychal Kendricks is set to make his preseason debut. "I should be," Kendricks said when asked by NJ Advance Media if he will be in the lineup for the second preseason game Saturday night at Lincoln Financial Field.

Is Biggers Better In Eagles Secondary? -
If you are ever wondering what is so distinctive about Eagles cornerback E.J. Biggers, the answer would be his versatility. The Eagles drafted three defensive backs this year. Biggers, who is 28 years old and entering his seventh NFL season, has a lot more knowledge and experience than the younger guys on the team. So far in his career, he has played both outside corner positions, the slot and even spent some time at safety. However, Biggers knows he has a lot to learn about the Eagles' defense.

Giants of the NFL’s Disabled List - Grantland
Tom Coughlin hasn’t guided his team to a winning record since 2012, and unless he develops some magical healing powers over his oft-injured roster, he may be headed to a similar finish in 2015 and to one of the NFL’s notorious forced retirements.

RG3 could learn something from Johnny Manziel - SB Nation
Not talking to the press is the new Madden curse.

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