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Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 8/26/15.

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Seahawks' Michael Bennett rips 'mediocre' Sam Bradford, other QBs - CSN Philly
Bennett was on his on QB hunt Tuesday, aiming at those whose performance on the field haven't lived up to their lofty contracts in his opinion. "There's some mediocre quarterbacks in the NFL that make a lot of money," he said. "You take a guy like Sam Bradford — he's never played really in the last three years, but he's made more money than most guys in the NFL."

Thank You, Michael Vick - BGN
A look back at Michael Vick's tenure with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Are the Eagles Super Bowl contenders? They kinda have some things going for them - PhillyVoice
It took me a while, but I see it. The Eagles have some major strengths, and their roster may be significantly better than the one they fielded a year ago.

OL Update - Iggles Blitz
Gardner looks like he can be an effective starter, especially in this system. He’s certainly not a long term answer, though. His biggest issue is that he plays too upright at times. That limits his power as a run blocker and it gets him off balance in pass protection. When he bends his knees and plays with good pad level, Gardner can get the job done. He is at his best on the move. Despite being a big guy, he is a good athlete with impressive movement skills.

Making the Roster: Special Teams Stars - Birds 24/7
When projecting the 53-man roster, the toughest calls come down to the fringe players who rarely get on the field on offense and defense. Often, the determining factor for the last few guys in and out is simple: special teams. Chip Kelly, in a press conference before practice last Tuesday, said it best. "We talk about it all the time," he said. "If you're not in that top group of guys, the three ways to make this football team are special teams, special teams and special teams." Because of that, we put together a list of starters (from the most recent preseason game) for four of the special teams units: kickoff, kickoff return, punt and punt return. We also had a few of the Eagles' top special teams players break down their position and what their responsibilities are in each unit.

Zone-read puts pressure on defense, and quarterbacks - Inquirer
First off, it's the "zone-read" and not the "read-option." Chip Kelly made that point early in his tenure with the Eagles. "Zone-read is just one guy," Kelly said in November 2013. "You read the defensive end or whomever and keep it. If you're running read-option, you're pulling off of him and then you have a pitch-back." The Eagles use the zone-read, although not nearly as much, Kelly has insisted, as many believe. It is a play that involves the quarterback in the shotgun, holding the ball in the basket of a running back with two hands and either handing off or keeping based on his read of an unblocked defender.

Curry, Tebow, DBs And A Quantum Leap - PE.com
Vinny Curry isn’t a full-time outside linebacker by any means, but he’s getting more and more time there with the injuries to the position. Curry is actually in the meeting rooms of both the outside linebackers and the defensive linemen, so he’s learning the defense from a lot of angles. "That’s a good thing," said Curry, who played 20 snaps in Saturday night’s win over Baltimore. "I can see a lot more and understand the defense more. It’s different, though. Playing at defensive end and defensive tackle with my hand down is different than when I stand out at linebacker."Tim

Eagles 53-man roster prediction - NJ.com
Never in a million years did this reporter think Reynolds would make his way onto a 53-man roster prediction. Here we are, however, as Reynolds has had an outstanding training camp and is currently starting on kickoff coverage, a sign that the team plans on him being here.

Eagles defensive power starts with Bennie Logan and defensive line - Morning Call
They're as young as they are good, with mostly younger and perhaps just as talented players backing them up. Which means the future is as bright as the present, which is pretty darn encouraging. Logan is right in the center with a relatively undersized (6-foot-2, 315 pounds) body but an eminently qualified skill set for his position. At one point, he began to add to his frame, before discovering he just played better at the weight he was at when he came out of LSU in 2013.

Malcolm Jenkins Throws Shade at Mike Florio - Crossing Broad
This morning on Twitter, Malcolm Jenkins tried to clarify that he, regardless of what NBC Sports says, isn’t out there hunting zone read quarterbacks. Of course he’s not. That’s one way to get yourself marked a dirty player and earn a bunch of those flags and fines he mentioned. So where does this even come from? From the mouth of Malcolm Jenkins.

The 7 most unkillable journeymen quarterbacks in the NFL - SB Nation
There's a good chance that at one time or another your team's hopes were riding on Ryan Fitzpatrick, Brian Hoyer or one of the NFL's other well-traveled signal-callers.

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