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Wife of Redskins GM Accuses ESPN Reporter of Throwing BJs to Her Husband - Crossing Broad
So, recap: The wife of the Redskins’ GM accused an ESPN reporter of blowing her husband. Stop. The Redskins – maybe the worst organization in professional sports – claimed the account was fake. Stop. Because they’re the Redskins, they were lying. Stop. The GM’s wife apologized for being a gigantic bitch. Stop.

Washington Post: Chip Kelly is on the 'hot seat' - PhillyVoice
Lol. Really? According to Mark Maske of the Washington Post, Eagles head coach Chip Kelly is one of seven coaches on the metaphorical "hot seat" this season alongside Jay Gruden (Redskins), Joe Philbin (Dolphins), Jeff Fisher (Rams), Marvin Lewis (Bengals), Tom Coughlin (Giants), and Jim Tomsula (49ers).

Eagles Wake-Up Call: Final 53-Man Roster Projection - Birds 24/7
This has to be the hardest position to predict. The head coach spoke very highly of Kelly this week, saying that he is a perfect fit for what they do. I believe he'll get the nod. This projection leaves the likes of John Moffitt, Julian Vandervelde, Brett Boyko and Josh Andrews off, though I wouldn't be shocked if any of them made it.

Safety Depth - Iggles Blitz
Malcolm Jenkins and Walter Thurmond could be the best starting Safety duo for the Eagles since 2008, when Quintin Mikell and some guy named Dawkins were the stars of the deep patrol. The 2009-2014 era is not exactly a Who’s Who of great Safeties so the bar isn’t set all that high. Still, Jenkins and Thurmond have looked pretty good this summer and that’s very encouraging. After the starters, things become less clear.

Sam’s Savior: Why Chip Kelly’s Plan to Revive Sam Bradford Just Might Work - Grantland
Bradford is still a long way from proving he’s the player we’ve seen for 15 throws and not the one we saw in 49 starts with the Rams. But if he can stay healthy, his 2015 season has a chance to be the test case for two quarterback theories that other decision-makers are sure to consider moving forward. The state of quarterback play in the NFL has led to a lot of speculation about why a country of 321 million people can’t produce 32 competent starting quarterbacks. The proliferation of spread offenses has gotten much of the blame, but maybe the lack of success has as much to do with a shortage of suitable environments as it does with a dearth of talent.

Eagles' Brent Celek is hanging on tight - Daily News
Here's the thing, though. When the Eagles open the season against the Atlanta Falcons in the Georgia Dome on Sept. 14, Celek will once again be the team's starting tight end. Not Ertz. And when the season winds down next January or February, there's a very good chance that Celek will have taken the majority of the tight-end snaps once again this season. Not Ertz.

What does dominant preseason mean for the Eagles - The 700 Level
It’s only preseason. Starters don’t play much or at all. Coaches don’t game-plan. Schemes are vanilla. The outcomes are meaningless. None of this matters. Who cares? Every August, these same tropes are repeated by fans and followers of the NFL, whether the intent is to temper enthusiasm or cover up the ugly, and there is truth to them all. The goal of preseason football has nothing to do with winning and losing, and as a result, very little of the action is predictive of a team’s success. There are simply too many variables. But what happens when somebody comes along and breaks the preseason, figuratively speaking? Because that’s what Chip Kelly’s Eagles appear to have accomplished in 2015.

Backup C Molk Ready For Key Role -
If you never hear from David Molk, and if you don't see him on the field in 2015, he's not going to complain. His role is to back up Pro Bowl center Jason Kelce, and Molk understands his job very well ...

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No team in the league has changed as radically as the Eagles have under head coach Chip Kelly. During the offseason, he shipped out players on what seemed like a daily basis and replaced them with talent he thinks better fit his scheme. So LeSean McCoy and Nick Foles are gone, but DeMarco Murray and Sam Bradford are in. Foles for Bradford is an intensely risky move since Bradford has only played in seven games in the past two seasons due to injury. On top of that, Kelly took a chance on Tim Tebow, who hadn't played in a regular season game since 2012, and released both of his starting guards. We know for certain the Eagles will look different in 2015 than they did in 2014, but it's anybody's guess if that will be a positive change.


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