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Eagles News: Philadelphia has one of the oldest rosters in the NFL

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Ranking NFL teams by age: Rams youngest, Colts oldest, Eagles fifth-oldest - PhillyVoice
As of roughly 8:30 p.m. on cut down day, when we finished collecting data from all 32 NFL team website rosters, the Rams had the youngest team in the NFL, as they did the last three years. The Colts are the oldest. By the time you read this, this data will already out of date as teams continue to make tweaks to their rosters, although even with continued roster movement, the average ages of each team shouldn’t change much. Here are the results, with a recent historic look at the average ages of each team on 53-man cut down day.

Why the Eagles kept these 5 roster bubble players - BGN
The Eagles originally signed Couplin away from Detroit's practice squad late last season. He never played in any games, so the Eagles basically just wanted to stash him. Couplin has good size for the safety position (6-2, 215 pounds) so he looks the part. He also played the part this summer. He finished the preseason with nine tackles, including one for a loss. Couplin finished the preseason as the No. 2 overall safety as graded by Pro Football Focus. He was active in run support. He was only targeted three times in coverage and allowed two receptions for a total of a mere eight yards.

The Final 52 - Iggles Blitz
Why him over Tebow, if that’s the case? Ponder has 36 career starts. He has completed 60 percent of his passes. Tebow has started 16 games and completed 48 percent of his passes. Ponder is more experienced, a more natural QB and is a better athlete. Ponder isn’t good enough to be a starting QB, but he could be an effective backup. Tebow made some nice throws in the preseason finale, but that just wasn’t enough. He still had issues with reading a defense and making decisions. Tebow just doesn’t process information as quickly as he needs to. QBs have to make decisions in a split second. Tebow doesn’t do that.

Chip Kelly: Eagles Will Add A Third Quarterback - Birds 24/7
After the Eagles announced their cuts and 52-man roster, Chip Kelly explained the team will add a third quarterback behind Sam Bradford and Mark Sanchez. "We’re not done," Kelly said. "We’ll look and see what happens with the waiver wire and whether we add a quarterback to the active roster or to the practice squad, but we’ll have a third quarterback in here."

Eagles Turn QB Position Into Strength -
This is about maximizing the roster, about turning over the quarterback position and making it what you want it to be, and that’s something Chip Kelly and the Eagles have done so very well in the lickity-split time he’s been in Philadelphia. With two quarterbacks on the roster and one on the way.

Chip Kelly explains roster casualties, keepers - CSN Philly
It wasn’t easy. It never is. But this time, Chip Kelly said, the decisions were harder. On Saturday, a few hours before the 4 p.m. deadline, the Eagles jettisoned 22 players and trimmed their roster to 52. Tim Tebow was among the casualties. Cornerback Jaylen Watkins, taken in the fourth round of the 2014 draft, and safety Ed Reynolds (fifth round in 2014) were also released. According to Kelly, linebacker Najee Goode was the last to get cut.

Eagles' Kelly shows willingness to bail on his own ideas - Inquirer
One of the hardest things for a new NFL head coach to learn is that he must be willing to discard his own ideas. Even if they were good ideas at the time. Even if moving past them could be a little embarrassing. Chip Kelly, who can come off at times as arrogant and stubborn and self-satisfied - the very template of a guy who might have trouble acknowledging his own mistakes - turned in a remarkable cut-down sheet on Saturday. He got rid of five players who had been drafted during his term here; discarded a favorite son who had been his leading receiver at Oregon; and admitted to the world that, despite the countless hours spent on him, Tim Tebow is not an NFL quarterback, a fact of which the world was previously aware.

What if your team had suffered the same offseason fate as the Niners? - SB Nation
You've probably been too busy paying attention to the imminent Tyrod Taylor era in Buffalo, Vince Wilfork's overalls game, or Washington's ongoing attempt to set a world record for consecutive gaffes, but the San Francisco 49ers have had a really, really unpleasant offseason.


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