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Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 9/8/15.

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Eagles' Rasheed Bailey can't get a grip on his Eagles exit - Daily News
"They loved who I was, what I did, everything about me," Bailey said, when asked what he was told by the Eagles. "That's what's confusing . . . Whatever decision they came up with, it's not up to me. I'm not in the meeting rooms, I don't know what goes on in there. I just know that they liked what I did."

Eagle Eye: How QB Morris Fits With Eagles - PE.com
Morris was a leader and a very productive starter for the University of Miami. Coming out of college, many analysts (including yours truly) really liked the 6-2 quarterback’s arm strength and athletic ability. After a junior season that included some historic moments against big-time opponents, he had to learn a new system and was up and down as a senior in 2013. He was not drafted and landed in Jacksonville because his old college offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch had just taken the same role with the Jaguars. One year later, Fisch left for the University of Michigan and Morris found himself on the outside looking in. To see what he brings to the table as a backup quarterback, let’s look at the tape.

Eagles Wake-Up Call: A Closer Look at Stephen Morris - Birds 24/7
The winner of the Tim Tebow-Matt Barkley competition turned out to be Stephen Morris. A day after dealing Barkley to the Cardinals and cutting ties with Tebow, Chip Kelly claimed Morris off the waiver wire from the Jacksonville Jaguars. Morris (6-2, 218) threw for close to 7,900 yards during his four years at the University of Miami, including a team and ACC record-setting  566-yard performance against N.C. State in 2012. He completed 58 percent of his throws as a senior with 21 touchdowns to 12 interceptions for the 9-4 Hurricanes. The 23-year-old was signed by the Jags as an undrafted free agent in 2014 and spent last season on the practice squad.

Geritol Smoothies - Iggles Blitz
Back to the Eagles. Ryans might be in his final year. Austin is probably a one year guy. The others will stay as long as they continue to perform at a high level. Brent Celek is the only Eagles in his 9th season. The team will start to look for his replacement possibly as soon as next offseason. Zach Ertz is a terrific receiver, but he can’t replace Celek’s blocking. The Eagles have a slew of draft picks. They will start to cycle in some more young blood to get the overall roster younger. I’m sure they’d also love to replace Brandon Bair with Brian Mihalik and E.J. Biggers with JaCorey Shepherd. That would get more youth mixed in.

Riley Cooper 'going to do everything' to keep job, help Eagles - CSN Philly
Chip Kelly has drafted three wide receivers inside the first three rounds in the last two years. There’s a reason Jordan Matthews, Nelson Agholor and Josh Huff are here. Riley Cooper knows exactly what that reason is. To ultimately replace him.

Sam Bradford's comeback, Eagles' secondary among 5 biggest story lines this season - NJ.com
The combination of a brittle quarterback and a patched together offensive line has to keep Kelly up at night.  In someways the Eagles did this to themselves, deciding to release Pro-Bowl guard Evan Mathis over a contract dispute. That decision, combined with the release of Todd Herremans, leaves them with two new starting guard in Allen Barbre and Andrew Gardner.  Both Gardner and Barbre come with plenty of question marks, and their level of play this season will go a long way in deciding just how far the Eagles are able to go -- and just how many games Bradford is able to play.

Philadelphia sports fans deserve the kind of team the Eagles will be - PhillyVoice
Either you believe, or you don’t. There’s no middle ground if you’re an Eagles fan this season. Either you watched the preseason juggernaut and harbored instant visions of the Super Bowl, or you dismissed it all as a mirage, a meaningless display against teams that didn’t care. The Eagles are talented enough to lead the NFL in wins, or they’ll be Chip Kelly’s first team ever with a losing record. Take your pick. For me, it’s a no-brainer. I think they will go 13-3 in the regular season. That’s right: 13 wins.

Browns OL coach Andy Moeller suspended, is under investigation for alleged assault - SB Nation
Moeller had a history of alcohol-related arrests prior to joining the Cleveland Browns.

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