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Eagles News: Philadelphia should consider taking two quarterbacks in 2016 NFL Draft

Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 2/26/16.

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Eagles should consider double-dipping on quarterbacks in the 2016 NFL Draft - PhillyVoice
So here's a thought -- Why not draft two? When asked about the Redskins' decision on Cousins in 2012, Pederson replied, "I think it was smart to do that." As long as you're developing one rookie quarterback, possibly in the early rounds, you may as well go ahead and try to develop two simultaneously. "Young QB2" can push "Young QB1" (and vice versa) from a competition standpoint, while being able to lean on each other from a learning perspective. This draft in particular makes a ton of sense to go that route. While there are no sure-fire number one overall type quarterback prospects, there could be as many as four or five taken in the first round, and around possibly 15 or more taken overall. It's not extremely top-heavy, but it is deep.

Brent Celek opening a Korean-inspired restaurant, bop -
Eagles tight end Brent Celek, feeling more like a Philadelphian lately after signing a three-year extension, is planning to expand his restaurant holdings in town. In 2013, he joined his longtime friend, chef Hee "Chino" Chang, in opening Prime Stache, a bar-restaurant on Chestnut Street in Old City. The two also ran a sausage/hot dog stand at Keenan's in North Wildwood, N.J., and still operate a Prime Stache food truck. On Wednesday, Celek, Chang, and Scott Keenan of Keenan's signed a lease to take over the restaurant location at the front of the Bellevue (220 S. Broad St.) that until this week was Bliss. They plan a rapid transformation into a bar/restaurant serving healthfully prepared, Korean-inspired small plates.

Doug Pederson takes thinly-veiled shot at Chip Kelly's RB use - CSN Philly
Doug Pederson plans to use his running backs much differently than Chip Kelly. That’s the interesting part of it. Also, Pederson took an unmistakable shot at Kelly Wednesday when discussing running backs. That's the really interesting part of it. Pederson, who replaced Kelly last month as head coach of the Eagles, was chatting with a few beat writers after his presser Wednesday afternoon at Lucas Oil Stadium, when he was asked how he intends to get DeMarco Murray back on track after a disappointing 2014 season.

DeMeco Gone - Iggles Blitz
The only thing Pederson said that bugged me was when he talked about bringing back Mark Sanchez. I was hoping the team would move on from him this year. To be fair, Sanchez may get the best QB coaching of his career this season. Under Kelly, QBs didn’t improve the way I expected. With Pederson, Frank Reich and John DeFillipo, Sanchez will have 3 coaches who have had some success with QBs in the NFL. Maybe keeping him is the smart way to go.

Chiefs GM: Pederson Will Be A ‘Wonderful’ Coach - Birds 24/7
Soon after Jeffrey Lurie hired Doug Pederson, the Eagles owner recognized how big of a role Andy Reid played in Pederson getting the job. According to Chiefs General Manager John Dorsey, Reid is also the reason Pederson is apt to succeed in Philadelphia. "He’s been around the game of football for a long time," Dorsey said. "Any time you can take a coach and you develop your skills as a high school coach and then you work up the ranks and all of a sudden you’re lucky enough to get into pro football.

Combine Preview: OL And RB Workouts -
OT Jason Spriggs, Indiana - It would be a shock if Spriggs does not produce the best testing numbers from the offensive line group. He’s already weighed in at 301 pounds and completed 31 reps on the bench press. Spriggs should run in the 4.9s in the 40-yard dash then touch around 33 inches in the vertical jump. Both are standout numbers for offensive linemen.

Agent's Take: How familiarity could impact 19 teams' free-agency plans - CBS Sports
The focus has been on extending the contracts of core players (tight end Zach Ertz, safety Malcolm Jenkins, offensive tackle Lane Johnson, etc.) long before free agency becomes an issue. Quarterback Chase Daniel becomes a viable option if the Eagles decide Sam Bradford is too expensive. He was new head coach Doug Pederson's backup signal caller for the three years he was Kansas City's offensive coordinator. The interior of the offensive line needs to be addressed as former head coach Chip Kelly released Mathis last offseason because of a contract dispute. Allen, whose rookie contract with the Chiefs is expiring, had his best NFL season in 2015.

Chiefs would like to keep Chase Daniel "at the right price" - PFT
Asked Thursday if his backup quarterback was on his roster at the moment, and Dorsey could tell what was being put to him. "I do. I know what you’re getting with here, you’re going with Chase Daniel," he said. "We’ve had Chase here for three years. I think Chase is a very competitive player. I think we were very lucky to have him as our number two quarterback. Just a couple hours ago, I had discussions with his agent with regard to see where they were with the process.

It's harder than ever to make the right pick in the NFL Draft - SB Nation
The rise of the spread offense in college adds even more guesswork to an already difficult process for NFL coaches and scouts.

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