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Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 2/28/16.

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Why I think Tony Romo's future as QB is week to week, not year to year - Sports Day
Here it is:  I don't think Romo's situation can be classified as a QB with "injury issues" anymore. Rather, I would suggest that Romo's collarbone situation would have to be called a "ticking time bomb."  I think his future is week to week, not year to year.  No longer a question of "if", but rather a matter of "when".  I think that his collarbone has obviously not mended like they had first hoped and so here we sit - 159 days since Jordan Hicks broke it in September and 92 days since Thomas Davis got him again on Thanksgiving Day - without any further resolution that he is as good as new and ready to play.  I might remind you that the Cowboys resisted the obvious plans of putting him on injured reserve because they originally assumed he would be available for the NFC Championship Game which was played on January 24th.  33 days ago.

Quarterback notes from the NFL Combine - PhillyVoice
Carson Wentz is impressive. More so than any quarterback here at the Combine or at the Senior Bowl in Mobile a month ago, his game just feels effortless. He looks the part, and in my opinion is the top quarterback in this class.

DeMarco Drama - Iggles Blitz
Just what you wanted to hear. DeMarco Murray isn’t happy. Still. At least this time it isn’t Chip Kelly. Now he’s unhappy with…ah, who really cares. Murray basically wants to go back to Dallas and he’s not going to be happy until that happens. At this point, the Eagles would love to get rid of Murray. He’s an expensive headache. The situation is tricky because of his contract. The Eagles have to figure out some resolution to this situation. It doesn’t sound like keeping Murray around for 2016 is something you want to do. So now we have to start looking at RBs. Thanks, DeMarco.

Finding a keeper at QB is getting tougher - Inquirer
It is why the Eagles' "Plan A" for the position is re-signing Sam Bradford, even though his six seasons in the NFL have made it fairly clear that his two muscles aren't enough. He could develop into a quarterback who deserves mention among the elite. Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer resurrected his career and reached his first conference title game at the age of 36 last season. But he flamed out against the Panthers and tossed four interceptions. And now Arizona, which has the 29th overall pick, is among the teams looking at this year's collection of prospects and hoping to find the next Aaron Rodgers, or Russell Wilson, or Tom Brady.

Combine Notes: Paxton’s Past, Cap Raised - Birds 24/7
"I didn't really throw the ball at all in high school because we were a Wing-T offense, but when I got to Memphis, that's the first time I actually started throwing the ball in general," Lynch said. "So we kind of tested a few things out, moving me in the pocket and stuff like that but I'm confident in my abilities and what I can and can't do." Although Memphis is a member of the American Athletic Conference, the Tigers played three teams ranked in the top-20 in the final AP poll, including two in the top-10. Memphis beat Ole Miss, who finished the season at No. 10, by 13 points. Lynch completed 39 of his 53 pass attempts for 384 yards, three touchdowns and one interception.

Saturday's Standouts Include Goff, Fuller - PE.com
2. QB Carson Wentz, North Dakota State - Wentz had a stronger arm than Goff though he wasn’t as accurate. Still, he had a very impressive Combine workout. He showed the ability to make all the throws and, like Goff, his timing was incredibly impressive. Receivers were almost never waiting for passes to arrive and Wentz had the ball to them as they exited breaks. He showed great arm strength and the ability to power the ball into targets.

NFL Combine: Carson Wentz among best and worst quarterback performances - NJ.com
Wentz's throws had some serious zip. So much so that one bullet on a 12-yard out pattern to the far sideline drew oohs and aahs from everyone in the building. Wentz has a big arm. The Joe Flacco comparisons make some sense. Lynch, meanwhile, is a big quarterback who throws with power and ease. It's impressive.

Does Hackenberg fit mold of QB Eagles want to groom for future? - CSN Philly
But if he’s going to be anything more than a mid-range pick, he’s got to convince NFL coaches and scouts that his deficiencies the last two years in State College — mainly sacks and fumbles that were the result of poor pocket awareness — were the product of a bad offensive line and a lack of weapons around him and not his own inadequacies. Hackenberg is one of the more intriguing quarterbacks in the draft because he could go anywhere from late in the first round to the third.

Derrick Henry stole the NFL Combine, but Ezekiel Elliott is still the draft's best running back - SB Nation
The Heisman Trophy winner had a stellar week in Indianapolis, but the Ohio State star remains the top prospect at their position.

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