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New Titans RB DeMarco Murray "100 percent" Motivated - Titans Online
During a frustrating season in Philadelphia, running back DeMarco Murray never lost his sense of humor. “I feel like I took a year off last year, so I am fresh,’’ Murray, with a smile, said on Wednesday. Murray said he also didn’t lose a step, something he aims to prove to the rest of the NFL after being traded from the Eagles to the Titans on Wednesday. It’s safe to say he’ll be one motivated Titan in 2016.

Report: Eagles will have a QB competition - BGN
Bradford vs. Daniel. Who's ready?

Eagles close to getting back value of second-round pick lost in Bradford-Foles deal - PhillyVoice
As you can see, after moving up from 13 to eight, the Eagles’ pick is now valued at 1,400 points, an increase in 250 points -- or the equivalent of the 68th overall pick (4th pick, 3rd round). The pick they lost to the Rams in the Bradford deal wound up being the 43rd pick overall, which is worth 470 points. So no, the Eagles didn't quite get the value back in the Miami deal alone, but when you add in the return on the trade that sent DeMarco Murray to Tennessee -- and also saved the Eagles significant cap space -- they pick up another 36 points by moving up from the 15th pick in that round to the 2nd pick.

Do the Eagles really have a quarterback competition? -
Word got out just after Bradford signed, that Howie Roseman was waiting to see what the Washington Redskins were going to do with Kirk Cousins. Had the Redskins not tagged Cousins, the Eagles were ready to talk to his people. That's not exactly an endorsement of Bradford. Neither is the signing, or more precisely, the contract of Daniel. Maybe the fans should wait on buying those No. 7s. Actually a real indication of what's happening will be if the jerseys are actually available.

Howie Roseman goes shopping in his do-over campaign - Inquirer
The NFL is a lot like the postapocalyptic world of the Mad Max films, which would make the games road warrior races to a bloody conclusion and the business of running a franchise a Thunderdome-like death match. There aren't do-overs. Well, unless you're Howie Roseman. Restored to power after a year locked in the NovaCare equipment room, Roseman is making the most of his second chance. No other NFL team has been as active as the Eagles this offseason, and on the first day of free agency, Roseman signed players as if his life depended upon it.

What A Day - Iggles Blitz
The move I’m happiest about is signing McLeod. Along with Malcolm Jenkins, he gives the Eagles a pair of terrific Safeties. McLeod isn’t huge, but he’s fast, hits and tackles. He’s young and should have his best years ahead of him. He played in a scheme that is somewhat similar to what Jim Schwartz will run. I think McLeod has a chance to play well right away. The most important move was signing Brooks. The Eagles needed OL help. Brooks gives them a young, big OG to plug in right away. The line hasn’t had a physical presence like him on the inside since…Jamaal Jackson in 2009? The Eagles have had good OGs, but not big, physical players that could overwhelm defenders.

Eagles Wake-Up Call: How the New Pieces Fit - Birds 24/7
The Eagles agreed to terms with veteran Leodis McKelvin, who also played for Schwartz in Buffalo. And they went with another former Bill in Ron Brooks, who is projected as more of a reserve/special teamer, it seems. Could be McKelvin and Eric Rowe manning the outside corner spots next season. The Eagles had been in contact with Nolan Carroll about a possible return, but with the two sides still not seeing eye-to-eye on the financial end, Carroll's camp was intending on moving on as of Wednesday evening. Things can change quickly in free agency, but it seems Carroll plans on signing elsewhere at the moment.

Realistic possibilities for the Eagles at No. 8 - CSN Philly
If Hargreaves gets to No. 8, Howie Roseman won't be able to get the pick to the podium fast enough. Hargreaves has the makings of a shutdown corner. He's long, athletic and has excellent ball skills (10 interceptions in three seasons). He doesn't necessarily have high-end speed (4.5 40-yard dash), but he showed decent recovery speed at Florida. He plays a physical and aggressive style of football. Maybe a little too aggressive at times. Hargreaves and last year's second-round pick, Eric Rowe, could make a formidable tandem on the outside for years to come.

NFL salary cap, player contracts shouldn't be taken at face value | The MMQB with Peter King
Whether it’s the salary cap or player contracts, the dollars behind the deals flying around the league this week shouldn’t be taken at face value. Here’s why, plus a look at how three quarterbacks recently got paid

PFF’s top 75 free agents of 2016 - PFF
Brooks was a top-10 guard in 2013 and 2014 before experiencing a dip in run-blocking performance last season. On the plus side, he did have his best year in pass protection, and there is good reason to believe he can bounce back going forward for a team with a zone-heavy offense.

Retiring from the NFL is terrifying, especially if you're not ready to leave - SB Nation
"You can't be a football player outside of football," former Bengals running back Cedric Benson said. "Society doesn't understand a football player."

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