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Colin Kaepernick rumored to be Browns' potential answer at QB: How does it affect Eagles? - PhillyVoice
So how does it affect the Eagles? Well, the Cleveland Browns pick second overall in the 2016 NFL Draft, while the 49ers pick seventh. Major changes at quarterback for both teams could alter how they approach the draft. From the Eagles' perspective, who select eighth overall, any major changes with the seven teams drafting ahead of them could cause a domino effect that could affect who is available when the Eagles pick.

You're invited to the BGN draft party - BGN
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So Long Sanchez - Iggles Blitz
Sanchez showed some promise in 2014, looking very good at times. The hope was that he would take another step forward in 2015 and push Sam Bradford for the starting job. That did not happen. Sanchez showed little progress and the team was 0-3 in games in which he threw a pass. The team failed to score 20 points in any of those games. Two of the losses were disasters (TB, DET). I think the Eagles were smart to move on from Sanchez. I was a bit worried when Doug Pederson spoke so highly of him after taking over as coach. There is no doubt that a new coach has to come in and praise his players, but Pederson said a lot of good things and sold me on the idea that he had interest in keeping Sanchez. Thankfully that won’t be happening.

Eagles' deal with Miami shows Roseman's strengths - Inquirer
That Roseman got the deal done is an indication of his strengths as an executive: his ability to read the player-value market and his understanding of the needs and tendencies of other player-personnel people in the league. Mind you, that doesn't mean the Eagles' entire offseason will be a success. Roseman and his staff still have to show that they can make a good-to-great selection at No. 8, assuming the Eagles hang on to the pick, and Roseman's track record in that regard is spotty at best, as the 2010 and 2011 drafts demonstrate. But his familiarity with Tannenbaum worked to his advantage in this instance.

Despite backup status, Ron Brooks is 'coming here to start' - CSN Philly
Yet when Brooks met with the media on Thursday, the veteran defensive back conceded nothing. He's here to compete for a job, just like everybody else. "What role do I expect? Corner," Brooks answered bluntly. "I'm coming here to start. I'm not here to sit and take a backseat to anybody, just as I would expect the same mentality from [Eagles safety Rodney McLeod] or anybody else that comes and plays for this team. "Nobody is looking to be the backup. Everybody is coming to play."

Nigel Bradham: Jim Schwartz Is A ‘Players’ Coach’ - Birds 24/7
When Kiko Alonso tore his ACL during the 2014 offseason, a starting spot opened up at linebacker in Jim Schwartz’s Buffalo defense. Nigel Bradham, the Bills’ 2012 fourth-round pick, benefited and eventually started 14 games in what turned out to be a career-year. Two years later, Bradham could again benefit from Alonso leaving a hole. Bradham acknowledged that Philadelphia's trade with Miami played a role in him signing his two-year deal. However, the prospect of reuniting with his old defensive coordinator was what ultimately sold him. "What really brought me here was being able to be up under coach Schwartz again," Bradham said today at his introductory press conference. "Being in his scheme and just knowing the way he calls a defense and what he wants to do as a coordinator, and how he wants to attack offenses. That was one of the things that I liked doing, and I had fun doing it, and I know it’s going to be fun here."

Bradham Looks To Relive Schwartz Days -
Over the past few days at the NovaCare Complex, new additions Leodis McKelvin and Ron Brooks spoke about their familiarity with defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz’s scheme from their days together in Buffalo and cited that as one of the biggest reasons why Philadelphia became their preferred destination. On Friday, Nigel Bradham’s story was much the same. "Jim Schwartz’s scheme, I feel like it fits my style of play very well," Bradham said. "(It allows me to be) an aggressive linebacker, attacking, pretty much just knowing his scheme and playing football to the best of my ability. He let me play free and be aggressive. I’m a tough-nosed player and I’m going to be able to do a lot of things in this defense. That’s for sure."

Howie Roseman: Eagles still have cap space for Fletcher Cox deal -
The Eagles have handed out six new contracts in the past two days, cutting their salary cap space almost in half.  Still, if the opportunity comes, top personnel executive Howie Roseman says the Eagles have the space available to extend Pro Bowl defensive end Fletcher Cox.  "Fletcher is in a separate boat," Roseman said. "We always keep open the flexibility to sign Fletcher Cox. We want to sign Fletcher Cox."

Sanchez arrival doesn’t end potential pursuit of Kaepernick - PFT
Yes, the Broncos have acquired quarterback Mark Sanchez from the Eagles. No, it doesn’t mean the process is over. However, as one source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT, it does mean that chatter of an imminent trade for quarterback Colin Kaepernick (or other moves) should die down.

It sounds funny, but Mark Sanchez is probably better for the Broncos than 2015 Peyton Manning - SB Nation
Hiring the Butt Fumble Man is not necessarily the death knell for Denver.

Naples Financial Advisor & Former NFL Player Raises $16,751 for Habitat for Humanity of Collier County - Naples News
Winston Justice, a Financial Advisor with Wells Fargo Advisors based in Naples, retired NFL football player, and Habitat for Humanity of Collier County board member – hosted a Super Build event on January 23 at Legacy Lakes, which raised $16,751 for Habitat for Humanity of Collier County.

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