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Eagles News: Chase Daniel is still being connected to Philadelphia

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One player each NFL team should target in free agency - SB Nation
Regardless of the two-year deal with Bradford, adding better options than Mark Sanchez should be a priority for the team is the post-Chip Kelly era. Daniel is just a player that makes a ton of sense, especially after spending the last three seasons under the tutelage of Doug Pederson. The 29-year-old quarterback has all of 77 pass attempts in six NFL seasons, so it's really tough to know how much he offers, but nobody would know better than Pederson and the Eagles could get a decent player at a very affordable price.

A Bit of FA Talk - Iggles Blitz
If Pederson could get Chase Daniel at the right price, he might be interested in adding his former QB. The Eagles would then cut Mark Sanchez. My guess is that they stand pat with Sanchez, who they seem to like.

Eagles ready to finally address offensive line - Inquirer
"The O-line is a priority, period," Howie Roseman said on Thursday. "It's a priority today. It's a priority tomorrow. It's a priority next week. It's a priority in April. It's going to be a priority. Every day we're looking for offensive linemen." It wasn't much of a priority after the Eagles selected Johnson with the fourth overall pick in the 2013 draft. They haven't drafted an offensive lineman since, and most of their free-agent additions have been of the journeyman variety (see: Allen Barbre, Andrew Gardner).

Five free agents who make sense for the Eagles, version 2.0 - PhillyVoice
Quick was still recovering heading into the 2015 season, as he had to wear a yellow beanie over his helmet for training camp so his teammates knew they were not allowed to hit him hard. He did not play until October, and had just 10 catches for 102 yards with no TDs on the season. If his medicals check out, Quick could be an intriguing player who seemed to be on the cusp of a breakout season in 2014 before he got hurt. Personally, I think the Eagles should stay away from this crop of free agent receivers, as they are not worth the money they may command. However, Quick would be a low-cost option with upside, and familiarity with Sam Bradford from their time together in St. Louis.

Eagles Wake-Up Call: On the Pederson-Bradford Long Distance Relationship - Birds 24/7
"'We're going to bring a whole new vibe to the team," Pederson told him. "'You're very familiar with a little bit of our terminology from when you were in St. Louis with Coach Shurmur. And I want you in Philadelphia. I know you're a free agent, I know you have options out there, but at the end of the day, a lot of times the grass is not always greener on the other side. Do what you've gotta do to stay in Philadelphia.' And I think he kind of listened and took that to heart because ultimately, he's here." The relationship the two built up was of the long-distance variety. In fact, Pederson said the first time the two met face-to-face was Thursday when Bradford flew in to sign the contract and address the media.

As NFL free agency looms, what are Eagles going to do? -
The free agent they are most likely to sign is: Tahir Whitehead, LB, Detroit. It just makes too much sense. He can play inside or outside. He knows coordinator Jim Schwartz' defense. He went to Temple. He could be an Eagle by Wednesday night.

Howie Roseman explains decision to pay Sam Bradford - PFT
"When you’re talking about a quarterback there is no level that you won’t pay for a high performance for a quarterback," Roseman told PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio and NBCSN. "In terms of the market and when you look at the options that are there to keep a player from free agency whether it’s a franchise tag or transition tag, one-year deals, from our perspective we wanted to make sure it was more than a one-year deal so that we weren’t building our team just for this one year. We’re trying to look at it over a period of time as we build this team. So it was very important for us to get a multi-year deal, a deal longer than one year, and this was an area right now where you’re in a vacuum. Free agency hasn’t started, able to come to a decision and for us, and for us it’s about what is best for the Philadelphia Eagles not necessarily what’s best around the league."

Pederson's Message Strikes Winning Tone -
It is all so genuine and natural for Doug Pederson as a head coach, the way he talks to people and tells them the truth with the tone of authority and authenticity he projects. In the case of quarterback Sam Bradford, the medium delivered the exact, right message ...

Falcons asked Ohio State CB Eli Apple if he likes men - CSN Philly
"I've been asked a lot of weird questions. I don't know if I could say on TV," Apple said. "The Falcons coach, one of the coaches, was like, 'So do you like men?' It was like the first thing he asked me. It was weird. I was just like, 'no.' He was like, 'if you're going to come to Atlanta, sometimes that's how it is around here, you're going to have to get used to it.' I guess he was joking but they just ask most of these questions to see how you're going to react."  Not sure how teams think these sort of questions are a good idea.

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