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Philadelphia Eagles offseason moves by Howie Roseman an indictment of coach Chip Kelly - ESPN
"Some of these moves he's made here are really good," the head coach said. "You start trading these guys that you don't really want and really haven't done much, and you get rid of their money and get draft picks. I'm like, 'Why aren't we getting that done?' I'm wondering how he pulls it off, how he got people to make some of these deals. I thought it was really good what he's done so far."

How much draft pick ammo does each 'QB-needy' team have to move up to pick No. 1? - PhillyVoice
The Eagles have nine total picks, all of which they can trade (none of them are compensatory picks). However, they do not have a second-round pick, which was of course dealt away by Kelly for Sam Bradford. If the Eagles were to move up to the No. 1-overall spot, the Titans could demand that the Eagles include their first round pick next year as part of any deal. The Eagles do not have anywhere near the same kind of 2016 draft assets as the Browns, Cowboys, or 49ers.

Visits, Workouts and What They Mean - Iggles Blitz
Clearly the Eagles are looking for a QB. They are checking out the big dogs and doing so thoroughly. You might wonder why the team would go work out Wentz and Goff and then have them come to Philly. Having the players at the NovaCare gets them out of their comfort zone and can help the team to judge them. They can also do any medical checks they want. There are no workouts when players come to Philly, only interviews and film reviews/whiteboard sessions. The Eagles are going to draft a QB. That’s why they are looking at a lot of them. If they miss on the top group, they have mid and late round targets of interest.

Draft Daily: Myles Jack, the ‘Modern Day’ Defender - Birds 24/7
This spider chart, however, doesn’t take into account Jack’s impressive Pro Day. According to Tony Pauline, NFL evaluators described Jack as a “remarkable athlete” and one source told Pauline that Jack “looked like a defensive back doing linebacker drills,” referring to his speed, quickness and ease of movement. Jack estimated that he was only 80 percent recovered from his injury, but his 40-inch vertical that day would’ve put him in the top 10 among all NFL Combine participants, and his 124-inch broad jump would have placed him in the top five among linebackers. That athleticism is what allows him to play several positions, which Jack addressed in Indianapolis when he was asked where NFL teams told him he’d play in their schemes.

What if Ed Snider had owned the Eagles? - Daily News
Snider probably would have seen the need for the Eagles to have their own stadium and practice facility long before the dawning of the 21st century. On the other hand, he was extremely thin-skinned. If Ed had been the owner, and fans were bussed in to New York to boo Donovan McNabb as the first-round pick in 1999, I can picture Ed climbing over seats to take up the matter face-to-face. That might not have ended well. Detractors will point out that Snider was terribly slow to adapt to changes in hockey, and also became impulsive, impatient and shortsighted, as he aged, that the second of those two Stanley Cups was won in 1975, which might as well be 1960, when the Eagles last won, as far as millions of fans born since then are concerned.

Film Room: Breaking Down Pass Rushers -
In today's Film Room session with Fran Duffy and Greg Cosell, learn what it takes to be an effective NFL pass rusher and what players stand out most in this draft class ...

Carson Wentz, Paxton Lynch, Jared Goff all visiting Eagles this week -
It is going to be a big week in the Eagles search for a franchise quarterback.  According to FOX 29's Howard Eskin, the Eagles will be hosting four quarterback's this week -- Memphis' Paxton Lynch, Cal's Jared Goff, North Dakota State's Carson Wentz and Mississippi State's Dak Prescott.

Dolphins CB Byron Maxwell: It’s obvious we have talent - Palm Beach Post
“We weren’t very good,” Maxwell said of last year’s Eagles. “I could’ve played better obviously. We left plays out on the field. I could’ve done some things better, things I’m going to work on. But that’s 2015. It’s time to go and move to 2016 and see where that takes me.” Maxwell describes himself as a smart, physical player.

Josh Gordon reportedly failed another drug test in March - SB Nation
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon hasn't yet been reinstated by the NFL due to a failed drug test from March, according to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports. Gordon's sample, collected in March, tested positive for marijuana and dilute, which has given commissioner Roger Goodell pause in reinstating the receiver after a year-long ban for multiple failed drug tests, according to the report. Both the "A" and "B" samples in the NFL-administered drug test came back positive for marijuana, though it was below the positive test threshold of 35 nanograms per milliliter. Unfortunately for Gordon, the presence of a diluted sample automatically makes it a positive test.

The BGN NFL Draft Party T-Shirts Are Here! - BGN
Our good friends at ATLS. Apparel (@ATLSapparel) have done such a great job with these. This isn’t just some low quality t-shirt that will be useless after one wash, these are 100% ring-spun cotton. Not only durable but super soft and comfortable. It’s a great buy for $20. These will only be around for a very limited time, so make sure to grab as many as you can before Monday, April 18th at 12:00 noon ET. If you are attending the draft party at Nick’s Roast Beef on Cottman, you can pick up your t-shirts the night of the party. Make sure you bring your ID and your receipt, you can not pick up you t-shirt without these two things.

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