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Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 4/20/16.

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Braxton Miller's draft range: Bills, Bengals, Eagles among fits -
That's why I would pay close attention to the New York Giants, Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles, based on their roster needs and utilization of a West Coast offensive scheme. All of those teams covet potent playmakers with dazzling running skills, which is why they place added value on punt returners. Most importantly, these teams appreciate pass catchers capable of transforming short passes into big gains with spectacular runs on the perimeter.

Eagles locker room seating chart - PhillyVoice
My pick for most likely "camp body row" player to make the team: Malcolm Bunche.

Here's why Eagles aren't crazy to deal boatload for No. 2 pick - Yahoo
On its face, accruing so many quarterbacks looks like personnel madness. But a deeper consideration reveals some method. In the ongoing scramble to find a 10-year franchise starter at quarterback, sometimes this is what it takes from a franchise. It's the most important position in the game, capable of turning a franchise into the right direction for a decade. So loading up with as many starting-quality candidates as possible and hoping for one to rise, well, that's certainly an aggressive approach. According to a source familiar with the Eagles' thinking, this is what is going on inside the heads of the Philadelphia brain trust – comprised of owner Jeffrey Lurie, general manager Howie Roseman and head coach Doug Pederson. The Eagles signed Bradford because they see him as capable of being at least a mid-level starter. Then they signed Chase Daniel, a QB Pederson believes is also a starting-level player. Now, after draft evaluations of Goff and Wentz, they believe both are capable of developing into cornerstones.

How many games will the Eagles win? - BGN
The newest edition of BGN Radio is here! (Episode #159). In this episode, we talk about the Eagles' 2016 schedule, NFL Draft rumors, Fletcher Cox, Howie Roseman, Doug Pederson, and more.

Sam Bradford not listening to Eagles QB draft chatter - CSN Philly
"I learned a long time ago to stay away from stuff like that," he said. "It’s not my first time that I’ve gone through a situation like this. I think I learned a long time ago to not worry about things I can’t control, and that’s something I can’t control. "I have no control over it. So there’s no reason to waste any time or putting any worry in it."

Eagles expect Schwartz's Wide 9 to work better than last version - Daily News
Four years later, the Wide 9 is back, this time under the direction of Washburn's former boss, Jim Schwartz, who is the team's new defensive coordinator. The Eagles are hoping and praying Schwartz's Wide 9 will be the salvation for a defense that gave up a franchise-record 36 touchdown passes and the fifth-most points in the NFL last year. Critics of the Wide 9 have suggested that the alignment puts too much run-stopping pressure on the linebackers and safeties. But Schwartz's defenses finished 11th or better against the run in six of the nine seasons he was a defensive coordinator in Buffalo (2014) and Tennessee (2001-08), including fifth or better four times.

On Bradford And the Empty QB Stall - Birds 24/7
He hasn’t been able to fully take part in an offseason training program since 2013 because of the various injuries he’s suffered in recent years. With rehab around the clock, there has been little down time for him in-between campaigns. This offseason was a welcomed change. Bradford was able to get away a bit and could focus on strength (he did appear to have a little more mass to him) and conditioning instead of worrying about repairs. "Man, it feels great. I just feel like, compared to last year, I’m much further along than where I was," he said. "Physically, my knee feels great. I’ve been able to do everything. I feel like having an offseason to actually train and not rehab, it’s a nice change for once." Bradford said just being able to get away and spend time with friends and family during the downtime was key for his frame of mind. And a couple work buddies dropped by as well.

QBs Line Up, Talk About The Offense -
In the newly configured Eagles locker room, which is really a visit to the way it used to be, the players are lined up by position. So in the case of the quarterbacks, Sam Bradford has the "A" slot – first locker, left side – and Chase Daniel is immediately next to him. McLeod Bethel-Thompson is currently situated in a temporary locker in the middle of the room, sort of a statement for what is the state of the team’s quarterback picture right now ...

Eagles Pre-Draft 2016 – EaglesFanCast 198
The NFL Draft is approaching fast. In fact, it’s next week, starting Thursday, April 28th. We have once again secured the illustrious Tommy Lawlor (@lawlornfl) to talk Eagles Draft!

Confident Marcus Smith moving to defensive end in Jim Schwartz's defense -
This season, Smith enters as a member of the second-team defense and making a position change from a 3-4 OLB to a 4-3 defensive end. "In college it was all about playing fast and playing with reckless abandon," Smith explained. "That's what this defense is set up on, with the defensive linemen playing fast.  "I think that whether it's a 3-4 defense or a 4-3 it just comes down to different terminology. Different coaches have different terminologies for things."

Taylor Decker plays too high for an NFL tackle but gets the damn job done - SB Nation
Low man wins is a time-honored truism for offensive linemen. That rule doesn't seem to apply to the Ohio State tackle, but retired NFL defensive end Stephen White sees a guy who could still do the job, regardless of how high he plays.

The BGN NFL Draft Party T-Shirts Are Here! - BGN
COME TO THE BGN DRAFT PARTY! Our good friends at ATLS. Apparel (@ATLSapparel) have done such a great job with these shirts. 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 Thursday, April 21st 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. RSVP to the BGN Drafty Party by **clicking here**.

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