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Eagles News: Jaws says Sam Bradford owes Philadelphia an apology

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Jaws: Sam Bradford should apologize after 'insulting' Eagles - CSN Philly
Mercifully, Sam Bradford was back with the Eagles on Monday. But he has more to do than simply return, according to former Eagles great and current NFL analyst Ron Jaworski. "I think it’s kind of insulting to the city, I think it’s insulting to the Eagles and I think it’s insulting to teammates," Jaworski said on SportsNet Central Monday night in an interview with Comcast SportsNet’s John Clark. "I think when a player literally walks out on a team, he’s got some apologizing to do when he walks back in that locker room. And I’m sure he’s done that, he’s a standup guy."

Tom Condon (Sam Bradford's agent) speaks again: Let's dissect his wrongness, again - PhillyVoice
In the last three games, Bradford put up inflated stats in garbage time blowout losses to the Cardinals and Redskins, followed by a meaningless Week 17 game against the third-worst defense in NFL history. So sure, he put up lofty stats in games he didn't play particularly well (the horribly missed throw to a wiiiiiiide open Zach Ertz remains etched in my brain) that led to the elimination of the Eagles from the playoffs. But stats! As for "middle of the pack" over the course of the entire season, he was 25th in YPA, and 26th in QB rating. Have I been asleep for 20 years, and the NFL expanded to 50 teams?

Eagles Add Some Football Guys - Iggles Blitz
Douglas was a key scout for the Ravens, but had several guys ahead of him there. Last year he took a job with the Bears where he got to be the head of college scouting. He was still the number three guy in that organization. Douglas is now the number two guy in Philly. He will get to run the personnel department, but Howie still has overall control. While that’s true, I think Douglas probably was given a lot of control in regard to the draft. He can shape the scouting staff the way he wants. He will meet with the coaches to learn what kind of players they want and then Douglas can figure out the best way to go get them. Douglas was instrumental in going after UDFAs in Baltimore. I can see Howie letting him totally control that.

Seumalo Among Eagles Impacted By Graduation Rule - Birds 24/7
Every year, a portion of the rookie class is impacted by the highly-opposed graduation rule, which does not allow a player to take part in team activities until their school’s academic year is complete. Three Eagles are among those affected this time around. The most notable is third-round pick Isaac Seumalo of Oregon State, which operates on a quarter-term system. He will be allowed to participate in this weekend’s rookie camp, but will miss the remainder of the spring activities and will not be on the field again with the team until training camp. The same applies to Stanford defensive tackle Aziz Shittu and Oregon running back Byron Marshall, per the Eagles. (Fellow Duck Joe Walker already graduated, so he’s good to go.)

A Peek Inside Eagles' Personnel Moves -
Said Roseman: "They are huge additions to our football team and our front office. You start with Joe and the background that he has, coming from great organizations, one of the best talent evaluators in the National Football League and a great person. He's someone we're very fortunate to have, not only for his talent evaluation, but for his leadership. Then you talk about Andy and what he brings to the table, the two of them having worked together and the chemistry that they have was something that was very attractive to us. And again you're talking about someone who has shown his ability to evaluate talent in the National Football League, worked for a world championship organization and the character that he comes with as well." Douglas is in charge of the player personnel department and he reports to Roseman. "At the end of the day, it's on me. All of this is on me. It's my responsibility to make sure that we have the best people in every aspect, certainly in player personnel, but all throughout the organization," Roseman said.

Let the Carson Wentz show with Eagles begin -
While Bradford will be far away from the NovaCare Complex, and presumable back in Oklahoma, Wentz will be getting his first chance to work with coaches and his rookie teammates on the field. Even though the veterans won't be there, it is important day for Wentz, who can start to cement himself as a leader in the building and amongst his teammates.

The NFL's Alpha Agent Goes to War - Men's Journal
To be sure, Condon's still the quarterback king, repping almost half the franchise passers in the league. (He has, besides the icons already named, Matt Stafford, Sam Bradford, Alex Smith, and several others.) And though he prizes QBs and relies on their earnings — his agency does their contracts and books their marketing deals, of which the firm takes 10 to 20 percent — his heart, you sense, is with the men up front, who wage war for 12 years, take the worst of the beatings, and leave the game as faceless as they entered. That was Condon's footpath into the league: He came in as cannon fodder, a late-round pick, figured out a way to make a place for himself, and quietly built a name and a brand as the smartest guy in the room.

Carson Wentz signs contract that includes offset language - PFT
Last year’s No. 2 overall pick, Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota, was nearly a training-camp holdout due to a dispute over whether his fully-guaranteed contract would include offset language. That won’t happen with this year’s No. 2 overall pick, Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Wentz is signing the four-year deal presently. The Eagles secured a verbal understanding from Wentz and Jared Goff before making the trade to No. 2  in the draft that either player would agree to offset language if they become Philadelphia’s pick. Both players indicated that they would accept that term.

Did the Titans and Browns make the right call trading down? - SB Nation
The Titans and Browns moved out of the top two picks in the NFL Draft despite several holes on their rosters. Was it worth it?

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