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Eagles News: Chip Kelly explains the difference between Philadelphia and the 49ers

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Chip Kelly has snarky answer about differences between Eagles, 49ers -
Kelly was fired by the Eagles on Dec. 29, 2015 and had a snarky answer Tuesday about the differences between his new job as head coach of the San Francisco 49ers and his former job in Philadelphia.  "The ocean is on the other side," Kelly said. "The ocean was on the right in Philadelphia, now it's on the left. I don't feel I'm different. Ask the coaches who are with me now and were with me before."

10 players the Eagles can least afford to lose to injury - PhillyVoice
Should Peters go down, you're probably looking at Lane Johnson sliding over to left tackle, and someone like Dennis Kelly filling in at right tackle. Peters' career is winding down, and there's a decent chance the 2016 season could be his last in the NFL. The Eagles have a legitimate replacement for Peters in Johnson, but the vacated right tackle spot would instantly become a big problem. Johnson's move over the left tackle might actually not be the worst thing. He could begin to get comfortable there in a season in which the Eagles, as noted above, are highly unlikely to be Super Bowl contenders.

Chase Daniel vows to compete in three-quarterback town - Inquirer
Daniel had, it could be argued, just as much reason as Bradford to be upset after the Eagles traded up for Wentz. His spot in the pecking order is also in jeopardy, and likely sooner with the rookie on his heels. Backup quarterbacks have little leverage to request trades, but rather than skip workouts as Bradford did for two weeks, Daniel simply ran the first-team offense in the starter's place. "Everybody handles their business a little differently," Daniel said. "My thought process was, 'Hey, it's awesome. They're bringing a guy in.' That's the story of my career. I've always had to fight for everything I've had. Not saying that Sam hasn't . . . just for me it was a welcome competition."

Carson Wentz: ‘I Felt Pretty Good’ In First OTA - Birds 24/7
"I felt pretty good. Nothing was perfect, it never is. I’m still learning, still got to get a feel for the receivers, tight ends, routes and everything," Wentz said. "There’s a lot left to go, but so far, I feel pretty comfortable with it. I feel like I’ve handled it pretty well and I’m excited to keep this thing rolling." Wentz noted how "there’s been no tension" between he and Bradford, although he hasn’t spoken with Bradford much. He added that there is a "really good atmosphere" among the quarterbacks, while emphasizing the role Chase Daniel will play in his development.

Sam Speaks - Iggles Blitz
Maybe the most interesting thing to me was when Bradford talked about A.J. Feeley. Bradford was asked whether he would help out Carson Wentz. He then told the story of Feeley being the veteran starter when he was drafted and how helpful Feeley was to him, despite the fact Bradford was there to steal his job. I believe Bradford when he says he will help Wentz. Veteran players usually do help younger guys. That’s a football tradition. And the help Bradford gives Wentz isn’t likely to make much of a difference right away. The hints and tips are probably more about development than playing well immediately.

The Sam Bradford Story: Looking Forward -
On the first day of the Organized Team Activities for the Eagles at the NovaCare Complex, head coach Doug Pederson said what the team thinks about its quarterback situation and the opportunities ahead for Sam Bradford, Chase Daniel and Carson Wentz ...

5 Questions Eagles offseason didn't answer: Linebacker - CSN Philly
Jordan Hicks was well on his way to Defensive Rookie of the Year honors last season before rupturing his pectoral muscle in Week 9. Up to that point, he had been coming up with big plays on a weekly basis, racking up 50 tackles, 1.0 sack, a forced fumble, three fumble recoveries, three pass breakups, two interceptions and a touchdown. That was all in essentially six-and-a-half games, give or take. It was enough time for Hicks to become a fan favorite and media darling. But was it enough to prove he can be the heart and soul of the Eagles defense? Enough to prove he's a game-changer?

With Jon Runyan running rules department, the fox is running the henhouse - PFT
"I know I punched a guy in the [crotch] once," Runyan said. "I got kicked out of the game. It was because he pushed me over a pile. It was on a field goal. I was watching the kick. The kick was already gone. [Jerry Ball] took two hands to my face mask and pushed me over the pile. I couldn’t get up off the ground because everyone was underneath me, and I just swung at the nearest thing I saw." He’ll be swinging for wallets starting this fall, and it will be interesting to see whether he applies the rules strictly or whether he exercises discretion in recognition of the fact that football inherently is a rough-and-tumble profession, where some of the best players are the ones who get away with as much as they.

The Sam Bradford drama with the Eagles may be over ... for now - SB Nation
That's not a guarantee that it won't ratchet back up in the future, but for now, Bradford appears to be set as the starting quarterback.

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