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Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 5/26/16.

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Mychal Kendricks: Last Year’s Rotation Was ‘Odd’ - Birds 24/7
"I just feel like it was too much hot and cold with all the players rotating in and out," Kendricks said. "No one was able to get in the flow. It was odd. I didn’t feel like I played as good or as much. For the time I was in, I feel like my numbers were okay. But it’s hard to be a force or something to reckon with when you’re not on the field." [...] "I feel like if I stay healthy," he said, "you’ll see me in the Pro Bowl."

Leodis McKelvin likely a favorite to start at cornerback for Eagles - PhillyVoice
McKelvin was the first of five corners selected in the first round of the 2008 NFL Draft, 11th overall, in a class that included Pro Bowl selections Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Aqib Talib, and Brandon Flowers. However, he didn't quite begin to break out under he played under Schwartz in Buffalo, when he was 29 years old and in his seventh year in the league. After watching McKelvin's interceptions that season, they weren't of the "lucky" variety.

Alpha dog Jim Schwartz speaks his mind - Inquirer
Some former head coaches can drift into the background as a coordinator or an assistant, especially if a first-time head coach requires it. Some can't. They're alpha dogs, and by their nature they can't help but overshadow lesser personalities. Schwartz, by most descriptions, has a dominant personality. He did coexist with first-time head coach Doug Marrone in Buffalo, but it was for only one year before Marrone opted out of his contract. And only one of them was carried off the field that season - Schwartz, after the Bills beat his former team, the Lions.

Eagle Eye: The X's and O's Of RPOs - PE.com
Fran Duffy dissects a potentially large part of the Eagles' offense, the concept of Run Pass Option plays, with Villanova WR coach Brian Flinn before talking with Jordan Matthews about the "Drive" Route ...

Eagles' JaCorey Shepherd talks rehab, target return date - NJ.com
"It's good," Shepherd told NJ Advance Media following Tuesday's OTA practice at the NovaCare Complex when asked about his progress. "I'll be back in training camp. I don't need to rush. Could I get out there now? Yeah ... But, there's no reason to rush when I have those extra two months to get ready for training camp."

Backfield Battles - Yahoo
Here’s another name to stow away for dynasty leagues: Wendell Smallwood. A year ago at this time, the Eagles were chock full of options at running back. After pulling the plug on DeMarco Murray, that’s no longer the case. Now the Eagles are left with injury-prone Ryan Mathews, aging scat back Darren Sproles and underwhelming third-stringer Kenjon Barner. That leaves the path to carries in Philadelphia relatively wide open.

New scheme, new Marcus Smith: 'You'll see a lot different Marcus' - CSN Philly
Smith doesn't blame Eagles fans for being disappointed with his career up to this point. The 24-year-old isn't content with the way things have panned out thus far, either, but sounds as though he's ready to turn the page in a new scheme. "I understand they want their first-round draft pick to play," Smith said of fan criticism. "I wanted to be on the field, but I wasn't. I learned a lot of things from my first to my second year and I think I've grown and matured a lot, and this third year you'll see a lot different Marcus."

Film Room: Jordan Hicks - Eye of the Eagles
Hicks is really good in coverage, he’s not just athletic but he’s very instinctive in zone coverage and he always seems to have a feel for where the quarterback wants to go with the ball as you’ll see in the next few clips. Although he could have picked this ball off, it shows how well he’s reading Brees while staying close to the receivers around him and he makes a really athletic play on the ball.

NFL tweaks its replay rules again - SB Nation
In-game officials will be in contact with Dean Blandino and the rules will clearly list which plays can't be reviewed.

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