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Where Sam Bradford’s game needs to grow to earn the Eagles’ trust -
From an accuracy perspective, Bradford’s worst game of last season was a 27–7 win over the Giants in Week 6, when he threw three ugly picks. The first two were the result of Bradford and receiver Riley Cooper miscommunicating on routes. The third, shown below, was even worse: Bradford had an easy man coverage read off of motion, safety Landon Collins had tight end Zach Ertz bottled up, and Bradford mtried to force in the throw anyway. It’s a clear example of how Bradford still needs to work on his reads and patience in the pocket at times. Too often, Bradford struggled with reads in a simple offense and just didn’t get it done. He improved a bit as the year went on, but he still has a lot of things to work out to prove that he can quarterback a contender to the playoffs.

Eagles 53-man roster projection - PhillyVoice
The Eagles are kind of a mess here. Ryan Mathews has not been able to stay healthy throughout his career, Darren Sproles is not a traditional running back who can carry the load if Mathews goes down, Wendell Smallwood has a long way to go with pass protection before he can get a heavy workload, and Kenjon Barner is inconsistent. There's a decent chance the Eagles will add a stable veteran to the mix before the season begins.

Eagles Mailbag: Cox’s Contract, Starting Corners - Birds 24/7
There’s not much new to report here, but this is (unsurprisingly) the most frequent question we get. I wouldn’t worry about anything unless Fletcher Cox decides to skip the June 7-9 mandatory minicamp. It’s possible Cox doesn’t show up, but there’s no clear indication one way or the other right now. If he does miss it, the Eagles can fine him $76,580, according to former agent and current CBS Sports analyst Joel Corry. You and I would show up to three days of work to make that kind of money, but Cox will receive $7.799 million this year, so it’s not exactly a big financial incentive for him. Cox wants to be in Philadelphia for a long time, and the Eagles want him to stay, so even amid him skipping all of the voluntary workouts, I wouldn’t worry too much for now.

Eagles workouts this week: What to watch - Inquirer
Final week of voluntary workouts: When coach Doug Pederson discussed the absences of Fletcher Cox and Darren Sproles, he emphasized that the offseason program has only been voluntary to this point. The four OTAs this week mark the final voluntary portion of the spring. The Eagles will host a mandatory minicamp next week and then take a six-week break before training camp. Rookies and selected veterans will report to camp on July 25 and the first full-team workout is July 28.

Why Zach Ertz Is Among NFL's Elite TEs -
Ertz is every bit the ascending player Kelce is, a fact that has been overlooked by most. Merely 22 yards separated Ertz’s receiving total in 2015 from Kelce’s output. The Eagles’ tight end finished with more receptions (75) for 853 yards and two touchdowns. He also put up those numbers in fewer games after missing Week 12 and the majority of Week 11’s matchup after sustaining a concussion. Not only that, but Ertz admitted it took him a few games into the season to begin feeling healthy after a core muscle injury sidelined him for the entirety of the preseason.

Can Chris Givens provide the speed the Eagles need? -
Chris Givens' strength as a wide receiver is the Eagles' weakness at the position. So this should be a perfect situation, right? "I hope so,'' Givens said after an OTA practice this past week. "That's where my game starts, my speed. I've always tried to use that to my advantage. Always play fast and put pressure on the defense.'' Givens ran a 4.4 in the 40 coming out of Wake Forest in 2011 where he also caught 83 passes for 1,330 yards and nine touchdowns. Those numbers got him selected by the Rams in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft

Eagles mailbag: Pederson as a coach; running backs; Spikes - CSN Philly
Interesting name. Yes, Spikes did play for Jim Schwartz in Buffalo in 2014 and the Eagles already have three players on that team with these Eagles. But the team would have to weigh the positives and negatives of bringing him in. Spikes was released by the Patriots last season — he didn't take a snap in 2015 — after he pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of a car crash.  The Eagles have nearly no depth at linebacker, but would Spikes, now 28, be worth it? Not sure. Probably not, though.

Dion Jordan will apply for reinstatement after year-long NFL suspension - SB Nation
After three failed drug tests and a year-long suspension, Jordan will apply on Wednesday to be reinstated.

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