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Eagles rookie CB Jalen Mills 'competing to be in starting lineup' - PhillyVoice
"Jalen has been playing well. He jumps off the tape. He's explosive. He's making plays. He has his raw moments every now and then, but he's looked really comfortable out there with the two's, and he started getting reps with the one's. I think he's definitely competing to not only make the team, but be in the starting lineup. There's a lot of competition and it's still early, but I think he's thrown his hat in that conversation."

Pederson Talks Seumalo, O-Line Competition - Birds 24/7
Doug Pederson was asked about which rookies stood out to him with OTAs and mandatory minicamp in the rearview mirror, but it didn’t take long for his mind to instead wander to one player who wasn’t at either. Because of the graduation rule, which does not allow a player to participate in team activities until their school’s academic year is complete, third-round pick Isaac Seumalo could only attend the Eagles’ rookie camp and nothing else. "I wish Isaac could have been here the entire spring," Pederson said. "I think more about him probably than I do the guys that are here."

Sielski: Kicking competition has plenty of meaning for Eagles - Inquirer
How did he keep those misses from preying on his mind and affecting his performance the rest of the season? "Been there before," said Sturgis, who kicked for the Miami Dolphins for two seasons before they cut him in September. "You play in high school. You play in college. I've missed kicks before. But it's how you respond. The guys who let it get to them, they sink because of it, and they're not around anymore. There are no questions in this game. You've got to be good, and you've got to be good all the time. You don't get many chances. So walk in focused and do what you do."

10 takeaways from Eagles OTAs and mandatory minicamp - CSN Philly
Carson Wentz: It’s easy to see why this staff raved about Wentz before and after they moved up and took him with the No. 2 pick. He’s big, strong, athletic, has a killer arm, and by all accounts, has really picked up the playbook. Still, he’s a rookie and we saw some rookie mistakes this spring. Perhaps the most troubling thing about Wentz was his propensity to let some of his passes soar over the heads of his targets. And he has had some wobble on his throws. Really, though, that stuff is pretty minor for now and the future looks bright.

Chase Daniel: Everything that I do is in the mindset of starter - Eagles Wire
So far, things are going well. Daniel has impressed his teammates with his knowledge and playmaking ability. He continues to carry himself like as if he will be the starting quarterback. "I feel like we are pretty far along. We have a long way to go but I am very happy with how we ended minicamp," Daniel said. "My mindset is I prepare to start every single day. Everything that I do is in the mindset of a starter."

The Ongoing Growth of Griffin - The MMQB
That said, outside of Bradford’s brief holdout, it doesn’t seem like he’s done much to cast doubt on the idea he’ll win the job. And opponents did see a different guy in December last year, as Bradford gained his footing in Chip Kelly’s system and got more comfortable on his surgically repaired knee. Now, he just has to prove he can withstand another scheme change. "He definitely got better and more comfortable in the system as (2015) went on," said one rival defensive coordinator. "I think there’s a huge difference in him from September compared to December. But now, he’s involved in the system change and there’s all the bitterness of his offseason. He’s definitely got an elite skill set still. He was the first pick in the draft, for crying out loud. But a quarterback has to understand the nuances of the system, he has to feel totally comfortable, and this is the fifth system on his career."

Chalk Talk: How Coaches Make Players Better - PE.com
Greg Cosell joins Fran Duffy on the Eagle Eye in the Sky podcast to talk about how coaches can make players better and how that may help Marcus Smith reach his potential in 2016 and beyond ...

ESPN's O.J. Simpson documentary is the best thing they have ever done - SB Nation
OJ: Made in America is a seven-hour story about LA, race, police, media, and celebrity. But it never forgets the violent crime that stitched all those topics together.

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