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Eagles News: Fletcher Cox and Bennie Logan could be the NFL's best defensive tackle duo

Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 6/13/16.

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The DT Mystery - Iggles Blitz
Fletcher Cox and Bennie Logan could be the best DT duo in the NFL this year. Cox has become a dominant player and Logan could really thrive in the new system, now that he’s asked to make plays rather than just eating up blockers. Watch him when he was able to attack upfield. Or check out this play. The C tried to reach block him, but Logan was so quick off the ball that he blew up the play. He’s got the ability to be very disruptive now that he can fly off the ball. It will be a lot of fun watching Cox and Logan make plays.

Eagles 53-man roster projection after minicamp - PhillyVoice
The offensive line is the toughest call on the team at this point. Allen Barbre could start, but he'll have still competition in training camp from Stefen Wisniewski and Isaac Seumalo in training camp. I'm betting on Wisniewski winning that job, although not with a lot of confidence. Doug Pederson pointed out clearly that Seumalo will be working at left guard, but for the purposes of keeping the depth chart below neat and tidy, we'll slot him in behind Jason Kelce at center. Barbre and Matt Tobin serve as backups who can play four of the five positions along the offensive line.

Eagles Wake-Up Call: Cornerbacks To Keep - Birds 24/7
Shepherd is an interesting case to follow. He appeared in line for the nickel role last season before tearing the ACL in his right knee during training camp. He’s not all the way back yet but did take part in some team drills during minicamp and expects to be a full participant this summer. He’ll be working to regain his form while simultaneously competing against the likes of Watkins and Rice for a place on the 53-man.

Eagles come through encouraging offseason with hope - Morning Call
Doug Pederson could not have asked for a better setup for his first NFL head-coaching job. He has a team with a good amount of talent, maybe even great, if you believe Pro Football Focus, which has their roster ranked fifth in the NFL. He has come through his first major crisis, the short-lived revolt of quarterback Sam Bradford, with no scars. His offseason camps, which ended Thursday, left no players significantly injured. Even star defensive tackle Fletcher Cox seems a willing participant, despite concerns about his long-term security, after skipping out on the voluntary portion of the offseason.

Anatomy Of A Play: Yankee -
In our final 'Anatomy Of A Play' segment, Ross Tucker and Ike Reese from Eagles Game Plan break down the 'Yankee' pass concept and how the Eagles may use it to attack downfield in 2016 ...

Eagles undrafted DTs Destiny Vaeao, Connor Wujciak make impressions this spring - CSN Philly
"Defensively, there are some defensive linemen in there that have really shown flashes of giving us depth at that position," head coach Doug Pederson said after OTAs wrapped up. "And you know, it's something that you've got to continue to monitor — especially once you get into training camp when the reps begin to increase for the three units — that these guys are getting the time spent on the practice field, No. 1, so that we can evaluate them properly as a staff."

Which positions are the Eagles better at this season? -
The key players from last season -- Jordan Matthews, Nelson Agholor and Josh Huff return. In theory, Agholor can only get better, as last season was a disaster. He has not, however, looked great during OTAs.  A key upgrade, however, is the bottom part of the depth chart, as Rueben Randle and Chris Givens seem to be big improvements from Riley Cooper and Miles Austin.  VERDICT: Better

Our Thoughts Are in Orlando - The MMQB
Les Bowen’s June take: "It all revolves around Bradford’s health. He looks good out here in practice and if he can stay healthy I think there's a chance that he plays nearly the entire season, but I don't have a lot of confidence in his health. You watch Wentz and he does something tremendous every day, but you can tell that after 23 games at the [FCS] level, there’s a lot he needs to catch up on. The fans will want to see him, but the coach also brought in Chase Daniel, a guy he likes, and paid him $7 million. It would not surprise me if Wentz didn't play at all this year, but I’ll put the number at 3.5 because I do believe there’s a good chance Bradford’s health doesn’t stand up."

Mike Carey is out as the rules expert for CBS, according to report - SB Nation
Carey was right 90 percent of the time, but he paled in comparison to Mike Pereira.

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