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

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Vinny Curry: Gonna Fly Now - The MMQB
The Eagles pass rusher was underused last season. But considering his performance in limited snaps—and Philly’s transition to a simplified 4-3 defense—Curry is setting up to be one of 2016’s breakout stars

10 reasons the Redskins will be a dumpster fire this season - PhillyVoice
As the NFC East champs a year ago, the Redskins have to face the NFC South and NFC West champs. Those two teams (the Panthers and Cardinals) are arguably the two best teams in the NFC. Here's who the NFC East teams have to face in those two floating games. In 2015, the Redskins faced just three teams with winning records. In 2016, they'll face six teams that had winning records the previous season.

Eagles Wake-Up Call: The Cap After Cox - Birds 24/7
"They’re going to have to shed people next year," Corry said during a conversation with Birds 24/7. "You’re going to see a different composition of the roster. I don’t see Jason Peters surviving past this year. He’s going to have to have a great year to survive. Connor Barwin already doesn’t seem like a fit with the change of scheme. Ryan Mathews continues not to be able to stay healthy. And [Sam] Bradford, you assume, is going to be traded or cut. So if you cut those four guys it’s going to create a ton of cap room. You can get $7.75 from Barwin, $9.2 from Peters, if Mathews is injury-prone, that’s $4 million. And if you had to cut Bradford as opposed to trading him, that’s $13.5 million."

Leodis McKelvin emerges from spring as the Eagles' top cornerback - Inquirer
The Eagles’ No. 1 cornerback this season might be a 30-year-old who was not a full-time starter last season. Leodis McKelvin was signed to a two-year, $6.2 million contract when the Eagles agreed to trade Byron Maxwell, and McKelvin is the frontrunner to replace Maxwell. McKelvin lined up with the first-team defense throughout the spring, and coach Doug Pederson said he separated himself from competitors for the position.

News, Notes And An O-Line Update -
There is no greater indication of Doug Pederson’s core philosophy of winning football than what happened in some of the moves the Eagles have made in this offseason. Certainly, yes, the overarching commitment at quarterback is huge, and Pederson clearly values being strong there one through three on the depth chart. Look more closely and you’ll see where the Eagles have dug deep to have success ...

Would Cody Parkey have made a difference for 2015 Eagles? -
Eagles' kicker Cody Parkey wouldn't take the bait. Asked if he thought he could have been the difference in the 2015 Eagles going 7-9, or  making the playoffs, he abstained. "I can't say that,'' Parkey said. "Caleb (Sturgis) came in and did a nice job.'' Parkey, the Eagles' Pro Bowl kicker, as a rookie, in 2014, kicked in just three games before a serious groin injury landed him on injured reserve for the season. The injury, which came to a head in week three against the Jets, was lingering all summer.

Eagles' deep DE rotation will keep them fresh this season - Eagles Wire
Barwin and Curry have taken the first-team reps while Graham and Smith are taking reps with the second team. While being a starter would be great, Graham is pleased with the rotation that will help the defensive line be better. "It’s great hearing your name announced at the beginning of the game and having your family go wild," Graham said. "Other than that, you go out there and do what you do. It helps because it gets everybody reps. At the end of the day, it allows maximum effort. You don’t have to save anything."

17 potential Deflategate outcomes, ranked from most likely to most absurd - SB Nation
Tom Brady still has a number of legal options to exhaust. Joy!

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