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Eagles News: Jon Dorenbos will be on 'America's Got Talent'

Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 6/18/16.

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Eagles' Jon Dorenbos to appear on 'America's Got Talent' -
The Eagles' Jon Dorebos will perform on America's Got Talent Tuesday.  A rep for the America's Got Talent confirmed that Dorenbos will perform magic for judges Simon Cowell, Mel B., Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel. Dorenbos took solace in magic after his father was convicted of killing his mother when Dorenbos was only 12, and has been practicing it ever since.

What Fletcher Cox's contract means for the Eagles - BGN Radio
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Updated look ahead to the Eagles' 2017 free agents - PhillyVoice
One player who has not been reported to be negotiating a new deal is Logan. The Eagles drafted Logan to be a two-gapping defensive lineman in a 3-4 scheme. However, despite low sack totals, Logan has shown the ability to penetrate through the line of scrimmage. Now that the deal for Cox is complete, we'll see if the Eagles try to get something done with Logan.

Eagles’ new DC Jim Schwartz giving defense best chance to succeed -
So, how does the Eagles’ current defensive personnel fit into that structure? Most of the players seem happy with the switch, and it’s easy to see why. Cox is one of the best multi-gap players in the league—he can play anywhere from end to straight up nose tackle and dominate—but his base position will likely be three-tech in this scheme. And as a one-gap inside penetrator, he has the attributes to be an absolute terror. Logan would ostensibly be the one-tech, the guy responsible more for stopping inside runs and soaking up blocks. At end, there are a lot of options. Graham is a perfect fit, as is the underrated and underutilized Vinny Curry. Barwin may see some situational time as a pass-rushing end, but Schwartz is too smart of a coach to avoid taking full advantage of Barwin's positional versatility.

Eagles Mailbag: Who Gets the Next Extension? - Birds 24/7
Looking through the lens of who’s next in line to get a contract extension, two names stand out. The first, of course, is Bennie Logan. As the MMQB’s Albert Breer pointed out yesterday, Logan is the only projected offensive or defensive starter who will be a free agent after this season. The 2013 third-round pick has never put up big numbers, but if you turn on the tape, his impact is obvious. He started off last season playing like a Pro Bowler, although his performance dipped a bit as the season progressed, at least in part because of his calf injury that prevented him from playing in the final two games.

Who is going to emerge in crowded Eagles' secondary? -
Just a few months ago, Eric Rowe was considered a rising star in the Eagles' secondary and without a doubt the team's No. 1 cornerback going into the 2016 season. Now he may not even be in the team's top three at the position. At that same time Leodis McKelvin, the 31-year-old free agent from Buffalo, was being looked as a veteran who might be the team's nickel back. Now he might be the team's No. 1 corner.

The Next Step For Fletcher Cox -
Chuck, Reggie, Randall, Donovan – There are a select number of players in Eagles history who need only go by one name. Throughout the years, these players have owned the title of "face of the franchise," once-in-a-generation-type talents. Fletcher just might be another name added to the list one day. Fifth-year defensive tackle Fletcher Cox agreed to a lucrative six-year contract extension earlier this week, a deal that was made official on Thursday when pen was put to paper. In his first four seasons, Cox has shown consistent improvement every year, but now that his new deal is done, the Mississippi State product is ready to take that next step into the elite category of Philadelphia Eagles franchise players.

Randall Cunningham mentors his daughter and son to help them reach the Rio Olympics - CSN Philly
The teenage high jump phenom lives at home and carpools to practice. Same with the 30-year-old American record-holder in the shot put. These two medal hopefuls at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics also have this in common: A father for a coach whose last name is certainly recognizable to most football fans. Vashti Cunningham's dad is longtime NFL quarterback Randall Cunningham, who built a track club in Las Vegas to help his daughter -- and son -- soar to new heights in the high jump. Michelle Carter's father is Michael Carter, a stalwart defensive lineman who used to routinely drive 340 miles roundtrip to offer her shot put tips. Anything for their kids.

Tim Tebow hasn’t given up the dream of playing quarterback - PFT
The closest Tim Tebow’s been to an NFL quarterback lately was when he played in Cam Newton’s celebrity kickball game last week. But the former Broncos/Jets/Patriots/Eagles sort-of quarterback said during an interview on "Larry King Now" that he hasn’t completely given up the dream.

Ricky Williams wants to make weed gyms a way of life - SB Nation
The former NFL star talked to SB Nation about opening a new gym in San Francisco, Power Plant, that he wants to make part of a movement.

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