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Eagles' 53-man roster projection includes rookie CB Jalen Mills - ESPN
Running backs (4): Ryan Mathews, Darren Sproles, Wendell Smallwood, Byron Marshall. - Marshall projects as a younger version of Kenjon Barner, so it makes more sense for the Eagles to keep him. It won’t be shocking if the team goes with three backs here, which would make Marshall a candidate for the practice squad.

How Bad Were the Eagles Last Year? - Iggles Blitz
Did you get that? The 2015 Eagles were so bad that their Top 10 plays of the year were limited to just 5 plays. The NFL…what a bunch of jerks. Seeing the video did make me think of the old days when you would watch NFL Films Yearbook for each season. Those things were great, even in a losing season. NFL Films could make the 1998 Eagles 3-13 season feel hopeful and positive.

Wondering if Ben Simmons or Carson Wentz will have the bigger impact - Daily News
On Tuesday, a poll on Comcast SportsNet’s "Philly Sports Talk" asked fans who of the following would "have the biggest impact at the pro level’’: Ben Simmons, Carson Wentz, or Mickey Moniak. The results: Simmons, 49 percent; Wentz, 44 percent; Moniak, 7 percent. Most times, these instant polls are so predictable that if I could somehow bet on them, I’d own a shore house by now. This one, though, caught me by surprise. It is drilled into your brain from a very young age that this is a football-first town, or even a football-is-everything town, so for Ben Simmons to finish ahead of Carson Wentz on a question about who would be more integral to his team’s success – even on the brink of being drafted No. 1 overall – is still noteworthy.

Mailbag: What Happens With Bradford If He Excels? - Birds 24/7
Or, in the most likely scenario, the Eagles could cut Bradford and save $13 million, or trade him and save $17 million against the 2017 cap, according to Over the Cap. In other words: Between the Eagles’ financial situation, the presence of Wentz and Bradford’s injury history, it’s difficult to see him staying in Philadelphia, even if he plays well this year.

Roob's 25 random points: Historically bad Phillies, Meatloaf, Carson Wentz and more - CSN Philly
There are a lot of bodies to sort out at cornerback, but I’m confident – regardless of who was getting OTA reps with the 1s – that by the time the pads go on, training camp comes and goes and the regular season arrives, Eric Rowe will be a starter. I saw enough positives out of him last year to feel that he’s going to be a solid pro in Year 2. Playing cornerback as a true rookie is not easy. His five starts last year were the most by an Eagles rookie since Bobby Taylor in 1995. But you could see Rowe just get more and more comfortable and more and more confident with each passing week. I’m still not sold on this secondary, but if Rowe and Nolan Carroll start at corner, with Leodis McKelvin in the slot, and Malcolm Jenkins and Rodney McLeod are the safeties, the Eagles just might have their first respectable secondary since 2008.

Eagles' Fletcher Cox explains new role in Jim Schwartz's defense - NJ.com
"I played it my first year," Cox said, when asked about his role in this new system. "That's why they drafted me, to play in the 4-3. My role is to get to the quarterback, really. To play the run on the way to the quarterback. "From the way that they are explaining it; 'go get the quarterback, create havoc, negative plays are the biggest thing.' I don't think that we had enough of those last year. I don't think we had enough negative plays last year. I think that's going to change."

Goal To Go: Fletcher Cox - PE.com
Take a journey to Yazoo City, Mississippi, the hometown of Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox, to learn about his upbringing from Fletcher and his family members ...

Philadelphia Eagles standout Vinny Curry donates $200K to Marshall - Charleston Gazette-Mail
Former Marshall standout Vinny Curry has consistently expressed his passion for the university, and the chance it gave him for a college education. After landing a lucrative contract with the Philadelphia Eagles, he is eager to give back. Curry is making a $200,000 donation to launch the Vinny Curry Project. Further details will be released Thursday, but Curry gave a statement used in an MU athletic department Twitter message.

DeMarco Murray glad he’ll get to run downhill in Tennessee - PFT
Murray said on the Jim Rome Show that in Titans coach Mike Mularkey’s offense, he’s being asked to do what he does best: Take the handoff and run straight ahead. "It’s strictly downhill and that’s what I’ve been accustomed to my entire life. Nothing against last year or what happened, it just didn’t work out, but I’m very excited about this upcoming season and looking forward to it," Murray said.

Former Browns and long-time NFL coach Howard Mudd: Offensive line play in the NFL is poor - ESPN
"In the old days, we didn’t have the collective bargaining agreement that we have now, and that is you can’t coach the player from the last game until about June 1 [actually closer to April 1]," Mudd railed. "They can’t go on the field and do anything. You can’t even talk to them. So these offensive linemen are wandering around, and it’s not an instinctive position. This is truly a skilled position. Skill is something that you learn to do. It isn’t something instinctive like the other guys that catch passes and stuff like that.

Browns 'Cape of Sadness' retired after Cavaliers' championship win - SB Nation
Cleveland is suddenly a city of optimism after the Cavs won the NBA Finals, so the "Cape of Sadness" is no more.

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