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Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 6/3/16.

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Are the Eagles afraid of the Cowboys? - PhillyVoice
Uh, no. To begin, the Cowboys were 4-12 last season. So stop. But also, back in the Andy Reid days, it was commonplace for the Eagles to do scout team work preparing for all of their NFC East rivals. Seeing as Doug Pederson is essentially Andy Jr., it stands to reason he'd adopt Big Red's early focus on the rest of the division.

Chase Daniel embracing job as teacher/mentor of Eagles' QBs - CSN Philly
"You’ve got to check your ego at the door, man," Daniel said Tuesday during OTAs. "It’s not about me. It’s not about Sam. It’s not about Carson. It’s about the betterment of the team. I think if you asked all three of us, we would do everything and anything to make the team better. No matter what the coaches ask." Daniel said it’s important for he and his fellow quarterbacks to forge relationships on and off the field. He hangs out with Bradford and Wentz outside of the building and vehemently claims there’s no awkwardness within the position group. Not even at the first meeting between Bradford and Wentz.

Matthews Explains Benefits Of Offensive Changes - Birds 24/7
It’s easy to pile on Chip Kelly now that he’s gone, and it’s even easier for players to praise their new head coach, but Jordan Matthews explained to reporters on Tuesday after practice why, exactly, he and his teammates have taken to Doug Pederson and the changes he’s made on offense. "The biggest thing I’ve noticed that I think a lot of people don’t take into account that was different from last year is when you’re trying to go fast a lot, the snap count isn’t a huge factor. When you’re in this type of offense, the cadence has to be a strength of ours," Matthews said. "We have to be able to go up there and be able to deceive defenses, get them in what they’re going to do and then put ourselves in the best position to make plays."

Chase Talks - Iggles Blitz
Dave Spadaro did an interview with LB Myke Tavarres. That was a really good interview. Tavarres is engaging and comes across like a pretty bright guy. When talented, athletic players go to small schools, academics can often be an issue. I wondered if that was the case with Tavarres, but it sure doesn’t seem like that’s an issue based on the way the young man speaks and what he has to say. He told some good stories and has a good perspective on things.

Eagles WR Nelson Agholor looking to make second-year jump - ESPN
Nelson Agholor is in a tricky spot. The Philadelphia Eagles' 2015 first-round draft pick is excited about the opportunity to play in a new offensive scheme after his disappointing rookie season. Through three weeks of organized team activity practices and hours of meetings, Agholor believes he can thrive in coach Doug Pederson's system. "I look at last season, and I say I did not take advantage of a great opportunity," Agholor said Tuesday. "At the end of the day, that is what I must do this year. I'm still in position to take advantage of a great opportunity, and that's what I've got to do."

Wisniewski wants a starting job on Eagles offensive line -
"I wasn't promised anything [about a starting job], but I was promised the opportunity to compete, and that is all I can ask for," Wisniewski said. In addition to Wisniewski, another candidate for the left guard spot would seem to be Isaac Seumalo, the third-round draft choice from Oregon State. The reason left guard appears to be for the taking, despite Pederson's comments, is that Barbre, like the rest of the offensive line, struggled last year.

Can Eagles, Fletcher Cox come to terms on a long-term deal? -
Others pointed out in discussing the Cox negotiations, the Eagles have the leverage. Cox is under contract for 2016 at just under $8 million and the team can use the franchise tag in 2017 (for approximately $13 million) and again in 2018 (20 percent more than the 2017 salary). That would be three years and just over $36 million. As one person said, "there's no reason (the Eagles) have to pay him more than that.''

The Offense, According To Frank Reich -
Frank Reich has been around the NFL for 25 seasons as a quarterback and a coach and he knows not to jump to conclusions. He knows how to measure progress in the spring, when there are no pads and there is no tackling. He knows what he sees right now with this Philadelphia Eagles offense ...

Don't expect a sophomore slump from Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota - SB Nation
Winston and Mariota had promising rookie seasons, but history suggests they'll be even better in year two.

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