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Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 6/7/16.

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Eagles' 7th-round pick getting noticed quickly - Delaware Online
McLeod, whom the Eagles signed as a free agent during the offseason to start alongside Malcolm Jenkins, said Mills reminds him a lot of himself. After all, McLeod went undrafted in 2012 and made the St. Louis Rams roster that year, mostly for special teams. McLeod became a starter in 2013, and has started every game since. "He’s doing a great job, taking coaching well, improving each and every day," McLeod said. "He’s going to be a good player, man, special teams and all. He’s just willing to work. You see him after practice, too, getting work in on his own. You can see a good player ... You like to see that from a young guy. He just looks hungry, honestly."

Google review ratings of each NFL stadium - PhillyVoice
Cowboys: "Wtf i payed so much for a good thanks given to lose i dont care if we won the division we lost on thanksgiving and this stadium has to much sun glare and its hard to see the games no wonder romo sucks we need a new qb cause we need championships nowww jerry jone get rid of bryant to much money for a baby cry and he was only good with Murray now we got no one bavk there so there go the eagles with Murray and Miles two of our best to our rivals for revenge great BUT STILL BAD STADIUM. IVE BEEN A FAN FOR 30YEARS WE NEED A QB ROMO AINT THE ANSWER"

Logan, Cox prepare for changing roles on Eagles line - Inquirer
Logan does not want to be a labeled as strictly a nose tackle. He played as a defensive tackle in a 4-3 scheme at LSU, and he said his responsibilities are "a lot similar" to what he did then. In fact, when the Eagles drafted Logan, there were questions about whether he was big enough to man the middle of the line in a 3-4 scheme. Through his first three years in the league, Logan has mostly been a run stuffer. He has only three career sacks. Logan came off the field in many passing situations, but that was not considered a strength of his game or a key part of his responsibilities. In the new defense, he will be more involved in the pass rush. That's why Logan has adjusted his body for the scheme. He dropped from about 315 pounds to roughly 305, which he thinks will allow him to rush downfield.

Greg Lewis plans to bring out the best in the Eagles WRs - Eagles Wire
"It is extremely helpful. He played," Matthews said. "When a guy comes to you and says ‘I’ve done this before and what you just did sucks. Let me tell you how to make it better,’ it means something to you because you have seen him go out there and do it. He knows what I have been through. His insight and what he knows has been a huge help for our room."

Can Doug Pederson Push The Right Buttons? - PE.com
The 2015 Eagles were underachievers. The hype of last summer faded quickly and the team went 7-9. There are a variety of reasons the team didn't fare as well as expected. One of the key issues is that Chip Kelly and his coaching staff simply could not push the right buttons. Think about the previous two seasons for a minute. Nick Foles posted amazing numbers in 2013. The offensive line was great that year, playing as well as any Eagles offensive line in a long time. DeSean Jackson had a career year in 2013. Jeremy Maclin had a career year in 2014. Mychal Kendricks had his best season in 2014. So did Connor Barwin. Darren Sproles had an amazing season in 2014. There weren't many career-best seasons in 2015. It was just the opposite, in fact.

Coxwatch - Iggles Blitz
The Eagles know Fletcher Cox and Bennie Logan are the starters at DT. They have Beau Allen as a backup. Taylor Hart is making the transition from 3-4 DE to DT, a position he hasn’t played in the NFL. Mike Martin is a veteran, but is new to the Eagles and to this scheme. UDFA rookies Destiny Vaeao, Connor Wujciak and Azziz Shittu all have a ton to learn. Those players got extra reps with Cox skipping the OTAs and Allen missing time due to injury. OTA reps don’t tell you much about who can shed blocks, but they do mean something to players trying to learn a new scheme and who need lots of technique work. You don’t need contact to see how a player lines up, gets off the ball and looks on the move.

Doug Pederson put his mark on Eagles during offseason - ESPN
There is a concern about the lack of big-time playmakers, but there are also a few reasons for hope. During Kelly’s reign, the Eagles discarded offensive stars DeSean Jackson, LeSean McCoy, Jeremy Maclin, and even quarterbacks Michael Vick and Nick Foles. The players who have been added have not attained the performance levels of the players who have been subtracted. But Matthews, Agholor, tight end Zach Ertz and running back Ryan Mathews have only played in Kelly’s offense during their Eagles careers. It may be that Kelly’s offense had some limitations in that regard.

Junior college, surgery, construction: Joe Walker's long path to Eagles - CSN Philly
It was a phone call Joe Walker had been waiting for his entire life. And he didn’t answer it. On April 30, Walker, the standout linebacker from Oregon, had been watching the third day of the NFL draft off and on throughout the afternoon from his family’s Southern California home. He thought there was a good chance he’d be selected that final day, but wasn’t quite sure. And as the day wore on, those chances grew slimmer and slimmer. So when the Eagles finally called, Walker was already on another call with different team, talking about signing with them as an undrafted free agent at draft’s end. For a brief moment, he left the Eagles hanging and continued his conversation. Then he looked up.

Eagles' Frank Reich: Carson Wentz's aptitude 'off the charts' - NJ.com
"Absolutely," Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich said on Sirius NFL Radio about whether or not Wentz is picking up the team's offense better and quicker than rookie quarterbacks typically tend to. "That's one of the reasons why we picked this guy. His aptitude is off the charts.

Hey Marshawn Lynch, are you really retired? - SB Nation
Beastmode has officially put this question to rest.

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