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Bowen: Bradford in a good place, even with Wentz - Daily News
"He's a good dude," Bradford said of Wentz. "We had a good time. We went paddle-boarding one day. It was a lot of fun. I guess him being from (North Dakota) he was used to cold water. I wasn't a big fan of the Pacific Ocean. "Just going out there, spending time with all the guys, I thought it was great." Wentz later agreed that the paddle-boarding espisode "was fun."

Eagles practice notes: Jalen Mills is the Green Goblin - BGN
Here's what we learned from today's Eagles practice.

Doug Pederson happy with Isaac Seumalo's progression - PhillyVoice
"I thought he came out here in a great frame of mind, in shape, ready to go," Pederson said. "He’s so smart and intelligent. I give coach Stoutland a lot of credit for spending time with him this offseason, Skyping with him during the ‘regulated hours' that he could talk with him and did a great job and caught him up, and he looked good today."

The Next Step - Iggles Blitz
One of the players I’m most curious about is Myke Tavarres. He played some DE in college, but will play OLB for the Eagles. He was incredibly violent and dominant in college. I’m fascinated to see how he handles the adjustment to the NFL. He won’t be the toughest guy or best athlete on the field anymore.

Sam Bradford: I Have A ‘Subtle’ Leadership Style - Birds 24/7
Sam Bradford knows his time is limited in Philadelphia, but rather than worrying about the future, he says he’s focused on the present and making the most of what is likely his last season with the Eagles. One way he’s doing so is by resuming the leadership role that comes with being the starting quarterback. "I think you guys expect a big rah-rah, someone who’s yelling at people every play, and that’s just not me," Bradford said. "I think there’s a lot of subtle things that you guys probably aren’t privy to or can’t hear from where you guys are at. But like I said, I just try to be myself and take control when I need to."

Roob's 25 Random Points: Kenjon Barner, Freddy Galvis, Father John Misty and more - CSN Philly
I’m not exactly sure why I have faith in Kenjon Barner, but I do. He’s got only 34 career carries and he’s fumbled twice, so that’s a concern. But I think the kid runs hard and runs tough and we know he’s fast. He averaged 4.4 yards per carry in limited action last year, but I’m very curious to see him in action this preseason. We all know Ryan Mathews’ injury history, and we all know that Darren Sproles is 33 and coming off a season where he averaged just 3.8 yards per carry, his lowest since 2009. So Barner could have a seriously expanded role this year. If he does, I think he’ll be just fine.

Carson Wentz reveals what he worked on most during Eagles' offseason - NJ.com
"Really just my footwork and refining my mechanics," Wentz said. "You are never a finished product in this league, and especially as a young guy, there is a lot of work to do. Really just trying to hone in my footwork as best I could." Wentz has spent the past six weeks primarily in Philadelphia, but has also taken trips back to North Dakota and out to San Diego, where he worked with backup quarterback Chase Daniel among other teammates.  "Footwork is something we talked about a lot in San Diego," Wentz said of what Daniel helped him with.

Don't Sleep On This Eagles Rookie Class - PE.com
The first-round draft pick, quarterback Carson Wentz, could very well spend the 2016 season in the NFL’s version of moth balls, on the sidelines on game days holding a clipboard. We’ll see how that transpires. You know the vision for the quarterback position, and barring a sudden change of plans, that’s not going to change. But it doesn’t mean the 2016 Rookie Class will be idle for the Eagles …

Delaware native Wendell Smallwood: 'Football saved my life' - Delaware Online
"Football definitely saved my life," Smallwood said. "I say that multiple times. I just know I would’ve been doing something else. I wouldn’t be where I’m at today without football. Just dedicating myself and staying out of the streets, just making it a full-time year-round job for me going back to high school."

Vick keeps campaigning for a job - PFT
With camps opening, Vick continues to push for a preseason job. He recently said he wants to play for a contender. Appearing on Monday’s edition of The Dan Patrick Show, Vick seemed to be far less choosy. "We had a couple phone calls," Vick said. "I won’t say as many phone calls as I’d like. I understand the dynamics. I’m 36 years old. The thing is I still have a lot in the tank. I go work out, still go throw, still feel good. And the thing is with me, I just don’t like the way the season ended last year. I ended the year inactive and that’s not me. I’m truly better than that. And I believe in that."

NFL will now impose fines, loss of draft picks for concussion protocol violations - SB Nation
Steep fines and loss of draft picks are possible consequences for teams that don’t adhere to the league’s concussion protocol.

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