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Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 7/27/16.

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Totally healthy, Sam Bradford ready to lead Eagles - Morning Call
To that end, Bradford is so much better equipped to deliver than he was coming into training camp a year ago. For the first time since 2013, he was able to participate fully in the offseason program with no injury restrictions. He's five pounds heavier, which was the goal, and with his legs and core at 100 percent. Bradford had suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament midway through the 2013 season, then tore it again the following summer, forcing him to miss all of 2014. Because he wasn't fully recovered even 12 months after that, he was limited throughout last spring and summer.

VIDEO: Jon Dorenbos performs another amazing trick - BGN
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Eagles training camp notes, Day 2: Another strong day for Jalen Mills - PhillyVoice
It seems like most times when a defensive back has an impressive pass breakup, once the receiver and DB untangle and we get a look at who made the play, it's Jalen Mills. If you read my stuff regularly, I'm going to sound like a broken record here, but Mills got an extended look as the nickel corner with the first-team defense in OTAs and minicamp, and he looks like he might be a player. He played with confidence, trusted what he saw, and often got his hands on the football. He didn't look at all like a rookie.

Eagles Wake-Up Call: Wentz Progressing Well - Birds 24/7
According to Wentz, Chase Daniel has been "very helpful" by aiding his effort to improve his footwork, particularly when they were in San Diego with Sam Bradford and a slew of receivers. The rookie quarterback labeled the trip as "really good" for developing relationships, adding that it "absolutely" helped create some unity on the team. "That was just a really good week to get down there and get to know them even more so off the field, and obviously get some good work in on the field," Wentz said. "For me, it was just big for timing. Get timing down with some of these guys and good just to be around them off the field."

Day 2 in the Books - Iggles Blitz
Think about Jalen Mills vs Eric Rowe. Mills had a strong spring and is playing well so far in camp. That’s great and everyone is excited about his potential. At the same time, Rowe is the guy with 5 NFL starts under his belt. He has broken up 5 passes and picked one off. He’s gone against great NFL receivers. Mills hasn’t even taken part in a full-contact practice, but we are so ready to praise Mills and bury Rowe. Right now Mills looks better, but let’s give this time to play out. Rowe is a big, strong, physical player. The contact setting in Training Camp should help his game. Mills has to show he can handle that side of things. And tackle.

Eagles rookie Wendell Smallwood ready to rumble - Inquirer
Wendell Smallwood walked down South Street last weekend to get pizza at Lorenzo and Sons. Fans noticed him as a member of the Eagles, and told him about their desire to win a Super Bowl. They thought it was playful banter. Smallwood stayed serious. "No, we need to win a Super Bowl," Smallwood responded. They didn't realize that Smallwood was one of them - an Eagles fan from Delaware who once hung on the team's fortunes. When friends remind him that he wears No. 28 like Adrian Peterson, Smallwood points out that it was Correll Buckhalter's number.

Healed from torn ACL, CB JaCorey Shepherd eager to show how time off helped - CSN Philly
"Coach Cory, he always made the time for me," Shepherd said. "The defense would come off the field and he would be like, ‘Watch this on this side,’ ‘Watch this route concept,’ just making sure I’m staying in tune. "They kept me occupied and busy and preparing like I was still playing. ... The older guys would always question me to make sure I was on my P’s and Q’s so that way when I got back, I had the mental part down and it was really just a matter of getting my feet down under me and I’d be ready to go." Now that training camp is here, Shepherd is fully healed, 100 percent healthy and certainly not lacking in confidence.

There's 1 difference between '99 Eagles QB situation and now -
Here's the big difference: Sam Bradford. Back in '99 there wasn't a Sam Bradford on the Eagles. The team's three quarterbacks were McNabb, the heir apparent and new face of the franchise, Pederson, who was there to teach and keep the seat warm and Koy Detmer, a late-round, good backup who also became an excellent holder on kicks. This team doesn't have Detmer. It has Wentz, who will try to play the part of McNabb and Daniel, who has been casted perfectly as Pederson. And then there is Bradford.

CB Picture Is Wide Open For Defense -
Last year’s big free agent signing was a washout, as Byron Maxwell was traded to Miami in the offseason, and the Eagles are starting over at the cornerback positions. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, says defensive backs coach Cory Undlin ...

Pete Carroll agrees to extension with Seahawks through 2019 - SB Nation
Days after extending GM John Schneider, the Seahawks are making sure the Super Bowl-winning coach is still around for a few more seasons.

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