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Eagles News: ESPN thinks Philadelphia should let Bennie Logan walk in free agency

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Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 2/14/17.

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GM for a day: Making every NFL team's biggest free-agent decision - ESPN In$ider
Bennie Logan is an explosive interior lineman who can create unique leverage as a rusher, but his asking price will likely exceed Philly's budget. With a record-setting deal tied to defensive tackle Fletcher Cox, the team must be mindful of roster construction and resources dedicated to a single position. A bargain deal isn't likely, and Philly should allow Logan to sign with the highest bidder.

Eagles need long-term, home-grown stability at cornerback - PhillyVoice
By my count, the Eagles have gotten nine combined seasons, all from safeties, in which those players were clear, regular starters on the Eagles' defense. If you want to include slot corner as a starter, then go ahead an add three more for Brandon Boykin, and maybe one for Jalen Mills. Otherwise... None from cornerback. The point here is that the Eagles haven't found a home-grown, long-term quality defensive back in the draft in almost 15 years, and as the chart above shows, they sure have tried, just not in the first round.

2000 Offseason Serves As Winning Study - PE.com
As we assess the Eagles of 2017, the similarities to 1999 are very apparent. Doug Pederson enters his second season as the head coach following a 7-9 first year that had its share of ups and downs, but in the end provided a feeling that the Eagles were “moving in the right direction,” said safety Malcolm Jenkins, who, like cornerback Troy Vincent way back when, has a keen perspective of the state of the team. Carson Wentz, selected second overall in last April’s draft, started 16 games at the quarterback position and left no doubt that he is a player on the rise and that the Eagles have a franchise-type player at the game’s most important position.

Previewing the Eagles' offseason: Quarterbacks - Inquirer
The Eagles are more likely to look at a quarterback on Day 3 or on the undrafted market to groom as a potential backup (and down-the-road trade option). At the Senior Bowl, Pederson got an up-close look at Cal’s Davis Webb, Colorado’s Sefo Liufau, Pitt’s Nathan Peterman, and Tennessee’s Josh Dobbs. Webb impressed at the Senior Bowl and has the prototypical size (6-5, 229) that the Eagles liked about Wentz. The combine will offer more insight on some of those late-round quarterbacks. Penn’s Alek Torgersen attended the East-West Shrine Game and played just a few miles from the Eagles’ headquarters, so they could have insight on the 6-2, 215-pound Ivy Leaguer.

5 possible Mychal Kendricks trade partners for Eagles - EaglesWire
The connection to Andy Reid is obvious. Reid drafted Kendricks in the second round (No.46 overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft. Derrick Johnson had surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles in December. The Chiefs could acquire Kendricks to man one of the inside linebacker positions and provide them with a similar athlete to Johnson pre-injury.

2017 NFL draft: Hudrick's round-by-round targets for Eagles, 1.0 - CSN Philly
With my first first-round mock in the books, we take a look at some round-by-round targets for the Eagles throughout the 2017 NFL draft. Luckily for the Eagles, this draft is extremely deep at wide receiver, corner and running back. While those may be the team's foremost needs, every team could use more depth among the trenches. Let's take a look at a few prospects the Eagles may look to target in this year's draft.

This is The Worst Eagles Tattoo We’ve Ever Seen - Crossing Broad
Tattoos are touchy. On one hand, each one is personal and private to the owner – whether they be meaningful, stupid, somewhere in between, or in close proximity to the taint. On the other, you’re walking around with an outward expression of something you’re gonna have to stand behind for the rest of your life (or at least happily brush off as an experience). The tattoo above, with Donald Trump as the Eagles logo, is gonna be a hard one to justify.

Chiefs name Brad Childress assistant head coach, Matt Nagy offensive coordinator - Arrowhead Pride
Childress used to be the Eagles’ offensive coordinator under Reid while Nagy was on Philadelphia’s coaching staff from 2008-2013.

How the Falcons coached their way out of a Super Bowl win - SB Nation
The better team lost in the Super Bowl. Retired NFL defensive lineman Stephen White breaks down one of the worst coaching performances ever seen in a title game.

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