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Eagles News: Vince Young is trying to trademark “MAKE VINCE GREAT AGAIN”

Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 2/25/17.

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Vince Young has a new slogan that's even worse than 'dream team' -
Vince Young should just get out of the slogan business. After being widely mocked for calling the 2011 Eagles the “dream team” due to the signings of Nnamdi Asomugha, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Jason Babin and … of course, himself, Young has crafted another catch-phrase that seemed destined to be ridiculed. “Make Vince Great Again.” Forget that fact that Young was never really a great NFL quarterback, or that he chose a slogan tied to possibly the most polarizing figure in the country. Young is apparently so enamored by his latest catch-phrase that he’s gone the extra step of applying for a federal trademark on the rights to the marketing phrase.

24 free agents with connections to the Philadelphia Eagles - BGN
Some interesting names here.

NFL Combine preview: Tight end prospects who could interest the Eagles - PhillyVoice
Butt reminds me quite a bit of Brent Celek, actually. He's far from an elite athlete, but he's a good blocker, he has reliable hands, he makes the most of his limited athleticism with subtly good route running, and he's not going to shy away from contact once he gets the ball in his hands. Also, his name is Butt. The downside? Butt tore his ACL in Michigan's bowl game against Florida State, and there's a decent chance he'll be a complete non-factor in his rookie season. However, if a team like the Eagles has the foresight to view Butt as a replacement for Celek in 2018, would it make sense to draft a second round level prospect in, say, the fourth round, for long-term gains?

The Eagles Would be Wise to Draft a Tight End in this Upcoming Draft - Philly Football Talk
David Njoku TE Miami - If I was a betting man, Njoku would be a late first early second round pick that 1.) I wouldn’t take with the first round pick and 2.) don’t think he’ll be there when the Eagles pick in the second round. Njoku would be a steal at the Eagles second round selection as Njoku is one of those freakish athlete tight ends that we’ve seen come out in the past couple of drafts. He’s not the greatest blocker in the world but there’s strength there to be molded into something.

NFL Combine preview: 8 running backs to watch for the Eagles - EaglesWire
Declining to play in the Sun Bowl will definitely be a topic of discussion during interviews. It was a business decision that he felt needed to be made. Christian McCaffrey is generously listed at 200 pounds. His true size will come to light at Combine weigh-ins. Some will have issues with McCaffrey’s size, however, he was able to consistently avoid taking big hits and handle a heavy workload at Stanford. The dynamic playmaker would be a solid fit with the Eagles. McCaffrey would fill a Darren Sproles type of multidimensional role with the Eagles.

Legendary Central Bucks West football coach Mike Pettine Sr. dies - BCT
Mike Pettine, the legendary head football coach at Central Bucks West, and the father of former Cleveland Browns head coach Michael Pettine died suddenly Friday at his winter home in Florida. Pettine guided the Bucks to four PIAA state championships in his 33 seasons, and many of the seasons he coached predated the invention of the state football playoffs. Pettine went 326-42-4 during his tenure in Doylestown, winning his last 45 games in a row and three straight state championships before retiring in 1999. His teams also had a 55-game winning streak in the 1980s.

Previewing The 2017 Eagles Opponents -
With the 2016 season coming to an end, it’s time to take a look at what lies ahead for 2017. Next season, the Eagles will of course play six games against NFC East opponents, while also taking on all of the NFC West and AFC West teams to go along with the same-place finishers from the NFC South and NFC North. While the exact schedule of when these games will be played won’t be released until sometime in April, here’s a preview of each team ...

Want to be an Eagles cheerleader? Now is your chance -
The next Philadelphia Eagles game may not kick off until September, but the team is already preparing for a spirited season. Open auditions for the Eagles Cheerleader squad begin on March 18, but interested ladies can get a head start on the competition at two upcoming workshops aimed to prepare potential contestants for the contest. At the Dance Prep Workshop on Tuesday ($45), participants will learn a variety of techniques to improve their overall dance approach and floor choreography. This session is perfect for those interested in learning and understanding the Eagles cheerleaders-style choreography.

4 potential veteran cap casualties that could pique the Patriots’ interest - Pats Pulpit
Patriots’ perspective: Connor Barwin’s situation seems to be right in Bill Belichick’s wheel house, especially with the previously outlined deficiency of currently rostered edge defenders. Adding a veteran like Barwin to the mix in training camp on deal comparable to Chris Long’s 2016 pact could be a feasible goal should he become available, but it is unlikely that New England would be his only suitor.

A shopper’s guide to the 2017 NFL quarterback market - SB Nation
This is shaping up to be a buyer’s market for teams in need of a quarterback, with plenty of options available one way or another.


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