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Should the Eagles trade for Richard Sherman? - BGN
Well, should they?

Most underrated, overrated NFL free-agent signings - ESPN
3. Nick Foles, QB, Philadelphia Eagles. Contract: Two years, $11 million with $7 million guaranteed. The Eagles went after Foles despite having their franchise quarterback in Carson Wentz, the No. 2 overall pick in 2016, and one of the league's most expensive backups in Chase Daniel, who signed a three-year, $21 million deal a season ago. The move prompted Daniel to ask for his release, and the Eagles now have a dead money hit of $7 million in 2017. Foles doesn't seem to have made the team significantly better, if at all, and the $7 million guaranteed to him over the two years of the deal is a hefty price.

BGN Radio Pro Day: Episode 1, The 40 Sec Beer Chug -
How many beers could you chug in 40 seconds? Vince Quinn, Jack Fritz, James Seltzer and John Barchard warm up their bellies and try to impress the scouts on their Pro Day as they pound through as many beers as they can.

Re-ranking the Eagles' biggest needs from 1-15 - PhillyVoice
2) Defensive end: In my view, defensive end is right there with cornerback, in terms of positional need. The Eagles have a pair of very good defensive linemen in Fletcher Cox and Brandon Graham, but they need more in a defensive scheme that heavily relies on the front four getting to the quarterback without the help of blitzers.

The Eagles Shouldn’t Take a Corner at 14 - Philly Football Talk
To me, none of these corners are good enough to be picked at 14. Quincy Wilson is allergic to being aggressive, Marlon Humphrey has all the physical tools but lacks ball skills, Teez Tabor just ran a 4.63 40 and I’ve even seen some Gareon Conley love… Come on guys. None of them should be picked at 14. Just because this is a deep corner draft doesn’t mean you take the 3rd or 4th best corner at 14. A deep corner draft means that you can find starting corners all over this class and if it’s the second round and Adoree Jackson or Tre’Davious White are there than I think that’s much better value than, insert name above, at 14. I would love to walk out of this draft with let’s say, Corey Davis, Rueben Foster, Jonathan Allen, Carl Lawson, Derek Barnett or John Ross at 14 and then corner in the 2nd and 3rd rounds before taking Sidney Jones in the 4th and another running back in the 4th.

What About The Defense In Offseason? -
You have watched the Eagles add to the offense in the first phase of the offseason, signing receivers Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith, bringing guard Chance Warmack on board and retaining guard/center Stefen Wisniewski. And the natural question, now that you are of course looking forward: What about the defense? ...

Draft Daily: How does Christian McCaffrey rank among RB class? - PFF
Normally a player has some areas where they are better than the average, but will still have other facets of their game where they might be close to or below average. McCaffrey outperforms the average running back in the draft class in every category covered by the spider chart. In fact, his PFF overall and run grades are elite for the class, and his ability to make people miss tackles (elusive rating) is well above average. McCaffrey’s spider chart also shows that he is an elite receiver for his position, and his receiving grades and yards per route run are both outstanding marks. It’s no wonder that McCaffrey plans on using his pro day on March 23 as an opportunity to participate in wide receiver drills and show off his full skill-set to NFL coaches and talent evaluators.

4 reasons why the Eagles should draft Dalvin Cook - EaglesWire
Cook is a home run threat. He can break off a long run to the end zone at any point in the game. Doug Pederson has made it clear that he prefers to throw the ball which means running backs will have limited carries. Unlike a lot of running backs, he doesn’t need to carry the ball 20 – 25 times to be effective. Many bigger running backs thrive on wearing a team down, in essence killing a team by 1,000 papercuts.

Rendell: So far, Eagles are having a winning offseason - Daily News
THE FIRST WAVE of NFL free agency is upon us and the NFL draft is coming to Philadelphia in six weeks, so we Eagles fans are on fire. What makes our hearts race even faster is the fact that team executive vice president Howie Roseman and the gang appear to have done very well during this initial period of free agency (that, and knowing we'll have a chance to boo NFL commissioner Roger Goodell). I say "appear to do well" because, like the draft, you never know how you did until the players play.

Reception Perception: Under the Radar Isaiah Ford is an Elite Separator - The Fantasy Footballers
Simply put, Ford is an outstanding route-runner. He shows an understanding of the details and nuances of the game that most of his peers are still attempting to grasp. The fact that he played his final season at just 20 years old make his success rates even more impressive. Ford’s quickness off the line combined with a variety of release techniques renders his size negligible. His timing and suddenness at the breakpoints of routes are a true a chore to cover one-on-one.

A Four-Step Guide to Watching Football Like a Scout - The Ringer
Anyone can understand a Corey Davis touchdown catch, a Solomon Thomas sack, or a Marshon Lattimore interception, but seeing what makes them all NFL-quality talents requires a unique perspective. The mantra of the talent evaluator is: “Look not at what they do, but how they do it.”

The House That The Shamrock Shake Built
When a former tight end's daughter was diagnosed with leukemia, the Philadelphia Eagles and McDonald's teamed up on a promotion that truly changed the world

Jason Pierre-Paul signs four-year deal with New York Giants - Big Blue View
Jason Pierre-Paul has now signed a four-year, $62 million contract with the New York Giants that guarantees him $40 million, with Ian Rapoport of NFL Network first to report the news. Per Rapoport, the deal could be worth as much as $66 million.

Rex Ryan is going to ESPN for ‘Sunday NFL Countdown’ - SB Nation
The former head coach has a new gig.


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