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Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 3/6/17.

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Brandin Cooks to the Eagles? Yes Please - ChipWagon
Earlier in the week rumors were abuzz that the New Orleans Saints have put their young explosive Wide Receiver, Brandin Cooks on the trade block. Given the huge need the Eagles have at the Wide Receiver position, naturally they are said to be in the mix. The Eagles were rumored to have interest in Cooks in the 2014 draft before the Saints leapfrogged them and selected Cooks. Jeff McLane has found sources that said the Eagles actually tried to trade for Cooks before the trade deadline last year. Despite the rumors, should the Eagles be interested? In short, Absolutely, but the reasoning goes far beyond filling a massive hole on the team. Brandin Cooks is a legitimate playmaker and looks like an idea fit in Doug Pederson's scheme. Let's have a look.

Report: Eagles open to trading Jordan Matthews - BGN
In case you missed it from late last night.

Trading Brandin Cooks would be the right route for the New Orleans Saints - Canal Street Chronicles
After giving some time to think about a potential Brandin Cooks trade from the Saints, it would be hard to suggest that it’s not the right call to make.

Teez Tabor, other corners who could tempt Eagles - Daily News
This is an exceptional cornerback class, something Teez Tabor acknowledged when the Florida star spoke with reporters Sunday at the NFL Scouting Combine. Asked if he feels he's the best of the group, which includes his friend and Gators teammate, Quincy Wilson, Tabor brushed such comparisons aside. "I feel like I'm the best PLAYER in the draft, not just the best corner," said Tabor, who lands at the Eagles' 14th overall position in the first round in some mock drafts. "I just got a natural knack for the game of football. When you throw on the tape and you watch me play, you can understand why."

Twitter Hints - Iggles Blitz
I would love for the Eagles to sign Pryor. There is some risk involved, but he would immediately upgrade the WR position and he’s got the potential to play at a high level. He was 77-1007-4 for the 1-15 Browns, with Cody Kessler, Josh McCown and RG3 as his starting QBs. You can bet that Pryor would be pretty excited about having Wentz throw the ball to him.

Bonus: Updates from the 2017 NFL Combine - BGNRadio.com
In an appearance on SportsRadio 94WIP, John Barchard talked to NFL Draft analysts Turron Davenport and Ben Natan about updates from the 2017 NFL Combine. This BGN Radio bonus clip features thoughts on John Ross and his record-breaking run, prospects the Eagles are interviewing, and more.

NFL Combine: Former Villanova DE Tanoh Kpassagnon shows off 'freaky gifts' - CSN Philly
If some NFL folks didn't know who Tanoh Kpassagnon was before, they found out at the Senior Bowl weigh-in in Mobile, Alabama, in January. That's when the Villanova defensive end emerged on the stage to an audible gasp from the crowd. Eagles vice president of player personnel Joe Douglas said it looked like Kpassagnon was cut from stone and was "as body beautiful as it gets." Turns out, that wasn't as body beautiful as it gets. In a little over a month, Kpassagnon somehow managed to pack on nine more pounds of muscle. At the combine, he came it at 6-foot-7, 289 pounds.

Temple's Reddick Improves Stock At Combine - PE.com
DE/OLB Haason Reddick: When the list of names of potential NFL prospects from the senior class was disbursed to teams last May, the name Haason Reddick was not included. Nine months later, Reddick is poised to be selected during the draft’s initial 42 picks. Reddick continued the momentum of what was a tremendous senior campaign and a brilliant performance during the Senior Bowl with gaudy numbers at the Combine. He timed 4.52 seconds in the 40, reached an amazing 11'1" in the broad jump, and touched 37 inches in the vertical jump. Reddick looked equally outstanding during position drills and has answered scouts’ every question the past six months.

2016 Eagles Film Review: Bringing it Home Against the Falcons - Philly Football Talk
With the official start to the 2017 NFL season starting on March 9th with Free Agency, I wanted to look back at one of the growing moments of the 2016 season. Last year, the Eagles only had one game where they started the 4th quarter trailing and ended up winning the game and that was against the NFC Champion Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons were averaging nearly 34 points a game and over 425 offensive yards a game through the first nine weeks of the season. To be able to win the game, the Eagles’ offense was going to need to eat up as much time as they could and keep that Falcons offense off the field, and they did. They held on to the ball for over 38 minutes of the game despite only going 5 for 14 on third downs. With a heavy dosage of running the ball and short quick passes, the Eagles were able to move the ball slowly but surely against a tough young defense.

Chidobe Awuzie says Brian Dawkins was his favorite player - EaglesWire
“The Eagles scheme suits me very well,” Awuzie said at his Combine press conference on Sunday. “We played a lot of press-man at Colorado. Playing for an organization like Philadelphia would be great. I looked up to Brian Dawkins as a kid. He was the first player that really inspired me to play football.”

Carson Wentz 'excited' to see how Eagles build 2017 roster - 6ABC
Wentz tells Action News he's working out and working on his mechanics. Just like Eagles fans, he's dying to find out what the team will do to build around him this off-season. "I'm real excited, you know, I was just with some other guys on the team and just talking about how we're all really excited for OTA, so we can start building this thing and start heading in the right direction," said Wentz.

Eagles DL analysis: Can they keep DT Bennie Logan? - NJ.com
The Eagles defensive line certainly wasn't a weakness last season, it just wasn't as good as advertised or as good as it was paid. Consider the front four managed a total of 25 sacks, with 19.5 coming from the starters. They also ranked right in the middle of the pack against the run, at 15th in the 32-team league. Now, that unit faces the possibility of losing one of its better players as four-year starter Bennie Logan is about to become an unrestricted free agent and the team has shown little effort in trying to re-sign him. Instead, there are reports the team is negotianint a new deal with Logan's backup Beau Allen.

Brandin Cooks is worth more than the Patriots’ 32nd pick - SB Nation
New Orleans has been dangling receiver Brandin Cooks in front of teams all week, trying to entice someone into swapping draft picks for the three-year veteran. The Patriots were intrigued enough to offer up the 32nd-overall pick, according to NOLA.com, but that wasn’t enough for the Saints to make a deal. Cooks trade rumors have been bouncing around all week at the combine. The other two teams cited in the rumors are the Eagles and the Titans.

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