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Winning vs Building - Iggles Blitz
You have to balance being good this year vs building for the future. I think the Eagles are in a pretty good place. The best DL is 26-year old Fletcher Cox. The best LB is Jordan Hicks, who will turn 25 in June. The best DB is Malcolm Jenkins. He will turn 30 in December, but can still play well for another couple of years. Carson Wentz is young. So are Lane Johnson and Isaac Seumalo. Zach Ertz is in the prime of his career. The oldest key veteran is LT Jason Peters. He is a 35-year old freak, which I mean in the best possible way. The Eagles are built to win, now and into the future.

Paul DePodesta: The Brain Behind the Browns Rebuild - The MMQB
I think the signing of free-agent defensive end Chris Long in Philadelphia—for a long-term deal that seems destined for him to play at least two years with the Eagles—had a couple of interesting messages. One: Long saw his role and playing time slashed late in his Super Bowl season in New England; he played 62 of 188 playoff snaps in New England’s three postseason games. Playing a third of the snaps in the biggest games of the year must have stung. Clearly the Eagles have more planned for Long, using a scheme that he believes will fit him well. Two: Long, by his own words in Philly on Friday, wanted to emphasize how strongly he felt about his future at 32. He said last year in New England, “I didn’t miss a practice, I didn’t miss a game, and that was something that I was very proud of.” He seemed like a guy happy to have a chance to finally get a Super Bowl ring after never making the playoffs. But he also seemed like a guy saying, I can do more than I did in the postseason in New England, and I’ll show you now.

The Eagles Have Met With John Ross and Dalvin Cook Four Times During Draft Process - Philly Football Talk
Like I said, the red flags are different for both of these guys. With Dalvin Cook you have a guy that was a work-horse at FSU, testing really poorly at the combine and has a long list of legal issues off the field. If you’re drafting Dalvin Cook in the first round you better be damn sure he has that stuff off the field cleaned up. He was able to get away with it at FSU because, let’s be honest, he’s the star running back for FSU but that won’t fly in the NFL. Who am I kidding actually, it probably will fly in the NFL. Still, it’s smart for the Eagles to really do their homework with him and make sure he’s not some crazy criminal.

Chris Long: Eagles give chance to 'prove myself all over again' - CSN Philly
Chris Long probably could have stayed with the Patriots and had a pretty darn good chance to rack up another Super Bowl ring. Or two. At this point in his career? Long was after something different. It was fun playing for the Patriots and winning a Super Bowl in his ninth NFL season. But what he really wants is to finish his career with a team where he can really be a difference maker on the field. And the Eagles, with whom he can be a pure pass rusher in Jim Schwartz's classic 4-3 defense, offered that far more than New England, where he spent most of last season lined up inside as a defensive tackle. Is there really something bigger than having a tremendous chance at winning another Super Bowl ring? For Long, there is.

Drew Brees “greatly” surprised Chase Daniel hasn’t gotten a starting job yet - PFT
Brees visited Friday’s PFT Live, and he was asked how surprised he is by the fact that Daniel has yet to become a starter. “It actually surprises me greatly, and yet it fits the profile,” Brees said. “When Chase Daniel walks into the room, nobody’s gonna be impressed with his physical attributes. You know, he’s under six feet tall, he doesn’t look on the surface like an NFL quarterback, and yet he has the ‘it’ factor. And that’s something you can’t measure, and a lot of time you can’t figure that out from an interview or what have you. But watch the tape on that guy from the preseason to the opportunity that he got to start two games in Kansas City.

Philadelphia Eagles' Beau Allen has shot to be 'the guy'; can he do it? - PennLive
Beau Allen didn't earn an invite to the NFL combine in 2014. He failed to establish himself as a coveted defensive tackle prospect, slipped into the seventh round of the draft that year and began his professional career buried on the Philadelphia Eagles' depth chart. But this fall, he'll have a chance to assume a crucial role on the Birds' defense. As head coach Doug Pederson put it, Allen finally has an avenue to prove he can be "the guy."

Wentz To Students: Dress For Success - PE.com
On Tuesday, Wentz was once again all business, as he wore a real suit - a blue one along with a white shirt, cuff links, a light blue plaid tie, pocket square, and brown dress shoes - as he spoke to 20 high school students at the Columbia North YMCA on Broad Street in North Philadelphia. Wentz was joined by quarterback Deshaun Watson, who guided the Clemson Tigers to the National Championship in January and is a potential first-round pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. The two appeared on behalf of JCPenney, as the store fitted the young men for suits of their own and provided gift cards. The visit was a surprise to the students, who are members of the Y-Achievers Program enrolled in a college-prep program learning about the business of sports.com

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