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Philadelphia plans to host a Super Bowl in 2026 - 247 Sports
The United States will celebrate it's 250th birthday in 2026. That's when Philadelphia wants to host it's first Super Bowl. In an interview with SportsRadio 94 WIP, former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell admitted Philadelphia will bid to be the host site of the Super Bowl in 2026 (which would be Super Bowl 60). Philadelphia wants to be the center for every major sporting event in 2026, culminating with America's 250th birthday celebration. The city will also bid for the 2026 All-Star Games in MLB, NBA, and NHL as well.

Here’s your Eagles’ 2017 NFL Draft class - BGN
Breaking down the new Eagles picks!

NFL Draft in Philly: 32 pictures of the first big day on the Parkway - Billy Penn
Celebrities lined the NFL Experience all day. Here’s local celebrities Brandon Lee Gowton (left) and John Barchard (right) from Bleeding Green Nation with some guy who used to play quarterback in town.

Eagles draft picks Rasul Douglas and Shelton Gibson used to ‘fight’ each other in practices at West Virginia - PhillyVoice
“So, in practices we go in and we fight,” Douglas said of himself and Gibson in college. “We had the last class of the day before every practice, so we would talk to each other and then as soon as practice comes, we hated each other. And now if he catch a ball, I’m fighting him. If I get an interception, he wanted to fight me. That’s how practice went for us, very competitive.”

Eagles Finish with DT, Start on UDFAs - Iggles Blitz
Clement is the key addition. He ran for 1,375 yards and 15 TDs this year for the Badgers. Clement is 5-10, 220 and has the potential to be a good NFL RB. The problem is that he’s not special in any way. Ran 4.68, which is average speed for his size. Had a 28.5 VJ, which shows a lack of explosiveness. Was better at his Pro Day, running 4.59 and jumping 32 inches. There are some character concerns and some durability issues that affected his value, but he is a terrific UDFA signing. Clement gives the Eagles a talented RB who was highly productive in one of the best conferences in college football.

Joe Douglas' Scouting Report On Draft Class - PE.com
In the end, the Eagles started the 2017 NFL Draft with eight picks and made that exact amount, using three of the selections for the offense and five for the defense. One of the players, cornerback Sidney Jones, may not play a snap in his rookie season. Others have chances to make an instant impact ...

10 draft prospects we’re higher on than most - PFF
This one should come as no surprise. We’ve been pumping Barnett as the closest thing to Myles Garrett in this class for the last couple of years. The athleticism numbers are certainly concerning, but they aren’t devastatingly prohibitive—especially considering that the former Volunteer was still well above average in the 3-cone (6.96 seconds). Barnett led the entire FBS by a good margin with 37 combined sacks and hits last season. In each of the past two seasons, he’s actually graded out higher overall than Myles Garrett. Barnett is a special talent, just without special athleticism.

It's wait and see for the Eagles and the running backs they drafted - Inquirer
Would you rather have Sidney Jones and Donnel Pumphrey or Dalvin Cook? That is essentially what it would have cost - a cornerback and a running back - for the Eagles to trade up for the Florida State tailback.

Jowie Roseman on Jason Kelce, Mychal Kendricks: 'They're going to be here going forward - CSN Philly
The 2017 NFL draft has come and gone. And Jason Kelce and Mychal Kendricks are both still Eagles. The two players, who have been with the team since 2011 and 2012, respectively, have reportedly been on the trade block throughout this offseason. It seemed possible one or both could be moved during the draft, but it didn't happen. "Yes, they are here and we fully anticipate they're going to be here going forward," Eagles VP of football operations Howie Roseman said Saturday after the draft wrapped up.

How did Eagles draft picks score on the Wonderlic? - NJ.com
The wide receiver from North Carolina was easily the winner of the Eagles Wonderlic with a score of 35.

Eagles get toys for Wentz on Day 3, but they might not contribute much in 2017 - PennLive
Day 3 of the draft rarely yields sure-fire stars, so it's wouldn't come as a surprise if none these four wind up as helpful targets for Wentz in 2017. Coach Doug Pederson conceded as much Saturday. Though Pederson said he was intrigued by the speed of Hollins and Gibson, who both shined as deep threats in college, he added it'll take the wideouts time to grow into an NFL offense.

NFL Network scouted an orangutan, and it was glorious - SB Nation
Elite prospect, would draft.

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