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Remember The Time The Eagles Almost Moved To Arizona? -
The Eagles had a shocking week in 1984 when owner Leonard Tose nearly moved the team to Arizona. The story is clouded with gambling, drama, lawsuits, and more. Click the link to get the full story of how the Eagles were days away from leaving the nest!

VIDEO: Highlights of Timmy Jernigan destroying people - BGN
This guy ain’t bad.

Shrewd Move - Iggles Blitz
Jernigan is an excellent addition for the Eagles. He is 6-2, 295. He is strong enough to 2-gap and eat blocks, but he is athletic enough to shoot gaps and make plays. Jernigan won’t turn 25 until September so he is just hitting the prime of his career. The risk for the Eagles is that he becomes a free agent at the end of the year. The Eagles are hoping they like what they see and can sign him to an extension. In some ways, Jernigan is an upgrade over Bennie Logan. Jernigan has played in 43 games and has 13 sacks. Logan has played in 59 games and has 5.5 sacks. I was actually shocked when I saw that. I figured Logan would have better numbers.

Eagles' trade for Timmy Jernigan another sign of Joe Douglas' sway - ESPN
Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie sang the praises of Douglas at the owners meetings last week, calling his hiring in May "the pivotal moment of the last year." That's a bold statement, particularly considering the team traded for the rights to potential franchise quarterback Carson Wentz last offseason as well. Lurie's words might have been a bit hyperbolic, but the Eagles appear pleased with the job Douglas has done to date and have made efforts to move him toward center stage publicly. Douglas has been described as the man leading the charge on the draft and free agency, while executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman continues to have final say. The Jernigan signing is another indication that Douglas' evaluations are carrying weight.

Eagles mock draft roundup, post-owners meetings edition - PhillyVoice
Gareon Conley is a good player, but this would just be selecting a corner to select a corner. There will be better players available at 14. For example, in Kiper's version, Reuben Foster was still on the board, as was Corey Davis, John Ross, Derek Barnett, etc. They're better players.

Eagles weigh Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon's history of violence against women - Inquirer
The Eagles will have a decision to make about Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon. By talent alone, Mixon is the rare rusher who could be worthy of a first-round selection. But Mixon might be available to teams on the second or third day of the draft because of a 2014 arrest for punching a female student in the face and graphic video released of the incident in December. The Eagles, along with other NFL teams, must decide if they want Mixon on their roster.

Chris Long: ‘Eagles Game Day’ Among First Thoughts Upon Signing - CBS Philly
“I’m a worker,” Long told Angelo Cataldi and the 94WIP Morning Show on Tuesday. “I’ll try to be physical, hard-nosed, and play with a lot of hustle. That’s that type of mentality there and you know Philly is a place that fans are among the best in the NFL. I could tell that from playing there. I could tell that from just the atmosphere. I love the fight song, I love all that stuff. That was one of the first things on my mind when I signed, was just the game day experience. I can’t wait for that, it’s going to be something that I haven’t experienced before.”

Building A Defense, Piece By Piece -
The reaction inside the walls of the NovaCare Complex on Tuesday after the news came that the Eagles acquired defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan in exchange for a 25-spot flip-flop of third-round draft picks with Baltimore was that Jernigan was a good fit in what this defense does. He’ll help ...

Ranking the draft-eligible wide receivers for fantasy - PFF
4. Carlos Henderson, Louisiana Tech — Versatile receiver/returner who scored a combined 23 touchdowns in 2016 — 19 receiving, 2 rushing, and 2 return. Extremely productive last season with 1,535 yards on 82 catches. Saw 36 of his 137 targets at least 20 yards downfield. Tied for seventh in yards per route run (3.55). Dynamic and tough after the catch, he put up a massive 9.6 YAC and a nation-leading 48 forced missed tackles. A tad on the smaller side (5-11, 199), but put up a fast 40 time (4.46). Best with the ball in his hands. Isn’t polished as a route-runner. Our team compared him to a bigger version of Tavon Austin. Has the versatility and tools to be a long-term fantasy asset.

Sixers' Justin Anderson has several ties with Eagles players - CSN Philly
Justin Anderson has to make room in his closet. Looks like he has some Eagles gear coming his way. Anderson was traded to the Sixers in February and already has three connections to the city's NFL team. From a childhood friend so close he's considered family, to two fellow Virginia alumni, Anderson has plenty of reasons to wear green. Anderson looked up to Torrey Smith, four years his senior, when they grew up 15 minutes apart in Virginia. Their mothers had a longstanding friendship and Anderson often attended Smith's games. "Torrey Smith is like a cousin to me," Anderson said. "He's a small town guy that made it to the pros, which is huge for our town and our city."

Could Tony Romo Make His Way Back To Football This Season? - Blogging The Boys
Is this really the end, or could there be overtime to the Tony Romo saga?

Tony Romo will finally rescue us from Phil Simms and become top analyst at CBS - SB Nation
Tony Romo at CBS means no more Phil Simms for playoff games and Super Bowls.


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