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Philly Twitter begs Richard Sherman to come to Philly, he responds - CSN Philly
The reality of a Richard Sherman trade to the Eagles being incredibly difficult for the Birds certainly won't stop Philly fans from dreaming about the stud cornerback coming to town. In fact, a couple of crazy Philly Twitter peeps attempted to lure Sherman here with the promise of super fast wifi, video games, and a spot in the top (or bottom) bunk.

Report: Beau Allen suffers upper body injury - BGN
Bad news for the Birds.

Oh No, Beau - Iggles Blitz
The guy who benefits from this is Aziz Shittu. The Eagles list him at 6-2, 288. That’s his college size. You have to think he would have bulked up a little since getting into the NFL. His game is always going to be more about quickness than power, but a bit more bulk could help him handle NFL competition. Shittu flashed ability last summer. It will be interesting to see if he’s better this year and can really compete for a roster spot.

Caplan: This Offense Is Going To Fly -
"The downfield passing offense was not existent last season. Torrey Smith, still one of the better deep threats in the National Football League. Alshon Jeffery is so physical," Caplan said. "That is a big difference from last season." Over the last four years, both Jeffery and Smith rank in the top 20 among all pass catchers for most catches of at least 25 yards. Jeffery is tied for fifth with Julio Jones with 43, while Smith is tied for 18th with 30. Caplan heard from defensive coaches around the league that teams didn't respect the Eagles' passing game last season. "Now, they're not just going to be challenged right in front of them, but down the field as well," Caplan said. "This is going to be fun to watch to see how Doug Pederson and Frank Reich call a game because they've got more options."

Reuben Foster among top options for Eagles in first round - ESPN
Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford - I have two thoughts on this one: (1) I think the Eagles like him and (2) I think he might be off the board when they pick. If he's not, McCaffrey has to be a consideration. A triple threat, he set an NCAA record for all-purpose yards as a sophomore (3,864), running for more than 2,000 yards while catching 45 passes for 645 yards and returning both a punt and a kick for a touchdown. He's not a traditional back, but then Doug Pederson's offense doesn't really call for one. In this scheme, the ideal running back is one who can be a pass-catching threat out of the backfield. McCaffrey has legit wide receiver skills. He could really help make this offense go.

Jernigan likely to make impact - while he's here - Daily News
As former Eagle defensive tackle Bennie Logan can attest, NFL teams might be willing to break the salary-cap bank for one really good interior defensive lineman, but not two. It's just not gonna happen. Logan knew his days with the Eagles were numbered last year when his buddy Fletcher Cox signed a six-year, $102.6 million extension. And Jernigan, a 2014 second-round pick, who is entering the final year of his rookie deal, knew there would be no second deal for him with the Ravens after they signed Williams, though acknowledged the quickness of his exit left him "mindblown."

Draft Daily: Why we likely won’t see many first-round trades - PFF
In this draft — more than any in recent memory — I anticipate a first round with very few trades. The reason being: I can’t think of too many players I’d fall in love with enough to part with picks. Outside of edge defender Myles Garrett and linebacker Reuben Foster, there’s a legitimate debate for the top player at almost every single position on the field. Now, there is some scarcity at positions, like offensive tackle and maybe wide receiver, where if you don’t get one of the top three there’s a dropoff, but that’s about it.

Daniel Jeremiah's top 50 prospects for 2017 NFL Draft 4.0 -
13 - Derek Barnett - Barnett has a square, sturdy frame for the position and he's been extremely productive throughout his career. As a pass rusher, he primarily wins with power or snap anticipation. He doesn't have elite speed or agility, but he's very powerful and he knows how to set up offensive tackles. He has a variety of hand moves and his motor never stops. He knows how to flatten to the quarterback at the very top of his pass rush and he's an excellent finisher. Against the run, he is inconsistent at the point of attack. He gets washed down the line on occasion but will also destroy tight ends and set the edge. Overall, I love Barnett's production and motor but there are some concerns with his athleticism.

Cheesesteaks, Soft Pretzels, and Crab Fries: A Philly and NFL Draft Love Story - Eater
All of Philly’s key food groups will be represented on the Parkway, along with vegan and gluten-free options

Ben Roethlisberger announces he’ll be back in 2017 just like we all knew he would be - SB Nation
Did anyone actually believe he would retire?

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