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Mike Vick says Eagles' Carson Wentz is 'great,' but 'hit the rookie wall' -
"I think Wentz is a great quarterback," Vick said Monday. "I think consistency will be a key for him. He started out great in the beginning of the season last year, and then kind of tailed off toward the end. He was young and probably hit the rookie wall a little bit.”

Understanding Press Coverage, Tight Hips, and Rasul Douglas - BGN
Things may not be what they seem with the Philadelphia Eagles’ Round 3 selection.

Upon Further Review: Herm Edwards Is More Than Just a Sound Bite -
This week Vince explains why Herm Edwards is so much more than a rant at a press conference. Join him in exploring Edwards' unconventional background, career, and legacy.

Mailbag: Shouldn't Rasul Douglas be one of the Eagles' starting corners? - PhillyVoice
That he’s the No. 2 right now? Yes, I would discount that. Can he beat out the guys who are currently ahead of him? It’s not like his competition is all that good, so this would be a year where he'd have as good a chance as any.

Roster Tweaks - Iggles Blitz
Interesting idea. The Ravens need help at WR. The Eagles might be willing to deal Matthews. Why? There are questions about how he fits in the long term plans. His production will warrant good contract. Eagles seem to want different types of WRs. Will they spend big for him or try to use that money on Alshon Jeffery? One problems. The Ravens are showing some interest in free agent Victor Cruz. Matthews is a good player. But just how much is he worth in terms of his contract? That’s the tricky part.

From dollar menu to gourmet: How Eagles' Rasul Douglas beat hunger - ESPN
When the call came in, Rasul Douglas kept the news to himself at first. It was Day 2 of the 2017 NFL draft, and Douglas was at his grandmother’s house in East Orange, New Jersey, surrounded by friends, family and a couple of his former coaches. To pass the time as Round 2 and most of Round 3 came and went without his name being called, the group began playing cards. Late in the third round, Douglas answered his phone and had a brief conversation, but did not reveal who it was or what was said. Curiosity started creeping in.

Dorial Green-Beckham might struggle to hold roster spot - PFF
The Eagles receiver is firmly on the roster bubble after the team brought in Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith this offseason.

Facts and figures about the Eagles' rookies - Daily News
THE NEWEST BATCH of Eagles rookies will start a three-day minicamp on Friday. While the guy who broke Reggie White's college record is the most prominent, plenty of others will be vying for the coaches' eyes. Here are some notes, quotes and anecdotes about some of the newest players to join the Birds' nest.

Eagles taking cues from Sixers with injured Sidney Jones - CSN Philly
In the last year, the medical staff of the 76ers has been questioned plenty about the handling of several of its players. So it might have raised a few eyebrows on Thursday morning when Eagles de facto GM Howie Roseman said the Eagles can learn some lessons from the Sixers as the Eagles deal with injured second-round cornerback Sidney Jones. "We can really take cues from the team across the street in some of the things they've done for some of their players who have missed time," Roseman said on 94WIP. The Sixers!?

How Much Do First Impressions Mean? -
The rookies are here, the rookies are here! The first-year players are reporting to the NovaCare Complex on Thursday, with a weekend-long Rookie Camp ahead. What does it all mean, really? ...

Who’s the perfect general manager for every NFL team? - SB Nation
Philadelphia Eagles, Allen Iverson - He’s a city staple and a new member of the NBA Hall of Fame. Plus he’s the best interview. Even if he didn’t demand players give their all during the week, they’d at least be expected to be game-ready come Sunday. “We're talking about practice!”

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