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Eagles' Trey Burton: We expect offense 'to be electric' -
The Eagles' boom or bust additions at wide receiver this offseason have left many wondering whether Philadelphia can make the Doug Pederson offense come to life in its intended form. Count versatile tight end Trey Burton among those who have high expectations. "We expect it to be electric," Burton said on NFL Network's Good Morning Football on Thursday. "We expected it to do really well last year, we just had a few small things here and there. Lost a few really close games. We expected to do well, bring fans, fill the seats and have a lot of fun out there."

Which "surprise" players won't make the Eagles' final roster? - BGN
We give you our names, so you should give us yours.

BGN Radio #236: Should Brandon Graham Get More Money? -
Yes or no?

Mailbag: How far away are the Eagles from being Super Bowl contenders? - PhillyVoice
So things can all kind of click at once. Is it likely that will happen with the Eagles in 2017? No, probably not, especially with their cornerback situation still a mess, and some other depth issues on defense. If the 2017 draft class really pans out and Carson Wentz continues to progress, maybe 2018. I do think they have enough quality pieces on their roster to build around that they’re not that far away.

Eagles positional reviews: Time for defensive end Vinny Curry to deliver - Inquirer
Curry could hardly get on the field as a rookie, however. Maybe that had something to do with Jim Washburn's burying him on the depth chart. He did the same to Brandon Graham. But Curry couldn’t crack the starting lineup the following three years and couldn’t last season despite the “favorable” scheme. He can point to the switch to a 3-4 defense as the reason for his lack of snaps from 2013-15, but there were no such excuses in 2016. Curry started the off-season as the starter on the right side, but early in training camp, Schwartz moved Connor Barwin from the left ahead of Curry and promoted Graham to the right. The lineup remained that way for the rest of the year.

Is Pumphrey A Home Run Hitter? -
Donnel Pumphrey doesn’t take “no” for an answer. He has been told “since Pop Warner days” that he is too small to play running back. An FBS-record 6,405 rushing yards and 67 touchdowns later in four seasons at San Diego State, Pumphrey is in the NFL with the Eagles, looking to make his mark in the offense ...

Why Tyler Orlosky, Jason Kelce might be the best battle of Eagles' training camp -
Considering West Virginia center Tyler Orlosky was expected to hear his name called during the 2017 NFL Draft, it isn't surprising that he had plenty of interest as an undrafted free agent. "I had four teams really show interest in me," Orlosky said Friday. "Philadelphia. The (Dallas) Cowboys, the (Arizona) Cardinals and the (Los Angeles) Rams." Orlosky picking the Eagles out of all the options he had, however, is surprising since the Eagles already had three centers on their roster that they are invested in to some degree. Orlosky's decision also raises a ton of questions about what the Eagles see their offensive line looking like in Week 1 and what Orlosky might know that we don'.

New Eagles QB Jerod Evans feels blessed to be in Philadelphia - EaglesWire
“Coach Pederson being an undrafted free agent and staying in the league for 14 years gives me hope,” Evans said in the locker room after practice. “I know they weren’t excited to sign me for no reason. To be here with these guys, I like it a lot. They are molding me. I haven’t been in a system where I had to verbally say anything. Right now, that is my biggest challenge [playcalling]. That is something that I will continue to work on because I am a perfectionist.”

Drafting gifted playmakers forces Doug Pederson, Eagles to get creative - CSN Philly
Doug Pederson ran down the stairs on Christmas morning, looked under the tree, and there was Derek Barnett, a present for his little brother Jim Schwartz. And then two more presents — Sidney Jones and Rasul Douglas — for his youngest brother Cory Undlin. Pederson had coal in his stocking. Actually, that's probably not fair. After all, Pederson is the head coach of the Eagles, so taking three defensive players during the first two days of the draft isn't necessarily a bad thing. But it would stand to reason if Pederson, the overseer of the team's offense, was longing for a playmaker.

Eagles fans think Jeremy Hill could be a decent trade option for Philadelphia - Cincy Jungle
Is a Jeremy Hill trade in the cards? It seems highly unlikely, but one NFL fanbase outside of Cincinnati is interested.

Eagles' Malcolm Jenkins taking proactive step for social change - NYDN
His search for solutions has taken him into Philadelphia’s worst neighborhoods and behind the walls of Pennsylvania’s largest maximum-security prison as he tries to gain an understanding of troubling mass incarceration realities, the broken relationship that exists between police and communities, and the education gap between rich and poor. It’s taken Jenkins and NFL players like Anquan Boldin, Glover Quin, new Jets QB Josh McCown and Andrew Hawkins to Washington where they met with key lawmakers, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, last year to discuss criminal justice reform and race relations.

Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky is taking the NFL to war over player health - SB Nation
She's spent her career championing underdog causes. Now Schakowsky is taking on the biggest bully in sports.

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