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Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 5/28/17.

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Ranking every NFL stadium from best (Lambeau Field) to worst (FedEx Field) - FoxSports
4) There's something to be said for a solid, good-looking stadium with excellent sight lines and fast-moving security that's located directly off I-95 in a stadium complex that has ton of parking. And the awfulness of Philly fans is overrated. Like 95 percent of people are great. Those other 5 percent -- well, they're as bad as advertised. Eh, maybe it's a 90/10 ratio.

Some Love For The Linc - And Eagles Fans - PE.com
Why does everybody have to take a shot at Eagles fans?!? Geez, they just don’t understand the culture. Eagles president Don Smolenski understands, though, and he’s proud of the ranking and, of course, the fans. “I think it’s a nice compliment,” Smolenski said. “We have the good fortune of calling Lincoln Financial Field our home. We take a lot of pride in how we maintain it, and we also take a lot of pride in the experience that we provide for the fans. “We love our fans. We know the energy they bring every gameday. We live it. We feel it. We breathe it. It’s intense, it’s passionate. I think our fans just want us to win and they cheer for us in all types of conditions – whether it’s the rain or snow, in good seasons and not-so-great seasons."

How close are the Eagles to recreating the Andy Reid era? - BGN
Comparing the past to the present.

BGN Radio #238: The five most impressive players from Eagles OTAs - BGNRadio.com
In case you missed it.

Nelson Agholor suddenly being good is wholly unrealistic - PhillyVoice
Let's just go ahead and say that any optimism for Thomas heading into his third year was far more warranted than any optimism for Agholor in his. Beyond the highly flawed comparisons of Agholor to Nelson or Thomas, you know what happens way more with wide receivers who don't produce their first two years? That's right, they continue to not produce. The following is a list of wide receivers selected in the first round of the draft since 2000 who had less than 850 receiving yards their first two years.

Shifting Dollars - Iggles Blitz
Could the Eagles be looking to make a move? There aren’t a lot of obvious holes on the roster, beyond CB. That is a position where we really don’t know what to expect, as I wrote recently. The Eagles just got a look at players at the OTAs. Maybe they saw something they didn’t like and feel like a move has to be made. The big name on the market is Darrelle Revis, but I just don’t see him playing for the Eagles. His best days are behind him and he’s due big money from the deal he played under last year. It will take a big deal to get him to sign somewhere and I don’t think he is worth that.

Torrey Smith's expectations should reflect his Ravens days - ESPN
I tend to think Torrey Smith will look more like the receiver he was in Baltimore, where he averaged 53 catches, 898 yards and close to eight touchdowns, as opposed to the one we saw in San Francisco the past two seasons (average of 27 catches, 465 yards and 3.5 TDs). He joined the 49ers just as they fell into their descent. They cycled through two one-and-done head coaches in 2015 and 2016 (Jim Tomsula and Chip Kelly), rotated between Colin Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert at quarterback, and went a combined 7-25.

Nick Foles now grounded after short-lived time at dizzying heights - Daily News
"When I look back at that, I don't think of the actual stat, as most people do, because I was actually involved in it. I think about the team, what we accomplished that year," Foles said this week, after the first full-team workout of his second Eagles stint. "How it didn't start out great, but how guys sort of stuck together. We sort of turned it on in that Oakland game. It was an amazing game. It's happened very few times in NFL history, won't happen much more, probably, just because it's that crazy of a game. And just, the rest of the year.

Eagles Mailbag: Fletcher Cox, OTA evaluations, Nelson Agholor - CSN Philly
This is an interesting question because I think if I'm his teammate, I'd be a little annoyed. Especially if I'm some backup player making league minimum and the $100 million man doesn't show. But it really isn't like that. Even talking to players off the record, they don't seem to be bothered that Fletcher Cox wasn't with the team during a week of OTAs. Basically, players assume if a guy isn't there, they have a reason and are working out on their own.

Michael Vick plans to retire as a member of the Falcons - SB Nation
Michael Vick’s unconventional and controversial NFL career is over and he plans to end it where it all began. In a conversation with 92.9 The Game in Atlanta, Vick said he’s been in talks with the Atlanta Falcons to sign a one-day contract and retire with the team that drafted him with the No. 1 pick in the 2001 NFL Draft. “Hopefully soon,” Vick said. “It’s in discussion.”

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