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Eagles News: Carson Wentz listed as an MVP candidate

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Each team's MVP hopeful: From Tom Brady to Leonard Williams -
Carson Wentz, QB, Philadelphia Eagles: Don't laugh. While Wentz's numbers did drop badly down the back half of his rookie season, his receivers did more than their part to contribute by dropping everything in sight. The additions of Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith should be a boon to Wentz's (gulp) MVP run.

Philadelphia Eagles Practice Notes: Carson Wentz looks sharp - BGN
The Eagles QB is finishing spring practices on a high note.

Good at Everything But Great at Nothing - The MMQB
I think Carson Wentz will have a huge sophomore NFL season. Besides having all the tools and football IQ, he is surrounded by a quaternary of terrific QB coaches: head coach Doug Pederson, offensive coordinator Frank Reich, quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo and rising young assistant quarterbacks coach Press Taylor.

Eagles players would be wise not to punch cabana boys this summer - PhillyVoice
"From my point, that's a concern," said Pederson. "They have some time off before camp, and my message is going going to be, 'Guys, you just gotta be smart. We're building something. We're building for the future, and you definitely want to be a part of that. You don't want to do anything that will disrupt not only what we're trying to build here, but you're representing yourself, your family, and your name. You just have to be smart, with the decisions and choices we make in life, learn from past experiences. That's a great teacher for everybody, to learn from those.' And that will be my message for the guys and all of us this time of year."

JP Sticking Around - Iggles Blitz
This is an interesting move by the Eagles. They already had Peters under contract so there was no real need to do this. They gained some cap space this year, but now have to keep Peters around another couple of years. That’s great if he continues to play well, but there is always the possibility he will hit the wall and start to decline. Peters is a freak, being such a good LT for such a long time, but even he is human. I think. At some point, he will start to struggle against speed rushers. The Eagles can move him in to LG at that point, whether that is 2018 or 2019.

Wendell Smallwood eager to take on bigger role in Eagles offense - Daily News
IN ONE BREATH, Eagles running backs coach Duce Staley calls Wendell Smallwood his most improved pupil. "I'm very happy with Wendell this spring," Staley said. "Very happy. He's come a long way." In another breath, he fails to even mention Smallwood when he's running down the names of his top backs. "When you look at what we have in the backfield as far as (fourth-round rookie Donnel) Pumphrey and (Darren) Sproles and LeGarrette (Blount) and those guys, I think we have a great mixture of speed and power, which is what you want."

Jason Peters has chance to be rare Eagles great to finish career in Philly - CSN Philly
Let’s take a look at the greatest Eagles of the last 30 years. Reggie. Dawk. Donovan. Seth. Clyde. Andre. Wes. Trott. Eric Allen. Keith Jackson. Lito. Sheldon. Tra. Runyan. Shady. DeSean. Jeremy Maclin. Trent Cole. David Akers. Asante Samuel. Brian Westbrook. Bobby Taylor. Corey Simon. Irving Fryar, William Fuller. They all have one thing in common. Not one finished his career in Philadelphia. Not one.

Taking A Look At Eagles' Contract Picture -
Extending the contract of Jason Peters through 2019 accomplishes many things for the Eagles – notably satisfying Peters’ desire to finish his career here, keeping a core player under contract for three seasons, and, while the details of Peters’ contract aren’t public, likely helping the Eagles’ salary cap picture for this season as, historically, these kinds of deal do ...

The story of an unlikely Eagles' study session at Terrence Brooks' house - PennLive
The scent of Southern-style chicken and rice crept into the living room, a large projector screen played video clips of the Philadelphia Eagles' defense and an older player sat nearby ready to offer advice. Rasul Douglas was hooked. The Eagles' rookie cornerback said he felt overwhelmed when he first tried to master the playbook during the early portions of organized team activities this spring. Douglas would pour over diagrams of coverages and watch film on his own, but he had trouble pinpointing the concepts of each play. Douglas leaned on veterans for help. That's when fourth-year safety Terrence Brooks got an idea: Why not come over, he remembered asking Douglas, to hang out and watch film?

Torrey Smith: 'Messed up' that Chiefs cut Jeremy Maclin late - ESPN
“I think it’s kind of messed up he got released late,” said Smith, who inked a three-year, $15 million deal with the Eagles back in March that contains little in the way of guaranteed money. “Shout out to San Fran for letting me know early because I would have been pissed the hell off if they would have cut me late in the offseason. But it’s the nature of the business. Nothing is ever set in stone and that’s just how it happens.”

Former NFL punter Rick Tuten dies at 52 - PFT
After bouncing around the NFL for a few years and playing briefly for the Eagles and Bills, Tuten found his greatest success in Seattle, where he was a Pro Bowler in 1994 and would later be chosen the punter on the Seahawks’ all-time team. Tuten called himself a “frustrated linebacker,” and teammates recalled that he really wanted to be a football player, and not just a punter.

Vikings trying to put bad injury luck behind them in 2017 - SB Nation
The Vikings have a young, talented squad, but bad luck and injuries have kept them from fulfilling their potential so far.

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