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No team has gotten better on offense than the Eagles -
[Carson Wentz] is the kid who has so many toys, he can’t even find them. He doesn’t know where they are. They got him everything he needed. This is what it comes to: I think no team in the NFL, all 32, has gotten better on offense than the Philadelphia Eagles. You could say Tampa, Tampa was already good, they had studs. I think Philadelphia has made the biggest jump offensively.

Eagles 53-man roster projection: Post-minicamp edition - BGN
Here's what Philly’s final roster might look like.

No More Phantom IR - The NFL needs adopt red shirting players. -
Redshirting is a part of life in college football. In the NFL, it's banned for no good reason.

Eagles rookie NFL player comparisons: Sidney Jones - PhillyVoice
The player who he reminds me of, and we're going to go back a ways here, is Samari Rolle, who played for the Titans (who were actually still the Oilers in his rookie year) and Ravens. Rolle played at a very thin 6'0, 175. He played for four years under Jim Schwartz in Tennessee from 2000 to 2004, when he left in free agency to play for the Ravens, where current Eagles personnel head Joe Douglas was on staff in the scouting department.

What to Make of Wentz, Pt. 1 - Iggles Blitz
Think about this for a second. After four years in the NFL, Rodgers had thrown a total of 595 passes. Wentz threw 607 as a rookie. Rodgers developed into a great player. Some of the analysts who pick apart Wentz’s game seem to lose sight of this. Wentz does have issues. Wentz does have flaws. He needs to be given time to work on them. If the Wentz of 2019 is still having questions about his accuracy or mechanics, then you have a serious issue. For now, Wentz is a young QB, trying to figure things out while also trying to win games for his team.

Philadelphia Eagles have Carson Wentz well-armed entering Year 2 - ESPN
How quickly can Wentz build chemistry with his new skill-position players? Though there is no question the Eagles needed to add weapons, particularly at wide receiver, there is a learning curve involved anytime a quarterback and a new target are working together for the first time. There were some positive signs this spring, but it's going to take time for Wentz, Jeffery and Smith to iron out the wrinkles. Once training camp starts, it becomes a race against the clock ticking towards opening day.

Is Carson Wentz Poised for a Second-Year Breakout Season? - B/R
Wentz's growth must be twofold—both mental and mechanical. A second-year "breakout season" is a lot to ask of any player with those demands. It's more likely Wentz will continue to take steps forward without the proverbial light going on. In my predraft scouting report detailing Wentz's NFL viability, I compared him to Ben Roethlisberger for several reasons, including stature, arm strength, mobility and upside.

Four Role Players To Watch In 2017 -
Aaron Grymes had a strong showing last summer. He was on pace to make the roster and even get on the field. Unfortunately, he suffered a shoulder injury and that derailed his 2016 season. Grymes is completely healthy now and once again playing at a high level. Cornerback is still a question mark for the Eagles so that is an area where the team needs players to stand out. Grymes played a lot in the slot and that could be a role for him in the regular season. Ron Brooks is the player most people have projected to be the nickel corner for 2017. Grymes is younger than Brooks. Playing in the slot is something that takes time to master. The Eagles' best nickel corners in the last decade were Joselio Hanson and Brandon Boykin. Both specialized at playing inside. If Grymes could win that role this season, he could potentially stay in that spot for a few years. That is a position where the more you play it, the better you get.

Eagles minicamp leftovers: Still lots of praise for Brent Celek - Morning Call
"And then you go to his toughness. He's only missed one game in his career, which is amazing to me. But he's got that tough, physical mindset. You have no idea how fun that is to coach a guy that always wants to get better and just loves playing the game."

Eagles OL coach knows Chance Warmack like back of his hand - CSN Philly
The last time Chance Warmack played under Jeff Stoutland, he was an All-American, first-team All-SEC and helped the Crimson Tide win a third national championship in four years. A lot has changed since then. Stoutland joined Chip Kelly's staff in Philadelphia the next year, and Warmack was selected 10th overall by the Titans in the 2013 draft. Stoutland's coaching style has translated to the NFL, but Warmack's dominance hasn't.

Bud Carson wins lifetime achievement award for assistant coaches - PFT
Carson entered the NFL as the defensive backs coach for the Steelers in 1972, and he served as the club’s defensive coordinator from 1973-77. He also was a defensive coordinator for the Los Angeles Rams (1978-81), Baltimore Colts (1982), Kansas City (1983) and the New York Jets (1985-88). After two seasons as Cleveland’s head coach (1989-90), Carson was the defensive coordinator for Philadelphia (1991-94) and the St. Louis Rams (1997) before ending his career as a consultant for the Rams in 2000. Carson died in 2005.

Washington's NFL team just benefited from a Supreme Court decision permitting disparaging trademarks - SB Nation
A recent Supreme Court decision could bode well for the Washington NFL team regaining trademark protection for the term “Redskins.”

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