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Eagles News: NFL analyst says Jared Goff will have a better year than Carson Wentz

Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 6/26/17.

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Matt Miller's Scouting Notebook: Survey Says Julio Jones Is NFL's Best Receiver - B/R
Jared Goff will have a better year than Carson Wentz. Define "better year" however you want as long as we're not talking about wins and losses (team stat), Goff will take the next step this season with an improved offensive line and a competent coaching staff around him. I also wouldn't be surprised to see Cooper Kupp lead the team's receivers in catches. I like Wentz a lot, but his slow release and trigger need to be improved before I'm ready to call out his sophomore season as an improved year. If that can be fixed, Wentz has a chance to become a top-10 quarterback this season. I'm betting on seeing more of the same from Wentz with Goff playing like the former No. 1 overall pick that he is.

10 players the Eagles should protect in an expansion draft - BGN
The NHL recently had an expansion draft in honor of the league's newest team: the Las Vegas Golden Knights. Who are the 10 players the Eagles should protect if the NFL held another expansion draft? Listen to our picks and then give us your list.

Eagles rookie NFL player comparisons: Elijah Qualls - PhillyVoice
Qualls and Casey are both heavy defensive tackles for their heights, with abnormally short arms and small hands. From a body type perspective, they are both quite unimpressive. Additionally, neither player did anything overly impressive in their workouts.

Press Pass: Jeff Stoutland -
Offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland thinks this is one of the deepest lines he's ever coached with a solid group of lineman that could play anywhere.

Philadelphia Eagles position battles: Watkins, Brooks set to jostle for No. 3 safety role - PennLive
Brooks, who spent his first two NFL seasons in Baltimore, signed with the Eagles last September, a week before the regular season began. With little time to get acclimated to the Birds' playbook, he settled into a primary special teams role and saw limited action on defense. But a strong minicamp sent Brooks into the summer with momentum and leaves Watkins with a hefty challenge to fend off to maintain security in his role on the team.

'Highly respected' Zach Ertz important piece of Eagles' offense - CSN Philly
But for whatever reason, Ertz hasn't become a real fan favorite. Fans have questioned his talent, his play-making ability and even his toughness. Why the indifference? "I don't know," tight ends coach Justin Peele said. "I love coaching him. I think he's good for this team. Every day he comes to work with the right attitude, trying to get better. He's had some success. I don't know. He's a pleasure to coach and I know he's very highly respected in this organization."

Mets promote Tim Tebow to High-A St. Lucie - Amazin Avenue
Tim Tebow, signed by the Mets last September to much surprise and fanfare—and, in some circles, consternation—has been promoted from the team’s Low-A affiliate in Columbia to High-A St. Lucie, their third-highest-ranked affiliate. The former NFL quarterback, who was signed last September for a reported $100,000 bonus, appeared in the Arizona Fall League and then in major league camp during spring training before starting his first full minor league season in the Columbia outfield.

The NFL Optimism Season - The MMQB
As noted by Pro Football Talk, Chiefs coach Andy Reid is currently tied for 11th on the all-time wins list, with 173. He needs 13 wins to pass Chuck Knox and move into the top 10. If Reid records an average of 11 victories in the next five years, he’d be fifth all-time, behind only Don Shula, George Halas, Tom Landry and Bill Belichick. I think that’s worthy of the Hall of Fame and a slam dunk nomination should Reid win a Super Bowl in K.C.

Raiders were smart to pay their quarterback sooner rather than later - SB Nation
Washington went with the second option with Kirk Cousins. A year ago, the team played hardball and offered the quarterback a contract averaging $16 million per year with just $24 million guaranteed. He opted to play on the franchise tag and earned a spot in the Pro Bowl with a 97.2 passer rating. Now he is due to make $23.94 million under the franchise tag in 2017 and Washington has until July to reach a deal with Cousins or there’s a real chance he leaves as a free agent during the 2018 offseason. If Cousins demands $27 million per year and $90 million guaranteed, can Washington afford to say no?

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