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Eagles News: LeSean McCoy is trying to recruit Jeremy Maclin to the Bills

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Jeremy Maclin could once again play alongside LeSean McCoy if he signs with Bills - SB Nation
Jeremy Maclin is looking for a place to land after being cut by the Kansas City Chiefs on Friday. Maclin’s former teammate with the Philadelphia Eagles, LeSean McCoy, is lobbying for Maclin to join him in Buffalo, and the Bills are reportedly on board with the idea, too. McCoy seemed confident when discussing the possibility of Maclin coming to the Bills.

Predictions and roles for Eagles 2017 NFL Draft class - BGN
Barnett’s NFL readiness could catch some people by surprise. I’m not saying he’s a lock to be NFL Defensive Rookie Player of the Year but I do think there will be some buzz about that at some point. I’ll predict Barnett notches five sacks while playing in a rotational role as a rookie. His playing time could increase as the season goes on.

BGN Radio on 94WIP: Should The Eagles Sign Maclin? -
The Chiefs parted ways with former Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin. The crew debates whether or not the Eagles should pick up the phone and try to sign him.

Mailbag: Should the Eagles release Torrey Smith to make room for Jeremy Maclin? - PhillyVoice
That's not going to happen. To begin, the Eagles like Torrey Smith. They explored a trade for him during the season last year, and then snapped him up just two days after the San Francisco 49ers decided to release him this offseason. While Smith struggled with the Niners the last two seasons, he was a different player in Baltimore, where Eagles personnel chief Joe Douglas worked for 16 years.

Building an Offense - Iggles Blitz
There was a lot of criticism of the Eagles offense last year. Fans, writers and analysts all had issues with what they saw. Some said the Eagles didn’t run the ball enough. Others thought Carson Wentz didn’t run enough. A lot of people hated the small-ball passing attack. Some critics focused on personnel use. Why no fullback? Why didn’t they run more 3-TE sets? There were plenty of beefs about players usage as well. The offense was 22nd in the league in yardage. They were 16th in points, but got help from 5 non-offensive TDs and a safety. The offense itself only scored 32 TDs. That’s not ideal.

Lawlor: Three Reasons Why Offense Will Fly -
Everything starts with Carson Wentz. He had a good rookie season. I think he'll be better this year, but how much better is a mystery. Some quarterbacks take a big step forward in their second year, while others need a couple more years to really break through. The coaches can't count on him suddenly becoming a Pro Bowl passer. Wentz certainly has the ability to make plays and have some big games. At the same time, he is still a young quarterback and he will be at his best when there is a healthy run-pass balance and can count on those around him to make plays.

Eagles Mailbag: Wendell Smallwood, cornerbacks, Tim Jernigan - CSN Philly
I still think the Eagles are pretty high on Smallwood. Obviously, they weren't ready to let him be the guy, so they went out and signed Blount. I think Blount was a decent addition, but I don't see him having the workload he did in New England last year. Instead, I kind of expect to see a running-back-by-committee approach. That would be good for Smallwood, who would still get plenty of carries.

The Raiders Are Not Getting Ahead of Themselves - The MMQB
I think I’ll join the media chorus in saying that Dallas is a leading contender to be the host for the 2018 draft. Philadelphia raised the bar for the event with its open-air venue that drew close to 100,000 visitors on the first night alone. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, of course, is known for upping the stakes on pretty much everything, and would be able to do that by splitting the event between AT&T Stadium in Arlington and the team’s new headquarters in Frisco, Texas. Don’t rule out a return to Philly, though. A total of 22 cities bid to host the event (including Canton), setting up exactly the kind of competition that the NFL wants to spur facility upgrades and continued expansion of the event. Expect a decision to be made later this summer.

It’s A Good Time To Be A Patriots Fan - Football Perspective
The normal way to measure a franchise’s winning percentage is the simplest. All you need to do is take the team’s total number of wins, add to that number the total number of ties divided by two, and then take that sum and divide it by the team’s total number of games. That’s simplest and makes sense and is perfectly correct. However, it also means games in 1960 are given the same weight as games in 2016. And depending on what you want to measure, that may not be what you want to do. If you want to measure something like the amount of pleasure a fanbase receives from its team, you want to put more weight on recent seasons.

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