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Three reasons why the Eagles released Dorial Green-Beckham - BGN
The first one is obvious.

BGN Radio #243: How Good Can The Eagles OLine Be? -
We get into PFF's ranking of the Eagles offensive line, chat about Jason Peters' cap number and debate about how many games he will play this season. PLUS we take your questions and a lot more!

Disaster Scenarios - Iggles Blitz
The Eagles don’t need the current crew of corners to turn into Troy/Bobby/Al, but they do need them to at least be functional starters. There is no guarantee that will happen. Patrick Robinson has been a solid starter in the past, but he also has had injuries issues and has struggled at times. Jalen Mills showed promise last year, but is being expected to start and play much better this year. Rasul Douglas was a backup for West Virginia in 2015 and now is challenging for a starting role in the NFL. There are other players, notably Aaron Grymes, who could step up and play well, but there aren’t any foundational pieces to build around. That makes things challenging for the coaches and the Safeties. You don’t need shutdown corners to win in the NFL, but this is a passing league. You need players who can get the job done on a somewhat consistent basis. The Eagles hope they have those players.

NFC East Q&A: Will Eli Manning bounce back this season for the Giants? - ESPN
Manning is the most peculiar quarterback of the modern era. He's a two-time Super Bowl MVP and is arguably in the process of building a Hall of Fame résumé, but he goes through stretches -- sometimes long ones -- when he plays like a below-average QB. It's difficult to predict how an enigmatic player like that is going to perform year-to-year. That said, when we take a more big-picture view we see a Giants team that has averaged eight wins over the past five seasons with just one postseason appearance. It has been a while since that unlikely Super Bowl run in 2011, when Manning flashed some of that Manning magic. He probably has a little bit of dust left in his bag, but at age 36, it's reasonable to suggest that he is on the downside of his career arc.

Competition Continues To Shape WR Group -
Nelson Agholor’s spring was a huge positive, as he performed with consistency and appeared to be more fluid and confident after a couple of tough seasons since the Eagles selected him in the first round of the 2015 NFL draft. Can Agholor keep it going? He’s got talent, clearly, and the Eagles are hopeful that he is able to contribute to the offense and special teams.

Best offensive line units by run concept from 2016 - PFF
The Eagles rank top five in inside zone run concepts.

Vince Young's journey north to rewrite the ending of his football career - The MMQB
"I didn’t stop because I wanted to. Now, I can’t blame anyone but me.” Vince Young won a national title and was named Rookie of the Year in the NFL, but he’s remembered more for flaming out and financial snafus. At 34, he decided to play again—and quickly learned how hard that is.

Dorial Green-Beckham’s disappointing career takes another hit after release from Eagles - SB Nation
Green-Beckham will now be looking for his third team in as many seasons.


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