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On Tutors, Problems and One of the Ugliest Gigs in Football - The MMQB
And an additional note on another top-20 drafted QB: Carson Wentz attempted a total of 612 passes in four years at North Dakota State. In 2016 with Philadelphia, he attempted 607.

Alshon Jeffery has arrived in North Dakota to work out with Carson Wentz [UPDATE] - BGN
A few other Eagles players have arrived as well.

BGN Radio on 94WIP: Expectations for Doug & Carson -
We discuss our expectations for Doug and Carson this season, and what could happen if they don't achieve/exceed them. The guys also wonder if the fun personalities on the Sixers can help them overtake the Eagles as Philadelphia's most talked about team, list the newest reasons why Dallas sucks, and a whole lot more.

Mailbag: Who do the Eagles match up favorably (and unfavorably) with in the NFC East? - PhillyVoice
I think the most favorable matchup the Eagles will have this season will be their defensive line against the Giants' offensive line. As we noted in our Giants dumpster fire article, the Giants have among the worst set of offensive tackles in the NFL. Their interior is a little better than what they have on the edges, but even then, there's a pretty significant hole at RG there as well. The Eagles' defensive line (and other defensive lines around the league) should be able to take advantage of that this year.

All the Way - Iggles Blitz
When you think about the Eagles and certain positions, you can’t help but start with pass rushers. From Dennis Harrison and Claude Humphrey on the first Super Bowl team to Ken Clarke and Greg Brown in the mid-80’s to Reggie, Clyde and Seth later in the decade. Then came William Fuller and Andy Harmon. Hugh Douglas. Trent Cole. Fletcher Cox. Connor Barwin. Brandon Graham. That’s pretty amazing. Mobile QBs are another special group. Randall Cunningham showed just how devastating a talented runner-passer can be. Donovan McNabb wasn’t as dynamic, but won postseason games. Michael Vick was here for a short time, but had flashes of greatness. We’ve only seen Carson Wentz for a season, but he showed big time potential, as a passer and runner.

Lawlor: Putting The Special In Special Teams -
A lot of star players have done great things in an Eagles uniform. Some are known simply by their first names, like Reggie and Randall. Some have a nickname like Jaws or Dawk. Almost always, we think in terms of offense or defense. One area where the Eagles are as good as any other team is their collection of dynamic return specialists over the years, some of whom are among the greatest in league history.

Chris Long thought the Montana earthquake was a ghost shaking his bed - TouchdownWire
The NFL off-season is a time for teams to shake things up, whether it be making coaching changes, front office changes, or cutting and adding players to the roster. But one type of off-season shakeup most NFL players aren’t used to is the one accompanied by earthquakes. And, for Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long, he found himself right in the middle of a rather strange, and large, earthquake in Montana last night.

Star or system guy? Judging Ezekiel Elliott, Dak Prescott, more -
I'm sure the sight of their QB1 on this list will make plenty of Cowboys fans @ me on Twitter, but hear me out before you compose your 140-character missives. The 2016 Offensive Rookie of the Year certainly looked like a star as a surprising first-year starter for "America's Team," but he landed in a perfect situation for a young quarterback with the league's best offensive line and a pair of elite playmakers at the RB1 (Ezekiel Elliott) and WR1 (Dez Bryant) spots. Not to mention, he had one of the most reliable tight ends in NFL history at his disposal (Jason Witten), which provided the rookie with a security blanket when things got chaotic in the pocket. Think about it this way: The Cowboys have five former first-round picks (Tyron Smith, Travis Frederick, Zack Martin, Elliott and Bryant) in their projected starting offensive lineup, which significantly exceeds the number of top picks surrounding the likes of Drew Brees (3), Philip Rivers (3), Tom Brady (2), Ben Roethlisberger (2) and Aaron Rodgers (1). Thus, it's easy to make the argument that the Cowboys' supporting cast alleviates the burden on Prescott's shoulders to carry the offense.

10 NFL players have invested over $800,000 in one 12-year-old girl's lemonade business - SB Nation
Many kids put together a lemonade stand at some point in their childhood — but how many have turned that stand into a successful beverage business with investments from NFL players? That’s exactly what Texas pre-teen Mikaila Ulmer did, taking her grandmother’s lemonade recipe, which uses honey, and turning it into a popular drink sold at Whole Foods and other grocery stores. The lemonade, called “Me & The Bees,” also helps raise money to save honeybee colonies — a mission that impressed investors when Mikaila was on ABC’s Shark Tank.


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