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Eagles News: Doug Pederson is excited about two of Philadelphia’s young offensive linemen

Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 7/28/17.

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Eagles coach Doug Pederson: Young linemen made Eagles comfortable to trade Allen Barbre - Inquirer
“Dillon Gordon’s right there. [Halapoulivaati Vaitai] had a chance to work the tackle spot a little more,” Pederson said. “The best interest not only for Allen but for our team, this is the time to do it.” Gordon and Vaitai are two players to watch. It’s likely that Vaitai, who started six games at right tackle last season, will be the top gameday reserve at offensive tackle. Stefen Wisniewski is likely to be the top interior reserve, able to play guard and center. The Eagles typically dress seven offensive linemen on game days.

Eagles Training Camp Practice Notes: Carson Wentz connects with Alshon Jeffery for the catch of the day - BGN
Carson Wentz connected with Alshon Jeffery deep down the field for a touchdown. There was no defense on the field, of course, but it was still nice. Wentz lobbed up a pass down the field to Jeffery along the sideline and the wide receiver made the contested grab despite having Smith and Jaylen Watkins covering him. Jeffery is a beast. You have full confidence he’s going to make the play when you watch him. He sees the ball and he goes up and gets it. It’s that simple. He’s not letting anyone stop him.

Howard Eskin Thinks ‘This Is Jordan Matthews’ Final Year With Eagles’ - CBS Philly
Many people believe this could be Jordan Matthews’ final season with the Eagles. 94WIP’s Howard Eskin is among those people. “There’s no question in my mind that Jordan Matthews won’t be back here next year,” Eskin told the 94WIP Midday Show on Thursday. “I think this is his last year.”

Eagles 2017 training camp practice notes, Day 4 - PhillyVoice
LeGarrette Blount is a 250-pound man, but he is much lighter on his feet than most perceive. Running plays aren't great to evaluate when players are in shorts, but Blount showed some nice burst getting through the hole.

Full House - Iggles Blitz
As much as we want Rasul Douglas to play well and start, it is more likely that Patrick Robinson will play better and have the job initially. Douglas has a lot of learning to do and it could take a while for things to click.

Reich: 'Good, Fresh Start' For Offense - PE.com
This is typical of what we might see from the Eagles' offense this season: Four receivers spread across the formation – Nelson Agholor, Trey Burton, Darren Sproles, and Alshon Jeffery. Quarterback Carson Wentz, in the shotgun, took the snap. He looked right and floated a deep pass to the right sideline, where Jeffrey made a beautiful leaping catch ...

Predicting Progression, Regression for Philadelphia Eagles' Top Players - B/R
If the Eagles were high on Matthews—and even Nelson Agholor, to that effect—having a breakout year in 2017, it's hard to envision why they would have drafted Mack Hollins and Shelton Gibson in the middle rounds. Serious needs required addressing, yet they decided to replenish their core of young receivers instead. Matthews could fail to reach his reception total from a season ago and still have a fine year, but all signs point to multiple issues needing to be worked out before he's even a regular part of the offense in 2017.

Jordan Hicks on broken hand: 'I wish I had a better story' - CSN Philly
"I slipped by the pool and tried to brace myself," Hicks said. "The ground that they use out there is kind of rocky and unstable and they use this glaze over top of the rocks. I was getting out of the pool and I slipped by it. I tried to brace myself. Unfortunately, it broke, snapped my finger in half."

Odell Beckham Believes He Will Be NFL’s Highest-Paid Player - Big Blue View
Entering his fourth NFL season, Beckham also somewhat ominously added that football is more of a job for him now than it has been in the past.

Pittsburgh Steelers come to terms on 4-year deal with Alejandro Villanueva - Behind The Steel Curtain
Sometimes it pays to be a model citizen, and that is exactly what Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Alejandro Vilalnueva has been during this offseason. When facing a Restricted Rights Free Agent (RFA) tender of just $670 thousand dollars, Villanueva didn’t miss a workout this preseason. He attended Organized Team Activities (OTAs) as well as mandatory minicamp, and with all eyes on whether he will show up to training camp or hold out, Villanueva showed and was rewarded with a 4-year deal.

Buffalo Bills place S Colt Anderson on PUP list - Buffalo Rumblings
Colt Anderson, projected to be a special teams ace and backup safety for the Buffalo Bills for the last two seasons, was placed on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list Wednesday due to a foot injury. With depth at safety an issue for Buffalo, any injury at the position is an important one.

Ben McAdoo telling the Giants about Frasier the sex lion proves he has excellent taste in TV - SB Nation
Frasier the Sensuous Lion is a true story — and the focus of a pivotal episode in the final season of “The Leftovers.”

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