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Eagles News: Ezekiel Elliott still might get punished by the NFL

Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 7/5/17.

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NFL Insider hints that league discipline could be coming Ezekiel Elliott's way - PhillyVoice
Appearing on SiriusXM Fantasy Football with John Hansen and Adam Caplan on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio, ESPN's Adam Schefter hinted that discipline may be coming Elliott's way. Here's a transcription of Schefter's take on Elliott: "I would just say this. It is definitely a factor, and if I were drafting today, I would be hesitant to (draft him). But this is a situation that has gone back and forth so many times. I’ve spoken to some people within the league who, during the course of the offseason, got a sense that some form of discipline could happen.

Update on the Nigel Bradham situation - BGN
Eagles linebacker isn’t out of the woods yet.

Zero - Iggles Blitz
Super Bowl teams seem to come from failure. It could be Dallas being god awful in 1988 and 1989 or the Giants losing in the wild card round in 2005 and 2006. Players and coaches have to learn from failure. It has to push them to break through and win in the future. That could mean player changes, scheme changes or maybe just attitude changes. Losing can help you win, if you learn from it. Struggle helps to build character and toughen people, or expose those who can’t handle pressure.

Converted quarterback Ward tries to stick at wide receiver - Philly.com
On the first day of the Eagles’ minicamp last month, Greg Ward Jr. was one of the last players off the field. He huddled with his new position group after practice, lingered for a moment, chatted with new teammates. He was often one of the last to leave at the University of Houston, too, but not for the same reason. That was because he knew the day would come for him, one of the top college quarterbacks in the country the past two years, to move to wide receiver.

Rookie Journey: Mack Hollins - PE.com
Fourth-round draft selection Mack Hollins shares what his rookie experience has been like so far and what he expects to come during his first NFL training camp.

QB Strength of Schedule: A fantasy overview - PFF
The NFC East has been a source of juicy matchups in recent seasons, but this year appears different. They face the eight teams from the West divisions, five of which qualify as red or orange matchups, and only one — the 49ers — landing in either shade of green. Carson Wentz has a particularly tough road, with two games against the Giants defense, a trip to Carolina, and one of his rare neutral matchups (Dallas) falls during the fantasy-irrelevant Week 17. Dak Prescott has a similarly treacherous road — especially early and late.

Who will catch the most passes on the Eagles in 2017? - NJ.com
Ertz led the Eagles in catches last season, and over the last four seasons he has caught a whopping 247 catches. He has caught at least 75 passes in each of the past two seasons, while Jeffery hasn't caught over 55 passes since 2014. Combine Ertz's proven track record of production with the fact he probably has more on-field chemistry with Wentz than any other player on the roster, and it would be surprising if Ertz didn't lead the team in catches this season.

Gil Brandt's greatest NFL cornerbacks of all time - NFL.com
No love for Eric Allen or Asante Samuel.

Marshawn Lynch even makes exhibition soccer games more fun - SB Nation
Lynch isn’t a stickler for the rules of the game, but that makes him more entertaining to watch.

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