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Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins to continue anthem demonstration - ESPN
Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins stood at the 43-yard line and raised a fist over his head during the national anthem prior to Thursday's preseason opener at Green Bay. Earlier in the day, Jenkins told ESPN he plans on continuing his demonstration through the 2017 season. "Last season, I raised my fist as a sign of solidarity to support people, especially people of color, who were and are still unjustly losing their lives at the hands of officers with little to no consequence. After spending time with police officers on ride-alongs, meeting with politicians on the state and federal level and grass roots organizations fighting for human rights, it's clear that our criminal justice system is still crippling communities of color through mass incarceration," Jenkins said in a statement.

Eagles-Packers Final Score: Observations from Philadelphia’s loss to Green Bay - BGN
Wentz balled out in limited action. He looked like a stud. Hard not to be impressed by his poise and pocket mobility. The two-point conversion throw wasn’t perfect, which is a reminder there’s still room for improvement with his accuracy. That’s a real nit-picky thing relative to his overall performance, though.

Handing out 10 awards from the Eagles-Packers preseason game - PhillyVoice
Mychal Kendricks hasn't had an interception since 2013, but he had one against the Packers. Kendricks requested to be traded or released earlier this offseason, and the Eagles would be happy to oblige for a decent enough offer. We have exclusive footage of Howie Roseman's reaction after Kendricks picked off Brett Hundley.

Good and Bad From the Opener - Iggles Blitz
I was shocked that the CBs seemed to play fairly well. Jalen Mills had a good game. He was a strong tackler and broke to the ball very quickly on a couple of plays. Patrick Robinson did not look smooth or natural at all. He did tackle well, but he’s still got a long way to go. Ron Brooks was solid in the slot. C.J. Smith bit hard on a fake and was burned for a TD. He bounced back from that and played well in the 2nd half. Rasul Douglas made one good play. I didn’t see him get burned, but could have missed something.

Packers Recap: Not A Pretty First Step -
GREEN BAY, WIS – As far as opening preseason games go, the Eagles’ 23-9 loss at Green Bay on Thursday night wasn’t exactly a thing of beauty. The Eagles turned the ball over three times in the first half, rushed for all of 20 yards and gave up a punt return for a touchdown ...

Eagles' corners OK for starters, though Ron Brooks injures hamstring - Daily News
“We played all right. I definitely think we still have some things to work on,” Robinson said. “They pretty much did a lot of things that we expected them to do for the first preseason game, nothing too special.” The biggest gain the starting corners allowed came on Green Bay’s third series, when the pass rush swarmed Hundley but somehow he fluttered an underthrown ball that Adams came back for, gaining 16 yards against Robinson.

Doug Pederson on run-pass ratio: We had 'breakdowns up front' - PennLive
"We struggled running the ball tonight and tried to get some of the quick passing game going," Pederson said. "You know, again, some breakdowns up front that we got to go back and evaluate." The Eagles finished the game with 41 yards on their 18 carries, but 15 of those came on two quarterback scrambles. That means Philly racked up 26 yards on 16 designed rushing attempts, which works out to an average of about 1.6 per carry.

Derek Barnett shows off developing pass rush arsenal in strong NFL debut - CSN Philly
The first sack came with just under seven minutes to play in the second quarter. Barnett used a counter move and powered through Packers second-team left tackle Jason Spriggs, simply tossing him out of the way. Spriggs is 6-foot-6, 301 pounds. "It was nice to get one, honestly," Barnett said. "Anyway I can get there, it's nice to get there. Because [sacks are] so hard to come by." The buzz around Barnett coming out of Tennessee was about his incredible bend and speed pass rushing. During this training camp, however, he's been working hard to develop inside pass-rushing moves. That hard work paid off when he dropped Brett Hundley for an eight-yard loss.

Packers-Eagles Recap: Green Bay outguns Philly in 24-9 preseason win - Acme Packing Company
Several Packer injuries spoiled the splendor of the return of football.

Tom Brady on the sidelines looks like a Madden 18 glitch - SB Nation
Tom Brady didn’t play in the Patriots’ first preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday, but that doesn’t mean he wasn’t ready.


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