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Are Jordan Matthews' days with the Eagles numbered? - ESPN
There is a school of thought that exists that dealing Matthews is the right play when you consider his contract status, the promising state of the position group and the fact that Matthews isn't projected as a special teams contributor, thereby reducing his value should he find himself in a reserve role. Trading the 25-year-old Matthews seems unnecessarily risky to me, and could be a potentially complicated process given the medical uncertainties. But I'm not ruling it out.

Eagles Training Camp Practice Notes: Carson Wentz is on FIRE - BGN
Carson MF Wentz. The dude looks super legit. I feel like simply describing the throws he made today doesn’t do them justice. He was on fire and it was a sight to see.

Eagles could use newly acquired DB Corey Graham in three-safety sets - PhillyVoice
Schwartz also noted that Graham could get on the field even with a good starting safety duo in Malcolm Jenkins and Rodney McLeod. "Malcolm has played some nickel in the past, particularly when we like some of those matchups in there, so there's potential for that opportunity in there for a three-safety package, which we played probably more due to necessity last year," he said. "Some was on our terms, but some was due to necessity, but it allows us to potentially do it more on our terms."

Carson is the Key - Iggles Blitz
The Eagles, barring some strange developments, are not going to have good CBs this year. They might be fine in the future with a healthy Sidney Jones, a more experienced Rasul Douglas and a proven Jalen Mills. While that group could be good, 2017 is going to be a struggle at corner. It is easy to focus on that. CB is a critical position in a league that is based on the passing game. But CB isn’t the most important position. The Eagles had a pair of outstanding CBs from 1996-1999. Troy Vincent and Bobby Taylor were a dynamic duo that did great things for the Eagles. And yet the team went 24-39-1 in that span. Why? Poor QB play. The best CBs in the world don’t do you much good when you have bad QB play.

Darren Sproles: The X-Factor On Offense -
You’ve seen the video by now, the one that features highlights from Darren Sproles’s youth years on the football field. He’s No. 43, making the little guys miss, turning them inside and out with his quick feet, running past them with his speed and leaving them on the ground as Sproles turns handoffs into 60-yard runs ...

Chance Warmack Is Looking For A Chance To Start - CBS Philly
Chance Warmack admits that he’s still on a football journey. He’s going to turn 26 next month and the 6-foot-2, 323-pound guard who was the 10th overall pick out of Alabama in the 2013 draft finds himself starting over. Warmack was taken by the Tennessee Titans and he started 48 games for them, with 2014 being his best season. After four years in the NFL, his journey isn’t over. He’s been re-connected with his offensive line coach at Alabama, Jeff Stoutland, who was hired by Chip Kelly and retained after Kelly’s departure. When Stoutland and Warmack were together, Warmack was an all-American and all-SEC star. Warmack is looking for that version of himself to return.

New Eagle Corey Graham likely to make 'guest appearances' at corner - Inquirer
After he signed with the Eagles last week, Corey Graham’s family called with the same question that Eagles fans had about the 10-year veteran: Do you think you’ll play cornerback again? “I played it for eight years in this league,” Graham said. “I enjoyed playing corner. It’s not really a big deal to me. When you’ve done it, you can always play corner. Learning safety and playing safety is a lot harder. At corner, you obviously got to move a little more, covering and things like that.”

11 things I think at Eagles training camp - CSN Philly
I think Wendell Smallwood is going to have a larger role in the offense than people realize. Smallwood looks explosive and physical running with the football, and smooth as a receiver out of the backfield. "Thrashing" is how Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich described the second-year back the other day, and I agree. Meanwhile, none of LeGarrette Blount, Darren Sproles or Donnel Pumphrey are traditional three-down backs. Smallwood could be. He won't be the workhorse, and he may even wind up being out-snapped by both Blount and Sproles. But Smallwood is definitely going to be in the mix, especially if he's improved in pass protection. I think we see quite a bit more Smallwood than Pumphrey, and he could wind up with the most touches out of the whole bunch before the season ends.

Our favorite prop bets for 2017 - PFF
Will the Philadelphia Eagles make the playoffs? Yes +195 - PFF’s top-ranked offensive line and third-ranked front-seven heading into 2017 is due for an uptick in wins based on our grading from last year. If the secondary can be masked by a fierce pass-rush like it was early last season and Carson Wentz takes a step forward, look out for the Birds.

Cleveland Browns Saturday Roster Moves - Dawgs By Nature
The Cleveland Browns made another series of roster moves on Saturday after the day’s practice, announcing the signings of wide receiver Rasheed Bailey and tight end/H-back Nate Iese. To make room, the team waived receiver James Wright and defensive end Jamal Marcus, both with injury designations.

Redskins Roster Moves: Safeties Earl Wolff, Josh Evans released; Stefan McClure, Tim Scott Signed - Hogs Haven
The Redskins continue to make moves at the bottom of the roster as training camp rolls on in Richmond. Today's position of choice to get some new faces was safety. Veterans Earl Wolff IV and Josh Evans were released in favor of a pair of players whose NFL experience includes preseason games and practice squad stints with the Colts and Cowboys.

Bennie Logan joins Travis Kelce among those not at Chiefs training camp practice - Arrowhead Pride
Chiefs new nose tackle Bennie Logan has also left practice. The Chiefs haven’t announced any injury with him yet so we don’t know the deal is.

LaDainian Tomlinson’s inspirational Hall of Fame speech about unity was the best of the night - SB Nation
Tomlinson and Kenny Easley both used their time at the podium to touch on social issues.

Phillies great Darren Daulton dies at 55 - The Good Phight
RIP Dutch.


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