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Eagles News: Philadelphia currently has the league’s youngest starting cornerback tandem

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With a stable of young CBs, are Eagles grooming long-term starters? - Inquirer
Barring the speedy recovery of Jaylen Watkins or some unforeseen personnel switch, the Eagles’ Rasul Douglas and Jalen Mills will be the youngest starting outside cornerback tandem in the NFL this weekend. Douglas (22 years old and 24 days) and Mills (23 and 169 days) are a combined 45 days younger than the Saints’ projected starting duo of P.J. Williams (24 and 113 days) and Marshon Lattimore (21 and 125 days). Injuries to Ronald Darby and Watkins catapulted Douglas, who was inactive for the opener, into the starting lineup. But the rookie responded in the second quarter of Sunday’s loss to the Chiefs and gave up very little — whether he was targeted or not.

Eagles Game Preview: New York Giants are directionless and crumbling - BGN
The newest edition of BGN Radio is here! (Episode #262). In this episode, we preview the Eagles vs. Giants game in Week 3, talk about how New York is a mess, analyze key matchups to watch, and much more.

Brandon Brooks: Obviously, we want to run the ball more - PhillyVoice
We did throw the ball a lot and there were a couple of times here and there where we held up as an offensive line. You mention the run game, there were a couple of runs that could have worked out better and that’s a reflection of the offensive line and what you could have done differently. It was something small, like the four of us hitting our landmarks and one guy didn’t, something small like that where you can get one little thing corrected, the whole play will be that much better. I think we’re definitely close to putting this together.

Game Review – KC 27, PHI 20 - Iggles Blitz
The Eagles took a 10-6 lead in the mid-3rd quarter and life seemed pretty good. The defense was dominating the Chiefs. The offense was making just enough plays to move the ball had just scored a TD. Things went sideways and KC had a 21-3 spurt to put them up 27-13. When it came to crunch time, the Chiefs made plays and the Eagles made mistakes. The biggest lesson for the Eagles should be that football is an endurance sport. Games are 60 minutes long. Seasons are 16 games long. It isn’t how you start. It isn’t where you are at the midpoint. You must keep grinding the whole way through. If you do that, you have a chance to be where you want to be at the end.

Tim Jernigan Brings 'Nastiness' To D-Line -
Tim Jernigan hoped it would be a great fit, the one matching his skill set and what Jim Schwartz asks the Eagles’ defensive linemen to do. Attack mode, Jernigan thought, is for me. And through two games, Jernigan is right at home in the scheme, adding his tenacity and a whole lot more to the mix ...

Why the Eagles have had the Giants' number - ESPN
Four Eagles defensive linemen have recorded sacks already this season. Graham (2.5), Cox (2.0), defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan (1.5) and Chris Long (1.0) will present quite the challenge for an embattled Giants offensive line which has already allowed eight sacks this season, tied for third most in the NFL. Left tackle Ereck Flowers has already allowed four and been flagged for a holding penalty. The Eagles will send Long, Vinny Curry and possibly Graham at Flowers on Sunday. It could be another long afternoon for the young left tackle.

Blount, Warmack have money at stake with playing time decisions - The Athletic
Aside from the on-field implications, both Warmack and Blount have money on the line that is directly tied to the coaches' decisions to play them or not play them. Warmack received a one-year extension through 2018 earlier this month that pays him $4 million. But according to a league source, in 2017, Warmack can make an additional $1.25 million if he plays 80 percent or more of the Eagles' offensive snaps. He'll make $916,666 if he plays 70 percent or more; $583,333 for 60 percent or more; $250,000 if he's between 55 percent and 59.9 percent; or $125,000 if he's between 50 percent and 54.9 percent.

LeGarrette Blount 'on the same page' with Doug Pederson about his role - CSN Philly
Make no mistake, LeGarrette Blount wants the football. At the same time, Blount isn’t stewing over the fact that he didn’t record a single carry in the Eagles’ loss to the Chiefs this past week. “I’m not frustrated,” Blount said Wednesday after practice. “It’s Week 3. We have 14 games left. That’s a lot of time in this league.” It’s only natural to assume Blount would be displeased on some level. The eighth-year veteran was only on the field for six snaps in Kansas City, finishing with one catch for no gain, and his only carry negated by a penalty. Last season, Blount racked up 299 rushing attempts for 1,161 yards and an NFL-best 18 touchdowns with the Patriots, so he’s used to getting the ball.

Players who drafted memo think NFL can help create positive change - PFT
The players who sent the memo to NFL comissioner Roger Goodell earlier this year said they haven’t gotten a response from the league per se, but that conversations have been productive. Four players sent a memo to the league asking for the NFL’s support for an activism awareness month, in which players could continue their protests in support of racial equality and criminal justice reform.

32 Observations, Week 2 - PFF
Philadelphia Eagles: The Eagles are one of just three teams with eight or more sacks and eight or more hits on the season. They are led by Brandon Graham with three sacks and five hurries on the season.

Rams vs. 49ers 2017 recap: 4 things we learned from LA’s wild 41-39 thriller - SB Nation
The Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers got together Thursday night and delivered one of the most exciting games of 2017, with the Rams coming out on top in a 41-39 thriller. Todd Gurley scored three total touchdowns and Jared Goff threw for three (one to Gurley) as the Rams improved to 2-1 on the year.


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