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Who Is Carson Wentz, Face Of The Eagles? - PE.com
The 24-year-old was asked to share what a typical day is like for him. Here's how he starts each morning during the season. "I got about a 30-minute drive in every morning depending on traffic. During the season, when it's those four really heavy workdays, I usually get here around 6 a.m. I'll either listen to worship music or put on a sermon podcast every morning. It kind of just gets my mind right," Wentz said. "I have a number of different podcasts that I follow. I'll just throw one of those on, but shoot, I've even started doing some random audiobooks which are interesting." Wentz mentioned that one audiobook he listened to recently was by Francis Chan called Forgotten God. Once in the building, Wentz eats breakfast and puts in up to an hour and a half of film study before meetings and practice. He'll be at the facility until around 6:30 each night.

Former NFL GM has a scorching hot take about Doug Pederson - BGN
The NFL season is right around the corner and the HOT TAKES are already heating up. I couldn’t help but share what former NFL general manager Mike Lombardi, who now works for The Ringer, had to say about Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson.

Howie Roseman finalizes Eagles' roster for now and the future - CSN Philly
“We’re not trying to sacrifice the roster as it goes into Washington (for opening day)," Roseman said Saturday. "We’re trying to compete and win as many games as we possibly can. "But we also don’t want to be short-sighted about losing guys that we think down the (line) could become starters. Guys who look like they have traits to become a starter and have a high ceiling, we’re going to try to invest in those guys and be more patient with them." This is a departure for the Eagles and Roseman, who in past years has simply kept the players he feels are most ready to play now.

Eagles' cuts emphasize development at the bottom of roster - Inquirer
The Eagles didn’t end up choosing between rookie running backs Donnel Pumphrey and Corey Clement. They kept both. They also did not give up on rookie wide receiver Shelton Gibson, deciding to keep the fifth-round pick despite an underwhelming summer. In order to keep those developmental players, the Eagles went lighter than they typically do on the offensive line with only eight linemen – at least on their initial 53-man roster set Saturday. That roster can change in the coming days if the Eagles are active on the waiver wire. But those were the notable inclusions on the roster, along with cornerback Dexter McDougle, who was acquired this past week. The Eagles let go of fifth-round pick Nate Gerry and second-year tackle Dillon Gordon, who was on the team last season.

Analysis of the Eagles' practice squad - PhillyVoice
I was certain Billy Brown would be poached for his upside as a pass-catching tight end. Brown was a receiver in college, so that element of his game comes naturally. Assuming no other teams try to sign him to their 53-man roster at some point this season, the Eagles will have a year to get Brown up to speed as a blocker and as a special teams contributor.

2017 Practice Squad - Iggles Blitz
The Eagles obviously like Sudfeld as a player, but the fact he comes from the opponent in the opener doesn’t hurt his value. You know the defensive coaches will be picking his brain over the Skins playbook, looking for any small nuggets that might help. And the offensive coaches will want scouting reports on the defenders he faced every day in practice. You never know when what seems like an innocent tip will help on a key situation.

Dolphins claim Cody Parkey - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins have been awarded former Cleveland Browns kicker Cody Parkey off waivers, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. The fourth-year kicker, who was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2014, has a career 84.6 percent conversation rate on field goals, as well as a 98.8 percent rate on extra points. He spent his first two seasons in the league with the Philadelphia Eagles before moving to the Browns last year.

Los Angeles Rams Claim OL Aaron Neary - Turf Show Times
The Rams have officially claimed two offensive lineman and one defensive lineman

Roster Moves: Cowboys release DT Cedric Thornton - Blogging The Boys
Shortly after claiming former Packers DT Brian Price, the Cowboys answered the question as to who’s roster spot he would be taking. They have officially released Cedric Thornton. It was just an offseason ago that Dallas signed Thornton to a four-year $17M deal in free agency after his exit from Philadelphia. Thornton was hardly ever impressive during his first season in Dallas, and as a result that was ultimately his last.

The Bills have cut RB Jonathan Williams - PFF
In preseason he gained 5.8 yards per carry, 3.6 of which were after first contact, again breaking five tackles on just 21 attempts. He avoided fumbling on any of his preseason carries, having lost the handle on the football twice during the regular season a year ago.

Majority of the league going with just two quarterbacks - PFT
At a time when everyone agrees there aren’t nearly enough quarterbacks to go around, most of the NFL has decided to only bother with two at a time. After initial cuts yesterday, 19 teams stuck with just two quarterbacks, though that’s going to change in the next few days.

‘Madden NFL 18’ glitches are back and better than ever - SB Nation
he time of year is upon us when we scour the internet and collect all the finest Madden glitches from the latest version of the Madden NFL video game. Madden NFL 18 has arrived and with it, hilarious glitches. Enjoy! Let’s begin by looking at tackling glitches. Or not tackling glitches whichever highlight you’re watching.

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