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Carson Wentz still adjusting to being 'the man' in Philly - CSN Philly
"My brother and I and his wife were going to dinner in the spring and some guy knew who I was and just kept walking by, but kept screaming, ‘You’re the (expletive) man,’ and started doing the Eagles' chant," Wentz said. "Like the whole street was doing it. That’s Philly right there. That’s what they’re all about. It was hilarious.”

Doug Pederson explains how the Eagles will rotate their running backs in 2017 - BGN
How the Eagles deploy their running games is one thing. How effective they’ll be is another. Last year, Philadelphia ranked 11th in total rushing yards. The Eagles were only tied for 18th in yards per attempt, however. Given the talent at the position, it’s hard to expect a major upgrade in 2017. The preseason didn’t do much to assuage concerns about the Eagles’ ground game. Blount, the team’s potential starter, ran the ball 13 times for a mere gain of 36 yards (2.8 average). Smallwood show some nice burst this summer. The problem is he’s had issues staying healthy. Sproles was a healthy scratch the entire preseason as the team planned to preserve him for when the real games start.

BGN Radio #257: Breaking down the final 53 - BGNRadio.com
James Seltzer and Brandon Gowton go over the final 53 man roster, practice squad, the Eagles keeping 5 RBs, Shelton Gibson making the team, Chance Warmack getting an extension and a lot more!

More on Warmack - Iggles Blitz
Warmack played LG and RG this summer. He was up and down. He is a good run blocker, using his size and strength to control defenders and get movement off the ball. Pass protection is where he struggles. Warmack can look really good when he’s playing with balance and gets his hands on the defender. He has 34 3/4-inch arms and can use that length to keep rushers from getting into his body. The pass protection struggles are due to a couple of issues. Warmack doesn’t always use good footwork. He can get off-balance and then ends up reaching for the defender. That negates his size and strength. Warmack also doesn’t always use his hands well. He has a bad habit of grabbing the rusher. That leads to holding penalties and missed blocks.

Carson Wentz reflects on 'interesting waters' he was forced to navigate - ESPN
“It was a challenge. I think the biggest thing for me, because that is natural -- I do like to kind of take charge to some extent -- but I think the biggest thing was that I recognized the writing on the wall. I was the second overall pick," he said. "I knew that I was going to be the guy in time. If I was a sixth-round pick and I knew my role from the jump, I would have owned that role and made the most of it. But I knew it was just a matter of time. So how do I assert myself now even though I’m the [No. 3 quarterback]? It was some interesting waters, to some extent.

Who Is Carson Wentz, Face Of The Eagles? - PE.com
“I’m pretty simple. I do like being low-key, I do like being private, for the most part. I think this business, this world that I’ve come into, is really cool, but it can be a lot sometimes and sometimes it’s just nice to go home and be chill and be away from everything, but it’s cool at the same time,” Wentz said recently to a pool of reporters at the NovaCare Complex. “I definitely do enjoy it. There are perks of it. Honestly, seeing kids and stuff? That part’s really cool. Seeing how excited they can get. ... But honestly, what people know about me, that’s who I am and what I am and really not a lot more to it.”

Doug Pederson deserves more credit than he's getting - Daily News
Pederson might not be a great coach, or even a good one, but it takes a certain level of competency to lead a team to seven wins with a rookie quarterback, a suspended right tackle, and a roster that the previous guy supposedly decimated. There are a lot of NFL head coaches who had a lot more experience than Pederson who never came close to winning seven games in a season.

2017 PFF All-Preseason Team - Pro Football Focus
Interior Defender: Elijah Qualls, Philadelphia Eagles, 85.9 overall grade — Qualls’ play this preseason was too good not to include him among the league’s top defensive performers. He racked up two sacks and nine total pressures, and was even better against the run, where he posted five stops.

New Eagles practice squad QB Nate Sudfeld meets familiar faces in Philly - PennLive
After the Eagles moved up to take Carson Wentz No. 2 overall that year and Washington nabbed Sudfeld in the sixth round, Philly's coaches reached out to encourage the signal-caller. "I got to know them pretty well in the draft process, and then, obviously, they drafted Carson, but they still texted me and said, 'Hey, we feel like you're going to have a great career,'" Sudfeld said. "They always kind of seemed to be interested."

Buffalo Bills sign QB Joe Webb, release Colt Anderson - Buffalo Rumblings
Two familiar names.

Le’Veon Bell ends holdout and rejoins Steelers - SB Nation
Running back Le’Veon Bell predictably held out of training camp when the Pittsburgh Steelers failed to sign him to a long-term extension, but he was always expected to be available for the regular season. Bell finally ended his holdout on Sept. 1, just as he promised a couple of weeks ago. On Monday, the team announced Bell had officially signed his franchise tender. Bell will earn $12.120 million on the one-year franchise tag. Despite missing the entire preseason, Bell is ready to go.

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