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Eagles News: Jeffrey Lurie says he’s working to bring Kelly Green back

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Jeff Lurie 'would love' to bring back kelly green uniforms for Eagles - CSN Philly
Lurie reiterated on Thursday he wants to see the retro kelly green to make a return, and is actively trying to get the rule changed. "I would love it, love it, love it to be able to bring it back," Lurie said. "We're working with the league to try to get a second helmet. We don't really think the midnight green helmet with the kelly green uniform is what we want and what the fans really want. I don't think it matches very well."

Redskins writer gives 3 reasons why the Eagles could beat Washington - BGN
Thirty-six point five percent… that’s the result you get when you divide 19 by 53. Nineteen players. Out of 53. Thirty-six and a half percent of the players on the Redskins final roster have never lined up for a regular season snap as a Washington Redskin before. Just think of that number for a moment. This past weekend, right after roster cuts were finalized, I can imagine the ice-breaker in the first team meeting. Jay Gruden stands up and says, “Fellas. Look at the man on your left. Now look at the man on your right. Chances are, one of the three of you has never been in a regular season game for this team before. I’d like you to shake hands and introduce yourself to that guy.”In reality, it’s even worse than that. Three of the returning players make up the ‘special teams’ portion of the Redskin roster, so the percentages for the team’s offensive – and especially defensive units – are obscenely high.

BGN Radio #258 - Eagles vs. Washington Preview Show -
Vince Quinn and John Barchard break everything down from Washington's crazy offseason, to the key matchups, players to watch and the difference makers in this Week 1 rivalry.

Brandon Brooks: The sky is the limit for this Eagles team - PhillyVoice
I think the sky is the limit for this team. We went through a tough training camp together and I think we really bonded and are starting to mesh a little bit in all aspects as far as the offense, and defense held strong throughout the preseason.

Lurie Goes Improv - Iggles Blitz
Howie is hardly just a victim of bad circumstances. He made some bad picks in that period. He made some poor signings. Howie rubbed some people the wrong way at times and that didn’t help matters.

The punch in Boise, eight years later - The Athletic
You’re a college sophomore and this is the biggest night of your life. You’re still a backup, but games like this are why you came to Boise State as the highest-ranked recruit in the state of Idaho. Your coaches yell and yell and yell about violent hands and punishing hits and killing the guy with the ball. Your defense just dominated against the big shots from Oregon, with their Nike money and their ugly uniforms and all their other Pac-10 advantages. You’re 19 years old, you’re completely overflowing with testosterone, and you see the guy who said they owed your team an “ass-whoopin’,” the guy you and your teammates annihilated. So you talk a little trash.

Q&A with Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz - ESPN
Definitely, it’s part of that. Going to the city, I actually love it. I love going to the city. I love all the restaurants. There's so many things to do. Attending other sporting events is definitely pretty cool to be a part of. With just kind of how I'm wired, you get used to the spotlight, the bright lights, the going places where everyone recognizes you. That's cool and I do enjoy that at times, but there's definitely times where you just want to chill and lay low. That's why I'm kind of out where I'm at and have some space like I do. I definitely see perks in both, but I'm thankful that I kind of get the best of both. That I can go to the city when I need to and kind of get away when I want to as well.

Matchups That Matter On Sunday -
There are so many storylines for Sunday's 2017 season opener it's hard to focus on just a few. The opener. On the road. Against an NFC East rival. Washington's five-game winning streak in the series. And on and on as the Eagles enter the second season of the Doug Pederson/Carson Wentz era. Just as enticing are the matchups to watch. There are many. Here are a super seven to begin with ...

Eagles' Marcus Johnson realizes dream in anticlimactic fashion, readies for debut - PennLive
Marcus Johnson weaved through daunting obstacles to earn a spot on the Philadelphia Eagles' 53-man roster, but he learned his fate the same way many casual fans of the team did Saturday afternoon. He checked Twitter on his phone around 4 p.m., clicked a link to view the Eagles' newly trimmed roster and exhaled when he spotted his name. For Johnson, a second-year undrafted receiver, the moment marked the realization of a dream and the point at which he reaped the benefits from years of vigorous workouts and gut-wrenching sacrifices. It was also anticlimactic.

Goodell listens to players with social concerns; will the league take action? - PFT
In addition to Wednesday’s excellent statement in the aftermath of the news that Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett, Commissioner Roger Goodell reportedly has reached out to certain players who have been vocal about social issues — from Bennett to Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins to the Browns players who kneeled during the anthem at a preseason game. So where will it go from here?

Chiefs think Eric Berry’s Achilles injury is serious - Arrowhead Pride
The Kansas City Chiefs are preparing for the worst with S Eric Berry, who was carted off with an Achilles injury. If it is indeed ruptured then he would be done for the year and that’s what the Chiefs believe it is, according to Andy Reid.

Top 32 NFL QBs - PFF
18. Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles. 2016 PFF Grade/Rank: 78.3/20. PFF Elite stat to know: Wentz posted an NFL low 32.8 passer rating under pressure in his rookie season.

Who is Kareem Hunt, and how did he run all over the Patriots? - SB Nation
Football is back! One thing you may not have expected on Thursday night was the Chiefs to beat the Patriots — but you also didn’t expect Kareem Hunt to lead the way. Hunt had 17 carries for 148 yards and a touchdown, with his longest run a 58-yard burst. He was also deadly in the receiving game, catching five passes for 98 yards and two touchdowns, his longest — a 78-yard pass, a rarity for Alex Smith. In total, Hunt had 246 yards from scrimmage and three touchdowns — not a bad debut.


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