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2017 Football Outsiders Awards - Football Outsiders
Who was the best offensive lineman of 2017? (Last Year’s Winner: Tyron Smith) — How do you win a Super Bowl with a backup quarterback? It helps to have what might be the NFL’s best pair of offensive linemen blocking for him. Between his on-field performance, his post-game and parade speeches, and his impeccable fashion sense, it’s hard to imagine an offensive lineman ever having a higher positive profile than Jason Kelce is enjoying right now. Kelce still only be 31 in 2018, Johnson 27, so it’s not unthinkable that we could see a Philly double-dip at the top of these tables again next year.

Figuring out where the Eagles go from here - BGN
John, BLG, and Tra sit down and chat about moving into the offseason. How do the Eagles get back to the Super Bowl after such an incredible run? Who should they target in the draft? We try to answer all of that, PLUS we chat about what the Eagles should do with Nick Foles, Tra tell us a locker room story, and a lot more!

Mailbag: What could the Eagles reasonably expect in return if they traded Nick Foles? - PhillyVoice
There isn’t a snowball’s chance in hell that anyone is offering two first-round picks for Nick Foles, incredible as his playoff run was. Even more unlikely would be that the Eagles would turn such an offer down for a player under contract for just one more year that you hope never has to play. There are reasons to want to trade Foles, and reasons to want to keep him, as we laid out in detail when we covered the quarterbacks in our “Stay or Go” series. (I’d copy and paste it here, but it’s kinda long, so just click that link if interested, please.) Anyway, I believe that fair compensation would something close to a late first-round pick. It wouldn’t necessarily have to be a one, but the sum of its parts would have to be the equivalent of at least a late one. That would be my floor if I were Howie Roseman, who has the luxury of sitting back and waiting for a great offer, or, you know, simply keeping Foles, who is also valuable to the Eagles.

Offseason Talk - Iggles Blitz
If the Eagles think Graham can be a top flight pass rusher for the next 2 to 3 years, they should give him a new deal. If they have concerns about him declining, then they have a tough decision to make. You can’t talk about Graham’s situation without mentioning Vinny Curry. He signed a big deal a couple of years back and is due $11M in 2018. Curry simply isn’t worth that much money right now. If you can get him to take a pay cut, giving Graham a new deal makes a lot more sense. The Eagles took a long look at DEs while down at the Senior Bowl. That wasn’t by accident. They know the DE situation is tricky and want to be prepared in case these contract negotiations don’t go as hoped.

Harold Carmichael On Black College Football Hall Of Fame Induction -
NFL Network’s Steve Wyche spoke to former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Harold Carmichael about being inducted into the Black College Football Hall of Fame.

7 potential Philadelphia Eagles targets in free agency - PennLive
Speaking of affordable defenders, the Eagles could target an established veteran like Derrick Johnson, whom many consider to be among the best coverage linebackers in the NFL. Philadelphia had success in 2017 signing veteran free agents to short-term deals (think LeGarrette Blount, Chris Long and Patrick Robinson), so maybe Johnson will be next in line.

His Eagles parade video of Philly cops dancing with the crowd was reposted worldwide, but he doesn’t mind - Billy Penn
It wasn’t until the day after the Eagles parade that Kiro Mankorious posted his now-famous video to Twitter. The clip, which shows two white police officers getting down with a mostly black crowd of dancing fans, had been relatively popular on his Snapchat. So Mankorious, a 17-year-old senior at Eastern Regional High School in Voorhees, tweeted it out. And then the notifications started coming in. “It was getting one retweet a minute,” Mankorious told Billy Penn, “and then a couple and then tens and then more.”

Which NFL players should be in the Winter Olympics? - SB Nation
Ice hockey: J.J. Watt, Beau Allen. Sure, not everyone who grew up in Wisconsin played hockey. But J.J. Watt did, and if we had to tag one NFL player in on the U.S. men’s hockey team, it would be him. Watt told The MMQB’s Peter King that he only gave it up because of the cost. Joining Watt would be Super Bowl 52 champion Beau Allen, a defensive tackle with the Eagles. Allen grew up in Minnesota. According to his college defensive coordinator, Greg Clough, Allen played more youth hockey than football when he was growing up. “He was like 6’2, 245, and you should have seen him,” Clough said, via’s Frank Fitzpatrick. “He’d skate down the middle and people would just clear the hell out.”

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