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Eagles rookie NFL player comparisons: Dallas Goedert - PhillyVoice
As you can see, Greg Olsen is an inch taller, but Goedert has longer arms, bigger hands, and better overall athleticism. When Olsen was a rookie in 2007, tight ends with potential to make an impact in the passing game weren’t as common as they are today. As such, a player like Goedert lasted until the 49th pick, when he would have been more of a rare commodity 10-plus years ago. This may sound lofty, but the expectation here is that Goedert will have a more productive career than Olsen when it’s all said and done. For his career, Olsen averaged a stat line of 58-687-5 per season. I believe that Goedert has the hands, athleticism, YAC ability, and route running skills to become a Greg Olsen-like receiver, with a higher ceiling.

Jason Kelce tells a Cowboys fan to take a lap, talks about how the Eagles can get back to the Super Bowl, and much more - BGN
Super Bowl champion, starting Eagles center, and Mayor of Philadelphia Jason Kelce recently sat down with BGN Radio’s John Barchard for an exclusive interview. Kelce spoke with BGN about a number of topics following the Warrington Warriors Football and Cheerleading Camp on Sunday. Watch the entire interview in the video below via Bleeding Green Nation’s Facebook page.

Are You Worried About A Super Bowl Hangover? - BGN Radio
James Seltzer, Brandon Lee Gowton, and Jack Fritz discuss their worry level about a Super Bowl hangover, and why they all think it’s unlikely to happen. The guys also talk about the Eagles’ biggest weaknesses, how the roster shapes up post draft, and much more.

Eagles Add a QB - Iggles Blitz
It is important to have functional backups in the spring and summer. Young receivers need accurate passers to help them develop. It is also good for the defense. Those players need to be challenged. If the QB can’t run an effective offense, you’ll get a false-positive on how the defense is playing. Callahan could be a band-aid to eat up camp reps or he could have a future in Philly. Foles is almost certainly gone after this year. Sudfeld will have a chance to be the primary backup. Callahan would love to impress the Eagles enough to be in consideration for the #3 QB role in 2019. That probably won’t happen, but it can’t hurt the Eagles to get a look at Callahan and he certainly will embrace the chance to impress them and 31 other teams this summer.

Wentz-Foles Relationship Sets Tone For Eagles - PE.com
Everyone is watching Carson Wentz as his recovery from knee surgery moves along and we creep closer to September. The questions remain the same: Are you still hopeful to play Week 1 against Atlanta? Will you change the way you play the game? What is your relationship like with Nick Foles? ...

Philadelphia Eagles depth chart: Goedert brings sizzle to TE group - ESPN
Expect plenty of two-tight end sets if Goedert, the team’s second-round pick in April’s draft, transitions well to the pro game. The tandem of Ertz and Goedert, who made one dazzling play after another at South Dakota State, promises to create some serious matchup problems for opposing defenses. This room has a whole new look to it with veterans Brent Celek and Trey Burton, the thrower of the “Philly Special,” no longer on the roster.

Remember this guy? 10 stats to remember how good Carson Wentz is - NBC Sports Philadelphia
Wentz became only the fifth quarterback in NFL history to throw 30 or more touchdowns in a season with seven or fewer interceptions. The others are Tom Brady (twice), Aaron Rodgers (four times) and Brett Favre and Matt Ryan once each.

Malcolm Jenkins says sponsors have been reluctant to work with him over activism - PFT
“All of that was to be understood when I stepped into this realm,” Jenkins said, via SportsBusiness Daily. “To me, that’s worth it.” Still, Jenkins realizes the extent of the sacrifice. “I’m a Pro Bowl player, just won the Super Bowl,” Jenkins said. “I should be able to get almost any endorsement that I want, but oftentimes we get to the table and someone says, ‘We don’t want to use him, because of all the things that are going on, maybe at a later time when it’s died down.’ I’ve heard that a lot. But it’s to be understood.”

‘Big bodies on smaller bodies’: Why the Eagles doubled down on the two-tight end offense - The Athletic
The Eagles believe Goedert can become a legitimate threat on those kind of plays, even as a backup. Because if the 2017 offense is any guide, quantity of snaps isn’t the only thing that matters. When those snaps occur is key. If the Eagles drafted a weapon to upgrade the offense in its highest-leverage moments — the red zone and the playoffs — that wouldn’t be such a bad use of resources after all.

Why Philly is Better Than Boston in Every Conceivable Way - Noir Gallery
Ben Franklin did not create this city (did he create this city, or just install electric for PECO?) to win ball-through-hoop championships. He did it so that Camden, New Jersey could admire the Comcast Center and Mellon Bank ripping through the skyline. So that we could make eccentric friends while taking the El from North Philly, down through Center City and east, just to get to North Philly. To feel emotionally sovereign while standing on the edge of Penns Landing, to be digestively pleased (albeit a shortened lifespan) after a corner store cheesesteak platter, and to be excited, appropriately unnerved, and a little curious on your lonesome at the Tasker-Morris platform past 3 A.M.

The Five NFL Teams With the Biggest Holes to Fill - The Ringer
Cowboys: Pass Catchers. It’s not that Dallas has done nothing to address the lack of playmaking talent in the passing game after releasing Dez Bryant and losing Jason Witten to retirement. They signed receivers Allen Hurns and Deonte Thompson in free agency, traded a sixth-round pick for Rams pass catcher/gadget running back Tavon Austin, and drafted Colorado State receiver Michael Gallup in the third round and Stanford tight end Dalton Schultz in the fourth. The question is, though: How is all this going to shake out? And more importantly: Will it work? At tight end, we’re about to see a depth-chart battle between Geoff Swaim (nine career receptions), Rico Gathers (zero), Blake Jarwin (zero), and Schultz (a rookie). And at receiver, it’s anybody’s guess as to how snaps and roles will be doled out. Hurns should be the de facto no. 1, I guess, Cole Beasley projects as the team’s primary slot receiver, and Terrance Williams should remain a speed threat on the outside. Past that, only time will tell.

Fewer Practices Does Not Mean More Injuries - Football Outsiders
Bill Belichick says that players are getting hurt more because they are practicing less, but the numbers don’t support that theory.

Oddsmakers expect a Patriots - Eagles rematch in Super Bowl 53 - Pats Pulpit
How about best two out of three? Oddsmaker Bovada set the stage for the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles to meet for a third time in the Super Bowl according to their odds to win their respective NFL conferences.

Tom Brady’s Met Gala suit is terrible, and we have thoughts - SB Nation
As they do many years, Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen attended the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala. The theme this year is Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination and some people pulled out all the stops.

Sixers vs Celtics Game 4: The TJ Game - Liberty Ballers
Not finished yet. The 76ers avoided the sweep at Wells Fargo Center with a 103-92 win over the Boston Celtics on Monday night. T.J. McConnell got his first career playoff start and scored a career-high 19 points to force a Game 5 on Wednesday.

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