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Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 6/10/18.

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Here’s how former long-time Cowboys executive Gil Brandt ranked the top 10 NFL teams in terms of talent: 10) Giants, 9) Steelers, 8) Falcons, 7) Saints, 6) Chargers, 5) Titans, 4) Vikings, 3) Rams, 2) Jaguars, 1) Eagles.

NFL insiders grade the Eagles’ 2018 offseason - BGN
Another thing to weigh when grading the Eagles’ offseason is their preparation for the future. Wentz’s mega-contract could come as soon as next offseason. The Eagles are tight against the cap so draft picks will be more valuable than ever. And thanks to some moves made this offseason, Philadelphia is projected to own 11 selections in the 2019 NFL Draft. The Eagles are well-equipped to restock after this season.

Lawlor: From Wentz To The Rookies, Seven Takeaways From The OTAs - PE.com
Kamu Grugier-Hill has been a stud on special teams for the past two seasons. This might finally be the year he breaks through and plays some on defense. The release of Mychal Kendricks means that the weakside linebacker spot is open. Corey Nelson was signed in free agency to take the job, but Grugier-Hill looked good in the OTAs and is throwing his name into the mix. Grugier-Hill is a terrific athlete. He needs to show that he has the instincts to play on defense. He’ll also need to prove he can handle blockers when Training Camp starts. Grugier-Hill used his athleticism to fly around the field and make plays over the past few weeks. Second-year linebacker Nate Gerry is also trying to make his case for playing time. He was mostly on special teams as a rookie, but did play in the season finale and showed real promise. At the very least, Grugier-Hill and Gerry give the Eagles good depth on the outside.

Two more talented players who could interest the Eagles enter supplemental draft - PhillyVoice
Bryant is a physical specimen who made NFL.com’s Chase Goodbread’s list of the freakish athletes prior to the 2017 season. Unfortunately, while he was a contributor in Mississippi State’s defense in all three of his collegiate years, his production leaves something to be desired. From 2015 to 2017, he had 157 tackles, 5 INTs, and 7 pass breakups. If the Eagles were to have interest in Bryant, they will want to see that he can man up against tight ends and slot receivers in the passing game. There are no video cutups of Bryant that I could find, but seven pass breakups over three seasons is underwhelming.

Let’s watch Corey Clement’s ridiculous tape from Glassboro High - NBC Sports Philadelphia
We bring this up because the South Jersey Football Coaches Association on Friday announced seven new members for the 2018 Hall of Fame Class (June 27) and you can go ahead and guess who’s on it. Inducting the 23-year-old Clement is the ultimate no-brainer. I mean, just check out these highlights from his senior year. How much fun is it to watch dudes who are my size try to take down an eventual Super Bowl champion?

NFL Census: Finding the league’s biggest outliers - ESPN
Jason Peters is one of the best examples of a diamond in the rough, whose development was unforeseen by those paid to scout talent. He was undrafted in 2004 but just finished his 14th season and will go down as one of the best tackles of his generation.

Here are 10 quarterbacks under the most intense pressure to perform in the 2018 NFL season - CBS Sports
Eli Manning, Giants. Dude has already made more money than most and won two Super Bowls, so what’s to see here, right? Well, he is playing for his legacy and Hall of Fame credentials and with that Manning name -- quarterbacking royalty -- comes a certain burden. Peyton was able to go out a champion even though he wasn’t a quality starter anymore. With the Giants in free fall in recent years and coming off a 3-13 season and with ownership benching Manning, ending his consecutive game streak and then now trying to rally the franchise around him, Manning is again in a national vortex. Should this team stink again does it eventually just make sense in December to hand it over to Davis Webb or Kyle Lauletta, as the Giants have used day two picks on QBs two years in a row? Could Eli be defrocked two years in a row? Should the Giants have traded him at the combine? Can he reinforce his legacy with one of the game’s iconic franchises and stave off a seeming decline in recent years? Everything gets magnified in The Big Apple, and especially with this particular little brother.

Daryl Johnston misses the point on Eagles players’ objections to Trump - PFT
But what Johnston doesn’t seem to grasp is that the Eagles aren’t saying they don’t want to visit Trump’s White House because they do “not agree with most of his policies.” In fact, when Eagles players first started saying in February that they wouldn’t visit the White House, they made clear that it was not about politics.

Terry Bradshaw Sides with Eagles in Donald Trump Spat - TMZ Sports
Terry Bradshaw is sticking up for the Philadelphia Eagles ... telling TMZ Sports he supports their decision to not go to the White House -- saying, “1st Amendment rights, I totally believe in it.” The “FOX NFL Sunday” star didn’t mince his words when we asked about the issue -- telling us, “I agree with the Eagles. Totally. 100 percent.”

NFL players take a lot of s***, but are doing amazing things we need to talk about - SB Nation
One of my favorite things about the NFL is all the amazing things players do in their communities. From charity softball games to silent auctions raising money for good causes to youth football camps and hospital visits, there’s hardly a day that goes by where an NFL player isn’t making a difference in their community.

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