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2018 Franchise Focus: Philadelphia Eagles - FantasyGuru
However, it’s hard to ignore how much the Eagles love Clement. A local kid from Glassboro, NJ, the Eagles signed Clement as a UDFA following the 2017 NFL Draft. At the suggestion of RB coach Duce Staley, Clement cut some weight to make him more explosive – he was more of a grinder in college. Clement responded with a nice rookie season, and a heroic Super Bowl performance (100 receiving yards, 1 TD). He posted 74/321/4 rushing (4.34 YPC) and 10/123/2 receiving on 15 targets to rank 75th among RBs with 5.65 FPG. He also contributed on returns and on special teams, and earned the Eagles’ trust as their best pass-protection back after Sproles went down early in the season. Clement never was a consistent fantasy option, though he did have a week as RB2 overall when he scored 3 TDs against the Broncos. He also finished three more times as a top-36 RB, though it’s hard to imagine many people had him in their lineups at that time. The question for Clement now is “what can he become?” We’re told the Eagles love him, so we in turn love him as a double-digit-round fantasy flyer.

Doug Pederson names 6 Eagles players who stood out during spring practices - BGN
Prior to the Philadelphia Eagles’ final minicamp practice on Thursday, Super Bowl winning head coach Doug Pederson was asked about the “down-the-depth-chart players” who have “emerged or jumped out” to him during spring workouts. Pederson named a total of six guys in his answer.

In Their History, What Eagles Play Would You Change? - BGN Radio
John Barchard & James Seltzer go over the week of mini-camp and tell us some news about the Eagles 4th RB - PLUS if could change one play in Eagles history, what would it be? All that and a lot more from BGNR’s Saturday show on 94WIP.

Press Taylor, just 30, right at home at helm of Eagles quarterbacks - PhillyVoice
“My relationship with these guys continues to build,” Taylor said last week during minicamp. “It’s always fun to sit in and talk football with these guys, bounce ideas off one another. Those guys, if you can come in and help them get better they are open to it. They’re awesome, unbelievable guys who do things the right way.” Taylor is of course referring to his top two quarterbacks Wentz and Foles (and perhaps also to Nate Sudfeld and Joe Callahan). To have a QB room with so much potential drama as the Eagles do is one thing — as the Super Bowl MVP could be forced to back up a regular season MVP candidate. To trust someone as inexperienced as Taylor is quite another. The vote of confidence he has already, holding the job he does, is one that puts high expectations on the son of a college legend and brother of another NFL coach.

How Things Change - Iggles Blitz
Coaches, analysts and football writers love the Eagles. They love Pederson and the offense that he and his staff put together. I think they love the X’s and O’s, but also the fact Pederson is willing to praise other teams and coaches. He has given credit to Chip Kelly multiple times. Pederson gains nothing from that. He’s just being open and honest. If you ranked the top offensive minds in the NFL as of June 1st, 2017, Pederson would not have been in the Top 25. He would have been looking up at Ben McAdoo, Jim Bob Cooter, Mike Shula, Adam Gase, Doug Marrone and Hue Jackson. Now, Pederson is near the top of the list. The rest of the NFL is studying him. Pederson didn’t bring the RPO to the NFL, but he brought it to the masses. Even casual fans now know RPO (even if analysts still struggle to properly identify it).

Biggest roster decision facing all 32 NFL teams - ESPN
The Wentz timeline. This is a medical decision on quarterback Carson Wentz, as he continues to recover from the major knee injury suffered in December. Philly has expressed optimism that he could be ready for Week 1 of the season, but no team has a better reserve quarterback plan than the Eagles, with Nick Foles ready to handle starting duties if Wentz is not ready at season’s outset. Is it obvious to highlight Wentz’s timeline as the most important factor facing this franchise? Yes, but the reality is he’s the centerpiece of a roster that is the best in football. We’ll be keeping a close eye on him when he returns. It sure sounds like Week 1 is in the mix.

As Eagles Minicamp Wraps Up, the Race to Full Health Is on for Carson Wentz - Sports Illustrated
Head coach Doug Pederson gave his players time to reflect on their championship 2017 season as they received their Super Bowl rings. But it’s clear that Wentz has already fully moved on 2018.

‘That Was Something That Will Always Stick With Me’ - PE.com
Eagles players explain the best advice that they received from their fathers. Some of the wisdom was shared through words. Other dads spoke with their actions.

Predicting Eagles’ 53-man roster after spring practices - NBC Sports Philadelphia
I left Joe Walker off this list for now, but I think he still has a shot to make the team; he’s just had trouble staying healthy in his short NFL career. Either Nelson, Gerry or Grugier-Hill will win the WILL job left by Mychal Kendricks. The Eagles also have veteran LaRoy Reynolds, but he wasn’t able to practice all spring. We’ll see what he can do in training camp.

Dak: Cowboys plan on ‘surprising a lot of people’ in ‘18 - NFL.com
[BLG Note: Remember when Dak guaranteed the Cowboys were going to win the NFC East last year? That was fun.]

What if the NFL had college football-style recruiting instead of a draft? - SB Nation
The Browns won four championships in a row the last time something like this structure existed.

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