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Ranking all 32 NFL general managers for 2018 - Sporting News
After cleaning up the mess of Chip Kelly, Roseman got Philadelphia a Super Bowl ring with solid drafting (Agholor, Wentz, Barnett), plus aggressive (Jeffery, Ajayi) and sneaky (Foles) pick-ups in free agency. He also found players who could develop championship chemistry together. Roseman deserved SN executive of the year for 2017 even with some tough competition.

Odell Beckham Jr. Should Hold Out, MY COLUMN - BGN
The New York Giants are reportedly in danger of entering a rocky contract dispute with their star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. despite statements claiming otherwise. This comes on the heels of the Giants making it crystal clear that they are in “win now” mode with new general manager Dave Gettleman after not drafting a quarterback with their 2nd overall selection in the 2018 NFL Draft. A loss of Beckham for any length of time has potentially catastrophic consequences for the Giants and while Beckham has said he will not hold out for a new contract, sources tell a different story. According to Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York, the possibility of a Beckham hold out is being undersold publicly by those involved.

The Kist & Solak Show Ep. 42: Eye on the Enemy - Best of the Rest - BGN Radio
Michael Kist and Benjamin Solak wrap of their Eye On the Enemy series with the best of the rest, plus Tom Brady vs Aaron Rodgers and Jameis Winston is a grown child with an update on the details surrounding his suspension.

10 reasons the Giants will be a dumpster fire this season - PhillyVoice
The Giants spent a hell of a lot of resources on their offensive line, and I’m not sure they even got any better.

Waiting For Answers To Five Eagles Questions -
There is a sense of the unknown here for some players, but the Eagles believe that most of the injured Eagles – linebacker Jordan Hicks, running back Darren Sproles, and left tackle Jason Peters, to name three – are in a very good place as it relates to playing football at the start of camp, or at least shortly after it begins. There are some others who are not quite as clear-cut, among them quarterback Carson Wentz, safety Chris Maragos, defensive tackle Tim Jernigan, and defensive end Brandon Graham. Defensive tackle Haloti Ngata missed time in the spring for an undisclosed reason, but there doesn’t seem to be a lot of concern. We all expect the Eagles to have a loaded defensive line, but health is going to play a large part in this picture. The Eagles want to rotate players and keep them fresh, and it’s going to be important that the players get reps together in the summer, so having Jernigan, Graham, and Ngata on the field means something for Jim Schwartz’s defense.

The NFL’s balanced offensive linemen by PFF Grade from 2017 - PFF
Johnson rebounded well from two seasons ago when he only played six games of a suspension-shortened season, to play a total of 1,116 snaps in 2017. In addition to registering a 97.2 pass-blocking efficiency rating, Johnson was integral in keeping Nick Foles upright during the Eagles’ postseason run not allowing a single sack but only yielding five total pressures over three playoff games. After finishing in the top 20 of both pass-block and run-block grading, Johnson should see continued success going into his sixth season with the Eagles.

Beyond the Wide Nine: How Jim Schwartz schemes matchup for his dynamic pass rushers - The Athletic
Health permitting as always, it appears the Eagles are in good shape to field another dominant pass rush in 2018. It could even be better. But perhaps the most intriguing question about the Eagles’ defensive line is how they were able to employ such a typically rush-first scheme and still finish with the top run defense in the NFL. That’s a question best answered in the next column.

Eagles’ trio of wide receivers is best group in team history - NBC Sports Philadelphia
Last year’s group of wide receivers was the Eagles’ best ever. Not for long. Alshon Jeffery is coming off a nine-touchdown regular season and exceptional postseason and should be fully healthy this fall. Nelson Agholor made huge strides in his third season, and there’s no reason to think he won’t be even better this year. And Mike Wallace, one of only nine receivers with 1,700 yards and a 14.0 average over the last two years, is a significant upgrade over Torrey Smith. Try finding a better trio of receivers in Eagles history. You can’t. Heck, there were a lot of years around here where the Eagles didn’t have one wide receiver as good as any of these guys. The Eagles have a storied past in a lot of ways, but wide receiver has been a black hole for the franchise for most of the modern era. Did you know that during the six-year period from 1998 through 2003, Eagles wide receivers combined for only seven 100-yard games in 105 games?

Eagles exhibit at Philly airport lets fans relive Super Bowl victory -
In her 20 years creating exhibitions for Philadelphia International Airport, Leah Douglas has faced plenty of pressure from fans to curate an installation featuring the Philadelphia Eagles. Her answer was always the same: “They’ve got to win.” As soon as the team defeated the New England Patriots on Feb. 4 to win Super Bowl LII — A franchise first — Douglas knew she had to deliver. She immediately abandoned her plan to feature the new LOVE Park in this year’s Wawa Welcome America exhibit. “There was no way we could not focus on the Eagles,” said Douglas, the airport’s director of image and chief curator. The free exhibit — spanning two walls in Terminal A-East past the security checkpoint — covers the franchise’s past and present. One wall highlights the 1948, 1949, and 1960 pre-Super Bowl championships as well as the NFC Championships of 1980 and 2004.

A doctor said it was all in her head, but it was ‘the most common condition you’ve never heard of’ - CNN
Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles is ecstatic about leading the Philadelphia Eagles to victory, but that’s not the triumph he celebrates daily. He gives that medal to his wife, Tori Foles, for what he calls her “amazing strength” in fighting a little-known disorder called postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, or POTS.”They told me I had a virus,” said Tori, “but I had never heard of one where you are dizzy all the time. There were a lot of times I couldn’t get out of bed.” POTS is a malfunction of the automatic nervous system, which controls the involuntary functions of the body, such as heart rate, blood pressure, digestion, breathing, blinking and urination. While it can and does affect any part of that system, the most frequent symptoms are profound fatigue, gastrointestinal issues and frequent, almost constant lightheadedness.

Which NFL records will probably never be broken? - SB Nation
Records fall often in the NFL. The reasons for that vary. The sport has short regular seasons. It’s just 52 years into the Super Bowl era. Rule changes have made scoring and offensive success easier than ever. In 2017, the New England Patriots became the first team to win nine consecutive division titles, Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara became the first running back tandem to each eclipse 1,500 yards from scrimmage, and Super Bowl 52 smashed 17 records. But even though records are rarely safe in the NFL, there are a few that are so far out of reach that it’s hard to imagine they’ll ever fall. Here are a few of the NFL’s most untouchable records.


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