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A Championship Season (with The Philadelphia Orchestra) - MannCenter.org
The Mann Center, NFL Films, and the Philadelphia Eagles take center stage this summer to celebrate the Eagles’ Championship Season with the world premiere of this “Philly Special” concert event. Hosted by the “Voice of the Eagles,” Merrill Reese, relive NFL Films’ stunning video highlights of the Philadelphia Eagles Championship Season on three giant screens alongside the great Philadelphia Orchestra, performing live the inspiring, uplifting and wonderfully symphonic music of NFL Films. Eagles center Jason Kelce will trade in his cleats for a saxophone reed to play the baritone sax during the event! Show your team spirit by wearing your Eagles’ gear and come celebrate with the Eagles Cheerleaders and Swoop! Be sure to pack a picnic and bring the whole family as we continue to celebrate this unforgettable football season!

Breaking down the second quarter of the Eagles’ 2018 schedule - BGN
Heading into the second quarter of the season, the Philadelphia Eagles will face one of their toughest challenges and finally see their first NFC East opponent of the year. The outlook for the first four regular season games is positive for the reigning Super Bowl champs, but the next four could get a little dicey. Here’s the next set of four games, taking us to halfway through the season.

Carson Wentz’s recovery isn’t the only Eagles injury story entering camp - Daily News
When minicamp ended June 14, defensive end Brandon Graham was still hobbling after ankle surgery. Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery wasn’t fully cleared after shoulder surgery. Cornerback Sidney Jones, the 2017 second-round rookie who spent the Super Bowl season working his way back from Achilles surgery, missed minicamp with mysterious “lower body soreness.” Haloti Ngata, the defensive tackle the Eagles signed after losing Beau Allen in free agency, was still recovering from biceps tendon surgery that ended his 2017 season in Detroit after five games. Tim Jernigan, the starting DT opposite Fletcher Cox last season, was nowhere to be found after May surgery for a herniated disk; Jernigan is unlikely to see the field before the start of the regular season on Sept. 6. Running back/returner Darren Sproles was on the field last month, but was easing his way back from last season’s arm and knee injuries.

Eagles’ Chris Long talks tattoos, philanthropy and making a difference - ESPN
Add this to an extensive list of outreach efforts for Long, who has become one of the game’s most forward-facing philanthropists. He donated his entire 2017 salary to increase educational equality in his hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia; he helped establish his foundation, “Waterboys,” and a hike up Mount Kilimanjaro called “Conquering Kili” in the name of providing clean water to people in East Africa; and he has been pushing for criminal justice reform as a member of the Players Coalition. In a wide-ranging interview, we talked with Long about how those ventures are shaping his career, a tattoo-related bet that he’s about to pay up on next week and the driving force behind the “wave of the conscious athlete.”

The Countdown To 2018 Training Camp - PE.com
So there’s not much going on around the league as far as player movement, but that could change in the coming days as camps open for some teams (Baltimore is live) and rosters change. The Eagles are always keeping their eyes open. What positions could they address? Certainly, depth at safety is a question, and for all of the mentions of Corey Graham and the possibility that he could return, he’s still out there. Obviously, that could change in a hurry. If the Eagles want to add a veteran safety, they’ve got the likes of Eric Reid and Tre Boston still out there. And Graham, who played well for the Eagles last season and was a key piece in the Super Bowl.

NFL run-defense rankings: All 32 teams entering 2018 - PFF
15) The Eagles run defense should take a little bit of a hit in 2018 with the loss of Mychal Kendricks, who had a career-high 87.4 run-defense grade last season. Their front-four is so talented that they can treat the run as an afterthought and still stop it at a high-level. Guys like Graham, Cox, Jernigan and now Michael Bennett (83.5), simply create too much disruption up front.

4 Philadelphia Eagles who could be breakout stars in 2018 - PennLive
The Eagles swapped out Torrey Smith for Mike Wallace as the deep threat to stretch the field, but Mack Hollins showed he had big play potential, like when he caught a 64-yard touchdown pass against Washington on Monday Night Football. He could take on a larger role, and he’ll have the chance to make an impression with Alshon Jeffery (torn rotator cuff) expected to miss the preseason.

Are 2018 Eagles better or worse at quarterback? - NBCSP
Foles is better prepared to take over for Wentz or start Week 1 than he was this time a year ago. So, too, is Sudfeld, who will benefit from his first camp with the team after signing last September, as well as his first NFL game experience in Week 17 against the Cowboys. QB2 and QB3 are both in a better place now, which is remarkable, but true.

2017 Play-Action Defense - Football Outsiders
Our look at play-action pass in 2017 flips to the defensive side of the ball. Carolina was historically good, Houston was historically bad, and a long-standing question about year-to-year correlation gets cleared up.

NFL and NFLPA release joint statement that puts national anthem policy on hold - SB Nation
The announcement comes just hours after the Associated Press obtained a “discipline document” created by the Miami Dolphins that says players could be suspended up to four games if they protest during the anthem, making them the first team with a policy that could punish players for demonstrating. According to multiple reports, it is unlikely the players would have been suspended if they had protested. Like the NFL’s overall rules on the anthem, the Dolphins’ policy created another PR nightmare for the league, leaving many still wondering whether or not the NFL knows how to handle this situation at all.

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