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The Eagles fight complacency as they look to repeat - Inquirer
“Obviously, the ultimate goal is to try to win again,” Pederson said after a relatively tame 90 minutes of work. “We know how hard that is in this league. A lot of good football teams in this league. We’ve got our work cut out for us.” For the first time in the Super Bowl era, the Eagles are the hunted. When the players reported to camp Wednesday, each had a shirt in his locker stall with the expression, “Embrace The Target,” and a reticle over the team logo.

Eagles Training Camp Practice Notes: Carson Wentz takes another step towards playing in Week 1 - BGN
Let’s start with today’s most important takeaway: Carson Wentz continues to progress towards a Week 1 return. After being merely limited to individual drills and 7-on-7 in training camp, Wentz participated in full team 11-on-11 with the second unit today. Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles was still with the first team, so Wentz’s reps were naturally a little limited, but it was still encouraging to see him take another step forward. He’s showing no signs of limitation while passing or running. I continue to believe he’s going to play in Week 1. Before he gets there, though, he’ll need to be cleared for contact. That’s the next step for No. 11.

Obscure trivia from the Eagles’ 2017 season - PhillyVoice
So you think you know the Philadelphia Eagles, and what they did during their historic 2017 season? Let’s see it. Below are 20 obscure Eagles trivia questions from the 2017 season. If can get even half of these without cheating, you either have way too much time on your hands, or you should be an Eagles beat writer. Or both.

Training Camp – Practice Opens - Iggles Blitz
The Eagles are unsettled at DT, after Fletcher Cox. Tim Jernigan is hurt. Destiny Vaeao and Elijah Qualls are fighting for playing time and roster spots. Haloti Ngata is new to the team. Shittu could take advantage of things by impressing the coaches and forcing them to take a closer look at him. He is the kind of athletic, 1-gap DT that Jim Schwartz loves. I’ll be following Shittu closely, hoping he can impress.

A Day To Smile As Veterans Return To Field -
Darren Sproles admits that he hasn’t had much sleep in the last week or so, and that’s actually a good thing. See, Sproles has been soooo looking forward to the start of Training Camp that he couldn’t shut it down. In his 14th NFL season, Sproles felt like a rookie – a very excited one – when he stepped back on the field on Thursday as Eagles Training Camp, 2018, began. “I’m so happy to be out there. It felt great,” Sproles said. “Just to be back with my guys, to be back out there, moving around again. It was so much fun.”

Philadelphia Eagles’ Doug Pederson won’t rush Carson Wentz back: ‘He and I are married to this deal’ - PennLive
Pederson and Wentz are close. They know their fortunes are tied to each other. And with Wentz returning from a torn ACL and LCL that ended his 2017 season prematurely, Pederson seems acutely aware of that fact. ”He and I are married to this deal, you know what I’m saying?” Pederson said after the Eagles’ first training camp practice Thursday. ”And his long-term health, obviously I want him to have success in this league for a long, long time. I want to make sure it’s right and it’s hard to say when that time is.”

Brandon Graham just fine with missing some 2018 Eagles training camp - NBC Sports Philadelphia
“I’m running and doing stuff like that,” he said after watching practice Thursday at the NovaCare Complex. “Just being smart about it. Just making sure I’m ready for Game 1. I’m confident. I’m always confident. Make sure I work one day at a time, because that’s the goal. Game No. 1.” Graham, Chris Maragos and Alshon Jeffery all began the season on the PUP reserve list, which only means they’re inactive while rehabbing injuries suffered last year. To play against the Browns, Graham would presumably have to be back at practice by the second week of August. So he has some time to play with. “[Would like] to be able to play the third one and see where I’m at and get out there and get into some sort of football shape,” he said. “Offseason shape is offseason shape, but there’s nothing like playing football.

Todd Gurley, the Rams and Why It All Makes Sense - The MMQB
I can tell you the Eagles were very encouraged with how the 2017 second-round cornerback moved in the spring. And it’s important to remember who Jones was before blowing out his Achilles at his 2017 pro day—a player who was in the race to be the second corner taken in a corner-rich draft, after Defensive Rookie of the Year-to-be Marshon Lattimore, and one some preferred to promising Titan Adoree Jackson.

Chance Warmack first NFLer to collect from loss-of-value insurance policy - ESPN
Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Chance Warmack will become the first NFL player to collect on a loss-of-value policy. Warmack took out an insurance policy that would have him collect if his second contract in the NFL was less than $20 million, sources told ESPN. Warmack, the 10th pick of the Tennessee Titans in the 2013 draft, got a one-year deal from the Eagles worth $1.5 million last year, which triggered the policy. Sources said Warmack filed to collect and was informed by Lloyd’s of London this week that he would receive the maximum payout of about $3 million.

Eagles honor fallen Delaware correctional officer Lt. Steven Floyd, who was a big fan - DelawareOnline
The Philadelphia Eagles recently honored a huge fan who wasn’t around to see them win their first Super Bowl: Lt. Steven Floyd, the Delaware corrections officer who died in a prison riot in 2017. Jamey Baskow, a former co-worker of Floyd’s, wrote on that Floyd was a huge Eagles fan. ”He literally bled Eagles green. Floyd would passionately watch Eagles football every Monday, Thursday, or Sunday.” Baskow tweeted a photo of a gift from the Eagles organization to the family: A team jersey with Floyd’s name on it and a football featuring the message, “In loving memory of Sgt. Steven Floyd, forever an Eagle.”

2018 Eagles Training Camp Preview (PST Show #271) - Philadelphia Sports Table
It’s that time of the year…Eagles training camp has begun! Yes, the 2018 Eagles season is going to be starting before we know it. Coming off their championship run and beating the Falcons, Vikings and Patriots in the playoffs to become Super Bowl winners, the Eagles will be defending that title with new talent and players coming off of injury. We brought onboard this week Brandon Lee Gowton from and the BGN Radio podcast to get into our 2018 Eagles training camp preview.

2017 Slot vs. Wide: Quarterbacks - Football Outsiders
Part II of our look at slot vs. wide focuses on quarterbacks. Who did most of his work throwing to the boundaries, and who was more prone to work the middle of the field? Includes obligatory mentions of Deshaun Watson, Jared Goff, and Jimmy Garoppolo.

Pat’s Perspectives: Pat Shurmur’s new culture already a winner - Big Blue View
[BLG Note: Sure ...]

Malik McDowell is another draft whiff for the Seahawks, who have plenty recently - SB Nation
The Seattle Seahawks parted ways with defensive tackle Malik McDowell on Thursday, just over a year after the team picked him in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft. McDowell never took a snap or donned a Seahawks uniform before an ATV accident in July 2017 caused injuries that ended his rookie year before it ever began. The details of his injury were never revealed, but over a year later, the Seahawks still weren’t ready to medically clear the lineman. If McDowell is healthy enough to play again, he’ll have to hunt for another NFL team willing to give him a chance. For the Seahawks it’s another bad pick in a string of poor draft choices in recent offseasons. McDowell was the first pick Seattle made in 2017, putting him in an underwhelming group.


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