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Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 7/29/18.

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NFL’s new helmet-hit rules might be a headache for officials, players - Daily News
Side judge Mark Perlman said that offensive and defensive players will be assessed 15 yards for hits to any part of an opponent using the helmet, if the transgressor lowers his head to initiate contact, in the officials’ judgment. If the helmet is lowered to brace for contact, that isn’t supposed to be a penalty. We’ll see how it’s called, but discerning the difference might turn out to be more art than science. To reporters, Perlman stressed that he and his cohorts were “only the messengers,” they didn’t make the new rules. That was after the presentation to the team, in which Perlman said defensive players got “a little fired up.” Perlman and the other officials present said that Malcolm Jenkins’ hit on Brandin Cooks in Super Bowl LII “was very close” to what will draw a 15-yard penalty this season

Eagles Training Camp Practice Notes: Dallas Goedert and Jalen Mills among standout players - BGN
Add Jalen Mills to today’s list of standout players. As noted yesterday, Mills has had a strong offseason. He’s stood out in camp with multiple pass breakups on a daily basis. He even notched an interception on Wentz today. I know some suggest Mills should go to the bench but that’s not happening. Jim Schwartz loves him and Mills is not playing like a guy who deserves to lose his starting job.

Eagles’ Nate Sudfeld impressive as ‘back up in waiting’ - PhillyVoice
The 24-year-old Indiana product looked like a QB1 on the second day of Eagles training camp Friday, connecting with targets on the second and third team offenses through tight windows including a 30-yard over the shoulder bomb to Rashard Davis. It was a throw Sudfeld hopes is good enough to win him ‘dime of the day.’ ”We are all competing with each other trying to have the ‘dime of the day’ or the throw of the day or the best completion percentage of the day,” Sudfeld said of sharing his position with Wentz and Foles. “As healthy as the relationship can be, it is. There is competition but it doesn’t come through our friendship or anything.”

TC Notes Roundup – Hitting Begins - Iggles Blitz
Goedert is off to a strong start. Rookie TEs don’t always adjust quickly to the NFL, but Goedert seems to impress everyone. He knows how to get open. He knows how to use his size when he is covered. Goedert has great hands so he’s going to catch everything that gets close to him. If he can be a functional blocker, Goedert is going to be the #2 TE.

In second training camp, Donnel Pumphrey finally looks like he belongs - NBCSP
There’s no easy way to put it. Last year, in his first NFL training camp, Pumphrey was bad. Really bad. He had a prolific college career at San Diego State and the Eagles even traded up to get him in the fourth round. Things were going well until he actually got the jersey on. He looked overmatched in the spring. By the summer, he looked like he didn’t belong. He made the initial roster but was stashed on IR and basically had a redshirt rookie season. It won’t be a cake-walk for Pump to make this year’s 53-man roster out of training camp, but he’s off to a pretty good start. No, he hasn’t looked like LaDainian Tomlinson out there; he hasn’t even looked like Darren Sproles. But at least he looks like he belongs. “I feel a lot more comfortable this time around,” Pumphrey said. “I know what to expect. Last year, I was more thinking and I wasn’t able to play fast. And now, coming in coachable, knowing the offense, taking a whole year off, I feel a lot healthier and I’m just ready to go.”

Haloti Ngata Loves The ‘Fun’ Side Of Training Camp - PE.com
“I just love everything about the game of football,” Ngata said as he walked off the practice field on Saturday at the NovaCare Complex. “I love the game. I love the competition. I love the camaraderie. I love everything. That’s my motivation. I just love being out here. To me, this is a lot of fun.”

Children from the Casey Cares Foundation meet the Philadelphia Eagles - 6ABC
The Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles had the chance to interact with a special group at training camp Saturday. Families with critically ill children from the Casey Cares Foundation enjoyed VIP treatment and some time with their favorite players. For some people, meeting Nick Foles, Malcolm Jenkins and the rest of the Eagles would mean a dream has come true. But for the 25 pictured in the video, coming to Eagles training camp Saturday morning is a much-needed break.

Eddie Alvarez Gets $143,000 Van For Eagles Tailgate - TMZ Sports
Pay attention tailgaters ... UFC star Eddie Alaverez is about to show you how its done -- ‘cause he just copped the most awesome $143K tailgating machine ever!! Here’s the thing ... Alvarez is from Philly and he’s a HUGE Eagles fan ... who loves to tailgate before football games. How do you do that if you’re a big time UFC star? You do it in a Winnebago Era (new ones starts $142,925) ... which is a tricked out luxury leisure machine built on a Mercedes Sprinter van chassis ... which Eddie hooked up with a TV.

Daryl Williams tore his MCL and dislocated his patella, no timetable for return - Cat Scratch Reader
[BLG Note: Something to keep an eye on. Eagles play the Panthers in Week 7.]

A quick guide to Dez Bryant’s beef with the Cowboys - SB Nation
Here’s the latest on what Bryant and his former team have said about each other.

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