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Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 9/2/18.

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Ranking NFL teams by age after 53-man cutdowns: 2018 edition - PhillyVoice
The Eagles’ roster ranks 11th youngest in the NFL at an average age of 25.7 years old.

6 thoughts on the Eagles’ roster cuts - BGN
Another thought is that, since Means is a vested veteran, they didn’t want to guarantee his salary for the entire season. That would’ve happened if he was on the Week 1 roster. Since Means isn’t subject to waivers, it’s possible he could just sit out a week and then re-sign with Philly.

Final 53-Man Roster Reaction - BGN Radio
Brandon Lee Gowton and Michael Kist react to the Eagles cut to 53 and Howie Roseman’s press conference! Did the gang get it right in their projections or was there a surprise nobody saw coming? Find out right here!

Roster Announced - Iggles Blitz
Keeping Chance Warmack – I don’t understand keeping him around unless it is to see if the Eagles can work out a trade. Jeff Stoutland is a Warmack fan, but roster spots are too precious to give to position-specific projects like Warmack.

Much To Consider With Eagles’ 53-Man Roster -
Another unheralded and undrafted rookie made the team: defensive tackle Bruce Hector. The Eagles were high on him from the jump, and he is a developmental player to work into a four-man defensive tackle rotation. (Tim Jernigan is on Reserve/NFI and won’t be active for at least six weeks). Now, on gamedays, the Eagles can get away with three tackles (Fletcher Cox, Haloti Ngata, and Destiny Vaeao) and use some of their defensive ends (Michael Bennett, Brandon Graham) inside on pass-rushing downs. There is versatility along the defensive line. Of Hector, Roseman said, “He’s got a nice combination of power and athleticism and he’s a young player. He’s got some upside.”

Using Air Yards to Identify WR Best-Ball Values - 4for4
It seems every year Mike Wallace is on a buy-low list. This year, however, the argument for Wallace being undervalued by the public is fairly straightforward. He’s joined a talented Philadelphia Eagles team and is an upgrade over the receiver he’s replacing in Doug Pederson’s system, Torrey Smith. In 2017, Torrey Smith was targeted 58 times. Of those 58 targets, 20 percent of them came on Curl routes, and 15 percent came on Go routes. Smith caught 80 percent of his Curl route targets and zero percent of his Go route targets.

Bears trade Deiondre’ Hall to the Eagles - Windy City Gridiron
Hall will also need to sit out the first game of the 2018 season due to a violation of the NFL’s substance abuse policy. All of Hall’s stats were picked up as a rookie in 2016 when he had an interception, three passes defended, and seven tackles in eight games. Unfortunately, he suffered a high ankle sprain early on that year before more of a breakout.

Falcons to face Nick Foles at QB for Thursday Night opener - The Falcoholic
The Falcons will enter the game healthy, with all key starters expected to play. Don’t sleep on the Eagles, though, as Doug Pederson has shown he can be very crafty when his back is against the wall. The Eagles will also deploy their fantastic crowd of running backs, which could give the Falcons fits if they aren’t prepped to stop the run.

Caleb Sturgis has won the kicking competition, Chargers release Roberto Aguayo - Bolts From The Blue
Caleb Sturgis, the kicker the Chargers have decided to enter the season with, was signed to a two year contract worth 4.45 million dollars. This quote from Anthony Lynn after the week four contest against the San Francisco 49ers shows that the team anticipated this to be the eventual outcome of the battle...

Jorts, talent and WOOOOOO!: What Vinny Curry and Beau Allen are bringing to the Bucs - Tampa Bay Times
Needing defensive help, the Bucs didn’t just copy the Super Bowl champion Eagles. They imported the culture.

How the NFL can help save itself from itself - SB Nation
The league isn’t facing quite the cataclysmic scenario some predict, but there are at least 5 things it can do to preserve its future.


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