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Eagles rumors: QB Nate Sudfeld to the Colts? - PhillyVoice
And so, the Colts could be shopping for a new No. 2 quarterback. Scanning the league for teams with a surplus of capable No. 2 quarterbacks... Hey, how about the Eagles! They have a shiny new No. 2 in Josh McCown, as well as Nate Sudfeld, who the team has adamantly said they still very much like, and who, in my opinion anyway, remains a capable No. 2 even after being “probably-replaced” by McCown. Obviously, head coach Frank Reich will be familiar with Sudfeld from their time together in Philly in 2017, but would their front office like him as well? As it turns out, yes, they probably would. During the 2017 season, after the Colts placed Luck on injured reserve, GM Chris Ballard tried to lure Sudfeld off of the Eagles’ practice squad to join their team. Instead, the Eagles ended up promoting Sudfeld to the 53-man roster, where he has remained ever since.

NFL Trade Rumors: Keep an eye on Alshon Jeffery - BGN
UPDATE: BGN alumnus and PhillyVoice writer Jimmy Kempski says there’s nothing to the Jeffery rumors. Shocker!

Shocker - Iggles Blitz
Carson Wentz is the starting QB for the Eagles. I’m sure the team would love to have Sudfeld sign a deal to be his backup for the next several years. But you have to wonder if Sudfeld would be willing to do that. He would be losing any real hope of becoming a starter. If Sudfeld goes somewhere else (he is a free agent next March), he might have a chance to at least compete for a job. The Eagles could talk to Indy about dealing him now. I know that Sudfeld has his wrist/arm injury to deal with, but that’s a minor consideration. The Colts are trying to make sure they are good enough at QB to be a playoff team. The Eagles and Colts are friendly organizations. Reich knows Sudfeld. They could work out the deal if they wanted. This injury isn’t like a knee, shoulder or ankle where you don’t really know what you might be getting.

10 ways the Eagles have had a spectacular summer - PE.com
6. The Eagles needed players like defensive end Daeshon Hall to step up and show they could be trusted and counted on for the regular season and that’s happened. Hall has had a couple of penalties that he’ll learn from in this preseason, but he’s also been fast off the ball, excellent with his hands, and powerful as he bends the edge. Hall is going to help in pass-rushing situations. And then there’s wide receiver Mack Hollins, who has made a strong case to stay on the 53-man roster and play a key role on special teams, at the very least. Grugier-Hill was one of the most improved players in camp prior to his injury. All of the young offensive linemen have improved. The running back position is loaded. Having Josh McCown added to the roster and then seeing on Thursday night how he performed in the system is extremely encouraging.

JJ Arcega-Whiteside and the art of not overthinking - NBCSP
“It’s hard to not think about [football],” Arcega-Whiteside said. “But definitely shut down a little bit and just relaxed, watched the sunrise and sunset and laid on the beach all day.” Overthinking is something that can plague young players. They don’t want to make mistakes and sometimes they allow that fear to paralyze them. The opposite happened on Thursday night, when Arcega-Whiteside reeled in his first NFL touchdown catch. “I was thinking right before that route, ‘I’m just gonna go play fast on this one and see what happens.’ And exactly what we’ve been practicing, training happened. I was able to get open and score a touchdown. I’m pretty thankful for that.”

As Eagles season approaches, some questions are answered, and others remain - Inquirer
The major Eagles worries are what they were when camp began, though the nagging, moderate worry at linebacker might have become more serious with neither Bradham nor Grugier-Hill healthy. L.J. Fort might have been a clutch pickup there. Out of a large group at corner, is there a three-player rotation that can really get it done, or do the Eagles just have a big bunch of middle-of-the-road corners? How is the pass rush going to look without Chris Long or Michael Bennett? Preseason games have not reflected the leap forward that 2018 fourth-round defensive end Josh Sweat was hoping to make.

‘My Guys’ -- Scott Barrett’s favorite fantasy football picks of the 2019 season - PFF
This year, just like every year, I’m usually going to be the last player in my league to draft a quarterback. In fantasy football (drastically unlike real football), there’s not much of an edge to be had in owning an elite high-end QB1 (or, especially, a middling QB1) over a high-end QB2. Further, ADP has historically been an exceedingly poor predictor of fantasy QB performance. If I’m not the last person in my league to draft a quarterback, the chances are I ended up picking either Cam Newton (ADP QB10) or Carson Wentz (ADP QB11 on NFL.com).

Carli Lloyd: ‘I’ve Definitely Got Some Inquiries’ in NFL After 55-Yard Field Goal - MMQB
On Thursday’s episode of Planet Futbol TV, Lloyd said the situation definitely blew up more than she imagined. When asked if she’s gotten any serious interest from NFL teams, Lloyd had this to say: ”There’s been some interesting chatter about it,” Lloyd said. “I think anything is possible. It’s been really interesting because for me, I’m just an athlete, I’m a competitor. But for so many other people, I think they’re starting to think will there ever be a female in the NFL at some point. And I think we’re kind of at that crossroads as far as equality and just women empowerment so you’re kind of being in the crosshairs of that. I’ve definitely got some inquiries, I’ve definitely got some people talking. Anything is possible but right now, I’m strictly a soccer player and we’ll see what the future holds.”

Report: Paul Worrilow retires, day after signing with Ravens - PFT
Paul Worrilow has decided not to join the Ravens after all. Less than 24 hours after the Ravens announced the signing of Worrilow, a free agent linebacker, he decided to retire, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

ANDREW LUCK HAS RETIRED - Stampede Blue
I, as many of us are, am in total disbelief.

Andrew Luck retired from football, which is great for him but so, so bad for the Colts - SB Nation
Luck is leaving the game that has dominated his life, calling it a career right at the time he should have been finding his peak. With injuries having taken their toll on his body and the rigors of rehab and NFL obligations weighing on his mind, he decided to play it safe and end his football career. He leaves a resume that includes four Pro Bowl appearances, a couple of collegiate All-American nods, and $97 million in contract earnings. That’s the right decision for him, and no doubt one he didn’t take lightly. It’s also a brutal one for Indianapolis. Luck, for eight years, was the worthy heir to Manning — another quarterback who instantly pushed the Colts to relevance and served as his team’s heart and soul. Now, he’s hung up his helmet in search of a break from the grind of the gridiron and the tranquility of a less stressful life.

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