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Bold NFL training camp predictions for all 32 teams - ESPN
The Eagles will trade for a defensive end. One of the few questions about this roster is whether there is enough defensive end depth after Chris Long and Michael Bennett departed this season. Will GM Howie Roseman just cross his fingers at one of the most critical positions in football, or make a move before the start of the season? Knowing his aggressive mentality, the latter seems more likely.

Eagles 53-man roster prediction after one week of training camp - BGN
Jordan Howard gets a lot of work with the first team. He’s the favorite to be the 1A in the Eagles’ running back rotation early on in the season. The Eagles won’t be able to resist putting Miles Sanders on the field, though, if he proves himself reliable to the coaching staff. After watching him practice, it’s clear that Sanders is much more dynamic and explosive than any other Eagles running back. Sproles is going to be an offensive role player in addition to the team’s primary punt returner. The 36-year-old still looks spry and fast. Clement started participating in 7-on-7 this week and he said he hopes to be full go by the first preseason game. Some have questioned if Clement’s a roster lock and I tend to think he is given that the team was so high on him heading into 2018. Besides, I don’t see another running back that’s really threatening to take his job. One of Josh Adams or Boston Scott is worth keeping around on the practice squad.

The Kist & Solak Show #`107: Eye On the Enemy - Rams Part II - BGN Radio
Michael Kist and Benjamin Solak continue their Eye On the Enemy series & this time they go outside of the NFC East to focus on a major NFC contender, the Los Angeles Rams! Too much info to cover in one show so this one is all about the offense with a special focus on Sean McVay and Jared Goff! Powered by SB Nation and Bleeding Green Nation.

Eagles stock up/stock down after the first full week of training camp practices - PhillyVoice
LB Zach Brown: His stats over the last three years say that Brown can play. However, he hasn’t stood out in a positive way at all so far throughout camp, and he looks completely disinterested at times during non-team drills. I’ve seen Eagles players go through cruise control during camp in the past, only to watch them turn it on when it matters, making any camp concerns look foolish. Fletcher Cox and DeSean Jackson come to mind there. However, Brown is joining a new team. He doesn’t have the luxury of not having to prove himself.

Safety Shuffle - Iggles Blitz
Tre Sullivan has to be very nervous. The only advantage he’s got on Cyprien is age and cost. Blake Countess will make the team if he’s healthy. We’ll have to see what happens with that. Cyprien could win a roster spot, but he’s far from a lock. He’ll have to show that he’s back from his ACL. Cyprien will also have to embrace STs. Backup safeties must play well on STs. I’m interested to see just what he can do. It is a bit of an odd move in the sense that Schwartz likes interchangeable safeties. Cyprien is much better in the box than he is playing back in space. Still, he is a talented, experienced player and those guys can be worth taking a chance on.

Eagles churning roster, bolstering depth at safety -
A healthy Michael Lewis in today’s game would be a valuable piece as a hybrid safety/linebacker. In a way, that’s how the Eagles are using Jenkins, who can cover from the safety position in the base defense and also provide huge help as a linebacker when the Eagles take a linebacker (or two) off the field. From there, Jenkins can still cover, and he is also physical enough and a strong tackler to support the run defense. Defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz is as creative as they come, and he’s open to ideas on how to best employ his personnel. He wants versatility and flexibility in his players and with his scheme. So, we’ll see if Cyprien can add to that mix. He’s got a strong NFL pedigree, he knows his way around a defense, and he’s hungry after missing all of 2018. Maybe he lends something to the defense.

Berman and Wulf: In need of depth, Eagles add safety Johnathan Cyprien in no-risk move - The Athletic
What I like about him is that Cyprien could allow the Eagles to go thinner at linebacker because he could play in the box. It’s a no-risk move on Aug. 2 for a player who signed a four-year, $25 million contract with Tennessee in 2017. Just don’t view it with the expectations that they’re adding the player the Titans signed or in the starting role he’s held throughout his career.

Roob’s random Eagles points: Dark-horse LB Alex Singleton, surprising WR Carlton Agudosi and more - NBCSP
The most surprising wide receiver in camp has been Carlton Agudosi, an unheralded 6-foot-6 25-year-old who caught 35 passes his entire college career at Rutgers. Agudosi wasn’t even on the radar when camp began, but he’s got real good hands and a good feel for getting open, and he seems to understand how to use his big frame to get open. Agudosi had a terrific week and has definitely caught the coaches’ eyes. He’s not going to make the roster, but if he can continue showing this sort of consistency and he can do it in the games, I could see the Central Jersey native finding his way onto the practice squad.

USA soccer star Julie Ertz opens up on Women’s World Cup run, Zach Ertz, the Eagles and ‘the power of sports’ - CBS Sports
In “Chase Your Dreams,” Julie’s book, she shares exactly that. She highlights humility over stardom and faith over fame, echoing sentiments often touted by Zach and some of his high-profile Eagles teammates in recent years. ”I think time has really allowed us to reflect,” she said. “We’ve both been in our careers for seven, eight years now, and obviously when you’re young, sometimes that fades your vision of the bigger picture. It really helps now, with Zach being my support, asking us to reflect. When you’re in it, you’re going, going, going and forget to see where you’re at.” Now, Julie sees where she’s at, and remembers to ask herself: “Where do you put your identity?” She hopes the next generation does the same. And she’s got a husband who’s right there with her.

The worst player likenesses in ‘Madden NFL 20’ (and the real problem behind them) - SB Nation
A massive lack of customization options means “Madden’s“ likenesses still have a very long way to go.

2019 UCLA Football Fall Camp: Closed to the Public Again - Bruins Nation
[BLG Note: Chip Kelly isn’t allowing Bruins fans to watch practice.]


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