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Eagles training camp practice notes, Day 10: More work in the red zone - PhillyVoice
Today was a day in which a number of vets got the day off. Jason Kelce for example, was one. With him out, Isaac Seumalo got reps on the first team at center. Seumulo hasn’t been mentioned much, because well, it’s hard to evaluate guard play from the sideline at field level during practices. However, I’m told that there are people in the building who think he has had a very good camp, and could be another guy who makes a jump this season.

15 players especially worth watching during the Eagles’ first preseason game - BGN
1 - Miles Sanders - #26. Easily the most intriguing player to watch. The Eagles’ second-round pick has been generating buzz for having a good camp. He’s clearly looked like the team’s most talented rusher. Now it’s time to see how he handles real game action. We know Sanders is a dynamic runner but can he earn the coaching staff’s trust when it comes to receiving, pass protection, and ball security? Durability is also worth mentioning given that Sanders was banged up in the spring and had an injury scare in camp. Now’s the time for Sanders to prove himself. It’d be great for the Eagles if he looks like he’s ready to be a major contributor.

The Kist & Solak Show #108: The Sort Of Preseason Primer - BGN Radio
Michael Kist and Benjamin Solak prepare for the start of preseason by kind of talking about it, including discussions on the previous preseason, matchups to watch, possible crushes that always emerge, and Ben makes his case for it being Wentz + Mahomes vs everybody else in 2019. Powered by SB Nation and Bleeding Green Nation.

Preseason Opener - Iggles Blitz
Nate Gerry – The entire LB unit will be of interest, but Gerry is the young guy to focus on with KGH out. I’m curious if they play Gerry in the middle or the outside. He knows all of the LB spots and could play multiple spots in the game. There isn’t one area to focus on. Does he shed blocks well? Does he tackle well? Is he sound in coverage?

PFF Preseason Week 1 Preview: Players to watch in all 16 games - PFF
Philadelphia’s roster is loaded with PFF favorites that should see significant playing time on Thursday and throughout the preseason. First-round rookie offensive tackle Andre Dillard finished the 2018 season as one of the best pass-blocking offensive linemen in college football, and former Stanford wideout JJ Arcega-Whiteside received a first-round grade from PFF’s draft analysts after lighting the Pac-12 on fire with his contested-catch ability and red-zone work. Rookie running back Miles Sanders, a former five-star recruit stashed behind Saquon Barkley at Penn State, could steal the starting nod away from Jordan Howard with a strong preseason. Sanders earned an 83.1 rushing grade a year ago, ranking 15th among draft-eligible backs.

Nate Sudfeld is ‘one play away,’ and that’s just fine with him -
The reality, Nate Sudfeld isn’t afraid to remind anyone who asks, is that he was, in fact, “one play away” from taking over the reins for the Eagles’ offense in Super Bowl LII playing behind Nick Foles. Nobody remembers that, or wants to remember it. But it’s true. It’s a fact. One play away. So, the narrative of 2019 that Sudfeld is “one play away” from being the Eagles’ starting quarterback isn’t really all that new. You understand, then, why Sudfeld isn’t flinching. Yes, he’s entering the season in new territory as the presumptive No. 2 quarterback behind Carson Wentz, even if the Eagles continue to talk about the open competition at the position. No matter how it shakes out, the truth is this: Sudfeld is on a mission to improve his game, one day at a time.

Scramble for the Ball: 2019 East Over/Unders - Football Outsiders
And the offense should just get stronger with Andre Dillard, Miles Sanders, and J.J. Arcega-Whiteside coming in. They’ll play small roles this year, being groomed for larger roles in 2020 and beyond -- that’s what good, well-run franchises do. Compare that to their rivals for the division title in Dallas, and it just feels like Philadelphia is so far ahead of the game at the moment. Like I said, I don’t have them as quite the same quality overall as you do, but they join the Patriots as the only two teams in this column who would shock me if they didn’t have a winning season. 10.5 is a big line, and I think the Eagles will probably spawn half-a-dozen “what’s wrong with them?” articles over the first half of the season. Road games in Atlanta, Green Bay, Minnesota, and Dallas make for a fairly front-loaded schedule, and the Eagles might be sitting at something like 3-4 in mid-October. I’m not sure they lose a game after Halloween, though -- not until the playoffs, at any rate. I’m taking the over, as they’ll storm through the back half of that schedule and take home a first-round bye.

Rotoworld’s fantasy football TE sleepers - Rotoworld
Rotoworld’s Josh Norris and Patrick Daugherty discuss the tight end options that you may want to consider late in your drafts. [BLG Note: Dallas Goedert kicks off this list.]

The quiet guy, the smart guy, the local guy and the class clown: Four undrafted Eagles O-linemen trying to earn a job - The Athletic
Opeta is probably the only one of the four remaining undrafted rookie offensive linemen with a realistic chance to make the 53-man roster from the jump. One teammate described his talent as “eye-catching,” and if he stands out during the preseason games, Roseman might decide it’s worth it to give Opeta one of the final roster spots rather than risk losing him to another team. That calculus will be affected not just by Opeta’s play, but also by the number of injured players the Eagles end up having to carry on the Week 1 roster.

Eagles rookie Shareef Miller prepares to make debut for hometown team: ‘It’s going to be a different feeling’ - PennLive
“My first game at Penn State, I think I had like two sacks, too,” Miller said after practice Tuesday. “I was nervous, anxious because I was a new guy playing in front of Penn State — that’s like 100,000 [fans]. It’s going to be a different feeling playing for the Eagles. You’re in the NFL. This was my favorite team growing up, so it’s going to be a different feeling.”

Eagles build sensory room for fans with autism and sensory challenges - NBCSP
In an ongoing effort to help those affected by autism, the Eagles this season have created a sensory room at Lincoln Financial Field. The 500-square-foot room at the Linc was created for fans with autism and other sensory challenges to provide a quiet and safe space. The Linc has also been certified as a sensory-inclusive stadium. According to a release from the team, the Eagles are one of the first sports franchises to build a room like this, which is pretty cool.

Titans at Eagles: What to watch for in preseason game number one - Music City Miracles
A Johnathan Cyprien reunion: The Eagles signed the former Titans safety late last week and he is expected to suit up Thursday night. We are just over one year since his season ending ACL tear in training camp prompted Jon Robinson to go scoop up Kenny Vaccaro. After a great first season in Tennessee, Vaccaro got a brand new contract this offseason to be Kevin Byard’s partner in crime deep in the Titans secondary. Cyprien saw the other side of that coin, getting released just two years into a four year contract. I’ll always appreciate Johnathan Cyprien for two things though. First, the Titans never make the largest playoff comeback by a visiting team in NFL history without his contribution in that game — and I’m not just talking about the big hit on Travis Kelce... Cyp was really good throughout that game. Second, the way he handled his injury situation and the team bringing in a guy like Vaccaro — who was clearly a threat to take his position from day one — was first class. He didn’t pout, he attended meetings he didn’t have to, he even spent extra time with Vaccaro trying to get him up to speed quickly. In short, he was a model teammate and leader.

Sentencing date set for Seahawks LB Mychal Kendricks - Field Gulls
As TMZ first reported, Kendricks is now scheduled to be sentenced on September 25, which is the Wednesday after the team’s Week 3 game against the New Orleans Saints and just prior to the first division game of the year in Week 4 against the Arizona Cardinals.

The 2019 NFL preseason cheat sheet - SB Nation
The NFL preseason officially kicked off with a football-like experience at the 2019 Hall of Fame Game. But even if the Falcons-Broncos preseason opener wasn’t especially eventful, training camps across the country have left no shortage of drama across the league. Stars like Ezekiel Elliott and Jadeveon Clowney have avoided practice while posturing for new contracts. Others like Michael Thomas and Robbie Gould walked away from the bargaining table with lucrative deals. Position battles pit veterans against newcomers for the honor of announcing their names and alma maters on Sunday Night Football. So what have we learned so far this summer? What are the biggest questions that still weigh heavily across the league? We gathered SB Nation’s NFL team to gauge the early run-up to the 2019 regular season.


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