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Every NFL team’s projected 2020 starting QB: Where Tom Brady could land, and what it means for the other 31 - CBS Sports
TBD – Joe Flacco. Don’t see him back with Broncos as a likely cap casualty. Will be interesting to see his price-point on the market, A return to Philly area as a backup to oft-injured Wentz might make sense. [BLG Note: If Josh McCown isn’t back and the Eagles want a veteran behind Wentz, Flacco and Case Keenum are two experienced options to consider.]

What the Eagles should do at safety - BGN
Outlook: Malcolm Jenkins said that he won’t be returning to the Eagles in 2020 on his current deal, which was one season remaining. Giving more money to a player who turns 33 this year doesn’t seem to fit Howie Roseman’s “we need to get younger” edict but the team might need to make an exception for an exceptional player. The feeling here all along has been that the Eagles need to do what it takes to make Jenkins happy. And, really, what’s the alternative? The team doesn’t have young safeties in the pipeline to replace Jenkins. He’s been incredibly valuable to this team — not just as a player but also as a leader off the field — and I think they’d very quickly realize just how much they miss him. It feels like the Eagles should be able to come to an agreement where Jenkins gets a raise without committing too many more years to him.

Babes On Broad #22: His Hair & Mustache Is Reason Enough - BGN Radio
Sam Wilson & Jessica Towne ruminate over the ongoing Eagles OC search, ask which Eagles will be back next year and get you updated with What’s Going On Around Philly! Powered by SB Nation & Bleeding Green Nation!

Let the Hiring Begin - Iggles Blitz
The Eagles have some tough decisions to make in regard to their secondary. Manuel could have real value in that process. He won’t come in with pre-conceived notions and friendships. Manuel can watch the tape and offer his unbiased thoughts on who should stay and who should go. Manuel won’t be taking over a dynamic group like Bobby, Troy and Al or the Legion of Boom. He will need to find a way to get the most out of his DBs, even without any Pro Bowl players to work with. Obviously Manuel shared some good thoughts with Jim Schwartz, Doug Pederson and Jeffrey Lurie (and probably Howie Roseman) on how he could get the current DBs to play well in the Eagles scheme. Manuel played for Schwartz in Detroit so they have a relationship and speak the same language. That will help Manuel to hit the ground running and pick up the Eagles scheme quickly. Another selling point for Manuel is that he was able to help develop young DBs in Atlanta.

Former Falcons defensive coordinator Marquand Manuel interviewing with the Eagles - The Falcoholic
Manuel, similar to Sarkisian, showed some flashes while in Atlanta. The young defense looked great in 2017, with many expecting a big jump in 2018. That jump never happened after injuries took out many top defenders. Manuel had no answers as the defense fell to the bottom of the league. He probably needs a few more years before he gets another shot at defensive coordinator, but Manuel is widely considered as a great secondary coach. That work is sometimes overshadowed by some inappropriate questions he asked during the NFL combine. While Manuel has received the least interest of any of the former Falcons coordinators, he is clearly still respected around the league for his positional coaching.

2019 Fantasy Football Recap: Top 25 running backs - Fake Teams
15. Miles Sanders, Philadelphia Eagles — 2019 ADP: RB29. The top scoring rookie back who repsonded well to taking a full load over the final few weeks, including 60 points across Weeks 15 and 16. I thought he’d be the starter sooner this season but should be locked in for 2020.

Kid reporter asks Jason Kelce hard-hitting questions at Pro Bowl -
Kid reporter Braydon Bent traveled all the way from the United Kingdom to ask Jason Kelce some hard-hitting questions at the Pro Bowl.

Scouts pick the most underrated 2020 NFL draft prospects at the Senior Bowl - ESPN+
Scout No. 5’s pick: Troy Pride Jr., CB, Notre Dame. Pride, one of three Notre Dame defensive backs in Mobile, is a pure cover corner who has shown the ability to mirror routes by wide receivers. He was able to plaster himself to advanced route runners such as Texas A&M’s Quartney Davis during one-on-ones. At the same time, he was able to body up in the red zone against bigger wideouts such as 6-foot-4, 229-pound Notre Dame receiver Chase Claypool. What they’re saying: “This guy is one of the more underrated corners in the draft and quickly separated himself from the rest with some impressive battles in one-on-ones. No-brainer best corner I’ve seen here so far. Great speed and quickness ... In my mind, he’s taken himself from a Day 3 prospect to potential second-rounder.”

Andy Reid: Back to his old LA stomping ground - Inquirer archives
In June 2012, The Inquirer published Jeff McLane’s article about Andy Reid’s youth in conjunction with Reid being inducted into the John Marshall High School hall of fame. McLane visited with Reid in his hometown of Los Angeles and made stops at Reid’s childhood home, his high school, and other landmarks in the Los Feliz section of Los Angeles.

Before Andy Reid was a coach, he wanted to be a sportswriter. His columns were ... unorthodox - SB Nation
The column (by ANDY REID “The Man”) is a defense of McMahon, who was evidently written about in a poor light by a Wisconsin reporter. According to Reid, McMahon was painted as a “traitor, egotist, anti-religionist” player. “Jim McMahon is not a traitor. Traitors do not sacrifice their bodies on a Saturday afternoons. Traitors do not take badmouthing from their fans. Traitors leave at the first opportunity or devise schemes to sabotage their counterparts. This is not part of Jim McMahon and never will be. Jim McMahon is not a traitor!” But wait, there’s more.


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