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The Key to the Patriots’ Latest Saga: Bill Belichick and Tom Brady Really Need to Talk - MMQB
I’m not sure the Eagles have a set-in-stone decision made on Jason Peters yet—and I know there is split opinion in the building, on whether to keep Peters for one more year or go with second-year left tackle Andre Dillard and use the money saved to further bolster the line. We know the importance GM Howie Roseman puts on the line of scrimmage, so it’s not hard to see how he, and the organization, would view this decision as critical.

Playing “stay or go” with the Eagles’ 2020 free agents - BGN
NFL free agency officially begins on Wednesday, March 18 and the “legal tampering” window begins even sooner on Monday, March 16. The Philadelphia Eagles currently have 14 unrestricted free agents, two exclusive-rights free agents, and one restricted free agent heading into the new league year. So, who stays and who goes? Here’s a look at our predictions.

2020 BGN Draft #8: DB Combine Winners & Losers - BGN Radio
Michael Kist has Winners & Losers from the DB group after day 4 of athletic testing at the NFL Combine wrapped up PLUS injury updates and more! Powered by SB Nation and Bleeding Green Nation.

Eleven Eagles-related notes, thoughts and whispers from the NFL combine - The Athletic
Speaking of McCown, Pederson did not rule out a return for the 40-year-old. Pederson denied offering McCown a role on the coaching staff, although he acknowledged that’s something he believes McCown could do when he’s ready. (Pederson mentioned McCown’s desire to first coach his sons in high school.) But if McCown continues to play, Pederson left the door open in Philadelphia. “He’s another one we’d love to have back if we could,” Pederson said. “He’s a great resource for me. He’s a great resource for Carson.” McCown was popular in the locker room and served as almost another coach for Wentz. He liked his situation in Philadelphia, too, playing for a contending team (unlike most of his NFL stops) and being in a location where he could easily fly back to Charlotte for his side-coaching gig. The Eagles didn’t need McCown save for a few snaps during the regular season but called on him in the postseason, when he injured a hamstring in the loss to Seattle.

What we heard at the NFL combine: Tom Brady’s next stop, QB draft dominoes, latest on Dak - ESPN+
We’re expecting a big payday for free-agent cornerback Byron Jones, who probably is priced out of the Cowboys’ plans at $17 million per year. We heard the Eagles, Broncos and Lions as strong possibilities for Jones.

NFL insider notes: Here’s the move each team should make ahead of the new league year - CBS Sports
Philadelphia Eagles — Splurge on Byron Jones in free agency … and maybe take a run at Chris Harris, too? That would drastically reshape the secondary in the slot and on the outside, and would badly weaken an already-suspect Cowboys defense at the same time.

Offseason needs for all 32 NFL teams in 2020 - PFF
Philadelphia Eagles: A field-stretching wide receiver. Secondary needs: cornerbacks, safety. The Eagles’ 2019 season was defined in large part by their attrition, particularly at offensive skill positions down the stretch. A lack of wide receivers, and specifically Desean Jackson, due to injury created a season in which running back Miles Sanders led the team in receiving yards on passes 20 or more yards downfield. It’s hard to have an effective passing game when that is your reality. Jackson should be back and healthy in 2020, but the Eagles could still benefit by adding a speedy receiver or two this offseason.

Nigel Bradham might be toughest Eagle of them all - Inquirer
“I wasn’t healthy this whole season,” Bradham said. “First game of the season I tore my labrum in my right shoulder, at Washington. I couldn’t even lift up my damn arm.” He raised his arm. His elbow made it no higher than his ear. “Still can’t,” he said. “First game of the season. It’s crazy.” It got crazier. Bradham shredded his left ankle in Minnesota in Game 6. That cost him the next four games. He should have sat out longer. It was the middle of what he correctly predicted would be his last season as an Eagle, and the team was never better than mediocre, but he refused to rest. “The ankle’s still jacked up. I couldn’t rest it. I ain’t got no ligaments in it,” Bradham told me. “It would’ve healed if I’d stayed off it, but I had to practice. I had to rehab. I had to get to where I could tolerate it, and go from there.”

Would a return to the Eagles make sense for Nick Foles? - NBCSP
A logical destination for Foles if he does want to continue in the NFL is Indianapolis, where head coach Frank Reich was Foles’ offensive coordinator during the Super Bowl run. The Colts seem ready to move on after the retirement of Andrew Luck and a 7-9 season under Jacoby Brissett. There’s going to be a ton of quarterback turnover over the next month. And if Tom Brady really does leave New England, would it surprise anybody if Bill Belichick went after Foles? As for the Eagles? Foles has a statue here and a place in the team’s Hall of Fame. But one thing he won’t have in 2020 is a roster spot.

Eagles Insider Podcast: Meet The Coaching Staff – senior offensive assistant Rich Scangarello - PE.com
A long-time coach with a varied background and a wealth of offensive knowledge, Rich Scangarello joins the Eagles staff as a fresh mind with new ideas. He’s the guest on this week’s Eagles Insider Podcast.

Redskins expected to place the franchise tag on Brandon Scherff - Hogs Haven
The Redskins have been expected to use the franchise tag for a while on RG Brandon Scherff. The team has until March 12th to exercise the franchise tag, and then free agency will start on March 18th. There have been many articles written from Redskins insiders and reporters about the Redskins intentions for Scherff.

Let’s Play Matchmaker for Tom Brady - The Ringer
The six-time Super Bowl champion will reportedly test free agency, where he should have many suitors. Does he make sense in a Las Vegas Raiders uniform? How about in Tennessee Titans blue?

How did former Philadelphia Eagles fare in Week 4 of the XFL? - PennLive
McGloin missed Saturday’s game with a rib injury, which let Perez — who starred in the short-lived Alliance of American Football before joining the Eagles for a couple weeks last year — take over the reins. And he performed well. He’s a solid quarterback, and he showed that Saturday.

The XFL’s best moments so far - SB Nation
Best highlight: This tipped ball that turned into a one-handed catch. The Tampa Bay Vipers got their first win of the season by shutting out the DC Defenders 25-0 on Sunday. Tampa tight end Colin Thompson made this incredibly acrobatic catch after the ball was tipped off his teammate.

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