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Eagles News: ESPN highlights two remaining free agent fits for Philadelphia

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Best fits for remaining 2020 NFL free agents: Picking teams for Cam Newton, Jadeveon Clowney, more - ESPN+
Mark Barron, LB. Fowler: Eagles. Barron doesn’t have elite speed but is still capable in coverage. The Eagles can add a situational linebacker to help with their third-down defense, and linebacker is an area in which Philly could add depth. [...] Jason Peters, OT. Yates: Eagles. There seems to be some buzz surrounding a return to Philly for Peters, who will immediately take back over at the left tackle spot. Andre Dillard, a first-round pick in 2019, has plenty of promise, but his rookie season came with hurdles. Peters back to the Eagles adds up.

Eagles Rookie Profile: 6 things to know about Elijah Riley - BGN
Elijah Riley is a solid DB, arguably one of the best in the past 10 years at Army. He was a career starter and was making stops even as a freshman against Notre Dame and during the famed Army Navy matchups. He totaled 201 tackles (the most by any academy CB), seven interceptions, and 28 pass breakups over the past four years. He was also a semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe award [which is awarded to the best defensive back in college football].

Eye On the Enemy #19: Cowboys Update w/Blogging the Boys - BGN Radio
John Stolnis is joined by RJ Ochoa from Blogging the Boys to discuss the optimism about the Cowboys draft PLUS are the Eagles getting a fair shake with their 2020 regular season schedule? Powered by SB Nation and Bleeding Green Nation.

A look at the Eagles’ players over 30, and their succession plan for each - PhillyVoice
DE Brandon Graham (32): In Graham’s first five years in the league, his snap counts were fairly low. Over the last five years, he has put more mileage on the odometer. The Eagles can probably only expect two more starting seasons out of Graham, and because pass rushers tend to take a while to develop into good starters, the sooner the better on filling that pipeline with more talent. The Eagles badly need for Derek Barnett to show that they can rely on him to be a long-term answer opposite Graham, or they’re going to be in a situation in which they’re overpaying for pass rush talent in free agency.

Roob’s never-too-early 2020 Eagles predictions - NBCSP
1. The surprise leading WR: Greg Ward began last year on the practice squad and didn’t play on offense until Week 11. But he caught 31 passes the last seven games, which was only 12 off the team lead by a WR for the entire season. Despite him not playing until Week 11. Ward was really the Eagles’ only reliable WR the last month and a half of the season, and that won’t be the case this coming season. But he runs such good routes out of the slot and has such good hands and knows how to get open, and Carson Wentz clearly likes throwing to him. Prediction: Ward leads all Eagles WRs with 62 catches.

Goal to Go: Jon Dorenbos -
Go inside the inspirational journey of Eagles legend Jon Dorenbos in this edition of Goal to Go, presented by NovaCare Rehabilitation.

Redskins WR Cody Latimer arrested for assault and firearms charges - Hogs Haven
The Redskins signed WR Cody Latimer to a 1-year deal this offseason. It was a low cost deal like many others the team has made under new Head Coach Ron Rivera. He has preached changing the culture since joining the organization at the start of the year. Latimer was arrested near Denver where he started his NFL career with the Broncos. Police have charged him with several crimes including assault and weapons charges. Here is the press release from the arresting police department.

DeAndre Baker turns himself in to Miramar police - Big Blue View
Giants’ cornerback facing robbery, assault with a firearm charges.


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