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One fantasy football sleeper from each NFL team - Fake Teams
Philadelphia Eagles - Greg Ward, WR166. I have very little faith in DeSean Jackson staying healthy for a full 16 game season and I have even less faith in Alshon Jeffery being an impactful player for the Eagles in 2020. That leaves a pretty large hole at receiver for just about anyone to step into. Obviously rookie Jalen Reagor is getting plenty of hype which he should be, but if you want a really deep sleeper in Philly, don’t forget about Ward who played in the final six games for the Eagles last year and finished with 40 targets, 28 receptions, 254 yards and a touchdown, and was WR40 in PPR during that time.

The Eagles shouldn’t trade for Jamal Adams - BGN
As it stands, Eagles sit in 6th in terms of odds to land the All-Pro safety Adams, behind teams like the Dallas Cowboys, Baltimore Ravens and Houston Texans. Is that an accurate forecast or are the Eagles more or less likely to do a deal with New York Jets general manager Joe Douglas? Trading for Adams has a couple of factors working against it. First, outside of first round pick swaps to move up and select a rookie (like a franchise quarterback), Howie Roseman has never traded more than a third round pick for a player.

Babes On Broad #32: Restarting the Sports World - BGN Radio
Sam Wilson & Jessica Towne talk about all the sports leagues and their returns in the face of the pandemic with thoughts on the WNBA, MLS, NBA, MLB, NHL, and of course the NFL! Powered by SB Nation & Bleeding Green Nation!

10 reasons the Eagles will be a dumpster fire this season - PhillyVoice
5) Jeffery aside, the Eagles’ wide receiver sitch is still very shaky. There’s a strong argument to be made that in two of Wentz’s first four seasons in the NFL, he had the worst wide receiver situation in the NFL. While the team did draft three speed receivers and traded some blocking sleds for Marquise Goodwin, they did not add more of a sure thing during free agency. It’s not out of the question that Eagles could have the worst wide receiving corps in the league yet again. Yes, DeSean Jackson is returning and maybe he’ll play more than three games this year, and yes, the team drafted Jalen Reagor in the first round, and maybe he won’t be affected by this COVID-shortened offseason. Those maybes aside, I don’t think J.J. Arcega-Whiteside and Greg Ward are keeping defensive coordinators up at night.

The Same Page - Iggles Blitz
Howie Roseman and the front office want a younger roster so they are going to push for the young players to get a chance to show what they can do. If things don’t look good in mid-August, calls will be made. I really do hope the coaches embrace the young players. 2020 is going to be an odd season with the pandemic looming over everything. And 2021 could be affected as well. The salary cap is based on revenue and we know that will be down this year. Teams might have to focus on younger players next year. The Eagles could be ahead of the curve if they embrace the kids this year and work to get the most out of the young players.

4 Philadelphia Eagles musings at the end of the virtual offseason program - PennLive
But what kind of role will those players have, and how many of them will actually make the roster? DeSean Jackson, Greg Ward and J.J. Arcega-Whiteside seem like locks, while Reagor would be, too, as the team’s first-round pick. Alshon Jeffery is still on the team and got talked up by Pederson, but depending on where he is health-wise, the Eagles could place him on the physically unable to perform list to save a roster spot. That doesn’t leave too many slots for Hightower, Watkins, Goodwin and the rest of the returners — a group that includes Robert Davis and Deontay Burnett — to compete for. Still, the Eagles took a bunch of swings at adding speed, and they’ll be hoping a Day 3 addition hits.

Eagles mailbag: Alshon Jeffery’s future and the competition for depth at DE - The Athletic
The larger concern about the lack of defensive end depth is not about who’s going to play the fourth-most snaps, though. It’s about knowing how the Eagles want to build their roster and thinking the cliff is quickly approaching. Graham is entering his age-32 season and the final guaranteed year of his contract. He’s set to make over $17 million in 2021, which he won’t because the Eagles will either restructure the deal or move on entirely, but he shouldn’t be relied upon to lead the way much longer. If Barnett doesn’t emerge as an impact player (he turned 24 Thursday), the Eagles are suddenly in a relatively dire spot at the position long term. If Barnett, Sweat, Miller and Avery all end up underperforming their acquisition costs, the Eagles will find themselves in a similar position at defensive end as they were at cornerback this offseason, when Roseman acknowledged that past draft failures forced them to overpay for a veteran solution.

Recalling Michael Vick’s brilliance on his 40th birthday - NBCSP
Vick turns 40 today, and when you look back at his Eagles career, just like when you look at his life, you have to weigh the man’s flaws and his strengths. Vick the person. There’s no question he rehabilitated himself while he was in prison. Everyone who’s followed his life since the day he was released knows this. Some people will never forgive him for his crimes, and that’s their choice. I’ll never forget talking to Vick the day before Thanksgiving 2009 when he told me, “If I had to do it all over again, I’d go back to prison because I came out a much better person than when I went in.” And that’s how he’s lived his life.

Report: Ezekiel Elliott being sued over an alleged dog attack - Blogging The Boys
Ezekiel Elliott recently did a Q&A on a Twitch stream and in it he discussed testing positive for Covid-19 among other things, but unfortunately some troubling news connected to the star running back popped up on Friday. TMZ reported on Friday that Ezekiel Elliott is being sued by a woman that cleaned his pool over an alleged attack by his dogs.

O’Connor: Tom Brady’s personal workouts are a bad example - ESPN
So on Tuesday, three days after ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that at least two Bucs players were among members of the organization who had tested positive for COVID-19, Brady gathered with about a dozen teammates for a two-hour workout at the Berkeley Preparatory School, according to the Tampa Bay Times. On Thursday, a day after Hillsborough County reported a single-day high of 716 new infections, Kevin O’Donnell of WTVT Fox 13 posted helicopter-view footage of Brady & Co. back at it at Berkeley, ignoring social distancing guidelines while building team chemistry and chasing route-tree bliss. The NFLPA declined to comment, and Brady’s publicist said the quarterback would not offer comment, either. But the quarterback did comment later, via Instagram story: “Only thing we have to fear, is fear itself,” he posted, quoting President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s inaugural speech in 1933, during the Great Depression. The coronavirus has killed more than 120,000 Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than double the total of U.S. soldiers who died during the Vietnam War.

Teams having conversations with associates of Colin Kaepernick -
As interested teams continue to do research on Colin Kaepernick, there are conversations happening with friends and associates of the free-agent quarterback, NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported Friday, per sources familiar with those conversations. NFL Network’s Michael Silver reported earlier this week that multiple teams have interest in Kaepernick, which led to a report that no team has reached out directly to the quarterback’s camp. Garafolo reported on NFL Total Access, however, that teams are getting closer to making a potential move.


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