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Fantasy Football: NFL running backs with the greatest passing game upside in 2020 - PFF
Miles Sanders and Boston Scott, Philadelphia Eagles — Sanders and Scott are currently on opposite ends of the spectrum. As of now, Sanders is one of the most sought-after running backs in all of fantasy football, with an average draft position (ADP) of 11.44 (RB8) since the beginning of July according to BestBall10’s drafts. On the other hand, Scott is a great option for zero-RB strategists looking to invest as little as possible into the RB position. Scott’s current ADP lands at 128.32, or RB50. The reason both players make the list is that both Scott and Sanders are productive receivers, and both players possess the skills to make an impact as receivers once again in 2020. Although it is a tiny sample size, Scott’s main impact came from Week 14 onward, as he never registered more than 19% of the Eagles’ offensive snaps in any game prior to Week 14. Looking at their numbers from Weeks 14-17, though, Scott actually outproduced Sanders in targets, receptions, receiving yards, receiving yards after the catch, receiving yards after contact, first downs, missed tackles forced on receptions, receiving yards per reception, yards after the catch per reception and yards per route run.

Fantasy football 12-team, PPR mock draft: Picking #12 overall - Fake Teams
RB Miles Sanders PHI (RD1). I think both Miles Sanders and Austin Ekeler will be top 10 fantasy backs this year, but there’s also a bit of risk with each of then. Sanders is the safest but you never know if Doug Pederson is going to get another running back in Philly to take touches from Sanders.

Eagles won’t be trading for Jamal Adams and instead will be facing him - BGN
There was talk that the Eagles were the best fit for Adams but the feeling here was this was never a realistic option for Philly. [...] The Eagles are set to host the Seahawks in Week 12 so they’ll presumably see Adams then. At least Douglas didn’t trade him to the Dallas Cowboys, which would’ve meant the Eagles facing him twice per season.

Twitter Mailbag Extravaganza - BGN Radio
Jimmy Kempski and Brandon Lee Gowton answer listener questions in this Twitter Mailbag edition of BGN! Powered by SB Nation and Bleeding Green Nation.

Eagles 2020 training camp preview: Safety - PhillyVoice
Coming off ACL and MCL tears suffered during the 2018 season, McLeod rehabbed his knee, and got himself ready in time to play for Week 1 of 2019. In 2019, his speed seemed to have taken a hit, as he was often slow to get to where he needed to be on deep balls down the field. As we mentioned in the cornerback preview yesterday, the Eagles allowed 16 pass plays of 40+ yards in 2019 (including the playoffs), or just a hair under one/game, which led the NFL. As you’ll see in the following Twitter video thread, McLeod was at least partly culpable for more than his share of those big plays allowed. [...] McLeod is now 30 years old, and he’s an intelligent player and person. There are no questions here about his ability to get the back end of the defense lined up and on the same page, but banking on him having rejuvenated legs is perhaps a dicey bet.

Eagles players know that opening training camp on Tuesday is just the start of a journey into the unknown - Inquirer
Does he think he and his family will be safe? Kelce acknowledged that he thinks about younger Eagles “wanting to have some social interaction outside of football,” which he said he certainly understands. “Most of the science suggests that me and my wife and my daughter should probably be relatively safe. But I’m worried about coaches, I’m worried about my dad, who just moved into the area. He’s certainly got a bunch of at-risk things. Most people in general are pretty good people. They want to do right. If it’s properly communicated, this isn’t just about protecting you, it’s about protecting your coach, everybody in this building, about protecting the entire likelihood of the season happening. It think that’ll get a decent response, and enough of one that’ll limit [potential spread].”

NFL’s Malik Jackson Sues West Coast Customs, You Screwed Me In Car Build! - TMZ Sports
Philadelphia Eagles defensive lineman Malik Jackson says West Coast Customs overcharged him BIG TIME after he brought them some cars to trick out ... and now, he’s suing. In a new lawsuit obtained by TMZ Sports, Jackson claims back in July 2019 ... he reached a deal with the famous California custom car shop to flip two of his Chevys into sick hot rods. The problem? Jackson says more than a year later ... the shop still has his cars — and wants WAY MORE cash than they initially quoted him on for the job. Jackson says for one of the builds — a Chevy Gasser — he agreed to pay $200,000 to have the thing rebuilt and customized.

The amazing story of Alabama Pitts: Robber, prisoner and Philadelphia Eagle - NBCSP
He was a convicted armed robber at 21, he was a Philadelphia Eagle at 26 and he was dead at 31. This is the story of Alabama Pitts. His real name was Edwin Collins Pitts, but everybody called him Alabama. He was born in 1909 in Opelika, Alabama, and was only 15 when he joined the Navy. After serving three years, he wound up in New York. He got married in 1928 and had a son, but the marriage quickly ended and Pitts fell on hard times. In 1929, he was arrested after an armed robbery at a grocery store and sentenced to 8 to 16 years at the notorious Sing Sing , the maximum security prison in Ossining, New York, along the banks of the Hudson River north of Manhattan.

The Dallas Cowboys might be in a tight salary cap situation come 2021 - Blogging The Boys
It is possible that we see a lot of players take one-year, prove-it deals in 2021 so as to position themselves for a more normal free agency in 2022. There are some that think this might play a factor of sorts in the Dak Prescott negotiations (the thought being that it would be difficult for another team to afford him so his price might drop), but Dak knows the Cowboys aren’t going to let him hit the open market which is what will force the franchise tag situation. There is going to be a lot of necessary balancing in about eight months and the Dallas Cowboys are going to be in some warm, but not quite hot, water. Hopefully they have enough success this season that it’s all easier to stomach, but that payday is coming soon and it is not slowing down.

Jamal Adams trade is good news for Giants - Big Blue View
Disgruntled star safety Jamal Adams has finally talked his way off the New York Jets, with the team having pulled off a blockbuster trade that has sent him to the Seattle Seahawks. This could not be better news for the New York Giants. Both the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys, obviously NFC East rivals the Giants have to face twice each season, were in pursuit of the 24-year-old All-Pro safety. Obviously, they didn’t land him. The folks at Bleeding Green Nation seem to understand that, while the Eagles would have liked Adams, that was likely never realistic. The Cowboys, though, were always considered a front-runner to get Adams should the Jets decide to move on from him. Blogging the Boys says the price the Seahawks paid was just too high for Dallas.

Seahawks trade Bradley McDougald, two first-round picks for star Jets safety Jamal Adams - Field Gulls
We knew that Adams would cost quite a bit to acquire but I’m still shocked that the Seahawks even did this. That is a ton of draft capital they’ve given up, even for someone as good as Adams. If this trade works, then Seattle has a potentially fantastic safety trio of Adams, Quandre Diggs, and Marquise Blair. If it backfires... this is the type of trade that could be the undoing of John Schneider and Pete Carroll. It’s a “win now” trade in ways that we’ve not really seen out of Seattle, even by their shock offseason trade standards.

Jets Trade Jamal Adams to the Seahawks for Two First Round Picks, a Third Round Pick, and Bradley McDougald - Gang Green Nation
My initial feelings on the trade are mixed. The Jets just traded the only elite player on the roster. The team’s frustrating habit of failing to hold onto its own talent continues. That said, if the Jets were going to trade Adams Joe Douglas needed to land a monster package in return. This is indeed a monster package that gives the team a reasonable chance of replacing the value lost from dealing Adams. Owning four first round picks over the next two seasons in addition to a multiple third rounders this year potentially gives the Jets the necessary Draft capital to speed up their rebuild.

Jamal Adams trade grades for Seahawks and Jets: Can a safety really be worth this much? - ESPN
For this trade to work for the Seahawks, they have to feel as though they’re capable of doing what the Chiefs did and winning a Super Bowl by adding a star safety. It’s not out of the question. DVOA thinks the Seahawks were the eighth-best team in football in 2019, with their offense ranking fifth and their defense 18th. They were a half-inch away from winning the NFC West. ESPN’s Football Power Index gave them a 3% chance of winning the Super Bowl in 2020 before the Adams trade, which was the 10th highest for any team in football. Adams could be a dramatic difference-maker. I don’t think the Seahawks are as close as they might think. They went 11-5 last season, but they outscored opposing teams by only seven points. That narrow loss to the 49ers in Week 17 lingers in the mind, but Seattle was fortunate in close games. It went 9-2 in games decided by seven points or fewer, including two games in which its opponent missed a winning field goal attempt in the final minute or overtime. I like Russell Wilson’s chances in close games, but even the incredible Seahawks quarterback was 29-29-1 in those same seven-point games before 2019.

Union take down Revolution to advance to quarterfinals of MLS is Back - Brotherly Game
The Philadelphia Union advanced to the next round of the MLS is Back Tournament with a 1-0 win over the New England Revolution late Saturday, early Sunday morning. [BLG Note: Let’s go Union!]


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