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Eagles News: Lane Johnson expects offensive line “to not miss a beat” despite Brandon Brooks injury

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Johnson expects Eagles O-line to ‘not miss a beat’ without Brooks -
Initially, Philadelphia expected to return four of its five offensive line starters from last season in 2020. That hope was dashed when right guard Brandon Brooks suffered a torn Achilles last month. It’ll be quite the gap to fill but Johnson, Brooks’ right hand man since 2016, is optimistic Philly can do it despite the loss of the player he’s made the last three Pro Bowls alongside. “I expect the O-line to not miss a beat. I mean, obviously you can’t replace a Brandon Brooks, who’s the best guard in the league, so losing him was definitely a big blow for us but ultimately we still need him in the room as far as directing the young guys, pushing these guys forward,” Johnson told NFL Network’s Colleen Wolfe during an appearance on NFL Total Access Thursday.

Why the Eagles could be a dumpster fire in 2020 - BGN
Earlier this week, Jimmy Kempski and I ran through reasons why the Philadelphia Eagles’ NFC East rivals could be dumpster fires in 2020. Now it’s time to go over the biggest concerns about the Birds.

Random Eagles (and NFL) notes: The other side of the Dallas Goedert story, WASTEAM’s name change - PhillyVoice
Would it be a little cliché for a sportswriter to suggest that Goedert just not be out at a bar in the wee hours of the night during one of the worst pandemics the planet has ever seen? Well, you know, he shouldn’t, probably, right?

Rookie Film Room: Jalen Reagor -
Join Fran Duffy for a deep dive into Jalen Reagor’s skill set in the debut edition of Rookie Film Room, presented by Chickie’s and Pete’s.

Report: NFLPA board unanimously recommends to cancel entire preseason - NBCSP
Just two days after we learned the NFL’s plan to cut the 2020 preseason in half, the NFL Players Association is reportedly recommending that the league cancel the entire preseason. The NFLPA’s board of representatives voted unanimously on the recommendation, according to ESPN.

Report: The Washington Redskins will likely have a new name before the 2020 season starts - Hogs Haven
Things are moving very fast for the Redskins name change. Today the team announced they would undergo a thorough review of their name. The NFL has been talking with Dan Snyder about the change, and they support it. Major sponsors Nike, PepsiCo, and FedEx have all made statements or moves to advocate for a name change. Now multiple sources are reporting that the Redskins will have a new name before the 2020 season starts(if it starts). This would be a huge change for the franchise, and one that people have been pushing for for years.

Washington Redskins’ nickname has been under scrutiny for decades - ESPN
The Washington Redskins’ nickname has been mired in controversy for decades. Former team owner Jack Kent Cooke said in 1988: “There is not a single, solitary jot, tittle, whit chance in the world” that the Redskins change their nickname. “I like the name, and it’s not a derogatory name.” A few years later, protesters picketed against the nickname at the Super Bowl following the 1991 season. The issue faded in both instances, but every so often, it comes up again. The arc is similar each time: an initial wave of support for a name change, the Redskins holding firm and, finally, waning attention to the issue.

Friday Fun: What is the best sports movie of all time? - Fake Teams
Way back when I first took over Fake Teams, I started writing weekly Friday Fun articles in which I’d ask some random sports question and help distract you from the relentless ticking and tocking of the clock as you waited to get out of work. You may not be sitting in your office watching the clock right now, but everyone can get excited for the weekend and nothing helps that quite like procrastinating work, so I’m back to offer my assistance once again. To start the reboot, I’ve started with a question that hopefully will offer a lot of differing opinions. In your eyes, what is the best sports movie of all time? My answer: Remember the Titans.


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