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Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 7/5/20.

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Eye On the Enemy #24: Special Guest Mike Garafolo - BGN Radio
John Stolnis chats with Mike Garafolo of NFL Network about what’s going to be a weird NFL off-season and regular season with extra thoughts on the Eagles including Garafolo’s opinion on the Pederson vs. McVay debate PLUS will Washington change their problematic team name?! Powered by SB Nation and Bleeding Green Nation.

Podcast: One last look at the reasons for pessimism for the Eagles’ 2020 season - PhillyVoice
In the latest episode of BGN Radio, which may or may not have been recorded a week ago today ¯\_(ツ)_/¯, Brandon Gowton and I discussed the Eagles portion of our “dumpster fire” series.

Answering top fantasy questions for all 32 NFL teams - ESPN
Who will be this team’s most productive wide receiver? DeSean Jackson. First-round pick Jalen Reagor might make a late-season push, but the plan is to have Reagor learn the Z receiver position exclusively to start — meaning he’d be the backup to Jackson. Alshon Jeffery is still on the mend from offseason foot surgery and could miss time, and Marquise Goodwin needs to prove he can stay healthy, making the 33-year-old Jackson the safest bet here, even though he’s coming off core muscle surgery in 2019.

Most important Eagles for 2020: Eagles need more than 1 game from DeSean Jackson - NBCSP
6) After that Week 1 performance, the Eagles didn’t have another 50-yard catch the rest of the season. Just three teams had fewer 50-yard passes. And just three teams had fewer than their total of six 40-yard passes. The Eagles need Jackson to stay on the field in 2020. The good news is that Jackson’s core muscle injury and surgery are in the past now and he looks to be in good shape as the Eagles prepare for 2020. The bad news is that Jackson is a 33-year-old speed receiver who has played a full season just twice in his 11-year career. So even if Jackson is his usual speedy self in 2020, it’s probably fair to expect him to miss at least a couple games this season.

David Njoku could make this Cowboys offense truly elite - Blogging The Boys
The Cleveland Browns’ athletic tight end David Njoku has requested a trade before training camp begins, and apparently the Cowboys are interested. This may come as a bit of a surprise after the Cowboys gave Blake Jarwin a four year, $22 million extension that seemed to crown him as the new starting tight end going forward. But if a talent like Njoku becomes available, it changes the conversation, especially when Mike McCarthy and Kellen Moore are the ones running the offense. Coming out of Miami in the 2017 draft, Njoku was considered to be in the top tier of his position class alongside OJ Howard and Evan Engram.

Bears Fantasy Preview - Rotoworld
If the supporting cast has barely changed, the trigger man has. Hapless Trubisky has been switched out for Nick Foles, though the Bears will make them go through the indignity of a rigged camp competition first. Like seemingly half the coaches in the league, Nagy has a history with Foles, serving as his 2016 offensive coordinator with the Chiefs. At best, Foles has proven to be a league-average talent, but that is a level Trubisky never reached. Beyond streaming, Foles has no shot at carving out his own fantasy value. His presence will be beneficial for Allen Robinson and company. Never afraid to take shots down the field — Foles’ 14.7 “deep passing percentage” was eighth amongst QBs to attempt at least 100 passes last season (via PFF) — Foles will provide Robinson more opportunities to make big plays. Embarrassingly, Foles will be the best quarterback A-Rob has ever played with. Coming off a WR19 finish by average points in standard and WR9 in PPR, Robinson’s ADP of WR10-15 is on the mark. Amazingly, Robinson is still two months shy of his 27th birthday.

Bears’ fans, which non-NFC North team do you despise the most? - Windy City Gridiron
[BLG Note: The Eagles finished third in this poll.]

NFL sends COVID-19 protocols for camp, preseason to clubs - NFL.com
COVID-19 protocols for 2020 training camp and preseason, including the handling of individuals exposed to someone who has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, were sent by the NFL to clubs on Friday night, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported Saturday morning.

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