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Philadelphia Eagles Quarterback Jalen Hurts Meets Childhood Cancer Hero Erick - YouTube
As Jalen Hurts was taking on his first season as a quarterback for Philadelphia Eagles, he was also building a relationship with a special family of fans. Jalen was introduced to childhood cancer hero Erick and his family through Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. As they got to know each other, Jalen learned about the family’s journey and struggles in fighting cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic. Jalen wanted to show support for Erick and his family in a special way during the holiday season — and it became so much more for both the NFL quarterback and the family.

Adam Schefter on Carson Wentz: ‘If I had to guess, I would guess he is traded’ - BGN
KINCADE: We’ve gone back and forth, Adam, about the idea that he still hasn’t spoken. Or hasn’t even released a statement. At this point, now that the new coach — SCHEFTER: Well, that tells you something. KINCADE: It does! It tells me that the leader of the franchise, the guy who is supposed to be the face of the franchise, somehow is disconnected from the franchise. SCHEFTER: And wants to leave the franchise. Okay? And that’s why the trade still is in play. And, again, people wondering where did this stuff come from at the end of the year. Was it made [up]? This is all real. None of this is made up. And just because he would like to be moved or hasn’t commented doesn’t mean he will be. If I had to guess, I would guess he is traded. That would be my guess. At some point this offseason. But, again, they’re not looking to get rid of him. They’re not.

From the Bleachers #52: Adam Lefkoe is #TeamHurts - BGN Radio
Shamus is joined by TNT Sports’ resident Philly fan Adam Lefkoe. Shamus and Adam discuss Nick Sirianni’s introductory press conference, Adam’s viral tweet about it, the Carson Wentz vs. Jalen Hurts debate and Adam’s new show on TNT.

Eagles stay or go: Defensive tackle - PhillyVoice
Cox carries huge cap hits each of the next two seasons. He’ll count for $23,879,939 in 2021, and $23,779,939 in 2022, the last year of his deal. Additionally, as a result of some previous can-kicking down the road, the Eagles are on the hook for almost $6.5 million on the cap after his contract ends. #JimmyVerdict: Cox isn’t going anywhere this offseason, but there’s a remote possibility the Eagles could deal him at the trade deadline if the season gets off to a bad start, as most of us expect.

Big Hints - Iggles Blitz
I am of the belief that the Eagles need Carson Wentz to embrace the changes and new staff if they are going to keep him around. If he has any doubts or hesitation, move on. You don’t want Wentz here unless he is fully committed. Schefter hasn’t talked to Wentz directly, but he is better connected than any other person who covers the league. Obviously this is what is being said behind the scenes. If Wentz wanted to put a stop to this talk, he could say something on social media or talk to any number of media outlets. He has stayed silent. Wentz’s silence could be a calculated move to help the team trade him. If he demands a trade, that could lessen the market. If Wentz stays quiet, the Eagles can listen to offers without shopping him, giving them some help with negotiations.

LeSean McCoy sees Penn State’s Miles Sanders as ‘the next franchise back’ for Philadelphia Eagles - PennLive
After a pair of solid seasons where he flashed the full range of his skills, Sanders is on his way to doing that, McCoy said during a Zoom interview Tuesday. The 32-year-old is with the Buccaneers now with the chance to win his second straight Super Bowl against the Chiefs on Sunday night. But during an interview session in which he praised the Eagles, McCoy spoke glowingly of the 23-year-old. “I think he’ll be the next franchise back for the Eagles,” McCoy said. “I really do. I think Miles is really, really good.”

Eagles celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day - PE.com
The Eagles are proud to recognize the importance of National Girls and Women in Sports Day. Women play an integral role in the organization’s success both on and off the field. Today marks the 35th anniversary of this powerful and inspiring holiday. There have been tremendous strides forward in that timeframe, and the Eagles champion girls and women who look to realize their full potential. Learn about four members of the organization who share what today means to them and provide advice for those looking to thrive in the sports industry.

The Cowboys are not getting fixed with one offseason - Blogging The Boys
As we sit enviously watching the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers prepare for Super Bowl LV, it is natural to look forward to how the Dallas Cowboys can solve the issues of 2020. Some, like injuries and the difficult transition to a new coaching staff, will hopefully more or less resolve themselves. The team also has that elephant tromping around the room in the need to get Dak Prescott re-signed. But it is not unreasonable to hope all that will actually get better. With free agency and the draft coming up, there are a lot of theories about just how to utilize the resources available to fix this team. They are projected to have ten draft picks, of course, and have proven repeatedly that they can find the cap space they need. So of course there is a chance. Here’s the thing, though. That chance is much smaller than most will admit. Consider this a warning that 2021 is going to be a rebuilding year, and expecting the Cowboys to get into the playoffs, much less make a run, is likely to lead to disappointment.

Kansas City Is Executing Its Master Plan to Perfection - The Ringer
The Chiefs’ front office, led by general manager Brett Veach, is operating with speed and skill akin to the team’s high-powered offense

2 Chiefs players are in quarantine after their barber tested positive for Covid - SB Nation
Two Chiefs players are potentially facing a nightmare scenario of missing the Super Bowl due to Covid 19, and it’ll all because of a haircut. Receiver Demarcus Robinson and center Daniel Kilgore were placed on the covid/reserve list on Monday after the team announced they had “close contact” with someone who tested positive, now we know the story behind the encounter. The players decided to get hair cuts in Florida ahead of the game when their barber learned he tested positive — in the middle of a haircut. The man, who had posted numerous negative results before entering the Chiefs’ facility, learned his rapid test returned positive while cutting Kilgore’s hair. The players were immediately quarantined from the rest of the team, luckily stopping the potential spread from reaching more players, who had appointments scheduled with the barber.

The Palpably Unfair Podcast #22: Special Guest Nyheim Hines + Scheming Up the Super Bowl Defenses - The SB Nation NFL Show
Michael Kist & Kyle Posey split up to talk Super Bowl scheme matchups with Benjamin Solak (Bleeding Green Nation/The Draft Network) and to have a conversation with Colts running back Nyheim Hines!

Salary cap, vaccinations among NFL’s big questions for 2021 - NFL.com
The NFL and NFLPA began preliminary negotiations last month on the 2021 salary cap. Some team officials believe (and surely hope) the cap will ultimately land closer to $185 million per club — if not a little higher — than the $175 million minimum the sides agreed to last summer as they braced for empty and mostly empty stadiums. [BLG Note: Higher cap is better for the Eagles.]

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