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  • Five reasons why Marcus Smith is on Eagles roster bubble

    Five reasons why Marcus Smith is on Eagles roster bubble
    He put on 10 quality pounds, showed a greater interest in mastering the intricacies of the Eagles' defense and was rewarded in minicamp earlier this month with some first-team reps. However, outside linebacker Marcus Smith has far from secured his...
  • Philadelphia Eagles must get priorities in order to succeed in 2015

    Philadelphia Eagles must get priorities in order to succeed in 2015
    A whirlwind of an offseason is finally over for the Philadelphia Eagles, whose roster changes over the past five months are eerily similar to the great purge of 2011. Who can forget how those strange and exciting (at the time) transactions led a backup...
  • Long ready for Eagles action after lengthy wait

    Long ready for Eagles action after lengthy wait
    — After hearing and feeling "the pop" in his left knee, Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Travis Long certainly wasn't thinking the worst. After all, he had experienced a torn anterior cruciate ligament before, and this wasn't that. Or so he thought....
  • Minicamp a continuation of long discovery process for Philadelphia Eagles

    Minicamp a continuation of long discovery process for Philadelphia Eagles
    PHILADELPHIA — Will quarterback Sam Bradford be ready for full team drills? Can Josh Huff stay ahead of rookie receiver Nelson Agholor on the depth chart? Of all the rookies on defense, who's picking things up the fastest? How will the...
  • Surplus of inside linebackers satisfies Eagles coach

    Surplus of inside linebackers satisfies Eagles coach
    PHILADELPHIA — How the talent overload coach Chip Kelly has created for the Philadelphia Eagles at inside linebacker will be settled this summer should be one of the most fascinating dynamics to watch. Who starts, who rotates in and who can...
  • Eagles need leapers for season to go as planned

    Eagles need leapers for season to go as planned
    PHILADELPHIA — The following is a story that's written about every NFL team at least once in every offseason. The names of players are the only variables. It is a story about player development, what can reasonably be expected of every...
  • Eagles roster battles just starting to take shape

    Eagles roster battles just starting to take shape
    PHILADELPHIA — DeMeco Ryans or Mychal Kendricks at inside linebacker? Eric Rowe or Nolan Carroll at cornerback? Randall Evans or Earl Wolff at safety? Matt Barkley or (gulp!) Tim Tebow at third-team quarterback? These are just some of the many...
  • Breaking down Ravens first-round wide receiver Breshad Perriman's pending $7.881 million rookie contract

    Breaking down Ravens first-round wide receiver Breshad Perriman's pending $7.881 million rookie contract
    Now that the Ravens have drafted former Central Florida wide receiver Breshad Perriman in the first round, their next step is to negotiate a contract with the 26th overall pick. Under the NFL slotting system for NFL rookies, Perriman should receive a...
  • FSU, Clemson highlight NFL draft first round that affirms ACC's progress

    FSU, Clemson highlight NFL draft first round that affirms ACC's progress
    Florida State and Clemson headlined ACC football’s revival the past two seasons, and Thursday the Atlantic Division rivals led the conference’s parade of first-round NFL draft picks. Nine ACC players were selected, matching the Pacific 12...
  • Once a 'crapshoot,' finding wide receivers in NFL draft 'is easier now'

    Once a 'crapshoot,' finding wide receivers in NFL draft 'is easier now'
    It was 10 years ago when wide receiver Mark Clayton arrived in Baltimore and embraced the expectations that came with being a first-round NFL draft pick. Over five seasons, Clayton averaged 47 catches and 623 yards and caught 12 touchdown passes. He led...
  • Philadelphia Eagles must enhance strengths to avoid another step back

    Philadelphia Eagles must enhance strengths to avoid another step back
    Every year features the same basic theme throughout the NFL. Teams approach the draft with what they claim are best-available-athlete philosophies, only to wind up with so many Marcus Smiths instead. Truth is, all teams draft for needs. It's just that...