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The Sixers currently have the third pick in Thursday’s draft, along with five second-round selections.

Will they go with Ohio State guard D’Angelo Russell? Will a big man fall? Does Sam Hinkie have something up his sleeve?

Derek Bodner has it all covered for you this week over on Sixers Draftland. Scouting reports, mock drafts, a Sixers-specific big board and more.

Be sure to check back often between now and Thursday.

In Search Of Chip Kelly

Photo Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

Photo Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Magazine’s Robert Huber went on a journey to find out who Chip Kelly is.

Below are a couple excerpts from his article.

BEFORE I MADE THE TRIP to New Hampshire, I learned some things.

It’s clear, for example, that Chip Kelly doesn’t give a rat’s ass what other people think of him. Which some people find quite discombobulating. An NFL insider who spent hours with Kelly over dinner a few years ago describes a surreal divide: Chip has a brilliant football mind and can talk endlessly about the game — at warp speed, the way he always talks — but doesn’t seem to be there with you in the moments that aren’t about football. He won’t make eye contact. He seems to be daydreaming, and you sit there wondering what he’s really thinking. Usually, of course, getting to know someone is a combination of what he’s saying and how he feels to you, his body language, the little interjected moments of, say, “How’s your steak?” Chip seems devoid of those moments. He shares almost nothing of himself. He doesn’t ask questions. He doesn’t seem normal, says the NFL guy, who was left, after spending several hours with Kelly, with the most basic fear:

Doesn’t Chip like me?

Read more »

Preorder Your 2015 Eagles Almanac

Derik Hamilton/USAT Sports

Derik Hamilton/USAT Sports

The Eagles Almanac is back for another year!

And once again, Tim and Sheil will be among the many contributors.

The annual Birds preview provides 100+ pages of ad-free analysis, interviews, essays, scouting, statistics and more. The PDF ebook can be downloaded easily to your computer or tablet.

Given the offseason moves made by Chip Kelly, there will be plenty to cover in this year’s edition. So be sure to order your copy now!

What They’re Saying About The Eagles

Photo Credit: Jeff Fusco

Photo Credit: Jeff Fusco

Let’s take a look at what the media are saying about the Eagles as OTAs roll on.

Jerry Jones told USA Today that he isn’t too pleased with losing DeMarco Murray:

Jones said the biggest gamble of all this offseason might have been failing to keep reigning NFL rushing champion DeMarco Murray, who fled to the division rival Philadelphia Eagles.

As it stands, the Cowboys will head into the season with veteran Darren McFadden and returning backup Joseph Randle as the top backs.

“We’d love to have Murray,” Jones said. “We had to take a little step back to go forward. We needed that cap room. That’s risky. Yet it freed up the cap room that we could use to make other moves.”

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Eagles 2015 Pre-Draft Prospect Tracker

Eagles Draft 2015
Mark J. Rebilas / USA TODAY Sports

Mark J. Rebilas / USA TODAY Sports

It’s information-gathering season in the NFL.

From now until the start of the draft on April 30, the Eagles and the 31 other teams will be doing all they can to learn about this year’s group of prospects.

In this space, we will keep track of the pre-draft visits. The Eagles are allowed to host 30 official visits to the NovaCare Complex, but they are allowed to hold as many private workouts as they want away from the team’s facility. And prospects from the Philadelphia area who provide their own transportation to the NovaCare Complex don’t count against the 30. Read more »

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