Eagles Open Thread: NFL Draft, Day 3

(Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports.)

(Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports.)

UPDATE: The Eagles traded back in the sixth round to pick up an additional seventh-round selection.

Day 3 of the NFL Draft is underway, as the Eagles are expected to be on the clock five times today. Read more »

Eagles Open Thread: NFL Draft, Day 2

(Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports)

(Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports)

Day 2 of the NFL Draft is underway. The Eagles are expected to be on the clock just once tonight, as they hold a single third-round pick (79th overall). Our very rough math here in the media room puts their selection time at around 10 p.m., which is almost certainly wrong.

Either way, feel free to hang out and take over the comments section as the draft unfolds.

Eagles Open Thread: NFL Draft Edition

Carson Wentz. (USA Today Sports)

Carson Wentz. (USA Today Sports)

After months of speculation, we can put the mock drafts and conjecture — at least for the first round — to rest. The draft kicks off at 8 p.m. tonight on ESPN and NFL Network, and we’ll post random tidbits as they roll in into this thread. Read more »

Eagles Pre-Draft Visit Tracker

Ezekiel Elliott. (USA Today Sports)

Ezekiel Elliott. (USA Today Sports)

Mock-ups are fun, but pre-draft visits typically get us closer to the truth when it comes to a team’s interests.

Six of the Eagles’ seven selections in 2014 were brought in for a meeting. And for just about any Philly pick over the last three seasons, you can find a connection that links player and team pre-draft. A new era is starting obviously, but the bet here is that the pattern will largely hold true, as time is at a premium and there’s little point in using it on a player just for the sake of it. If you’re doing extra homework on a guy, it’s typically for good reason.

The Eagles are permitted to host 30 official visits to the NovaCare Complex, and can hold as many private workouts as they want away from the team’s facility. Additionally, prospects from the Philadelphia area who provide their own transportation to the NovaCare don’t count against the 30.

We’ll keep track of it all in this space.

If we’re missing any, please let us know.

Updated 4/12: The Eagles hosted Florida defensive end Alex McCalister on a pre-draft visit. Read more »

Open Thread: NFL Free Agency Begins

Jeffrey Lurie. (USA Today Sports)

Jeffrey Lurie. (USA Today Sports)

The legal tampering period — the negotiating time for prospective unrestricted free agents — continues today until free agency begins at 4 p.m. We’ll keep you updated on all of the news and notes in this thread. Read more »

Open Thread: Legal Tampering Period, Day 2

DeMarco Murray and Kiko Alonso. (Jeff Fusco)

DeMarco Murray and Kiko Alonso. (Jeff Fusco)

On the first day of legal tampering, we found out the Eagles are trading away Kiko Alonso, Byron Maxwell and DeMarco Murray. With free agency starting tomorrow and the compensation for those trades still unknown, plenty of news will be coming in today. Read more »

Birds 24/7 Is Looking For An Intern

Eagles fans in stands

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Birds 24/7 is seeking an intern for the spring semester.

The candidate will help Tim and Josh update the site, work on special projects and assist with social media. Motivated interns may have opportunities to produce original content, but this is not a writing internship.

The ideal candidate will be extremely detail-oriented and have experience in online journalism. Deep knowledge of the Eagles and the NFL is a must. Knowledge of SEO, web headline writing, Photoshop, WordPress and other content management systems, and professional use of social media is a plus, but not required. Read more »

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