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Trade speculation is running rampant, Mychal Kendricks has been absent from the team’s voluntary workouts and dots are being connected.
While his future in Philadelphia is very much uncertain — a report from Jason La Canfora today suggests he’s being shopped by the Eagles — the linebacker says that’s not why he’s been missing for the start of the offseason training program. Read more »
Breshad Perriman. David Manning/USA Today
Every year, we try to get you ready for the first round with a cheat sheet.
This time around, we’re using Daniel Jeremiah’s top 50 list on NFL.com.
The idea here is simple. We divided his list into five different categories:
* The targets at No. 20 – Players in the mix if the Eagles stay put.
* Trade-up candidates – Guys they might be willing to move up for.
* Trade-down candidates – Guys who could be in play if they trade down.
* Wild cards – Prospects who are tough to categorize.
* Don’t count on it – Guys I don’t see them ending up with.
If you haven’t been keeping up with all the draft noise or need a primer for Thursday night, hopefully this piece serves that purpose. Read more »
Arizona State safety Damarious Randall. Brian Spurlock / USA Today
Between now and the draft, we’ll have daily threads with the latest mocks, buzz and relevant links. Check back throughout the day for updates. Read more »
Miami Dolphins edge defender and former Oregon Duck Dion Jordan has been suspended for the 2015 season for again violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
But what’s more interesting for this audience is that the Eagles were close to trading for Jordan before the suspension was announced. Read more »
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The Eagles have picked up the fifth-year option on defensive lineman Fletcher Cox, the team announced. Read more »
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The coaching staff wanted Jaylen Watkins to add some weight and muscle mass this offseason, so that’s what he did.
The second-year defensive back finished the season around 194 pounds. Thanks to an increased weight-lifting regimen and change in diet, he reported to NovaCare looking a little more rocked up and weighing in at 200 pounds.
How much of that was done with the safety position in mind?
“A lot of it,” he said during a conversation with Birds 24/7. “But in general, if I can put on more weight and move the same way, it’s going to be a plus no matter what I’m playing. And that’s the case right now. I’ve put on the pounds, I still move the same. It’s big for me for safety when that comes to mind but at the same time it’s still making me a better overall player.” Read more »
Utah DB Eric Rowe. Glenn Andrews / USA TODAY
We went over the wide receivers on Friday. Now it’s onto the defensive backs.
Since there are several guys with positional versatility, lumping them all together seemed to make the most sense.
Here are 15 DB prospects who could make sense for the Eagles. Read more »
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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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Here are some Eagles-related news and notes to check out this weekend.
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The owners will gather in San Francisco from May 18-20 for the NFL spring league meeting. There, they are expected to vote on a proposal that would alter the point after touchdown process.
All 32 owners apparently agree that the extra point (converted at a rate of 99.6 percent the past three years) has become too automatic and that change is needed. While the specifics of the proposal have not been finalized, Peter King believes it will look something like this: Read more »