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Before Sam Bradford had fielded the first question, he smiled, looked around and offered up an observation.
“It’s already more people than in St. Louis,” he said to a roomful of reporters at the NovaCare Complex.
When a quarterback is taken with the No. 1 overall pick, the expectation is that he’ll make it to the second contract with the team that drafted him. But that expectation does not always become reality. Bradford started 49 games in five seasons with the Rams. He’s been on the field for just seven games in the past two seasons, and the last time Bradford took a meaningful snap was 17 months ago.
But two ACL injuries did not dissuade Chip Kelly from making a move for the former Heisman Trophy winner.
“I think we had some inside information because [offensive coordinator] Pat Shurmur had the opportunity to coach the kid for a year [in St. Louis], so he knows what he’s like in the meeting room, and he knows what he is like on a daily basis. He knows the consistency that comes with him, and he understands his work ethic. He’s an unbelievable competitor. Read more »
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Today’s question comes from reader Eric via email:
So, who is going to play safety alongside Malcolm Jenkins this year?
Ah, the annual tradition of trying to figure out the Eagles’ safety situation lives on.
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The Eagles have given Connor Barwin a pay bump.
The two sides agreed on a restructured deal Wednesday. The move was done to reward Barwin and was not cap-motivated, according to sources. Read more »
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Bradley Fletcher signed a one-year deal with the Patriots today, according to multiple reports. With the exception of James Casey, all of the notable players that fell from the tree during Chip Kelly‘s massive offseason shakeup have found new homes.
Here’s a recap: Read more »
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If you missed the first installment, click here.
Here’s the second part with Tim and Sheil going back-and-forth on the Eagles’ offseason moves so far.
1. The Nick Foles-Sam Bradford trade.
Kapadia: Thumbs down.
I think some are missing the point when it comes to this deal. It’s not as simple as: Whom would you rather have at quarterback? Read more »
Arizona State WR Jaelen Strong. Ivan Pierre Aguirre / USA TODAY Sports
Today’s question comes from Wayne, via Twitter:
Given all the others moves that the Eagles have made, the wide receiver situation has flown a bit under the radar. Read more »
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There’s an NBC report from Diana Russini out suggesting that the Eagles are looking to trade Matt Barkley so that they can sign Tim Tebow: Read more »
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Over the weekend, there was some buzz that the Cleveland Browns were the team that offered a first-round pick for quarterback Sam Bradford.
Today, Adam Caplan of ESPN confirms the report and offers a new detail: Read more »
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Marcus Mariota joined Jon Gruden recently for ESPN’s QB Camp series.
Below are clips from their time together for those of you who are interested. Read more »
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With the first wave of free agency signings behind us, let’s look at the latest draft buzz surrounding the Eagles.
Chris Burke of SI.com has the Eagles taking LSU CB Jalen Collins with the 20th pick:
Skipping over Marcus Peters because Chip Kelly’s brief NFL history indicates that Peters’s Washington dismissal might be a deal-breaker. Collins deserves top-20 consideration either way, and his physical, 6’1” frame meshes with what Kelly (and most coaches) like outside at CB. Nolan Carroll has zero guaranteed money left on his deal, and both Brandon Boykin and recent signee Walter Thurmond are better in the slot.
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