Not everyone is sold on Eagles first-round pick Lane Johnson. One scout says the Oklahoma offensive tackle is “not ready for prime time.”
DeMeco Ryans and Mychal Kendricks should hold down the starting jobs. But there are certainly depth spots up for grabs.
Troy Vincent was looking for a player who properly represented today’s athletes.
As the NFL’s vice president of player engagement, Vincent needed someone who would be open and honest in front of a room full of coaches, scouts and executives. So he gave the Eagles a call and came up with safety Patrick Chung.
“I didn’t want the typical guy that’s doing all the community outreach,” Vincent said. “I needed a real modern… I needed an edge kind of player. He’s an edge kind of player. He came in here with his golf shirt that he just got from the facility on his way over here. He had his earrings in. But that’s the reality.”
The Eagles worked out running back Felix Jones today, a league source confirmed.
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The initial overhaul during the summer of 2011 didn’t work out, so the Eagles tried again this offseason.
Gone are Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Nnamdi Asomugha. In are Cary Williams and Bradley Fletcher.
During the draft, the Eagles didn’t find corner help early, but they grabbed Oregon State’s Jordan Poyer in the seventh round.
Win the day.
It was Chip Kelly’s motto at Oregon, and it’s a slogan Eagles players can expect to hear quite a bit in the coming months.
The idea is not unique to Kelly. Scan the country, and you’ll find football coaches at various levels use different words to say the same thing.
Take care of the little things, and the big things will take care of themselves.
Focus on getting better today, and you’ll see long-term results.
Kelly, Howie Roseman and the Eagles are in the process of striking a delicate balance.
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