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Spitting in Philly’s Face, NFL Decides to Hold Next Draft in Dallas

Unable to resist capitalizing on the most viral moment in NFL Draft history, the league announced on Wednesday that its premier offseason event will head […]

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Scenes From the NFL Draft in Philly

First you saw the road closures. Then came the traffic. By now, you know the NFL Draft is upon us. You might even know how the […]

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Charter School Claims It Can’t Operate During the NFL Draft

The 2017 NFL Draft Experience is bringing Philly a slew of street closures and parking restrictions – and apparently it’s prompting a school closure as well. […]

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Here’s Why the NFL Draft Requires So Many Street Closures

The 2017 NFL Draft Experience will occupy the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Eakins Oval and the steps in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art (a.k.a. […]

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Eagles Win Coin Flip, Will Pick 14th in NFL Draft

The Eagles now know where they’ll be picking in this year’s NFL Draft on the Ben Franklin Parkway. On Friday, the Eagles won the coin […]

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NFL Announces Plans for Fan Festival on Parkway During Draft

The NFL Draft is in Philadelphia this year. Now the NFL has let us know what they’ll have for us to do between picks. “In […]

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The 2017 NFL Draft Will Be in Philadelphia

This is Philadelphia sports, and things can’t be easy. So of course it’s happening this way: The NFL Draft is returning to Philadelphia next year […]

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It Looks Like the NFL Draft Will Be in Philly Next Year

Per several reports, it seems like the NFL Draft will be in Philadelphia in 2017. In early July, Wendy Ruderman quoted Bob Brady saying it […]

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Eagles Open Thread: NFL Draft, Day 3

UPDATE: The Eagles traded back in the sixth round to pick up an additional seventh-round selection. Trade: @Eagles send pick # 188 to Minnesota for […]

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Press Coverage, Ep. 17: Evaluating Bradford’s Deal

On an emergency episode of Press Coverage, Tim and Josh delve into their thoughts on the Sam Bradford contract. Is it good, bad, or neutral? […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: They Held the NFL Draft. Finally.

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Philly’s Ibraheim Campbell Is a Real-Deal NFL Prospect at Safety

It looked like Northwestern was going to lose. Notre Dame led the Wildcats by two scores with just over four minutes to play. But the […]

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Weekend Reading: Draft Edition

Hope everyone is having a good weekend. The draft is just over a month away. We’ll be kicking our coverage into high gear beginning this […]

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Cosell On Receiver Fits For Chip

Whether DeSean Jackson is on the roster or not, chances are the Eagles will be tempted to pull the trigger on a number of quality […]

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Eagles Select Lane Johnson With No. 4 Pick

By the early look of things, all three of the elite tackle prospects were going to be off the board before the Eagles even got on the clock. Eric Fisher and Luke Joeckel went 1 and 2, and the O-line needy Dolphins traded into the third slot, presumably to land Lane Johnson. Instead, they grabbed Chip Kelly‘s old student, Dion Jordan. 

They would have a chance to land a tackle after all.

“We thought he was the most athletic tackle we’ve seen,” said Kelly. “He has a huge upside. He hasn’t played a ton of offensive tackle but he has played the right side and the left side so he has experience at both sides.

“The game is won up front. He’s a tough, physical guy and that’s what I think we were looking for as we went into this draft. It’s an exciting thing when you can target people and get what you’re looking for.”