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Ten Takeaways From Howie Roseman

Vinny CurryEagles GM Howie Roseman spent around 25 minutes with reporters Saturday talking about the team’s cuts and the current state of the roster. Here are 10 takeaways.

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Eagles-Jaguars Game Review: The Defense

Here’s a position-by-position review of the Eagles’ defense, after having re-watched Saturday night’s game against the Jaguars.

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Eagles-Panthers Game Review: The Defense

A position-by-position review of the Eagles’ defensive performance against the Panthers, after having reviewed the game.

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Twitter Mailbag: Is Fletcher Cox Being Used Properly?

0V3J8978Will Billy Davis’ system cater to Fletcher Cox’s strengths? Will Vick and Foles both be on the roster? How is the D-line battle going? We try to answer these questions in the latest Twitter Mailbag.

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Three Eagles Practice Leftovers

Jeff MaehlFrom playing time against the Panthers to the D-Line rotation to new WR Jeffrey Maehl, here are three Eagles practice leftovers.

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Eagles-Patriots Game Review: The Defense

Vinny CurryHere’s what we saw from the Eagles’ defense after having reviewed Friday night’s game against the Patriots. Notes on Vinny Curry, Fletcher Cox, Jake Knott and others.

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Three Eagles Numbers That Matter

From Billy Davis’ scheme to Brandon Graham’s role to Fletcher Cox’s ceiling, here are three Eagles numbers that matter.

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Eagles Wake-Up Call: D-Line Training Camp Preview

Vinny CurryRookies report for training camp a week from today. In our first preview, we look at the Eagles’ defensive line. Is Vinny Curry a lock to make the roster? Could Fletcher Cox be in store for a Pro Bowl season? Answers to those questions and more.

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Which Eagles Will Make the Second-Year Leap?

Hang around enough NFL coaches and players in the offseason, and you’re sure to hear about the second-year leap.

The theory goes like this: Rookies need time to adjust to several different factors. The structure and rules associated with a college program are gone. They are on their own, away from friends and family. And they are earning (legal) paychecks.

Add in the speed and talent associated with the pro game, and it’s clear life in the NFL requires an adjustment period.

That’s why the offseason from Year 1 to Year 2 is considered crucial. Initial questions have been answered, and expectations have been set. Second-year players can focus more on just on-field improvement.

“It’s already easier,” said linebacker Mychal Kendricks during mini-camps. “It’s crazy, knowing the formations and knowing the count without even having to look.

“Everything slows down the second year. It’s crazy, I can’t explain it.”

We’ve spent plenty of time talking about the Eagles’ new additions, and Tim covered the rookies a couple days ago. But below is a look at the second-year players and where they stand going into camp.

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The Most Indispensable Eagle

Who is the most indispensable player on the Eagles’ roster? LeSean McCoy? Jason Peters? Fletcher Cox? We take a look.

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Vinny Curry, Fletcher Cox Discuss New Roles

We checked in on Vinny Curry and Fletcher Cox to see how they are adapting to their new roles in Billy Davis‘ 3-4 hybrid scheme.

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Eagles Depth Chart Outlook: Defensive Line

In our latest installment of the depth chart out look series, we take a look at Fletcher Cox, Bennie Logan and the defensive line.

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Eagles Wake-Up Call: Checking In On Fletcher Cox

Fletcher Cox has learned quickly to get used to change.

He’s played 15 games as a pro and is already on his third defensive line coach, third defensive coordinator and second head coach.

Cox is surrounded by several new teammates as well.

“It’s different,” he said during last week’s mini-camp. “The first day I came back, no Cullen [Jenkins], no Darryl Tapp, no Mike P. [Patterson], none of those guys. So it felt kind of weird, but you’ve got to understand this is a business and things happen.”

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The State Of the Eagles’ Pass-Rush And D-Line

Since the start of free agency, the Eagles have added nine new players, but only one true pass-rusher – Connor Barwin.

Much of the offseason focus has been on rebuilding the secondary, but Howie Roseman, Chip Kelly and company still have work to do in bolstering the front seven – specifically, the defensive line.

Before we take a look at what areas still need to be addressed, let’s look at what the Eagles have on their current roster.

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How Eagles’ Current Pieces Fit In 3-4, 4-3 Under

Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Trent ColeHowie Roseman believes the Eagles have some pieces in place to transition to a new defensive scheme – one that will not include Cullen Jenkins or Mike Patterson.

As for the details, there’s not a whole lot we know right now. We know Chip Kelly prefers a 3-4. We know defensive coordinator Billy Davis has a background in multiple schemes, including the 4-3 under. Having spoken to Davis and some of the other assistants, I got the impression that pre-snap disguise is going to be a big part of whatever the Eagles do.

As we look ahead to free agency (March 12) and the draft (April 25), now seems like a good time to take stock of the Eagles’ defensive linemen to see how they might fit going forward.