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  •  />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesBleeding Green Nation homepageHorizontal - WhiteBleeding Green Nationa Philadelphia Eagles communityFollow Bleeding Green Nation online:Follow Bleeding Green Nation on TwitterFollow Bleeding Green Nation on FacebookLog in or sign upLog InSign UpSite searchSearchSearchBleeding Green Nation main menuFanpostsFanshotsEaglesOddsAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 321 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Eagles StoriesScheduleRosterStatsYahoo Eagles NewsYahoo Eagles Team PageYahoo Eagles ReportYahoo Eagles Depth ChartYahoo Eagles TransactionsYahoo Eagles PhotosOdds About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub ✕Eagles News: Cowboys writer says Dallas should “most definitely” be worried about Philadelphia this seasonNew Womens Jason Peters Jersey ,181commentsPhiladelphia Eagles news and links for 7/2/19.EDTLet’s get to the Philadelphia Eagles links ...Eye on the enemy: Should the Dallas Cowboys be worried about the Philadelphia Eagles? - Blogging The BoysShould we be worried about them in 2019? Most definitely. The Eagles have one of the most seasoned rosters in the league. They are talented, and they are plentiful. Roseman has done a great job keeping the train moving. Even when they suffer losses, they use free agency to find replacements. You lose Michael Bennett along the defensive line? No problem, here’s Malik Jackson to help out. Golden Tate darts in free agency? How’s a little DeSean Jackson work for you? And if you’re feeling down about losing Jay Ajayi, don’t fret because Jordan Howard is here to run the ball. And when they lost Jordan Hicks, it felt like that could them hurt more than some were willing to admit, yet they turned around and replaced him with the sneaky good acquisition of Zach Brown. They’re like the liquid metal T-1000 Terminator model. No matter how many blows they take, they somehow keep fixing themselves and keep coming after you. The offensive line may be an old bunch, but they are a very good unit. 2016 free agent Brandon Brooks has quietly been a nice add to the group and doesn’t get the attention some of the bigger names on the OLine get. Philly is always stacking the trenches on defense, too. Veterans Brandon Graham, Fletcher Cox, and Malik Jackson are going to make a fierce defensive front.Eagles Question of the Day: What will Jordan Mailata’s role be this season? - BGNWith their final pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles chose a former Australian rugby player with exactly zero football experience: Jordan Mailata. The seventh-round gamble made sense at the time, given that the Aussie was 6-foot-8 and 346 pounds and wasn’t afraid to take and give big hits. He spent most of his rookie season inactive as OL coach Jeff Stoutland worked to develop the gigantic talent, and didn’t see any regular season playing time. In the months since the 2018 season wrapped up, Mailata mentioned that the team actually asked him to get bigger (!!!) and back in May, head coach Doug Pederson confirmed that they are working on cross-training at both tackle positions.The QB Scho Show #26: Did Caesar Have the First Burner? - BGN RadioMichael Kist and Mark Schofield do a deep dive on the Battle of Alesia, RPOs, and also chat about the upcoming crop of college QB prospects! Powered by SB Nation and Bleeding Green Nation.Fantasy football: Which QBs offer the most value in the running game? - ESPN In$iderHealthy for 11 games in 2017, Carson Wentz posted a 64-299-0 rushing line. Limited during his ACL recovery in 2018, he posted a 34-93-0 line. The expectation is that a healthy Wentz will bounce back in the rushing department in 2019, but regardless of that, he’s a strong bet for regression to the mean in the scoring department. Wentz has somehow failed to rush for a touchdown the past two seasons, despite a 4.1 OTD and five carries inside the 5. Expect him to get off the schneid in 2019.Dak Prescott Is the NFL’s Ultimate Rorschach Test - The Ringer“They kind of see a giant offensive line and a running back as the centerpiece for a great offense, and I think the entire NFL disagrees with that of course,” Sturm said. “It really feels like the Jason Garrett offensive model is the opposite of what Doug Pederson and Sean McVay and Andy Reid believe in, and I think that perpetuates itself through Dak Prescott.” [...] If Dallas doesn’t reach another NFC championship game a few years from now, when Dak’s career earnings zoom from $2.7 million to north of $100 million, he may lose a lot of sympathy. Cowboys fans may see him as a kind of quarterback purgatory—not good enough to win a Super Bowl but good enough to ensure the team won’t replace him.Eagles roster 2019: Locks, not-quite-locks, bubble players, and long shots - PhillyVoiceSome of these guys (Clement Brian Dawkins Jersey , Wis, Gerry, etc.) are safer than others (Ridgeway, for example). While I expect the players in this group to make the team, I don’t believe it is a foregone conclusion yet that they will, for varying reasons.Randall to Fred - Iggles BlitzRandall Cunningham was the Ultimate Weapon. Fred Barnett was simply Arkansas Fred. Together, they were a deadly duo and a ton of fun to watch. This was a magical connection that brought me a lot of joy.Free agency frenzy: Eagles play NFL’s game the right way - PE.comThe Eagles have a roster, then, that is an accumulation of every possible way to acquire players. They’ve drafted well, they’ve been smart in trades, they’ve been opportunistic with waiver-wire additions, and they’ve developed their young talent as well. Add it all up and the Eagles have a competitive roster. You see all of these “roster rankings” in the NFL and the consensus is that the Eagles have one of the best in the league. We’ll see. It’s all about what happens on the field, not on paper. But, certainly, the Eagles feel good about where they are, what they have, and what could be this season.For Former Soldiers and NFL Players, a Place to Heal - MMQBBy my count, 12 of the NFL’s 32 teams will go off-site for training camp. And really, the number is 10 since the Packers and Chargers don’t go far away from their home base. It’s unfortunate for us, and for you, no question—those old college-campus camp sites are the best. I still miss the Cardinals going to Flagstaff (super underrated) and the Eagles going to Lehigh. But this is the trend, and the fact that the Greenbrier in West Virginia built a $30 million facility for NFL teams to camp at, in an remarkable fully-functional and remote spot, and that site will sit vacant, is proof positive. (The Saints were at the Greenbrier from 2014 to ’16, the Texans the last two summers.) The reason for staying home? The growing importance of technology within each team’s football operation. Teams don’t want to have to airlift their entire infrastructure elsewhere. And the death of two-a-days—and what was training camp—is a factor, too.Former Eagles WR Torrey Smith asks for help after unexpected act of kindness - 6ABCFormer Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Torrey Smith is asking for the public’s help after he received an unexpected act of kindness. Smith tweeted, “I just got done eating with my boys at Cracker Barrel in Plymouth Meeting. Some older gentleman paid for my food because he said I was a good father. If that was one of y’alls aunt, uncle, fam, g-pa let me know. He had no clue I was an athlete. He just did it. I want to say thanks.”Will the Redskins defense have a ‘new look’ with Rob Ryan coaching the linebackers? - Hogs HavenI hated Desean Jackson for years. Until he became a Redskin. Then I became a huge fan. As a young adult in the ‘80s http://www.eagleslockerroom.com/authentic-sidney-jones-jersey , I really disliked Buddy Ryan, and I never really got past that. I didn’t like him when he was with the Bears, and I grew to absolutely loathe him once he joined the Eagles. It wasn’t hard for me to project my negative feelings for the elder Ryan onto his two boys, Rex & Rob. My disdain for Rob was probably a bit greater, since he had a short stint with the Cowboys. Of course, all that changed several weeks ago when Rob Ryan became the inside linebackers coach of the Washington Redskins. I’m suddenly a big fan of Rob Ryan, and I am very open minded about the possibility that I may come to appreciate him as much as I did Desean Jackson. I could be absolutely in love with Rob Ryan by December.The rise in playoff teams with rookie contract quarterbacks isn’t a trend — but it might be soon - SB NationTeams with quarterbacks still on rookie contracts were more successful than ever in 2018. Will that continue in 2019 and beyond?...Social Media Information:BGN Facebook Page: Click here to like our pageBGN Twitter: Follow @BleedingGreenBGN Manager: Brandon Lee Gowton: Follow @BrandonGowtonBGN Radio Twitter: Follow @BGN_Radio Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 5/22/19." />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhiteBleeding Green Nationa Philadelphia Eagles communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpFanpostsFanshotsEaglesOddsAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Eagles StoriesScheduleRosterStatsYahoo Eagles NewsYahoo Eagles Team PageYahoo Eagles ReportYahoo Eagles Depth ChartYahoo Eagles TransactionsYahoo Eagles PhotosOdds About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub ✕Eagles News: Philadelphia’s running backs among most improved position groups in the NFLNew,55commentsPhiladelphia Eagles news and links for 5/22/19.EDTShareTweetShareShareEagles News: Philadelphia’s running backs among most improved position groups in the NFLBill Streicher-USA TODAY SportsLet’s get to the Philadelphia Eagles links ...The most improved position group in each NFL division - SB NationNFC East: Eagles running backs. Notable Additions: Jordan Howard, Miles Sanders. Philadelphia struggled to find a groove at running back last year. The team never figured out a rotation that worked after Jay Ajayi tore his ACL in Week 5. Despite having an offensive line featuring Jason Peters, Jason Kelce, Brandon Brooks, and Lane Johnson, the Eagles averaged just 3.9 yards per carry — 30th in the NFL. To fix the issue, they made a trade for Jordan Howard with the Chicago Bears and drafted Penn State running back Miles Sanders in the second round. Unlike his first two years in the league, Howard failed to reach 1,000 yards in 2018, but he’s still better than the running backs the Eagles had last year. Howard should be able to get up to speed rather quickly, too. Both his former coach (Matt Nagy) and his new one (Doug Pederson) worked under Andy Reid in Kansas City and run similar offensive schemes. Sanders is an athletic running back who can do a bit of everything. He can generate explosive plays on the ground and through the air — he chipped in 24 catches to go along with 1,274 rushing yards in 2018. Now that the Eagles have retooled their running backs, they have one of the most complete offenses in the NFL: an all-star offensive line, two studs at tight end, and a talented, diverse group of receivers. Their season hinges on Carson Wentz staying healthy, but this offense is poised for a playoff run.Eagles OTA Practice Notes: Carson Wentz off to an encouraging start - BGNCARSON WENTZ UPDATE: Prior to practice, Doug Pederson said Wentz wasn’t going to be limited in practice. Turns out Dougie P was telling the truth: Wentz was a full participant on Tuesday, which is very encouraging. Wentz is no longer wearing the knee brace that he sported at this time last year. It was always clear he didn’t like wearing it considering how he’d often adjust/fiddle with it. No longer encumbered by the brace, Wentz showed off good mobility during practice. He was regularly getting the ball out quick and delivering accurate strikes. One such occasion was when he hit Zach Ertz right on the hands on a post route for an over-the-shoulder touchdown reception. Wentz made another tight window throw to Ertz (let the “too much Ertz!” complaints begin) over the middle of the field. Wentz fit a ball between multiple defenders in the end zone to Greg Ward, who dropped it. Wentz had a few incompletions (Nathan Gerry broke up one of his passes) that he could afford to clean up but for the most part I thought No. 11 had a very encouraging day. He looked healthy and I think his outlook is bright considering he’ll have a full offseason to get ready for 2019.Eagles OTA observations: Carson Wentz is back, and practicing fully - PhillyVoiceIf you’re concerned about Barnett missing the first OTA practice, I wouldn’t worry about it. Alshon Jeffery’s time frame for recovery from his torn rotator cuff was around seven months. We’re at about seven months for Barnett. There’s no need to put him on the field until he fully regains his strength in that shoulder. The guess here is that you won’t see him until training camp.Carson Wentz: ‘I’m excited to be out there and I’m excited for the future’ - PE.comBut there is no denying this: Seeing Carson Wentz on the field, healthy, moving freely Womens Rasul Douglas Jersey , gunning the football gave everyone a jolt. That’s how much he means to this football team. “It was great, for sure,” tight end Dallas Goedert said. “Carson looked great. He looked like Carson. I guess that’s what we all want to see. He’s one of the best quarterbacks in the game so him being on the field is a big deal for us.” And with that, the OTAs move forward with a healthy Carson Wentz leading the way and all of those injury questions he’s answered for so long a thing of the past. The focus is the future, not what is behind him, and Wentz is eager to look ahead. “For me, it’s physically getting strong, feeling better, and looking forward to staying healthy for my career,” Wentz said.How far is Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins willing to go in contract dispute? - Inquirer“He’s a big part of this team and you only have so long to do it,” Graham said of Jenkins. “Handle your business, my brother. And he’s handling his business because he’s a key part of this team. He brought us a Super Bowl. He had some big plays during that year, well, every year. “I’m sure Howie’s going to figure it out.” The Eagles have about $28 million in salary-cap space. A mega-extension is likely on the table for Carson Wentz, and even if the quarterback were to be locked down long term, it shouldn’t have any bearing on giving Jenkins more money. The Eagles have had conversations with his camp, but there haven’t been negotiations. Teams will often draw a line on restructures to keep from setting precedents. But it’s unlikely that other Eagles will line up at Roseman’s door if Jenkins were to receive a new deal. “I just want him to be taken care of, because, when he’s here, he’s here,” Graham said. “Every day, he takes care of his body. When he’s out there, you know he’s going 100 miles [per hour]. Stuff that normal vets don’t do, he do.Eagles practice observations: Carson Wentz, DeSean Jackson highlight start of OTAs - The AthleticOne benefit the Eagles have this season: They can use a bunch of different personnel groupings. On one rep, they go with 12 personnel with Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert, along with Jackson and JJ Arcega-Whiteside at wide receiver. It’ll be up to Pederson to decide how much he mixes and matches on a weekly basis, but he’s got more options this year than he had last year.NFL offseason agendas: Barnwell’s to-do lists for all 16 NFC teams -ESPNTalk to the Steelers about Artie Burns. The Eagles, in their own way, hold a unique position of power over their in-state rivals. Philadelphia signed Steelers linebacker L.J. Fort to a three-year, $5.5 million deal with $1.9 million guaranteed this offseason, presumably to serve as a backup linebacker and special-teamer. In doing so Mack Hollins Jersey , the Eagles impacted the Steelers’ compensatory pick formula. The Eagles would stand to gain a fourth-round pick by cutting Fort, who is canceling out the loss of Jordan Hicks to the Cardinals. The Eagles were eventually able to sign Zach Brown to help replace Hicks, squeezing their roster spots further at linebacker. Fort holds an even more interesting spot in the compensatory universe for his old team. As expected, the Steelers netted a third-round compensatory pick for Le’Veon Bell when their star back signed with the Jets. In a rare foray into unrestricted free agency, though, Pittsburgh signed Chiefs cornerback Steven Nelson and Jags wideout Donte Moncrief to deals. At the moment, the Steelers are still in line to net that third-rounder for Bell, but if the Eagles cut Fort, Pittsburgh would lose a third-rounder and the only compensation it has to show for Bell.‘Game of Thrones’ Didn’t Stick the Landing, But Still Gave Eight Seasons of Riveting Television - Sports IllustratedRecently retired NFL star, Chris Long, has recapped Game of Thrones and shared his thoughts on each episode of Season 8 for SI.com. Here is his final offering. “The worst thing for any work of art be it a movie or a book is to be ignored” -- GRRM “Asteroid. Asteroid. Where is the asteroid,” I wondered aloud. As Jon Snow disappeared into the Pine Barrens north of the Wall, it seemed fate had ushered him around the last blind turn in a full-circle trajectory. Poetically, he was right back where he started. Snow wasn’t the only one perpetuating this theme. But like so many others stumbling across the finish line of finality, his character seemed broken in many ways. You could make the same case for the show.Will NFL take action against Ezekiel Elliott? - PFTIf the league finds a violation of the Personal Conduct Policy, it would be a minor one at worst. Given Elliott’s history, however, that could still lead to a major problem. “Repeat offenders will be subject to enhanced and/or expedited discipline, including banishment from the league with an opportunity to reapply,” the Personal Conduct Policy states. Given the suspension from 2017, the warning communicated to Elliott at the time, and the league’s proclivity to take aggressive action against players accused or any type of violence regardless of criminal consequences or lack thereof, it makes sense to pay close attention to what the league does or doesn’t do in response to the emergence of a video that arguably shows enough to cause the league to conclude that Elliott is a repeat offender under the Personal Conduct Policy.New York Giants Fans’ Long Offseason - The RingerIn this Ringer Original starring Chris Ryan, Noah Malale, and Danny Heifetz, a Giants fan’s world is turned upside down after a disappointing NFL draft. He seeks out help from a specialist, but ends up getting more than he expected, in the form of a strange visitor from the world of Game of Thrones....Social Media Information:BGN Facebook Page: Click here to like our pageBGN Twitter: Follow @BleedingGreenBGN Manager: Brandon Lee Gowton: Follow @BrandonGowtonBGN Radio Twitter: Follow @BGN_Radio
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