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Eagles sign 15 UDFAs, including 4 offensive linemen

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The Eagles signed 15 undrafted free agents on Saturday. The biggest group taken was offensive linemen (four). This will not be enough to address the Eagles needs at the line–especially if the perpetually injured Sam Bradford is indeed the team’s starting quarterback this fall–but we’ll see what happens. There are usually at least a few diamonds in the rough among the UDFAs.

I’ll highlight the offensive linemen first:

G Brett Boyko (6-7, 301) UNLV: From Lance Zierlein, NFL.com:

Lacks the athleticism teams want from tackles and the strength they are looking for at guard, but his savvy should get him into a camp. His best position may end up at center. 

G Malcom Bunche (6-6, 320), UCLA: Bunche played at the University of Miami for four years, then transferred to UCLA for graduate work. A Newark, DE native, this what the LA Times had to say about him: Continue reading ‘Eagles sign 15 UDFAs, including 4 offensive linemen’

NFL Draft Day 3: Eagles load up at corner with picks of JaCorey Shepherd, Randall Evans

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CB JaCorey Shepherd

The 2015 draft is now in the books and the Eagles continued to load up on help in the defensive backfield, an area of need the past several drafts. While other pressing needs went unaddressed, namely on the offensive line, attention to the troubled secondary was long overdue.

Much more will be said about what the Eagles got and what they didn’t this draft in the coming days. For now, here’s a look at the three players the Eagles took in the final day of the 2015 NFL Draft.

Round 6, Pick 15 (191): CB JaCorey Shepherd (5’11”, 199), Kansas

Kelly said that he didn’t think that Shepherd would still be there and was obviously excited that he was. Continue reading ‘NFL Draft Day 3: Eagles load up at corner with picks of JaCorey Shepherd, Randall Evans’

NFL Draft Day 2: Eagles pick DB Eric Rowe and LB Jordan Hicks

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The Eagles traded up to make Eric Rowe their first selection in the 2nd round.

Day 2 of the 2015 NFL draft saw the Eagles move up to get a versatile defensive back in Utah’s Eric Rowe with their second-round selection, and more depth at linebacker with Texas’ Jordan Hicks in the third round.

Philadelphia moved up from 52 to the 47th pick overall, trading with the Dolphins, to get Rowe (6’1, 205).  He has played both safety and corner, and what do you know–the Eagles need help at both. Continue reading ‘NFL Draft Day 2: Eagles pick DB Eric Rowe and LB Jordan Hicks’

Chip Kelly talks 1st-round pick Nelson Agholor, denies trade offers for Mariota

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Welcome Nelson Agholor to Philadelphia, the first-round pick of the Eagles in the 2015 draft.

In the end, the anticipated drama, intrigue and complex trade scenarios did not come to pass for the Philadelphia Eagles. Despite reports of late inquiries with the Buccaneers and the Titans regarding the top two spots to get Marcus Mariota, Chip Kelly stayed with the 20th overall spot and selected WR Nelson Agholor from USC for their first round pick in the 2015 draft. Continue reading ‘Chip Kelly talks 1st-round pick Nelson Agholor, denies trade offers for Mariota’

Morning Muse: Mychal Kendricks trade talk and a roundup of Eagles draft day rumors

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The day has finally arrived. The NFL draft starts tonight and finally, we will have answers. Eagles fans will find out how much more–or less–they understand the enigma that is Chip Kelly.

In the lead-up to the main event, there is an intense scramble of rumors and goings-on behind the scenes, as is always the case. Here’s a roundup of the latest rumors as they relate to Philadelphia:

The Mariota Madness will not end until he is drafted by one of the many teams in the league speculated to be after him. Chief among them are the Eagles, who reportedly are doing “all they can” to get him. –ProFootballTalk  Continue reading ‘Morning Muse: Mychal Kendricks trade talk and a roundup of Eagles draft day rumors’