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Brandon Lee Gowton

Mock Draft Roundup: 11 first round options for the Eagles

Who will the Birds take?

The 2019 NFL Draft will be here before you know it. Mock draft season is in gear and there’s no shortage of opinion as to whom the Philadelphia Eagles might select with the No. 25 overall pick. Let’s take a look at which players the experts have the Eagles taking this week.

The Draft Network (Custom) - Nasir Adderley, S, Delaware

Malcolm Jenkins turns 32 this year while Rodney McLeod and Andrew Sendejo will be free agents after the 2019 season. It’s...

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Brandon Lee Gowton

Doug Pederson is reportedly recovering from a lower body injury

Get well soon, coach.

Not even the head coach was spared from a 2018 Philadelphia Eagles season filled with injuries. NFL insider Ian Rapoport reports Doug Pederson recently underwent foot surgery:

As we head to Arizona for the NFL Annual Meetings, one note: #Eagles coach Doug Pederson underwent foot surgery on a nagging ailment & will be hobbled this week, source said. No timetable, but he should be ready for the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship in Tahoe ? ??

— Ian Rapoport...

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Brandon Lee Gowton

The Linc - Kobe Bryant shared a funny anecdote about Nick Foles

Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 3/24/19.

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Big Eagles fan @kobebryant ran into @NickFoles out in CA recently

“I thanked him for everything that he did”

“It was funny. He came up to me. ‘Hey Kobe, I’m Nick Foles.’
I’m like... Fool, I know who you are”
#FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/yhwxaYLfI2

— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) March 22, 2019

Four Downs: Everyone stays in their lane - BGN
Earlier in the week I noted that the Eagles...

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Benjamin Solak

The Draft Bag: Getting Old and Best Case/Worst Case

Plus: Seven-Round Mock, Devin Singletary Scouting Report, and more!

In The News Cycle

Eagles sign old players; will probably die during a spring heat wave

As has been covered over the last few days, the Eagles have signed some older players — Andrew Sendejo, Desean Jackson, Vinny Curry are all over 30 years old, just as re-signees Brandon Graham, Jason Peters, and Jason Kelce are.

While there’s a warranted concern about player age, I think it circles less around the idea of “The Eagles...

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Brandon Lee Gowton

Report: Eagles will host Darnell Savage on pre-draft visit

S-s-s-s, a-a-a-a, f-f-f-f, e-e-e-e, t-t-t-t, y-y-y-y

Maryland safety Darnell Savage is set to meet with the Eagles on an official pre-draft visit in Philadelphia, according to Jeff Zriebec (hat tip to @IgglesNest). I’m guessing this local meeting doesn’t count against the 30 visit limit considering Savage is a Newark, Delaware native.

The 5-10, 198 pound Savage is on the smaller side but that didn’t prevent him from being a productive college player. In four years with the Terrapins,...

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Dave Mangels

Four Downs: Everyone stays in their lane

Go with what you know

We’re in the lull between the frenzy of free agency and the draft, when things seem to slow down a bit. *looks at the stats of this site* Well, not here, because you guys are great. But I thought I’d take a look back at a few stories that stood out, and some other observations.

Vinny Curry, true Eaglea

Vinny Curry has had it pretty good. He grew up an Eagles fan, and was drafted by them. The day after drafting him the Eagles had him at the facility, which must have...

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Brandon Lee Gowton

The Linc - Vince Papale’s son will participate in the Eagles’ local pro day

Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 3/23/19.

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Vincent Papale Jr. will get his own tryout with the Eagles - PFT
Vinny Papale played college football at Delaware, where he was a wide receiver like his dad and had a solid senior season last year. Today at Delaware’s Pro Day, Papale told Andrew DiCecco of The Eagles Wire that he’ll be participating in the Eagles’ local Pro Day on April 17.

The Eagles continue to foster a locker room culture...

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Brandon Lee Gowton

Report: Eagles will host athletic Boston College offensive lineman on pre-draft visit

Succession plan?

Boston College offensive lineman Chris Lindstrom is one of the 30 prospects from the 2019 NFL Draft who will be hosted by the Eagles for a visit in Philadelphia, according to Darren Wolfson (hat tip to @eagles_empire).

Eagles offensive line coach/run game coordinator Jeff Stoutland got a close up look at Lindstrom during BC’s pro day earlier this week.

Lindstrom getting coached up by the Eagles, we know he’s a powerful offensive lineman who can move defenders, but I...

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Brandon Lee Gowton

Are the Eagles getting too old? What’s the answer at RB? And more questions

BGN Radio Episode 42!

NFL free agency has really slowed down since it started last week but the Philadelphia Eagles have still given us some news to talk about. John Stolnis and I got together to talk about the latest Eagles happenings in this week’s BGN Radio episode (CLICK HERE TO LISTEN). Show topics include:

FRESH CONTENT @BGN_Radio #42!@JohnStolnis & @BrandonGowton cover the Eagles' reunion w/Vinny Curry, the signing of Andrew Sendejo, the RB situation, a scheduling quirk that...

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Lee Sifford

NFC East Positional Power Rankings - Center

Well this one shouldn’t be a surprise.

Today we’re going to be covering one of the most underrated positions in the sport. The center is one of just two players who touch the ball on every snap and usually acts as the captain of the offensive line. It’s because of this importance I saved this position for last among the offensive players.

If you haven’t been keeping up with BGN, please check out the archives below to see how other positions have stacked up.

Archive: QB | RB | WR |...

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Alexis Chassen

The Eagles continue to foster a locker room culture that draws players to the team

It says a lot when guys would rather be in Philadelphia than anywhere else — especially when they had other offers.

The Eagles have been putting in work lately to secure some of the team veterans — Jason Peters, Brandon Graham — and have even brought back a few familiar faces including DeSean Jackson and, most recently, Vinny Curry. More than the team wanting to lock in these guys is the fact that they all (except Jackson who was traded) chose to come back to the Philadelphia locker...

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Brandon Lee Gowton

The Linc - ESPN names Eagles among most improved teams coming out of NFL free agency

Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 3/22/19.

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NFL experts predict: Answering questions on 2019 free agency - ESPN
Seifert: Philadelphia Eagles. Let’s not forget what the Eagles have done, amid outsized concerns that they would be too tight against the salary cap to do much. They signed defensive tackle Malik Jackson to play alongside Fletcher Cox, as potent an interior pairing as there is in the NFL. And they brought back receiver DeSean...

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Brandon Lee Gowton

Report: Eagles host some big name prospects on pre-draft visits

Interesting group.

Oklahoma offensive tackle Cody Ford, Ole Miss wide receiver A.J. Brown, Penn State cornerback Amani Oruwariye and Arkansas interior offensive lineman Hjalte Froholdt are four of the 30 prospects from the 2019 NFL Draft who will be hosted by the Eagles for a visit in Philadelphia, according to reports from Alex Marvez and SportsRadio 94WIP.


Ford is one of the top offensive line prospects in this year’s class. The Draft Network analysts have him ranked as their...

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Michael Kist

Examining Carson Wentz’s past and future

The QB Scho Show #18!

Carson Wentz is coming off what many saw as a “down year” in 2018. Considering his MVP candidate-worthy 2017 campaign and his offseason recovery from major knee surgery, it shouldn’t have come as much of a surprise. What’s being lost in all of that is that Wentz still played at a high level for stretches of the season and projects favorably into next year.

On The QB Scho Show #18, me and Mark Schofield dug into Wentz’s 2017 and 2018 seasons to analyze where...

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Brandon Lee Gowton

Eagles proposed to change an unfair advantage the Cowboys currently possess

But then withdrew it.

The Philadelphia Eagles versus Dallas Cowboys rivalry exists even during the NFL offseason.

The 2018 Super Bowl champions recently submitted a league resolution proposal that would attempt to rectify an unfair advantage that the Cowboys (and Detroit Lions) currently posses. Here’s the proposal (hat tip to Pro Football Talk):

Withdrawn, By Philadelphia; to continue the annual tradition of having Dallas and Detroit play on Thanksgiving, provided that one of those clubs...

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RB Jay Ajayi reportedly in the mix to hook up with Colts

Although the Colts met with free-agent running back Jay Ajayi this week, there’s no deal imminent, per Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (Twitter link). However, Indianapolis does plan to continue talking with Ajayi, which suggests it could look to sign the ex-Eagle down the line, according to Rapoport.  Ajayi, 25, is arguably the best back still available on the open market after Le’Veon Bell, Tevin Coleman and Mark Ingram came off the board during the first week of free agency. The Colts...

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Brandon Lee Gowton

Vinny Curry turned down other offers to come back to the Eagles


Most of you know the Vinny Curry story by now.

The Neptune, New Jersey native grew up rooting for the Eagles and had the fortune of being selected by them in second-round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Even better, Curry became a member of the Eagles’ first Super Bowl winning team in 2018.

Now, after a one-year stop with the Buccaneers, Curry is back where he belongs. And he’s sure not hiding how excited he is to be back. On could really sense Curry’s genuine enthusiasm during his...

ESPN.com - Philadelphia Eagles

Eagles bring back DE Curry on 1-year deal

Defensive end Vinny Curry, who spent his first six seasons with the Eagles, is returning to Philadelphia on a one-year deal after a one-year stint with the Tampa Bay Bucs.

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Alexis Chassen

Andrew Sendejo said he’s impressed with the Eagles’ winning mentality

And more notes from the safeties first conference call with the Philly media.

The Eagles recently signed former Vikings safety Andrew Sendejo to a one-year deal, and he spoke to the media for the first time on Thursday afternoon about deciding to join the Philadelphia roster and a bit about that unpleasant (for him) NFC title game.

On his style of play

The called opened with Mike Kaye of NJ.com asking what the safety loved about the physicality of the game. Sendejo wasn’t quite sure how to...

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Brandon Lee Gowton

Eagles reportedly host TCU pass rusher on pre-draft visit

More defensive end depth?

TCU edge rusher L.J. Collier is one of the 30 prospects from the 2019 NFL Draft who will be hosted by the Eagles for a visit in Philadelphia, according to Jared Tokarz from NFL Draft Insider.

Collier measures in at 6-2, 283 pounds. The redshirt senior finished his college carer with 82 total tackles, 20.5 tackles for loss, 14.5 sacks, five pass deflections, one interception, and zero forced fumbles.

Collier drew some attention at this year’s Senior Bowl but not...

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