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Michael Kist

Top Eagles under 25 years old

The Kist & Solak Show #96!

A young core of talented players is key for any team. Having a rack of those will become even more important for the Philadelphia Eagles when Carson Wentz’s eventual contract extension breaks the bank.

So how to the Eagles youngest portion of the squad look? If you exclude rookies, there’s a pretty clear cream of the crop. Identifying them was easy, ranking them was the hard part. That’s what we attempt to do on The Kist & Solak Show #96.

Excluding rookies,...

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Brandon Lee Gowton

The Linc - Derek Barnett among 2019 breakout candidates

Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 5/25/19.

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5 Eagles breakout candidates in 2019 - PhillyVoice
As we noted early in April, when the Eagles traded Michael Bennett this offseason, most observers rightfully pointed out that Bennett was the team’s most productive edge rusher in 2018, as he had nine sacks, 15 tackles for loss, and an impressive 30 hits on the quarterback. With Barnett coming back as the starter at RDE in 2019, many consider...

ESPN.com - Philadelphia Eagles

McNabb still stumping: 'I am a Hall of Famer'

Donovan McNabb said he "absolutely" believes that he should be in the Hall of Fame and that his statistics are better than Troy Aikman, who won three Super Bowls with the Cowboys.

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Brandon Lee Gowton

Eagles defensive end concerns, Doug Pederson disrespected, and more

BGN Radio Episode 54!

Memorial Day weekend is here and there’s no better way to spend it than by listening to some Philadelphia Eagles talk. The latest BGN Radio podcast episode features John Stolns and I discussing the following topics:

What Chris Long’s retirement means for the Eagles. Is it safe to say defensive end is the biggest concern on the team right now? The Eagles are counting on bounce back seasons from Brandon Graham and Vinny Curry in addition to a breakout season from...

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Brandon Lee Gowton

Report: Jets request interview with Eagles executive Joe Douglas

Shocking!

The New York Jets have formally reached out to the Philadelphia Eagles to request an interview with vice president of player personnel Joe Douglas, according to a report from NFL insider Ian Rapoport.

This news obviously comes as no surprise considering the Jets’ previous rumored interest in Douglas. Some believe Douglas — who has ties to Jets head coach Adam Gase — is the “favorite” to replace Mike Maccagnan as New York’s new general manager.

It remains to be seen...

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Brandon Lee Gowton

Eagles Rookie Profile: Six things to know about DeAndre Thompkins

Get to know one of Philadelphia’s UDFA signings.

The Philadelphia Eagles signed Penn State wide receiver DeAndre Thompkins as an undrafted free agent following the 2019 NFL Draft.

The odds are stacked against Thompkins making the final roster but he’s a player to watch this summer. After all, the Eagles reportedly gave him the third highest amount of guaranteed money out of all their UDFA signings. Philly also has an opening at punt returner that Thompkins could fill.

In order to learn...

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Brandon Lee Gowton

The Linc - Donovan McNabb says he belongs in the Hall of Fame

Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 5/24/19.

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Donovan McNabb Says He’s A Hall Of Famer, ‘My Nos. Are Better Than Aikman’ - TMZ Spors
Donovan McNabb says he’s “absolutely” a Hall of Fame player ... telling TMZ Sports his career yards AND touchdowns should make him a shoo-in for Canton. ”My numbers are better than Troy Aikman,” the ex-Eagles superstar says. McNabb joined the guys on the “TMZ Sports” TV show -- airing...

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Brandon Lee Gowton

Eagles need to do the right thing and make Malcolm Jenkins happy

Pay that man his money.

There’s no need to beat around the bush. The headline says it all:

The Eagles need to do the right thing and do what it takes to make Malcolm Jenkins happy.

Though Jenkins himself hasn’t explicitly voiced displeasure, there’s obviously evidence to suggest he’s not satisfied with his current contract situation. After all, he is not attending voluntarily OTAs for the first time in his entire career. The possibility he could skip June’s mandatory minicamp —...

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Benjamin Solak

How much does EDGE depth matter to the Eagles?

*smashes calculator* a lot!

We first should ask ourselves: “How often is EDGE4 on the field for Philly?” Fortunately, that’s a pretty routine question.

Jim Schwartz has been the defensive coordinator in Philadelphia for three years, and has prioritized the pass rush since he arrived. We can look at the Eagles EDGE snap counts over those three seasons (chronologically ordered, 2016 - 2018) to see just how often EDGE4 impacts the game.

I used snaps/game, instead of pure snap counts over...

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Brandon Lee Gowton

Doug Pederson underrated, Sean McVay overrated in NFL head coach rankings

Laughable.

We’re currently in one of the slower news cycles of the NFL offseason but, admittedly, the #content must go on. As such, Sporting News recently put out head coach rankings ahead of the 2019 offseason.

I could’ve opted to ignore these rankings that were likely created to stir up conversation and generate #clicks. But here I am, feeding the machine. I’ve failed you all.

In fairness to myself, I was basically baited into writing a post about these rankings. “Doug Pederson...

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Brandon Lee Gowton

The Linc - Eagles listed among teams that could potentially trade for Jadeveon Clowney

Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 5/23/19.

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Five potential trade partners for the Texans if they move Jadeveon Clowney - The Athletic
The chances that the Eagles will land Clowney are very low, but they’re not zero. The big issue that the Eagles — and many other teams — face would be finding the money to sign Clowney to a lucrative extension. That’s an especially tall task in Philadelphia, where the team is going to be building...

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Alexis Chassen

Chris Long opens up about marijuana use throughout his NFL career

The recently retired Eagle explained how it helped him and why it shouldn’t be such a shock.

Former Eagle and recently retired NFL veteran Chris Long called into the “Dan Patrick Show” on Wednesday and opened up about his use of marijuana during his career, and where he thinks the NFL should be headed on the issue.

According to Yahoo Sports, he discussed:

“We should be headed to a place where we allow players to enjoy what I would not even call a drug - it’s far less dangerous...

Yardbarker: Philadelphia Eagles

Lane Johnson donating $500K to former JuCo to built Athletic Peformance Center

Before going to Oklahoma and eventually the Philadelphia Eagles, Lane Johnson played junior college football at Kilgore College. Now, he’s giving back. Johnson announced that he’ll be donating $500,000 to Kilgore towards building an Athletic Performance Center. Fittingly enough, it will be called, “The Lane.” Johnson won the Super Bowl with the Eagles in 2017. He earned First-Team All-Pro honors the same year and made the Pro Bowl in 2017 and 2018. This is a great way for Johnson to...

Yardbarker: Philadelphia Eagles

Chris Long says he used marijuana 'on a regular basis' during NFL career

Now that defensive end Chris Long has officially retired from the league, the former top pick is no longer worried about drug tests. That came out in droves during an interview on "The Dan Patrick Show" Wednesday. Long was posed with a question about marijuana use during his NFL career. The two-time Super Bowl champion couldn’t have been any more clear in response. Long told Patrick: “I certainly enjoyed my fair share on a regular basis through my career. If not for that, I’m not as...

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Brandon Lee Gowton

The Mack Hollins mystery

¯_(?)_/¯

Once upon a time, the Philadelphia Eagles selected a wide receiver out of North Carolina with a fourth-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

This player would go on to have an encouraging rookie season as a fourth receiver and special teams contributor for the Eagles. He caught 16 of his 22 targets for 226 yards and one touchdown. His 14.1 yards per reception ranked first on a roster that was good enough to win the Super Bowl. His four special team tackles ranked tied for fifth...

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Brandon Lee Gowton

Former Eagles pass rusher won’t be able to play against his old team this season

This is a bummer.

Former Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Steven Means — now with the Atlanta Falcons — suffered an ACL injury and will miss the entire 2019 NFL season. The team confirmed as much in an official announcement.

This is a bummer. Means is a hard-working guy who helped the Eagles a lot behind the scenes en route to their Super Bowl win. Means took it upon himself to study tape of upcoming opponent pass rushers and replicate their moves during practice in order to prepare...

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Alexis Chassen

Lane Johnson donates $500,000 to build “The Lane” Athletic Performance Center

This is awesome.

Eagles starting right tackle Lane Johnson hasn’t reported for OTAs just yet, but he’s still doing some really important work off the field.

Johnson is donating $500,000 to Kilgore College — where he played before suiting up at Oklahoma — to build “The Lane” Athletic Performance Center.

According to Brandon Boone, SVP of Comms and Community Affairs for the Eagles:

“I’m finally in a place where I can make these things a reality and inspire the next generation...

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Brandon Lee Gowton

More observations from the Eagles’ first 2019 spring practice

BGN Radio Episode 53!

The Philadelphia Eagles had their first 2019 OTA practice on Tuesday and I wrote about what I saw in [my practice notes]. I also joined Michael Kist on the latest BGN Radio episode to go into even more detail about my observations and what they mean for the team.

Key topics include:

Some of the biggest standouts: Carson Wentz, Dallas Goedert, Avonte Maddox, Rasul Douglas Wentz’s encouraging day goes beyond what he showed on the field Why the Eagles MUST pay Malcolm...

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Brandon Lee Gowton

Eagles sign offensive lineman to fill out 90-man roster

More OL depth.

The Philadelphia Eagles signed undrafted rookie free agent offensive lineman Casey Tucker, according to an official announcement from the team.

Tucker was one of 27 tryout players who participated in the Eagles’ rookie minicamp this year. The 6-6, 308 pound blocker has experience at both guard and tackle but the Eagles are listing him as the latter.

The Eagles had a vacant roster spot to fill after officially placing Chris Long on the reserve/retired list. Signing Tucker...

ESPN.com - Philadelphia Eagles

Eagles rookie JJ Arcega-Whiteside and his guardian angels

With parents who were professional athletes and a grandmom who gave him pregame pep talks, the 23-year-old wide receiver was born to play.

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