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OTAs preview and doin' the Dougie with Eagles offense

By: jaxsportsmedia | May 20, 2018 OTAs begin this week, with the focus more on staying in shape and avoiding freak injuries than upon competition for starting jobs. Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice.com highlights what he thinks will be the “backup job” positions to key on: Sidney Jones at cornerback— he may be coming on as a challenge to join the “starting” nickel package in which Kempski thinks either Jones or Rasul Douglas could be moved to the outside whenever Jalen Mills drops inside to the slot. The 4th Running Back—that looks to Kempski like a toss-up decision among Matt...

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Keeping up with Eagles dish…

By: jaxsportsmedia | May 16, 2018 Some new stuff from the EYE inkwell: DE Brandon Graham is recovering from some kind of surgery to help his high-sprain ankle suffered in the Christmas Night game with the Raiders to heal faster. Welp, that’s one way to get out of boring OTAs next week. Just kidding, he should be fine and ready to go by Training Camp. Then we learn that DE Derek Barnett had sports hernia surgery performed on him back in late February. Huh? So both defensive ends in the game at the turning point of the Super Bowl...

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Against all odds, Eagles tryout kid gets signed

By: jaxsportsmedia | May 15, 2018 Maybe Tim Wilson has a shot at making the team as a kick/punt returner? 4.42 speed (clocked at his Pro Day) doesn’t hurt. But the odds of the 5-9 undrafted rookie cracking the Final 53 as a wide receiver are incredibly slim. His best shot is probably just getting enough playing time in the preseason games to attract positive attention from another team. As Chris McPherson reported this week for PE.com, of the twenty-three players who participated in the Eagles’ Rookie Camp on a tryout basis, one has earned a spot on the...

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