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June 4, 2015 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
EXPECTATIONS loom for Nelson Agholor, coming into an Eagles wideout corps that saw DeSean Jackson jettisoned in 2014, then said goodbye to Jeremy Maclin this spring. Agholor, the team's first-round rookie, drafted 20th overall, is expected to join second-year talents Jordan Matthews and Josh Huff, plus holdover Riley Cooper and presumably veteran free-agent signee Miles Austin in the remade, Chip Kelly-era receivers group. Agholor will be measured against Matthews' rookie year, of 67 catches for 872 yards and eight touchdowns, which was only the No. 2 rookie receiving year in franchise history (behind Keith Jackson in catches, DeSean Jackson in yards and Calvin Williams in receiving TDs)
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May 15, 2015 | By David Murphy, Daily News Sports Columnist
IT ISN'T EVERY day a writer gets to talk about Ahmad Rashad as a segue into a relevant topic, so forgive me if I ask that we all don our favorite hoop earring, cue up a classic edition of "Jam Session," and try to guess the last University of Oregon wide receiver selected in the first round of the NFL draft. Hint: It's Ahmad Rashad. This was 1972, before Rashad married Claire Huxtable, before he hosted "NBA Inside Stuff," heck, before his name was Ahmad Rashad (it was Bobby Moore)
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May 14, 2015 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
I'VE CHANGED my mind. Chip Kelly should say something about what LeSean McCoy said. He should say he is hurt that his former player implied he is a racist.He should say it is undeserved and unfair. He shouldn't have to say this, of course, so he probably won't. But it will hang around here and around him if he doesn't, unjust that it is, festering like an untreated blister. Every move he makes, every breath he takes . . . According to one count, the Eagles had the fewest number of black players (27)
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May 11, 2015 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
When DeSean Jackson was released before last season, one of the biggest questions asked was, "How will the Eagles replace his numbers?" The answer, of course, was with Jeremy Maclin, who caught nearly the same number of passes (85 vs. 82) for nearly the same number of yards (1,318 vs. 1,332) and touchdowns (10 vs. 9) as Jackson did a year earlier. But Maclin is gone and the Eagles don't appear to have a No. 1 wide receiver waiting in the wings - although a case could be made for Jordan Matthews.
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May 8, 2015
IN COUNTLESS ways, the false narrative promoted by LeSean McCoy that Eagles coach Chip Kelly is running "black" players out of Philadelphia is not worth commenting on. It is understandable that McCoy may still be annoyed that Kelly traded him to the Buffalo Bills and snip at him, but McCoy's comments in an upcoming issue of ESPN The Magazine are ridiculously outrageous. "I think that's the way he runs his team," McCoy told Mike Rodak in a question-and-answer story. "He wants the full control.
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May 8, 2015 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
If I were DeMeco Ryans or Jason Peters or Bennie Logan right about now, I'd be really bummed out to hear LeSean McCoy say the Eagles got rid of all the good black players. I mean, those guys thought they were good. They thought coach Chip Kelly valued their places on the roster. They thought that in the meritocracy of the NFL, it was their abilities that earned them their livings and kept them in Philadelphia. But, no, they can't be any good because LeSean said Kelly gets rid of all the good black players.
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May 8, 2015 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Sports Columnist
MAYBE LESEAN McCoy is right. Maybe Chip Kelly is a racist. Maybe he isn't. To paraphrase Proverbs, if the purposes of a man's heart are like deep water, then Chip Kelly's pool is as opaque as onyx. Nobody can figure out why Kelly likes guys with bad knees, much less whether Kelly prefers players who need more sunscreen. One reality: If Riley Cooper had been cut after his racist remark surfaced in 2013, then Kelly's profile would be different. However, Cooper's retention and subsequent contract extension are more owner Jeffrey Lurie's issue than Kelly's.
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May 3, 2015 | Paul Domowitch, Daily News Staff Writer
NELSON Agholor's middle name is Efamehule. In his native country of Nigeria, it means "may my name not be forgotten. " So far, he has done a very good job of making sure that doesn't happen. He was one of the top high school running backs in the country at Berkeley Prep in Tampa, rushing for nearly 2,000 yards as a senior. Moved on to USC, where he was converted to a wide receiver and started 30 games in three seasons. Was a team captain as a junior last season and caught 104 passes, the third most in school history.
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May 1, 2015
"And with the second pick of the NFL draft, the Eagles officially entered the Sam Bradford era. "   THAT'S NOT exactly what commissioner Roger Goodell said at 8:20 p.m. last night, but it's what Eagles fans should have heard. Perhaps now you can buy a "Bradford" jersey at the mall. All of the rumor and speculation surrounding Marcus Mariota ended when the Titans held fast and chose the reigning Heisman Trophy winner. Eagles emperor Chip Kelly said the Birds spoke with both the Buccaneers and the Titans, who held the top two picks, on Wednesday and last night, but their asking prices were too high for the Eagles to even compile an offer.
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