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September 16, 2015 | By Ladd Biro, For The Inquirer
Here's a look at players worthy for your consideration to add to your team, and others who would look better in someone else's lineup. Catch 'em while you can Chris Johnson, RB, Cardinals. Johnson is expected to play a lead role in Arizona's backfield while Andre Ellington recovers from his knee injury. Rookie David Johnson, who scored on a 55-yard catch and run, will also be in the mix. Ronnie Hillman, RB, Broncos. The Broncos looked ragged against the Ravens even before C.J. Anderson left with a sprained toe. Hillman ran hard and surely has earned additional playing time.
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September 12, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The enduring images from the Eagles' losses last season were mostly of wide receivers running free beyond an Eagles defensive back. Whether it was Dez Bryant or DeSean Jackson, Jordy Nelson, or John Brown, the Eagles fell victim to the big play too often. They allowed 72 passing plays of 20-plus yards last season and 18 plays of 40-plus yards. Both were the highest totals in the NFL. An offseason commitment to remedy the problem resulted in a new-look defensive backfield. "We addressed the secondary, from a players standpoint and a coaches standpoint," said safety Malcolm Jenkins, the lone returning starter.
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September 12, 2015 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
In two short years, Chip Kelly has remade the Eagles offense, but the most significant turnover has occurred at the wide receiver position. Not even the changes at quarterback can compare because Kelly wasn't saddled with a large contract or a difficult free agency decision. But there aren't many coaches or general managers or whatever you want to call Kelly nowadays - Lord Commander? - who would have parted with Pro Bowl receivers in successive years, especially game-breakers such as DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin, who are capable of stretching a defense.
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September 6, 2015 | By Ed Rendell, For the Daily News
WHEN I STARTED doing Eagles "Post Game Live" on Comcast SportsNet, some sports journalists said I had no business talking about sports because I wasn't an "expert" and never played football beyond high school. Of course, their complaints were off base because I never held myself out to be an expert - just a longtime fan and I was clear that I would try to present the fans' perspective on TV - and that's also been my goal with this column. Having said that, let me crow a little bit. Last year in this column, I predicted the Eagles would be 9-3 going into the last quarter of the season.
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August 26, 2015 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Columnist
WITH MONEY comes responsibility. And expectations. A year ago, Byron Maxwell was in the final year of his sixth-round rookie contract making, by NFL standards, chump change: $645,000. He was in his first full year as a starting corner. If he gave up a big play, which admittedly didn't happen very often last season, no one called him a bum or a fraud or compared him to Nnamdi Asomugha. The Eagle, not the Raider. But that was then and this is now. That was Seattle and this is Philadelphia, where it's been 55 damn years since the Eagles last won an NFL title and patience is harder to find than good manners.
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August 25, 2015 | By David Murphy, Daily News Columnist
BACK IN high school, Sam Bradford was a smooth two-guard on an AAU team that featured Blake Griffin, so he is well-aware of the proper way to operate a fastbreak offense against an overmatched "D. " "Lob city," the quarterback said Saturday night when asked to put into words his personal philosophy on sharing a playing surface with a human being capable of dunking over a midsize sedan. Two hours earlier, Bradford led the Eagles on their own version of the fastbreak: a frenetic, 12-play charge down the field against a Ravens defense that might have backed up all the way to Baltimore if not for a touchdown that relieved them of their duty to keep pretending to try. Over the course of just 3 minutes and 55 second of game clock, the Eagles used four different personnel packages, employing the same one on consecutive plays just four times.
NEWS
August 20, 2015 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer
For weeks, U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah has blasted the federal case against him, calling the charges unfounded and prosecutors' conduct unlawful. As he made his first court appearance Tuesday on racketeering conspiracy charges, the 11-term Democrat hit those points again and again, lest anyone remain uncertain where he stands. "I'd like to say that I'm not guilty," Fattah told U.S. Magistrate Judge Timothy Rice within moments of the judge's taking the bench. Rice, who had barely begun the hearing, responded: "We haven't gotten there yet. I have to follow the rules.
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August 20, 2015 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Josh Huff wrote down his individual goals for the season on a piece of paper. The Eagles wide receiver rattled them off: He wants to have no more than 10 drops in 16 games. He wants to catch every catchable pass. And he wants to finish the season with at least 50 catches for 800 yards and six touchdowns. Those aren't modest goals considering Huff's output in his rookie season. He caught eight passes for 98 yards and no touchdowns and dropped four of 17 targeted throws in 2014.
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August 15, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles made Byron Maxwell one of the five highest-paid cornerbacks in the NFL before he was ever a true No. 1 cornerback, and he'll need to earn that salary by covering an opposing team's top wide receiver - regardless of which side of the field that receiver lines up. Defensive coordinator Bill Davis said Thursday that the Eagles would allow Maxwell to shadow receivers more than they have in the past, when Davis' defense stuck almost exclusively to...
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August 14, 2015 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
THE ANSWER was brief, but it was delivered in a heartfelt tone, with eye contact toward the questioner. "I hope not," Riley Cooper said, after he was asked whether he thinks Chip Kelly's image problems started two years ago, when he kept Cooper in the wake of a controversy over a racial epithet captured on video. Cooper had paused for several minutes to talk to reporters about his former college roommate, Tim Tebow, and other matters, a rare occurrence in this camp - Cooper has avoided cameras and recorders.
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