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June 2, 2016 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Columnist
THERE WASN'T one particular thing that killed the 2015 Eagles. They were a dead team walking from the Week 1 opening kickoff. They were a grossly overweight two-pack-a-day smoker with diabetes and a bad ticker and a side order of severe emphysema. Ironically, one of last season's many low points could turn out to be very beneficial to the fortunes of the 2016 Eagles. Early in the second quarter of the Eagles' 45-14 Thanksgiving Day loss to the Detroit Lions, starting cornerback Nolan Carroll suffered a broken right leg that ended his season.
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June 2, 2016 | By Zach Berman, STAFF WRITER
One month has passed since the Eagles drafted Carson Wentz, and the honeymoon period for the No. 2 overall draft pick remains in effect. Wentz started his third week of organized team activities Tuesday. He continues as the third-string quarterback, and he's enjoyed the discussions about football, schemes, and "life" in a quarterbacks room that includes starter Sam Bradford and second-stringer Chase Daniel. Wentz said he has felt welcomed in the locker room, and that is different from what he heard often happens when a player enters the NFL. "So far, it's been great," Wentz said.
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June 2, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, STAFF WRITER
Drew Wilden is a powerful lefthander with darting fastball and a sharp curve. Derek Wakeley is a clever righthander with a tailing fastball and a slick slider. Together, they are a formidable combination on the mound for the West Deptford High School baseball team. For the second postseason game in a row, Wilden and Wakeley split the workload and led the Eagles to victory in the South Jersey Group 2 tournament. Wilden and Wakeley combined on a three-hit shutout with 13 strikeouts Tuesday as West Deptford beat visiting Audubon, 8-0, in the sectional semifinals on a hot, sunny afternoon at Union Field.
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June 2, 2016 | By Mike Sielski, INQUIRER COLUMINST
Why is Chase Daniel here? In some ways, the question is easy to answer. He is here because of his close relationship with Doug Pederson, who is his head coach with the Eagles and was his offensive coordinator with the Kansas City Chiefs. He is here because the Eagles signed him to a three-year contract that gave Daniel $12 million in guaranteed money and that could be worth up to $21 million - a handsome paycheck for a quarterback who has started two games in seven NFL seasons. And he is here because of his intimate knowledge of Pederson's offense.
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June 1, 2016 | By Zach Berman, STAFF WRITER
The Eagles begin their third week of organized team activities on Tuesday. Here are three story lines and three players to watch: Final week of voluntary workouts: When coach Doug Pederson discussed the absences of Fletcher Cox and Darren Sproles, he emphasized that the offseason program has only been voluntary to this point. The four OTAs this week mark the final voluntary portion of the spring. The Eagles will host a mandatory minicamp next week and then take a six-week break before training camp.
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May 30, 2016 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
In the reorganized layout of the Eagles locker room at the NovaCare Complex, the offensive linemen are clustered in a back corner of the room like bears in a cave, just the way they want it. For three years under Chip Kelly, the locker assignments were random, with a linebacker here, a running back there, a punter here, and even a quarterback dropped among the brutes like a pearl in a field of rocks. It was interesting in a new-age kind of way, but Kelly's revolution has expired, and Doug Pederson is more of a business-as-usual guy, from the standard fundamentals of the game right down to the positional groupings in the locker room.
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May 30, 2016 | By Dan DeLuca, Music Critic
When Connor Barwin began his career in the NFL in 2009, the Eagles defensive end, indie-rock geek, and civic activist - whose third annual benefit concert for his Make the World Better Foundation takes place at Union Transfer on Friday, with Philadelphia bands Waxahatchee and Hop Along headlining - came to a surprise realization. "I got drafted and I went to Houston," says the 29-year-old Pro Bowler, who played for the Texans before signing a six-year, $36 million contract with the Eagles in 2013.
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May 30, 2016 | By Jeff McLane, STAFF WRITER
Mychal Kendricks is one of the few holdovers from last season who retains the same locker stall at the NovaCare Complex. Doug Pederson's arrival meant that players returned to being grouped by position in the locker room rather than at random, as Chip Kelly preferred. It would be understandable, though, if Kendricks had asked to be moved a few stalls down - perhaps to DeMeco Ryans' old spot - to wipe away any reminder of the 2015 season. The linebacker didn't play well last year.
BUSINESS
May 29, 2016 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Staff Writer
John Spagnola, the Philadelphia Eagles' star tight end and players' union rep in the 1980s, has built a post-NFL career as paid advisor to public-employer and union pension plans in Pennsylvania, which has more publicly funded retirement plans than anywhere. He is a managing director at Philadelphia-based PFM, a municipal finance consultant, with 530 employees nationwide, which ranks among the largest pension advisors firms. Clients include 82 Pennsylvania towns and agencies (West Chester and Upper Moreland, among others)
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May 28, 2016 | By Zach Berman, STAFF WRITER
If Marcus Smith were drafted in any other round, if he were one of the scores of other players from the 2014 draft trying to find an identity in the NFL in his third season, the conversations about him would be different. The questions to him would also be different. And surely, the expectations of him would be different. But Smith was the team's surprise first-round pick in 2014, and his first two years were filled with underachievement. He took 194 snaps in 21 games and totaled only eight tackles and 11/2 sacks.
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