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March 11, 2016 | By Paul Domowitch, Staff Writer
SOMEDAY, we will be privy to the pictures Howie Roseman has of Miami Dolphins executive vice president of football operations Mike Tannenbaum that helped him facilitate one of the great NFL trade robberies of the salary-cap era. For now, it's enough to know that cornerback Byron Maxwell and his XXXL contract are somebody else's problem and the Eagles are picking five spots higher in the first round of next month's draft than they were three days...
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March 7, 2016 | The Inquirer Staff
Former Eagles offensive lineman Al Wistert, who played on the 1948 and '49 NFL championship teams, has died at 95, according the University of Michigan, where he played. He played in 95 games, starting 62, between 1943 and 1951, and was voted all-pro eight of his nine seasons. He was named to the NFL's first Pro Bowl team in 1950. His No. 70 was retired in 1952 and he was inducted into the Eagles Hall of Fame in 2009.  
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March 4, 2016 | By David Murphy, Daily News Columnist
WHEN THE conversation turns to Sam Bradford, the topic of Winningness is never far behind. Everybody seems to agree that he grades out well on the physical tools spectrum. Size, arm strength, accuracy - he displayed all of them throughout his 14-start Eagles debut last season. Bradford might not be elite in any category, but he isn't a glaring liability in any of them (except, perhaps, for health). Certainly, he is better equipped for success in 2016-17 than any of the others who might have been available to the Eagles, a conclusion reached by three different football men independent of each other, two of them head coaches, one of them a general manager whose arch nemesis traded away the QB he drafted in order to land Bradford from the Rams last offseason.
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March 2, 2016 | By Zach Berman, Staff Writer
The scouting combine finished Monday, and now NFL coaches and executives will return to their offices with a better sense of the prospects two months before the draft. The highlight of the on-field work at the combine usually involves quarterbacks, and all of the top ones went through passing drills Saturday. The only one missing was Ohio State's Cardale Jones, who came up limping after the 40-yard dash. But the top three quarterbacks - North Dakota State's Carson Wentz, Cal's Jared Goff, and Memphis' Paxton Lynch - worked out in front of 32 teams.
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February 29, 2016 | By Zach Berman, STAFF WRITER
INDIANAPOLIS - Just three years after leaving Eastern Regional High School for Ohio State, Eli Apple is now a potential first-round NFL draft pick. The Voorhees native is one of the top cornerback prospects in the draft. He played only two seasons of college football, but he started both years for the Buckeyes, and his 6-foot-1, 199-pound frame fits the prototype for a press-coverage cornerback in the NFL. "That's something in the NFL that's really important, to be a physical guy at the line of scrimmage and be able to take receivers off their path," Apple said.
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February 28, 2016 | By Paul Domowitch
INDIANAPOLIS – It has been a magical year for Temple football players Matt Ioannidis, Tyler Matakevich and Tavon Young. They played pivotal roles in the Owls' rise to national prominence and the school's first 10-win season in 36 years. Last month, they became just the eighth, ninth and 10th players in school history to participate in the prestigious Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala. And this week, they are among the more than 300 draft prospects auditioning for NFL coaches and scouts at the Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium.
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February 28, 2016 | By Zach Berman, Staff Writer
INDIANAPOLIS - The last time NFL scouts watched Paxton Lynch on the field, it was a forgettable Birmingham Bowl performance when Lynch completed only 43.2 percent of his passes and threw an interception with no touchdowns for Memphis in a 31-10 loss to Auburn. Two months have passed, and Lynch is viewed behind Cal's Jared Goff and North Dakota State's Carson Wentz among quarterbacks in this spring's draft. Lynch can try to change that - or at least boost his stock - when he throws at the scouting combine on Saturday.
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February 27, 2016 | By Jeff McLane, STAFF WRITER
INDIANAPOLIS - It wasn't anything like the pressure he'd face in the pocket during his last two years at Penn State, but Christian Hackenberg didn't flinch when the familiar name of Bill O'Brien was announced over the speakers during the end of his NFL combine news conference. Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien, Podium A. Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien, Podium A. Perhaps it was only coincidence that Hackenberg would speak 10 minutes before O'Brien was scheduled to meet with reporters Thursday.
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February 26, 2016 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Columnist
ONCE UPON a time in the NFL, when patience hadn't yet become a dirty word and coaches usually could count on being given at least three years before needing to update their resumes, the preferred method for developing a quarterback was slow-roasting rather than two minutes in a microwave. Back then, when you drafted a quarterback, unless he was one of those rare pass-throwing, ready-for-prime-time prodigies, you usually gave him a baseball cap and clipboard and had him watch and learn for a year or two before you put him in the line of regular-season fire.
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February 25, 2016 | By Zach Berman, STAFF WRITER
Notables at the NFL Combine Here are some notable players with local ties expected to attend this week's NFL Combine in Indianapolis: From local high schools Eli Apple, CB (Ohio State and Eastern High School): Apple left Ohio State after only two seasons. He is considered one of the top cornerbacks in the draft and a potential first-round pick. Will Fuller, WR (Notre Dame and Roman Catholic High School): What Fuller lacks in size (6-foot-0, 172 pounds), he makes up for with speed.
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