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T.J. Edwards settles in as Eagles’ defensive leader

PHILADELPHIA – The defensive green dot is probably a little overrated, something Eagles fans should have learned back in 2017 when Jordan Hicks went down with an Achilles injury. Hicks was the on-field defensive leader at the time for Philadelphia and that role shifted to Nigel Bradham which was framed as a big deal, at […]

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Chargers put chip on Kyzir White’s shoulder

MIAMI GARDENS – Kyzir White is coming off an excellent season with the Los Angeles Chargers in what was a contract year for the 26-year-old Lehigh County native yet the payoff wasn’t there. And that has left a very big chip on a good player’s shoulder, something that should only help the Eagles this season. […]

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On green dots and intensity: Jonathan Gannon offers updates on Nakobe Dean and his LBs

Jonathan Gannon ‘s HITS principle isn’t all that unique to the NFL. The Eagles’ defensive coordinator brought the acronym with him from Indianapolis and learned the foundational principles of the philosophy in prior stops with Atlanta, Tennessee, and Minnesota. In many ways, the traits of hustle, intensity, takeaways, and smarts are just common sense when […]

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Underrated Eagles to Watch this Season

Finalizing the Eagles’ 53-man roster this year will be no easy task with so much intriguing talent. With exceptional depth, it is easy to overlook certain players whether they are just role players or potential starters. Philadelphia has only started ramping things up at training camp, but some continue to impress more than expected. New […]

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Undervalued to Underrated: T.J. Edwards Continues to Impress Eagles

Three numbers turned T.J. Edwards from college star to NFL longshot.Eagles It was the 4.87 40-yard dash that Edwards ran before the 2019 NFL Draft that erased the film of a first-team All-American and runner-up for the Butkus Award for many and turned tangible evidence of a good football player into a two-down dinosaur on […]

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Philadelphia Eagles with the Most to Lose

There is plenty to be excited about as the return of football has finally arrived. Philadelphia is set to embark on a season that most people believe and expect will be a memorable journey. There are still plenty of unknowns along the roster who need to shine during training camp to get valuable playing time […]

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Eagles Training Camp Report: Day 1

PHILADELPHIA – The final tally was 58 minutes in what the Eagles call a “high-intensity green” practice and to their credit, the first session of the summer did accomplish quite a bit despite the limited time with a heavy focus on red-zone work, both in team and 7-on-7 formats. The lightest summer on record will […]

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Eagles Training Camp Preview: Off-Ball Linebackers

It’s still hard to call the Eagles’ linebackers position a strength. There’s no Fred Warner, Bobby Wagner, or Darius Leonard in Philadelphia right now but there is both competency and upside in a unit with four potential paths linebackers coach Nick Rallis could go down. The easiest and likely Plan A is T.J. Edwards building […]

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Eagles Have Added Significant Talent at LB

The linebacker position has been a significant area of concern in Philadelphia over recent seasons. There have been plenty of underwhelming options, including high-profile stabs like Kiko Alonso to failed mid-range picks like Nathan Gerry and Band-Aid attempts in free agency like last year’s swing and miss Eric Wilson. This 2022 position room is giving […]

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