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    What questions would you ask draft prospects?

    Getty Images Wednesday’s admission from Eagles coach Nick Sirianni regarding the playing of rock, paper, scissors with draft prospects inspired, eventually the topic for Thursday’s PFT Live draft. Simms and I ping-ponged on the question of the questions we’d pose to draft prospects. Simms’...
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    Justin Jefferson: I thought Eagles would draft me, I’m definitely glad Vikings did instead

    Getty Images The Eagles were second-guessed all season after the rookie wide receiver they drafted 21st overall, Jalen Reagor, proved himself vastly inferior to the wide receiver the Vikings drafted 22nd overall, Justin Jefferson. Jefferson himself has some thoughts on that. In an interview...
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    Howie Roseman: We’re constantly striving to draft better

    Getty Images The Eagles won the franchise’s first Super Bowl title to end the 2017 season. Things have unraveled since, with the team bottoming out with a 4-11-1 campaign in 2020. Although it cost coach Doug Pederson and quarterback Carson Wentz their jobs in Philadelphia, General Manager...
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    Fourth-and-15 onside kick alternative tabled before owners vote

    Getty Images There will be no alternative to onside kicks as a way for teams to maintain possession of the ball during the 2021 season. The Eagles proposed adopting a rule that would allow for teams to run one fourth-and-15 play from their own 25-yard line. Converting would allow them to...
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    Nick Sirianni: Too early to say if Jalen Hurts will be Eagles’ starting quarterback

    Getty Images Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni is not ready to hand the starting quarterback job to Jalen Hurts just yet. Although Hurts is the presumptive starter after he started at the end of last season and Carson Wentz was traded to the Colts, Sirianni said he wants to see competition at...
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    Howie Roseman on trading back in first round: Flexibility creates opportunity

    Getty Images When the Dolphins first called the Eagles about trading up for the sixth overall pick in this year’s draft, Eagles General Manager Howie Roseman said the team had to figure out what the Dolphins were doing with the No. 3 pick. Once they learned that it was going to the 49ers and...
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    Rock paper scissors helped Eagles gauge competitiveness of draft prospects

    Getty Images NFL teams are not permitted to have in-person meetings with draft prospects this offseason and that’s led to some different approaches to getting to know about players who could become part of their organization. At a Wednesday press conference, Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni and...
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    Could Eagles move back into the top 10?

    Getty Images The Eagles could join the Dolphins in continuing to hopscotch in and around the top 10 of the draft. With news that the Dolphins, who have moved from No. 3 to No. 12 and then back to No. 6, could be potentially trading down again, the Eagles, who started at No. 6 then went to No...
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    Eagles become 19th team to issue statement on offseason workouts

    Getty Images At a time when dysfunction in the coaching staff and front office has created headlines for the Eagles, the players say they’re on the same page as to the biggest football issue of the day. Eagles players issued on Sunday morning a statement indicating that none of them will show...
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    Will Doug Pederson return to coaching?

    Getty Images With five years of coaching salary and a buyout that could land in the range of $10 million, former Eagles coach Doug Pederson may end up with enough money in the bank to not have to ever work again. And maybe he won’t, at least not in the NFL. Marcus Hayes of the Philadelphia...
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    Malcolm Jenkins speaks about the “journey” of learning how to save and grow NFL money

    Getty Images Plenty of players who make plenty of money in the NFL don’t spend it. They invest it. But that too can end up in the money decreasing in value if not disappearing. “You hear invest, invest, invest, but you really don’t know what that means,” Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins recently...
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    Report: Fourth-and-15 onside kick alternative unlikely to pass

    Getty Images The Eagles have proposed an onside kick alternative for a second consecutive offseason. This one appears headed where the last one ended up. Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that the fourth-and-15 alternative to the onside kick isn’t likely to pass. Instead, the Competition...
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    Mike Vrabel: Jim Schwartz may help in looking at players for the draft

    Getty Images When the Titans announced Jim Schwartz would be joining the team as its senior defensive assistant, head coach Mike Vrabel touted the experience and perspective Schwartz could provide to Tennessee’s staff. Schwartz, 54, was most recently the Eagles’ defensive coordinator. But he...
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    Former Eagles standout Leroy Keyes dies at 74

    Getty Images The Eagles announced that former player Leroy Keyes died at his home in West Lafayette, Indiana, on Thursday. Keyes was 74. The Eagles made Keyes the third overall choice in 1969 out of Purdue, where he starred as a running back, defensive back and return specialist. He finished...
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    Jordan Howard: The sky is the limit for Jalen Hurts

    USA TODAY Sports When Jordan Howard returned to the Eagles late last season, he played alongside quarterback Jalen Hurts. Barring any changes, Hurts is expected to be Philadelphia’s starting QB again in 2021. Based on his experience with the young signal-caller, Howard thinks Hurts should be...
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