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Philadelphia Eagles Training Camp Roster Preview: Tight End

July 27th, 2015 at 5:21 PM
By Eric Craig Herder

The Philadelphia Eagles have six tight ends on their 90-man roster heading into training camp. Expect them to keep four on roster once the regular season gets underway and either cut or sign some of them to their practice squad once the season starts.

Last season, many thought that second year tight end Zach Ertz was poised to have a breakout season for the Eagles. He did not have a break out year, but in week 16 he showed just what he has the ability to do as a receiving tight end. During that game against the Washington Redskins, Ertz was targeted 18 times and pulled in 15 receptions for 115 yards, by far his best game as a pro. However, his snap count was limited throughout the season because of his inability to block at a consistent level. Ertz finished the year with 58 receptions for 702 yards and three touchdowns, the most by an Eagles' tight end last season.

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Philadelphia Eagles Expected to Sign Running Back

July 24th, 2015 at 4:16 PM
By Eric Craig Herder

With training camp set to open in just over a week, the Philadelphia Eagles are expected to add another running back to their roster.

Kevin Monangai saw action in all four years while playing for the Villanova Wildcats. Last season he rushed for 1,138 yards, averaging 5.1 yards per carry and finished with 12 touchdowns. For his career at Villanova, Monangai rushed for 3,167 yards and scored 29 touchdowns.

Monangai announced the signing on his Instagram account saying,

If someone were to say my path to the NFL would be unorthodox, I think that'd be a pretty big understatement but God is truly good… All praise and glory to The Most High for putting me in a position to have officially been offered an NFL contract by the Philadelphia Eagles… Time to show out like never before come time for training camp, the work has just begun… #IFeelBlessed #StayReady

The Eagles have yet to announce the signing, but they already have 90 players on their roster. The team will have to release someone to make room for Monangai.

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Philadelphia Eagles Training Camp Roster Breakdown: Offensive Line

July 23rd, 2015 at 3:10 PM
By Eric Craig Herder

There have been some major changes to the Philadelphia Eagles' roster since Chip Kelly gained full control. Two familiar names along the offensive line are no longer with the team. Evan Mathis and Todd Herremans were released earlier in the offseason. Herremans has been picked up by the Indianapolis Colts, while Mathis is still looking for a new team.

The Eagles still have tackles Jason Peters and Lane Johnson. Peters, a seven-time Pro-Bowler, is still considered to be one of the best guards in the league, while Johnson is starting to become recognized as an up-and-coming tackle. Barring any injuries, they will be starting and should be in the Pro-Bowl discussion later on in the season.

Center Jason Kelce is entering his fifth season as a member of the Eagles. He made the Pro-Bowl last year after missing four games with a sports hernia. Once thought to be too small to play center in the NFL, Kelce has established himself as one of the best centers in the NFL and should have another Pro-Bowl caliber season.

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Sam Bradford Will Be Ready for the Start of Training Camp, According to Report

July 22nd, 2015 at 2:21 PM
By Eric Craig Herder

The health of Sam Bradford is the biggest story line heading into training camp for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Bradford, who is coming off his second ACL tear in two seasons, did not participate in 11-on-11 drills during the team's OTA practices in May. He did do some running and threw during 7-on-7 drills, but that was it.

When asked after one of the practices if he would be ready for the start of training camp he said he thought he would be and if he was not then, "something has gone terribly wrong".

NJ.Com's Eliot Shorr-Parks recently spoke with a source regarding Bradford's progress,

According to a person familiar with the situation who requested anonymity, Bradford is "looking great", has been in the rehab room close to every day this summer, and should be ready to go when training camp opens. That means Bradford should be out on the field for 11-on-11 drills for the start of camp.

Anything other than that would have been a shocking. Carson Palmer, who also tore his ACL for the second time in his career, was a full participant for the Arizona Cardinals' OTA's and said that he felt 100%. He tore his knee up in November. Bradford's injury came in August.

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Where Did Sam Bradford Come in on ESPN’s Quarterback Tier Rankings?

July 21st, 2015 at 3:54 PM
By Eric Craig Herder

ESPN released their annual quarterback tier ranking list on Tuesday. They have Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford tied for the 23rd best quarterback, and in the third tier.

ESPN surveyed 35 league insiders, and they placed each starting quarterback into "tiers". Tier 1 are quarterbacks that can contend for a championship without much help. Tier 2 are quarterbacks who need some help, but are always championship contention. Tier 3 are quarterbacks that are good enough to start, but need a lot of help to contend for a championship. Tier four are quarterbacks who are unproven and might not make it through the full season as a starter.

Based on that ranking system, it is understandable that Bradford is in the third tier. He has not proven anything in the NFL, and has missed too many games to be in the top two tiers. That is not to say he does not have the ability to be in there, he just needs to stay on the field.

An unnamed head coach said this of Bradford,

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