With just three days to go before the 2015 NFL Draft begins, rumors are starting to heat up more than ever. For the Philadelphia Eagles specifically, talks about a move up for Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota will always be there, but now reports are out that another former Duck may be on the move. Miami Dolphins defensive end Dion Jordan could be on his way out of town and the Eagles could be a team to watch. They had interest in him during the 2012 NFL Draft and he’d fit perfectly as an outside linebacker in their system. But could his problems with performance enhancing drugs and his attitude make head coach Chip Kelly no longer interested in him? That and more in this morning’s serving of Bacon, Eggs and Eagles!
Ex-Ducks – Tommy Lawlor of IgglesBlitz.com
Dion Jordan is back to being a topic. He’s been with the Dolphins for 2 years and I think it is fair to say they aren’t thrilled with him. He has the same number of suspensions as he does career starts – 1.
Does Chip Kelly have interest in acquiring his old star? I’ve heard differing reports. I have heard Kelly talked to them at one point to see what the asking price was. I’ve also heard that he has said “no thank you” when the subject of Jordan came up.
In Eagles’ draft strategy, players must fit their system – Zach Berman of Philly.com
After the Eagles traded LeSean McCoy last month, owner Jeffrey Lurie said the team preferred a one-cut runner for its offensive scheme.
Every time an Eagles coach offered an evaluation of Riley Cooper last season, they praised the receiver for his blocking on the perimeter despite a decline in statistical production.
The Eagles bypassed more decorated safeties on the 2014 free-agent market to sign Malcolm Jenkins because he offered a better fit for the team’s defense.
In each case, the Eagles made clear that their evaluation of a player goes beyond what outsiders might think the position requires.
Five Teams Interested In Chris Polk – Zach Links of ProFootballRumors.com
Five teams are in the running for free agent running back Chris Polk, Geoff Mosher of CSNPhilly.com tweets. One of the teams with interest in Polk, he adds, is from the NFC East. The former Eagle is currently weighing his options.
The Eagles rescinded Polk‘s RFA contract tender on Friday, making him an unrestricted free agent. According to Adam Caplan of ESPN.com, Philadelphia was open to re-signing the running back at a lower salary, but the two sides couldn’t reach an agreement.
Eagles rampant pro day attendance about fact-finding, not tricks – Geoff Mosher of CSNPhilly.com
One offseason day you’ll see Chip Kelly in Salt Lake City. The next day, Storrs, Conn. After that, Tuscaloosa, Ala., and then Los Angeles and Pittsburgh.
One day you’ll hear reports of Kelly at an All-Star game on the East Coast, then one in Texas, then another in California.
This much we’ve learned about Chip: He doesn’t sleep very much and his rampant cross-country offseason travel isn’t for the purpose of racking up frequent-flier miles.
Philadelphia Eagles: Analyzing Latest NFL Draft Rumors and Reports – Andrew Kulp of BleacherReport.com
NFL draft week is finally here, and the buzz surrounding the Philadelphia Eagles is as strong as ever. After a an offseason filled with bold moves, there’s an expectation head coach Chip Kelly will continue to be aggressive in reshaping the roster to better fit his vision.
Naturally, that’s led to tons of rumors and speculation over the potential picks and trades coming in the days ahead. Who are the Eagles targeting in the draft? Will the team move up or down the order? Which veterans will be dangled as trade bait? How many new players or picks will arrive in swaps?
On what seems like a daily appearance for him now, here’s another one of Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice.com’s hilarious tweets. Throughout the night, Kempski was tweeting out charts that marked if a player met all three categories the Eagles look for in terms of draft prospects but used Ed Marynowitz’ face to mark each box. Here’s what he thought of popular potential Eagles’ first round target, Connecticut cornerback Byron Jones:
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