Bacon, Eggs and Eagles – Which Players Must Stay Healthy?
Which players on the Philadelphia Eagles must stay healthy in 2015 for the team to be successful? The top answer may or may not surprise you. Rookie wide receiver Nelson Agholor is saying all the right things and seems to have a great mindset, which should help him have a very successful first season in the NFL. All that and more in this morning’s serving of Bacon, Eggs and Eagles!
The 10 players the Eagles can least afford to lose to injury – Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice.com
"No NFL team is going to go through a full season unscathed in the injury department, but if the Eagles can get through the 2015 season with their most important players staying intact, they could be in decent position to go back to the playoffs. However, a few key injuries could really cripple them."
Agholor focused only on present at Eagles rookie camp – Nick Fierro of MCall.com
"One step at a time, Nelson Agholor cautioned Friday.The Philadelphia Eagles first-round draft choice out of USC is not even sure where he’ll be asked to line up, much less whether he’ll be a starter as a rookie wide receiver. And he couldn’t care less with the season opener still four months away.Following his first on-field experience at the team’s three-day rookie camp, Agholor sounded as level-headed as a wide-eyed rookie can be.“Today was a great day,” he said, “just getting back out there and getting used to NFL speed and getting some good things on tape to learn from."
On Chip Kelly, Cary Williams and the color green – Phil Sheridan of ESPN.com
"At the admitted risk of beating a dead horse here, there was one more thought worth discussing on the topic of Chip Kelly and race.The topic was perhaps overdiscussed this week after former Eagles running back LeSean McCoy told ESPN The Magazine that Kelly “got rid of all the black players” during his offseason shakeup. Of course, Kelly also acquired a number of African-American players, including DeMarco Murray, who was signed to replace McCoy."
Fan-Demonium: Scouting The Rookies – Tommy Lawlor of PhiladelphiaEagles.com
"For the past few months, I studied all kinds of NFL Draft prospects and tried to figure out who the best players were and which ones were likely to be of interest to the Eagles. Since the NFL Draft, I’ve gone back to re-watch the players who were selected to understand how they fit with the Eagles.The Eagles started by adding a terrific player in the first round where they selected receiver Nelson Agholorfrom USC. Chip Kelly didn’t want to lose Jeremy Maclin in free agency, but when the price got too high he had to let Maclin go. There were a number of good receivers in the NFL Draft and the Eagles were able to get one."
Is Philadelphia Eagles’ Offensive Line Depth as Bad as Advertised? – Andrew Kulp of BleacherReport.com
"For the second year in a row, the Philadelphia Eagles failed to come away with a single offensive lineman from the draft. For some NFL teams, this might not be a huge problem. For the Birds, it’s flat-out scary.When everybody is on the field, Philly has one of the most dominant lines in the league. However, the unit’s depth has been challenged by injuries in two of the past three seasons. Furthermore, three of the projected five starters in 2015 are in their 30s, so health—not to mention decline—remain issues moving forward.But just how much of a concern is the line?"
Well this is interesting, the Houston Texans have been trying to trade safety D.J. Swearinger for quite some time. But now it appears that he is definitely leaving, could the Eagles be a potential landing spot? I’ll discuss that in another article.
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