While everyone is concerned about Philadelphia Eagles second-round pick Eric Rowe’s fit with the team, the guys over at the 97.5 morning show actually spoke to Rowe about his interview process with head coach Chip Kelly and the Eagles prior to the draft. Rowe spoke about how the interview “was tough” and different then the other interviews he had throughout the pre-draft process. The man who Rowe may be starting opposite of, cornerback Byron Maxwell, also took some time to talk to Eagles’ insider Dave Spadaro about his adjustment to being in Philadelphia and his expectations for the season. All that and more in this morning’s serving of Bacon, Eggs and Eagles!
Eagles Notes: Eric Rowe On Chip Kelly – Tucker Bagley of PhillyMag.com
"Yesterday, Eagles second-round pick Eric Rowe joined the 97.5 morning show to talk about his first impressions of the city, the fans and, most importantly Chip Kelly. During his introductory press conference, Rowe explained how he was intimidated by Kelly when they first met at the Senior Bowl, but after being drafted by the team, Kelly was much more friendly to the rookie defensive back.Rowe elaborated on what it was like in that meeting room."
Maxwell: We’re Going To Do Big Things Here – Chris McPherson of PhiladelphiaEagles.com
"Byron Maxwell was one play away from winning his second Super Bowl ring with the Seattle Seahawks.Now, he’ll chase it as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles after he agreed to terms on a six-year deal on the first day of free agency. He’s been an active participant during the offseason conditioning program. Two months into his Eagles tenure, he likes the vibe both from the city as well as his new teammates."
Early Birds: State of the Roster: Defensive line – Jeff McLane of Philly.com
"The strength of the Eagles’ defense was up front last season and Chip Kelly predictably did little to supplement the unit this offseason. Not one free agent was signed and a defensive lineman wasn’t selected until the seventh round of the draft. Mihalik is an intriguing prospect. It’s unlikely he’ll crack the 53-man roster, though. He spent most of his career at Boston College as an edge rusher and will have to learn how to two-gap as a four-technique defensive end in the Eagles’ scheme. Mihalik has impressive length (6-foot-9), but after seeing him for the first time during rookie camp, it’s clear he’ll need time to bulk up. He has narrow shoulders."
Five positions to begin to watch at Eagles OTAs – Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice.com
"Next week the Eagles will kick off the OTA portion of their offseason, beginning on May 26th. Media will be able to watch a practice for the first time since last year on May 28th. Obviously, everything that Sam Bradford does (or doesn’t do) will be beaten to death by us media folk from the onset of OTAs all the way through until Week 1 of the regular season, but here are some other positions to keep a close eye on when the Eagles take the field."
Bradley Fletcher is an above average cornerback, according to Football Outsiders – Brandon Lee Gowton of BleedingGreenNation.com
"Philadelphia Eagles fans were hardly sad to see Bradley Fletcher leave in free agency this offseason, and that’s putting it lightly.The veteran cornerback really struggled down the stretch in 2014. His struggles against Dez Bryant in Week 15 especially contributed to the Eagles missing the playoffs despite finishing with a 10-6 record. After being burned on multiple occasions by DeSean Jackson in Week 16, Fletcher was actually benched."
I hope everyone enjoys the long weekend and apparently the Eagles’ official Twitter account is excited about the extended time off as well. So much so that they shared this hilarious picture of linebackers Najee Goode, Brandon Graham and Emmanuel Acho from the team’s Sunday Night Football photo-shoot:
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