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New Coaches, New Players, New Identity for Eagles

Chip Kelly's biggest test for the beginning of training camp for the Eagles is determining who between Michael Vick & Nick Foles will start.The primordial mini camp under first year head coach Chip Kelly began in Philadelphia on June 4th, and already has that ‘new-camp’ smell. Gone are fast food Fridays, closed practices, and that jolly green walrus. Even the pace of practice has changed, as numerous players have commented on the new fast-paced practice scheme. Music blares from PA systems as the Eagles go through daily practices, but these aren’t the only changes permeating Philadelphia’s favorite franchise.

Chip Kelly and Andy Reid are antithetic down to their base philosophies. Where Reid instituted physical …

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Changes Continue at Eagles’ OTA’s; Depth Chart Still Far From Final

Nick Foles & Michael Vick are competing for the #1 Quarterback job for the Philadelphia Eagles.Across the NFL, tension and excitement have begun to rise, as fans and players alike are beginning to feel the impending season. Mini camp will begin June fourth, and until then all fans must sate their  appetites by focusing on voluntary OTA’s. The Eagles have held their OTA’s’ across the street from Lincoln Financial Field, at the Novacare complex. Though we are still months from the first real kickoff, there are still some exciting story-lines to quench the thirst of fans in anguish, as the Phillies haven’t been worth watching thus far in 2013.

The most talked about item from the Eagles’ practice facilities, is the open competition between …

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Chip Kelly Philadelphia’s ‘Hero’? Too Early to Tell; But Getting a ‘Good Feeling’

Chip Kelly is starting his first training camp as the Eagles Head Coach.As NFL rookie camps concluded over the weekend, we now look ahead to the next item on the NFL’s offseason agenda. The penultimate of offseason workout events, the first Offseason Team Activites, or OTA’s, kicked off Monday morning and had a new, distinctive, feel compared to the mini-camps run by Andy Reid for over a decade. The players took the field at the NovaCare complex in South Philadelphia to the sounds of Chip Kelly’s playlist, including such gems as “Turn Me On” by David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj, “Hero” by Nas, and “Good Feeling” by Flo-Rida. While the self-proclaimed “Harajuku Barbie’s” vocalization may seem out of place, the players seem to like …

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Post NFL Draft Q&A: Shaping the Potential Eagles Roster

What kind of impact will Lane Johnson have on the Eagles this season?With off-season workouts well under way, and the NFL draft in the rear view mirror, lets reflect on the draft, and make some projections for the upcoming season. We asked HighPhive.com contributor and Eagles/NFL Draft Writer for FootballExtraPoints.com Josh Collacchi, and HighPhive leading Eagles contributor/sports analyst for 91.3 WVUD Ben Haley on their thoughts about the Eagles draft.

Q: Lane Johnson of Oklahoma was drafted fourth overall and became the Eagles first round pick on April 25th. How does Johnson fit on the current offensive line for the Eagles? And what does the acquisition of Johnson mean for the future of Danny Watkins, Todd Herremans, and Jason …

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Chip Kelly’s Pre-Draft Watch List; Getting to Know Some Potential Draftees

Geno Smith could be at the top of Chip Kelly's want list on Draft Day for the Eagles.The time between free agency and the NFL draft is the slowest portion of the NFL off-season. The free agent pool has been depleted, new rules implemented (sorry Marshawn), new logos created (looking good Miami), playbooks explored and re-written, all that is left is the final piece of the NFL personnel puzzle: the NFL draft. The Philadelphia Eagles will draft fourth overall in this year’s draft, and have eight other selections in addition. The Eagles have draft picks in each of the first five rounds, and four selections in the final round of the draft. With much help needed on the roster, and an …

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Connor Barwin Last Piece of the Eagles’ Defensive Puzzle?

The Philadelphia Eagles added Connor Barwin to the defense on Thursday.What a Thursday in the city of brotherly love, the Eagles added yet another free agent in what has been a very busy off-season for general manager Howie Roseman. Earlier in the day, Philadelphia added secondary help in Kenny Phillips and Cary Williams, but the Eagles’ front office staff wasn’t finished for the day as the Birds also confirmed the signing of former Houston Texans outside linebacker Connor Barwin to a six-year deal reportedly worth $36 million with $8 million guaranteed.

Head coach Chip Kelly alongside new defensive coordinator Billy Davis have illustrated their intention to change the scheme of Philadelphia’s defensive unit, if only in part. Billy Davis

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Gamble’s Experience Shows as Eagles Add Needed Depth

Isaac Sopoaga was one of the key free agent signings by the Philadelphia Eagles Tuesday to start free agency.When the free agency period began yesterday at four o’clock Eastern time, many expected the Philadelphia Eagles to play a major part in the spending frenzy that occurs on the virtual “new years day” of the 2013-2014 NFL season. Philadelphia was not as active as some had surmised, yet General Manager Howie Roseman alongside Tom Gamble addressed many needs of the team without over spending. Furthermore, Philadelphia still has the cap room to splash the cash should they desire, and with top free agents still on the market like New England’s Sebastian Vollmer, and former 49ers safety Dashon …

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Cullen Jenkins Released as Eagles Continue to Cut Cap

Cullen Jenkins is the first casualty of what should be many changes on the Philadelphia Eagles defensive side.ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported just a short while ago that Cullen Jenkins has been released by the Philadelphia Eagles. Jenkins, who was scheduled to make just over $5.5 million in the upcoming season, will be replaced by second year player, and all rookie team member, Fletcher Cox. This continues a trend in Philadelphia this year of clearing cap space in order to improve personnel on both sides of the ball. Chip Kelly has not fully committed yet that his defense will run from a 3-4 defense this season, as opposed to the 4-3 form that former Eagles defensive coordinator Jim …

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Eagles Defense: Who Should Stay, Who Should Go

Cullen Jenkins & Fletcher Cox could have big roles in the Philadelphia Eagles defense in 2013.With the Baltimore Ravens defeating the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday in the Super Bowl, that means we are now closing the book on the 2012 NFL season and 2013 is beginning. With the new year starting, roster moves and decisions have to be made. Free Agency officially begins on March 12, so between now and then, the Philadelphia Eagles will have to decide what to do with their current players, and who might be available to fill any needs.

With Chip Kelly installed as the new Head Coach, everyone knows there will be a new style of offense, which most likely means a few new players on that side …

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Eagles Potential Draftees for the 2013 NFL Draft

Could the Eagles draft Luke Joeckel in the 2013 NFL Draft?With one week left in the NFL season, all Eagles fans can cheer for now is a high draft pick. The Eagles can pick no higher than 4 but no lower than 10. Most likely they will hold the 4th, 5th or 6th pick. This year’s draft class is nowhere near last year’s in terms of QB, but it is a very deep class in other areas. The Eagles and whoever is running the show in late April, can NOT mess this one up. This is a direction changing draft pick, and can make or break a franchise.

Let’s take a look at who may be available when our Eagles are “on the clock.”

OT Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M

No one can, will, or has been “excited” about drafting an offensive lineman, …

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