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Most Likely Targets At #4 OverallCentral Michigan OT Eric Fisher BYU DE/OLB Ezekiel Ansah West Virginia QB Geno Smith Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan: arguably the best player in the draft, fills a big need on the Eagles’ roster, and is a perfect scheme fit. He’s got great length aUpvote Share Tweet
Recapping Eagles’ Offseason MovesLosses: CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie: Has the length, athleticism, and cover ability of a #1 corner, but does not have the toughness, attitude, or consistent effort required to be a productive piece on a rebuilding team. (signed with Broncos) DT Culle…Upvote Share Tweet
Eagles On Roster BubbleCan Dion Lewis hold off competition for the third RB job? Big changes are in store for the Eagles heading into 2013. New coaching staff. New scheme. New attitude. After going 4-12 in 2012, most will welcome change with open arms. An ugly reality of regi…Upvote Share Tweet
Defensive Linemen Adjusting To New SchemeEagles’ offseason activities began this week, and many defensive linemen are changing their bodies in order to fit into a base 3-4 scheme. Defensive ends Brandon Graham and Trent Cole are both dropping weight as they transition to outside linebacker. AfUpvote Share Tweet
Brett, Schmidt may skip Hall of Fame ceremoniesCNNSI.com Updated Apr 5, 2013PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Hall of Fame third basemen George Brett and Mike Schmidt both say they're undecided if they'll attend this summer's induction ceremonies at Cooperstown.Upvote Share TweetMLB.com Updated Apr 5, 2013It has only been three games, but Phillies manager Charlie Manuel likes the look of Ben Revere and Jimmy Rollins atop his lineup.Upvote Share Tweet
What to make of Eagles' pre-draft visitsESPN.com Updated Apr 5, 2013If you're one of the top eligible prospects for this year's NFL draft, chances are you've either been or are headed to Philadelphia sometime soon. The Philadelphia Eagles are in the process of hosting pre-draft visits for everyone from quarterback Geno …Upvote Share Tweet
2013 NFL Draft Preview: Cornerbacks/safetiesIt’s hard enough to defend against the pass as it is, with the current rules in place strongly favoring the offense, but that task becomes that much more difficult when your team lacks talented players - as Eagles fans know all too well.Upvote Share TweetThe Eagles are slated to open the 2013 preseason schedule against quarterback Tom Brady, coach Bill Belichick, and the New England Patriots at Lincoln Financial Field.Upvote Share TweetATLANTA - After seven weeks of spring training and three games in Atlanta, the Phillies finally are going home. Oh, sure, they were home last weekend for their "On Deck" series with the Toronto Blue Jays, but those games didn't count. Since wh…Upvote Share Tweet
Eagles Notes: Eagles bringing in more draft prospectsThe Eagles continued to schedule visits with top-rated draft prospects and are slated to bring cornerback Dee Milliner, defensive tackle Star Lotulelei, and quarterback E.J. Manuel to the NovaCare Complex for a last meeting next week, according to NFL s…Upvote Share TweetOne year ago, when the Eagles acquired DeMeco Ryans, the narrative from the first day was that Ryans fit better in the Eagles' 4-3 defensive scheme than the 3-4 defense the linebacker played in with the Houston Texans.Upvote Share Tweet
Don Banks: Many teams added new No. 2 QBs, but who has best backup plan?Apr 5As much as 2012 was celebrated as the Year of the Rookie Quarterback in the NFL, with Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III and Russell Wilson dazzling us in historic ways and leading their upstart teams to the playoffs, there was a still under-appreciated mo…
Bill Simmons on PEDs, 'Mad Men,' and Red Sox savior Jackie Bradley Jr.Apr 5The Sports Guy on PEDs, Mad Men, and Red Sox savior Jackie Bradley Jr.