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In the most important news ... positive thoughts as your Eagles look to defend their World Championship.    Wentz looks pretty good.  

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20 hours ago, mjkline1958 said:

Actually mentioned after the season Graham may be trade bait and am a little surprised he's still here. Not that I'm in any hurry to get rid of him, we need to keep younger players coming through the pipeline

What would you think we could get for a player his age on the last year of his deal?    Compared to having him play here for rather cheap 8 mil... and then get a 3rd round comp pick?   For a team defending the title, why would you look to get rid of him for only the smaller impact of the one year on the salary cap?   A trade really doesn't make sense?????   

When you have a legit shot at defending your title... you don't worry about slight upgrades in the draft.  which would possibly be a team giving us a 3rd  or maybe a 2nd rounder for Graham... compared to the end of the 3rd round comp pick.   Not many times is your team right there, to give away a key piece would not be the bet decision.  Graham is a key piece now, the future is a different story as far as impact and what he would cost.  

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 The Eagles already lost a player to a significant injury on Day 1. During 7-on-7 red zone drills, linebacker Paul Worrilow went down in serious pain. He instantly grabbed at his knee and then slammed his fist on the ground repeatedly. The music lowered and the entire bubble became silent as his teammates took a knee and watched. His knee was steadied in an aircast and he was taken off the field on a cart. 

Worrilow, 28, signed with the Eagles on a one-year deal this offseason after one year in Detroit. He played the first four years of his career in Atlanta. He's from Wilmington, Delaware. 

 

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Such a fine line between winning and losing in the NFL. Does Julio fail three straight plays in the end zone if they didn’t just travel out west and then up north? Especially if we were the ones that had to go to LA and then into Atlanta. 

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10 minutes ago, cunninghamtheman said:

Such a fine line between winning and losing in the NFL. Does Julio fail three straight plays in the end zone if they didn’t just travel out west and then up north? Especially if we were the ones that had to go to LA and then into Atlanta. 

If the punt didn't take a lucky bounce for Atlanta????    If the Dallas game mattered at the end... would we have beaten a team that beat our 3rd string guys 6-0?  If Sproles doesn't field a punt inside his 5 yards line before he fumbles vs KC... the game Wentz hit a DL in the helmet on a throw ... the 2 key turnovers?    If Wentz gains another few inches before the fumble into the endzone vs Seattle?     

That fine line has always been tougher to get to the other side from loser to winner.   The beauty of sports.  Champions seem to take advatage of opportunities and overcome bad luck... visa versa for the rest.

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If Scott Norwood makes the FG at the end... Would Marv Levi with one title and 4 straight appearances be considered a better coach?   Would Bill Parcells not be considered that great with only one title in 1986?    So goes life.    Eagles 2018 defending champs.   That is the present.     Graham at $20 mil franchise tag.... seems very unlikely for 2019.   Considering cap situation, age, and QB about to be paid.  I would assume a deal would get done first, or even say go test the market and come back to us with your best offer, we may not match, but you know what you have here.    The tag puts a strain on the salary cap the first day of the new year... cuts would have to be made to get there.  

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Well... They paid the dude from Denver decently... who reportedly took less money to come here due to the opportunity to start.

While the financials make sense for releasing Kendricks... (maybe smarter to make it official come June 1???)    You would assume Nelson looks good for taking voer his spot and Hicks may be looking good?   Who knows?    Worrilow I was expecting to fight for a spot, not be a guy who was automatically on the team.... they also just signed the other guy from Atlanta that recovered that lucky muffed punt in the playoff game.      

Wentz looks good.... the important thing to come out of today.

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Per Field Yates, Eagles released Kendricks with post June 1st designation. That saves them $6 million in cap space for 2018 and it's only 10 days away.

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According to Caplan, the Eagles tried trading Kendricks, but no takers with a $5.85 million base salary and Kendricks wasn't willing to take a pay cut.

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So maybe what else will happen now is a contract for Graham! If they still want him long term.

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Should I make this prediction or not? Okay I will. Kendricks to the Cowboys. Am hoping its the 49er's but I got a feeling.

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Interesting, at least to me, that Bennett seems to be skipping OTAs with his new team.

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