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Wow...what a crazy offseason.
Harvin on the Bills with McCoy and their defense? That could be sweet as I think Rex could actually deal with Harvin in a productive way. Cassel could be a really good fit for them short term.
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I know Kelly's offense flourishes with a QB who can make quick reads and get the ball out fast.....he doesn't really need to be all that mobile, Foles isn't.

I don't know for sure about Bradford's abilities in those lights...but he is a solid QB when they have protected him.The Rams have had huge line issues since they drafted him and spent loads on free agent linemen trying to fix it with no luck.
It will be interesting to see if Foles can stay healthy there.


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I think Kaep would be perfect in Chip Kelly's system. He has ability, but I think he's clearly at his best when teams have to respect his legs. You don't have to be mobile in Kelly's offense, but it sure doesn't hurt a bit.

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I think Kaep would be perfect in Chip Kelly's system. He has ability, but I think he's clearly at his best when teams have to respect his legs. You don't have to be mobile in Kelly's offense, but it sure doesn't hurt a bit.

Yeah, when I first read that Kap was Kelly's target I thought that would be a great move,before I realized that the Niners would be crazy to swap Kap for Bradford. At least I think they would.


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@JosinaAnderson reports the Colts are giving Andre Johnson a 3-year, $21 million deal.

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@JosinaAnderson reports the Colts are giving Andre Johnson a 3-year, $21 million deal.

Wow....good for Johnson. I didn't think he would get that much. I was thinking $4-5 mill.
That team will be a nightmare next year if these signings pan out....until they play the Patriots.


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I just heard an interview with Bradford on the NFL channel. He says that he is close friends with Murray and he might be able to help out with the Eagles signing him. 8)

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According to Chris Mortenson, DeMarco Murray personally called Chip Kelly to express his interest in being an Eagle. Played in spread offense at OU and was Sam Bradfords roommate.

Jerry Jones should be thrilled to hear that.

Eagles have already signed Ryan Always Injured Mathews so Murray would probably have to take less than market value (maybe a lot less) to play for the Eagles. Seems doubtful but it would be great for the Vikings if it happened. Jerry losing Murray to the division rival Eagles might prompt him to do something irrational in order to acquire Adrian Peterson.


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According to Chris Mortenson, DeMarco Murray personally called Chip Kelly to express his interest in being an Eagle. Played in spread offense at OU and was Sam Bradfords roommate.

Jerry Jones should be thrilled to hear that.

Eagles have already signed Ryan Always Injured Mathews so Murray would probably have to take less than market value (maybe a lot less) to play for the Eagles. Seems doubtful but it would be great for the Vikings if it happened. Jerry losing Murray to the division rival Eagles might prompt him to do something irrational in order to acquire Adrian Peterson.

That is a strange development. The Cowboys seem very lax in any efforts to re-sign Murray. Maybe they are just waiting to see what kind of other offers he gets...but weird that he is reaching out to the Eagles. Says to me the Cowboys aren't too serious about him.
Maybe this is the terminal domino to ADs situation.


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Cowboys ran him into the ground last year and he essentially carried the team to the playoffs with the help of a dominant offensive line and as a reward are low balling him (reported they offered $5 million/year and after that Murray took down all his Cowboys backgrounds on Twitter). They are either concerned about his injury history and know how RBs usually fare the next year after a monster workload, are hoping he takes a hometown discount because he wants to win or they want him to leave to make room for someone else.

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Did the Bears just sign their Everson Griffen?

New Bears linebacker Pernell McPhee: 'I'm violent'


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Did the Bears just sign their Everson Griffen?

New Bears linebacker Pernell McPhee: 'I'm violent'

sounds like a similar ascent.

That was a good read. It really captured what I've admired about good defenses with hard nosed leaders. McPhee says it was a huge learning experience to play with Suggs and Dumervil who would probably say the same about playing with Lewis and the other old LB there, whose name escapes me.
That defense is an institution and the vets are practically as steeped in it as the coaches.
Steelers have that. That Pats had it during Bruschii's time. The Bears. Seems more often than not to be centered around a locked in LB corp.
It's one of the biggest reasons I hate to see a guy like KWill move on.....we lose that institutional guy.
I like what we have with Smith, Barr, Griff and Floyd...Rhodes too. Hope we can keep them together for a good while. It's a talented core of guys.


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Did the Bears just sign their Everson Griffen?

New Bears linebacker Pernell McPhee: 'I'm violent'


Jared Allen (4 years, $32 million), Lamarr Houston (5 years, $35 million), Pernell McPhee (5 years, $40 million)..The Bears have been throwing a ton of money at other team's players trying to find their Everson Griffen at some point. Hopefully, for their new regime's sake, they can draft their Everson Griffen at some point. Though, by that point, they'll probably be in cap hell, and won't be able to retain the guy they finally hit on.

Ah hell, I hope the Bears keep doing what they are doing.

*In all seriousness, I do like McPhee's game*

EDIT: I do see the comparison you're making in a situational player becoming a starter.

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@AdamSchefter Pro-Bowl RB DeMarco Murray is flying to Philadelphia this morning with the expectation he will be an Eagle,

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http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/20 ... nt-4096074

Murray to Philly....


Get ready everyone....

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@AdamSchefter Dallas now calling around for other RBs. Cowboys know they've lost DeMarco Murray to the Eagles.

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@AdamSchefter Dallas now calling around for other RBs. Cowboys know they've lost DeMarco Murray to the Eagles.

That is a huge gaffe by Dallas IMO. They have a great line and can probably get production from most any servicable back...but Murray is a unique talent and will be a potent weapon in Philly if they get a deal done.


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Being reported that Ryan Mathews left Philly's building to take his physical. Still no official word on whether his contract is signed but it certainly sounds like both parties are moving forward. If Philly backed away now after having agreed in principle to the contract terms yesterday they would have some serious fallout with the NFL agent community.

Murray is taking his fiance with him to Philly and meeting his agent there. That usually doesn't happen unless a deal has been struck.

Sproles, Mathews AND Murray? I don't get it. After losing Maclin they acquire two top RBs to replace McCoy but nothing at the WR position (and they aren't exactly flush in cap space).

I watched most of Chip Kelly's presser yesterday. Thought it was an impressive performance. He's one of the few NFL coaches who actually answers questions and provides information. He laid out his rationale for trading for Bradford and whether you agree with it or not, it did make sense. He came across as supremely confident in his "vision" for where he wants to take the team. Or ... perhaps it was supremely arrogant; haven't made up my mind.

Now with the impending Murray signing I'm back to thinking Chip is probably more of a loose cannon than a crazy genius. Signing Murray after signing Mathews just reeks of impulsiveness and blows-ups the idea that he's got a disciplined plan that he's following.

If I were an Eagles fan, I think I'd like Chip Kelly the Coach a whole better than Chip Kelly the GM.


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Being reported that Ryan Mathews left Philly's building to take his physical. Still no official word on whether his contract is signed but it certainly sounds like both parties are moving forward. If Philly backed away now after having agreed in principle to the contract terms yesterday they would have some serious fallout with the NFL agent community.


I think it's more likely Mathews may not be thrilled by suddenly not being the lead dog there after thinking he would. From what I've read, Philly really wants both of them (citing the way Chip likes to rotate his running backs).

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Murray is taking his fiance with him to Philly and meeting his agent there. That usually doesn't happen unless a deal has been struck.


That or it's the most elaborate game of cat-and-mouse in the NFL ever.

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Sproles, Mathews AND Murray? I don't get it. After losing Maclin they acquire two top RBs to replace McCoy but nothing at the WR position (and they aren't exactly flush in cap space).


Don't forget Chris Polk. Something's gotta give there you'd think.

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I watched most of Chip Kelly's presser yesterday. Thought it was an impressive performance.


Indeed. It was entertaining.

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He's one of the few NFL coaches who actually answers questions and provides information.


I don't know. I have my reservations about how truthful he was. For example, he said he received a call about a team (Cleveland?) trading a first-rounder for Bradford. That could be true, OR it could've been something like Bradford and a second for that team's first; in other words, he may not have been completely truthful about what was offered (if anything. Heck there may not have been an offer and he said that to try and drive up Bradford's perceived value).

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He laid out his rationale for trading for Bradford and whether you agree with it or not, it did make sense. He came across as supremely confident in his "vision" for where he wants to take the team. Or ... perhaps it was supremely arrogant; haven't made up my mind.


I think he knows how he wants his team to be run and the pieces to make it run effectively.

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Now with the impending Murray signing I'm back to thinking Chip is probably more of a loose cannon than a crazy genius. Signing Murray after signing Mathews just reeks of impulsiveness and blows-ups the idea that he's got a disciplined plan that he's following.


Not necessarily given how the running game typically runs his offense.

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If I were an Eagles fan, I think I'd like Chip Kelly the Coach a whole better than Chip Kelly the GM.


It's hard to say in March. It'll be interesting to watch the next couple of seasons in Philly for sure.

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@Pseudo

Kelly's presser was kinda shocking to me as he has been well known for being tight lipped to the point of causing irritation to fans, media and boosters. His arrogance/confidence is another thing that has rubbed people wrong.
I've no idea of what the plan there is but I'm rooting for him to find success cause I like the innovation he brings and I believe he's good for the NFL in general.
I'd feel uneasy as an Iggles fan, however.


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@AdamSchefter Chiefs traded this year's 5th-round pick to Saints for two-time Pro Bowl guard Ben Grubbs, per league source.

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@AdamSchefter Chiefs traded this year's 5th-round pick to Saints for two-time Pro Bowl guard Ben Grubbs, per league source.

Has Spielman ever traded away a pick other than during the draft?
I can't think of one......


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@AdamSchefter Chiefs traded this year's 5th-round pick to Saints for two-time Pro Bowl guard Ben Grubbs, per league source.

Has Spielman ever traded away a pick other than during the draft?
I can't think of one......


For Jared Allen Spielman traded the no. 17 overall, and both of the Vikings' third-round selections.

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@NBCdianna New Orleans is trying to trade wide receiver Kenny Still per sources #Saints

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@AdamSchefter DeMarco Murray's deal with Eagles is expected to be 5 years, $42 million, including $21 million guaranteed, per @mortreport and I.

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@AdamSchefter Chiefs traded this year's 5th-round pick to Saints for two-time Pro Bowl guard Ben Grubbs, per league source.
Has Spielman ever traded away a pick other than during the draft?
I can't think of one......


For Jared Allen Spielman traded the no. 17 overall, and both of the Vikings' third-round selections.

Once during the days of the TOA. Interesting.


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@RapSheet: The #Eagles are working to trade G Evan Mathis, source said. More craziness.

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@RapSheet: The #Eagles are working to trade G Evan Mathis, source said. More craziness.


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@evansilva Evan Mathis, whom #Eagles are reportedly trying to trade, was PFF's No. 2 overall OG in 2014, behind only Marshal Yanda. Is going on age 34.

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