With the Eagles' linebacking group getting crowded, there was speculation that Mychal Kendricks would be the odd man out, either leaving through trade or free agency. That was put to rest earlier today, when the Eagles signed Kendricks to a four year extension worth $29 million, $16 million guaranteed. With a few contract incentives, the deal could reach $31 million.
I guess you can say that the Ravens needed (Balti)more points if they wanted to win tonight. Had that one saved up for a few weeks now. But really, the only thing more laughable than my attempt at humor was the Ravens starters. The Eagles came, they saw, and they conquered. The defense was a well-oiled machine, the offense was an even more well-oiled machine, and the special teams was a machine that was, you guessed it, well-oiled.
Can you smell it? No, not that. The other smell in the air. I'm talking about Eagles football baby! It's finally back, after an eight month hiatus. Yeah it's just the preseason, but it's prime Tebowmania time. As much as we love watching the Phillies do baseball (well, trying to do baseball), football is king in this country, especially in Philadelphia.
A lot has happened since week 17 back in December, but you already know the details leading up to today. If not, please browse our Eagles section and read up on our stories/click on as many ads as you can so we can eat this week. Instead of our usual game recap, I will just list a few things to takeaway from today's action.
It's finally here! The start of Eagles training camp. It's been way too long since we saw the Eagles put their pads on. Unfortunately, there's still more than a month to go until the season kicks off. That may seem like a lot of time to the fans, but it goes by quickly for the players and coaches who have a lot to take care of until the season starts.
The players have to get acclimated to the system once again, especially those who are new to the team. The coaches have to cut the roster down to 53 players and select their opening day starters. There are some positions where it's obvious who the starter and backups will be, but there are quite a few position battles to decide on in the upcoming weeks. I will quickly go over a few of the more critical position battles going on in training camp.