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Chip Kelly Says the NFL Draft Went Too Slow for Him

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

In Chip Kelly's first NFL season, he has already implemented a number of changes to the Eagles. He hands out smoothies to his players when they come off the practice field, he has sped up some things on the practice field and he has changed the attitude in Philadelphia. This ...

Andy Reid “Had to Laugh” at Rumors the Eagles Stole Matt Barkley from the Chiefs

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Andy Reid coached the Philadelphia Eagles for 14 years, and he can't seem to escape his former team. Not only does he have to return to Philadelphia in September with the Kansas City Chiefs, but there was a hot rumor during the draft that the Eagles jumped ahead of Kansas ...

Bjoern Werner Learned About the NFL By Playing “Madden”

Monday, April 29th, 2013

For the longest time, the Indianapolis Colts had a great pass rushing duo with Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis. But Freeney left this offseason leaving Indy a man short. They needed to find someone to replace him. They did just that on draft night with Bjoern Werner. The German-born defensive ...

Matt Barkley Slips to the Third Day of the Draft, Lands in Philadelphia

Monday, April 29th, 2013

One year ago, Matt Barkley almost certainly would have been a high first-round draft pick, but he decided to stay at USC for his senior season. Things didn't go well for the Trojans, Barkley got injured and this past weekend, he slipped all the way to the fourth round. Now ...

D.J. Hayden Overcomes All Odds to be Taken No. 12 Overall by Oakland

Monday, April 29th, 2013

There are plenty of people who are surprised that D.J. Hayden is even alive right now. But he overcame a tremendous injury in practice for Houston and not only survived, but was selected No. 12 overall by the Oakland Raiders on Thursday. Hayden tore his inferior vena cava, a crucial ...

Kyle Long Didn’t Expect to be Drafted as High as he Was

Monday, April 29th, 2013

The Chicago Bears continue to make a strong push to revamp an offensive line that for years has taken beatings. The latest step in that process came in Round 1 of the NFL draft, with Chicago taking Oregon offensive guard/tackle Kyle Long, who just so happens to be Howie's son ...

Dee Milliner Isn’t Worried About Replacing Darrelle Revis, Feels Comfortable in Rex Ryan’s Defense

Monday, April 29th, 2013

The New York Jets started their rebuilding process under new GM John Idzik by drafting defense in the first round of the 2013 NFL draft. A week after trading Darrelle Revis, the Jets used the No. 9 overall pick on Dee Milliner. The former Alabama cornerback was regarded as the best ...

Star Lotulelei Says the Panthers “Can Definitely be a Playoff Team”

Monday, April 29th, 2013

The Carolina Panthers were in desperate need of help at defensive tackle, and so they weren't about to let Utah stud Star Lotulelei keep sliding when he dropped to them in the No. 14 spot Thursday night during the NFL draft. Carolina certainly has high expectations for Lotulelei, and Lotulelei ...

Mingo Looking to Bring Some Bark Back to the Dog Pound

Friday, April 26th, 2013

The Cleveland Browns plan this offseason has been very clear: get after the opposing quarterback. That's what they identified in free agency. They added defensive tackle Desmond Bryant and outside linebacker Paul Kruger. And that's what they identified with the 6th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. Barkevious Mingo. ...

San Francisco 49ers Move Up to Take Eric Reid in the First Round

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Jim Harbaugh wasn't able to nab Eric Reid the first time around. Harbaugh recruited Reid when he was at Stanford, but Reid wound up at LSU. As Harbaugh jokingly said Thursday night, this time Reid had no choice. The San Francisco 49ers traded up to get Reid with the 18th ...