Phillies Announce Spring Training Guest Instructors

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

Pitchers and catchers report to Clearwater in just two and a half weeks.

Not long after that, position players report and the Phillies will begin to play their first games to prove who will make the 26-man roster.

With team activities just around the corner, the Phillies announced their 2020 Spring Training guest instructors.

Pitchers Dan Plesac and Brad Lidge with first baseman Ryan Howard and manager Pete Mackanin are the four alumni that will join the team next month.

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Are Your Rooting For Andy...

One More Shot for Andy! Plus Eagles OC Search & Baseball Troubles

The Doc & Watkins discuss the triumph of Philadelphia's (NOW) favorite son Andy Reid & the Kansas City Chiefs & ask will the Eagles hire an OC anytime soon?!? Plus - #GymTime2020 - Super Sunday is Set! A Look Back at Championship Sunday - Chiefs/Titans - Niners/Pack - Boyz II Men drama (apparently) - Jason Kelce...#SchmuckOfTheWeek?! - Sign Stealing Goes Wild - Oh baby (blue)!!! Powder Blue Uni's Making a Comeback & More!


Andrew Smith's 2020 Mock Draft 1.0

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By Andrew Smith, Sports Talk Philly Contributing Writer

It is mock draft season and SportsTalkPhilly's own Andrew Smith has his initial mock draft ready.

Below is his mock of the first round of the upcoming draft.

1. Cincinnati Bengals: Joe Burrow, QB, LSU

No brainer pick for the Bengals. They will field calls about the #1 pick, but it would be insane for them to give it up. Welcome home, Joe.

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Report: Eagles to "Go Hard" After Cornerback In Free Agency

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

The Senior Bowl oractices are taking place this week, which means scouting and draft preparation are taking place for all 32 NFL teams as they get a good look at draft-eligible players, available coaches and can probe other teams for potential trade ideas.

All the activity means that there will certainly be NFL News and some of that pertains to the Eagles.

On Tuesday night, Tony Pauline wrote for Pro Football Network that, "Word here in Mobile is that the Philadelphia Eagles will go hard after a cornerback in free agency. Chris Harris and Byron Jones are two of the names being thrown around, but I expect the Eagles to turn over every rock in free agency in an attempt to fill the position.".

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First Candidate for Eagles Vacant Secondary Coaching Position Emerges

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

On Wednesday Morning, the first news about the Eagles vacant defensive backs coaching job since the departure of Cory Undlin was reported.

According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Eagles will interview former Browns secondary coach Dewayne Walker.

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Two More Offensive Coordinator Candidates Come Off The Board

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

After Ravens QB coach James Urban removed himself from consideration for the Eagles offensive coordinator position last week, the pool of candidates got even thinner.

Many of the big offensive coordinator candidates around the league have been hired and just three teams remain without an offensive coordinator for 2020 (JAX, MIN, PHI).

Though it was reported that USC offensive coordinator Graham Harrell was interviewing with the Eagles, Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman reports that the former back-up quarterback will be staying with the Trojans.

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Lane Johnson Added To 2020 Pro Bowl Roster

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

When the 2020 Pro Bowl rosters were announced a few months ago, the Eagles found five starters selected to the team, including two of their offensive linemen.

There were, of course, snubs in the popularity contest and chief among them was Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson.

On Monday night, Adam Caplan of Sirius XM announced that the oversight is being rectified with Johnson being added to the roster.

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Eagles Coaching Staff Updates

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

It has been a few weeks since the Eagles moved on from a few coaches and found themselves in a need of a new coordinator to assist Doug Pederson.

On Friday, there were quite a few significant updates on those searches for the first time since the announcement and the Eagles announced another coaching change for the 2020 season.

Defensive Line Coach

On Friday, Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reported that the Eagles were moving on from defensive line coach Phillip Daniels.

The sentiment was confirmed by Daniels' own tweet.

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Philadelphia Eagles: Early Look at Free Agent Targets for 2020

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By Stone Loitfellner, Sports Talk Philly Contributing Writer

Looking back and examining the 2019 season it's easy to see some changes need to be made going forward. Some of those changes have already taken place with the offensive coordinator Mike Groh and the wide receiver coach Mike Walch being let go on January, 9th, as well as Corey Udlin the defensive back coach being hired by the Lions to be their DC. Besides the changes in the coaching staff, the Philadelphia Eagles will have to make some changes to the roster if they want to be championship contenders next season; making this upcoming free agency rather important. With that being said, today we'll take a look at some top free agency options for Philly.

1. A.J. Green WR     

Getting this one out of the way ASAP, A.J. Green may be 32-years-old and coming off a season where he didn't play a single snap due to his ankle injury. Still, Green is one of the premier talents at receiver and could provide an instant boost to an Eagles team lacking strength at the position. With Nelson Agholor set to be a free agent this year, barring any changes the Eagles receivers will look like this: Alshon Jeffery, Desean Jackson, Greg Ward, and JJ Arcega-Whiteside. It's no secret that Green being amongst those names should provide quite the boost to the receiving core. Since Green is coming off of two straight seasons with injuries and is thirty-two the contract offered should be a one or two year deal at the right cost. (For reference, Green averaged $15 million last season).   

Although if the Philadelphia Eagles are looking for a younger player they could show interest in Devin Funchess, Breshad Perriman, Robby Anderson or Phillip Dorsett.

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Eagles Legend Harold Carmichael Selected To Hall of Fame

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

While the announcement of two other coaches being inducted this last weekend meant that former Eagles head coach Dick Vermeil would not get into Canton, there was another legendary Eagle on the ballot.

Receiver Harold Carmichael had to wait for the official list announced Monday morning and his name was atop the list.

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