|Offense||12th||108.9 (14th)||255.4 (12th)|
|Defense||30th||134.6 (29th)||267.1 (27th)|
Matthews flew to Oklahoma in March to work out with Bradford in hopes of continuing to build their quarterback-receiver chemistry. Although Bradford's recent trade request, which was later rescinded, briefly made matters contentious between he and the
According to other reports, Smallwood was worked in with the second-team offenses during Tuesday's workouts, but as Zangaro reports, Pederson was impressed with what he saw from the former West Virginia back. "He's a guy that I think can be explosive," Pederson said after practice. With the Eagles' running back-by-committee approach heading into 2016, Smallwood could push himself into the discussion for playing time with a strong showing this summer.
Wentz is still getting acclimated to head coach Doug Pederson's offense, and he worked with the third team on his first day of full-team OTAs. Wentz worked in a pro-style offense at North Dakota State, which is why plenty of experts think he's the most pro-ready rookie quarterback since the Colts' Andrew Luck in 2012. However, the leap from Division I-AA to the NFL is quite a sizable one, and it appears, for now, that Pederson isn't rushing Wentz into anything. The rookie's development is going to be a long-term project, with Sam Bradford expected to man the position until Wentz is deemed ready.
Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said before practice Tuesday that Bradford is "the guy," according to Zangaro's report. Despite the Eagles' aggressive move in this year's Draft to move up and draft fellow quarterback Carson Wentz, it appears Bradford will enter training camp as the team's primary option at quarterback. If he plays well enough to earn the job, he'll have 16 games lined up ahead of him to prove he's worth a long-term contract in the near future, either from the Eagles or another team.
With Sproles not on the field and Ryan Mathews limited in his work this week, Kenjon Barner and rookie Wendell Smallwood have been seeing added RB reps. While there have been reports that the Eagles received calls from other teams inquiring about Sproles during the NFL draft, no deal is imminent. In the event that the Eagles do move Sproles, or he sustains an injury, Smallwood -- who is viewed as a natural pass-catcher by Pederson -- could see added opportunities in the team's offense.
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