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Eagles coordinator says Bradford not necessarily No. 1 quarterback

Maybe the Eagles' quarterback situation isn't as set as head coach Doug Pederson has made it out to be.

After the Eagles drafted Carson Wentz with the No. 2 overall pick and resolved incumbent Sam Bradford's two-week holdout, Pederson said Bradford would be the Eagles' starting quarterback in 2016. Chase Daniel is No. 2 on the depth chart, Pederson said.

But both of Pederson's coordinators made public comments this week that raise questions about the state of things.

In an appearance on WIP-94.1 FM Wednesday, offensive coordinator Frank Reich said the perception that the order is set is "probably not the right impression."

"I've been around this business a long time as a player and as a coach," Reich said, "and one of cheap jerseys the things I've really come to appreciate is it's not a contradiction to say you've got to have order. Because if you don't have order, it's chaos. So if you're the head coach, you've got to come in and you've got to establish order. There has to be organization, there has to be order.

"But the other thing that -- as coaches -- that you've got to establish is a culture of competition. This is one of the most competitive industries in the world and so, to say that there's not competition, that's just the furthest thing from the truth.

"So I don't see the problem with creating order and competition at the same time, personally. Every one of us as a coach and a player, you're working hard to get better, but in that process you have to establish order and things have a way of working themselves out."

Pederson's comments came in the aftermath of Bradford's two-week holdout. The quarterback, who signed a new two-year contract in March, was unhappy when the Eagles traded up to draft Wentz.

In trying to allow cheap jerseys Bradford to return to the team with minimal residual problems, Pederson gave him a vote of confidence. He said Bradford will be starting for the Eagles in 2016.

Jim Schwartz, the Eagles' defensive coordinator, was head coach of the Detroit Lions in 2009. That year, the Lions drafted quarterback Matthew Stafford with the No. 1 pick. Schwartz's cheap NFL jerseys approach in 2009? "Don't judge him on somebody else, and then also don't predetermine the results of the race," Schwartz said Tuesday. "Just let him go play. Don't put pressure on him."

Schwartz said he wasn't talking about Wentz and the Eagles.

"We've got enough worries on defense right now," Schwartz said. "But I think that when we drafted Stafford, we just let it play. Was he our best quarterback? Was he ready? Unfortunately, he got hurt both his first and second year, probably from holding the ball a little too long at times. He learned those lessons, and his third year he really, really took off. But I think he had enough command those other years that he was ready to play. We wouldn't have put him on the field otherwise."

Daunte Culpepper was the Lions' veteran quarterback in 2009. Stafford started 10 games, then just three in 2010 because of injuries. He hasn't missed a start since.

It might be that Reich and Schwartz were merely speaking from their experience.

It might be that Pederson's public statements had more to do with keeping "order," as Reich put it, than with his actual thinking.

It might be that after seeing Wentz for a few practices, the coaches' thinking has changed.

The argument in favor of Bradford still holds. The Eagles are paying him $18 million in 2016. That's a lot of money for a backup. And then there is the North Dakota State factor. It's fair to cheap NFL jerseys expect Wentz to take a little time to make the adjustment from an FCS program to the NFL.

That cheap NFL jerseys was the scenario Pederson laid out. His coordinators offered a glimpse into an alternative plan.

New legal team granted for ex-NFL star cheap NFL jerseys Aaron Hernandez

Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez has a new legal team to defend him in the 2012 slayings of two men outside a Boston nightclub. cheap NFL jerseys

A judge Thursday allowed Hernandez's previous attorneys to withdraw and transfer the case cheap jerseys to new attorneys. His new team includes Florida attorney Jose Baez, who successfully defended Casey Anthony in her 2011 trial in the death of her daughter.

Hernandez already is serving a life sentence in cheap jerseys the 2013 killing of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd. He also is accused of gunning down Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado after one of the men accidentally spilled a drink on him. He has pleaded not guilty.

He was indicted in Suffolk County, but cheap NFL jerseys the hearing was in Plymouth County, where Judge Jeffrey Locke is assigned. 

After transition to reserves, Navy's Joe Cardona to be at Patriots camp

When the New England Patriots released long-snapper Christian Yount on Thursday, it was an cheap jerseys indication that incumbent Joe Cardona, of Navy, would be available to the club in 2016.

That is indeed the case, as Cardona -- who had been on active duty but was able to play with New England last season around his job at the Naval Preparatory Academy in Newport, Rhode Island -- has been transitioned to the Navy Reserve and will thus cheap NFL jerseys be at the start of Patriots training camp July 28.

Cardona's availability was not a certainty earlier this offseason, as he didn't take part in voluntary organized team activities while on active duty (but was at mandatory minicamp in cheap jerseys June). That led to the signing of Yount, a four-year veteran, on April 22.

Players cheap jerseys from Navy who’ve gained clearance to play in the NFL have been a notable storyline the past two years, first with Cardona, and this year with Baltimore Ravens rookie Keenan Reynolds.

After the release of Yount and rookie linebacker cheap NFL jerseys C.J. Johnson on Thursday, the Patriots have 87 players on their 90-man roster. Three signings to fill the final spots are expected before the start of training camp.

NFC [url=http://www.wholesalenfljerseysband.com/]wholesale NFL jerseys[/url] East Q&A: Cowboys worse without Hardy on field, better without disruption

Dan Graziano, New York Giants reporter: They're better OFF, but not better. Which is to say it was the right decision to let Hardy go but the wrong decision not to do more to try to find pass-rushers to replace him. I know Hardy didn't perform at a high level last year and that's one of the main reasons he's gone. But with Randy Gregory and Demarcus Lawrence facing suspensions to start the year, the Cowboys needed at least one more body to replace Hardy at defensive end, and they didn't do enough to fill that void. So while the Cowboys' [url=http://www.wholesalenfljerseyslan.com/]wholesale jerseys[/url] locker room and meeting rooms might be more pleasant places to be with Hardy gone, he leaves behind a lot of questions about who's going to sack quarterbacks for them.

Phil Sheridan, Philadelphia Eagles reporter: Talent-wise, I think the Cowboys are worse without Greg Hardy. Whatever else you say about him, the man is a pretty good football player. Hardy had one of his six sacks in his only game against the Eagles last season, so I guess I came away impressed. But overall, I think the Cowboys will be better off. Any player that disrupts team chemistry is a problem. I covered the Eagles through the Terrell Owens debacle, and I know, Todd, that you covered him in Dallas. The Eagles weren't a more talented team without Owens the wide receiver, but they were better overall [url=http://www.wholesalenfljerseyslan.com/]wholesale NFL jerseys[/url] without Owens the disruption.

John Keim, Washington Redskins reporter: Better from a distraction standpoint. But the Cowboys still lack a pass-rush and miss what a guy with Hardy's talent can do. The problem is Hardy didn't give them a whole lot last year and was not the same player he was in Carolina. Against the Redskins in the regular-season finale, Hardy needed two sacks to receive a $500,000 bonus. With left tackle Trent Williams sidelined that day, all Hardy had to do was beat backup Ty Nsekhe, but he was shut down. From afar, and strictly from a football standpoint, Hardy seemed to have other issues in terms of being a professional. So to me, they've rid themselves of a distraction and an underperforming big name. Their real issue is losing Demarcus Lawrence (who seemed to play well) and Randy Gregory (who had little impact) to suspensions. Dallas needs more defensive talent, but not Hardy. It'll also be tough to measure his loss considering quarterback [url=http://www.wholesalenfljerseysbands.com/]wholesale NFL jerseys[/url] Tony Romo is back and running back Ezekiel Elliott could have a big impact, allowing Dallas to play like they did in 2014, focusing on ball control and an opportunistic defense to make up for a lack of big-time talent.  

NFC East Q&A: Which teams would trade their QB straight up [url=http://www.wholesalejerseysgest.com/]wholesale jerseys[/url] for Eli Manning?

John Keim, Washington Redskins reporter: A year from now this question could be tougher to answer if you’re the Redskins. Right now the answer is: Do you want the guy with two Super Bowls on his resume who is still playing well? Or do you want the guy you like, but you're not quite ready to pay him elite money since he has just one good season behind him? I even asked a few people in the league. One said he’d go with Kirk Cousins but the other two said they'd go with Manning. I think the Redskins would fall in with the latter group and would indeed go for Manning. That’s not a knock on Cousins, but Manning is simply more proven, and if you put him with the Redskins’ talent in the passing game, he’d be really dangerous. The Redskins clearly want to see more from Cousins (before paying him like a Pro Bowl passer); Manning has already shown what the Redskins want to see from Cousins. Manning has his issues -- a penchant for interceptions in the past and some up-and-down seasons. But he has also been very good for a number of years. One funny thing: Fans get on Cousins for dumping off so much and throwing shorter passes, but his career yards per attempt of 7.6 is actually a half-yard higher than Manning’s. Still, the bottom [url=http://www.wholesalejerseysgests.com/]wholesale jerseys[/url] line is that the Redskins want a quarterback who can win a Super Bowl. You already know Manning can deliver that trophy.

Todd Archer, Dallas Cowboys reporter: I can answer this in one word: no. Manning has two [url=http://www.wholesalejerseysgests.com/]wholesale NFL jerseys[/url] Super Bowl wins and Tony Romo has two playoff wins, but if we’re judging the body of work as a QB, Romo is simply better. He can do more things. He can create when things break down -- that’s not something Manning does well. The argument can be made that Manning keeps himself out of trouble, but he just seems to get into funks when more is asked of him. Maybe others would consider this deal because of Romo’s health; Manning has not missed a start since taking over for the Giants in 2004. It’s a remarkable streak. Yes, he is durable and tough, and Romo missed 12 games last season. Call me hardheaded, but the Cowboys are still better with Romo as their quarterback than they would be if Manning was their quarterback.

Phil Sheridan, Philadelphia Eagles reporter: This is a bit of a trick question when it comes to the Eagles. Would they trade Sam Bradford for Manning? They just might. Manning has two Super Bowl rings and would be a terrific guy [url=http://www.wholesalejerseysband.com/]wholesale NFL jerseys[/url] to run the offense and help first-round pick Carson Wentz learn the ropes. Manning’s age -- he’s 35 -- wouldn’t be an issue because the Eagles would be looking for him to yield the floor to Wentz in a year or so. If the question is whether the Eagles would trade Wentz for Manning, the answer is: heck no. The whole point here was to acquire a young quarterback with the potential to be a franchise player as Manning and Romo (and other star NFL quarterbacks in their age range) are on the way out. 

Sources: Ronald Leary has requested trade cheap NFL jerseys from Cowboys

Ronald Leary has requested a trade from the Dallas Cowboys and has been a no-show for the offseason program, including the start of organized team activities Tuesday, according cheap NFL jerseys to sources.

Leary signed his restricted free-agent tender worth $2.553 million before the draft in hopes of facilitating a trade. Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said the team received a few inquiries during the three-day draft cheap jerseys but they would not just “give away” Leary. He is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent after the season.

The only part of the offseason program that is mandatory for players to attend is the June minicamp. If Leary does not show up for the camp, he would be subject to a fine because he signed the tender.

The Tennessee Titans lost left guard Byron Bell on Tuesday for the season because of a dislocated ankle. Earlier this offseason, the Titans traded for DeMarco Murray, whom Leary helped run for cheap NFL jerseys an NFL-high 1,845 yards in 2014.

Leary started cheap jerseys every game he played in 2013 and 2014 (31) at left guard and opened last season as the starter but was eventually replaced by La’el Collins, who signed a fully-guaranteed contract as an undrafted rookie. Leary started four games and was inactive for 12.

Leary is looking at a backup role again in 2016 and the Cowboys signed Joe Looney as a backup guard/center to replace Mackenzy Bernadeau, who left as a free agent this offseason with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Since Leary does not have any center experience, he would likely be inactive on game day since the Cowboys generally dress only seven offensive linemen on the 46-man roster.

Leary joined the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2012, receiving more than $200,000 guaranteed. He spent that season on the practice squad before becoming a starter in 2013.