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No. 3: Chip Kelly Is Not Afraid to Fail

In his first offseason with full control over the roster, Chip Kelly made a series of aggressive moves and cast off a number of popular players. It’s not unlike what another college coach once did with an NFC East power—and Jimmy Johnson built a winner in the 1990s. Johnson weighs in on Kelly’s moves and has advice for the coach as the Eagles fanbase grows restless

No. 23: Sam Bradford

A one-year fallback option for Chip Kelly, or a fallen star about to realize his potential? If Sam Bradford is ever going to re-establish himself as a franchise quarterback, this season, in this system, is the perfect opportunity

The Curious Case of Sam Bradford’s Contract

The Eagles had a chance to leverage an extension when they traded for him, but didn’t. What does it mean for the future?

Let Brady Deflate the Ball

For the past nine years, NFL quarterbacks have been allowed to doctor game balls in all sorts of ways. So why does air pressure have to be regulated? Plus, notes on LeSean McCoy‘s Chip Kelly comment, draft grades, a relatively surprising cut and more

The Trade That Was Never Going to Happen

All those rumors of huge offers for the No. 2 pick? Didn’t happen. The Titans never got an offer they seriously considered. That’s because Tennessee made sure everyone knew exactly what they thought of Marcus Mariota: He was always going to be their quarterback of the future

Countdown to Pickoff

It’s finally here. The NFL draft begins tonight with the first round from Chicago. Here’s the latest buzz from around the league, including the big rumor involving Marcus Mariota, Tennessee’s No. 2 pick, Philly, Cleveland and Sam Bradford

Rivers Trade Dead? Draft Intrigue Begins at No. 2

With the draft three days away, the Titans still are willing to deal the second pick—Browns? Jets? Eagles?—but acquiring Philip Rivers from San Diego is growing less likely. Plus, why this draft is unpredictable, how it’ll look in Chicago and more

The Pope, the Problems and the 2015 Schedule

Assigning dates to the 256 NFL games is a complex process. And that’s before a plea on behalf of the pontiff. Here’s how four men and 136 computers navigated approximately 50 ‘must-have’ conditions to nail down this fall’s football slate

The Tim Tebow Trial

The Eagles are giving a chance to the lightning-rod QB who hasn’t played a meaningful down since 2012. Here’s why it’s a smart move by Philly. Plus, two HOF GMs on Winston vs. Mariota, a new look at the Malcolm Butler Super Bowl play and more

The NFL’s Most Improbable Prospect

Nate Boyer is a 34-year-old long-snapper with a football dream and a life story made for Hollywood. Meet the Green Beret training voraciously for his NFL opportunity, plus thoughts on the first female ref, hidden draft nuggets and more

The Next Bridgewater?

Teddy Bridgewater was nitpicked extensively before the 2014 draft but he quieted the critics in a standout rookie campaign. Will the Vikings QB's success pave the way for a similar QB in the '15 class? Plus notes on Rex Ryan, drug tests, more

The Eagles Have Answers

Philly has had a dramatic offseason, and owner Jeffrey Lurie finally revealed the motivating factors behind the change. Plus answers to reader questions about the Roger Goodell Q&A, the Bednarik-Borland irony and the Dez Bryant catch

The Biggest Gamble in the NFL’s Wildest Offseason Week

Chip Kelly’s bold trade for Sam Bradford has fired up both the rehabbing quarterback and an ex-coach who wasn’t afraid to shake things up either. Plus 20 thoughts on the NFL’s zany week of signings, trades, transactions and more

‘It's Overdue to See Teams Working This Way’

Former Browns and Eagles president Joe Banner assesses the flurry of roster-overhauling moves made by Philadelphia coach Chip Kelly, points out the importance of Kelly's sports science work and addresses his own NFL future

Shock, and a Bit of Awe

The NFL is still reverberating from the frantic series of signings, trades and retirements that marked the official opening of the league year. Our staffers debate the reasons, look at who’s done well (Raiders!) and project what’s still to come

On Trades, Retirement and the Winston-Goodell Chat

Jimmy Graham’s a Seahawk, Sam Bradford’s an Eagle, and NFL fans are dizzy. The opening of the 2015 league year brought a frenzy of headlines—including likely No. 1 pick Jameis Winston’s surprise meeting with the NFL commissioner

The Trade That Rocked (or Will Rock) the NFL

LeSean McCoy for Kiko Alonso?! The Eagles and Bills reportedly are poised to pull off a stunning deal that shows how serious Rex Ryan is about winning now in Buffalo and how little Chip Kelly values the RB position in Philly. Plus, reader mail