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5 Whispers Heading Into Philadelphia Eagles Training Camp

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The Philadelphia Eagles open their 2014 NFL training camp in just a few short weeks. Coming off a surprising NFC East division title, the Eagles are now the favorite to repeat that feat. Philadelphia is always a team that generates interest from across the country, and that intrigue has only been increased as a result of Chip Kelly’s offense. There are a ton of storylines heading into camp, but here are the five biggest whispers.

5. Evan Mathis May Be a Holdout

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5. Evan Mathis May Be a Holdout

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There were reports a few months back that Evan Mathis was unhappy with his contract. Entering the third year of his five-year deal, Mathis is no lock to come into camp on time, which would be bad news for a team that has questions along the offensive line.

4. Nick Foles Working Hard To Continue Improving

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4. Nick Foles Working Hard To Continue Improving

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Normally when a player breaks onto the NFL scene and wins Pro Bowl MVP Honors, they are thrust into the spotlight. However, Foles has stayed behind the scenes, watching film and working to improve his play from a stellar 2013 season. It is evident that he wants to stay ahead of the competition.

3. Jordan Matthews is a Potential Game-Changer

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3. Jordan Matthews is a Potential Game-Changer

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All reports out of Eagles’ minicamp are that Matthews is going to be a stud. It is way too early to assume that, but it is nice to hear glowing reports early on.

2. Matt Barkley May Not Make Final Roster

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2. Matt Barkley May Not Make Final Roster

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Reports from minicamp have questioned Barkley’s arm strength. With Mark Sanchez in the fold and CJ Kinne impressing, Barkley’s NFL career may not get very far.

1. Chip Kelly Wants Offense to be Faster

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1. Chip Kelly Wants Offense to be Faster

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The Eagles led the league in least time elapsed in between plays last season. However, Kelly feels his offense can be even faster, and it seems that is one of his goals heading into 2014.