Rounding up some more links and news today:
* With the 2010 draft in the rearview mirror, you might be wondering how many picks the Eagles have in 2011. The total number right now is nine, but that of course will likely change. The Eagles have one pick in each of the first two rounds. They have either one or two picks in the third round, depending on what they get in the Donovan McNabb deal. One or two in the fourth - again, depending on the McNabb compensation. Two in the fifth, one in the sixth and one in the seventh.
Look, you can even check out a 2011 mock draft. SI.com's Andrew Perloff has the Eagles ending up with the 16th pick (meaning they'd miss out on the playoffs) and selecting Virginia cornerback Ras-I Dowsling.
* Former Eagles third-round pick Bryan Smith is out for the 2010 season after tearing his ACL in minicamp. Smith had been picked up by the Jaguars last season after the Eagles cut him.
* Tom Heckert has added ex-Eagles TE Alex Smith to the Browns' roster, according to reports. Smith was generally used in two tight-end sets as a blocker with the Eagles last year. However, he was nothing more than an average blocker. The Eagles expect to have second-year tight end Cornelius Ingram back, and they spent a fourth-round pick on Clay Harbor.
* CBSSports.com's Clark Judge writes about the Eagles and the idea of rebuilding:
I don't know that the Eagles are going to a Super Bowl. But I do know the time was right to get Kolb on the field. It reminds me a little of what San Diego did with quarterback Philip Rivers, sitting him for two seasons behind Drew Brees before giving him the ball. The difference, of course, is that Brees was an unrestricted free agent coming off a serious shoulder injury and that Rivers had two seasons -- not three, as in Kolb's case -- to sit and learn.
* Wes Bunting of the National Football Post takes a look at eight players who either came out too early or too late in this year's draft. Eagles fourth-round pick Trevor Lindley made the list:
Following a brilliant 2008 reason, which resulted in Lindley being named first team All-SEC, second team All-American and leading the SEC in pass break-ups (11), his stock was never going to get any higher. He was considered one of the nation’s top cover men and seemed, at worst, a lock for the first three rounds in the ‘09 draft. However, after missing parts of his senior season with injuries and being exposed routinely at the 2010 Senior Bowl, Lindley was lucky to even hear his name called in round four last Saturday.
* Veteran safety Darren Sharper has re-signed with the Saints. What took so long? A league source tells ESPN's Adam Schefter that Sharper had offseason microfracture knee surgery this offseason. He is 34 years old.
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