The Eagles could take Joe Mixon off the board citing a 2014 incident in which he punched a woman. Or, they may think he deserves another chance like Michael Vick, who they signed after he spent 18 months in federal prison for his role in a dogfighting ring.
CHRIS LONG signed with the New England Patriots last season because he was sick and tired of losing. At least 20 other NFL teams had a defensive scheme better-suited to Long's skill set than the Patriots'. But after spending the first eight years of his career stuck in a playoff-less quagmire in St. Louis, the 32-year-old defensive end wanted a shot at a Super Bowl ring before his career was over.
THE EAGLES SIGNED Torrey Smith on Thursday. But which Torrey Smith did they sign? Was it the one who caught 213 passes and had 30 touchdown receptions, and was one of the league's most dangerous vertical threats in his first four pro seasons with the Baltimore Ravens?
INDIANAPOLIS - During Chip Kelly's three-year sleepover in Philly, size mattered to him. A lot. The former Eagles coach had very specific preferences when it came to positional body types. He favored long cornerbacks. He preferred lighter, athletic offensive linemen with six-pack abs rather than 350-pound road-graders with hanging-over-the-belt bellies.
HOUSTON - Carson Wentz picked up a football Thursday morning for the first time in a month. He wished it could have been on a practice field preparing for Sunday's Super Bowl rather than the set of ABC's Good Morning America. But that's the way it goes.
Paul Domowitch is a pro football writer for the Inquirer and Daily News, where he has worked since 1982. He has covered nearly 30 Super Bowls and has been a selector for the Pro Football Hall of Fame for the last 15 years.