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Nate Sudfeld signs tender as Eagles' Phase One begins

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Nate Sudfeld signs tender as Eagles' Phase One begins

It’s sort of like the first day of school over at the NovaCare Complex today. 

Like many teams today, the Eagles are beginning Phase One of their offseason workout plan. While this is all voluntary, many Eagles will be reporting to the team facility, including backup quarterback Nate Sudfeld, who has signed his restricted free agent tender. 

That shouldn’t come as a big surprise. Sudfeld, 25, has barely played in the NFL and that second-round tender will pay him around $3 million to be Carson Wentz’s backup in the 2019 season. Sudfeld was a sixth-round pick of the Redskins back in 2016, but has been with the Eagles since 2017 and has been on the 53-man roster since midway in that season. 

The Eagles could have used an original-round tender on Sudfeld and paid him about $1 million less for this upcoming season, but that would have left open the possibility for another team to poach him. The Eagles again showed their commitment to the QB prospect by slapping that second-round tender on him, which pretty much tells other teams to back off. If another team wanted to sign Sudfeld to an offer sheet, the Eagles would have been able to match and if they couldn’t, the team that signed him would have to give up a second-round pick to the Birds. 

Sudfeld has played just three career games, but he’ll have an important role in 2019, taking over the backup position from Nick Foles, who is now with Jacksonville. Based on Wentz’s injury history over the past couple seasons, Sudfeld could be an important piece to this puzzle. 

While the Eagles can be back in the building in an official capacity today, there’s nothing that even resembles football going on over there. All of these rules are mandated by the CBA. 

In Phase One, which lasts two weeks, it’s basically all strength and conditioning work. Coaches aren’t even allowed on the field yet with players. And footballs can’t be used, unless quarterbacks want to throw to uncovered receivers or kickers want to kick. No helmets either. 

After these two weeks, Phase 2 begins. Coaches are finally allowed on the field for individual drills, but still not team drills or 1-on-1s. 

Phase 3 is when things actually look like football. That’s the start of OTAs. Eagles OTAs are the following days: 

May 21-23, May 28, May 30-31, June 3-6. 

The only mandatory portion of the Eagles’ offseason is the minicamp June 11-13. After that, the players are free until the start of training camp in late July/early August. 

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Jon Runyan's former estate, with hefty price tag and insane bar, is for sale

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Jon Runyan's former estate, with hefty price tag and insane bar, is for sale

If you’re in the market for a home with the most insane bar you’ve ever seen and have a cool $5 million budget, former Eagle Jon Runyan’s house could be the perfect fit.

Located in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, Runyan’s old digs are for sale and, according to listings on Zillow, are nearly eight-times more expensive than any of the other 70 homes on the market in Mount Laurel. 

Despite being a massive 14,000 square-foot property, this house only has five bedrooms, but you’ll see where all that square-footage is being taken up. The area set aside for entertaining is just ridiculous.

Runyan, an Eagle from 2000 to 2008 and a congressman thereafter, was not the most recent tenant. He sold the house in 2015, but the home is back on the market for an elevated price of $5.6 million (see listing). The beautiful white interior and custom designs are ever-present throughout the home, which sits at the back of a long driveway and grand gated entrance. The house boasts a master kitchen, ample closet space and an awesome master bath with custom tub.

The backyard, though, is the most incredible part. Forget the pool with a diving board, artsy palm trees and pavilion, the bar is something out of an expensive wedding. It’s ridiculous.

Wooden beams stretch throughout this rustic barn-themed entertainment area, which boasts a giant circular bar with a fireplace and two bathrooms. It looks like the bar area could host a 100-person wedding instead of being in the backyard of someone’s single family home.

It also looks like there are seven garages, so, there’s one for you to drive a new car for every day of the week.

Here’s a look at some photos of the inside and outside of this insane estate.

If you’re wondering, Runyan moved into a $1.3 million Moorestown home in 2015, but sold the home in March for $1.2 million.

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Eagles fans will love this new play addition to 'Madden'

Eagles fans will love this new play addition to 'Madden'

Philadelphia fans have been running the Philly Special at weddings and in their living rooms for the better part of the past year and a half.

Now, they can officially run it in the Madden video game when it's released this summer.

We learned of this news today on the "The Eagle Eye in the Sky Podcast" in which EA Sports' Anthony White shared the exciting news.

"It's under the pistol formation," White said. "One play is the 'Philly Special' and the other play is called 'Fake Philly Special.'"

He added it'll remain "Philly" regardless of what team you're playing with.

"A couple of other teams ran it last year," he said. "I know the Dolphins ran it. I think the Falcons ran it. Do we call it the 'Dolphins Special' or the 'Cleveland Special?' We're actually just going to call it 'Philly.'"

Sadly, Nick Foles is no longer on the Eagles' roster so when you run the play with the Birds you may have to pray that Carson Wentz's hands are just as good.

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