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Jalen Mills has an epic comeback to former NFL player while defending Nick Foles

Jalen Mills has an epic comeback to former NFL player while defending Nick Foles

Once an Eagle always an Eagle.

When you win the only Super Bowl in franchise history, that's the mantra.

Jalen Mills is one of us. 

As we all know, the Nick Foles experience in Jacksonville lasted just one season after signing a four-year, $88 million contract last offseason before was traded to the Bears last week for a fourth-round pick. It appears Foles will be set up for a competition with Mitchell Trubisky.

News broke earlier today that the Panthers officially released Cam Newton, which was inevitable after the team couldn't find a trade partner for the former MVP.

Former offensive guard T.J. Lang, who played for the Packers and Lions from 2009-18, offered his thoughts on the quarterback carousel that has been the 2020 free agency:

For the record, Foles' contract has been restructured, according to a report.

That's where Mills came in. He defended his former quarterback with facts only.

Lang can't really come back from that one.

It really doesn't matter what Foles does for other cities. He's a Philly legend and needs to be protected at all cost.

Great job, Jalen. 

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Zach Ertz introduces coaching and mentoring program

Zach Ertz introduces coaching and mentoring program

Zach Ertz has created a program where he’ll virtually coach and mentor a select number of high school or college football players 1-on-1 in exchange for various acts of service.

Ertz, the Eagles’ three-time Pro Bowl tight end, is calling the program Team Protege, and he introduced it Saturday on social media.

“I sat in on a Stanford business school class this offseason and being in that environment again pushed me to think outside of the box and how I could give back during this unprecedented time,” Ertz said. “I was taking the class over Zoom so why couldn’t I be the one teaching kids through an online platform, so I developed Team Protege.”

Ertz said the coaching relationship he shared in high school with three-time 49ers all-pro tight end Brent Jones was part of his inspiration.

Seven years ago, I wrote about that relationship

The program is free for the student athletes. All that is required is what Ertz is calling a service challenge.

The initial one?

“It’s going to be writing a letter of appreciation to a loved one telling them how much you appreciate them, how much you love them,” Ertz said in a video he shared on social media. “Give it to that person and film their reaction, and post that on your social media, and let’s try to bring some hope to people right now. That’s all I’m asking and I will watch your guys’ film from there.”

Student athletes who are interested can begin the process here.

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Randall Cunningham joining Las Vegas Raiders organization

Randall Cunningham joining Las Vegas Raiders organization

Former Eagles quarterback Randall Cunningham is reportedly joining the Las Vegas Raiders organization.

While Cunningham, 57, can still likely throw bombs to Raiders receivers, he'll be guiding them spiritually as the team chaplain, according to ESPN.

"I'm elated, flabbergasted," Cunningham told ESPN on Friday. "I've already been in on some [Zoom] meetings with the team. I plan on spending a lot of time with the guys when it's OK. I've talked with Marcus Mariota, Nelson Agholor. What an amazing group of people Mark Davis and Jon Gruden have put together."

Cunningham played his college ball at UNLV and coached high school football in Las Vegas for a couple of seasons a few years back.

Randall has spent much of the past few years working with daughter, Vashti, and son, Randall II, in their quest for Olympic dreams.

The former NFL MVP is highly regarded around the league and will be a solid addition to the Raiders organization. His Twitter account, which is mostly dormant, has the handle "PastorRandallC."

Randall worked with Raiders head coach Jon Gruden during his playing days in Philadelphia.

"He's going to take care of the guys in Las Vegas," Raiders owner Mark Davis told ESPN.com. "Jon had him address the team in a team Zoom [recently] and he did a really good job of setting the stage for the team in Las Vegas.

Just last week, NBC Sports Philadelphia ranked Randall as the second best quarterback in Eagles history.