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A Shark Tank conversation with Eagles LB Kamu Grugier-Hill

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A Shark Tank conversation with Eagles LB Kamu Grugier-Hill

Each week during the season we’re going through the Eagles media guide and finding an interesting nugget about a player. 

This week, we chatted with linebacker/special teams ace Kamu Grugier-Hill. 

The media guide lists his favorite television show as ABC’s "Shark Tank." (Shark Tank is a show in which entrepreneurs bring their growing companies looking for investments from a group of high-profile investors, or “sharks” as they’re called on the show.) 

DZ: It says your favorite TV show is Shark Tank. 

KGH: It was. I stopped watching it. 

DZ: OK, well I want to have a Shark Tank conversation. 

KGH: OK, let’s have a Shark Tank conversation. 

DZ: If you were going on there — you don’t have to tell me your Shark Tank idea, I know that’s proprietary — but if you had an idea, what realm would it be in? 

KGH: See, if I had an idea, I wouldn’t be here, my friend. I’d be on Shark Tank making billions. 

DZ: That’s fair enough, but I know you think of ideas. 

KGH: I always think of little things and I think it’s so cool when people come up there with just the smallest little thing that, like, how has no one thought of that yet? 

DZ: I had one. 

KGH: What was it? 

DZ: But then I found out that … 

KGH: That it’s already been done?

DZ: Well, it was before they had the washer and dryer in one. You know, how they have [that]? I thought, like, if you have a washer on top of a dryer. 

KGH: And then it drops down? 

DZ: And then it drops down, like a secret door. 

KGH: Dude, that would be pretty sick. 

DZ: Yeah, but they don’t need that because they have the 2-in-1. 

KGH: Do they have the 2-in-1?

DZ: (Dejected) Yeah. 

KGH: Wow. That’s a game-changer. 

DZ: If you were up there and you had an idea, which shark would you … 

KGH: Mark Cuban! 

DZ: For sure? 

KGH: Hands down. 

DZ: Why? 

KGH: Because the dude just knows what he’s doing. He just … I don’t know. Every time I watch him, he’s just … he takes his time. And first of all, he has more money than all of them combined. 

DZ: Yeah, he’s loaded. 

KGH: Yeah, he’s loaded, so he knows what he’s talking about, one. Two, he always gets the best ideas. He’s not just in there just jumping on stupid stuff. 

DZ: Would you be a hard bargainer? 

KGH: Me? I don’t know, I feel like I’m pretty easy to get. Like, ‘Sold! You got me!’ 

DZ: First offer? 

KGH: Yeah, first offer. You got it. I always liked … what is her name again? 

DZ: Which one? They had the short-haired lady … 

KGH: No. 

DZ: The longer-haired lady …

KGH: Yes. 

DZ: Ummm … they call her, like, the Queen of QVC. 

KGH: Yes! 

DZ: Uhhh hold on … let me find out. (Starts checking phone.)

KGH: Don’t tell me yet. Let me figure it out. When you say it, I’m going to know it exactly too. 

Reuben Frank: Got it. 

DZ: Yeah? What is it? 

Roob: Uh, Lori … 

DZ&KGH: (In unison) Lori!!!

KGH: Lori what? 

Roob: Greiner. 

KGH: I love her. I just love her. I think she’s … I just love her. 

Roob: It seems like Cuban is the one guy that, like, is really listening instead of trying to be clever. 

KGH: That’s what I said. 

DZ: Yeah, he’s treating it like a real business. 

KGH: He’s so serious. That’s what I mean. 

Roob: The others are looking for reasons to shoot something down. He’s looking for a reason to make something work. 

DZ: You don’t watch it anymore?

KGH: Nah. But during the season, I don’t watch much TV. 

DZ: Gotcha. Alright, man. Thank you. 

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Eagles injury report: A few key players miss another day of practice

Eagles injury report: A few key players miss another day of practice

Updated: 4:27 p.m.

For the second straight day, the Eagles were without three of their most important skill position players as they prepare to face the Lions on Sunday afternoon. 

Alshon Jeffery, DeSean Jackson and Dallas Goedert, who were all listed as “day to day” by Doug Pederson on Wednesday, did not practice Thursday. The Eagles actually held a real practice Thursday after a walkthrough the day before. 

It doesn’t seem likely that any of those three will play against the Lions. 

Because the Eagles had a walkthrough on Wednesday, yesterday’s injury report was an estimation. Here's today's: 

Did not practice: 

Alshon Jeffery (calf), DeSean Jackson (abdomen), Dallas Goedert (calf), Corey Clement (shoulder), Tim Jernigan (foot), Jordan Mailata (back), Johnathan Cyprien (knee) 

Limited: 

Kamu Grugier-Hill (knee), Rudy Ford (hamstring) 

Full: 

Nate Sudfeld (wrist), Derek Barnett (shoulder), Fletcher Cox (toe), Nathan Gerry (knee, calf)

Good news for Grugier-Hill, who is taking part in his first real practice since spraining his MCL in August. It’s probably more realistic to expect him to return to action next Thursday night in Green Bay. 

More good news that Barnett, Cox and Gerry were full participants today after being limited to begin the week. 

Cyprien was the only player who was limited to begin the week and didn’t practice Thursday. 

Mailata worked out on a side field today, as did Jalen Mills (foot), who is still on the PUP. Mills won’t be eligible to return until Week 7. 

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NFL trade rumors: Eagles definitely in the mix for Jalen Ramsey

NFL trade rumors: Eagles definitely in the mix for Jalen Ramsey

The Jalen Ramsey trade winds are blowing strong and the Philadelphia Eagles appear to be in the mix.

Our very own Dave Zangaro wrote about why the Eagles should absolutely kick the tires on Ramsey earlier in the week and not a lot has changed there.

A number of national NFL writers continue to toss the Eagles' name around as a team that could be a landing spot for Ramsey if Howie Roseman chooses to engage. Here's a quick roundup of the latest rumblings regarding the talented but often irksome corner.

Ramsey is expected to play this evening on Thursday Night Football for the Jacksonville Jaguars. The NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said today that, "tomorrow is a more likely target date for a Jalen Ramsey trade."

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora said yesterday that the Friday report is "the most artificial deadline in the history of artificial deadlines. There's one deadline, it's Week 9, the trade deadline."

La Canfora points to three teams, "The sense that I'm getting from GMs and personal directors are the Kansas City Chiefs, the Seattle Seahawks, and Philadelphia."

He goes on to say that Jacksonville wants two first-round picks but whether they get that sort of return remains to be seen given their cards are all already on the table and their hand is somewhat forced. Still, Ramsey is an incredible talent that will come at a very steep price.

NBC Sports' Peter King echoed some of those sentiments in a tweet today which again puts Philly right in the hunt for Ramsey. "Roseman unafraid, can offer 1+3+SJones," he wrote in a tweet.

I assume that's a first, a third, and Sidney Jones to get the deal done. Would the Philly fanbase be OK "giving up" on Jones so early in his career when he hasn't had a ton of time to show what he's capable of when healthy? If it lands Ramsey, I'd guess so.

Finally, King adds that inquiring teams would want to talk to Ramsey's agent about a new deal which makes total sense if landing him would come at such a big price.

Thursday Night Football should be interesting this evening when Ramsey's Jags take on the Tennessee Titans on national TV. You know Birds fans will be watching for any drama. 

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