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  1. Eagles' being patient as they develop top pick Marcus Smith

    Andy Jasner

    In the past three games, Marcus Smith has played a total of 29 snaps. For a first-round pick, that is a low total. But Smith remains positive, realizing the Philadelphia Eagles drafted him with the No. 26 overall selection for a reason. A li...

    Blog | October 10, 2014
  2. Marcus Smith self evaluates NFL play

    Andy Jasner

    Marcus Smith continues to gain some much-needed experience. And growing pains along the way. The Philadelphia Eagles' first-round pick, No. 26 overall from the University of Louisville, recalled one specific play in last Sunday's 26-21 loss a...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  3. Eagles filling Mychal Kendricks void with three-man rotation

    Andy Jasner

    When linebacker Mychal Kendricks is unable to play, there isn't one backup. There are several. Casey Matthews, rookie Marcus Smith and Emmanuel Acho are all capable backups for the Philadelphia Eagles. "It's a little more challenging just becau...

    Blog | September 28, 2014
  4. When will Eagles' Marcus Smith play?

    Andy Jasner

    It's a natural question. First-round pick Marcus Smith was taken by the Philadelphia Eagles with the No. 26 overall selection in this year's NFL draft. But the linebacker and edge rusher from the University of Louisville has yet to take a snap....

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  5. First-round pick Marcus Smith 'close'

    Andy Jasner

    The Philadelphia Eagles thought highly enough of Marcus Smith to select him in the first round of the NFL draft. Just because their top pick -- a linebacker and edge rusher taken No. 26 overall from the University of Louisville -- didn't play in t...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  6. Eagles, Marcus Smith emphasize pass rush

    Andy Jasner

    The Philadelphia Eagles have emphasized the pass rush during training camp and the preseason. Now it's time to officially put that plan into action. As the regular-season opener looms Sunday against the visiting Jacksonville Jaguars, the Eagles...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  7. Travis Long injury will test Eagles' depth

    Andy Jasner

    Travis Long's injury shook up the Philadelphia Eagles' depth at linebacker. Long suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in the preseason finale against the New York Jets. Long, an ever-improving inside linebacker, is out ...

    Blog | September 01, 2014
  8. Graham puts past, trade rumors behind him

    Andy Jasner

    When the Philadelphia Eagles selected Marcus Smith with the No. 26 overall pick in the first round of the NFL draft, it looked as if Brandon Graham would soon be heading elsewhere. At least that's what Graham believed. The Eagles had Trent Cole...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  9. Marcus Smith knows he has to improve

    Andy Jasner

    It didn't take long for Marcus Smith to realize how different the National Football League is compared to the NCAA. Even in the preseason. Smith -- the Philadelphia Eagles' top overall pick at No. 26 from the University of Louisville -- h...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  10. Marcus Smith eager for night of firsts

    Andy Jasner

    PHILADELPHIA -- Marcus Smith doesn't know what to expect. That's perfectly normal for a rookie preparing to play in his first NFL preseason game. Smith, who was selected No. 26 overall in the first round from the University of Louisville, will ...

    Blog | August 08, 2014
  11. Rookie Marcus Smith gets his chance

    Andy Jasner

    Marcus Smith's learning curve has been steep since training camp started. It will get even steeper Friday night. That's when the Philadelphia Eagles' first-round draft pick will likely make his debut against the Chicago Bears at Soldier...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  12. Eagles preaching patience with Smith

    Andy Jasner

    Just because Marcus Smith was the Philadelphia Eagles' first-round pick in the draft doesn't mean he'll start right away. There's a steep learning curve from college to the NFL. And the Eagles plan on being patient with Smith, a linebacker and ...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  13. Eagles hoping for pass rush from Smith

    Andy Jasner

    The Philadelphia Eagles selected Marcus Smith with the No. 26 overall pick in the first round of the NFL draft. Many prognosticators believed the Eagles could have gotten the Louisville linebacker in the second or third round. But the Eagles ...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  14. Connor Barwin getting help on Eagles' DL

    Andy Jasner

    Philadelphia Eagles outside linebacker Connor Barwin registered five sacks last season. It was six-and-a-half sacks shy of his career-high, set in 2011 with the Houston Texans. After a season playing alongside Trent Cole and Brandon Graham, the...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  15. Rookie LB Smith ready to focus on football

    Andy Jasner

    Once linebacker Marcus Smith signed his rookie contract, he was able to concentrate solely on football. Smith, the No. 26 overall pick for the Philadelphia Eagles in this year's draft from the University of Louisville, recently inked a four-year c...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  16. Marcus Smith: Focus is on playing now

    Andy Jasner

    Marcus Smith was picked first by the Philadelphia Eagles, No. 26 overall in the opening round of the NFL draft. Smith was signed last, the seventh and final Philadelphia draft pick to ink a contract. And he's relieved. Smith can now fully...

    Blog | June 11, 2014