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Giants’ Evan Neal can make Year 2 jump



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PHOENIX — Landon Dickerson was a university teammate of Evan Neal’s for 2 seasons at Alabama, a soccer program that produces all types of high-end NFL prospects, together with first-rate offensive linemen.

Dickerson, a second-round choose of the Eagles in 2021, made the Professional Bowl in his second 12 months and can begin at left guard in Tremendous Bowl LVII on Sunday. Neal, the No. 7 general choose within the 2022 draft, went through an up-and-down rookie year with the Giants.

“Nice teammate, good dude,’’ Dickerson advised The Submit. “He will be quiet at occasions. I used to be with him in his youthful years at Alabama. He didn’t say a complete lot, however when he did he may very well be humorous when he wished to, he all the time knew the best way to have time, he all the time got here to work on daily basis making an attempt to get higher.’’

Dickerson mentioned his enchancment from 12 months 1 to 12 months 2 with the Eagles was important. He predicts related progress from Neal for the 2023 season.

“The extra you do one thing the extra expertise you get at it,’’ Dickerson mentioned. “The NFL in itself is an adjustment and for him, getting used to the fellows he’s enjoying round, the pace of the sport, how the offense is run, the extra time you spend in it the higher you get at it.’’

Eagles offensive lineman Landon Dickerson, who was Evan Neal's teammate at Alabama, says he expect the Giants' lineman to make a jump in Year 2.
Eagles offensive lineman Landon Dickerson, who was Evan Neal’s teammate at Alabama, says he expects the Giants’ lineman to make a leap in 12 months 2.

Evan Neal
Evan Neal
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Reid practically obtained Arizona job

Chiefs coach Andy Reid will lead his crew on the sector in Arizona on Sunday, but when issues had gone otherwise, he could have been the Cardinals coach in Arizona.

After the Eagles fired Reid in 2013, the Cardinals had been considering hiring him. He was speculated to board a airplane and fly to Arizona to fulfill with Cardinals officers, however Chiefs proprietor Clark Hunt and members of the Kansas Metropolis group flew to Philadelphia and carried out a nine-hour interview with Reid. The airplane to take him to Phoenix sat idly by and he by no means boarded it.

“That was a protracted day,’’ Reid recounted this week. “The time flew by. I felt unhealthy concerning the airplane, although. It was ready and I really feel unhealthy about that. However all people concerned is aware of that’s a part of the enterprise.’’

Eagles returner Covey questionable

Eagles receiver and punter returner Brittain Covey (hamstring) is the one participant listed as questionable for both crew on the ultimate damage stories.

Chiefs cornerback L’Jarius Sneed (knee) was upgraded from restricted participant Thursday to full participant Friday, when he took “fairly a couple of snaps,” Reid mentioned. The identical goes for Dickerson (elbow), RT Lane Johnson (groin), C Cam Jurgens (hip), CB Avonte Maddox (toe) and DE Robert Quinn (foot) of the Eagles.

Philly simulates halftime break

The Eagles left follow Friday and went inside to simulate the lengthy halftime break for the Tremendous Bowl. The rehearsal was solely seven minutes, however nonetheless required subsequent stretching and regaining depth.

MVP runner-up holds edge

Tremendous Bowl LVII would be the third matchup between quarterbacks who completed first and second within the MVP vote that season. The trophy runner-up has received the earlier three conferences, which is nice information for Jalen Hurts.

When the No. 1 seeds from each conferences meet within the Tremendous Bowl, the underdog has received 5 straight occasions, in accordance with That’s excellent news for the Chiefs.