Mike Sielski profiled linebacker Travis Long. Philly.com:

He had gotten a taste of what it was like to suit up for an NFL team in a game that mattered.

Long hasn’t, and he would like to, just once. He will have to adjust to the Eagles’ new coaching staff and their new defensive coordinator, Jim Schwartz. Schwartz’s predecessor, Billy Davis, used a 3-4 scheme, and the Eagles had signed Long to fit that system. But Schwartz prefers a 4-3, and the coaches don’t have much film of Long to review, but he is hoping that they recognize that he is smart, a quick study.

Long was cut just hours after the story was posted. Eagles:

Eagles have released LB Travis Long.

The Wide 9 is back. Philly.com:

“Attack in levels” may be the best-ever explanation of how the wide-nine – the system Schwartz has become synonymous with – works. It is an aggressive defense, but most of what has been written about the scheme focuses on the defensive line, in particular the ends who often line up in the nine-technique (wide of the outside shoulder opposite a tackle or tight end).

The Green Goblin is showing skillz. Philly Mag:

[Mills] made multiple attention-grabbing plays every day. One came during team drills on Tuesday as he rose to knock down a deep Chase Daniel offering intended for Hunter Sharp. He deflected credit by saying he’s simply trying to follow Cory Undlin‘s teachings in the classroom and play within Schwartz’s scheme. He credited Malcolm Jenkins, who agreed to work with with Mills at 7 am before meetings this spring, and Leodis McKelvin for helping him to learn the ropes. And he knows that it’s going to be a different ball game once the big dogs arrive later this week.

The Eagles had interest in Anquan Boldin before he signed with the Lions. CSN Philly:

A league source told CSNPhilly.com’s Reuben Frank that the Eagles had some mild interest in Boldin, but never talked numbers or made an offer.

Jim Schwartz doesn’t mention Eric Rowe when talking about cornerbacks. BGN:

“Just with the blend of veteran players: a guy like Nolan Carroll, who we talked about; Leodis McKelvin. Some young guys that have some opportunities: Jalen [Mills] has done a nice job for a rookie so far and Ron Brooks is going to have an opportunity. Guys coming off injury like ‘Shep,’ [JaCorey Shepherd] who has been out here. I think it’s going to be exciting to watch those guys. If they show the ability to cover and they show that they will challenge guys, then we’ll find use for all of them.”

Sam Bradford is a whole five pounds heavier. Allentown Morning Call:

He’s five pounds heavier, which was the goal, and with his legs and core at 100 percent. Bradford had suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament midway through the 2013 season, then tore it again the following summer, forcing him to miss all of 2014. Because he wasn’t fully recovered even 12 months after that, he was limited throughout last spring and summer.

Jacorey Shepherd is working hard. CSN:

Shepherd, always a workaholic, always a film hound, always the hardest worker on the roster in college, didn’t hesitate to make the right choice.

It’s so slow. Iggles Blitz:

The first couple of days of Training Camp are in the books. Nothing substantial has happened. You could almost say it has been boring, but in a way that’s a good thing. As Dave Spadaro joked on PE.com, no one has gotten hurt and no one has won a starting job. Those are the kinds of things that really get our attention at this time of the year. With only rookies and select vets practicing, you shouldn’t expect anything too noteworthy.

Fly now.