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High Praise For WRs And TEs

FOXSports.com's Adam Schein recently wrote that the Eagles had the best group of WRs in the NFC East.

Well, FOXSports.com's Adrian Hasenmayer agrees. He listed Philadelphia's receiving corps (receivers and tight ends) among his top 10 in the league. The Eagles fall No. 10, to be exact.

Writes Hasenmayer: "While they tried in vain to add a game-breaking All-Pro stud in each of the past few offseasons, whiffing in attempts to land Randy Moss and Anquan Boldin, (head coach Andy) Reid has scored big points in the draft with DeSean Jackson in '08 (62 catches, 912 yards as rookie) and potential impact player Jeremy Maclin this April. Last summer's No. 1 Reggie Brown is now fighting for the fourth or fifth spots in a group that goes six deep.

"And while the Birds lost starting TE L.J. Smith in free agency, young Brett Celek seems poised to step up after a great postseason. And watch for sleeper rookie Cornelius Ingram, a tight end who turned many heads in spring OTAs."

The rest of the NFC East looks like this, according to Hasenmayer's ranking. Dallas' group ranked 14th, Washington came in 19th, and the Giants (minus Plaxico Burress) was rated near the bottom at 28th.

A note to the Eagles' secondary, four teams' receiving corps rated in the top 10 -- Saints, Chargers, Broncos and Falcons -- are on Philadelphia's '09 schedule. So let the pigskin fly.

-- Posted by Bob Kent, 12:45 p.m., July 12

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