Found August 07, 2012 on Philly Sports Muse:
DeMeco Ryans Against the backdrop of tragedy, the Philadelphia Eagles have still found a way to maintain focus on the task at hand: playing football and preparing for Thursday night’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. While many fans scoff at preseason action, it’s a critical tool for the Birds to evaluate exactly who makes it to the 53-man roster at the start of the regular season. It’s a big deal to players as well. While we’ll only see a glimpse of the starters, it will be our first look in game action at critical additions to the team like middle linebacker DeMeco Ryans. And Ryans couldn’t be more excited to make his debut in green. He expressed what many players must  be feeling right now. The intense training with teammates is needed, but it’s time to go against someone else. It’s time. It’s time to start hitting someone with a different colored jersey. It’s a fun thing we’re looking forward to. We have great competition out here against our offense, but it’s fun to strap ...
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