Found July 31, 2012 on
The weather is hot and the days are long, but the sounds and smells of football are in the air. It’s time for training camp, and once again the Philadelphia Eagles meet at Lehigh University for their summer preparations for the fast approaching football season. There is not much to cheer about in Philadelphia these days. The Phillies stink, the Flyers have missed out on three of the top free agents in the league, and the Sixers seem to be stuck in limbo until at least next summer. The only hope right now for loyal Philadelphians is the Eagles.
Here is a breakdown on how the Eagles are performing in Training Camp so far:
Wide Receiver Riley Cooper suffered a fractured collarbone. There is no timetable on his return.
Wide Receiver Donald Johnson suffered a dislocated ankle on a non contact play. There is no timetable on his return.
Defensive End Jason Babin is confirmed to have a stained calf muscle. There is no timetable on his return.
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The first practices featuring pads for the Philadelphia Eagles took place this weekend and there were some casualties.
Riley Cooper suffered a broken left collarbone at Saturday’s practice. The wideout is expected to have a big season in 2012 but will be out for at least six weeks. Cooper will have surgery on Monday to plate his collarbone. The lost time in training camp is a disappointment...
Eagles left defensive end Jason Babin could miss most of training camp with a partially torn muscle in his left calf. An MRI exam revealed Babin has a second-degree strain, which occurred Saturday during a one-on-one pass-rushing drill against right tackle Todd Herremans. Babin was voted to the Pro Bowl in 2011 with 18 sacks and three forced fumbles after re-joining the...
To be honest not really a day off, as teammates and coaches were in meetings all day... but a day off in the sense it gives guys 24 hours to assess their sore bodies and put together a plan to avoid unnecessary pain today...Too bad that notion does not apply to WR Ron Johnson, who was unceremoniously waived by the team with a relatively paltry injury settlement of $60,000 for the...
Wide receiver Andrew Brewer was signed by the Eagles, who waived/injured wide receiver Ron Johnson. Brewer played the past two seasons in the UFL for the Omaha Nighthawks, where Eagles player personnel executive Rick Mueller was the general manager. Brewer set a Northwestern single-season record in 2009 by averaging 16.2 yards per catch, with current Eagle Mike Kafka his quarterback.
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The Philadelphia Eagles did not have the best first day in pads yesterday, losing both wide receiver Riley Cooper and Jason Babin to injuries. Cooper suffered a broken collarbone, while Babin sustained yet another injury to his calf. Both are expected to miss a decent amount of time.
But they say when one door closes, another one opens. In this case, could Cooper’s injury open...
After a week off to coincide with the bye week, BDTS is back and this time with the very familiar Philadelphia Eagles. The Falcons and Eagles have matched up every year since the Mike Smith era began. The Eagles have dominated the series winning three of four, but they fell to the Falcons last year in the Georgia Dome. This time the Matt Ryan led Falcons will head to Lincoln Financial...