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On July 30th, yours truly visited the Philadelphia Eagles training camp as a member of the media. I’ve been to camp numerous times before, but this was my first experience with media credentials.
Therefore, I decided to go to both the morning walk-through practice as well as the afternoon practice. Being that I was a “newbie”, my plan was to just sit back and observe not only the practices, but what the other members of the media did.
To be honest, I had no idea what to expect in attending camp in this manner.
Thankfully, what I found was that everyone I spoke to was nice, helpful and informative. This goes for several Philadelphia Eagles employees, other media members and the lone player I chatted with.
Here are some of my experiences along with some notes and observations of both practices…
Morning Walkthrough and Learning the Lay of the Land
On the practice fields, there are defined areas where the media is allowed. However, there is also one area that is smack-dab in the mid...
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It’s almost August, training camps are in swing, and some real football is not too far away. So let’s resume our profiles of Eagles heros from the past.
Read slowly down the list of clues and try to remember this great Eagle.
1. He played college at North Carolina State.
2. His son now plays basketball at Assumption College.
3. He retired from the Eagles due to a serious...
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...
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...
On Saturday the Philadelphia Eagles had their first training camp practice that involved putting on the pads and enduring some contact. As we all know such contact usually results in a player or two getting banged up. Saturday’s practice resulted in two Eagles players falling to injury — receiver Riley Cooper who suffered a broken collarbone and 2012 Pro Bowl defensive...
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...
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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...
Dusty Bear (Credit: Tampa Bay Storm)
By James Murphy
Special to The Capital Sports Report
James “Dusty” Bear, a Philadelphia Soul linebacker, recently took time to do an interview with The Capital Sports Report. His interview is about his football career.
JBM: How do you like playing for the Philadelphia Soul verses Dallas Vigilantes?
DB: “I love playing for Philadelphia. Our...
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.
The Eagles needed to add another body to the wide receivers corps after Ron Johnson suffered what will turn out to be a season-ending injury on Monday. They made the move on Tuesday, signing Andrew Brewer from the United Football League and waiving/injured Johnson. Brewer, a 6-foot-3, 215-pound Northwestern product, is a former teammate of Eagles backup quarterback Mike Kafka. He...
Eagles coach Andy Reid said defensive end Trent Cole has developed an AC joint (shoulder) problem that could keep him out of practice "anywhere from a day to a week." Cole and fellow starting DE Jason Babin (calf) are unlikely to miss regular season time with their injuries. Their absence right now should give an extended look to players such as Brandon Graham, Phillip...
Tier 1: The Elite
1. Arian Foster
2. LeSean McCoy
3. Ray Rice
Who I want the most: LeSean McCoy. I love Arian Foster. I love Ray Rice. But like last year, I really love LeSean McCoy. And after these guys, well, let's just say the running backs are a crap-shoot. These are hands down the elite, the most proven, and the closest to a surefire running back you will get this...
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...