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The Patriots and Eagles are two hours into their joint practices and it’s already getting feisty. Seconds after a scuffle between Patriots receiver Aaron Dobson and Eagles cornerback Cary Williams resulted in both players getting pulled off the field, tweets had been fired out from every Patriots reporter down in Philadelphia. Check out each writer’s summary of the brouhaha below. Dobson and Cary Williams come to blows on first play— Nick Underhill (@Nick_Underhill) August 06, 2013 Fight! Aaron Dobson and Cary Williams scrap after the play, yank on some facemasks— Ben Volin (@BenVolin) August 06, 2013 #Patriots rookie WR Aaron Dobson, #Eagles vet CB Cary Williams just squared off after a run play. Violent shoves to the facemask exchanged.— Erik Scalavino (@E_Scal) August 06, 2013 Aaron Dobson & Cary Williams just had to be separated...getting feisty out here— shalise manza young (@shalisemyoung) August 06, 2013 Aaron Dobson and Cary Williams with a little post play scuffle. Or f...

Column: The final word on Riley Cooper

Week Three: Riley Cooper Yeah, I am reaching for the low hanging fruit Riley Cooper’s name never should have carried so much weight.  Lately you would think the kid was a tier-one Pro Bowler. Here is an ugly truth. He may or may not be a pro football player that may or may not have a job. He is also our latest symbol for intolerance. One day he will be afterthought. Today...

Michael Vick to start Eagles preseason opener

Michael Vick will start the preseason opener for the Philadelphia Eagles on Friday. The Eagles have not publicly announced anything in regards to who they view as the favorite to start the season as their quarterback. Vick, Nick Foles and 2013 Draft pick Matt Barkley are locked in a competition for the quarterback job. By most accounts Barkley is no higher then third on the depth...

Russell Shepard and Ifeanyi Momah Will Battle For Eagles’ 5th WR Spot

The hits keep coming for the Philadelphia Eagles’ WR corps.  Arrelious Benn will join Jeremy Maclin on the injured reserve list after becoming the second receiver (and third Eagle overall) to suffer a torn ACL. Although Benn has never played a snap in an Eagles uniform, he was likely to make the 53-man roster this year and be a part of the WR corps, especially after Maclin...

New England’s final 53-man roster (version 1.0)--Cover32

New England’s final 53-man roster (version 1.0)--Cover32: My latest post over at Cover 32.  Note: I have Rob Gronkowski and Armond Armstead beginning the year on the PUP.  OFFENSEQB (3) – Tom Brady, Ryan Mallett, Tim TebowRB (4) – Stevan Ridley, Shane Vereen, Leon Washington, Brandon BoldenWR (6) – Danny Amendola, Julian Edelman, Aaron Dobson, Josh Boyce, Kenbrell Thompkins...

Philadelphia Eagles WR Arrelious Benn Tears His ACL

It really hasn’t been the best camp for Eagles receivers. First they lost Jeremy Maclin to an ACL injury, then they are faced with the Riley Cooper debacle, and now they’ve lost Arrelious Benn for the season with a torn ACL. Benn, who was acquired from Tampa Bay in March in exchange for draft picks, was entering his fourth season out of Illinois. He has 862 yards receiving and...

Michael Vick Leading QB Race in Philadelphia

Eagles quarterback Michael Vick has taken the lead in the battle for starting QB with Nick Foles, according to beat reporter Rueben Frank.Fantasy Spin:It still doesn't mean that Vick will end up starting for the Eagles in 2013, but it appears he's a better fit for the Chip Kelly offense.

Burress embracing role of elder statesman

Plaxico Burress joked at the beginning of training camp he and New England quarterback Tom Brady were the ''grandpas'' of the NFL. Burress is ready to show the kids in his meeting room he's still got it. The 35-year-old finds himself in a unique position in the twilight of his career. Burress is a backup behind Emmanuel Sanders and Antonio Brown and is fighting...

Riley Cooper’s ‘leave of absence’ lasted all of four days

Riley Cooper was given a “leave of absence” on Friday because of the growing fear that the Eagles locker room was dividing. Something that even head coach Chip Kelly acknowledged.To most, it seemed like the best thing to do given the circumstances was to give Cooper and his teammates time to process what had just happened and how they move forward.How much time is truly needed...

Report: Michael Vick Expected To Start Eagles Preseason Opener

We reported that Michael Vick is starting to pull away in the Eagles quarterback competition, and Adam Schefter is reporting that Vick will start the Eagles first pre-season game against the Patriots. Per SalPal, Eagles QB Michael Vick expected to start Friday night for Patriots. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 7, 2013 Doesn’t mean anything in the grand scheme of things...

Report: Eagles never had Riley Cooper attend counseling

According to Phil Sheridan of the Philadelphia Inquirer,  Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper never underwent any counseling for essentially being a racist. The Eagles’ plan for handling the Riley Cooper situation became clear Tuesday. There is no plan. There never was. The team acted quickly to fine Cooper for his videotaped racist threat, then ducked low and hoped it would all...
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