Originally written on Eagles Eye  |  Last updated 7/30/13
The train is moving so fast I'm having trouble keeping up... Another player lost to an ACL injury--- this time veteran linebacker Jason Phillips, who was expected to make the team but also to excel on special teams coverage units.  That's a troubling loss, and mostly because the guys haven't even begun tackling to the ground yet. Brizer was certainly on the money when he stated weeks ago that injuries and serendipity are major forces in the shaping of an NFL roster. They are forces which are difficult to scout or predict. The Eagles announced on Monday that they have signed Travis Long to the 90-man roster. Long, a 6-4, 245 lb. outside linebacker from Washington State, comes to the Eagles after going undrafted due to a torn ACL of his own. Long tore his ACL in November, which means he is 10 months removed from an injury that usually takes 9-12 months to heal. Teams were concerned enough about his health to pass on him during the draft in April. Long racked up...
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