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Andy Reid to resume coaching duties this week after tragic death of son

Eagles practice went on at Lehigh at the request of head coach Andy Reid despite the morning’s tragic events. While Coach Reid went about the heartbreaking task of informing his family of the discovery of his eldest child’s lifeless body at his dorm room in Bethlehem on Sunday morning, offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg and defensive coordinator Juan Castillo took control...
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August 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Garrett, son of Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid, found dead

Tragic news coming out of Philadelphia Eagles training camp this morning.  Garrett Reid, son of Eagles head coach Andy Reid, was found dead in his room at Leigh University on Sunday morning. The younger Reid had been working with strength and conditioning and was present with the team at training camp. 911 was called at 7:20 am when he was found unresponsive in his room at Lehigh...
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August 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Eagles Briefs: Injury Updates

You can tell that the start of the season is growing ever closer due to the increase in stories about the Eagles that are out there. And it’s only going to get better. With the preseason opener just days away and the start of the regular season just a month out, Philadelphia’s players and coaches know that they no longer have the luxury of time. They must improve each and every...
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August 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles add former AFL DE Xavier Brown to roster

The Philadelphia Eagles signed defensive end Xavier Brown (6-4, 265) on Saturday, bringing the roster back up to 90. Brown most recently played with the Arena Football League’s New Orleans Voodoo, where in 13 games he posted four sacks and three passes defensed. He was with the Chicago Rush earlier this year, accruing a team-leading six sacks. The 24-year old Brown’s college...
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August 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Brandon Graham’s ‘I can’t wait til camp is over’ face (PHOTO)

Players are feeling the heat at Lehigh–literally. It’s one of the toughest training camps in member for the Philadelphia Eagles. Head coach Andy Reid is running players ragged. Yhough they love the game of football they are tired. How tired? The photo below of Brandon Graham, posted to Instagram on Friday, tells you a bit about that. Want more Philly Sports Muse? You can find...
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August 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles send LBs Fokou, Lloyd to Indy, get CB in return

New Eagles CB Kevin Thomas Ever since former Philadelphia Eagles Director of Player Personnel Ryan Grigson went to Indianapolis to replace Bill Polian as the new GM for the Colts, the relationship between that team and the Eagles has been cozy, engaging in multiple trades. And they did it again on Thursday with Philadelphia sending linebackers Moise Fokou and Greg Lloyd to the Colts...
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August 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles: Who’s Standing Out at Training Camp?

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid is running one of the toughest training camps in the NFL at Lehigh  University in Bethlehem, PA. He is working his team hard, with the hopes that this critical ground work will pay dividends in the 2012 season. With 90 men on the roster, it can be hard to single out just a few to highlight. Everyone is taking their play to the highest level...
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August 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Philadelphia Eagles DE Jason Babin may miss entire preseason

Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Jason Babin may miss the entire preseason due to a right calf strain injury, a league source tells CSNPhilly’s Reuben Frank . Babin got hurt on Saturday during 1-on-1 drills. Per Frank,  Babin has suffered a Grade 2 muscle strain, meaning that a small tear exists in the muscle and that there is some bleeding.  According to the source, the injury...
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August 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles roster moves: WR Ron Johnson waived, Mike Brewer signed

WR Ron Johnson suffered an ankle injury widely described as “gruesome” at Eagles practice on Monday and for which he had surgery today. This led Johnson to being waived/injured by the Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday. In his place, the team picked up former UFL receiver Andrew Brewer (6-3, 215). Brewer is familiar to at least two people in the Eagles organization. He played with...
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July 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles lose another WR to injury: Ron Johnson dislocates ankle

Injury news is a part of every sport, particularly the NFL. But it’s a part of the game I never get used to. You hate to see any player injured, but it’s especially tough to see when it’s a player who had a chance. Wideout Ron Johnson absolutely had a chance until he went down on the field with an ankle injury on Monday. Johnson is a player that head coach Andy Reid mentioned...
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July 30, 2012  |  Discuss

DeSean Jackson throws punches at Eagles training camp

There is a reason that football players hate training camp. The intensity, the heat, and the pressure of most knowing that they are fighting for their professional lives. It gets to most players in the NFL at one point or another, even after they’ve signed a multimillion dollar deals. DeSean Jackson got into what was described as the “best fight of camp so far” with corner...
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July 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles: With Riley Cooper out, chance for Marvin McNutt to make his mark

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...
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July 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Live from Lehigh: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie the MVP of first Philadelphia Eagles practice in pads

Saturday marked the first appearance of pads at Eagles training camp in Bethlehem, and the excitement on the part of both fans and players was tangible. Philly Sports Muse ventured to Lehigh University for a first-hand look at this Eagles squad. The fact that there is still a good deal of work to be done before the first preseason game against the Steelers in 11 days and the...
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July 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Eagles Briefs: CB Curtis Marsh takes reps with first defense

The full Eagles team had its first practice at training camp on Thursday, and there is news-aplenty from camp. A rundown of some of the news: -Football means injuries, unfortunately. TE Brent Celek suffered a mild knee sprain, but told reporters that he should be okay. Other tight end news: There’s “mutual interest” between Jeremy Shockey and the Eagles, but seems to be a holding...
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July 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Mike Vick on President Obama’s message to slide: “Man, he’s got a point”

Regardless of where you fall on the political spectrum, if Mike Vick does indeed slide at any point in the 2012 season, I think that Eagles fans owe President Barack Obama a fruit basket, at the very least. Why? Because Vick, more than ever, seems to have received the message. When asked about his reaction to Obama’s comments on Thursday, the quarterback said that he heard the...
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July 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Reporting for Duty

Image courtesy of the Philadelphia Eagles The veterans reported for duty at Philadelphia Eagles training camp on Wednesday and Comcast SportsNet’s Derrick Gunn noted that they arrived to Lehigh University earlier than usual. They’re excited. We’re excited. It’s like the first day of school. Nerves and excitement abound. The Eagles posted the photo above on their Facebook...
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July 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Even the President of the United States wants Mike Vick to slide

Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha had the opportunity to meet and speak with President Barack Obama on Monday, as one does, and the conversation predicatably turned to football and the Philadelphia Eagles. Even the most powerful man in the world, consumed by wars and endless financial crises, knew that there was a problem in Philadelphia. What message did the President...
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July 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles training camp: Cliff Harris and Mychal Kendricks stand out early

Cliff Harris. Image courtesy of the Philadephia Eagles. Veterans report to Eagles training camp on Wednesday but all this week, the rookies and select veterans (including the team’s quarterbacks) have been at it preparing for the 2012 season. A few notes: -Corner Cliff Harris is impressing. On Monday he had two picks and broke up a pass from Mike Vick during a 7 -on-7 scrimmage...
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July 25, 2012  |  1 Comment

Mike Vick’s other career: Undercover Modell’s salesman

Decked out in a red Modell’s polo shirt, Eagles quarterback Mike Vick put in a little extra work recently to promote his V7 clothing line with the chain. He took on the role of a salesman named Victor with an “undercover” appearance at one store. The video is amusing, with a few great lines. My favorites: “Become a sex symbol.  20 dollars.” and a terse “No we don’t...
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July 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles eye veteran TEs Visanthe Shiancoe and Jeremy Shockey

The Philadelphia Eagles are looking to some veteran tight end talent to possibly add depth to the position on the team. On Tuesday, the Birds will work out 32-year old free agent Visanthe Shiancoe, who spent five seasons with the Minnesota Vikings and before that four seasons with the New York Giants. Shiancoe has 243 career receptions for 2,677 yards and 27 touchdowns. His numbers...
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July 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Andy Reid OK with Mike Vick putting ‘Eagles’ and ‘dynasty’ in same sentence

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid has heard the comments of quarterback Mike Vick about the possibility of the team being a dynasty. And Big Red backs his player 100%. Reid said about Vick, “I know this player and I know he loves challenges; he’s as competitive as anyone you’ve ever been around, and he wants to win. He is willing to do whatever it takes physically and...
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July 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Fire alarm charges against Eagles RB Dion Lewis dropped

Players for the Philadelphia Eagles largely stayed out of trouble this offseason, save for the arrest of RB Dion Lewis of felony charges of pulling a fire alarm at a hotel in Albany, New York. Lewis can now put that incident behind him. According to Les Bowen of the Daily News, the case against Lewis was dismissed in court on Monday. Lewis and his brother, Lamar, were arrested after...
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July 23, 2012  |  Discuss

DT Mike Patterson won’t participate in camp, out indefinitely for the Philadelphia Eagles

DT Mike Patterson’s collapse and seizures on the practice field last summer at Eagles training camp was a horrifying moment. After testing immediately following the incident, it was discovered that Patterson had a condition called AVM, an irregular formation of nerves wrapped around his brain. Incredibly, Patterson played during the 2011 season. It was known all along, however...
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July 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles add to roster at start of camp

On Sunday, as rookies and some veterans began reporting to Bethlehem for the start training camp, the Philadelphia Eagles were making additions to their roster. The team acquired DT Ollie Ogbu via a trade with the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for CB D.J. Johnson. The Birds also and signed free agents WR Anthony “Tiger” Jones and CB Kee-ayre Griffin. Ogbu (6-1, 30) was signed...
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July 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Eagles training camp 2012: And so it begins

Image via Lehighvalleylive.com After a long offseason, the Philadelphia Eagles begin the climb to building a successful 2012 campaign. Rookies and select veterans, including Mike Vick, report to Lehigh University today. Camp will be in full swing with all players reporting on Wednesday. The start of training camp represents unbridled hope for fans and players alike. Almost half of...
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July 22, 2012  |  Discuss
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