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Philadelphia Eagles: Mike Kafka takes a commanding lead in the battle for backup QB

The Philadelphia Eagles just completed their first organized team activities (OTAs) of the 2012 offseason and are preparing for their second this week. The practices are, as head coach Andy Reid says, an opportunity for the team to “knock off some of the rust” accumulated from the offseason and provide an early glimpse into who may be a factor during the season. The importance...
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May 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles DE Trent Cole rated 57th best player of 2012

Defensive end Trent Cole is the latest member of the Philadelphia Eagles to appear on the NFL Network’s countdown of the top players of 2012. Cole was named the 57th best player in the league by his peers. Teammate and fellow end Jason Babin expressed admiration of and appreciation for his teammates’s talent, saying “he just goes so hard.” Babin stated that he and Cole are...
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May 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Demetress Bell confident, getting comfortable with new Eagles teammates

The offseason for the Philadelphia Eagles in March was quiet, calm, and everything was going well. Until news that Pro Bowl LT Jason Peters had ruptured his Achilles, that is. Philadelphia’s offensive line was set to finally have continuity in 2012, which would have served to strengthen the foundation laid in 2011 . Peters and the rest of the o-line were no small part of what led...
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May 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Will Philadelphia see a return on its investment in Brandon Graham?

Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham hasn’t seen much time on the playing field since being drafted in the first round by the Birds in 2010, but he’s been talked about often. And he has heard all of the criticism. The talk of him being a bust with just 3 sacks thus far in his NFL career. The comparisons made to New York Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul, drafted 2 places...
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May 23, 2012  |  1 Comment
WHERE EAGLES DARE

Vick: Next season 'critical year for me'

Addressing the upcoming 2012 campaign, the Eagles QB stressed the need for a successful season for the team, saying, "It’s a critical year for coach, it’s a critical year for me."

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May 23, 2012  |  Discuss

OTAs begin today for the Philadelphia Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles will begin their organized team activities today at the NovaCare, representing the first time in 2012 that the Birds will assemble together. Rookies, veterans, and new additions alike will have their first opportunity to work together as a group. Even though there will be not contact, the time together represents an important step for the Eagles. The 2011...
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May 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles Agree to Deal with QB Nick Foles

The Philadelphia Eagles announced on Monday that they had come to terms on a 4-year deal with rookie QB Nick Foles. Foles was selected by the Birds in the 3rd round of the draft (88th overall selection) from the University of Arizona, where he was the all-time leading passer in terms of yards (10,011), touchdowns (67), attempts (1,369) and completions (933) The rookie will compete...
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May 21, 2012  |  Discuss

LeSean McCoy didn’t need DeSean Jackson’s contract advice

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson provided RB LeSean McCoy with some unsolicited advice this offseason about how to handle McCoy’s  negotiations for a contract extension. Jackson advised his friend and teammate not to do what the wideout did last season: hold out from training camp. Jackson told the Inquirer “I think it would be in his best interest to come. Looking...
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May 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Mike Vick to marry in Miami next month

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Mike Vick will soon be a married man. He will wed long-time fiancée Kijafa Frink on June 30 in Miami Beach, 4 days after Vick’s 32nd birthday. The wedding will reportedly be for about 300 guests and be held at the swanky Fontainebleau Miami Beach, where Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh got married last summer. The guest list will include head coach...
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May 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Where does Mike Vick place in the top 100 players of 2012?

Another Philadelphia Eagles player has made the NFL Network’s list of the top 100 players of 2012. But like teammates DeSean Jackson and Nnamdi Asomugha, named earlier in the list, this player saw a major in drop in where his name appeared. Quarterback Mike Vick was named the 20th best player in the league last year. On this year’s list, he fell 50 spots to number 70. The primary...
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May 19, 2012  |  1 Comment

5-year, $45 million deal for LeSean McCoy

Following the draft, the biggest offseason priority for the Philadelphia Eagles was to sign Pro Bowl running back LeSean McCoy. And that important step happened on Thursday, when the 23-year old signing a 5-year, $45 million contract ($20.765 guaranteed). There was none of the drama or acrimony that surrounded DeSean Jackson’s extension. McCoy stayed quiet, trusted a new deal...
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May 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Mychal Kendricks An Early Star Among Eagles Rookies

The Philadelphia Eagles wrapped up their rookie minicamp on Monday and there clearly seem to be some players winning early favor from the Eagles organization and head coach Andy Reid. One of those players is 2nd-round draft pick LB Mychal Kendricks. Reid praised what he saw from Kendricks, saying he “looked good out here.” The 5’11, 239 linebacker out of California and the...
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May 16, 2012  |  1 Comment

Philadelphia Eagles Sign DB Wade Bonner

I think we know at least one person who performed well at rookie mincamp this weekend. The Philadelphia Eagles announced on Monday that they signed DB Wade Bonner to their 90-man roster. Bonner participated in the camp on a tryout basis. As the team was already at the 90 person limit, Philadelphia released WR Darnell Williams in order to make room for Bonner. Bonner (5-10, 195),...
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May 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles LT Jason Peters Re-Tears Achilles, Has Second Surgery

The sense of security the Philadelphia Eagles felt about their offensive line was shaken up earlier this year when Pro Bowl LT Jason Peters tore his Achilles tendon. Peters had surgery to repair the injury and begin the long recovery process, which would likely take all of the 2012 season. Now comes word that Peters re-tore his Achilles recently and required a second surgery. The...
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May 15, 2012  |  Discuss

The Twitter Beef Continues: Osi Umenyiora Wishes LeSean McCoy a Happy Mother’s Day

New York Giants DE Osi Umenyiora rekindled his love with Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy on Sunday by wishing Shady a Happy Mother’s Day via Twitter. Sigh. Really, Osi? Some people really need the structure of a season, as they clearly can’t find anything to do with themselves in the offseasonn. Umenyiora’s former teammate, 49ers RB Brandon Jacobs saw the tweet and responded...
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May 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Former Eagles Center Jamaal Jackson Weighing Retirement

One day, the news was that Jamaal Jackson, former center for the Philadelphia Eagles, was trying out for the rival New York Giants. The next, Jackson, 32, was retiring. CBS Sports and other outlets reported on Saturday that Giants coach Tom Coughlin told the media that Jackson had retired. “He came in, he was very nice,” said Coughlin, who was coaching Jackson through a tryout...
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May 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Eagles Briefs: Observations from Philadelphia’s Rookie Camp, Day 1

The Novacare Complex was abuzz on Saturday as the rookies currently on the roster of the Philadelphia Eagles another invited participants  took part in the first day of rookie camp. It’s a crash course in all-things NFL and all-things Eagles, including terminology, so this weekend will only begin to scratch the surface of determining the talent who will best help the Eagles in...
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May 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Former Philadelphia Eagles QB Vince Young Signs with the Bills

Former Philadelphia Eagles backup quarterback Vince Young has a new home in the NFL. He signed a one-year, $2 million dollar deal on Friday with the Buffalo Bills. Per ESPN, Young has an additional $1 million dollars in incentives built into the deal. Despite claiming assurances from Andy Reid that he was good enough to be a starter elsewhere in the league, Young will again be a...
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May 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles Sign Rookies Boykin, Brown and Washington

It was a busy day at the Novacare, with the Philadelphia Eagles signed three more of their 2012 draft selections on Friday. CB Brandon Boykin, RB Bryce Brown and OG Brandon Washington all came to terms on 4-year agreements with the Birds. The only remaining draftees to sign is the team’s first round pick, DT Fletcher Cox and QB Nick Foles, who was taken in the third round. The...
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May 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles Sign Former U of Miami QB Jacory Harris

The Philadelphia Eagles announced on Friday that they signed undrafted rookie free agent Jacory Harris. The signing takes place just in time for Harris to join Philadelphia’s rookie camp this weekend. The signing puts the team’s roster at 90, the maximum for NFL rosters at this state of the offseason. Harris (6-4, 195) was a three-year starter at Miami (Florida), receiving the...
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May 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles Rookie Minicamp Begins This Weekend

The Philadelphia Eagles have never had held an offseason camp exclusively for rookies. But they will be holding the first this weekend, a product of the new collective bargaining agreement. 44 players have been invited to attend–drafted players, undrafted players, and those who have been on practice squads around the league but never yet made it to an NFL roster. Head coach Andy...
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May 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles Rookie Spotlight: OT Dennis Kelly

Offensive tackle Dennis Kelly, who attended Purdue University, was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 5th round (the 153rd overall pick) of the 2012 draft. Kelly is huge (6-8, 321), with his size comparable to that of veteran OT King Dunlap. Head coach Andy Reid said of Kelly’s size, “When he walks in the room, he’s one of those where the light dims down a little bit...
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May 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Two Philadelphia Eagles Debut on NFL’s Top 100 Players of 2012

The Philadelphia Eagles had two members of its team appear in the NFL Network’s countdown of the top 100 players of 2012 this week. That’s good, right? The not-so-good part is that the players were ranked far lower this year than last. But given the Eagles 8-8 season in 2011, that is hardly a surprise. CB Nnamdi Asomugha, the free agent prize of the 2011 offseason, saw his standing...
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May 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Former Eagles WR Terrell Owens Pathetic on Dr. Phil

So, I watched T.O.’s appearance on Dr. Phil on Tuesday. And it was just sad. It was sad seeing a man with little maturity and no sense of responsibility in the midst of ruining the lives four innocent children. Four children by four different women. You have to ask questions about the decision-making abilities of all involved, especially baby mamas 3 and 4, but in the end, it’s...
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May 10, 2012  |  Discuss

The Philadelphia Eagles announced on Thursday that they had come to terms with DE Vinny Curry, OT Dennis Kelly and WR Marvin McNutt. All 3 signed 4-year deals. The Philadelphia Eagles have now signed four of their nine 2012 draft picks., with LB Mychal Kendricks signing with the team on Tuesday.
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May 10, 2012  |  Discuss
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