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Eagles Head Coach Andy Reid Tells Vince Young, “It’s Not You, It’s Me” and VY Totally Buys It

This probably wound up being an interception. Photo via SB Nation. Vince Young will not return to the Philadelphia Eagles in 2012. This reality is a surprise to no one, and it makes me happy to no end. Young is on the job market, and he spoke with Houston radio station KILT about why things didn’t work with the Eagles and his search for a new team, among other topics. Philadelphia’s...
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April 13, 2012  |  Discuss

DT Trevor Laws Heads to St. Louis

Good luck in St. Louis, Trevor Once he entered into free agency, 27-year old DT Trevor Laws was not expected to return to the Philadelphia Eagles. On Wednesday, he announced via Twitter that he was taking his talents St. Louis, signing a  one-year deal with the Rams. Laws was the 47th pick overall in the 2008 draft for the Eagles and never  lived up to the expectations a 2nd-round...
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April 12, 2012  |  Discuss

DT Derek Landri Extends Stay with Philadelphia Eagles by One Year

It’s not the long-term deal he had hoped for, but DT Derek Landri will be extending his stay in Philadelphia by one year. The Inquirer says the deal is worth a “possible $1.8 million.” Derek Landri The 6-2, 290 Landri made his presence known on the line in the 2011 season, despite being cut by the Eagles just before the start of the season. He was brought back to help the team...
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April 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles Reportedly Interested in S Yeremiah Bell

The problems of the Philadelphia Eagles secondary in 2011 are no secret. So a report that the team is interested in former Miami Dolphin Yeremiah Bell is not terribly surprising. The interest was relayed to a Miami television station via Bell’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, according to the Miami Herald. Bell (6’5, 205) was the longest-tenured player on the Dolphins (8 years) and was...
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April 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Eagles Draft Watch: Philadelphia Works Out Arizona QB Nick Foles

How much do pre-draft visits and ultimate draft selections correlate for NFL teams overall, and specifically for the Philadelphia Eagles? Ray Didinger considers this very question, and his take is that the visits are generally a smokescreen. That’s not to say that there isn’t genuine interest in many of the prospects that the team brings in. C Jason Kelce was a player that Philadelphia...
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April 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles Week in Review: The Hope for Demetress Bell and the Wait for Jason Peters

Philadelphia Eagles Pro Bowl LT Jason Peters had successful surgery for his ruptured  right Achilles tendon on Tuesday. Even before the procedure was performed, speculation about a possible timeline for Peters’ return was rampant. Now that the surgery has taken place, there can begin to be some indication of how Peters’  timeframe for recovery. But we know he’s not going...
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April 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Eagles 2012 Preseason Schedule Announced

The preseason schedule for the Philadelphia Eagles was announced on Wednesday. Generally not the most exciting of news, but it’s some sort of indication that football, even in preseason form, is getting closer. Therefore, I will gladly take it. Here are the deets: Thursday, August 9         vs. Pittsburgh                    7:30 pm (6ABC) Monday, August...
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April 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Mike Vick Rocks New Nike Uniform, Talks More About Peyton Manning (VIDEO)

Nike unveiled its new uniforms for the NFL on Tuesday and thank goodness, they are nowhere near as upsetting as we were fitting. For the Eagles the look is very similar to the Reebok design but with more of a sleek, modern edge. Mike Vick appeared on the NFL Network sporting the new look and talking about some of the more notable offseason happenings for the Birds. Check it out here...
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April 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Morning Muse: Philadelphia Eagles in a “Tricky” Spot

Another morning, more headlines…here’ a look at the latest Eagles buzz around the web. Pro Bowl LT Jason Peters had surgery on Tuesday to repair his ruptured Achilles. The procedure went well, but now the wait is on for details on his long-term prognosis. – NFL.com Though DT Mike Patterson played all of the 2011 season, his .horrific seizure at Lehigh University was never forgotten...
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April 04, 2012  |  Discuss

No Deal for FA Demetrius Bell After Weekend Visit to Philadelphia

In the hunt for a replacement for injured Pro Bowl LT Jason Peters, who will have surgery for a ruptured Achilles tomorrow, the Philadelphia Eagles are still without a solution. After a weekend stay in Philadelphia, free agent tackle Demetrius Bell left the city without a deal with the Eagles, per CSNPhilly.  Bell has also visited the Cardinals, Steelers, Packers and Redskins. Should...
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April 02, 2012  |  Discuss

So Far, So Good In Contract Talks for Eagles RB LeSean McCoy

The Eagles have done an excellent job in taking care of their own this offseason, in a marked contrast to their approach in 2011. DeSean Jackson’s deal was completed before he had time to sign his franchise tender. Evan Mathis was handsomely rewarded for his excellent play in 2011 with a nice 5-year deal. Todd Herremans and Trent Cole received extensions friendly to their wallets...
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April 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Odds Against Any Playing Time for Philadelphia Eagles LT Jason Peters in 2012

The chances of 5-time Pro Bowl left tackle Jason Peters being able to return to on-field action in any meaningful way for Philadelphia in 2012 are very, very low. A ruptured Achilles tendon. The very sound of it is extreme. It’s a tendon that affects so much of what the average person needs to do, like stand and walk, let alone a professional offensive lineman who needs it for...
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April 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles Host Demetrius Bell, Reach Out to Marcus McNeill in Scramble to Replace Peters

In the hunt to replace injured Pro-Bowl tackle Jason Peters, the Philadelphia Eagles are wasting no time. On Saturday evening, the team hosted free agent tackle Demetrius Bell, formerly of the Buffalo Bills. Per the Inquirer and CSNPhilly, Bell stayed overnight in Philadelphia and will have more meetings with the team on Sunday, often a good sign in these visits. The 27-year old...
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April 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Mike Vick Not Threatened By Peyton Manning

Two weeks ago, the LA Times reported that the Philadelphia Eagles had pursued former Colts quarterback Peyton Manning. For whatever reason, the team decided to issue a statement in response to the report. Andy Reid reiterated his commitment to quarterback Mike Vick in his statement. And that was that. But we never heard a peep from Mike Vick. Until now. Commenting for the first time...
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March 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Philadelphia’s O-Line Takes a Hit: Jason Peters Suffers Ruptured Achilles

What was one of the few areas of the Eagles you felt pretty confident about going into the 2012 season? The strength and stability of the offensive line for the first time in ages? Yeah, me too. Todd Herremans given a longer deal. Evan Mathis re-signed. Jason Kelce returning after a good rookie campaign. And of course, Pro Bowl left tackle Jason Peters. The best offensive lineman...
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March 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Oh, Donovan: Bitter Comments About the Redskins Hurt McNabb, Not the Shanahans

Image via GQ Oh, Donovan. Why do you keep doing this? It’s gotten to the point that every time I see Donovan McNabb’s name in a headline, I cringe. First, he urged Peyton Manning not to go to the Redskins (on second thought, I won’t hold that one against him). Now, McNabb has taken to the airwaves (you can watch it here) to unleash his most pointed attack on the Washington...
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March 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Morning Muse: Asante to the Titans?

Ah, the news cycle. It can’t be controlled or predicted, but things seem to absolutely kick up when my real world time is most limited. I will survive. A lot is happening in Eagles news, and hopefully I will have more time to reflect, comment and dissect this weekend. But until then, a rundown of the news. -Samuel to the Titans? CSNPhilly’s Derrick Gunn is hearing that Asante...
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March 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Eagles Find Plenty of Interest in Asante Samuel Around the NFL

Image via whereweems.com The Philadelphia Eagles aren’t hiding the fact that they’d like to trade Pro Bowl corner Asante Samuel. And at the league meeting, currently taking place in Florida, the team is getting the feeling that other organizations want what they’re saying. GM Howie Roseman spoke the Inquirer’s Jeff MacLane on Tuesday about the situation at corner, and Roseman...
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March 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles Draft Notes: Visits, Picks and Speculation

This time next month, we will be in the midst of the long awaited 2012  NFL draft.  We will know who the top pick of the Philadelphia Eagles and little else. The pickup of LB DeMaco Ryans by the Birds has added an interesting wrinkle to the annual tradition of trying to figure out of the mindset of the Eagles front office via mock drafts. The Birds know that, while getting Ryans...
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March 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles’ Next Offseason Goal: Trade Asante Samuel

When Philadelphia acquired both Nnamdi Asmomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie last offseason, Asante Samuel began to publicly question whether he was still wanted by the team. During the 2011 season, the trio of corners was part of the overall woes of the Philadelphia defense, all struggling to be effective in new roles assigned by new defensive coordinator Juan Castillo, who...
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March 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Andy Reid Denies Pursuit of Peyton and Personnel Struggles in the Eagles Front Office. But Do We Buy It?

"Bring me Peyton Manning!" Or...not. Friday was a strange day in Eagles news, with the big story being all about rumors. A report issued by the Los Angeles Times’ Sam Farmer made two bold claim about the team: That they had indeed pursued Peyton Manning, and that Andy Reid had been so dissatisfied with his role in personnel decision-making that he had threatened to leave...
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March 24, 2012  |  1 Comment

Excitement Over LB DeMeco Ryans Rampant Among Eagles Fans and Players

New Eagles linebacker DeMeco Ryans greets the Philadelphia press Right now, the whole of Eagles Nation has a fever. And it has been caused by the euphoria experienced by the recent acquisition of 2-time Pro Bowl linebacker DeMeco Ryans. Yesterday, the Delaware Country Times’ Bob Grotz said that “The way Eagles Nation has reacted, you would think DeMeco Ryans is headed to the...
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March 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Eagles Land Pro Bowl LB DeMeco Ryans

DeMeco Ryans The Philadelphia Eagles have gotten their linebacker, ladies and gentlemen.  In a trade with the Houston Texans on Tuesday, Philadelphia acquired 2-time Pro Bowl linebacker DeMeco Ryans (6-1, 247) from the Houston Texans in exchange for a 4th round draft pick in 2012. The teams also swapped 3rd round choices this year, meaning that the Eagles now possess the 89th selection...
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March 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Eagles OG Evan Mathis Speaks On His Decision to Return to Philadelphia: “This Is the Best O-Line I’ve Ever Played With”

Evan Mathis all dressed up for his big day with the media. Image via CSNPhilly Newly re-signed OG Evan Mathis spoke yesterday for the first time about his new $25.5 million/5 year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles. Mathis revealed that he and GM Howie Roseman agreed that Mathis would test the waters of free agency in order to figure out a pricetag to place on the self-described journeyman...
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March 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Philadelphia Eagles Among Several Teams Talking with Plaxico Burress

Will Plaxico Burress wear another shade of green in 2012? WR Plaxico Burress wants to be a Philadelphia Eagle. He can’t make that any more clear. Burress was open about that desire last offseason when he famously emerged from prison wearing a Phillies hat. And even before his one-year contract with the Jets expired, he made that interest known again. Now, it seems that the Eagles...
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March 19, 2012  |  Discuss
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