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Archive: July, 2008

'Mild' hamstring strain for Samuel

Sunday, July 27, 2008, 2:00 PM
Asante Samuel once again seemed to be walking normally -- with a bounce in his step, even -- as he left the locker room at lunchtime and clambered aboard Lito Sheppard's 4x4 Ford pickup, which sits almost far enough off the ground to require one of those blinking lights that warn approaching aircraft... Read more

Well, That Didn't Take Long

Saturday, July 26, 2008, 11:27 AM
The most significant moment of the first morning of full-contact drills at Eagles' training camp was little-noticed by the Lehigh crowd. In a noncontact 7-on-7 drill just before 10 a.m., Asante Samuel limped off. Samuel and Eagles athletic trainer Rick Burkholder walked to the locker room. Eagles... Read more

Lito Speaks; Andrews Still Missing

Friday, July 25, 2008, 7:04 PM
Defensive coordinator Jim Johnson meticulously rotated Lito Sheppard and Sheldon Brown in and out of the first-team defense in the first full-squad practice of training camp Friday. "I guess that's what you get when you have an unresolved situation, you get rotated," Sheppard said afterward... Read more

Getting 'Personal'

Friday, July 25, 2008, 12:05 PM
Shawn Andrews has been abducted by aliens. Shawn Andrews is attending a convention of fellow SpongeBob Squarepants admirers, dressed as Squidward. Shawn Andrews is quitting football to launch a singing career. Shawn Andrews wants offensive line coach Juan Castillo to use his "inside voice"... Read more

Westbrook Here for Now, Says Talks Pending

Thursday, July 24, 2008, 6:50 PM
"There definitely was" a possibility he would not show up for Eagles training camp tonight, Brian Westbrook said as he prepared to check into the Lehigh dorms, a little before 6 p.m "I wanted to give my agent -- of course, I hired a new agent -- an opportunity to talk with (Eagles president)... Read more

Westbrook: I'm here

Thursday, July 24, 2008, 6:07 PM
Brian Westbrook arrived at Eagles training camp at Lehigh tonight, in time for the 7 p.m. mandatory team meeting. Westbrook, who is seeking a new contract, said he considered not reporting, but decided to because he wanted his new agent, Todd France, and the Eagles to have a chance to talk about a... Read more

Andrews Update: Not His Contract, But Not Excused

Thursday, July 24, 2008, 4:47 PM
Updating what we posted earlier, Eagles coach Andy Reid confirms, through a team spokesman, that guard Shawn Andrews is absent from training camp for personal reasons. However, the Eagles did not say the absence is excused. That could mean Andrews will be fined. Teams can fine a player $15,000 a day... Read more

Andrews' Absence Not Contract Related

Thursday, July 24, 2008, 3:56 PM
What would veterans' check-in day at Lehigh be without an unexpected curveball? As the Escalades and Hummers began rumbling into the players' lot this afternoon, the Pro Football Talk Web site reported that Birds guard Shawn Andrews might not report because he is dissatisfied with his contract. Your... Read more

Westbrook's new agent, really

Thursday, July 24, 2008, 10:20 AM
A spokesman for the NFL Players Association has told Eagletarian that Brian Westbrook has filed the official paperwork to make Todd France his agent. France replaces Fletcher Smith, the agent for Donovan McNabb. Westbrook is expected to report today with the Eagles' remaining veterans to Lehigh. The... Read more

The Eagles and Favre? Huh?

Wednesday, July 23, 2008, 11:45 PM
While your Eagletarian tried to keep up with all the twists in the Brian Westbrook agent sweepstakes (the evening became morning without Westbrook hiring Todd France, despite all the reports he had done so), our poor brain was taxed by something that made even less sense. The following appeard on... Read more
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