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Archive: August, 2008

Eagles starters expected to sit vs. Jets

Tuesday, August 26, 2008, 1:23 PM
Eagles coach Andy Reid said Tuesday he hadn't decided on the playing time breakdown for the various units in Thursday's preseason finale, but Reid seemed to indicate he wanted to get more reps for his starters. However, the starters played a limited role in practice Tuesday, and other sources said... Read more

Puzzle on defense

Tuesday, August 26, 2008, 5:28 AM
The Eagles clearly have some decisions to make in the coming days about the roster on both offense and defense. Here we take a look at the defensive situation: Defensive coordinator Jim Johnson provided a bit of a surprise when he announced Monday that Dan Klecko would make the 53-man roster as the... Read more

Curtis can't pinpoint return date

Monday, August 25, 2008, 1:41 PM
Wide receiver Kevin Curtis spoke with reporters Monday morning for the first time since his surgery last week to repair a sports hernia. While he wasn't ready to put a timeline on when he might return to the field, he was fairly optimistic that he wouldn't miss much of the regular-season. ``I can't... Read more

The fullback question

Monday, August 25, 2008, 7:24 AM
With the final roster cutdowns a week away, the Eagles remain uncertain about the fullback position. For a position that has largely been an afterthought in the Birds' offense, a lot of recent attention has been given to who will win the job. Tony Hunt, who had never played the position, was moved... Read more

Dawkins expects to be ready for opener

Sunday, August 24, 2008, 11:02 AM
Eagles coach Andy Reid said safety Brian Dawkins has a mild tendon strain in his right ankle and both said they expect Dawkins to be ready for the season opener against St. Louis in 2 weeks. "That's the plan," Dawkins said. However, Reid added that Dawkins was day-to-day. He did not practice... Read more

First Cuts No Surprise

Saturday, August 23, 2008, 4:47 PM
The Eagles only waited a matter of hours after Friday's preseason win at New England to announce their first roster trims. Veteran fullback Luke Lawton, rookie free agent wideout Frantz Hardy and former Rutgers guard Cameron Stephenson were released. The Eagles must cut two more players to get to 75... Read more

Especially Relieved

Saturday, August 23, 2008, 1:03 PM
That was one very large, very relieved coach standing in the middle of the visitors’ locker room at Gillette Stadium late Friday night. No, not Andy Reid. Rory Segrest. The Eagles’ special teams coach, who was uncomfortably close to having the adjective “beleaguered” surgically... Read more

Examining the injuries

Saturday, August 23, 2008, 11:07 AM
The worst news from the Eagles' preseason victory over New England on Friday night was that veteran free safety Brian Dawkins suffered what is being called a right ankle strain in the second quarter. Dawkins limped off the field and eventually was carted to the locker room. He will have an MRI exam... Read more

Tonight's Eagles Game

Friday, August 22, 2008, 12:51 PM
The Kevin Curtis surprise surgery changed the focus for tonight's Eagles preseason game. (By the way, your Eagletarian has been pleasantly surprised by all the folks who agreed with our take in today's Daily News about the panic in the streets over losing a guy many of the panickers never thought was... Read more

What to watch in Eagles-Patriots

Thursday, August 21, 2008, 6:25 PM
Three Things to Watch in Friday's preseason game at New England: 1. DeSean Jackson: He’ll be starting at wideout, with Kevin Curtis and Reggie Brown sidelined. Maybe the rookie can help quell the general wideout panic. 2. Hank Baskett: See above. Baskett will split time on the other side with... Read more
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