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Westbrook, Andrews, and the Preseason Opener

Saturday, August 9, 2008, 10:24 AM
Sitting in the Pittsburgh airport on a lovely Saturday morning, your Eagletarian has finally had a chance to gather his thoughts after a whirlwind Friday. There's nothing quite like writing a story about a complicated contract, while phoning around trying to figure out what's new on Shawn Andrews,... Read more

Westbrook Gets $13 Million Guarantee

Friday, August 8, 2008, 4:34 PM
Brian Westbrook's new contract is a 52-page document, agent Todd France said Friday evening, a complicated deal designed to comply with collective bargaining agreement restrictions that caused it to be rejected by the NFL at least a couple of times, France said. Westbrook will be guaranteed $13 million... Read more

Andrews Returning to Eagles

Friday, August 8, 2008, 3:14 PM
Shawn Andrews, who has said he is absent from Eagles training camp because of clinical depression, has gotten the OK from his therapist in Little Rock, Ark., to join the team, a source close to the situation said Friday. The Eagles play in Pittsburgh Friday night and are off Saturday, so Andrews' first... Read more

Westbrook deal seems imminent

Thursday, August 7, 2008, 10:58 PM
Negotiations continued late into the night, aimed at wrapping up the details on a new contract for Brian Westbrook, sources close to the situation indicated. The Eagles are expected to announce the deal Friday, before their preseason opener in Pittsburgh. The team’s negotiators, Eagles president... Read more

What to watch in opener

Thursday, August 7, 2008, 8:01 PM
The Eagles begin the preseason Friday night at Pittsburgh. Here are three things to watch out for ... 1. DeSean Jackson returning punts and Lorenzo Booker returning kicks. It would be nice to get an early read on how well the Eagles have fixed one of their most irritating problem areas from last... Read more

Playing time set for opener

Thursday, August 7, 2008, 11:57 AM
Bob Cooney filling in for your Eagletarians at Lehigh: Shawn Andrews is scheduled to meet with his doctor in Arkansas today in what could pave the way for his return to the Eagles. In the first public comments from the Eagles organization since Andrews revealed his bout with depression to the Daily... Read more

Lito to Lurie: Seriously, Dude ...

Wednesday, August 6, 2008, 12:37 PM
Yards-per-attempt, as it relates to passes thrown against individual cornerbacks, is a pretty esoteric NFL stat; it isn't included in the regular statistical package the league prepares for reporters. Apparently, along with being dogged by injuries all last season and not having a good year in several... Read more

Eagles reveal depth chart

Tuesday, August 5, 2008, 11:39 PM
The Eagles sent out their game notes to the media for Friday's presason opener against Pittsburgh and it includes the first official depth chart. This is far from gospel, so do not read too much into it, but there are some interesting things to note ... * Sheldon Brown and Lito Sheppard are listed... Read more

Watch out fans

Tuesday, August 5, 2008, 8:12 PM
We figured this was one that could go right at the heart of the most passionate and hearty of Eagles fans. The NFL today announced a new code of conduct for fans in an effort to ban behavior that "detracts from the gameday experience," according to NFL commisioner Roger Goodell. According... Read more

Teammates Support Andrews

Tuesday, August 5, 2008, 12:38 PM
Several Eagles interviewed after Tuesday's morning workout at Lehigh said they had no idea Shawn Andrews was suffering from depression, until Andrews detailed his struggle to the Daily News Monday afternoon. They seemed sympathetic and said they would be supportive of their teammate, who has said he... Read more
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