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Archive: August, 2009

Vick Can Still Throw

Saturday, August 15, 2009, 12:34 PM
All that stuff about timing and footwork and conditioning remains to be assessed, but Michael Vick had no trouble effortlessly connecting with receivers Saturday, in his first NFL practice since spending 18 months in federal prison. Wearing a white longsleeve workout shirt under his red No. 7 practice... Read more

NFC East reacts to Vick signing

Saturday, August 15, 2009, 10:17 AM
As Paul Domowitch reported yesterday from Giants training camp in Albany, the reaction to Michael Vick's signing was greeted positively by the Eagles' NFC East rivals. Said All-Pro defensive lineman Osi Umenyiora: "Anytime you add a player like that to a football team, you have no choice but... Read more

Eagles make their appeal

Friday, August 14, 2009, 7:30 PM
This is a letter sent Friday by the Eagles to their suitesholders and premium ticketholders. As you are aware, the Eagles confirmed last evening that we have signed Michael Vick to the team. You are our most valued customers and we understand that this decision may result in some personal soul searching... Read more

Giants Applaud Eagles' Signing of Vick

Friday, August 14, 2009, 5:46 PM
There were a lot of people cursing the Eagles today for their decision to give Michael Vick a job. But one of them wasn’t Osi Umenyiora. The New York Giants’ Pro Bowl defensive end applauded the Birds for their willingness to give Vick a second chance at an NFL career. ``It’s hard... Read more

1 p.m.: Live Eagles chat

Friday, August 14, 2009, 11:44 AM
Join Les Bowen for a live Eagles chat today at 1 p.m. He'll talk about Michael Vick, last night's preseason game and whatever else is on your mind. Read more

Vick: 'I won't disappoint'

Friday, August 14, 2009, 11:36 AM
New Eagles quarterback Michael Vick returned to the NFL with his introductory press conference at a jam-packed NovaCare Complex auditorium, meeting with the local and national media. “I’m glad to have an opportunity at a second chance and I won’t disappoint,” said Vick, wearing... Read more

The McNabb-Vick relationship, more reaction, injury news

Friday, August 14, 2009, 8:20 AM
The relationship and eveolving dynamtic between Donovan McNabb and Michael Vick will be a topic of conversation throughout their time with the Eagles. As McNabb pointed out during late night news conference after the preseason opener, McNabb and Vick have had a relationship since Vick was a high school... Read more

Eagles confirm Vick signing

Thursday, August 13, 2009, 8:52 PM
The Eagles have agreed to terms with Michael Vick on a 1-year contract with a 1-year option, team president Joe Banner confirmed tonight. The flashy lefthanded quarterback has not played in the NFL since the 2006 season. He served 18 months of a 23-month sentence in federal prison on dogfighting charges... Read more

Punt Return Problem

Thursday, August 13, 2009, 7:57 PM
Update: Well, the immortal Jeremy Edelman just took a Sav Rocca punt back 75 yards, mostly down the right sideline, and it's 14-3. This was bad in all sorts of ways. First, Edelman got nothing on the return, initally, Leonard Weaver lassoing him, but flags flew becasuse the Birds didn't have enough... Read more

What to watch in preseason opener

Wednesday, August 12, 2009, 7:52 PM
Les Bowen's three things to watch as the Eagles host New England tomorrow night at the Linc ... 1. The middle linebacking: We ought to see Joe Mays, then Omar Gaither, then Matt Wilhelm. This is one spot where you really want to get a look at the second- and third-string guys, not that you don’t... Read more
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