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Archive: August, 2011

Birds Migrate from Soggy Lehigh

Tuesday, August 16, 2011, 12:19 PM
BETHLEHEM --- It was a different sort of ending to a different sort of camp, the Eagles squishing through ankle-deep mud and slapping hands with a hardy contingent of fans who sat through a driving rain to watch the final practice of 2011 at Lehigh today. The Birds arrived two days after the 136-day... Read more

Eagles add offensive tackle

Monday, August 15, 2011, 5:58 PM
Joe Toledo's stay with the Eagles was very brief. The offensive lineman signed Saturday was waived today in order to make room for tackle Jose Acuna, signed off waivers from Dallas. Acuna, 6-6, 312, is an undrafted free agent from Nevada. He played there for two seasons after transferring from Mount... Read more

Report: Maclin's brother says WR is 'fine'

Monday, August 15, 2011, 3:38 PM
The older brother of Jeremy Maclin said the Eagles wide receiver is "fine" and that an announcement will be coming tomorrow. Maclin has been sidelined with a mysterious illness. He returned to his hometown of St. Louis last week for additional testing. The Eagles have not commented on the results... Read more

On Military Day, Bednarik Recalls Dodging Flak

Monday, August 15, 2011, 1:31 PM
BETHLEHEM -- They filed past the tall, gaunt old man in single file, most of the soldiers looking past him to the practice field ahead, where their clean, crisp uniforms were about to mingle with the muddy practice uniforms of the Eagles on Military Day at training camp. Every now and then, though... Read more

Birds Leaving Lehigh Early

Monday, August 15, 2011, 11:29 AM
BETHLEHEM -- If there is one thing Andy Reid likes, it is sticking to a plan. And the Eagles' plan when training camp started was to practice through tomorrow, hold a walkthrough-like "mock game" Wednesday, then say goodbye to Lehigh for another year. So it was more than mildly surprising after this... Read more

Hitters Ahead of Pitchers at Eagles Camp

Sunday, August 14, 2011, 12:13 PM
BETHLEHEM -- Kind of a dull-edged, soggy morning at Lehigh, with an extensive list of players who weren't able to practice because of injury. We're getting to that time in training camp; players are physically and mentally tired. They're nursing dings from game action last Thursday, against the Ravens... Read more

Harris remains sidelined; morning observations

Sunday, August 14, 2011, 11:53 AM
BETHLEHEM -- Observations from a wet morning at Eagles training camp: * Tackle Ryan Harris remains sidelined with back spasms. He also missed Saturday's practice. No word on when he returns. King Dunlap was taking snaps with the first team at right tackle. * Center Jamal Jackson was back on the field... Read more

DeSean: Smith is Maclin insurance

Saturday, August 13, 2011, 11:55 AM
BETHLEHEM--DeSean Jackson apparently didn't get the memo about how the Eagles' signing of wideout Steve Smith was unrelated to Jeremy Maclin's illness. "The reason why they picked him up is they're unsure of Maclin's health," Jackson said today following his first practice since ending his 11-day... Read more

Eagles add offensive linemen; Steve Smith update

Saturday, August 13, 2011, 7:24 AM
With injuries suffered in Thursday's preseason game by offensive lineman King Dunlap and Fenuki Tupou, the Eagles have signed undrafted rookie free agent Spencer Johnson from Utah State and Joe Toledo, who has played with four teams since being drafted in 2006. Johnson, 6-7, 294, said he is excited... Read more

Patterson Update Monday, Agent Says

Friday, August 12, 2011, 2:29 PM
Agent J.R. Rickert said today that there will be an announcement on the status of Eagles defensive tackle Mike Patterson on Monday. Rickert said the upshot is, Patterson won't be sidelined very long with what the team has said is a brain AVM, a tangle of blood vessels that triggered a scary on field... Read more
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