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Birds Make TE Switch

Tuesday, September 8, 2009, 2:40 PM
OK, this is weird. The Eagles agreed to terms today with Alex Smith, the tight end cut by New England last weekend, who had been the target of trade speculation involving QB A.J. Feeley. That's not the weird part. The Birds then cut Tony Curtis, the backup tight end who seemed to play so well in the... Read more

Questions remain on defense

Tuesday, September 8, 2009, 7:41 AM
We learned yesterday via Quintin Demps that Macho Harris seems to be the starter at free safety for Sunday's opener at Carolina. That, though, is far from the only question on defense. Who will start at middle linebacker in place of injured Stewart Bradley? Who will start opposite Trent Cole at defensive... Read more

A Macho Start; Shawn Ready to Roll

Monday, September 7, 2009, 10:06 AM
Apparently, new defensive coordinator Sean McDermott is not afraid to roll the dice. Quintin Demps, who entered training camp as the starting free safety, said rookie Macho Harris had that role during Monday's brief practice. Most players, including Harris, were not available to reporters after the... Read more

Mitts rooting for Feeley to join Patriots

Monday, September 7, 2009, 8:17 AM
Soccer star Heather Mitts is rooting for her fiancee, A.J. Feeley, to land with the New England Patriots. Mitts plays for the Boston Breakers and would love to see Feeley land in the same town again. The two initially got together when Mitts played for the Philadelphia Charge, of the now defunct WUSA... Read more

Feeley Gone; Dixon In

Sunday, September 6, 2009, 2:26 PM
Just about everyone figured that the 53-man roster the Eagles announced Saturday, heavy on wide receivers and quarterbacks, light on defensive tackles and tight ends, would not be the roster for the season opener a week from today at Carolina. That's already official, with a team source confirming... Read more

Eagles Cut to 53: Vick 'Exempt'

Saturday, September 5, 2009, 6:05 PM
The Eagles made their roster cuts down to the regular-season limit of 53 Saturday, and the biggest surprise might have been that they placed quarterback Michael Vick on the "exempt" list, meaning he doesn't count against the roster but cannot practice during the two weeks he is suspended... Read more

SI predicts Birds will miss playoffs

Saturday, September 5, 2009, 7:32 AM
Tis the sesason for prognistication -- the Daily News predictions will be coming later this week -- but we are always interested when the rather large Sports Illustrated NFL preview lands in the mailbox. That happened yesterday, with a big piece about quarterbacks on the cover. Inside, SI's Peter... Read more

Justice OK, Birds Release 3

Friday, September 4, 2009, 3:09 PM
Things have reached a strange state in Eagles Nation when it's a big deal that Winston Justice isn't seriously injured. But rumors were flying Friday that Justice, who has played right tackle all preseason in place of back-spasmed Shawn Andrews, suffered a torn pectoral muscle in Thursday night' preseason... Read more

Vick: Being back on field is like a dream

Thursday, September 3, 2009, 10:38 PM
Michael Vick said he was “happy with the decision,” that commissioner Roger Goodell made to allow him to return after two games, but added that he would have been happy even if Goodell had opted for a longer suspension. “It’s still somewhat like a dream stepping out on the... Read more

Vick Eligible Week 3; Scores TD

Thursday, September 3, 2009, 4:21 PM
UPDATE: A few hours after getting the news on his reinstatement, Michael Vick scored his first Eagles touchdown. On the first play after Jack Ikegwuonu returned an interception to the Jets' 2, Vick lined up as quarterback in a shotgun formation, with Kevin Kolb split right. Vick faked a handoff and... Read more
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