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Kolb: Rodgers' Confidence Was Key

Wednesday, September 8, 2010, 11:58 AM
As the Eagles begin their week of preparation for the season opener against Green Bay, everyone is practicing today, coach Andy Reid said. Quarterback Kevin Kolb will face a lot of questions this week about Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, who sat behind Brett Favre for three seasons before taking over a... Read more

NFL season in preview

Wednesday, September 8, 2010, 9:02 AM
Here are some predictions and analysis for the NFL season, which begins tomorrow when Minnesota visits the Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints. GOING UP Texans Raiders 49ers GOING DOWN Saints Patriots Steelers GOING NOWHERE Redskins Rams Jaguars FIRST-ROUND HITS Ndamukong Suh, DT, Lions (2nd) C... Read more

Plans for 1960 team, Sapp surgery, Packers news

Tuesday, September 7, 2010, 2:20 PM
UPDATED: Rookie defensive end/linebacker Ricky Sapp had successful surgery today to debride his right knee at the Rothman Institute, the Eagles announced. Sapp was placed on injured reserve on Aug. 31, ending his season. EARLIER Nineteen members of the 1960 Eagles, longtime public relations director... Read more

5 keys on offense this season

Monday, September 6, 2010, 7:37 PM
1. Give the new quarterback some time and space: The offensive line has to perform smoothly, and the backs and tight ends have to pick up blitzes, for the Kevin Kolb era to progress. 2. Get the ball to DeSean Jackson as quickly and as often as possible: Duh. No. 10 is the Eagles’ biggest star... Read more

Birds complete practice squad; Value of preseason?

Monday, September 6, 2010, 7:57 AM
UPDATED: The Eagles have completed their practice squad with the signing of safety Chip Vaughn. He was drafted by New Orleans in the fourth round in 2009 and spent his first season on injured reserve. He was cut Saturday after playing in all four preseason games and registering 12 tackles. With... Read more

OL Shuffle -- Wells Here, Cole Starts, Max Back

Sunday, September 5, 2010, 6:04 PM
Max Jean-Gilles was getting a tattoo Saturday evening around 6:30, he said, when agent Drew Rosenhaus called with an odd bit of news. The Eagles had just missed the 6 p.m. deadline for filing their trade of guard Stacy Andrews to Seattle with the league office. Guard Jean-Gilles was being released... Read more

5 Named to Practice Squad; Max is Back

Sunday, September 5, 2010, 11:26 AM
As expected, guard Max Jean-Gilles has re-signed with the Eagles, the team announced. Jean-Gilles was cut Saturday when the trade of Stacy Andrews to Seattle wasn't completed by the NFL's 6 p.m. deadline for cutting rosters to the regular-season limit of 53. Eagles officials and Jean-Gilles' agent... Read more

Height no excuse for Stacy Andrews

Sunday, September 5, 2010, 11:11 AM
On their way out the door this weekend, Stacy Andrews and his agent, Rich Moran, managed to come up with a number of convenient excuses for why he stunk up the place during his short, but very profitable stay in Philadelphia. There was the this-wasn’t-the-job-I-signed-on-for excuse, in which... Read more

Deadline Miss on Andrews Deal; Max Set to Re-Sign

Saturday, September 4, 2010, 1:35 PM
Eagles general manager Howie Roseman told reporters this evening that the Birds' trade with Seattle, which sent Stacy Andrews to the Seahawks for an undisclosed (not real high) draft pick, wasn't officially completed until 6:03, three minutes past the NFL roster deadline. So, Roseman said, the team... Read more

Quick Birds Audition Yields Faint Hope

Saturday, September 4, 2010, 11:20 AM
For Jorrick Calvin and Pannel Egboh, Thursday’s Eagles preseason finale was a beginning, as well as an end. Cornerback Calvin and defensive end Egboh joined the Birds during the week, Calvin in a trade with Arizona, Egboh after being waived by the Texans. They played against the Jets knowing... Read more
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