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Archive: May, 2009

Strength of schedule; new odds, rookie contracts

Sunday, May 31, 2009, 3:30 PM
Catching up on the weekend of Eagles odds and ends: A one-time Daily News staple was the annual strength of schedule rankings in the NFL. Thanks to the folks at the Fifth Down blog from the New York Times, we don't have to type it in this year. The Eagles have the ninth most difficult schedule in... Read more

Birds Add Assistant?

Saturday, May 30, 2009, 5:38 PM
The immediate thought following the report by Dallas' WFAA-TV blog about the Eagles hiring former Cowboys defensive coordinator Brian Stewart as a defensive assistant is that this is more bad news about Jim Johnson's situation. A source close to the situation has confirmed the Dallas blog report, and... Read more

Ingram Returns

Friday, May 29, 2009, 1:33 PM
Cornelius Ingram was back on the field for the final day of Eagles rookie camp, wearing a black elastic sleeve on his bruised left knee but otherwise showing no ill effects from Wednesday's collision with safety Rashad Baker. "I felt good after treatment, so I definitely wanted to go out and... Read more

From Police to Punting

Thursday, May 28, 2009, 1:39 PM
Ken Parrish was cut from the San Francisco 49ers before the 2007 season, didn't catch on anywhere in 2008, and finally came home and took a job as a police officer back home in Stroud Township, Pa., Monroe County, about an hour and a half northeast of Philadelphia. About eight months passed, Parrish... Read more

Eagles add punter

Thursday, May 28, 2009, 10:21 AM
The Eagles announced this morning that they have signed punter Ken Parrish and released rookie free agent kicker Sam Swank. Parrish will presumably be the extra training camp leg to help take some of the burden off Sav Rocca. Parrish (6-1, 210) spent the training camp and preseason with the 49ers... Read more

Runyan wants to keep playing

Wednesday, May 27, 2009, 4:26 PM
Despite the beating that his body has taken and the microfracture surgery that he had on his knee, Jon Runyan is not ready to call it quits just yet. "It becomes a thing where I have done it for so long, it is just what I do," Runyan told SI.com's Ross Tucker, a former NFL lineman. "I... Read more

If a Body Meets a Body

Wednesday, May 27, 2009, 3:20 PM
"Gin a body meet a body Comin thro' the rye..." -- Robert Burns, later quoted and given a wider audience by J.D. Salinger. Don't know if the NovaCare practice surface contains much rye. But a body met a body Wednesday. At first, it looked as if Cornelius Ingram was just shaken up. He probably... Read more

Eagles add defensive tackle

Wednesday, May 27, 2009, 11:32 AM
The Eagles announced the signing this morning of rookie free agent defensive tackle Trevor Jenkins. Jenkins (6-1, 287) started 37 of 47 career games at Middle Tennessee State and was second-team All-Sun Belt Conference as a senior. For his career, he posted 105 tackles, 25 tackles for a loss and two... Read more

Klecko trying to find his spot

Tuesday, May 26, 2009, 3:30 PM
Dan Klecko seemingly did a little bit of everything last year for the Eagles on both sides of the ball. He played fullback and then he was back to defensive tackle and then he was a fullback again. He was at the Birds' organized team activities today back on the defensive line, but he knows that versatility... Read more

Kendra and Hank do Vegas; Kolb does fishing

Monday, May 25, 2009, 6:12 PM
Figured we would catch up on a few Eagles-related items that we saw over the holiday weekend before the team's rookies and selected veterans head back to the practice field on Tuesday for four days of minicamp ... Some you might have seen and some you might have missed ... Enjoy * We know you are... Read more
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