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Archive: August, 2011

Nnamdi: 'I knew exactly where I was supposed to be'

Wednesday, August 31, 2011, 7:17 PM
Nnamdi Asomugha did not think he would be a member of the Eagles, and the Eagles did not think they would be able to get him as free agency began. "Before the Eagles were involved, I was dealing with the teams that I was dealing with and that was where the decision was going to be made," he told Jim... Read more

Jaws: Don't expect fast start from Eagles

Wednesday, August 31, 2011, 1:45 PM
The Eagles open with consecutive road games for the first time since 2002, and this might be the least likely year for them to want that situation. The Birds travel to St. Louis on Sept. 11 and then play a Sunday night game in Atlanta on Sept. 18. The team already has been prepping for the noise inside... Read more

Boomer Esiason rips Vince Young

Wednesday, August 31, 2011, 7:39 AM
The piling on by the national media and NFL analysts about Vince Young's "Dream Team" comment continued with former quarterback Boomer Esiason. "If I'm Vince Young trying to resurrect my career, I keep my mouth shut," Esiason told USA Today. "This is a guy who cried on the bench down in Tennessee... Read more

Vick: 'I never thought this day would come'

Tuesday, August 30, 2011, 3:49 PM
The Eagles formally announced that Michael Vick has agreed to a 6-year contract. Sources have said the total value is $100 million with $40 million guaranteed. A source confirmed a Pro Football Talk report that the sixth year of the deal voids if Vick takes 35 percent of the snaps in any of the previous... Read more

Watkins Asks to Play Final Exhibition

Tuesday, August 30, 2011, 1:57 PM
Andy Reid doesn't play starters in the final preseason game, ever since 2001, whenplaying one series in that contest ended the Eagles career of starting center Bubba Miller. But first-round rookie right guard Danny Watkins will play Thursday, Watkins confirmed today, as he hurried to a meeting. "I... Read more

Source: No Special Conduct Clauses

Monday, August 29, 2011, 10:51 PM
Answering the question many people had about the new Michael Vick contract, a source close to the situation said late last night that there are no special clauses relating to off-the-field conduct -- just the usual contract boilerplate. This reflects the extent to which the franchise is comfortable... Read more

Eagles Make it Official: Future is Vick

Monday, August 29, 2011, 8:29 PM
The Eagles accomplished this evening their most pressing bit of contract-related business before the start of the NFL season -- they agreed to a six-year, $100 million contract with quarterback Michael Vick, which will lower his cap number this year from $16 million to about $14.4 million, a league... Read more

Smith, Laws Making Up for Lost Time

Monday, August 29, 2011, 4:47 PM
Wideout Steve Smith knows he has a spot on the Eagles' roster, he just isn't sure how big a spot, how soon. Trevor Laws is in a tougher position, having needed a solid camp to cement his defensive tackle role, and then having missed three weeks with a hip flexor. Both were practicing today, trying... Read more

No More Mystery; Kelce Will Be Man In The Middle

Monday, August 29, 2011, 1:32 PM
No more doubt about it. If rookie Jason Kelce can stay in one piece between now and September 11, he will be the Eagles’ starting center against the St. Louis Rams. "Right now, he’s the starting center, yes," offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg said. While it probably scares you that... Read more

Eagles' Maclin, Smith Back to Practice

Saturday, August 27, 2011, 4:08 PM
On a wet but busy Saturday at the NovaCare complex, wideouts Jeremy Maclin and Steve Smith practiced for the first time this preseason. Maclin's return was expected, after a week of working on his own following medical clearance from a persistent viral illness. Smith, coming back from microfracture... Read more
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