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More Praise For Jordan Matthews

Thursday, July 31, 2014, 12:33 PM
A training camp day doesn’t seem to go by without someone at the NovaCare Complex raving about rookie wide receiver Jordan Matthews. On Thursday, it was offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur’s turn. “He can play anywhere,’’ Shurmur said during a 15-minute morning interview... Read more

Shouldering the load

Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 4:06 PM
The Eagles did a lot of work today on those back shoulder throws that have become so prevalent in the NFL, as a way to get the ball to rangy receivers who can box out like basketball big men. Nick Foles seemed to have a very nice touch on those throws, especially. But the defensive backs hung in and... Read more

Chip marvels at NFL hype machine

Monday, July 28, 2014, 1:12 PM
Every now and then, Chip Kelly does or says something that underscores how he looks at football and the world, always willing to take a fresh look at something others take for granted. This came up in Kelly's Monday news conference, before the first Lincoln Financial Field practice of training camp... Read more

Davis: look for less vanilla from Eagles defense this season

Sunday, July 27, 2014, 12:47 PM
The Eagles still will be running a 3-4 two-gap defense this season. But Bill Davis promised it won’t be nearly as vanilla as it was a year ago. “Last year, you saw the base foundation of the defense,’’ the Eagles’ second-year defensive coordinator said Sunday morning... Read more

Who is to blame for Eagles' two PED suspensions?

Saturday, July 26, 2014, 2:25 PM
Are two suspensions in four months an indication that the Eagles are asleep at the wheel when it comes to monitoring their players for performance-enhancing drugs? In April, second-year backup linebacker Jake Knott was slapped with a four-game PED suspension. Last week, second-year starting right... Read more

Season-Opening RT Job Is Barbre's To Lose

Saturday, July 26, 2014, 12:10 PM
Allen Barbre has started just seven games in six NFL seasons. But unless he gets injured in the next five weeks or seriously underperforms, he will be the Eagles’ starting right tackle for the first four regular-season games, replacing Lane Johnson, who will be serving a four-game suspension... Read more

After Deciding Against Holdout, Mathis Is Focused On Football

Friday, July 25, 2014, 2:17 PM
Late last month, Evan Mathis was fully prepared to be a no-show when the Eagles reported for training camp. “Probably won’t see you on the 25th,’’ he said back then. But there he was Friday, at the NovaCare Complex, with the other 89 players on the Eagles’ roster. As... Read more

Will ban affect Johnson's progress?

Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 6:27 PM
Late in Lane Johnson’s rookie season, Chip Kelly noted that the big right tackle “rarely makes the same mistake twice.” When it comes to performance-enhancing substances, the consequences for making a mistake even once are substantial. So it was that the Eagles and Johnson found... Read more

Lane Johnson Tests Positive For PEDs. Facing 4-Game Suspension

Monday, June 30, 2014, 5:34 PM
Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson started every game as a rookie last season, missing just one snap in 17 games. That likely won’t be happening again this season. Johnson likely will miss the first four games of the season after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs, league sources... Read more

Yabba-Dabba-Don't: Chip invokes Flintstones

Thursday, June 19, 2014, 1:05 PM
The final day of minicamp started and ended early, but Eagles coach Chip Kelly clearly didn't want the focus to be on the 35-day break between Thursday and the July 25 start of training camp at NovaCare. "I'll go home and see my family and spend some time with them, but, I mean, I don't look at this... Read more
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