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Archive: April, 2012

Defensive Posture: Birds Add LB, DE in 2nd

Friday, April 27, 2012, 9:52 PM
The Eagles have completed three rounds and two days of the 2012 NFL draft. They've reaped three defensive players that are generally well-regarded, and a quarterback who is viewed as a 'project.' The five remaining selections today might contain a few of the elements some fans expected to see by now... Read more

Hard to Believe - Birds Take Short LB

Friday, April 27, 2012, 8:26 PM
By all accounts, Mychal Kendricks was a productive inside linebacker at Cal. But playing inside -- presumably the strongside, which is where Eagles spokesman Dave Spadaro tweeted Kendricks will compete for a job here -- is going to be a challenge for a linebacker listed at 5-11, 240. The Birds made... Read more

Chaney Helped Recruit Cox to Miss. State

Friday, April 27, 2012, 12:57 PM
Jamar Chaney has a Fletcher Cox story. Chaney, the Eagles' linebacker who helped recruit Cox to Mississippi State, played one year there with Cox, the Eagles' first-round draft choice Thursday night. Then the next spring, Chaney started making the rounds of NFL teams, before being drafted by the Eagles... Read more

Reviewing Day 1 and Looking Ahead to Day 2

Friday, April 27, 2012, 12:57 PM
Before we take a look ahead to Rounds 2 and 3 tonight, some quick thoughts on Thursday night’s first round: Most Surprising Round 1 Cold Shoulder: Alabama defensive end/linebacker Courtney Upshaw. I had the 6-1 ½, 272-pounder from Alabama rated as the third best edge rusher in the draft... Read more

Video: Eagles trade up to get their guy

Friday, April 27, 2012, 4:14 AM
Video: The Eagles jumped three spots to select Mississippi State defensive tackle Fletcher Cox with the No.12 overall pick in the NFL Draft on Thursday night. Complete coverage of the 2012 Eagles draft Read more

What's next in draft for Eagles?

Friday, April 27, 2012, 12:02 AM
Having traded up to select defensive tackle Fletcher Cox in the first round, the Eagles can now look ahead to Rounds 2 and 3 on Friday. The Birds have three picks: They own the 14th and 19th selections in the second round and the 26th pick in Round 3. The fact that they have an extra second-round... Read more

Thanks, Seattle! Eagles Get Cox

Thursday, April 26, 2012, 9:57 PM
There were people who said Fletcher Cox was the best defensive player available in the draft, and some of those people were Eagles' fans, so there was little complaining, for once, when the Birds burned fourth and sixth-round selections to move up three spots. taking Cox 12th overall with the Seahawks'... Read more

Eagles on the move?

Thursday, April 26, 2012, 1:50 PM
As the draft draws closer, and the rumors persist about a lot of activity in the first round, the Eagles, as usual, are projected as one of the teams that could make a move. Part of that might be what seems to be their almost genetic predisposition to make a deal in Round 1. In the last 9 years, the... Read more

Could Eagles go for Michigan State QB in Round 2?

Thursday, April 26, 2012, 12:38 PM
One popular suggestion is that the Eagles might try to get their QB of the future in the second round, when they have two picks, 46th and 51st overall. But if recent history says you aren’t going to get a star then, is it worth spending the pick? The second round is a place where you’re... Read more

Samuel thanks Philly; what they're saying about the trade

Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 7:53 PM
Asante Samuel thanked Philadelphia via Twitter following his trade to the Falcons. Here is what Samuel had to say and how others weighed in: Samuel on Twitter: "Thank you Philly you've been wonderful, I've had some very exciting moments as an Eagle. #Luv. Falcon Nation it is showtime. Pick 6 is on... Read more
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