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Archive: August, 2012

Abruptly, Harris Cut

Sunday, August 26, 2012, 9:40 AM
A day after releasing 10 players who never had much chance of making the team, the Eagles announced a single release -- that of rookie corner Cliff Harris. Harris is a talented player with a troubled past that includes driving citations and tangles with drugs. The fact that he alone was released,... Read more

Foles Has a Blast, Beats Browns

Saturday, August 25, 2012, 12:19 AM
This is an expanded version of the story from the Eagles-Browns game that appears in SportsWeek. It includes quotes that were gathered after the SportsWeek deadlines passed. So, enjoy. But also go out and buy SportsWeek, because there's all kinds of other good things in there. CLEVELAND --- After... Read more

Video: Van Buren Dies; Eagles vs. Browns Preview

Friday, August 24, 2012, 11:39 AM
Video: Hall of Fame RB Steve Van Buren died at the age of 91 on Thursday. The Daily News' Les Bowen and CineSport's Tara Petrolino look at Van Buren's career & the Eagles vs. the Browns. Read more

Eagles legend Chuck Bednarik loses his 'hero,' Steve Van Buren

Friday, August 24, 2012, 8:33 AM
Eagles legend Chuck Bednarik spoke of his memories of Steve Van Buren Friday, the morning after Van Buren passed away in Lancaster at age 91. Bednarik was a rookie on the 1949 NFL championship team led by Van Buren. "When I was a rookie I was quoted somewhere as saying that Steve Van Buren was my... Read more

Obituary: One of the great Eagles, Steve Van Buren, dead at 91

Thursday, August 23, 2012, 11:38 PM
STEVE VAN BUREN, the slashing Hall of Fame running back who led the Eagles to their first two NFL championships in the late 1940s, died Thursday from pneumonia in Lancaster, Pa. He was 91. Considered by many the greatest Eagles player of all time, Van Buren took an unlikely path to pro football from... Read more

Reid: Van Buren 'something special'

Thursday, August 23, 2012, 11:07 PM
Steve Van Buren, a Hall of Fame running back for the Eagles, died of pneumonia on Thursday, the team announced. Mr. Van Buren was 91. He died in Lancaster, Pa. He is survived by three daughters, 16 grandchildren, and 16 great grandchildren. “On the field and off, as a player, a leader and a... Read more

Birds at Browns, What to Watch

Thursday, August 23, 2012, 3:28 PM
Three Things to Watch in Friday night's Eagles at Browns preseason game: 1. Nick Foles: First start, first exposure to somebody else’s defensive starters. A big test as the third-round rookie quarterback seeks to become the backup to Michael Vick. 2. The defense: Starters will play the first... Read more

Three Things To Watch v. Browns

Thursday, August 23, 2012, 2:38 PM
Three things to watch in Friday night’s Eagles-Browns preseason game: 1. Nick Foles’ progress. Foles will make his first preseason start against the Browns and is expected to play most of the first half. The rookie third-round pick is getting a lot of reps because of injuries to Michael... Read more

Reid: Vick OK for Opener, Foles Starts Fri.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 11:21 AM
Eagles coach Andy Reid said Wednesday that quarterback Michael Vick and his bruised ribs should be ready for the Sept. 9 season opener, as expected. Reid said if this were the regular season, Vick would probably play Friday, when the Eagles visit the Browns in their third preseason game. Reid said... Read more

Morning-After Thoughts on Foles, Angry Andy

Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 8:57 AM
BOSTON -- A few quick morning-after thoughts before my flight home boards: *More than the throws Nick Foles made, Andy Reid seemed impressed by the way Foles took a big late hit midway through the third quarter, which was penalized, and remained unfazed. “He was pretty cool and all that. You... Read more
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