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Archive: June, 2009

Birds' Coaching Shuffle

Wednesday, June 17, 2009, 12:58 PM
Eagles assistant secondary coach Otis Smith is no longer with the team, an Eagles spokesman confirmed Wednesday. No further information was offered. Smith, a 13-year NFL cornerback who played for the Birds early in his career, joined the coaching staff as an intern in 2007 and was promoted in 2008... Read more

No Guarantee McNabb Will Be Back In 2010

Wednesday, June 17, 2009, 10:53 AM
While Donovan McNabb likely will remain the Eagles’ starting quarterback for the next 2 seasons, I’ve got to disagree with those who think his recently-reworked contract makes that a given. With or without his restructured deal, McNabb was going to be the team’s No. 1 quarterback... Read more

NFL draft moving to May

Wednesday, June 17, 2009, 8:30 AM
The first Saturday in May has always belonged to horse racing. Next year, though, the ponies might have to share the spotlight. Though actual dates are not firm, the 2010 NFL draft is scheduled for early May. If the league maintains its traditional time frame of conducting the draft 12 weeks after... Read more

Giants' Jacobs: 'Bitter, bad, disgusting taste' from last season

Tuesday, June 16, 2009, 3:12 PM
Asked where his team's mindset is today as the New York Giants began minicamp, coach Tom Coughlin lauded the effort and then said, "I think there is a sense of we want to be better, we are not happy with the way it ended last year." The way it ended, of course, was a 23-11 home loss to the... Read more

McNabb Wasn't Insulted

Tuesday, June 16, 2009, 11:30 AM
One man's insult is another man's extra cash. That's what I take from the fact that when details of Donovan McNabb's reworked contract emerged, it turned out that part of the pact is a $500,000 per year bonus to be paid in $31,250 increments each week of the regular season that McNabb is on the 45-man... Read more

Anatomy of the McNabb deal

Monday, June 15, 2009, 7:49 AM
Peter King in his Monday Morning Quarterback at SI.com takes a look at the Donovan McNabb contract and has some added details from Eagles president Joe Banner. King titled the item the "The McNabb deal makes sense, there is nothing sinister about it." Banner insists that McNabb never demanded... Read more

Breaking down the Eagles' roster

Sunday, June 14, 2009, 11:17 AM
The Eagles have finished up their offseason OTAs and will not reconvene until the July 26 start of training camp at Lehigh. The roster stands at 80 players and the Eagles will have some decisions to make come cutdown time, although they also will have information from training camp and preseason games... Read more

Eagles and the salary cap

Saturday, June 13, 2009, 8:22 AM
Reports that the Eagles needed to give more money to Donovan McNabb to reach the salary-cap floor - the lowest amount teams are allowed to spend - are inaccurate. Before the McNabb restructuring, the Eagles apparently were around $4 million under the cap, well above the floor. They had about $24... Read more

Lurie: DMac's Face of Franchise

Friday, June 12, 2009, 11:36 AM
It's pretty clear that to Donovan McNabb, the reworking of the final two years of his contract, netting him about $5.3 million in extra cash, according to a source close to the situation, and a guarantee for 2010, is about security. If healthy, McNabb now will be the Birds' starting quarterback the... Read more

McNabb gets big raise, report says

Friday, June 12, 2009, 8:49 AM
The Eagles and Donovan McNabb opted against a contract extension, but the restructured terms for the final two years of his current deal call for a raise of $5.3 million, noted friend of Camp McNabb, ESPN.com's Michael Smith reported. McNabb can also earn another $1 million in incentives. The restructuring... Read more
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