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Archive: July, 2008

The Guy Named France

Wednesday, July 23, 2008, 1:37 PM
Buddy Ryan famously referred to Norman Braman as "the guy in France." Now, Brian Westbrook seems to be embarking on his quest for a new contract by hiring a guy named France, agent Todd France, based in Atlanta. Though as of midafternoon Wednesday, the hiring still was not official, an... Read more

3 corners 50 to 60 percent

Tuesday, July 22, 2008, 3:26 PM
Donovan McNabb and defensive coordinator Jim Johnson were in the interview tent today. Johnson was asked for the umpteenth time about using three cornerbacks -- Asante Samuel, Lito Sheppard and Sheldon Brown -- at the same time. Here is his response, along with highlights from what he and McNabb... Read more

McNabb Thinks Westbrook Will Show

Tuesday, July 22, 2008, 12:32 PM
There were more reporters than players on hand for the Eagles' first training camp workout this morning, with only rookies, a sprinkling of vets coming off injuries, and the quarterbacks taking part. But Donovan McNabb seemed to be throwing the ball easily, with no lingering effects from the shoulder... Read more

McNabb back on the field

Tuesday, July 22, 2008, 8:15 AM
Donovan McNabb is expected to practice this morning for the first time since he was shut down with shoulder tendinitis during the organized team activities in early June. McNabb posted on his blog recently that the shoulder was fine and that he was working out with some of his wide receivers in Arizona... Read more

Reid Expects Westbrook to Report on Time

Monday, July 21, 2008, 6:10 PM
Andy Reid said he isn't worrying about a potential Brian Westbrook holdout, as the franchise running back tries to get a better contract. Westbrook, who last week fired agent Fletcher Smith, is expected to hire South Jersey native J.R. Rickert within the next day or so. Veterans are scheduled to report... Read more

Agent for Westbrook?

Monday, July 21, 2008, 1:00 PM
As rookies and select vets report to Lehigh this afternoon, we still don't know if Brian Westbrook will show up with the remaining vets on Thursday, but we do know he seems close to hiring agent J.R. Rickert, who represents fellow Eagles running back Correll Buckhalter. A source close to the situation... Read more

Redskins acquire Jason Taylor

Sunday, July 20, 2008, 7:42 PM
Remember all the talk about how Jason Taylor would be a good fit for the Eagles. Well, the "Dancing" Dolphin ended up in the NFC East, but with the Washington Redskins instead. Miami traded Taylor on Sunday for a a second-round pick in 2009 and a sixth-round choice in 2010. When the Taylor-Miami... Read more

Position battles analysis

Sunday, July 20, 2008, 9:44 AM
As training camp begins, the Eagles only seem to have a few spots in play as far as starters go, unless you want to get into the semantic discussion of three “starting cornerbacks” should the Eagles open with Asante Samuel, Sheldon Brown and Lito Sheppard all on the field at once. Along... Read more

Andy at 10

Friday, July 18, 2008, 11:00 AM
Despite the clamoring from the fans or the suggestions that he has too much responsbility for personnel, by the end of the season, no one will have coached the Eagles longer than Andy Reid. And the thing is, nobody can begin to predict right now when the end will come. Reid weathered all that speculation... Read more

Source: Lito to report to camp on time

Wednesday, July 16, 2008, 7:01 PM
Drew Rosenhaus confirmed this afternoon that he has been hired by disgruntled Eagles cornerback Lito Sheppard, who formerly was represented by Peter Schaffer and Lamont Smith. But before we all assemble for driveway situps or a press conference on Lito’s lawn, a source close to the situation... Read more
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