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McDougle Glad to Stay in East

Sunday, August 31, 2008, 8:25 PM
Jerome McDougle is understandably excited about starting over, after his star-crossed career with the Eagles ended in McDougle being released on Saturday. Sunday McDougle signed a reported one-year, $1 million contract with the Giants -- about twice what the Eagles wanted to pay him, when they approached... Read more

Report: Giants Sign McDougle

Sunday, August 31, 2008, 1:38 PM
OK, the chances of Jerome McDougle playing a huge role in beating the Eagles this season for the Giants aren't that great. But it sure looks as if the downside of cutting McDougle Saturday is going to be exactly what a lot of us thought it was going to be -- helping out a hated divisional rival at... Read more

McDougle Cut, No IR for Jean-Gilles

Saturday, August 30, 2008, 7:05 PM
Jerome McDougle was asked about the numbers, again and again this summer, and McDougle repeated, over and over, that he was trusting in God, the coaches and hard work, that it would all work out for him, somewhere, if not here. Now it will have to be "somewhere." Saturday afternoon, McDougle... Read more

Eagles cut to 53

Saturday, August 30, 2008, 6:00 PM
The Eagles trimmed their roster from 67 to 53 by the NFL's 6 p.m. deadline. Tony Hunt appears to have won the fullback job, at least for now, as the team cut both Jason Davis and Jed Collins. Despite a strong preseason, the Eagles cut former first-round pick Jerome McDougle at defensive end. Here... Read more

Some Cuts Are In

Friday, August 29, 2008, 1:33 PM
There were no surprises among the eight roster cuts the Eagles announced Friday, which brings them from 75 to 67 players. They must get to the regular-season limit of 53 by 6 p.m. Saturday. Released were: WR Bam Childress, CB Therrian Fontenot, CB Nick Graham, WR Jamal Jones, RB Ryan Moats (waived/injured)... Read more

I Say, Keep 'Em All

Friday, August 29, 2008, 1:25 AM
The favorite pastime among the media covering the Eagles this week has been trying to guess what happens at defensive end, where the Birds have seven decent contenders, and usually would keep no more than six. Everyone has been trying to parse who the odd man out will be. There seems to be a strong... Read more

Reading Roster Tea Leaves

Thursday, August 28, 2008, 2:08 PM
As we said before, it's all about the remaining roster battles tonight when the Eagles host the Jets, not at all about Donovan McNabb or Brett Favre. The Eagles almost certainly will make some trims tomorrow, then the rest before the 6 p.m. Saturday deadline to get down to the regular-season limit... Read more

Westbrook not an elite player?

Thursday, August 28, 2008, 1:05 PM
'Tis the season for NFL previews, predictions and prognostication ... And while we're on the subject, the Daily News annual Eagles/NFL preview section is available in the Thursday, Sept. 4 newspaper, followed by the first Eagles Playbook of the season in the Friday, Sept. 5 newspaper. ESPN.com has... Read more

What to watch in Eagles-Jets

Wednesday, August 27, 2008, 11:12 AM
You're not going to see Donovan McNabb or Brett Favre, not on the field, at least. You're probably not even going to see DeSean Jackson. But the good news is, with a 6:30 start, you can make it home in time to catch Barack Obama, after the Eagles wrap up their preseason Thursday night at the Linc against... Read more

Eagles make moves

Tuesday, August 26, 2008, 4:26 PM
The Eagles trimmed down to 75 players by releasing kicker Richmond McGee and placing rookie cornerback Jack Ikegwuonu on the reserve/non-football injury list. Ikegwuonu, a fourth-rounder out of Wisconsin who is recovering from a knee injury suffered during a workout before the NFL combine, is eligible... Read more
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