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Archive: August, 2008

Eagles react to Upshaw's passing

Thursday, August 21, 2008, 12:41 PM
Reactions from Eagles president Joe Banner and safety Brian Dawkins on the death of NFL Players Association executive director Gene Upshaw. Dawkins is a member of the NFLPA's 10-member executive committee. Banner: ``Gene never got the credit that he deserved. If you study the (sports) leagues, the... Read more

NFLPA Head Upshaw Dies Suddenly

Thursday, August 21, 2008, 10:38 AM
The following post appears on the National Football League Players' Association Web site: "We are deeply saddened and shocked by the sudden and unexpected death of our leader, Gene Upshaw. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife, Terri, and their three sons – Eugene, Justin and Daniel... Read more

Curtis to have sports hernia surgery

Wednesday, August 20, 2008, 1:24 PM
Eagles wide receiver Kevin Curtis will have sports hernia surgery, coach Andy Reid said today. The full extent of the injury will not be clear until the surgery is performed, so no timetable was given for a possible return, but expect it to be a while, given the history of the injury. A reasonable... Read more

Joe Horn's next stop?

Tuesday, August 19, 2008, 5:31 PM
The Atlanta Falcons released disgruntled 36-year-old wide receiver Joe Horn this afternoon after the team was unable to trade him. The Falcons are going with a youth movement, led by rookie quarterback Matt Ryan, and that made Horn expendable. By releasing him now, he might have the chance to catch... Read more

Demps moves ahead as kick returner

Tuesday, August 19, 2008, 3:32 PM
The identity of the Eagles' kickoff returner remains somewhat in question, but rookie Quintin Demps will see the majority of the action and has edged ahead of second-year man Lorenzo Booker after Booker's struggles against Carolina last week. “Right now, it’s going to be Quintin Demps... Read more

Donovan on J-Roll

Monday, August 18, 2008, 11:43 PM
Perhaps it is the burden of being the Eagles quarterback, perhaps it is the unique plight of Donovan McNabb, but whenever an issue emerges on the Philadelphia sports scene, no matter the sport, McNabb is asked to weigh in. So, it came as no surprise when McNabb was asked about Jimmy Rollins' recent... Read more

Eagles' Hunt moves to fullback

Monday, August 18, 2008, 1:46 PM
The Eagles made yet another fullback move yesterday, and in keeping with the team's "Go Green" initiative, we're recycling what we said the last time they tried to address the position: For a team that barely uses a fullback, they sure are picky. What do the Eagles want their fullback... Read more

Andrews: Teammates Supportive

Saturday, August 16, 2008, 3:59 PM
So far, so good, Shawn Andrews said, after wrapping up his first practice Saturday since rejoining the Eagles last week. Andrews, a two-time Pro Bowl guard who has said he missed the first 17 days of training camp while dealing with depression, said he is "very confident" that he will be... Read more

Andrews to Speak After Practice

Saturday, August 16, 2008, 1:02 PM
As expected, Shawn Andrews returned to Eagles practice Saturday. He is scheduled to speak to reporters from the NovaCare auditorium podium following the afternoon workout. "He seems to be in a good place right now," Eagles coach Andy Reid said of Andrews, who was absent from training camp... Read more

Andrews expected to practice

Friday, August 15, 2008, 8:48 PM
Earlier in the week, Shawn Andrews' teammates began indicating they expected him to join them on the field for Saturday afternoon's session at NovaCare, the first practice since Lehigh training camp broke up on Wednesday. Eagles coach Andy Reid pretty much confirmed that after Thursday's 24-13 preseason... Read more
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