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Archive: August, 2011

LeSean vs. Osi on hold

Friday, August 19, 2011, 1:34 PM
LeSean McCoy's Twitter feed says he is spending the Eagles' off day today with his mom. That might prevent him from commenting on the latest news involving Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora, whom he called "overrated" and "soft" during the offseason. Umenyiora had arthorscopic knee surgery on his... Read more

Reid: 'We all stunk'

Thursday, August 18, 2011, 11:34 PM
Andy Reid was pretty succinct in his postgame press conference about his team's performance in Pittsburgh. "We all stunk tonight," Reid said after the Eagles' 24-14 loss, with the two Eagles scores coming on fourth-quarter drives by Mike Kafka. "Neither [stopping the run or the pass] were good on... Read more

In-game observations from Eagles-Steelers

Thursday, August 18, 2011, 10:45 PM
Here is a sampling of in-game observations from Les Bowen and Paul Domowitch in Pittsburgh for the Eagles' 24-14 loss to the Steelers. The Eagles' 14 points came on their final two drives: * The Eagles' starting defensive tackles are Anthony Hargrove and Cullen Jenkins, with Mike Patterson and Antonio... Read more

Missing the Point on Vick

Thursday, August 18, 2011, 3:31 PM
PITTSBURGH -- Now that I've had time to read the GQ Michael Vick article, while loitering endlessly about the tarmac on a USAirways regional jet, I'm surprised. Surprised that the fuss, as far as I can tell from Twitter and a few emails, is about the part where Vick said he initially didn't want to... Read more

Maclin Gets OK to Work Out; Cancer Scare Averted

Wednesday, August 17, 2011, 5:34 PM
UPDATE: Eagles trainer Rick Burkholder said "I feel pretty safe" to say that Jeremy Maclin can play in St. Louis on opening day, Sept. 11. "That's our goal." During a conference call, Burkholder detailed months of tests, acknowledging that Maclin had inflamed lymph nodes and a biopsy in June. "A lot... Read more

Three with Eagles ties implicated in Miami probe

Wednesday, August 17, 2011, 7:44 AM
If you have not had a chance to read the excellent and thorough investigative reporting done by Charles Robinson and the Yahoo Sports team about the University of Miami football program, you should. In the report, jailed Miami booster Nevin Shapiro told Yahoo in more than 100 hours of jailhouse interviews... Read more

Akers says he lost $3.7 million

Tuesday, August 16, 2011, 11:04 PM
David Akers could no doubt kick himself. The financial troubles of the former Eagles placekicker who is now with the 49ers have been previously reported, but Monday he testified before a federal grand jury in Austin, Texas, that he lost $3.7 million in an alleged Ponzi scheme from 2007 to 2009. Akers... Read more

Roseman talks Maclin

Tuesday, August 16, 2011, 3:53 PM
The Eagles have not provided an update on wide receiver Jeremy Maclin's condition today, but general manager Howie Roseman said he expects Maclin will be back in town when the team returns to NovaCare this weekend. “We totally anticipate Jeremy being part of our football team," Roseman said... Read more

GM: Packers 'wary' of Eagles

Tuesday, August 16, 2011, 2:27 PM
Ted Thompson is not necessarily buying into the all buzz surrounding the Eagles' high-profile signings. Thompson, the Packers' general manager, can do that, given that his team is the defending Super Bowl champions. During a session with reporters today, Thompson was asked about the Eagles' moves... Read more

Eagles Great Pete Pihos Dead at 87

Tuesday, August 16, 2011, 12:42 PM
BETHLEHEM -- As the Eagles wrapped up training camp at Lehigh, they announced the passing of one of their all-time greats, Hall of Fame receiver Pete Pihos. Pihos, 87, died early this morning from Alzheimer's complications in Winston-Salem, N.C. He led the NFL in receptions in 1953, '54 and '55, and... Read more
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