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Archive: August, 2011

Maclin's Ties to Docs Might Explain Trip

Thursday, August 11, 2011, 1:22 PM
It's really strange to hear from WIP and Channel 10's Howard Eskin that Jeremy Maclin has returned home to St. Louis for medical tests. (A team spokesman subsequently confirmed the report.) Andy Reid has been talking about Maclin undergoing tests for more than a week, up at Eagles camp in Lehigh. Hard... Read more

Giant takes shot at new Eagle Steve Smith

Thursday, August 11, 2011, 10:15 AM
Ah, one Twitter fued ends and another begins. New Eagles wide receiver Steve Smith was among the Giants players who took aim at Eagles running back LeSean McCoy in the offseason for McCoy's tweet about Osi Umenyiora. To summarize, McCoy called Umenyiora "overrated" and "soft." Four Giants, including... Read more

Smith: Birds wanted me 'much more' than Giants

Wednesday, August 10, 2011, 7:25 PM
Wide receiver Steve Smith visited Giants training camp this week for a physical, as the team evaluated whether to bring him back. Giants coach Tom Coughlin opined that Smith was "a ways away." Today, the Eagles announced that they have signed Smith to a 1-year contract, which a league source said... Read more

Ready or Not, Here Eagles Come

Wednesday, August 10, 2011, 12:13 PM
BETHLEHEM --- Michael Vick is ready to roll, even if the Eagles haven't had their normal prep time for a preseason opener, as they turn on the lights tomorrow night at the Linc against the Ravens. "Football is back. This what it's all about. We all get to go out there tomorrow and do something we... Read more

DJax: I'm Here to Play Football

Monday, August 8, 2011, 12:22 PM
BETHLEHEM -- DeSean Jackson wouldn't articulate why he held out of Eagles training camp for 11 days, but he told reporters Monday afternoon that he is "here to play football," and will put everything into the season, now that he's onboard. Jackson clearly expects to be rewarded with a new contract... Read more

No DJax on Field

Monday, August 8, 2011, 8:23 AM
BETHLEHEM -- Presumably, DeSean Jackson is at Lehigh, since TV cameras recorded him traipsing through Philadelphia International Airport last night, agent Drew Rosenhaus in tow. But Jackson is nowhere around the Lehigh practice fields, as the team convenes this morning. A team spokesman said he had... Read more

DJax Has Landed; Castillo Eager for Debut

Sunday, August 7, 2011, 5:42 PM
BETHLEHEM -- Michael Vick was more than ready for DeSean Jackson’s arrival at Eagles training camp last night. For one thing, missing both Jackson and Jeremy Maclin (illness) against the suddenly imposing defensive backfield the Eagles have built hasn’t been much fun for the Eagles’... Read more

Suddenly, Kelce is Front and Center

Sunday, August 7, 2011, 12:15 PM
BETHLEHEM --- Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg outlined the battle at center pretty starkly. Minutes earlier, head coach Andy Reid had taken care to mention just about every possibility this side of unretiring Bubba Miller, when asked about the fact that sixth-round rookie Jason Kelce... Read more

Ed Sabol Achieves the Impossible Dream

Saturday, August 6, 2011, 8:23 PM
CANTON, Ohio -- Ed Sabol officially entered a place that, for the longest time, he never felt he belonged Saturday night. The Pro Football Hall of Fame. The 94-year-old founder of NFL Films became just the 19th "contributor" to enter the Hall. Fittingly, Ed’s presenter Saturday was his son... Read more

Patterson Visits Team; Agent Says 1 Week to Return

Friday, August 5, 2011, 2:00 PM
BETHLEHEM --- Mike Patterson has been released from Lehigh Valley Hospital, agent J.R. Rickert announced and the Eagles confirmed. In fact, your Eagletarian can confirm this as well, since he just walked past me, after holding a lengthy chat with Eagles coach Andy Reid, Patterson leaning on the running... Read more
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