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Archive: September, 2009

Akers' mishaps; Kendra on Hank's release

Saturday, September 19, 2009, 7:31 AM
David Akers made a 49-yard field goal to open the scoring for the Eagles against Carolina, but was far from perfect. He had a 51-yard attempt blocked and then put a kickoff out of bounds late in the game. Special teams coordinator Ted Daisher was asked about both during his weekly meeting with the... Read more

Donovan 'Doubtful,' Stacy Andrews Not Starting

Friday, September 18, 2009, 2:11 PM
Well, Donovan McNabb's broken rib has gotten "sticky," Andy Reid said Friday, judging by the fact that McNabb feels better. That means the rib is probably no longer displaced, but McNabb is listed as "doubtful" for Sunday's home opener against the Saints. Officially, that means... Read more

Expectations for Maclin; Saints' coordinator knows Birds

Friday, September 18, 2009, 7:48 AM
The expectations are high for Jeremy Maclin because he was the Eagles' first-round pick. They grew even higher because of DeSean Jackson's success last year, suggesting that the team's reluctance on large roles for rookies might no longer be a factor. Offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg didn’t... Read more

What We're Watching: Eagles-Saints

Thursday, September 17, 2009, 7:56 PM
What we will be watching this week in the Eagles-Saints game: 1. Kolb’s ball security. The young Eagles quarterback has not done a very good job of protecting the ball in the few playing opportunities he’s had. Threw 4 picks in 34 attempts last season, including that memorable one v. Baltimore... Read more

Vick Feels Progress; Baskett to Colts

Thursday, September 17, 2009, 7:00 AM
Scout team quarterback Michael Vick got two onehanded catches from rookie wideout Brandon Gibson yesterday, Gibson mimicking Marques Colston for the defense. "Let's hope that once he gets out there in the game, he'll make the same kind of catches, and I think he will," Vick said. "It... Read more

A defining moment for Kolb?

Wednesday, September 16, 2009, 5:54 PM
Whether he wants to acknowledge it or not, Kevin Kolb has a chance to change the perception about him with how he plays Sunday, assuming he makes his first career NFL start. You know Kolb as the surprise second-round selection in 2007. You know Kolb as the guy who threw an interception against Baltimore... Read more

Reid: Andrews to IR for 'Sore Back'

Wednesday, September 16, 2009, 12:12 PM
Eagles coach Andy Reid denied Wednesday that the reason tackle Shawn Andrews was placed on injured reserve was anything but medical. As far as he is concerned, Reid said, Andrews' back problem is why his season is over. But when asked for specifics about the injury, he kept using words like "sore... Read more

Reviewing the new 53 and projecting ahead

Wednesday, September 16, 2009, 7:50 AM
With all the roster shuffling and injuries in the last few days, we thought we would take a look at the current list of the 53-man roster by position. Putting together the 45 players who will dress this week against New Orleans could be an interesting process. Quarterbacks (4): Donovan McNabb, Kevin... Read more

Westbrook can be free agent after next season

Tuesday, September 15, 2009, 5:43 PM
Nothing like a slow early season Tuesday in Eagles land. Along with Shawn Andrews' move to injured reserve, Michael Vick's addition to the active roster and Hank Baskett's release comes this ... ESPN.com is reporting that an option in Brian Westbrook's contract has been declined by the team and that... Read more

Shawn Andrews Done; Baskett Released

Tuesday, September 15, 2009, 10:02 AM
The Eagles made the roster move to clear space for Jeff Garcia, and it was a stunner: right tackle Shawn Andrews is being placed on injured reserve, ending his season, with a back injury that the team previously had described as merely a matter of calming down spasmed muscles. The second roster move... Read more
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