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Archive: September, 2009

Developing story lines and more

Tuesday, September 15, 2009, 7:58 AM
Les Bowen's Developing Eagles Storylines * There is no way the Eagles will continue to carry seven wideouts. They deactivated Reggie Brown and Brandon Gibson on Sunday, and didn't throw any passes to a totally invisible Jeremy Maclin. They are going to need one of those wideout roster spots for Jeff... Read more

McNabb: Garcia's 'A Great Idea'

Monday, September 14, 2009, 5:13 PM
The Eagles will sign quarterback Jeff Garcia to a one-year contract, a league source confirmed to the Daily News, and the Eagles later announced. "Adding Jeff Garcia to the roster is a great idea," injured quarterback Donovan McNabb said in a statement posted tonight on his blog at yardbarker... Read more

McNabb: 'You Just Never Know' but Kolb to work with starters

Monday, September 14, 2009, 12:08 PM
Donovan McNabb will "struggle" to practice this week as the Eagles begin preparations for the home opener against New Orleans, coach Andy Reid said, but remains hopeful of playing. Kevin Kolb will practice with the first team and be the starting quarterback if McNabb can't play, Reid said... Read more

NFL: No illegal hit on McNabb

Monday, September 14, 2009, 7:56 AM
UPDATED: The NFL has reviewed the play that led to Donovan McNabb's rib injury and ruled there was "no illegal hit on the play," a league spokesman told the Daily News today in an email. McNabb broke a rib, coach Andy Reid said, after Carolina nose tackle Damione Lewis dived onto McNabb... Read more

1:30 Monday: Eagles chat with John Smallwood

Sunday, September 13, 2009, 8:56 PM
Join Daily News columnist John Smallwood for a live Eagles chat Monday at 1: 30. Read more

Kolb: I can 'show leadership'

Sunday, September 13, 2009, 6:39 PM
Kevin Kolb could be in line to make his first NFL start next Sunday against the New Orleans Saints, with Donovan McNabb suffering a cracked rib in today's opener against Carolina. Depending on how quickly the Eagles make a decision about McNabb and he feels, Kolb could get a full week of preparation... Read more

Eagles-Panthers report card

Sunday, September 13, 2009, 6:28 PM
Here is our report card from today's Eagles-Panthers game: RUSH OFFENSE: Brian Westbrook, who didn’t play a down in the preseason following ankle surgery, rushed for 64 yards, including 45 on seven carries in the first half. DeSean Jackson rushed for 33 yards, 25 of it on an end-around and the... Read more

McNabb has cracked rib

Sunday, September 13, 2009, 4:31 PM
The Eagles won their season opener, 38-10, over the Carolina Panthers, but the bigger issue is concern over the state of quarterback Donovan McNabb's rib injury. After the game, coach Andy Reid said, McNabb fractured his rib, but would not specify how long McNabb would be out. "We'll just see... Read more

DMac Hurts Ribs

Sunday, September 13, 2009, 7:42 AM
UPDATING: Ruh-roh. Donovan McNabb just bulled into the end zone for a TD that made it 38-10, but he was hit lying on the ground by Charles Johnson and stayed down for quite a while. The Birds have the ball back now, after Jake Delhomme's fourth pick, and Kevin Kolb is quarterbacking, while team orthopedist... Read more

About the special teams

Saturday, September 12, 2009, 7:29 AM
With all the attention on the offensive line and the rookie free safety and the middle linebacker situation, there has not been a lot of talk this week about special teams. DeSean Jackson will be the punt returner and Ellis Hobbs and Quintin Demps both could potentially see time returning kicks, although... Read more
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