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Archive: March, 2009

Eagles re-sign Cole

Tuesday, March 31, 2009, 2:41 PM
The Eagles announced that they have re-signed guard/center Nick Cole to a 1-year contract. Cole was a restricted free agent. Cole will make $1.545 million and will be a free agent in 2010 if no new agreement is reached before then. Cole and wideout Hank Baskett, the Birds’ two restricted free... Read more

NFL mulls new free agency rule

Monday, March 30, 2009, 10:54 PM
The timing here is somewhat ironic, in a year in which the Eagles were seemingly blindsided by Denver's interest in Brian Dawkins and especially how much the Broncos were willing to offer. The NFL owners are expected to vote at their May meeting in Fort Lauderdale on a proposal that would create a... Read more

Eagles Preseason Schedule Out

Monday, March 30, 2009, 1:19 PM
If, like us, you've been a nervous wreck wondering when the Eagles' preseason schedule was going to be announced, you can now exhale. The games that don't count start either Aug. 13-14 at home against New England. Then there's a FOX national TV game at Indianapolis' new Lucas Oil Stadium on Thursday... Read more

Dawk Back in Town

Monday, March 30, 2009, 11:37 AM
If anybody ever deserved a long goodbye, it's Brian Dawkins. So if you're sick of reading and hearing about Dawk's departure, go read a Villanova Final Four blog or something. The emotional leader of the Eagles' defense the past several seasons, and one of the top Eagles of all time, is back in town... Read more

Breakdown of Eagles' draft picks

Friday, March 27, 2009, 11:20 AM
As regular readers of Eagletarian know, the Eagles have 12 selections in next month's NFL draft. That gives them plenty of flexibility to make some moves. As general manager Tom Heckert noted earlier this week, "With those 12 picks, we feel we can do whatever we want. We can get up as high (in... Read more

Thoughts on Birds, and on T.O.

Thursday, March 26, 2009, 11:53 AM
Like many of you, I was interested in what Andy Reid had to say out in California at the NFL Meetings. Paul Domowitch did a fine job of getting all that on here yesterday. Domo remains convinced that the Eagles are more worried about the running back position than about their left tackle situation... Read more

Andy Reid, Part 2, on the defense

Wednesday, March 25, 2009, 1:51 PM
DANA POINT, Calif. -- More from Eagles coach Andy Reid's interview session at the NFL owners meetings: On safety Sean Jones' one-year contract: "If it works out and he plays well, it's a win-win for him. He either ends up coming back with us or he's able to get a nice contract somewhere else... Read more

Andy Reid talks McNabb, Westbrook, Dawkins

Wednesday, March 25, 2009, 11:39 AM
DANA POINT, Calif. -- Eagles coach Andy Reid talked to reporters this morning at the NFL owners meetings. Here is Part 1 of the transcript from the interview: (on his team) This is one thing I know. I can sit there – and I’d have to move some people here and there – but I can sit... Read more

New Eagle Weaver would have preferred Seattle

Tuesday, March 24, 2009, 11:05 PM
New Eagles fullback Leonard Weaver clearly wanted to remain with Seattle, but he says the Seahawks did not want him, at least not for what he is worth. He said no one from the organization contacted him in the offseason to discuss a potential role and did not make him a fair offer. That, he said,... Read more

Harbaugh on McNabb's November Benching

Tuesday, March 24, 2009, 2:25 PM
For reporters, the best part of the NFL owners meetings are the AFC and NFC media breakfasts, where you get to sit around a table in a relaxed atmosphere and pick the brains of the league’s head coaches for an hour as they shovel down huevos rancheros and cheese blintzes. Andy Reid may not be... Read more
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