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Archive: April, 2008

Numerology, and more Lito analysis

Wednesday, April 30, 2008, 6:15 PM
In case you want to run right out and have a special replica jersey made, the Eagles have assigned their new players numbers, as they prepare for the mandatory minicamp that begins Saturday. Yes, Lito Sheppard is still 26, for today, anyhow. But I'll bet you didn't know that Frantz Hardy is No. 16... Read more

Why Brandon Albert isn't an Eagle

Wednesday, April 30, 2008, 12:18 PM
Believe it or not, and most of you out there who are convinced that Jeff Lurie and Joe Banner order dinner off the McDonald's 99-cents menu probably won't, the Eagles didn't wake up Saturday morning intending to trade out of the first round. When the Chicago Bears threw everybody a curve ball at No... Read more

This Studebaker runs

Wednesday, April 30, 2008, 12:05 PM
Ever wonder what goes on when a college player has his Pro Day ... Well, a video from the Pro Day of Eagles draftee Andy Studebaker made its way to YouTube and might have played a role in his selection. A Division III All-American and the first Wheaton player ever drafted, Studebaker is a 6-3,... Read more

Next Year's Draft or This Year's Trade Bait?

Tuesday, April 29, 2008, 11:13 PM
We've had a little time now to think about the Eagles' draft, and the Lito Sheppard trade situation. Some further thoughts: 1. The biggest surprise of the draft was that the Birds did little to address the safety and corner positions. They drafted one of each in the fourth round, but the corner, Jack... Read more

Donovan speaks Saturday

Tuesday, April 29, 2008, 7:59 PM
The Eagles players will have a three-day minicamp beginning Saturday, with double practice sessions on Saturday and Sunday and a single session Monday. After Saturday's morning practice, Andy Reid, Donovan McNabb, Brian Dawkins and Brian Westbrook will each get his turn at the podium at the NovaCare... Read more

A scout's view of the Eagles' draft

Tuesday, April 29, 2008, 3:41 PM
You have your opinion of the Eagles' draft, I have mine and Mel Kiper has his. What did other teams think of it? Well, here's how a respected scout for another NFC team saw the Eagles' draft: Rd. 2/47: Trevor Laws, DT, Notre Dame "That was a very good pick for them. His light came on this year... Read more

Eagles add 7 undrafted free agents

Monday, April 28, 2008, 6:11 PM
The Eagles added three wide receivers among the seven undrafted free agents who agreed to terms today. The Birds are bringing in Penn State receiver Terrell Golden, Delaware State receiver and Chester High product Shaheer McBride and Nebraska wideout Frantz Hardy. Golden saw the most significant... Read more

Jacksonville interested in Lito

Monday, April 28, 2008, 1:28 PM
There's still a good possibility that Eagles cornerback Lito Sheppard will be traded before this weekend, when the Eagles will hold their post-draft minicamp. According to league sources, Sheppard's agent, Lamont Smith, has had extensive conversations with the Jacksonville Jaguars about a possible... Read more

Something to consider

Monday, April 28, 2008, 10:14 AM
As expected, the Eagles are taking a lot of shots from their critics for trading out of the first round on Saturday. But before you completely bury them for the decision, you might want to consider this: the '09 first-round pick they got from Carolina in the deal gives them a nice piece of fruit to... Read more

Grading the Eagles draft

Sunday, April 27, 2008, 6:55 PM
From Paul Domowitch: The trade for Lorenzo Booker and the additions of return man DeSean Jackson (Cal) and defensive tackle Trevor Laws (Notre Dame), give the Eagles three players who should be able to make a contribution right out of the gate. Multiple picks in the fourth round made cornerback Jack... Read more
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