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Archive: April, 2009

Updated Super Bowl odds

Thursday, April 30, 2009, 11:23 PM
With the draft now completed, the folks at BetUS.com have revised their odds for the NFC and AFC titles and the Super Bowl. The Eagles are the seventh choice to win the Super Bowl at 16-1. Both the New York Giants (10-1) and Dallas (14-1) have better odds to hoist the trophy in Miami. Obviously,... Read more

Eagles don't give out No. 20

Thursday, April 30, 2009, 7:46 AM
The Eagles should have 85 players on the field Friday for the first day of minicamp. None will be wearing No. 20. When the Eagles were issuing uniform numbers for their newcomers, draft picks and undrafted free agents, No. 20 went unassigned. The number is synonymous with Brian Dawkins, and always... Read more

Scout's take on the Eagles' draft

Wednesday, April 29, 2009, 4:25 PM
Every year, after I draw my own conclusions about the Eagles’ draft (gave them an A-plus this year), I like to check in with a few NFL personnel people and ask them how they thought the Birds did. Usually, you get some mixed opinion. Not this year. Talked to several scouts and every one of them... Read more

What we're watching, minicamp edition

Wednesday, April 29, 2009, 10:14 AM
To borrow Paul Domowitch's weekly look at each Eagles game, here is a "What We're Watching" for the Eagles' first minicamp. Players are scheduled to arrive Thursday, with three days of practices scheduled for Friday through Sunday. Plenty of story lines to follow. Here are some of them: *... Read more

Jaworski: Eagles could be better than in '08

Tuesday, April 28, 2009, 5:14 PM
ATLANTIC CITY — Ron Jaworski was at Harrah’s today to talk golf and his 25th annual Celebrity Golf Challenge, set for May 17-18, at Atlantic City Country Club. There also is a poker event scheduled for Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City. Proceeds from the events again will benefit the... Read more

Donovan on the new additions, his offseason

Tuesday, April 28, 2009, 11:58 AM
Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb, who has been relatviely quiet this offseason since Super Bowl week, weighed in on the Birds' new additions and a number of other topics this morning on his yardbarker.com blog. Here is what he had to say ... It's been a terrific offseason for me. I have spent most... Read more

'Mr. McNabb' and the rookie; and FredEx' new venture

Monday, April 27, 2009, 10:45 PM
Amid all the trades and picks and Ellis Hobbs on Sunday, some of the Eagles' later round selections did not get much attention. One who caught our eye is wide receiver Brandon Gibson, chosen in the sixth round from Washington State. Why he caught our eye is that he knows rookies are supposed to show... Read more

Eagles add 9 rookie free agents

Monday, April 27, 2009, 2:54 PM
As we reported earlier, the Eagles were hard at work adding undrafted rookie free agents after the conclusion of the draft. The team announced the nine players it has signed this afternon. Here is the group, with short bios provided by the Eagles: Josh Gaines Penn State, Defensive End, 6-1, 274 A... Read more

Eagles add four undrafted free agents; Belichick on Hobbs deal

Monday, April 27, 2009, 7:42 AM
As you know, the acquisition of college players does not end with the final pick in the draft. The Eagles are likely to announce their list of undrafted free agents whom they have signed. The Birds are among the best in the league at finding those diamonds in the rough after the draft. We call tell... Read more

Grading the Eagles' draft weekend

Sunday, April 26, 2009, 7:09 PM
The draft is over and the grades are in ... Here is how we grade out the Eagles and the three other teams in the NFC East: EAGLES 1, 19, Jeremy Maclin, Missouri, WR 2, 53, Le Sean McCoy, Pittsburgh, RB 5, 153, Cornelius Ingram, Florida, TE 5, 157, Victor “Macho” Harris, Virginia Tech... Read more
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