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Archive: May, 2008

Front office shuffle

Saturday, May 31, 2008, 1:14 PM
The Eagles announced via a statement on Friday that Tom Heckert had been given a contract extension through 2011 and that Howie Roseman had been promoted to vice president of player personnel. They then declined interview requests with Heckert, Roseman or coach Andy Reid, who has final say over personnel... Read more

Eagles sign first of their draft picks

Friday, May 30, 2008, 4:32 PM
As the Eagles wrapped up the last day of organized team activities for rookies and selected veterans, they also signed the first of their draft picks. Quintin Demps, a fourth-round pick from the University of Texas-El Paso, agreed to a 4-year deal. Terms were not disclosed. He was selected with the... Read more

Eagles extend Heckert, promote Roseman

Friday, May 30, 2008, 2:15 PM
The Eagles have extended the contract of general manager Tom Heckert through 2011 and named Howie Roseman vice president of player personnel. Heckert, in his eighth season with the Eagles, has been the general manager since 2006 after serving as the vice president of player personnel and the previously... Read more

It's Almost Look-For-Lito Time Again

Thursday, May 29, 2008, 8:35 PM
I'm sure Andy Reid can hardly wait for Tuesday, when the whole Eagles team gets together for another "organized team activity," and everybody will be interested in whether Lito Sheppard attends, and what it means if he does or doesn't. This time, the team can't fine Lito if he fails to show... Read more

A.M. Odds and Ends

Thursday, May 29, 2008, 11:17 AM
Igglesblog has a nice breakdown today of Sav Rocca vs. Dirk Johnson. In case you're too lazy to click, what I took from it is that Rocca was a little better at dropping balls inside the 20 last season, and the biggest difference between '06 and '07 was that the Bird covered punts better in '06. Elsewhere... Read more

Thoughts on Justice

Wednesday, May 28, 2008, 11:16 AM
In today's Daily News, I lay out the popular criticism of offensive tackle Winston Justice, as voiced by former Eagle Hugh Douglas. There's no doubt that Justice's performance, the one time the Eagles really needed him to step up in a meaningful game, was horrifying. There's certainly room for a lot... Read more

Another Obstacle for Sampy

Tuesday, May 27, 2008, 2:39 PM
The next time the Eagles ask Bill Sampy to participate in a practice for rookies and "select" veterans, he might be wise to tell them to "select" someone else. Last July at Lehigh, after looking really good in minicamps, Sampy suffered a quad injury during such a practice, before... Read more

The big steals? Westbrook, Cole

Monday, May 26, 2008, 11:48 AM
The Eagles are often criticized for how they draft ... Spending first-round picks on Jerome McDougle and Freddie Mitchell comes to mind as Exhibits A and B. But the folks at pro-football-reference.com have devised an elaborate grading system for the drafts from 1996 to 2005 and determined that the... Read more

Birds' questions: Odds, return men, running backs

Friday, May 23, 2008, 1:49 PM
As Memorial Day weekend is upon us, we hit exactly two months until training camp. Rookies arrive at Lehigh on July 21 and practice the following day. The remainder of the team arrives July 24. Between now and then, the Eagles have three more camps. Rookies and selected veterans return next week for... Read more

A Helping of Rice

Wednesday, May 21, 2008, 11:54 PM
A call from Jerry Rice is enough to cause excitement even in the sports-jaded Eagletarian household. When Eagletarian's 14-year-old son realized who was talking to his dad on the speakerphone Wednesday evening, he started texting his friends with the news. Sadly, Rice was blocking the caller I.D. --... Read more
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