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Archive: August, 2012

Howie Roseman on the roster

Friday, August 31, 2012, 10:10 PM
Highlights of Eagles GM Howie Roseman’s Q&A with reporters Friday evening: --(on trade with Browns for safety David Sims) Athletic. Solid tackler. Can play on special teams. We played the Browns. We’ve obviously scouted them a lot since we’re opening with them. We’re happy... Read more

Edwards Happy To Be No. 3

Friday, August 31, 2012, 6:58 PM
Trent Edwards was a little taken aback Friday evening when Eagles assistant communication director Ryan Nissan called him and told him that 10 reporters wanted to talk to him about surviving the Eagles’ final cutdown and becoming the team’s third quarterback behind Michael Vick and rookie... Read more

Birds Cut Atogwe, 18 Others; Still No QB News

Friday, August 31, 2012, 1:14 PM
The Eagles have to cut down from 75 to 53 by 9 p.m. Friday; early this afternoon they released 19 names, none of them a quarterback. Reinjuring his hamstring in the preseason finale might have been the last straw for veteran safety OJ Atogwe. Also gone are TE Brett Brackett, LB Keenan Clayton, DT... Read more

Bowen, Domo: Predicting the 53-man roster

Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 6:50 PM
Here is Les Bowen's projected 53-man roster for the Eagles. NFL teams have until 9 p.m. Friday to get to the limit. Quarterback (3): Michael Vick, Nick Foles, Mike Kafka Running back (3): LeSean McCoy, Dion Lewis, Bryce Brown Fullback (1): Stanley Havili Tight end (2): Brent Celek, Clay Harbor Offensive... Read more

Was holding Eagles punter Mat McBriar's Problem?

Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 5:16 PM
Most people watching the Eagles figured two-time Pro Bowl veteran Mat McBriar, battling back from a nerve problem in his plant leg, had won the punting battle against incumbent Chas Henry. Apparently, we were wrong about that. McBriar's agent, Jack Bechta, tweeted Wednesday that McBriar will be released... Read more

NFL to open with replacement officials

Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 2:49 PM
The NFL announced today it will open the regular season with replacement officials. League executive Ray Anderson has told the 32 teams that with negotiations remain at a standstill between the NFL and the officials’ union. The replacements will be on the field beginning next Wednesday night... Read more

Eagles Get to 75 With No Surprises

Monday, August 27, 2012, 1:23 PM
The Eagles deftly managed the four roster moves they needed to make Monday to get to 75 players, causing the raising of nary an eyebrow along the way. Two of the moves were anticipated injury designations -- Mike Patterson went on the nonfootball illness list, because the blood vessel tangle in his... Read more

Allen: Hammy Issue No Big Deal

Monday, August 27, 2012, 11:38 AM
Eagles safety Nate Allen said Monday the hamstring injury he suffered Sunday night during Flight Night was of little consequence. "I wouldn't even call it a 'tweak,'" Allen said. "It was more like a spasm. It's nothing, not even close to what I had i[earlier] in training camp. I'm going to give it... Read more

Video: Eagles host annual Flight Night event for fans

Monday, August 27, 2012, 2:21 AM
Video: Eagles players took part in a light practice during their annual Flight Night event. Michael Vick spoke to the media about his injuries. The Daily News' Les Bowen reports from Lincoln Financial Field. Read more

It's Akeem Time Again at LB

Sunday, August 26, 2012, 1:50 PM
There comes a point in every Eagles season when, with a heavy sigh, the coaching staff comes to grips with the fact that it needs to elevate Akeem Jordan to the starting linebacking corps again. This year that time arrived Sunday, when Andy Reid announced Jordan is now his weakside starter, ahead... Read more
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