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AP All-Pro voters skip Eagles

The Eagles received almost no recognition from AP All-Pro voters.

AP All-Pro voters skip Eagles

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It is what it is, I guess -- but the Eagles received almost no recognition from the 50 media members around the country who participated in the Associated Press' annual voting for its All-Pro team.

They vote for players at 17 different positions. A total of 848 votes were cast for players around the league (it's a single team, not divided by conference).

That's 848 votes.

The Eagles received...seven.

Asante Samuel received three votes at cornerback (although the AP indicated it believed he still played for New England). Jon Runyan received one vote at tackle, Stewart Bradley one at inside linebacker and Quintin Mikell one at safety. And that's it. The most competitive positions took 25 votes to win, and many were in the 30's.

Yes, football is about the team and not about individuals. And, yes, this is a media thing and not necessarily a studying-tape-until-your-eyeballs-bleed thing. But even viewed as a kind of rough estimate, it suggests something about the overall talent level on the Eagles' roster this year.

Rich Hofmann Daily News Sports Columnist
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