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Archive: September, 2012

Predictions for season; opener

Friday, September 7, 2012, 9:46 AM
JEFF MCLANE Week 1: For the second straight season the Eagles open on the road at an opponent that is expected to finish near or at the bottom of its division. The Browns, in fact, could end the year with the worst record in the NFL. They’re ranked last in the AP Pro32, a poll of 12 NFL writers... Read more

Eagles in the a.m. -- Sept. 7

Friday, September 7, 2012, 8:22 AM
QUESTION OF THE DAY What should the Eagles' starting linebacking corps be? Comment and answer below. FROM THE INQUIRER - What can be taken from the preseason game against the Browns two weeks ago? Check out this story. - The Eagles are shuffling linebackers (again), Fletcher Cox is hurt, and other... Read more

Jeffrey Lurie on Art Modell's death

Thursday, September 6, 2012, 2:14 PM
Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie joined the NFL in 1994, when Art Modell was still the Cleveland Browns owner. He moved the Browns to Baltimore, where they became the Ravens in 1996, and continued to own the team until 2004. Modell died on Thursday morning. Here is a statement from Lurie: “I will... Read more

Eagles in the a.m. -- Sept. 6

Thursday, September 6, 2012, 9:08 AM
QUESTION OF THE DAY Did you see anything in the Giants-Cowboys game that made you any more excited or less excited about the Eagles' chances of winning the NFC East this season? Answer and discuss below. SPECIAL EAGLES PREVIEW: OWNING UP The Inquirer has a special, 12-page preview section of the... Read more

Fletcher Cox limited with knee inflammation

Thursday, September 6, 2012, 5:00 PM
Eagles first-round pick Fletcher Cox was limited during Thursday's practice with knee inflammation. Asked about the injury after practice, Cox said it happened yesterday and was unconcerned. "Individuals, planted wrong yesterday, and that's about it," Cox said. He said it's a little swollen and will... Read more

LB merry-go-round back on?

Thursday, September 6, 2012, 4:12 PM
There's been a merry-go-round at linebacker over the last few seasons, but the Eagles made efforts this offseason to make it stop with the acquisitions of DeMeco Ryans and Mychal Kendricks. Could it start spinning again when the season opens Sunday at Cleveland? Kendricks said Thursday after practice... Read more

Fletcher Cox: There's no pressure

Wednesday, September 5, 2012, 2:17 PM
Fletcher Cox said there's no additional pressure because he's a No. 1 draft pick. Even if the defensive tackle is feeling the heat, Andy Reid and the Eagles coaches are doing their best to unburden Cox. "I've heard stories where guys had a lot of [expectations]. I'm sure there's a lot of expectation... Read more

Jason Avant on replacement refs: 'That's a big deal for us'

Wednesday, September 5, 2012, 1:24 PM
It looks like the NFL will go into the season with replacement officials. Jason Avant, who is entering his seventh NFL season and is a respected voice in the Eagles locker, sees potential danger in the NFL's inability to reach an agreement with the officials' union, which he believes contradicts NFL... Read more

Reid: No Cooper or Colt for Sunday

Wednesday, September 5, 2012, 1:19 PM
The Eagles will not have wide receiver Riley Cooper or safety Colt Anderson for the season opener on Sunday at Cleveland, Andy Reid said today. Neither was expected to be healthy by the opener. Cooper broke his collarbone on one of the first days of training camp and was given an approximate return... Read more

Eagles in the a.m. -- Sept. 5

Wednesday, September 5, 2012, 9:34 AM
QUESTION OF THE DAY Who is the breakout player for the Eagles this season? Answer and discuss below. FROM THE INQUIRER - LeSean McCoy enters the season with a new contract and a new son, setting up a season different from the ones he's had before, writes Jeff McLane. - The defense is out of excuses... Read more
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