Archive: August, 2008
As we reported in this morning Inquirer, Eagles' safety Brian Dawkins suffered a strain of his tendon in the right ankle during Friday's win at New England. No structural damage.
Head coach Andy Reid said this morning Dawkins should be ready to go in the regular season opener against St. Louis.
Reid's Sunday news conference is moments away.
A report that New York Giants Pro Bowl defensive end Osi Umenyiora was out for the season after injuring his left knee in a weekend preseason game against the New York Jets created the natural speculation that Michael Strahan will come out of retirement and return to his role as a starting left defensive end.
"No," Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb said when asked about Strahan's possible return. "He's done."
Tackle Tra Thomas said if he was the Giants he would definitely be on the phone to Strahan.
The Eagles' starters will likely get their final preseason game action tonight against the New England Patriots and there's plenty of things to keep an eye on.
Here's five things to watch:
1. THE WIDE RECEIVERS: With Reggie Brown sidelined by a hamstring injury and Kevin Curtis out for the start of the season following sports hernia surgery, this is the must-watch position for the Eagles. DeSean Jackson could work his way into the opening-day starting lineup with a big game while Hank Baskett and Greg Lewis work to show they can fill the giant void left by Curtis.
Once upon a time, it seemed like a foregone conclusion that former Eagles cornerback and
The job opened today with the news that Gene Upshaw had died from cancer at the age of 63 after serving as the head of the players’ union since 1983. While it still seems logical that Vincent is a leading candidate for the job, events of the recent past have clouded what direction the union will go next.
The term sports hernia has not been good to the Eagles in the past and now another of their top offensive players must deal with this debilitating injury.
Kevin Curtis will undergo surgery for a sports hernia tomorrow and coach Andy Reid said his leading receiver from a year ago "will be out for a while."
Reid said Curtis suffered the injury during the Eagles' preseason game against the Carolina Panthers and tried to practice with it earlier in the week, but the pain became unbearable and he did not participate in today's practice.
Some more experimentation is coming this Friday night in
Tim PanaccioCertainly not a slow news day as the Eagles resume training camp at the NovaCare Complex.
Andy Reid dropped this little ditty – he’s gonna try out Tony Hunt at fullback. Let’s see. Dan Klecko didn’t work out. The staff obviously isn’t pleased with Jason Davis because they had Jed Collins taking a lot of snaps with the first unit last week.
Hunt’s been a factor on special teams, seems willing to do whatever it takes to make the grade …
Not since the Pope passed this way have the masses waited with eager anticipation or the appearance of Shawn Andrews in training camp.
The right guard, who has been suffering from depression, finally got onto the field with his teammates this morning at the NovaCare practice facility.