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Archive: August, 2008

FIVE THINGS TO WATCH

Friday, August 22, 2008, 5:40 PM
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... Read more

WILL VINCENT REPLACE UPSHAW?

Thursday, August 21, 2008, 6:01 PM
Once upon a time, it seemed like a foregone conclusion that former Eagles cornerback and Trenton native Troy Vincent would become the next executive director of the NFL Players Association. The job opened today with the news that Gene Upshaw had died from cancer at the age of 63 after... Read more

Curtis out with sports hernia

Wednesday, August 20, 2008, 1:39 PM
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... Read more

Howard Moving?

Tuesday, August 19, 2008, 12:46 PM
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Hunt to Fullback?

Monday, August 18, 2008, 12:42 PM
Certainly 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... Read more

Andrews Is Back

Saturday, August 16, 2008, 12:42 PM
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. Andrews will... Read more

FOOTBALL AT THE LINC

Thursday, August 14, 2008, 12:59 PM
With apologies to the Arena Bowl champion Philadelphia Soul, owner Jon Bon Jovi's sport is to real football what street hockey is to ice hockey and what stick ball is to baseball. What will happen tonight at Lincoln Financial Field, now that's football, albeit a vanilla version that's not nearly as... Read more

LIGHTNING STRIKES AGAIN

Thursday, August 14, 2008, 8:45 PM
After the Eagles' players happily received an early dismissal from practice at Lehigh University earlier in the week because of lightning, another violent thunderstorm forced a delay in tonight's exhibition game against the Carolina Panthers at Lincoln Financial Field. As officials discussed whether... Read more

Brown Down

Thursday, August 14, 2008, 8:25 PM
First casualty of the night here at Linc between the Eagles and Carolina. Eagles receiver Reggie Brown left the field during the Birds' first drive of the game with ... nope, not the Achilles tendon injury that has been bothering him for a week, but a hamstring pull. He's done for the night, and I'll... Read more

PREGAME FODDER

Thursday, August 14, 2008, 8:12 PM
Shawn Andrews is likely to be back at practice when the Eagles resume workouts at the NovaCare Complex Saturday, a team source said before tonight's game. The source said that the team was still in the process of putting a support system in place for the two-time Pro Bowl guard, who missed the Lehigh... Read more
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