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Eagles defensive coordinator Bill Davis discusses 3rd-down defense, Vinny Curry, practicing against the Patriots

Monday, August 11, 2014, 11:36 AM
**The Eagles defense allowed the Bears to go 10-for-17 on third downs in Friday’s preseason loss, which was not a sign of progress for a defense that was one of the worst in the NFL on third downs last season. Defensive coordinator Bill Davis said Monday that the Eagles do not scheme as much... Read more

Eagles-Bears: Film Review of Defense

Sunday, August 10, 2014, 9:46 PM
Here’s the breakdown of the Eagles defense in the Bears game after re-watching the tape: FIRST TEAM Defensive line: Cedric Thornton was the most disruptive on the first team line. He shot into the backfield and dropped Bears running back Matt Forte for no gain. On the second series, he got... Read more

Julian Vandervelde has back surgery

Sunday, August 10, 2014, 1:11 PM
Backup center Julian Vandervelde underwent back surgery last week, the Eagles said Sunday. Vandervelde had been sidelined for most of training camp, which he entered in a competition with David Molk for the backup spot. There is no timetable for Vandervelde's return. Guard Dennis Kelly had back surgery... Read more

Riley Cooper, Bennie Logan, Jeff Maehl return to practice

Sunday, August 10, 2014, 12:32 PM
The Eagles returned to practice on Sunday for the first time since Friday's preseason loss to the Chicago Bears with an open practice at Franklin Field. Three injured players -- wide receiver Riley Cooper, wide receiver Jeff Maehl, and defensive line Bennie Logan -- returned to the practice field... Read more

Jordan Matthews on drops: Those were catches I should have had

Saturday, August 9, 2014, 12:13 PM
CHICAGO -- Jordan Matthews' debut didn't go quite like he imagined. The rookie wide receiver dropped two passes, could have had another, and managed only 14 yards on four catches in the Eagles' preseason opening loss to the Bears on Friday night. “Those were catches I should have definitely... Read more

Nick Foles: 'I just made a couple bad throws, it’s as simple as that'

Saturday, August 9, 2014, 11:43 AM
CHICAGO – Nick Foles’ forgettable preseason debut included two first-quarter interceptions in Friday’s 34-28 loss to the Chicago Bears, but Foles cautioned observers from making a big deal out of two turnovers. He has had two-interception games before and will have two-interception... Read more

Chip Kelly on Nick Foles' interceptions, the abundance of penalties, and more from 34-28 preseason loss

Saturday, August 9, 2014, 1:27 AM
CHICAGO – Chip Kelly was not concerned about Nick Foles’ two-interception performance after the Eagles’ 34-28 loss to the Bears in the preseason opener. He wanted to analyze the film to dissect the particulars of the two interception, but he also wanted to keep the first preseason... Read more

Eagles-Bears preseason: What Did We Learn?

Saturday, August 9, 2014, 1:15 AM
CHICAGO -- It wasn’t pretty. Preseason games hardly are, but the Eagles first team units underwhelmed against the Bears in the opener. The final: Bears 34, Eagles 28. There were plenty of bad, a bunch of good, and plenty to learn from -- especially for the rookies. Let’s roll the tape: --... Read more

Jeremy Maclin in the lineup vs. Bears; Bennie Logan, Riley Cooper sidelined

Friday, August 8, 2014, 6:28 PM
CHICAGO -- Jeremy Maclin is in the lineup for the first time since Dec. 30, 2012. Maclin, who missed time this week, is not among the seven players who will not play in the preseason opener against the Bears. Wide receiver Riley Cooper (foot/ankle) and defensive lineman Bennie Logan (hamstring) are... Read more

Eagles in the a.m.: Updates on Mark Sanchez, Matt Barkley, and G.J. Kinne

Friday, August 8, 2014, 11:27 AM
Mark Sanchez is currently the No. 2 quarterback, and he seems close to entrenched in that role with the way he’s played during the summer. He’s ahead of Matt Barkley and G.J. Kinne, and the coaching staff has been impressed with the way Sanchez has adapted to the Eagles and picked up the... Read more
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