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Archive: August, 2011

DeSean talks Larry Fitzgerald contract

Monday, August 22, 2011, 4:38 PM
After Larry Fitzgerald received a reported eight-year $120 million contract, the prevailing thought has been: Does DeSean Jackson think he's comparable to the Arizona wide receiver and thus in the same price range? The Eagles wide receiver wants a new contract, held out 11 days from Eagles training... Read more

Eagles: Kelce has 'earned' shot at center

Sunday, August 21, 2011, 1:04 PM
Jason Kelce is taking the first team snaps at center this week, marking a rapid rise and huge opportunity for the sixth round pick. "No decision has been made. There is great competition there. Kelce has earned the opportunity to do this for a period of time and then we'll make decisions as we go... Read more

Patterson, Maclin return; Kelce starting center

Saturday, August 20, 2011, 1:18 PM
Defensive tackle Mike Patterson returned to practice today for the first time since suffering a seizure Aug. 3, and said he plans on being ready to play in the season opener on Sept. 11. "I'm really planning on it, so we'll see what happens," Patterson said Saturday after a walkthrough at the NovaCare... Read more

NFL: Vick's Eagles decision his own

Thursday, August 18, 2011, 1:05 PM
Pittsburgh, Pa. -- In a recent interview with GQ, that was posted on the magazine's website today, Eagles quarterback Michael Vick said that he did not originally want to sign with the Eagles after he was released from prison, but that commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL steered him away from options... Read more

Vick talks GQ; Calls loss humbling

Friday, August 19, 2011, 12:28 AM
BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Michael Vick further clarified comments he made in a GQ article that implied that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell steered the quarterback away from the Bengals and the Bills and toward the Eagles after he was released from prison. Asked if Goodell persuaded him to sign with the Eagles... Read more

McLane: Maclin and other questions

Wednesday, August 17, 2011, 2:40 PM
Video: CineSport's Noah Coslov and the Inquirer's Jeff McLane discuss the status of wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, and what questions need to be answered in the Eagles' game against the Steelers Thursday. Read more

Eagles: Maclin likely to be ready for week one

Wednesday, August 17, 2011, 4:22 PM
It's "safe to say" that Jeremy Maclin will be ready to play week one, Eagles head trainer Rick Burkholder told reporters tonight, though he cautioned that his forecast depends on Maclin returning to training without any setbacks. Maclin will rejoin the Eagles in Philadelphia Friday or Saturday and... Read more

Eagles chat with Jonathan Tamari

Wednesday, August 17, 2011, 1:17 AM
Join The Inquirer's Jonathan Tamari for a live chat about all the latest Eagles preseason news, today at 2:00 p.m. If you're on a mobile device, click here to follow along and post questions. Read more

McCoy: no beef with Smith, but Osi ...

Tuesday, August 16, 2011, 11:51 AM
BETHLEHEM, PA -- LeSean McCoy tried to tamp down concern about any feud with new teammate Steve Smith today, but made it clear he's not ready to end his war of words with the Giants' Osi Umenyiora. "He’s a teammate of mine, there’s no hard feelings, whatever happened is in the past," McCoy... Read more

Reid: no Maclin update yet

Tuesday, August 16, 2011, 9:56 AM
BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- The Eagles did not have an update on Jeremy Maclin this morning, coach Andy Reid said. But he left open the possibility for an update later today. "Possibly today," Reid said. "We haven't finished today, I don't think. We have a few hours here." Reid said the team is still awaiting... Read more
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