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Archive: August, 2012

Eagles coach Andy Reid on injuries, playing time

Saturday, August 18, 2012, 2:03 PM
The Eagles had their final practice before Monday's preseason game against the Patriots. They have a mock game on Sunday before heading to New England. Here are the particulars of the game: - WR Riley Cooper (collarbone), DE Jason Babin (calf), QB Mike Kafka (hand) and LB Casey Matthews (ankle) will... Read more

Juan Castillo on how to best use Nnamdi Asomugha

Friday, August 17, 2012, 12:54 PM
A question that has come up from Eagles fans often this summer is defensive coordinator Juan Castillo's use of Nnamdi Asomugha. At his best in Oakland, Asomugha was a shutdown, man-to-man cornerback. The Eagles used Asomugha in different ways last season, in both man and zone coverages, and sometimes... Read more

Who Makes The Cut: Cornerback

Friday, August 17, 2012, 11:26 AM
The Eagles will encounter tough decisions when determining their 53-man roster. During the next two weeks, The Inquirer's Eagles beat writers will try our best to predict who stays and who goes. The NFL deadline for teams to trim rosters from 90 to 80 is Aug. 27. Final cuts are due by Aug. 31. Here’s... Read more

Eagles in the a.m. -- Aug. 17

Friday, August 17, 2012, 8:50 AM
QUESTION OF THE DAY Each day, we'll introduce a question to fans that you can answer and discuss in the comments section below. Here's one for today: Which position do you feel most comfortable about and least comfortable heading into the season? Onto the links... FROM THE INQUIRER - Tra Thomas... Read more

Eagles CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie fined $21,000

Friday, August 17, 2012, 3:56 PM
Eagles cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie was fined $21,000 for unnecessary roughness committed in last Thursday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to a league spokesman. The decision was made because the NFL believed Rodgers-Cromartie unnecessarily struck a defenseless player in... Read more

Who makes the cut: Defensive tackles

Thursday, August 16, 2012, 2:21 PM
The Eagles will encounter tough decisions when determining their 53-man roster. During the next two weeks, The Inquirer's Eagles beat writers will try our best to predict who stays and who goes. Wed, Aug. 15: Offensive line Thur., Aug. 16: Defensive tackles Fri., Aug. 17: Cornerbacks Mon., Aug. 20:... Read more

Will the Eagles keep a fullback?

Thursday, August 16, 2012, 2:16 PM
Andy Reid said Thursday that the Eagles need a fullback in his offense. But could he use a tight end or a running back as the "fullback" rather than keep a traditional lead blocker -- one that may not see many snaps -- on the 53-man roster? Reid has options if he doesn't see the benefit of keeping... Read more

Nnamdi Asomugha limited at practice; Hanson and Dixon leave early

Thursday, August 16, 2012, 12:45 PM
Nnamdi Asomugha left Thursday's practice early because of a sore neck. The Eagles cornerback participated in the early, individual-drill portion of practice, but left before the more strenuous team drills. Asomugha had whiplash symptoms and a lacerated lip after he collided with Nate Allen on Monday... Read more

Eagles in the a.m. -- Aug. 16

Thursday, August 16, 2012, 8:28 AM
Note: Here on Birds' Eye View, we're going to try to introduce a new daily blog entry that will provide your dose of Eagles stories to read each morning and what to expect from the Eagles coverage that day. For any tips or suggestions, e-mail Zach at zberman@phillynews.com. FROM THE INQUIRER If... Read more

Who makes the cut: Offensive line

Wednesday, August 15, 2012, 11:57 AM
The three-week slog through training camp is over as the Eagles left Lehigh University on Tuesday and returned to Philadelphia to resume preparations for the season. Practices resume on Thursday at the NovaCare Complex as coach Andy Reid continues the process of weeding out the players that won’t... Read more
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