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Archive: August, 2012

Mike Kafka fractures left hand; Nick Foles to take snaps as No. 2 quarterback

Saturday, August 11, 2012, 11:10 AM
BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Intrigue was added to the Eagles' No. 2 quarterback competition on Saturday after coach Andy Reid revealed that Mike Kafka fractured his left hand and will not be able to fully participate for three weeks. Kafka, the third-year backup quarterback, had his non-throwing hand stepped... Read more

Eagles sign WR Brian Hernandez

Saturday, August 11, 2012, 10:52 AM
BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- The John Gill era is over. The Eagles signed wide receiver Brian Hernandez, who was last with the Redskins, and released Gill, who the team signed on Monday. Gill, a defensive tackle, played in Thursday's preseason game against the Steelers. The 6-foot-0, 183-pound Hernandez was... Read more

Dunlap moves ahead of Bell at LT

Saturday, August 11, 2012, 10:31 AM
BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- The Eagles aren't wasting any time. After one preseason game Andy Reid made his first significant move, dropping Demetress Bell and promoting King Dunlap to the first team at left tackle. Dunlap took first-team repetitions during this morning's walkthrough and will start on the... Read more

Reid's agent: Lurie said Andy's coach as long as I'm owner

Saturday, August 11, 2012, 5:44 PM
BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Bob LaMonte reiterated a story he's told many times whenever he's been asked about Andy Reid's future with the Eagles. But it bears repeating as Reid enters his 14th season as Eagles head coach -- all still without a Super Bowl -- and off an 8-8 season that owner Jeffrey Lurie called... Read more

Eagles vs. Steelers winners and losers

Friday, August 10, 2012, 12:28 PM
The Eagles won their preseason opener over the Steelers, 24-23, but it wasn’t necessarily a performance Andy Reid will want to bottle up and keep – especially from his starters. Here’s a compilation of some winners, losers and others from last night’s game after re-watching... Read more

Reid: Backup QB competition open

Friday, August 10, 2012, 12:19 AM
It was one preseason game and only one quarter of play for each quarterback, but Nick Foles had a stronger 2012 debut than Mike Kafka. Kafka was facing the Steelers' second team defense and Foles their third stringers, so the compare the two reserve quarterbacks may not be an entirely fair enterprise... Read more

Michael Vick suffers left thumb contusion

Thursday, August 9, 2012, 10:23 PM
Updated at 12:14 a.m. The Eagles suffered a big scare on Thursday when Michael Vick came off the field with a left thumb injury suffered when his throwing hand hit Jason Kelce on the follow-through of a pass in the second quarter of the Eagles' preseason opener. However, the injury is not a cause... Read more

Maclin out with hamstring injury

Thursday, August 9, 2012, 7:46 PM
Jeremy Maclin sat out tonight's preseason game against the Steelers with a hamstring injury. The wide receiver injured his hamstring during pre-game warm-ups, the Eagles said. Rookie Damaris Johnson started in place of Maclin and caught the Eagles' first pass of the game for four yards. Eagles coach... Read more

Eagles' inactives and starting lineup changes

Thursday, August 9, 2012, 7:21 PM
The Eagles have 11 players inactive against the Steelers: WR Riley Cooper, S Nate Allen, S Colt Anderson, LB Jamar Chaney, DE Trent Cole, LT Jason Peters, G Brandon Washington, TE Brent Celek and DT Mike Patterson. The starting lineup changes are interesting in result. - Cullen Jenkins will start... Read more

Eagles vs. Steelers pre-game notes

Thursday, August 9, 2012, 6:18 PM
For the first time since Jan. 1, the Eagles will play a game in Lincoln Financial Field. It will obviously be an emotional night after Garrett Reid's passing, and the Eagles are wearing a "GR" patch on their helmets and will have a moment of silence. They will also honor two firefighters and two police... Read more
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