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Archive: July, 2009

Some first impressions from Lehigh

Friday, July 31, 2009, 1:04 PM
Shortly after 10 a.m. this morning, Eagles coach Andy Reid made the one-word announcement that annually amplifies the importance of training camp. "Live," the coach said. Hitting time is what the 11th-year coach meant. And with that, the first-team defense took on the second-team offense... Read more

Full-contact, full go; injury updates

Friday, July 31, 2009, 8:42 AM
BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- The Eagles are in their full gear this morning for the first time at training camp. It's go time -- well, at least not for everyone. Cornerback Asante Samuel (hamstring), tackle Jason Peters (quad), defensive tackle Trevor Laws (hamstring) and cornerback Macho Harris (ankle) are still... Read more

Heyward-Bey signs, Maclin next?

Thursday, July 30, 2009, 7:21 PM
Darrius Heyward-Bey has reportedly signed a contract with the Raiders. With the first wide receiver taken in the draft finally inked to a deal does that mean the Eagles can finally agree to terms with their top pick, wideout Jeremy Maclin? Eagles coach Andy Reid said today that there was nothing new... Read more

Samuel and Peters not practicing; Shawn Andrews absent

Thursday, July 30, 2009, 3:44 PM
BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Good news: the Eagles are near complete -- minus Jeremy Maclin -- for the first full-squad practice of training camp here at Lehigh. Bad news: three of the veterans that just reported last night are apparently ailing. Cornerback Asante Samuel, tackle Jason Peters and defensive tackle... Read more

Here come the vets ...

Wednesday, July 29, 2009, 1:05 PM
BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- This morning's practice here at Lehigh officially ended the portion of training camp designed to get rookies -- and few selected veterans -- in the flow of training camp before the rest of the squad reports. It was a rather uneventful three days -- as it normally is on the field --... Read more

McDermott remembers Johnson

Wednesday, July 29, 2009, 10:45 AM
BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- With his blue eyes glistening, Sean McDermott reflected on the death of his mentor, Jim Johnson, today at training camp. A day after the former Eagles defensive coordinator succumed to an eight-month battle with cancer, the new defensive coordinator in Philadelphia remembered the... Read more

Jim Johnson's important life

Wednesday, July 29, 2009, 10:42 AM
We're taught in journalism school to be objective about the people we cover on a daily basis. Some people we encounter, however, make that rule impossible to follow. Jim Johnson was one of those people. Six months ago I used this space to say that I was cheering from the press box for the Eagles'... Read more

Kendra's husband checks in

Wednesday, July 29, 2009, 3:58 PM
The Eagles' biggest celebrity just checked in for the start of training camp. No, not quarterback Donovan McNabb or running Brian Westbrook. They were here Sunday. Not Asante Samuel either, although the cornerback has arrived. We're talking about wide receiver Hank Baskett, the husband of Kendra... Read more

Andy Reid drops 75 pounds

Tuesday, July 28, 2009, 2:22 PM
BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Who is that svelte man patrolling the practice fields of Eagles training camp? Sean McDermott? Ted Daisher? Todd Pinkston? No. No. And no. It's your head coach, Andy Reid. OK, I might be exaggerating a tad here, but Big Red has dropped as much weight as a young lad. Reid told espn... Read more

Maclin still missing

Tuesday, July 28, 2009, 11:20 AM
Another morning workout has been completed without rookie wide receiver Jeremy Maclin taking part today. Jim Steiner, the St. Louis-based agent who represents Maclin, said Monday night that he felt "some progress" had been made in his talks with Eagles consultant Andrew Brandt, but a team... Read more
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