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Archive: August, 2011

Banner: Eagles signings prove team is willing to spend

Wednesday, August 31, 2011, 10:33 AM
If you really want to get under the skin of Eagles management, call them cheap. Joe Banner and Jeffrey Lurie will admit they don’t always make the right calls on their transactions. Sometimes they might draft the wrong guy or sign a dud. But, they’ll argue, their shortcomings are not for... Read more

Watkins to play Thursday

Tuesday, August 30, 2011, 1:49 PM
Danny Watkins will likely be the only starter to play Thursday when the Eagles travel to New York to face the Jets in their final preseason game. The rookie right guard confirmed that he will play and that he didn't have a problem with it, even though fellow rookie, starting center Jason Kelce, won't... Read more

Eagles chat with Jeff McLane

Tuesday, August 30, 2011, 11:46 AM
Join The Inquirer's Jeff McLane for a live chat about Michael Vick's new contract and everything else going on with the Eagles, starting at 2 p.m. Tuesday. If you're on a mobile device, click here to follow along and post questions. Read more

Video: Vick contract comes with pressure

Tuesday, August 30, 2011, 10:43 AM
Video: Jeff McLane of the Inquirer talks about the increased scrutiny that comes with the new $100 million contract cementing Michael Vick's status as the face of the Eagles. Read more

Eagles chat with Jonathan Tamari

Tuesday, August 30, 2011, 9:28 PM
Join The Inquirer's Jonathan Tamari for a live chat about all the latest Eagles news, starting at 2 p.m. Tuesday. If you're on a mobile device, click here to follow along and post questions. Read more

Vick: Never thought I'd see $100 million again

Tuesday, August 30, 2011, 5:12 PM
Michael Vick went back to Leavenworth. After the press conference, and the cameras and the handshakes and hugs, Vick sat down in a quiet office, leaned back in a chair and reflected on where he was and where he is now. Three years ago, he was in a federal prison. Today the quarterback signed a six-year... Read more

Eagles cut four more

Monday, August 29, 2011, 1:17 PM
In advance of Tuesday's 4 p.m. deadline for trimming rosters to 80, the Eagles released wide receiver Gerald Jones, cornerback Jamar Wall, tackle Spencer Johnson and tight end Martell Webb. The Eagles' roster now stands at 81 with tackle Jose Acuna, who is on an excused leave, on the the roster exemption... Read more

First reactions to the Vick deal

Monday, August 29, 2011, 10:49 PM
Here are one beat reporter's first thoughts on Michael Vick’s 6-year, $100 million extension: (Jeff has the details here). -- It was obvious that the Eagles believed in Vick and were ready to make him their on-field leader last season. But this deal – and particularly the years –... Read more

Who Makes the Cut – DT

Monday, August 29, 2011, 9:17 AM
Our eight-day look at who makes the Eagles’ 53-man roster comes to a conclusion today with a look at defensive tackle (Click on the following -- defensive end, offensive line, running back, cornerback, linebacker, wide receivers/tight ends and safeties -- to view the first seven positional reviews)... Read more

Vick gets six-year, $100 million deal

Monday, August 29, 2011, 7:52 PM
Michael Vick's return to prominence is now complete. The Eagles and Vick have agreed to a six-year, $100 million contract with $40 million guaranteed, league sources confirmed Monday night. The team later announced the deal, first reported by Andrew Brandt of ESPN. The 31-year-old Vick is signed... Read more
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