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Archive: August, 2012

Eagles in the a.m. -- Aug. 29

Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 9:28 AM
QUESTION OF THE DAY What was your favorite Brain Westbrook moment? Comment and discuss below. FROM THE INQUIRER - Oshiomogho Atogwe is a veteran safety in a young safety corps, but he must show he can stay healthy: Time and injuries have hampered Atogwe, who is 31 and entering his eighth NFL season... Read more

Arguments for and against Eagles on roster bubble

Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 7:30 AM
When it’s all said and done and the Eagles trim their roster to 53 on Friday there will end up being only a few players on the bubble that won’t make the team. But that won’t stop us from guessing who stays and who goes. Here are the most likely players to be teetering on that bubble... Read more

Agent: Eagles to release McBriar

Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 3:14 PM
Updated at 4:43 p.m. Eagles punter Mat McBriar has not yet been released, but he has lost the competition to Chas Henry. McBriar will not punt in Thursday's game against the Jets, although the Eagles did not release him yet. FROM EARLIER The Eagles will release punter Mat McBriar, according to the... Read more

Reid: Foles No. 2 QB; Kafka won't play Thurs.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 2:30 PM
Andy Reid confirmed what many Eagles fans had hoped: Nick Foles is his backup quarterback. "He's in that position right now," Reid said Tuesday. There are a few qualifiers to Reid's statement. First, Mike Kafka, currently listed second on the depth chart behind Michael Vick, will not play in Thursday... Read more

Starters won't play vs. Jets

Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 2:26 PM
The Eagles' final preseason game against the Jets on Thursday won't feature many players. Here's what to expect: - Safety Nate Allen, Defensive end Jason Babin, linebacker Casey Matthews and wide receiver Riley Cooper have been ruled out. Allen has a hamstring spasm. - Mike Kafka is not expected... Read more

Brian Westbrook to retire with Eagles on Wednesday

Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 10:44 AM
One of the top running backs in Eagles history, Brian Westbrook will retire with the Eagles on Wednesday. He will also be honored at halftime of the Dec. 23 game against the Redskins. Westbrook played 107 games in eight seasons from 2002-2009. He is second in team history in rushing yards with 5,995... Read more

Eagles in the a.m. -- Aug. 28

Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 10:38 AM
QUESTION OF THE DAY Trent Edwards or Mike Kafka, who do you want? Answer and discuss in the comments section below. FROM THE INQUIRER - Mike Kafka's time is running out, and he's trying to make sure he makes the roster despite an injury, Jeff McLane writes: Since his injury, Kafka has gone from... Read more

Eagles will not face Tim Tebow on Thursday

Monday, August 27, 2012, 2:20 PM
For fans hoping to see Tim Tebow for the first time on Thursday night, you'll be disappointed. Rex Ryan announced on Friday that Tebow, the Jets' No. 2 quarterback, will not play against the Eagles in the preseason finale. The Jets starters do not typically play in the final preseason game, but because... Read more

Peters/Patterson still eligible to return this season

Monday, August 27, 2012, 2:00 PM
The Eagles officially announced the following moves today in order to get to the league-mandated 75-man roster before a 4 p.m. deadline: -- Tackle Jason Peters (Achilles tendon) was placed on the reserve/non-football injury list. -- Defensive tackle Mike Patterson (brain surgery) was placed on the... Read more

Kafka closer to playing; closing to getting cut?

Monday, August 27, 2012, 12:54 PM
Mike Kafka has been cleared to take snaps and could be a step closer to returning. No decision has been made on his availability for Thursday night's preseason finale against the New York Jets, Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinwehg said Monday. Kafka fractured a bone his left, non-throwing... Read more
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