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Eagles in the a.m. -- Oct. 11

Thursday, October 11, 2012, 8:53 AM
FROM THE INQUIRER - Michael Vick is improving against the blitz, writes Jeff McLane. - The Eagles' special teams have an opportunity to reverse their issues this weekend, writes Bob Ford. - Michael Vick won't say whether he has a dog, among other notes. FROM BIRDS' EYE VIEW - The Eagles' defensive... Read more

LeSean McCoy looking for improvements catching out of backfield

Thursday, October 11, 2012, 8:24 PM
Entering the season, Eagles running back LeSean McCoy expressed a specific desire to improve as a receiver out of the backfield. He has 18 receptions for 86 yards and a touchdown this season, a collection of statistics that don’t suggest significant improvement. This is more the byproduct of... Read more

Video: Jeff McLane reports from Thursday's Eagles practice

Thursday, October 11, 2012, 6:02 PM
The Eagles' attempts to speed up their offense and DeSean Jackson's willingness to return punts were in the spotlight at Thursday's Eagles practice. The Inquirer's Jeff McLane reports from the NovaCare complex. (Video by Samantha Corrado/Philly.com) Read more

DeSean on returning punts: "Anything for the team"

Thursday, October 11, 2012, 5:38 PM
With the Eagles punt return unit struggling, DeSean Jackson was asked if he would be open to returning. “That’s the coach’s decision," Jackson said Thursday. "But anything for the team that would help give the team a spark." The Eagles need a Jackson-like spark. Rookie Damaris... Read more

Michael Vick confirms he has a dog

Thursday, October 11, 2012, 4:29 PM
A day after declining to answer whether he owned a dog, Eagles quarterback Michael Vick released a statement Thursday confirming that his family had recently obtained one. “I understand the strong emotions by some people about our family’s decision to care for a pet,” Vick said in... Read more

Bell still at LT; Jordan back to WIL

Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 2:18 PM
Akeem Jordan returned to practice on Wednesday and was back starting at weak-side linebacker. Jordan missed the last two games with a hamstring injury, but apparently did not lose his job in interim. Jamar Chaney started in Jordan's absence, but he struggled Sunday against the Steelers. The weak-side... Read more

Does Vick now own a dog? He's not saying

Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 1:04 PM
Michael Vick declined to answer whether he owned a dog after he tweeted a photograph of him and his daughter at home Thursday night that included a box of Milk-bone dog biscuits. “I’m here to strictly talk about football,” Vick said Wednesday at the NovaCare Complex. “What... Read more

Eagles in the a.m. -- Oct. 10

Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 10:49 AM
FROM THE INQUIRER - The Eagles have adjusted their play-calling to compensate for the offensive line, Jeff McLane writes. - The Eagles released Adrian Moten and signed Jason Williams. FROM BIRDS' EYE VIEW - Jeff McLane examines whether the Eagles still believe in Michael Vick in this video. -... Read more

Eagles seeking answers about sackless performances

Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 4:59 PM
The Eagles have gone two weeks without a sack, an alarming number for a defense built on pressuring the quarterback. The way they'll explain it, teams are throwing the ball quicker, which prevents the amount of big plays opponents produce. But sacks are negative plays, and the question is when will... Read more

Michael Vick's fumbling problem must be solved on Sunday, not during the week

Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 3:22 PM
Don't expect Michael Vick to fix his fumbling problem during practice. That's because he can't do it in practice -- it comes down to whether he can focus on better ball security on Sunday. "You have some drills you can create. We have a drill that we do," Vick said. "But it's just being out there... Read more
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