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Archive: December, 2011

Video: Eagles nicked up, but still alive

Monday, December 12, 2011, 5:03 PM
Video: The Eagles kept their slim playoff hopes alive with a win over the Dolphins on Sunday, despite a slew of players sustaining injuries. Jeff McLane of the Inquirer reports on the Eagles' wounded from the Novacare Complex. Read more

Steve Smith to IR

Monday, December 12, 2011, 3:40 PM
The Eagles have placed wide receiver Steve Smith (knee) on their Injured Reserve list and signed defensive tackle Cedric Thornton off the practice squad to take his place on the roster. Smith did not dress Sunday for the first time this season because he had a bone bruise on his knee, the same one... Read more

Maclin set to play

Sunday, December 11, 2011, 11:33 AM
MIAMI -- Jeremy Maclin is active and set to play Sunday despite being downgraded to questionable Saturday. He briefly tested his tender hamstring here in Miami before the game. The Eagles are also going young at several positions. Phillip Hunt is active at defensive end, ahead of Brandon Graham and... Read more

Player of the game, best quote and other Inky Awards

Sunday, December 11, 2011, 8:49 PM
Here are the best, worst, odds and ends from Sunday's game in awards we call the Inky's: Player of the game: Trent Cole roared back to life Sunday, notching three sacks, his first multi-sack game of the year. He added three hits on the quarterback and two tackles for a loss along and seven solo tackles... Read more

Castillo's defense delivers win

Sunday, December 11, 2011, 4:35 PM
MIAMI – Whether Juan Castillo is back or not, and whether Andy Reid has to fire his defensive coordinator to save his job or not, the Eagles defense played inspired football for their embattled coach in a 26-10 win over a languid Miami Dolphins team on Sunday. The 5-8 Eagles’ slim playoffs... Read more

Maclin questionable for Sunday

Saturday, December 10, 2011, 11:08 AM
Jeremy Maclin has been downgraded from probable to questionable due to the hamstring injury that has kept him out of the past three games. He will travel with the team to Miami Saturday. Maclin said all week he expected to play Sunday and was a full practice participant Friday. Coach Andy Reid did... Read more

Nnamdi talks expectations, pressure

Friday, December 9, 2011, 2:37 PM
As a disappointing season heads into its final quarter, Nnamdi Asomugha talked about the expectations heaped on the Eagles this year, and the backlash the team has faced as a result of their 4-8 record. As usual, he was thoughtful and insightful, pointing to a difference in the way Eagles fans have... Read more

Eagles-Dolphins predictions

Friday, December 9, 2011, 11:31 AM
JEFF MCLANE Record, 5-7 Fool me once, shame on the Eagles. Fool me five times, shame on me. Every game is its own entity, but after last week’s debacle in Seattle when the Eagles flat out dogged it, I’m not sure if I’ll pick against an Eagles opponent the remainder of this season... Read more

Mornhinweg: DeSean is "all in"

Thursday, December 8, 2011, 1:22 PM
Offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg praised the effort of star wide receiver DeSean Jackson, lamented his team's continuing turnover problem and sounded hopeful - but a bit skeptical - about Mike Vick's new found commitment to sliding. Mornhinweg, meeting with reporters for the first time since... Read more

Matthews to start in nickel

Thursday, December 8, 2011, 3:52 PM
The Eagles are making more changes at linebacker. Casey Matthews will be playing middle linebacker in nickel formations along with Keenan Clayton this week. Matthews replaces Jamar Chaney. The base linebacker set of Chaney, Brian Rolle and Akeem Jordan is unchanged. "It’s very exciting to get... Read more
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