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Archive: December, 2012

Andy Reid says son's death 'has nothing to do' with losing season

Friday, December 14, 2012, 2:32 PM
Andy Reid is amid a difficult season that includes the death of his oldest son, Garrett, in August. That tragedy is more significant than anything that has occurred during the Eagles' 4-10 season. But Reid emphasized on Friday that the Eagles' struggles have nothing to do with his son's death and how... Read more

Eagles in the a.m.: Dec. 14

Friday, December 14, 2012, 9:18 AM
FROM THE FRIDAY INQUIRER - The Eagles reached a new level of futility in a 34-13 loss to the Bengals. - The idea of a two-headed monster at running steam is losing steam because of Bryce Brown's fumbling, writes Jeff McLane. - Poor play-calling is hurting Nick Foles' development, writes Phil Sheridan... Read more

Jeff McLane's Eagles-Bengals Rewind

Friday, December 14, 2012, 6:37 PM
Observations and notes after re-watching the Eagles’ 34-13 loss to the Bengals on Thursday night: ON SECOND THOUGHT The Brandon Graham that terrorized Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton on Thursday night resembled the high-motored, heat-seeking missile the Eagles said they were getting after they... Read more

Andy Reid: 'I'm going to stick with Nick'

Friday, December 14, 2012, 1:25 AM
Andy Reid named Nick Foles the starting quarterback two weeks ago regardless of Michael Vick's health, but now that Vick is cleared to play, Reid confirmed he's staying with Foles. "I'm going to stick with Nick," Reid said. Foles did not provide an inspiring performance in a 34-13 loss to the Bengals... Read more

Eagles-Bengals Up-Down Drill

Friday, December 14, 2012, 12:50 AM
The highs and lows from the Eagles' 34-13 loss to the Bengals on Thursday night: Nick Foles ↓ The rookie quarterback was OK for most of his fifth start, but when the Eagles defense forced another punt in the third quarter, Foles went deep and was intercepted. He underthrew Jeremy Maclin and... Read more

Eagles-Bengals Predictions

Thursday, December 13, 2012, 9:49 AM
JEFF MCLANE Record, 5-8. Week 15: Nick Foles will face his stiffest test tonight when the Eagles host the Bengals. The rookie quarterback deserves all the praise he has gotten for his performance on Sunday, but it came at the expense of a woeful Buccaneers pass defense. To be fair, Foles didn’t... Read more

Eagles in the a.m.: Eagles vs. Bengals edition

Thursday, December 13, 2012, 9:11 AM
FROM THURSDAY INQUIRER - Trent Edwards was once Nick Foles -- and now he's helping Foles avoid becoming Trent Edwards. - The fallout from the Eagles' decision to put Mike Patterson on the non-football injury list. - Howie Roseman is the new bad guy in town, writes Phil Sheridan. - Jeff McLane offers... Read more

Eagles agree to pay Patterson $150K

Thursday, December 13, 2012, 8:54 PM
A day after placing Mike Patterson on the Non-Football Illness List which triggered a clause in his contract that took back approximately $150,000, the Eagles decided to pay the rest of the defensive tackle’s salary anyway. “We were looking at the contract and at the end of the day it... Read more

Clay Harbor to start at tight end; three Eagles are healthy scratches

Thursday, December 13, 2012, 7:15 PM
Clay Harbor is the Eagles' No. 1 tight end with Brent Celek inactive. Celek, quarterback Michael Vick, safety Kurt Coleman, and running back LeSean McCoy were all declared out early this week. Running back Chris Polk, wide receiver Greg Salas, and tackle Matt Kopa were the healthy scratches. The Eagles... Read more

Michael Vick cleared by independent neurologist

Thursday, December 13, 2012, 6:49 PM
Eagles quarterback Michael Vick has been cleared by an independent neurologist and can be cleared to play. Vick has already been declared out on Thursday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals, but he can now play next Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins. Vick suffered his concussion on Nov... Read more
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