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Archive: February, 2011

Could the Eagles pursue another star CB?

Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 11:21 AM
Could the Eagles, already committed long-term to Asante Samuel, pursue another star cornerback – i.e. Nnamdi Asomugha -- if and when free agency happens? The “sign Asomugha!” camp might have received some encouraging news from Eagles president Joe Banner Tuesday. Banner was asked... Read more

Banner on Reid, Eagles spending, Kolb

Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 6:33 PM
Eagles president Joe Banner, whose comments on Andy Reid led to some provocative headlines today, said Wednesday he's "unabashedly a big Andy Reid fan." "I think he deserves a lot of credit. There's nobody more frustrated that he hasn’t won a championship than Andy," Banner said in an appearance... Read more

Vick cancels Oprah interview

Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 5:21 PM
Michael Vick won't be going on Oprah Winfrey's show next week after all. "After careful consideration, I will need to postpone the taping of the Oprah Winfrey interview scheduled for February 22. I admire and respect Oprah and hope to be able to participate in an interview in the future," Vick said... Read more

Vick: "Happy to be an Eagle" after franchise tag; Akers' agent "disappointed"

Tuesday, February 15, 2011, 8:54 AM
UPDATED below with comments from Vick, Eagles president Joe Banner and Jerrold Colton, Akers' agent The Eagles, as expected, placed the franchise tag on Michael Vick this morning, giving them the ability to retain the Pro Bowl quarterback for at least another year. Vick said he was "happy." "Happy... Read more

Mankins likely off the market

Monday, February 14, 2011, 2:28 PM
Patriots guard Logan Mankins, the potential prize of the free agent class when it comes to offensive linemen, may never hit the open market. The Patriots designated Mankins as their franchise player Monday, becoming the first team to use the tag. Mankins might have made an enticing free agent target... Read more

Eagles to sign CFL DE Hunt, confirm Harbor surgery

Friday, February 11, 2011, 2:49 PM
The Eagles expect to sign defensive end Phillip Hunt, who led the Canadian Football League in sacks last season with 16. They play an 18 game season. Hunt was at the NovaCare Complex Friday taking a physical. Hunt played at the University of Houston and has been in the CFL with Winnipeg for the past... Read more

Reid's defensive plan comes into focus

Thursday, February 10, 2011, 1:33 PM
Andy Reid told us he had a plan. But on the night he promoted his offensive line coach to defensive coordinator, many fans and reporters, including myself, were quite skeptical. His vision, though, came into much clearer focus Wednesday when we got our first chance to talk to Reid’s new cast... Read more

Nate Allen: I'll be ready by summer

Wednesday, February 9, 2011, 12:38 PM
Eagles rookie safety Nate Allen said he'll be ready to play by the time training camp rolls around -- if there is a training camp. Allen, recovering from a torn patella tendon, said he will be "100 percent" by the time training camp is usually held, late July. He might not be ready by mini-camps... Read more

Eagles chat with Jonathan Tamari

Wednesday, February 9, 2011, 5:04 AM
Join The Inquirer's Jonathan Tamari for a live chat about all the latest offseason Eagles news and rumors in a live chat at 2 p.m. today. If you're on a mobile device, click here to follow along and send in questions. Download our NEW iPhone/Android app for even more Birds coverage, including app-exclusive... Read more

Eagles fill out coaching staff, sign CB

Tuesday, February 8, 2011, 1:11 PM
The Eagles filled out their offensive and defensive coaching staffs, bringing in Johnnie Lynn, a former 49ers secondary coach and Giants defensive coordinator, to coach cornerbacks. The team also made several promotions from within. David Culley, who had coached wide receivers, was named senior offensive... Read more
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