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Archive: April, 2011

Akers "taking it in stride"

Saturday, April 30, 2011, 1:40 PM
David Akers is a free agent and apparently the Eagles have decided to set the kicker free. The team drafted kicker Alex Henery in the fourth round of the NFL draft Saturday, a sure sign that Akers' 12-year reign in Philadelphia is over. "He's taking it in stride," said Jerrold Colton, Akers' agent... Read more

Eagles draft LB Casey Matthews, K Henery, RB Lewis

Saturday, April 30, 2011, 1:16 PM
The Eagles drafted Oregon linebacker Casey Matthews in the fourth round, grabbing a smart, productive player whose older brother, Clay, is one of the best defensive players in the NFL. They also took kicker/punter Alex Henery, of Nebraska, 120th, perhaps spelling the end of David Akers' days in Philadelphia... Read more

Al Golden on Jaiquawn "The Clinic" Jarrett

Saturday, April 30, 2011, 1:01 PM
Al Golden may have left Temple for Miami, but the former Owls coach brought Jaiquawn Jarrett down to South Florida with him. No, Golden didn't physically transport his former safety along with him. That would be hard after the Eagles selected Jarrett in the second round of the NFL draft Friday night... Read more

Draft thoughts: impact on Kolb, Eagles WRs, more

Friday, April 29, 2011, 2:34 PM
A few quick hits on various things that crossed my mind after the first round of the draft Thursday. How Watkins makes the pieces fit: Remember that time, so long ago, when the Eagles moved Juan Castillo to defensive coordinator, and Andy Reid made a big deal about all of the puzzle pieces fitting... Read more

A look ahead to Eagles Draft Day 2

Friday, April 29, 2011, 11:26 AM
Danny Watkins, the Eagles newest offensive lineman, will be introduced to the media today at 4 p.m. down at the NovaCare Complex. The Eagles took the Baylor tackle with the 23d pick in the first round Thursday night. It's safe to say not many saw that coming, although a few did project the 26-year-old... Read more

Video: Eagles introduce Watkins

Friday, April 29, 2011, 8:10 PM
Video: Jeff McLane and Jonathan Tamari of the Inquirer discuss the Eagles decision to select Danny Watkins in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft. Read more

Eagles draft S Jarrett and CB Marsh

Friday, April 29, 2011, 8:04 PM
The Eagles drafted Temple safety Jaiquawn Jarrett in the second round, selecting one of the better safeties in a what is considered a weak class, but one who was not expected to be chosen until later in the draft. They also took a cornerback -- Utah State's Curis Marsh -- in the third round after... Read more

NFL lockout back on

Friday, April 29, 2011, 6:25 PM
That screeching sound you just heard was NFL business once again coming to a halt. A federal court has handed owners the decision they wanted, putting the lockout back in place and stopping the limited team activities that resumed Friday morning. That means no trades or free agency, and Kevin Kolb... Read more

Watkins: from hockey goon to Eagles guard

Friday, April 29, 2011, 5:40 PM
Philadelphia fans might like this: in his hockey days, new Eagle Danny Watkins was known as something of a goon. “I was a defenseman, but in the later half of my career I was, the, I don’t know what the word is, I was the designated goon, I suppose you could say,” Watkins said, drawing... Read more

Video: Birds grab O-lineman Watkins

Friday, April 29, 2011, 2:31 AM
Video: The Inquirer's Jonathan Tamari and CineSport's Noah Coslov take a look at the Eagles first round draft pick, Baylor offensive lineman Danny Watkins. Read more
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