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Archive: July, 2009

Remembering Jim Johnson, 1941-2009

Tuesday, July 28, 2009, 9:45 PM
BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- With word of Jim Johnson's passing, the respects and rememberances of the former Eagles defensive coordinator poured in from around the NFL. A sampling: Eagles chairman Jeffrey Lurie: “For ten years, Jim Johnson was an exceptional coach for the Philadelphia Eagles, but more... Read more

Jim Johnson dead at 68

Tuesday, July 28, 2009, 6:07 PM
From the Eagles: The Philadelphia Eagles are saddened to announce Jim Johnson has passed away this afternoon at the age of 68 after a courageous battle with cancer. Eagles president Joe Banner and head coach Andy Reid will be available to the media at approximately 7 pm tonight in the media tent... Read more

Westbrook plays the other football

Tuesday, July 28, 2009, 4:43 PM
Brian Westbrook's second day of on-the-field rehab work here at Lehigh University consisted of a football game. It just wasn't the kind of football that has made Westbrook an NFL star. In fact, the Eagles' running back looked quite uncomfortable when team trainer Rick Burkholder introduced him to... Read more

McNabb taking the wait-and-see approach

Monday, July 27, 2009, 11:39 AM
Donovan McNabb likes the changes the Eagles made this offseason, but he wasn't about to parrot team president Joe Banner's declaration that the best roster in football is practicing here at Lehigh University this summer. "We have a lot of young faces and a lot of new faces," McNabb said... Read more

Chat Transcript: Maclin, McNabb and more

Monday, July 27, 2009, 10:29 AM
Join Inquirer Eagles writer Jeff McLane for a live chat today at 11:30. Read more

Westbrook in the house

Monday, July 27, 2009, 4:01 PM
BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Brian Westbrook made his first public appearance of training camp. The injured running back is rehabbing with trainer Rick Burkholder this afternoon as the rest of the reporting players work on special teams. Westbrook, who is unable to practice as he recovers from off-season surgery... Read more

ESPN.com power rankings: Eagles No. 4

Monday, July 27, 2009, 3:06 PM
BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- I can't imagine how ESPN managed to alter its NFL power rankings being as that there hasn't been a single game played since they last ranked the teams two months ago, but here they are. The Eagles remain at No. 4 behind the Patriots, Steelers and Giants. Why should we care? I don't... Read more

Reid: Maclin deal still not done

Sunday, July 26, 2009, 5:49 PM
BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- As of his 5 p.m. press conference, Andy Reid said that Jeremy Maclin had yet to be signed to a contract. Of course, that means the No. 1 draft pick of the Eagles has not yet reported for training camp here at Lehigh University. Players cannot practice until they are under contract... Read more

Happy New Season!

Sunday, July 26, 2009, 4:15 PM
Thanks to Les Bowen's computer aide, I'm going to be able to blog the same thing he just blogged here at Lehigh University, where we're watching rookies, selected veterans and two notable former players check into their dorm rooms As training camp moments go, the rookie reporting date is always a... Read more

Eagles introduce McDermott as DC

Saturday, July 25, 2009, 1:42 PM
Sean McDermott was formally introduced as the new defensive coordinator for the Eagles today at the NovaCare Complex. The secondary coach, who had carried the interim tag since May, replaces long-time coordinator Jim Johnson. Johnson is currently in a battle with cancer and had taken a leave in May... Read more
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