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Quick takes on the Eagles first preseason game

Friday, August 12, 2011, 10:10 AM
Here are some scattered thoughts and observations after sleeping on the Eagles first preseason game and re-watching the first half, when the team’s significant players got the vast majority of their playing time. We’ll have more depth on some of these issues in the coming days, though my... Read more

Eagles-Ravens a ratings winner

Friday, August 12, 2011, 5:49 PM
The Eagles-Ravens preseason game, televised locally on 6ABC Thursday night, earned a whopping 18.5 rating, according to The Nielson Company. Apparently, the 4-1/2 month NFL lockout didn't drive Eagles fans away from football. In fact, more local viewers tuned into the team's preseason opener than... Read more

Agent: Patterson "very likely" to play this year

Friday, August 12, 2011, 3:01 PM
Mike Patterson's agent J.R. Rickert said it seems "very likely" that the defensive tackle will play football this year. Patterson is still awaiting the final word from doctors, Rickert said, but "everything that I’m seeing and hearing indicates that," Patterson could return to play this season... Read more

Reid: Eagles "don't know" Maclin illness

Thursday, August 11, 2011, 11:54 PM
Andy Reid confirmed that the Eagles don't know the cause of wide receiver Jeremy Maclin's unidentified illness. "No, we don't," Reid said following the Eagles' 13-6 preseason win over the Ravens Thursday night. "That's why they're doing these things. I encourage it. I just want to make sure he's feeling... Read more

Maclin returns home for testing

Thursday, August 11, 2011, 11:14 AM
Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin has returned to his hometown of St. Louis to receive further testing as the Eagles attempt to identify an illness that has sidelined the 23-year-old, the team said. Maclin has been at training camp for more than week but he has yet to practice. The most he has done on the... Read more

53 Eagles Things I Know …

Thursday, August 11, 2011, 3:44 PM
… about this team heading into the first preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens Thursday night. Why 53? Because that’s the final roster number. There are 23 days and four preseason games until final cuts, so there is plenty of time for players on the bubble to make their mark. But... Read more

Asomugha, Allen will play Thursday; DeSean, Laws out

Wednesday, August 10, 2011, 12:18 PM
BETHLEHEM, PA -- The Eagles starters will play the first quarter Thursday night against the Ravens, Vince Young and the second team will play the second quarter and the third and fourth stringers will play the second half, Andy Reid said today. DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin, Trevor Laws and Mike Patterson... Read more

Eagles sign WR Steve Smith

Wednesday, August 10, 2011, 6:51 PM
The Eagles signed former New York Giants wide receiver Steve Smith to a one-year contract, according to NFL sources. The team later made the move official. With Jeremy Maclin still on the shelf with an unidentified illness and DeSean Jackson just back after an 11-day holdout, the Eagles went out... Read more

McLane: What to watch for vs. Ravens

Wednesday, August 10, 2011, 4:55 PM
Video: The Inquirer's Jeff McLane lets you know who and what to watch when the Eagles open their preseason schedule against the Ravens Thursday night. Read more

Eagles chat with Jeff McLane

Tuesday, August 9, 2011, 10:50 AM
The Inquirer's Jeff McLane takes your Eagles questions in today's chat from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. On a mobile device? Click HERE to join the chat. Read more
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