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Archive: August, 2013

Eagles trade RB Felix Jones to Steelers for LB Adrian Robinson

Friday, August 23, 2013, 10:22 AM
The Eagles acquired linebacker Adrian Robinson from the Pittsburgh Steelers for running back Felix Jones. The deal is pending physicals. Robinson, 23, is a Temple product who was undrafted in 2012. He's 6-foot-1, 250 pounds and played 12 games with the Steelers last season. He adds depth to outside... Read more

Michael Vick not worried about injuries, vows to run

Thursday, August 22, 2013, 1:59 PM
Now the starting quarterback for the Eagles, Michael Vick is not worried about injuries. He's played 16 games just once in his career, but Vick thinks focusing on injury could infect his mind-set and the way he plays. He confirmed that he plans on running this year, and that he's built his body to... Read more

Howie Roseman on Eagles' offense/defense imbalance: Successful teams have one strength

Thursday, August 22, 2013, 1:38 PM
Clearly, Chip Kelly’s Eagles are much further ahead on offense than they are on defense. It was that way when he was hired as head coach in January, and the gap seemingly widened after the Eagles expended three of their first four draft picks on offensive players in April. General manager Howie... Read more

Who Makes the Roster: Wide receivers

Thursday, August 22, 2013, 9:30 AM
The Eagles need to get from 90 players to 53 on their roster by 6 p.m. Aug. 31. They’ll get to 75 by Aug. 27. Chip Kelly and Howie Roseman still have a lot of work left to do as they whittle their roster down. The Inquirer’s Eagles beat reporters will spend the next two weeks predicting... Read more

Chip Kelly changes Eagles weekly off day

Thursday, August 22, 2013, 4:30 PM
Chip Kelly showed another example of his unconventional thinking when he revealed Thursday that the players’ off day this season will be Mondays, and they will practice Tuesday-Saturday during a normal game week. All 31 other NFL teams have Tuesday off, according to CBSSports.com. Under Andy... Read more

Brandon Boykin wants to play outside CB; Bill Davis isn't so sure

Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 2:57 PM
The greatest impediment to Brandon Boykin winning a starting job at outside cornerback isn’t his competition. It is that he plays the slot significantly better than anyone else on the roster. The Eagles have not yet ruled Boykin out from starting. If defensive coordinator Bill Davis was to select... Read more

Who Makes the Roster: Inside Linebackers

Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 12:38 PM
The Eagles need to get from 90 players to 53 on their roster by 6 p.m. Aug. 31. They’ll get to 75 by Aug. 27. Chip Kelly and Howie Roseman still have a lot of work left to do as they whittle their roster down. The Inquirer’s Eagles beat reporters will spend the next two weeks predicting... Read more

Lane Johnson on protecting Vick's blindside

Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 11:03 AM
It was low on the list, but Chip Kelly likely felt more comfortable awarding Michael Vick the starting quarterback job knowing that his rookie right tackle wouldn’t get the lefthander killed. Lane Johnson is a long way from being a finished product, but the Eagles’ top draft pick has gotten... Read more

Which Michael Vick will we see this season?

Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 1:09 PM
The easy part is done. Now it gets interesting. Chip Kelly ended what little suspense was remaining and named Michael Vick his starting quarterback for the season on Tuesday. Vick had clearly played better than Nick Foles through two preseason games and made the new Eagles coach’s decision... Read more

Michael Vick named Eagles starting quarterback

Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 11:42 AM
Michael Vick has been named the Eagles' starting quarterback for the season, coach Chip Kelly announced Tuesday. Kelly met with the quarterbacks on Tuesday morning to share the news. Vick will take the majority of the snaps in practice this week and will likely play two quarters against the Jacksonville... Read more
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