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Archive: October, 2008

THOUGHTS FROM A LONG-TIME BASEBALL WRITER

Thursday, October 30, 2008, 1:51 PM
This is supposed to be a place for inside Eagles information, thoughts and predictions, but today is the Phillies' day. They are the team I spent 15 years of my life covering and my entire life watching. Harry Kalas introduced me and my wife at our wedding reception with a classic call of "Brookie... Read more

REID PREDICTS A PHILLIES VICTORY

Monday, October 27, 2008, 12:28 PM
Eagles coach Andy Reid predicted that the Phillies will win the World Series at home tonight against the Tampa Bay Rays during his news conference at the NovaCare Complex. "You know what, they're going to win," Reid said. "I'll take the if out of that and the city will love every minute... Read more

ANDREWS HAS SURGERY

Wednesday, October 22, 2008, 12:54 PM
Eagles Pro Bowl guard Shawn Andrews will be out from six weeks to the remainder of the season after undergoing back surgery Tuesday in Marina Del Ray Hospital in Southern California to repair a herniated disc. Trainer Rick Burkholder said Dr. Robert Watkins performed the surgery on Andrews' fourth... Read more

EAGLES SIGN ECKEL

Tuesday, October 21, 2008, 4:39 PM
The latest twist in the Eagles' fullback saga took place this afternoon as the Eagles signed Philadelphia native and former Naval Academy star Kyle Eckel. In order to make room for Eckel, the Eagles released safety J.R. Reed. Eckel, who attended Episcopal Academy, spent all of last season with the... Read more

EAGLES SIGN LINEBACKER, RELEASE HUNT

Tuesday, October 14, 2008, 4:37 PM
Tony Hunt had to see the writing on the depth chart. In one week, he went from the Eagles' starting fullback to fourth-string tailback who couldn't get on the field Sunday at San Francisco even in the absence of Brian Westbrook. And now he's the latest third-round pick to be released by the team... Read more

WEEK 6 PICK

Sunday, October 12, 2008, 3:31 PM
Saw a Phillies banner hanging from the car of a tailgater this morning at Candlestick Park, which was odd because I had never seen one here in all the years I covered Phillies games. Something must be happening with the team I used to cover. Also odd: The person sitting next to me in the press box... Read more

WESTBROOK AND BROWN OUT

Friday, October 10, 2008, 12:46 PM
Neither running back Brian Westbrook (fractured ribs) nor wide receiver Reggie Brown (strained groin) will be on the Eagles' charter flight to San Francisco for Sunday's game against the 49ers. Westbrook will miss his second game in three weeks and Brown will miss his third game of the season after... Read more

THE LENGTHY INJURY LIST

Thursday, October 9, 2008, 4:07 PM
As the Eagles continued to prepare for what amounts to a must-win game against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, the list of walking wounded remained long. Defensive end Juqua Parker, hampered by a knee injury, missed practice for the second straight day, but said afterward that he does expect to play... Read more

WESTBROOK TALKS ABOUT RIB INJURY

Monday, October 6, 2008, 12:04 PM
Brian Westbrook played most of Sunday's loss against the Washington Redskins with two fractured ribs, Eagles coach Andy Reid revealed at his news conference this morning. Reid did not guarantee that his star running back would be able to play Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers. "We'll just... Read more

WESTBROOK PLAYING ... BUT HOW MUCH

Sunday, October 5, 2008, 12:11 PM
Eagles running back Brian Westbrook will play today against the Washington Redskins. The question is how much? Westbrook, two weeks removed from suffering a strained right ankle, has dressed for games before after suffering injuries without getting on the field too often. The most recent example... Read more
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