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Archive: March, 2012

Tackle options in the draft

Friday, March 30, 2012, 1:35 PM
The new, biggest question facing the Eagles is what they do at left tackle after losing Jason Peters, one of the best in the game, for at least months to come, if not the season. There is not a lot left on the free agent market, though Demetrius Bell, from the Bills, and Giant Kareem McKenzie are still... Read more

Peters ruptures Achilles

Friday, March 30, 2012, 12:52 PM
Eagles tackle Jason Peters ruptured the Achilles tendon in his right leg and will have surgery next Tuesday, the team announced Friday. Peters injured his Achilles while training in Texas, the Eagles said. The surgery will be performed by Dr. Steve Raikin of the Rothman Institute. While the severity... Read more

Eagles should pass on drafting a QB

Friday, March 30, 2012, 11:26 AM
There is a growing speculation that the Eagles are lining up a quarterback to take early in April’s draft, and that feeling is sure to grow after it came out Thursday that they have visits planned with Texas A&M’s Ryan Tannehill and Michigan State’s Kirk Cousins. The team’s... Read more

Eagles re-sign King Dunlap

Friday, March 30, 2012, 9:22 AM
The Eagles re-signed tackle King Dunlap to a one-year contract, the team announced. Dunlap has played in 38 games over the past three seasons, with seven starts, and has developed into a versatile backup they can depend on when one of their top linemen is injured. He has started at both tackle spots... Read more

Demetrius Bell scheduled to visit Eagles

Friday, March 30, 2012, 6:24 PM
Wasting little time after announcing that Jason Peters ruptured his Achilles tendon, the Eagles have lined up free agent tackle Demetrius Bell for a visit this weekend, an NFL source said Friday. One potential problem: Bell is currently visiting with the Steelers and may not leave Pittsburgh without... Read more

The Take Away: OT, Tebow and the Saints

Thursday, March 29, 2012, 12:32 PM
With the NFL owners' meetings wrapped up, here are three takeaways on topics around the league, including new overtime rules, the one person who looks good in all the Tim Tebow hype and a key issue in the Saints punishment: The old OT worked fine When the playoffs rolled around last season, the NFL... Read more

Audio: Reid admits 'I goofed'

Thursday, March 29, 2012, 5:54 AM
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Here it is, straight from the mouth of the Eagles' head coach: Andy Reid's admission at the NFL owners' meetings that he "goofed" when he didn't have the proper defensive personnel in his wide-nine scheme last season. Read more

The full Andy from the owners meetings

Wednesday, March 28, 2012, 1:11 PM
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Andy Reid sat down for a roundtable interview at the NFL owners meetings for the 14th straight year as Eagles head coach. Reid touched on many subjects. Here is the complete interview (transcribed by Paul Domowitch of the Daily News and yours truly). (Note: There were several... Read more

Reid: "I goofed" at linebacker/safety

Wednesday, March 28, 2012, 9:43 AM
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Andy Reid said that he "goofed" when he didn't have the proper personnel in the middle of his defense to contend with the Eagles' new wide-nine scheme up front last season. The Eagles defense was torched early last year on the ground when a group of young linebackers and safeties... Read more

Why did the Texans trade Ryans?

Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 9:48 AM
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- After Texans coach Gary Kubiak spoke glowingly of DeMeco Ryans for several minutes, the question was asked: “Well, if he’s so great, why didn’t you keep him?” It’s the question many in Philadelphia have been asking themselves after the Eagles... Read more
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