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Archive: July, 2011

Asomugha: Eagles were my first choice

Sunday, July 31, 2011, 11:45 AM
BETHLEHEM, PA -- As soon as Nnamdi Asomugha realized he was going to be a free agent, Philadelphia was the place he wanted to land, the star cornerback told reporters today. "To a man and woman, everybody that was in my team, they know that the number one team was the Eagles, from March," Asomugha... Read more

Eagles sign G Mathis; Nnamdi arrives

Sunday, July 31, 2011, 8:56 AM
BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- The Eagles signed guard Evan Mathis, a veteran of seven seasons in the NFL, on Sunday. The 6-foot-5, 302-pound Mathis has played in 58 career games (22 starts) for the Cincinnati Bengals (2008-10), Miami Dolphins (2008), and Carolina Panthers (2005-07). Mathis could have been brought... Read more

Report: Jackson to end holdout

Sunday, July 31, 2011, 8:15 PM
DeSean Jackson will end his hold out and report to Eagles training camp either Monday or Tuesday, according to a report from 6ABC. Jackson has not reported to Eagles training camp, and while neither he nor his representatives have said anything about the situation, it's well known that he has wanted... Read more

Illness keeping Maclin away

Saturday, July 30, 2011, 12:17 PM
BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin's absence thus far from training camp had been described by the team as being for personal reasons. Further clarification came today when coach Andy Reid explained that Maclin has an illness that he still needs to recover from. In March, the receiver... Read more

Asante doesn't want a trade; Eagles fielding calls

Saturday, July 30, 2011, 11:32 AM
BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Asante Samuel does not want to be traded. That might not be enough to keep him in Philadelphia. The Eagles are receiving calls from other teams interested in the Pro Bowl cornerback, NFL sources said. Apparently the third wheel in the Eagles' cornerback trifecta, Samuel has been... Read more

Vince Young arrives at Lehigh

Saturday, July 30, 2011, 10:32 AM
Mike Vick called it the most talented team he’s ever been apart of. That’s including the addition of former Tennessee quarterback Vince Young, who called the 2011 Eagles a “dream team.” Young decided to come to Philly as a free agent because of his great respect for Eagles... Read more

Eagles acquire DT Jenkins; Trade Bunkley

Saturday, July 30, 2011, 4:30 PM
BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- The rich just got richer. The Eagles have signed free agent defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins to a five-year contract, the team announced. The deal is worth $25 million, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com. With the addition of Jenkins the Eagles traded defensive tackle Brodrick... Read more

Morning practice: Back to basics

Friday, July 29, 2011, 11:27 AM
It’s very much back to basics at Eagles training camp. I spent a long time this morning watching Howard Mudd teach his linemen, and it was clear they were breaking things down to very fundamental levels. For a long portion Mudd had his men working on shuffling side to side – not just... Read more

Vince Young to land tomorrow

Friday, July 29, 2011, 11:17 AM
BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- As Kevin Kolb touches down in Arizona, the Eagles' newest backup quarterback will be flying here tomorrow and checking into training camp at Lehigh University. The Vince Young deal is done, NFL sources confirmed. The Eagles just need to announce it today at 6 p.m. It took the team... Read more

Watkins contract talks hit a wall

Friday, July 29, 2011, 9:42 PM
BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Negotiations between the Eagles and top draft pick Danny Watkins have hit a wall. Eagles officials have become frustrated with the pace of talks with agent Eric Metz, while Metz’ group points to their negotiating a deal for No. 9 pick tackle Tyron Smith as evidence that... Read more
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