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Archive: August, 2012

Eagles go with Trent Edwards over Mike Kafka as No. 3 quarterback

Friday, August 31, 2012, 3:36 PM
The No. 3 quarterback spot will go to Trent Edwards. Edwards will make the roster over Mike Kafka, according to two sources close to the situation. The Eagles made several stabs at trading Kafka, but eventually made his release official. "In the end, we had to make the difficult decision to let... Read more

Eagles cut 19, including Hanson

Friday, August 31, 2012, 12:39 PM
The Eagles announced that they have released 19 players to get their roster down to 56. They have until 9 p.m. today to cut three more players to get to the league-mandated number of 53. The following players were told of their release today: Cornerback Joselio Hanson, safety O.J. Atogwe, linebacker... Read more

More on David Sims

Friday, August 31, 2012, 10:44 PM
David Sims is the newest addition to the Eagles' roster. The safety spent time with the Giants, Bucaneers and Browns last season, but was never active for a game. Here's what Eagles general Howie Roseman said about Sims: "Athletic, solid tackler, can play on special teams. He's a guy we've been following... Read more

Eagles' 53-man roster prediction -- Friday a.m.

Friday, August 31, 2012, 10:19 AM
After training camp and preseason, here is my prediction for the 53, if the Eagles keep only players on the current roster. However, don't be surprised if by trades or by signings, the Eagles at least two players from outside the organization by Monday's practice. Of course, these are just guesses... Read more

Eagles in the a.m. -- Aug. 31

Friday, August 31, 2012, 9:47 AM
QUESTION OF THE DAY - Who is your surprise cut? Answer and discuss below. FROM THE INQUIRER - On A1, Jeff McLane explains how Jeffrey Lurie says 8-8 is an unacceptable from Andy Reid this season. - From Bob Ford, Jeffrey Lurie asserts his control. - From the Eagles' 28-10 win, Trent Edwards plays... Read more

Eagles trade for safety David Sims, set 53-man roster

Friday, August 31, 2012, 8:00 PM
UPDATED AT 9:46 p.m. The Eagles acquired safety David Sims from the Cleveland Browns for a conditional draft pick. They waived Julian Vandervelde. FROM EARLIER: The Eagles' final transaction on Friday night was waiving defensive tackle Antonio Dixon, the big-bodied run-stuffer who started 10 games... Read more

Reid: "We got to look at" safety position

Thursday, August 30, 2012, 11:31 PM
The Eagles will have some tough choices to make at the safety position over the next few days, but they won't have much to do with letting go of players that other teams would snatch up the instant they hit the waiver wire. With little depth at the position, the Eagles will surely be combing the waiver... Read more

Did Edwards squeeze out Kafka?

Thursday, August 30, 2012, 10:47 PM
Trent Edwards made a strong last push to win a spot on the roster when he handed in another efficient outing in the Eagles' 28-10 win over the New York Jets in the preseason finale Thursday night. The quarterback completed 22 of 32 passes for 197 yards and two touchdowns in the final three quarters... Read more

Brian Westbrook: 'It's been a great ride'

Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 1:29 PM
Updated Reid quote at 2:18 p.m. Brian Westbrook started his retirement ceremony on Wednesday by thanking a building full of supporters, ranging from team owner Jeffrey Lurie to head coach Andy Reid to the trainers to the public relations staff to those who serve food in the cafeteria. Nearly seven... Read more

Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie to hold press conference Thursday

Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 11:21 AM
Jeffrey Lurie will hold his annual state of the Eagles press conference tomorrow at 4 p.m. at Lincoln Financial Field before his team hosts the New York Jets in the preseason finale. The owner was originally scheduled to meet with reporters on Aug. 5 during training camp, as usual. But on that morning... Read more
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