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Archive: September, 2008

Reid still confident with Akers

Monday, September 29, 2008, 1:31 PM
Eagles coach Andy Reid vowed that he still has confidence in kicker David Akers during his news conference today. "I do," the coach said the day after his team's 24-20 loss to the Chicago Bears. "He needs to make those kicks, but I do (have confidence in Akers)." The Eagles' veteran... Read more

WESTBROOK OUT

Sunday, September 28, 2008, 6:56 PM
Brian Westbrook will not play tonight against the Chicago Bears. The Eagles' star running back warmed up before the game at Soldier Field, but it was determined afterward that he should not play on the strained right ankle he suffered in the second quarter of last week's game against the Pittsburgh... Read more

WEEK 4 PREDICTION

Sunday, September 28, 2008, 4:58 PM
It was as strange a sight as you'll ever see on Michigan Avenue. On a comfortable cloudy day with a pleasant breeze, the Magnificent Mile was filled with people on both sides of the street when out of blue (or is that green?) came a giant RV detailed to be an Eagle-mobile. Speakers from inside the... Read more

MCNABB PRACTICES, WESTBROOK DOESN'T

Friday, September 26, 2008, 12:12 PM
Quarterback Donovan McNabb was back running the first-team offense this morning at Eagles practice, which means he'll likely be ready to play Sunday against the Chicago Bears. Both McNabb (chest contusion) and running back Brian Westbrook (strained right ankle) were listed as questionable on the Eagles'... Read more

TRENT COLE FINED; ORPHEUS ROYE IS NOT

Friday, September 26, 2008, 5:55 PM
Eagles defensive end Trent Cole was fined $5,000 for his facemask on Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, an official from the NFL office in New York said today. Cole was flagged for a 15-yard personal foul penalty on the play, which occurred just before the two-minute warning in the first half... Read more

THE NON-PRACTICE SQUAD

Wednesday, September 24, 2008, 1:57 PM
The Eagles have eight men on their practice squad and almost as many on the non-practice squad these days. Coach Andy Reid said this morning that quarterback Donovan McNabb (chest contusion), running back Brian Westbrook (ankle), tight end L.J. Smith (back), fullback Tony Hunt (concussion) and guard... Read more

WESTBROOK: "IT WAS PAINFUL."

Monday, September 22, 2008, 11:00 AM
Eagles coach Andy Reid described running back Brian Westbrook's situation as day to day after the running back underwent an MRI examination on his right ankle this morning, but the running back admitted on his 950 ESPN radio show this evening that he is still in pain and it's more than a run-of-the-mill... Read more

UP-DOWN DRILL WEEK 3

Monday, September 22, 2008, 4:50 PM
Three blogs in one day. I deserve a raise. A big raise. Now that I've got that off my chest and I've reviewed another game on my DVR, it's time for the Week 3 Up-Down Drill, sponsored by my eyes. This week, a flying Brian Dawkins will represent the ups and a grounded Ben Roethlisberger will handle... Read more

A REPORT ON KAMAR JACKSON'S TRAGIC DEATH

Sunday, September 21, 2008, 10:09 AM
Sometimes the games seem far less important and this is certainly one of those times. Jamaal Jackson, for the second straight game, will be playing with a heavy heart today after attending the funeral of his older brother Kamar, a father of four who was killed instantly in South Florida by a driver... Read more

WELL DONE WHITEY

Friday, September 19, 2008, 3:03 PM
In response to Whitey's counterpoint column in today's Daily News, this blogger would like to say thanks and well done. Whitey -- one of columnist Rich Hofmann's nicknames -- wrote an intelligent piece on how Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb can and has rallied his team to victories in the past. This... Read more
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