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Eagles practice observations: Goode getting first team reps; What’s up with Wolff; Kruger update

Friday, August 1, 2014, 3:49 PM
The Eagles went at it again, wearing pads for the fourth straight practice and before tomorrow’s off day. They practiced on the far field today so it was a little difficult to observe with my dime store binoculars. But here’s what I was able to watch: -- Najee Goode continued to get the... Read more

Cary Williams calls Patriots "cheaters," does not see upcoming joint practices as beneficial

Friday, August 1, 2014, 3:45 PM
With the Eagles scheduled to practice in New England from Aug 12-14, cornerback Cary Williams was not shy about his distaste for the Patriots. "They are cheaters," he said, a reference to the "Spygate" scandal from 2007. So when Williams was critical of the value of the joint practices, it was partly... Read more

Chip: Cooper wearing boot strictly preventive

Friday, August 1, 2014, 11:58 AM
UPDATE: Jeff Maehl, who had been filling in for Riley Cooper with the first team, was also out of practice on Friday. Like Cooper, Maehl was wearing a boot on his right foot. With Cooper and Maehl out, Ifeanyi Momah played with the starters. Jeremy Maclin was active in early practice, but wasn't... Read more

Eagles in the a.m.: LeSean McCoy says 'sky's the limit' for Jordan Matthews

Friday, August 1, 2014, 9:27 AM
**LeSean McCoy is not trying to slow down the Jordan Matthews hype. The Eagles running back only added to it when he praised the rookie wide receiver on Thursday. "The young kid that nobody even knows about except in Philadelphia, Jordan, he’s making plays,” McCoy said. McCoy admitted... Read more

Eagles practice observations: Foles feeling it; Sproles a secret; Henery/Spear split

Thursday, July 31, 2014, 4:24 PM
The Eagles donned the pads for the third straight practice and it looked to me as if the defense got the better of the offense for the second straight day. Let’s roll the tape: -- It can be easy to lose sight of the big picture when you’re trying to focus on many of the details in a Chip... Read more

Eagles in the a.m.: DeMeco Ryans' snap count; no Rosetta Stone in football; Nick Foles and back-shoulder passes

Thursday, July 31, 2014, 8:38 AM
**One storyline that DeMeco Ryans does not like is his snap count. He does not want to come off the field, and he thinks too big of a deal is made out of his playing more snaps (1,183) than any defensive player in the NFL. “However many it takes,” Ryans said when asked the ideal number... Read more

Eagles practice observations: DL-OL one-one-ones; Wolff with the ones; DBs with four INTs

Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 5:28 PM
The Eagles held their most action-packed practice of training camp so far. Let’s roll the tape: -- The Birds were in full pads for the second straight practice, but they were able to do so much more at the NovCare Complex than they did during Monday’s practice at Lincoln Financial Field... Read more

Jeffrey Lurie: It's not just Chip's ship

Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 3:24 PM
Jeffrey Lurie downplayed the perception that Chip Kelly's sway over the Eagles has increased in one year following his successful rookie campaign as coach. “It’s funny because within in the building it’s such a team approach," Lurie said. "I think one of the reasons he’s... Read more

Chip Kelly: Lane Johnson forced to be more vocal with second-team offensive line

Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 12:18 PM
Lane Johnson's demotion to the second-team offense was made with the first four weeks in mind, although the Eagles also must pay attention to Johnson's long-term development. Coach Chip Kelly said before Wednesday's practice that Johnson has benefited from having more responsibility with the backups... Read more

Eagles in the a.m.: Chip Kelly says defenses focused on running game more than DeSean Jackson; more on James Casey, Zach Ertz

Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 8:52 AM
1) There’s a school of thought that the focus on DeSean Jackson was a big reason why Riley Cooper had a breakout season. When I went to Washington’s training camp last week, Redskins coach Jay Gruden discussed how defenses must focus so much on Jackson going deep that it can open up the... Read more
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