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Archive: April, 2011

Draft buzz: Eagles check out LBs, WR

Tuesday, April 19, 2011, 12:59 PM
Earlier this offseason, the Eagles checked out Oregon linebacker Casey Matthews, brother of Packers standout Clay Matthews. And now, according to Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post, they've worked out Old Dominion linebacker Deron Mayo, brother of Patriots LB Jerod Mayo, who was an All-Pro... Read more

Reverse called on Eagles/Toronto report

Tuesday, April 19, 2011, 10:28 AM
Update: Les Bowen of the Daily News writes that the Toronto report is erroneous. The Eagles will not be playing there next season. From earlier: The Eagles will leave the country for one game next season, according to a report. The Bills will host the Birds at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, per Greg... Read more

Eagles draft outlook: Running back

Monday, April 18, 2011, 10:44 AM
I'm taking a look at a different position every day, leading up to next Thursday's draft. Yesterday was the quarterbacks. Today, let's talk running backs. On the roster: The Birds have three tailbacks and two fullbacks currently on the roster. LeSean McCoy is coming off a breakout season in 2010... Read more

Eagles draft outlook: Quarterback

Sunday, April 17, 2011, 1:06 PM
With the draft 11 days away, I'll take a position-by-position look at what might be in store for the Eagles. Let's start with the offensive side of the ball and quarterback. On the roster: The Birds currently have three QBs on their roster. We know Michael Vick is slated to be the starter for 2011... Read more

Mock drafts: Who will the Eagles take?

Saturday, April 16, 2011, 10:54 AM
Here's the weekly roundup of mock drafts and projections for the Eagles. ESPN.com's Todd McShay has the Eagles taking Mississippi State offensive tackle Derek Sherrod in the first round, Illinois linebacker Martez Wilson in the second round and Buffalo cornerback Joshua Thomas in the third round. McShay... Read more

Kolb's contract as a limiting factor

Friday, April 15, 2011, 10:24 AM
It continues to seem unlikely that the Eagles will be able to deal Kevin Kolb for 2011 draft picks. But that hasn't stopped league-wide conversation surrounding the future of the Birds' quarterback. The latest item on the topic is a column by Tom Pelissero from 1500 ESPN in Minnesota. Pelissero writes... Read more

Eagles check out QB Locker, Temple's Jarrett

Thursday, April 14, 2011, 12:51 PM
Two weeks from today, things in the NFL world will get back to normal (for a few days at least) when the draft gets under way in New York City. As the Eagles continue to work on their board and their strategy, here's the latest buzz surrounding visits and workouts. The Birds are holding a private... Read more

Do Eagles need to draft a DT?

Wednesday, April 13, 2011, 12:48 PM
Since 1999, three of the Eagles' 10 first-round picks have been used on defensive tackles. As I outlined earlier this week, that's more than any other position during the Andy Reid era. With the draft just 15 days away, what are the chances that the Birds will go that route once again? Let's start... Read more

Eagles draft buzz: Phillip Hunt, more prospects

Tuesday, April 12, 2011, 2:46 PM
My guess is there's a healthy segment of MTC readers that don't even remember the name Phillip Hunt. Two months ago, the Eagles signed Hunt, a pass-rusher from the CFL. As a member of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Hunt (6-1, 248) led the CFL with 16 sacks. He turned 25 earlier this year. In his last... Read more

DeSean's new commercial; Vick on Madden cover?

Monday, April 11, 2011, 8:59 PM
Michael Vick is one of four finalists for the 2012 Madden cover. Vick defeated 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis, earning 61 percent of the ESPN.com online vote, to advance. Next up for Vick is Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. The other side of the bracket has Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers... Read more
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