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Archive: July, 2009

Optimist/pessimist: Eagles' TEs

Sunday, July 19, 2009, 4:58 PM
Back from a wedding in D.C. and ready to resume our optimist/pessimist series. But first, congratulations to Ben and Sara. A nice touch that every bride and groom should think about doing: The little cards used to label seating assignments were each accompanied by a personalized note from the bride... Read more

Report: Eagles take look at Hollis Thomas

Saturday, July 18, 2009, 10:24 AM
Hollis Thomas could be making a return to Philly, a league source tells's Adam Caplan. Per the report, the Eagles recently brought in the veteran defensive tackle for a visit and a physical, but they didn't offer him a contract. Not sure about you all, but when I think of big Hollis, I... Read more

Rosenhaus: Ikegwuonu acquitted

Friday, July 17, 2009, 1:27 PM
Eagles cornerback Jack Ikegwuonu was acquitted today of residential burglary and criminal trespassing charges, according to his agent, Drew Rosenhaus' Twitter account. The charges stemmed from a Nov. 2006 incident, in which Safyian Baba testified that Ikegwuonu and his brother Bill broke into Baba's... Read more

Eagles CB Ikegwuonu takes stand

Friday, July 17, 2009, 8:27 AM
Eagles cornerback Jack Ikegwuonu took the stand yesterday as his trial on residential burglary and criminal trespassing resumed in Sycamore, Ill. He is being charged with allegedly breaking into a DeKalb, Illinois townhouse with his brother Bill and possibly attempting to steal an Xbox in November... Read more

Did Eagles try to claim Jarmon?

Thursday, July 16, 2009, 2:02 PM
Update: Adam Schefter reports on Twitter that it is his understanding that the Eagles were among five teams to put in fourth-round claims for Jeremy Jarmon, the Kentucky defensive end who ended up going in the third round of today's supplemental draft to the Redskins. Per Schefter, the other four... Read more

Eagles get shot at Jarmon today

Thursday, July 16, 2009, 8:24 AM
The NFL's supplemental draft takes place today at 1 p.m., and there's a chance the Eagles could have a new player on their roster by the day's end.'s Joe Schad reported last month that the Birds were taking a look at Kentucky defensive end Jeremy Jarmon. The supplemental draft is for players... Read more

Optimist/pessimist: Donovan McNabb

Wednesday, July 15, 2009, 5:59 PM
Today, we do optimist/pessimist with Donovan McNabb, but before that, let's see how you voted on the RBs. The scale ranged from 1 to 5, with a 1 meaning you have genuine concern at the position, and a 5 meaning you couldn't be more confident. Here were the results, with nearly 2,500 of you voting: 3... Read more

Optimist/pessimist: Eagles RBs

Tuesday, July 14, 2009, 2:00 PM
During the season, when we do our 10 observations after every game, we also include the optimist/pessimist feature. If you're an MTC newbie, I attempt to analyze the Birds from the "glass half full" and "glass half empty" perspectives. Obviously, the rational fan (are there any... Read more

Cooley not a fan of McNabb's blog

Monday, July 13, 2009, 3:16 PM
I'm not "officially" back in the office until Wednesday, but had to get caught up here at MTC. Three days without a post would be unacceptable. First of all, thanks to the commenters who wished me luck Friday before my Epi-Lasik eye surgery. Things are still a little blurry, but progressing... Read more

Cunningham makes SI's 'Thrill List'

Thursday, July 9, 2009, 10:39 PM has named its 'Thrill List' for each sport. The list is defined as "all-time bests at quickening the pulse and evoking a visceral response from those fortunate enough to have witnessed their artistry." The Eagles are represented at No. 4 with Randall Cunningham. Writes Peter King: You... Read more
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